Public lecture: Brain Imaging in the Information Age

Brain Imaging in the Information Age

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Imaging technologies (MRI, PET, etc.) have revolutionized our ability to understand the brain, providing a clearer picture of how the brain is put together (structural imaging) and how it operates (functional imaging). Dr. Alan Evans will provide an overview of the past, present and future of brain imaging as a research tool and demonstrate how combining brain-scanning technologies with sophisticated computational modelling can provide hitherto inaccessible information about what is normal brain development and how this changes in the presences of ageing diseases and mental illness.

Facilitator: Julien Doyon, Ph.D, Scientific Director of the Functional Neuroimaging Unit, Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (IUGM) research center

Keynote Speaker: Alan Evans, PhD 

  • Co-Director & Primary Investigator, Ludmer Centre
  • Director, McGill Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (MCIN)
  • James McGill Professor, Departments of Neurology & Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Biomedical Engineering, McGill University
  • Director, Montreal Consortium for Brain Imaging Research

Panel: A panel of experts will discuss the impact brain imaging technologies are having on new research opportunities from neurological, psychiatric and corporate perspectives.

Panel member: pending confirmation

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

Admission is free, but seating is limited.

Registration: Online. Click here to register.

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


McIntyre Medical Sciences Building – Martin Theatre, 6th Floor
1200 avenue des Pins Ouest (Pine avenue west)
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1X1


Bus service: Bus #144 and #360; Stop # 52281: des Pins / Redpath; 1-minute walk

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

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