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January 25, 2012 – Frontiers in brain imaging: Picturing what makes us human with Dr. Alan Evans (Public Lecture)

Speakers: Alan Evans, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University; introduction by Jon Stoessl, UBC Division of Neurology and Pacific Parkinson’s Research Centre.

Mapping the human brain is a massive effort, and one that has serious implications for those living with a range of diseases from autism to Alzheimer’s.

The Canada Foundation for Innovation, Dialogues at UBC Robson Square, is presenting a special opportunity for the public to engage with Dr. Alan Evans, one of Canada’s top brain researchers.

Dr. Evans will offer his unique perspective on why brain research matters to Canadians and how his work with C-brain — a telecommunications-enabled effort to map the brain of Canadians — is revolutionizing our understanding of the human experience.

When: Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m., including Q&As and refreshments
Location: UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street
Room: Sauder School of Business Room C180

Dr. Evans and his team are leading the global race to use the latest technologies in brain imaging to diagnose, treat and research brain conditions. This is an unprecedented opportunity for the Vancouver public to hear one of Canada’s top brain researchers. A Q&A session will follow Dr. Evans remarks.

This event is free and open to the public thanks to sponsorship from the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the University of British Columbia.

For more information, email ryansaxbyhill@innovation.ca or call 613-943-5346.

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