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Milner Symposium Celebrates Extraordinary Life, Career!  


Hundreds of people from all over the world – including Nobel Prize laureate Eric Kandel and Governor General of Canada, Julie Payette – celebrated Brenda Milner. Over the two days, attendees heard from international leaders in the field of neuropsychology/cognitive neuroscience, and heard personal tales from Dr. Milner’s former trainees. As part of the celebrations, a limited edition private label wine - The Brenda Milner Centennial 2014 Grand Vin de Bordeaux – has been created in Dr. Milner’s honour.

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See photos and watch the archived live stream of the symposium!


The Future of Cognitive Neuroscience video competition

As part of the symposium, high-school, CEGEP and undergraduate students entered The Future of Cognitive Neuroscience competition by submitting a video judged by graduate students in the IPN program. Watch the winning video submissions!


The Brenda Milner Foundation

Dr. Milner has been a formidable mentor throughout her career, and as a lasting legacy, she has established The Brenda Milner Foundation through which she has pledged over $1M to create the Brenda Milner Fellowships in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychological Research. In recognition of her scientific legacy and generous philanthropy, The Neuro is building a matching fund of $1.5M.



Neuro Noteworthy



New in the Neuro XXceptional Video Series – Dr. Angela Genge


The latest video in the NeuroXXceptional series, celebrating exceptional women at The Neuro, features Dr. Angela Genge, Director of the ALS Clinic and the Clinical Research Unit.

Watch Angela’s video and learn what fuels her fight for ALS (viewing time 2:00 minutes)




Partnering with China


A delegation from Wuhan University visited The Neuro, and signed a landmark agreement with McGill’s Faculty of Medicine and The Neuro to establish the WHU - McGill Joint Research Center in Neuromedicine.





Autism Research Summer School


A “Quebec Autism Research Training” summer school hosted by the Transforming Autism Care Consortium enabled graduate and post-doctoral trainees to improve their knowledge of autism and hone their research skills. The emphasis was on the basics of fundamental and clinical research, and how to maximize the impact of research results to benefit families.



The 2nd Music & Cochlear Implants Symposium


Cochlear Implants (CI) have proven a very effective treatment for hearing loss and for congenital or post-lingual deafness. The poor music “delivery” in current CI devices stands in stark contrast to the understanding that music is an important part of wellbeing and quality of life. This symposium brought together researchers across the globe to join forces on bringing music to CI users. 

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Neuro News



Link between obesity, the brain, and genetics


When it comes to weight gain, the problem may be mostly in our heads, and our genes. The study shows that people with a higher body mass index show reduced cognitive flexibility, ability to delay gratification, visuospatial ability and verbal memory.

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Plasticity of the aging brain


They say you can’t teach old dogs new tricks, but new research shows you can teach an old rat new sounds, even if the lesson doesn’t stick very long.

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Patient Stories



Seizure free thanks to surgery


“I was a young teenager and in perfect health, when suddenly I started having absence seizures at school. On Christmas Eve of 1997 I woke up to find two paramedics standing over me. My body felt like it had been through a massive marathon. I was rushed to the hospital not once but twice that day.  I had experienced two tonic-clonic seizures.”


Read Sophie’s story. Do you have a patient story to share? Please submit it to us.


Community Engagement



Missione dell’Annuziata: Giving back


Help raise funds for The Neuro while enjoying an evening of excellent food, dance and raffle prizes at the Missione dell’Annuziata parish fundraiser on October 13. Many from the community are affected by neurological conditions and would like to give back to The Neuro for the excellent care they have received and continue to do so.


For more information call Vanessa Marotta at 514-219-8932.




Ironman for Brain Cancer


Nicolas Bertrand raised $3600 for brain cancer research by participating in the Ironman race last month. Nicolas' wife, Laurie, fights every day against brain cancer - he wanted to do his part in helping with the battle.


Learn more (in French), visit Nicolas’ Facebook page, or support him!




Tickets for a Brilliant Night Available


A Brilliant Night, a fundraising Cocktail Dînatoire has raised almost $ 3 million for brain cancer treatment and research at The Neuro in its first three years! Tickets for the fourth edition of A Brilliant Night are now available. Join us on October 18, at the Salle des pas perdus at Windsor Station for a night you won’t forget.

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Alouettes vs. Argonauts for Epilepsy


Epilepsy Canada has partnered with the Montreal Alouettes to offer $30 tickets for the football game against the Toronto Argonauts on October 28. Proceeds from each ticket will be donated to Epilepsy research at The Neuro. Put the fun in FUNdraise with the Alouettes!



Upcoming Events




Artificial Intelligence in Business Conference


On September 25, join senior management professionals to learn from AI experts from Quebec and the UK as well as C-suite speakers representing major businesses that will help you refine your AI business strategy. One panel will focus on “How AI is Enhancing Discovery of New Therapies & Diagnostics and Improving Healthcare Outcomes” The conference is being hosted by the British Québec Coalition.  

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FORCE 2018 Conference


At the FORCE 2018 conference, October 11-12, stakeholders will come together for an open discussion on how to change the ways scholarly and scientific information is communicated, shared and used, maximizing efficiency and accessibility. Why attend? Whatever your position, you have an important role to ensure research is easily found and shared so that everyone can benefit from the latest results.

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TACC 2nd Annual Scientific Conference


Hosted by the Transforming Autism Care Consortium, the Annual Scientific Conference will bring together leading scientists and clinicians in the field on October 23 – 24.


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Awardees of the 2018-2019 Neuro studentships

Complete list of the awardees





Brenda Levine, appointed Manager of Neurophysiology and Administrative Support, Ambulatory Care Services




Dr. Justin Letourneau, appointed Head of the Receiving Area Unit (RED Unit)




Maria Damian, appointed Nursing Professional Development Educator for ICU and 4 Surgery

Global News

What's Your Guess 




Q: Do you know what's happening this September 27th?


A: Do you give up? Learn the answer here!



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