june, 2016

20jun8:30 am- 5:00 pmBaycrest Research Training Centre - Innovative Perspectives in Neuroscience Conference

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The Baycrest Research Training Centre (RTC) is pleased to announce its inaugural Innovative Perspectives in Neuroscience Conference at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest. This conference will provide attendees the opportunity to gain hands-on, practical and interactive experience with industry experts as well as explore exciting careers in neuroscience.

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Conference itinerary includes:

  1. Expert speakers from diverse domains in neuroscience (open to all)

The morning will kick-off with guest speakers from diverse domains in neuroscience including industry and not-for-profit organizations. Participants can explore pathways and career avenues that align with academic pursuits and where the direction of neuroscience is heading in the future.

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

Lunch will be provided for attendees interested in participating in the Networking Lunch. Participants will be able to meet with an expert panel and gain insights into careers and discuss avenues for professional development. Additionally, pointers will be provided to guests to help them navigate through a networking lunch experience.

  1. Case Competition

Interested applicants will compete as a team in a neuroscience-based case competition. The majority of team members must be trainees (of any discipline) and only one team member can be research staff (e.g., research assistants, lab manager, lab technician). Teams will be required to submit a one-page proposal outlining their brain health solution or plan for innovation adoption in the first phase of the case competition. Semi-finalists will be contacted for the second phase and receive mentorship by a MaRS Innovation representative to build a pitch for the adjudication panel on conference day. The selected finalists will then present their pitch to the panel and winners will be awarded a monetary prize and an internship opportunity with one of the partner organizations. Note the case competition pitches are open to all spectators on conference day.

Time

(Monday) 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location

Baycrest Research Training Centre

3560 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M6A 2E1

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