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PERFORM Colloquium Archive

Topics and dates of past Colloquium seminars

2017-2018 Academic Year

Topic Speaker Date & Time
Data-driven neuroscience: Learning machines and the neuronal black box Karim Jerbi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Canada Research Chair in Systems Neuroscience and Cognitive Neuroimaging                
Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
Psychology Department, University of Montreal

Wed., Sep. 13, 2017
4:00-5:00pm

Venue: FB 620

Understanding the cortical control of balance and vestibular function using functional near infrared spectroscopy  Patrick Joseph Sparto, Ph.D., PT
Associate Professor
Departments of Physical Therapy, Otolaryngology, and Bioengineering
University of Pittsburg

Wed., Oct. 25, 2017
4:00-5:00pm

Venue: RF 120

Yoga and Health Benefits to Aging Pragasen Pillay, Ph.D., FIEEE
Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University 

Wed., Nov. 8, 2017
4:00-5:00pm

Venue: RF 335

Homebase: A community of care for men enduring pain and isolation Richard B. Hovey, PhD
Associate Professor
McGill University, Faculty of Dentistry. Division of Oral health and Society
Affiliate Member PERFORM Centre, Concordia University

Wed., Nov. 22, 2017
4:00-5:00pm

Venue: RF 335

Multifractal Analysis of Neural Activity (MEG) reveals Convergence to an Optimal Regime in Cortex that predicts Learning Philippe Ciuciu, PhD
Senior Research Scientist, French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

Wed., Dec. 20, 2017
4:00-5:00pm

Venue: PC 2.115

Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging: A Research Platform for Interdisciplinary Research Parminder Raina, PhD
Professor
McMaster University, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Scientific Director, McMaster Institute for Research on Aging

Wed., Jan. 10, 2018
4:00-5:00pm

Venue: RF 120

Can neuroinformatics advances solve the biomedical reproducibility crisis ?   Jean-Baptiste Poline, PhD
Montreal Neurological Institue
McGill University
HWNI
UC Berkely  

Wed., Jan. 31, 2018
4:00-5:00pm

Venue: EV 2.260

Grannies on the Net: Understanding Well-being, Aging, and Digital Technologies Shannon Hebblethwaite, PhD
Associate Professor
Concordia University, Department of Applied Human Sciences
Director engAGE Centre for Research on Aging
Associate Director CREGES  

Wed., Feb. 7, 2018
4:00-5:00pm

Venue: RF 120

Prognostic and predictive signatures in breast cancer using surrogate tissue

Michael Hallett, PhD
Professor
Department of Biology, Centre for Structural and Functional Genomics, Centre for Applied Synthetic Biology, Concordia University

Adjunct Professor
School of Computer Science, McGill University

Wed., Feb. 21, 2018
4:00-5:00pm

Venue: RF 120

Sleep’s Role in Determining Which Memories Endure Ken A. Paller, PhD
Professor
Northwestern University

Wed., Mar. 7, 2018
4:00-5:00pm

Venue: RF 335

AI for Healthy ageing: empowering older adults to live independently Nicola Palmarini
Global Manager AI for Healthy Aging
IBM Research

Wed., Mar. 21, 2018
4:00-5:00pm

Venue: FB 620

Art therapy as an intervention for breast cancer patients: Clinical implications for improving quality of life

Virginia Lee RN, PhD
Assistant Professor
Ingram School of Nursing
McGill University 

Rosemary C. Reilly, PhD
Associate Professor 
Department of Applied Human Sciences
Concordia University

Wed., Apr. 4, 2018
4:00-5:00pm

Venue: RF 120

How to Sparsify the Singular Value Decomposition With  Orthogonality Constraints: Theory and Applications to Image Analysis and Psychometry Hervé Abdi, PhD
Professor
School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
The University of Texas at Dallas

Wed., Apr. 25, 2018
4:00-5:00pm

Venue: MB 9A


2016-2017 Academic Year

Topic Speaker Date & Time
Prescribing Exercise to Enhance Mitochondrial Adaptations Brian Irving, Ph.D.
Louisiana State University and Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Wed., Sep. 21, 2016
4:00-5:00pm

Venue: RF 120

Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy: Gaining Momentum as a Tool for Biomedical Research Ian R. Lanza, Ph.D.
Mayo Clinic

Wed., Oct. 19, 2016
4:00-5:00pm

Venue: RF 120

Quantitative ultrasound imaging technologies for diagnosis of cellular and whole organ pathologies

Guy Cloutier, Ph.D.
LBUM-CRCHUM

Wed., Nov. 2, 2016
4:00-5:00pm

Venue: RF 120

Contributions of functional MRI and event-related potentials to mild traumatic brain injury/concussion evaluation Dr. Alain Ptito
McGill University

Wed., Jan. 11, 2017
4:00-5:00pm

Venue: RF 120 

Alcohol, Nicotine, Amphetamine and Cocaine: A Potential Dopamine-Related Vulnerability Pathway to Addictions in Humans Marco Leyton, Ph.D.
McGill University

Wed., Jan. 18, 2017
3:30-4:30pm

Venue: PC 02.115 

Imaging of Liver Fibrosis An Tang, Ph.D.
University of Montreal

Wed., Jan. 25, 2017
3:30-4:30pm

Venue: PC 02.115 

Neural Correlates of Anesthesia-Induced Unconsciousness Stefanie Blain-Moraes, Ph.D. 
McGill University

Wed., Feb. 1, 2017
3:30-4:30pm

Venue: PC 02.115 

Impact of Hyperventilation and Apnea on Myocardial Oxygenation and its Potential for Diagnosing Coronary Artery Disease  Matthias Friedrich, Ph.D. 
McGill University

Wed., Feb. 8, 2017
3:30-4:30pm

Venue: PC 02.115

Magnetization Transfer MRI, and Applications to Musculoskeletal Imaging Ives Levesque
McGill University

Wed., Feb. 15, 2017
3:30-4:30pm

Venue: PC 02.115

Locomotor-based Functional Markers to Improve Return to Function Decisions Post Concussion Bradford J. McFadyen
CIRRIS, CIUSSS-CN et Département de réadaptation, Faculté de médecine, Université Laval

Wed., Mar. 22, 2017
4:00-5:00pm

Venue: RF 120

Nutrition and Dementia Risk:  Is there a recipe for success?  Matthew Parrott, Ph.D. 
PERFORM Centre, Concordia University 

Wed., Mar. 29, 2017
4:00-5:00pm

Venue: RF 120

Insomnia Research: 40 Years Later Dr. Alexandros N. Vgontzas
Penn State College of Medicine

Wed., Apr. 5, 2017
11:00-12:00pm

Venue: RF 120

Augmented reality visualization in image-guided neurovascular surgery Marta Kersten-Oertel
Concordia University,
Computer Science and Software Engineering

Wed., Apr. 12, 2017
3:30-4:30pm

Venue: PC 02.115

Neuron-glia metabolic coupling: relevance for functional imaging and neuroprotection

Dr. Pierre Magistretti
Professor
Division of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Thuwal, KSA

and

Brain Mind Institute, EPFL
Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience, 
Department of Psychiatry - CHUV/UNIL
Lausanne, Switzerland
President, International Brain Research Organization (IBRO)

Mon., Apr. 24, 2017
11:30-12:30pm

Venue: RF 120


2015-2016 Academic Year

Topic Speaker Date & Time
Falls and Fractures in Advanced Aging: The need for Canadian evidence-based multidisciplinary prevention strategies for long term care Hope A. Weiler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition,
McGill University
Tue., Sep. 22, 2015
4:00-5:00pm
Exercise intensity and cardiometabolic risk: towards more precision in exercise medicine Robert Ross, PhD
Professor,
Queen’s University

Wed., Oct. 28, 2015
4:00-5:00pm

Adipocentric view of the cardiometabolic alterations related to abdominal obesity Dr. Andre Tchernof
Professor, School of Nutrition,
Laval University
Quebec Heart and Lung Institute
Tue., Nov. 17, 2015
4:00-5:00pm
Multimodal Neuroimaging of Alzheimer's Disease Sylvia Villeneuve, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Medicine,
McGill University
Canada Research Chair in Neuroimaging and Alzheimer’s Disease
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016
4:00-5:00pm
 
When a calorie is not a calorie: Mechanisms and implications of variable mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation efficiency in obesity Mary-Ellen Harper, PhD
Professor, University of Ottawa
Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology
Faculty of Medicine
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016
4:00-5:00pm
Aging, Cellular Senescence, and Senolytics: The Path to Translation James L. Kirkland, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging
Mayo Clinic
Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2016
4:00-5:00pm
Unhealthy sleep, unhealthy brain. Neuroanatomical, neuropathological, and cognitive correlates of sleep and circadian disruption in older community-dwelling adults Andrew S. Lim, MD, MMSc, FRCPC, DABPN
Assistant Professor and Clinician Scientist
Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine
Sunnybrook Health Sciences CentreUniversity of Toronto
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
4:00-5:00pm

2014-2015 Academic Year

Topic Speaker Date & Time
Exploring brain activity through multiple modalities Christophe Grova, PhD
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics and
PERFORM Centre, Concordia University
Wed, Oct. 1, 2014
4:00-5:00pm
Understanding cognition and aging with neuroimaging Jason Steffener, PhD
PERFORM Center and Department of Psychology, Concordia University;
Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal
Wed, Nov. 19, 2014
4:00-5:00pm
Depression and Insomnia: Which Comes First and Why It Doesn’t Matter Colleen Carney, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology
Director of the Sleep and Depression Laboratory
Ryerson University, Toronto
Wed, Jan 14, 2015
4:00-5:00pm
Neuroimaging of pain and distress: From biomarkers to brain representation Tor D. Wager, PhD
Associate Professor,
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Director, Cognitive and Affective Control Laboratory
University of Colorado, Boulder
Wed, Jan. 28, 2015
4:00-5:00pm
Physical Activity of Public Health Janet Fulton, PhD
Acting Branch Chief,
Physical Activity and Health Branch
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Wed, Mar. 25, 2015
4:00-5:00pm
Exercise is Medicine for the Body and the Brain Teresa Liu-Ambrose, PhD, PT
Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
Associate Professor,
Department of Physical Therapy
University of British Columbia
Wed, April 15, 2015
4:00-5:00pm
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