Community Conversations | Café Neuroéthique

2017

What’s New in Stem Cell Research?
From the Lab to the Clinic and Beyond

Monday, December 11, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Community Centre
2690 Larch St., Vancouver, BC, V6K 4K9

Come join us for a lively discussion with our experts about opportunities and challenges in stem cell research and treatment.

FREE ADMISSION – Everyone is welcome!
Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP now! https://goo.gl/7N9rqW

SPEAKERS:
Harold Atkins, MD, FRCPC
Hematologist, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, The Ottawa Hospital
Associate Professor of Clinical Hematology, University of Ottawa

Tania Bubela, JD, PhD
Professor and Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University

Fabio Rossi, MD, PhD
Director, The Biomedical Research Centre
Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia

MODERATORS:
Shelly Benjaminy, MSc
PhD Candidate, Experimental Medicine Program, University of British Columbia

Judy Illes, PhD, FRSC, FCAHS
Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics
Professor of Neurology, University of British Columbia

RSVP now! https://goo.gl/7N9rqW


Talking About Your Kids and Their Brains

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Community Centre
2690 Larch St., Vancouver, BC, V6K 4K9

Come join us for a lively discussion with our experts about the brain basis of reading and learning, antidepressants and children, and communicating about brain health in today’s fast-paced society.

FREE ADMISSION – Everyone is welcome.
Please join us!

EXPERT PANEL:
Ms. Edith Brignoni-Perez
PhD Researcher
Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Dr. Tim Oberlander
Developmental Pediatrician and Researcher
BC Children’s Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Prof. Eric Racine
Director of the Neuroethics Research Unit
Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montréal, Montreal, QC

Prof. Judy Illes (Moderator)
Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics, Professor of Neurology
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Discussion topics include:

  • “What do we know about the brain science of reading and learning in children?”
  • “How do antidepressants affect kids’ brains?”
  • “How should we communicate about children’s brain health and science?”

Neuroethics in Translation: Stem Cells Outside of Clinical Trials

Thursday, June 1, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
The Rotunda, Canadian Museum of Nature
240 McLeod Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P 2R1

Come join us for a lively discussion with our experts about opportunities and challenges in stem cell research and treatment.

FREE ADMISSION – Everyone is welcome!

Featuring:
Michael Rudnicki, OC, PhD, FRSC (Moderator)
Canada Research Chair in Molecular Genetics
Scientific Director, Regenerative Medicine Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and Stem Cell Network

Harold Atkins, MD, FRCPC
Hematologist, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, The Ottawa Hospital
Associate Professor of Clinical Hematology, University of Ottawa

Shelly Benjaminy, MSc
PhD Candidate, National Core for Neuroethics and Experimental Medicine Program, University of British Columbia

Judy Illes, PhD, FRSC, FCAHS
Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics
Professor of Neurology, National Core for Neuroethics, University of British Columbia

 


2016

Inside Out: The Science Behind Kids’ Brains, A UBC Centennial Event
Monday, June 6, 2016
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Science World at the TELUS World of Science
1455 Quebec St., Vancouver, BC, V6A 3Z7

Come join us for a lively discussion with our experts on the science behind kids’ brains!

FREE ADMISSION – Everyone is welcome!

Featuring:
Jehannine Austin, PhD, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia
Patrick McDonald, MD, FRCSC, Div. of Pediatric Neurosurgery, BC Children’s Hospital
Alex Rauscher, PhD, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia
Julie Robillard, PhD, Moderator, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, University of British Columbia
Judy Illes, PhD, FRSC, FCAHS, Moderator, National Core for Neuroethics, University of British Columbia

Please join us!

 

The Science of Aging Well, A UBC Centennial Event
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
6:00PM – 8:00PM
Loafe Café
6163 University Blvd, Vancouver

Come join us for a lively discussion with our experts on the science of healthy aging!

FREE ADMISSION – Everyone is welcome!

Featuring
Matt Sacheli, Msc,Pacific Parkinson’s Research Center, and the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
Rachel Murphy, PhD, Centre of Excellence in Cancer Prevention, School of Population and Public Health
Julie Robillard, PhD, National Core for Neuroethics, and Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health

Please join us!


2015

Can Tech Gadgets Make You Smarter: 100 Years of Technology for the Brain, A UBC Centennial Event
Thursday, Oct 01, 2015
7:00PM – 8:30PM
The Railway Club
579 Dunsmuir St., Vancouver

Come join us for a lively discussion with our experts on the evolution and the ethics of devices that target our brains to make us smarter and stronger!

FREE ADMISSION – Everyone is welcome!

Featuring
Peter B. Reiner, VMD PhD, National Core for Neuroethics, University of British Columbia
Lara Boyd, PT PhD, Brain Behaviour Laboratory, University of British Columbia
Borna Noureddin, PhD, School of Computing and Academic Studies, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Laura Specker Sullivan, PhD, Moderator, Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering, University of Washington

Please join us!
[see flyer here]

Building Bridges to Support Individuals with FASD
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
7:30PM – 8:30PM
Rm. 3113, Child and Family Research Institute
950 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

This forum aims to give communities and individuals affected by FASD an opportunity to hear from researchers and health science experts about the latest developments in FASD diagnosis and treatment, with a focus on challenges and opportunities for improving access to supports and services.

FREE ADMISSION – Everyone is welcome!

Featuring
Dr. James Reynolds, Professor, Queen’s University
Dr. Amy Salmon, Executive Director, CanFASD
Dr. Nina Di Pietro, Research Associate, National Core for Neuroethics, UBC

Please join us!

[see flyer here]


2014

The Latest Brew in Neuroscience Research
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
7:00PM – 9:00PM
The Railway Club
579 Dunsmuir St., Vancouver
(on the corner at Seymour)
[See flyer here]

Join us for a friendly and informal discussion on the latest in brain research with some of UBC’s best neuroscience students.

FREE ADMISSION – Everyone is welcome!
(Food and drink are available for purchase)

Featuring
Evan Ardiel, Worming Towards a Better Understanding of Learning
Stefano Brigidi, Greasing the Brain for Better Learning
Diana Lim, Still Learning: The Brain After Stroke
Kasper Podgorski, Watching a Brain Cell Learn – in 3D

Presented by the National Core for Neuroethics and the UBC Graduate Program in Neuroscience, in partnership with the UBC Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health.


2013

Gene Therapy: Hope or Hype?
Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 7:30PM-8:30PM
Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
(Davie and Pacific, across from the Yaletown Skytrain station)

Interested in the latest developments in science and medicine?
Wondering about the ethics of new therapies?

Join us for a friendly, informal conversation about the science and ethics of gene therapy!

FREE ENTRY – Everyone welcome!

Featuring
Dr. Elizabeth Simpson, Professor, Department of Medical Genetics
Dr. Colin Ross, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Dr. Judy Illes, Professor, National Core for Neuroethics

and Dr. Julie Robillard, moderator.

Presented by the National Core for Neuroethics, in partnership with Genome BC and CIHR.

Advances in Brain Research for Brain Injury and Consciouness: A Public Discussion
June 11, 2013, 7:00PM-9:00PM
500 Granville Street, Vancouver

The National Core for Neuroethics will be hosting a Café Neuroéthique to engage the public about the current advances in brain imaging research for brain injury.

The evening will feature four panelists:
Dr. Dean Foti (Neurology, UBC)
Dr. Hervé Chneiweiss (Neurology, INSERM)
Dr. Urs Ribary (Neuroimaging, SFU)
Dr. Grace Lee (Neuroethics, UBC)

Moderated by Mr. Peter McKnight, Vancouver Sun

The event will open with brief remarks from our panelists, and the remainder of the session will be a Q&A format open to the public.

This promises to be an engaging and important event for public outreach in the field.

Please join us!