BRC researchers are exploring complex connections in the brain and spinal cord, and how they enable us to see, learn, remember, move, and adapt.
Our scientists and clinicians are developing new therapies designed to prevent, minimize and reverse neurological damage caused by injury and disease.
Brain Injury Conference
Call for Abstracts
The Brain Injury Association of Canada will host its annual conference in Halifax in April 2015. Researchers wishing to present their work at the conference must submit their abstracts to the association by December 15, 2014.
Download the Call for Abstracts for complete details about submission guidelines and procedures.
Submit your abstracts to:
Conference Committee Chair
If you have any questions, please call Barb Butler, 306-530-8703
3rd Annual BRC Research Day
Tuesday, December 16
The Brain Repair Centre is pleased to announce that Dr. Donald Stuss, president and scientific director of the Ontario Brain Institute, will be the keynote speaker at the 3rd annual BRC Research and Poster Day on Tuesday, December 16. A founding director and adjunct senior scientist at the Rotman Research Institute and professor of medicine and psychology at the University of Toronto, Dr. Stuss is advancing our understanding and treatment of the cognitive functions and personality changes associated with the frontal lobes that occur after stroke, in the normal elderly, and in those with traumatic brain injury or dementia. Click here for a full bio.
Mark your calendars and stay tuned for information about this year's program in the weeks ahead. The event will take place at the Life Sciences Research Institute, North Tower.
BRC Journal Clubs
Upcoming Journal Clubs
Vision Science Journal Club
The Vision Science Journal Club brings together investigators and trainees with a strong interest in the retina and visual system.
Next meeting: Tuesday, November 18, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Tupper 14B
Access Paper: Connective Tissue Growth Factor Causes Glaucoma by Modifying the Actin Cytoskeleton of the Trabecular Meshwork
Atlantic Mobility Action Project Journal Club
The AMAP journal club focuses on the neurobiology of the brain and spinal cord and the underpinnings of potential treatments for movement disorders.
Next meeting: Thursday, November 20, 12:30 p.m., 3rd-floor boardroom,
Life Sciences Research Institute
Access Paper: Generation of Human Striatal Neurons by MicroRNA-Dependent Direct Conversion of Fibroblasts
Interdisciplinary Science Journal Club
This group examines a broad swath of research in cognitive and motor training and rehabilitation, drawn from journals in the areas of psychology, physiotherapy, rehabilitation and motor control.
Next meeting: Monday, December 1, 4:30 p.m., upstairs Grad House Pub, LeMarchant Street
Access paper: Kinematic markers dissociate error correction from sensorimotor realignment during prism adaptation