Baycrest Health Sciences, 3560 Bathurst St Toronto, ON M6A 2E1
  • June 12, 2017 from 8:30am to 5:00pm

The Research Training Centre (RTC) is pleased to announce its 2nd Annual Innovative Perspectives in Neuroscience Conference at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest. This conference will provide attendees (researchers, clinicians, staff, and trainees across all levels from undergraduate to post-doctoral fellow and all disciplines) with the opportunity to gain hands-on, practical, and interactive experience with not-for-profit and industry leaders as well as explore exciting careers in neuroscience. This year’s theme is DATA ANALYTICS

1. Guest Presentations – All are welcome!
The morning will kick-off with guest speakers from diverse domains in neuroscience including industry and not-for-profit organizations. Participants will learn more about the future of neuroscience and potential vocational avenues that can leverage their academic training.
Presenters include: Michael Campitelli, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Esther Dryburgh, IBM Canada and Ali Vahit Esensoy, Cancer Care Ontario.

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

Lunch will be provided for attendees registered for the Networking Lunch. Participants will be able to meet and connect with industry, not-for-profit, and government leaders; gain insights into prospective careers; and discuss avenues for professional development. Additionally, pointers will be provided to guests to help them navigate through a networking lunch experience.

3. Case Competition (Case competition presentations open to all! Case competitors restricted to trainees and research staff)
Interested trainees and research staff (e.g., research assistants, lab managers but not faculty) can register as a three-person team to compete in a data analytics case competition, with the opportunity to win major networking opportunities and a cash prize of up to $1,000. Individuals can register as part of a pre-formed team or ask to be put into a team by the conference organizers. Teams can only have one research staff member per team.

Teams will be invited to a Data Launch event at Baycrest to gain insider knowledge on approaches and techniques to analyse the case competition data. Submitted case reports will be judged and finalist teams will be invited to pitch their solutions and recommendations to an expert judging panel on the day of the conference. For more information about the registration details and case competition problem, please visit us at http://research.baycrest.org/ipn-2017