Computational Methods for Modelling & Precision Medicine in Neurodegeneration


Nov. 4, 2019, 8:30 a.m. - Nov. 4, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre @ The Neuro, 3801 University St, Montréal, QC, H3A 2B4 – Wheelchair accessible

Learn about state-of-the-art work in Computational approaches to Precision Medicine. Talks include a  focus on multi-omics, multi-modal brain imaging, electrophysiology and cognitive/clinical modelling to track disease evolution and heterogeneity. 

Who: Open to university faculty, students and staff and business professionals, in Montreal and beyond, working in related area.  

Program & Registration (required) @

The workshop includes eight 35-minute talks, each followed by a 15-minute Q&A . Check the Ludmer Centre event page for the final program (downloadable PDF). 

  • Erica EM Moodie, PhD. William Dawson Scholar & Associate Professor, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, & Occupational Health; Biostatistics Graduate Program Director; and Director, McGill Health Statistics Training Network @ McGill University. Talk: Sequential decision-making with observational data: challenges and opportunities
  • Sébastien Giguère, PhD. Co-Founder at InVivo AI, Montreal, Quebec. Talk: Low data models and active learning for faster convergence to drug-like compounds
  • Yasser Iturria-Medina, PhD. Assistant Professor, Neurology and Neurosurgery; Principle Investigator, Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health @ McGill University. Talk: Multifactorial Brain Models for Understanding Neurodegenerative Progression and Individual Therapeutic Needs
  • Rhalena A Thomas, PhD. Post Doctoral Researcher, the Montreal Neurological Institute @ McGill University. Talk: Can we better understand the relationship between stem cells and neurons using computational models?
  • Chris Gaiteri, PhD. Assistant Professor, Neurological Sciences, Rush University, Rush Medical College, Chicago, USA. Talk: Multiple omics and molecular systems are synchronized to brain microstructure in healthy and disease states.
  • Alexandra L. Young, PhD. Post-Doc, Computer Science, Centre for Medical Image Computing, University College London, UK. Talk: Data-driven models of neurodegenerative disease progression and heterogeneity
  • Roberto Carlos Sotero-Diaz, PhD. Associate Professor, Hotchkiss Brain Institute and Department of Radiology, University of Calgary, Canada. Talk: Design of patient-specific electrical stimulation signals for controlling brain function in neurodegenerative diseases
  • Etienne De Villers-Sidani, MD. Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music, Montreal Neurological institute, McGill University. Talk: Functional biomarkers of plastic processes in the human and rodent sensory systems

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