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Innovative Perspectives in Neuroscience Conference

Research Training Centre

Monday, June 12, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Innovative Perspectives in Neuroscience Conference

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee GST/HST Quantity
IPN 2017 - Viewer Access   more info 69 Tickets Jun 12, 2017 CA$10.00 CA$0.00 CA$1.30
IPN 2017 - Viewer Access & Case Competitor   more info 47 Tickets Ended CA$10.00 CA$0.00 CA$1.30
IPN 2017 - (Trainee Meet-and-Greet) Networking Lunch   more info 27 Tickets Jun 12, 2017 CA$15.00 CA$0.00 CA$1.95

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The Research Training Centre (RTC) is pleased to announce its 2nd Annual Innovative Perspectives in Neuroscience Conference at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest. This conference will provide attendees (researchers, clinicians, staff, and trainees across all levels from undergraduate to post-doctoral fellow and all disciplines) with the opportunity to gain hands-on, practical, and interactive experience with not-for-profit and industry leaders as well as explore exciting careers in neuroscience. This year's theme is Data Analytics.

 Conference Itinerary

8:30 a.m.

Registration Desk   Opens & Morning Refreshments

9:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks

9:15 a.m.

1st Speaker

10:00 a.m.


10:15 a.m.

2nd Speaker

11:00 a.m.

3rd Speaker

12:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:45 p.m.

Case Competition   Starts

3:05 p.m.


4:45 p.m.

Winners Announced


Conference Itinerary Includes: 

 1. Guest Presentations - All are welcome!

The morning will kick-off with guest speakers from diverse domains in neuroscience including industry and not-for-profit organizations. Participants will learn more about the future of neuroscience and potential vocational avenues that can leverage their academic training. Guest presenters include:

  •  Michael Campitelli, MPH - Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES)
  •  Esther Dryburgh, PhD, IEs - IBM Canada
  •  Ali Vahit Esensoy, PhD - Cancer Care Ontario 

2. Trainee Meet-and-Greet Networking Lunch (Reserved for Undergraduates, Master's and PhD Students, and Post-doctoral Fellows)

 Lunch will be provided for attendees registered for the Networking Lunch. Participants will be able to meet and connect with industry, not-for-profit, and government leaders; gain insights into prospective careers; and discuss avenues for professional development. Additionally, pointers will be provided to guests to help them navigate through a networking lunch experience.

 3. Case Competition (Case competition presentations open to all! Case competitors restricted to trainees and research staff)
Interested trainees and research staff (e.g., research assistants, lab managers but not faculty) can register as a three-person team to compete in a data analytics case competition, with the opportunity to win major networking opportunities and a cash prize of up to $1,000. Individuals can register as part of a pre-formed team or ask to be put into a team by the conference organizers. Teams can only have one research staff member per team.

Teams will be invited to a Data Launch event at Baycrest to gain insider knowledge on approaches and techniques to analyse the case competition data. Submitted case reports will be judged and finalist teams will be invited to pitch their solutions and recommendations to an expert judging panel on the day of the conference. For more information about the case competition problem, please visit:

Case Competition Synopsis:


Identify a brain health-related problem currently facing Canada’s aging population and make   recommendations based on your analysis of the data.



The Canadian Study of Health and Aging (CSHA) was a longitudinal study conducted nationally to   investigate patterns and risk factors of health and disease in aging, including dementia and Alzheimer's disease, as well as health service utilization. The CSHA sample includes responses from 10,263 people aged 65 years and over. CSHA participants were assessed at three 5-year intervals (1991, 1996, 2001); however, for the IPN2017 Case Competition, you will be working only with the 1991 dataset. 

For a high level description of available variables please visit: Note that some variables are only available in the 1996 and the 2001 dataset, but only the variables within the 1991 dataset will be provided.

 For more information about the CSHA please visit:

Submissions should consist of three sections:

First round submissions should be presented in this linear order, and each section will be assessed separately.

Part 1 – Motivation

Part 2 – Data Analytics

Part 3 – Recommendation

Full case competition details will be released mid-April and include a Data Release Launch Event. 


 For further details on IPN2017, please visit:

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3560 Bathurst Street
The Jacob Family Theatre at the Posluns Auditorium
Toronto, ON M6A 2E1

Monday, June 12, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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