Seminars & Events

Friday, March 22, 2019, 12:00-13:00
The Clinical Epidemiology Program presents
Pushing the envelope in HIV cure research: Translating animal models to human trials
Speaker: Michaeline McGuinty MD, FRCPC
Clinical Scholar, Division of Infectious Diseases, The Ottawa Hospital
Research Fellow, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Location: General campus – Critical Care Wing 5th Floor room W5225 (directions attached)

Civic campus - Admin Services Building (ASB), 2nd floor, conference room 2-018

Watch live online: http://webcast.otn.ca/mywebcast?id=99778764
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About this presentation:

  • Overview of the field of HIV cure research and recent breakthroughs
  • Discussion of the difficulties in translation of animal studies to humans
  • Introduction to a current clinical trial at TOH/OHRI into a novel therapy for HIV management in pursuit of a cure

Dr. Michaeline McGuinty got her MD at McMaster University, Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases Residencies at University of Ottawa.

 

Clinical Epidemiology Program Rounds

For more information, contact jpeters@ohri.ca
Monday, March 25, 2019, 15:30-16:30
The OHRI Seminar Series Program presents
"The Potential for Personalized MicroRNA Therapeutics"
Speaker: Frank Slack, PhD
Director, HMS Initiative for RNA Medicine
Shields Warren Mallinckrodt Professor of Medical Research
BIDMC Cancer Center/Harvard Medical School
Department of Pathology
Boston, MA
Location: GENERAL CAMPUS,
Sprott Seminar Room,
5th floor Critical Care Wing,
Room 5225,
501 Smyth Road. Ottawa, ON
Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 13:00-14:00
The Neuroscience Program presents
"Artificial Intelligence, Imagination and Neural Coding"
Speaker: Dr. Jim Davies and Dr. Richard Naud
Dr. Jim Davies Professor Institute of Cognitive Science and the School of Computer Science Carleton University

Dr. Richard Naud Assistant Professor Cellular and Molecular Medicine Faculty of Medicine University of Ottawa
Location: uOttawa, Roger Guindon Hall, Seminar Room 1421

David Park uOBMRI Colloquium Series

 

Learning Objectives:

1) Understanding the difference between engineering artificial intelligence and psychological artificial intelligence

2) Explaining the process of imagination and imagery

3) Appreciating how closing the gap between neuroscience and artificial intelligence relies on understanding the language of brain cells

Friday, March 29, 2019, 12:00-13:00
The Clinical Epidemiology Program presents
Cardiovascular Risk After Acute infections: Clinical and Epidemiological Observations, and Mechanistic Insights
Speaker: Dr. Vicente Corrales-Medina, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Associate Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Staff Infectious Diseases Physician, The Ottawa Hospital
Location: General campus – Critical Care Wing 5th Floor room W5225 (directions attached)

Civic campus - Admin Services Building (ASB), 2nd floor, conference room 2-018

Watch live online: http://webcast.otn.ca/mywebcast?id=99778777
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Learning Objectives:

    1. To provide an overview of the clinical and epidemiological evidence supporting an association between acute infections and subsequent increased risk (short- and long-term) of cardiovascular diseases (myocardial infarction and heart failure)
    2. To provide an overview of the potential mechanisms, currently under investigation, that could explain this association

    Dr. Corrales-Medina did his medical school in Peru, his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and his Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Corrales-Medina also completed a Masters in Clinical Investigation at the Baylor College of Medicine Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, also in Houston, Texas. He came to The Ottawa Hospital in 2009.

    The main focus of his research is the effect on acute infections, mainly pneumonia, on cardiovascular risk. Over the past decade, Dr. Corrales-Medina has been fortunate to have his work featured in some of the most important academic journals in Infectious Diseases (Clinical Infectious Diseases, Lancet Infectious Diseases), Cardiology (Circulation), and General Medicine (JAMA, The Lancet, and The New England Journal of Medicine).


    Clinical Epidemiology Program Rounds

    For more information, contact jpeters@ohri.ca
    Friday, March 29, 2019, 14:30-15:30
    The Parkinson Research Consortium Program presents
    "Characterizing a Role of Alpha-synuclein in Innate Defenses"
    Speaker: Christopher Rousso
    Graduate Student
    Awardee of the 2018 Shelby Hayter Fellowship
    Location: uOttawa, Roger Guindon, Health Sciences Bldg, 451 Smyth Rd. Seminar Room 1421
    Parkinson Research Consortium Research in Motion
    Saturday, March 30, 2019, 13:00-15:00
    The uOttawa Brain and Mind Research Institute Program presents
    The 2nd annual March for Concussion
    Speaker: Dr. Blaine Hoshizaki, Director, Neurotrauma Impact Science Laboratory and others
    Keynote Speaker: Claire Smith, former Olympian
    Location: LOCATION | DMS 4101, 55 LAURIER AVE, OTTAWA,ON

     The second annual March for Concussion will feature a keynote talk with Claire Smith, former Olympian, who will highlight her journey with brain injury. Researchers will also discuss ongoing research efforts and initiatives. Afterwards, join us as we walk to conquer concussion through downtown Ottawa.

    Register Here:  https://events.com/r/en_US/tickets/march-for-concussion-2019-ottawa-march-751008

     

     

    Attachment: MfC Register Now.pdf
    Monday, April 01, 2019, 15:30-16:30
    The OHRI Seminar Series Program presents
    "Balancing Histone H3K4 methylation in the brain"
    Speaker: Shigeki Iwase
    Assistant Professor
    University of Michigan Medical School
    Department of Human Genetics
    University of Michigan,
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Location: GENERAL CAMPUS,
    Sprott Seminar Room,
    5th floor Critical Care Wing,
    Room 5225,
    501 Smyth Road. Ottawa, ON
    Tuesday, April 02, 2019, 13:00-14:00
    The Neuroscience Program presents
    TBD
    Speaker: Martin Parent, PhD
    Université Laval
    Location: uOttawa, Roger Guindon Hall, Seminar Room 1421

    NEUROSCIENCE PROGRAM SEMINAR SERIES
     Host: Baptiste Lacoste, PhD

     

     

     

    Tuesday, April 09, 2019, 13:00-14:00
    The Neuroscience Program presents
    TBD
    Speaker: Pierre Mattar, PhD
    University of Ottawa
    Location: uOttawa, Roger Guindon Hall, Seminar Room 1421

    NEUROSCIENCE PROGRAM SEMINAR SERIES presents
    Neurology Resident Education Series
    Host: Michael Schlossmacher, MD

    Monday, April 15, 2019, 15:30-16:30
    The OHRI Seminar Series Program presents
    “Immunotherapy with Oncolytic Vaccinia Virus”
    Speaker: David Bartlett, MD
    Vice Chair for Surgical Oncology Services
    Dr. Bernard Fisher Professor of Surgery
    Professor of Clinical and Translational Science
    Chief, Department of Surgery, UPMC Shadyside
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Pittsburg, PA
    Location: GENERAL CAMPUS,
    Sprott Seminar Room,
    5th floor Critical Care Wing,
    Room 5225,
    501 Smyth Road. Ottawa, ON
    Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 13:00-14:00
    The Neuroscience Program presents
    TBD
    Speaker: Maria Musgaard, PhD
    University of Ottawa
    Location: uOttawa, Roger Guindon Hall, Seminar Room 1421

    NEUROSCIENCE PROGRAM SEMINAR SERIES
     Host: Mario Tiberi, PhD

     

     

     

    Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 13:00-14:00
    The Neuroscience Program presents
    TBD
    Speaker: TBD
    TBD
    Location: uOttawa, Roger Guindon Hall, Seminar Room 1421

    David Park uOBMRI Colloquium Series

    Thursday, April 25, 2019, 8:30-17:00
    The uOttawa Brain and Mind Research Institute Program presents
    Second Conference of the uOttawa Brain and Mind Research Institute Academy of Mindfulness and Contemplative Studies
    Speaker: Dr. Linda Carlson (Keynote)
    Full Professor in Psychosocial Oncology at the University of Calgary and holds
    the Enbridge Research Chair in Psychosocial Oncology
    Location: Hugette Labelle | Tabaret Hall, uOttawa
    550 Cumberland St., Ottawa, ON

    Conference Theme: Transitions, Transformations,
    Transcendence: Contemplative Practices for the 21st Century

    Registration Required - see poster for details (Early Bird deadline is March 22)

    Program Description

    This 1-day conference is designed for researchers, scholars, physicians, other health care providers and students with an interest in mindfulness and contemplative studies. By attending this conference, the participant will gain knowledge of the role of these philosophies and practices in mediating understanding and facilitating processes supporting integrative oncology interventions, conscious aging, death and dying, and self-transcendence. The therapeutic potentials of the embodied practice of yoga, research of contemplative practices in palliative care and notions of self-transcendence within various spiritual and contemplative traditions, will be explored. Participants will hear a keynote address from Dr. Linda Carlson on mindfulness meditation for cancer recovery and a talk from the renowned bhikkhu Ajahn Viradhammo on the role of mindfulness in promoting wellbeing.

    Friday, April 26, 2019, 12:30-13:30
    The Clinical Epidemiology Program presents
    Underdiagnosis and overdiagnosis of asthma and COPD in Canadian communities
    Speaker: Shawn Aaron, MD, FRCPC
    Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
    Professor, Division of Respirology, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa
    Location: 12:30pm General campus – Critical Care Wing 5th Floor room W5225 (directions attached)

    12:30pm Civic campus - Admin Services Building (ASB), 2nd floor, conference room 2-018

    12:30pm Watch live online: http://webcast.otn.ca/mywebcast?id=99778829
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    Population-based studies suggest that from 20% to 70% of people with asthma in the community remain undiagnosed and hence untreated. On the opposite side of the spectrum, studies of patients with physician-diagnosed asthma suggest that 30–35% of adults and children diagnosed with asthma do not have current asthma, suggesting that asthma is also over-diagnosed in the community. Similar data exist for COPD. Community-based studies have revealed that 10% to 12% of adults aged 40 years or older have evidence of persistent airflow limitation on spirometry, but only 20% to 30% of these subjects have been diagnosed with COPD. These studies collectively suggest that approximately 70% of COPD worldwide may be underdiagnosed. In this lecture, I’ll define under- and overdiagnosis and explore the prevalence and burden of under- and overdiagnosis of asthma and COPD in patients and within healthcare systems. I’ll further describe potential solutions to address these problems, and we’ll discuss the UCAP (Undiagnosed COPD and Asthma in the Population) Study which is attempting to determine whether community case-finding of undiagnosed subjects with asthma or COPD, and early treatment of previously undiagnosed obstructive lung diseases, can improve health outcomes and save money for the healthcare system.

    To learn more about Dr. Shawn Aaron's research, go to: http://www.ohri.ca/profile/saaron

    Clinical Epidemiology Program Rounds

    For more information, contact jpeters@ohri.ca
    Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 13:00-14:00
    The Neuroscience Program presents
    TBD
    Speaker: Joshua Levitz, PhD
    Cornell University
    Location: uOttawa, Roger Guindon Hall, Seminar Room 1421

    NEUROSCIENCE PROGRAM SEMINAR SERIES
     Host: Mario Tiberi, PhD

     

     

     

    Tuesday, May 07, 2019, 13:00-14:00
    The Neuroscience Program presents
    TBD
    Speaker: Frans Leenen, PhD
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute
    Location: uOttawa, Roger Guindon Hall, Seminar Room 1421

    NEUROSCIENCE PROGRAM SEMINAR SERIES
     Host: Paul Albert, PhD

     

     

     

    Thursday, May 09, 2019, 9:00-17:30
    The uOttawa Brain and Mind Research Institute Program presents
    "Game of Hormones: Why Sex Maters for Brain Health"
    Speaker: Liisa Galea, PhD
    Professor, Department of Psychology,
    Member, Centre for Brain Health,
    Director, Graduate Program in Neuroscience,
    Scientific Advisor, Women’s Health Research Institute,
    University of British Columbia
    Location: The Royal | 1145 Carling Avenue

    Brain Health Research Day 

    Registration Required, please view poster for all details.

    https://tinyurl.com/BHRD2019

     

     

     

    Monday, May 13, 2019, 15:30-16:30
    The OHRI Seminar Series Program presents
    “Making right connections: 3D leukemic genome organization and potential target therapy”
    Speaker: Suming Huang, PhD
    Professor of Pediatrics and Pharmacology
    Four Diamonds Endowed Chair in Epigenetics & Gene Regulation Research Program
    Department of Pediatrics
    Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
    Penn State Hershey Medical Center
    Hershey, PA
    Location: GENERAL CAMPUS,
    Sprott Seminar Room,
    5th floor Critical Care Wing,
    Room 5225,
    501 Smyth Road. Ottawa, ON
    Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 13:00-14:00
    The Neuroscience Program presents
    TBD
    Speaker: Nicolas Tritsch, PhD
    NYU Neuroscience Institute
    Location: uOttawa, Roger Guindon Hall, Seminar Room 1421

    NEUROSCIENCE PROGRAM SEMINAR SERIES presents
    Neurology Resident Education Series
    Host: Jean-Claude Béique, PhD

    Monday, May 27, 2019, 15:30-16:30
    The OHRI Seminar Series Program presents
    "Patient Driven Gene Discovery Elucidates How beta-catenin Localizes to the Nucleus to Activate Wnt Signaling"
    Speaker: Mustafa Khokha, MD
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care) and of Genetics
    Yale New Haven Children's Hospital
    New Haven, CT
    Location: GENERAL CAMPUS,
    Sprott Seminar Room,
    5th floor Critical Care Wing,
    Room 5225,
    501 Smyth Road. Ottawa, ON
    Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 13:00-14:00
    The Neuroscience Program presents
    TBD
    Speaker: TBD
    TBD
    Location: uOttawa, Roger Guindon Hall, Seminar Room 1421

    David Park uOBMRI Colloquium Series

    Friday, May 31, 2019, 14:30-15:30
    The Parkinson Research Consortium Program presents
    TBD
    Speaker: Michaela Lunn
    Graduate Student
    Awardee of the Larry Haffner 2019 Fellowship
    Location: uOttawa, Roger Guindon Hall, Seminar Room 1421

    PRC ROUNDS | Research in Motion

    Tuesday, June 04, 2019, 13:00-14:00
    The Neuroscience Program presents
    TBD
    Speaker: Mackenzie Mathis, PhD
    Harvard University
    Location: uOttawa, Roger Guindon Hall, Seminar Room 1421

    NEUROSCIENCE PROGRAM SEMINAR SERIES
     Host: Greg Silasi, PhD

     

     

     

    Friday, July 26, 2019, 14:30-15:30
    The Parkinson Research Consortium Program presents
    TBD
    Speaker: Haley Geertsma and Michael Min Wah Leung
    Haley Geertsma
    Bonnie & Don Poole Parkinson’s Research Fellowship
    and
    Michael Min Wah Leung
    Toth Family Fellowship
    Location: uOttawa, Roger Guindon Hall, Seminar Room 1421

    PRC ROUNDS | Research in Motion

    Friday, September 27, 2019, 14:30-15:30
    The Parkinson Research Consortium Program presents
    TBD
    Speaker: Richard Harris and Maria Bilen
    Richard Harris and Maria Bilen
    Crabtree Family Fellowship
    Location: uOttawa, Roger Guindon Hall, Seminar Room 1421

    PRC ROUNDS | Research in Motion

    Friday, November 29, 2019, 14:30-15:30
    The Parkinson Research Consortium Program presents
    TBD
    Speaker: Olanta Negeri
    Olanta Negeri
    Audrey Grant Parkinson’s Research Fellowship
    Location: uOttawa, Roger Guindon Hall, Seminar Room 1421

    PRC ROUNDS | Research in Motion

    Please note that OHRI seminars are open to all members of OHRI and partner institutions. Members of the general public are asked to contact the communications office (613-737-8899 x 73325; jganton@ohri.ca) for more information about the research presented at OHRI seminars.