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Research Day 2024

Dear colleagues and friends,

NeuroQuébec is pleased to invite you to the 16th Université Laval Neuroscience Research Day, to be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at Université Laval’s Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins.

The event is open to students, postdoctoral fellows, professors and clinicians from the Université Laval network involved in neuroscience research, as well as to anyone interested in this field of research. This annual meeting is an ideal opportunity to present your research work, learn more about the work of others, meet new colleagues and establish fruitful scientific collaborations.

The day will showcase the remarkable quality of up-and-coming neuroscience researchers at Université Laval through scientific lectures given by young researchers, as well as highlighting the quality of the research of established researchers who contribute to Université Laval’s reputation at home and abroad.

Michael Strong

As guest speaker, we are honored to welcome Dr. Michael J. Strong, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences at the University of Western Ontario, Investigator at the Robarts Research Institute, and former (2018-2023) President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Dr. Strong’s research focuses on understanding amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). At the clinical level, he is particularly interested in the non-motor manifestations of the disease, notably the cognitive, behavioural and emotional syndromes associated with the pathology. In the research laboratory, his work focuses on better understanding pathological cellular inclusions in degenerating neurons, including the role of altered RNA and tau protein metabolism. Dr. Strong was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology in 2008, and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in 2009. He is the only Canadian to have received two international awards for ALS research: the Sheila Essay Award in 2005 and the Forbes Norris Award in 2008. In 2012, he also received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contribution to ALS research and treatment.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The organizing committee for Université Laval’s 16th Neuroscience Research Day:

Silvia Pozzi, Jasna Kriz, Aurélie Rose De Rus Jacquet, François Gros-Louis, Maximiliano A. Wilson, Christophe Proulx, Charles Gora, Maxime Teixeira, Cécile Baldy and Laurent Bouyer