Schedule and Event Details

Event details

Dr. Mel Goodale Public Lecture: “Double Vision: Separate visual networks for perception and action”

To kick-off the conference on an exciting note, Dr. Mel Goodale, Distinguished University Professor, Canada Research Chair in Visual Neuroscience and the Founding Director of the Brain and Mind Institute will give a public lecture on his globally-recognized research on visual processing.

Poster & oral presentations by fellows and graduate students of all faculties

Poster presentations: You may present a poster containing original, non-published data at any stage (I.e. may present methods, preliminary data…) or that has already been presented at another conference.

Oral presentations: Presentations will be 10 min + 5 min question period and must contain original, non-published data with results (cannot simply present methods / preliminary data)

  • There will be 3 poster and 2 oral $cash$ awards based on people’s choice (no formal judging)
  • Abstracts will be published on BrainsCAN website prior to conference date; UWO email login required to access

More details for presenters

Neuroscience Careers Panel Discussion

SONGS successfully hosted a Panel Discussion in October and are excited to run a second panel at NRD!

The theme of this panel is “alternatives to academic positions” and will feature panelists from a variety of careers outside of academia with a background in Neuroscience research.


Alysha Croker, PhD – Manager, Skills and Employment Branch at Employment and Social Development Canada, former employee of CIHR

Caroline Alencar, PhD – Commercial Director at Info-Tech Research Group

Nicole Girotti, PhD – Animal Research Safety Consultant at Research Western

Sarah Caughlin, PhD – Clinical Research Coordinator/Research Associate at St. Joseph’s Health Care London

Erin Azzopardi, PhD – Mitacs-BrainsCAN Business Development Officer