Alzheimer’s & Dementia Research powered by Big Data




Thursday, September 28th, 2017
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Free Public Lecture

We now know that Alzheimer’s and dementia are a complex interaction of age and gender, genetics and epigenetics, environment and lifestyle. There is no single causal factor. Today, large datasets and big-data analysis are crucial to advancing research and treatment. Join us to meet the McGill researchers leading this research:

  • Dr Alan Evans, Director of the McGill Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Scientific Director of the Ludmer Centre, will speak about neuroinformatics – the application of big-data analytics in neuroscience.
  • Dr Howard Chertkow, Director of the Bloomfield Centre for Research in Aging at the Jewish General Hospital and the Scientific Director of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging, will discuss the importance of data-sharing initiatives.
  • Dr John Breitner, Director of the Centre for Studies on Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease at the Douglas Hospital will summarize the latest research on early diagnosis and prevention.
  • Dr Yasser Iturria-Medina, a Ludmer Centre Postdoctoral Researcher, will present his groundbreaking research using big-data and neuroinformatics that has shifted the goalpost for early detection.
  • April Hayward, Director of Programs and Services at the Alzheimer Society of Montreal, will present their services.
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Join us to learn about…

  • The latest research in early detection and prevention,
  • The data-sharing initiatives driving this research,
  • The tools that make this research possible –  neuroinformatics,
  • Montreal’s and McGill’s leadership in Alzheimer’s and dementia research.

This event is co-hosted by the Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health and the Alzheimer Society of Montreal and is part of activities featuring and supported by the Health Brains for Health Lives initiative, a program funded by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund.

Presentations will be in English.
Question & answer (Q&A) sessions in French and English.

Admission is free, but seating is limited.

Registration: Click here to register online


Contact: Jesse Radz at 514-398-1248 or e-mail


Bus service: Bus #144 and #360; Stop # 52281: des Pins / Redpath; 1-minute walk (Note: both buses intersect with the metro’s orange line at Sherbrook Station and the green line at Atwater Station)

Metro: Green line, stop: Peel Station; 15-minute walk

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