Events

Annual Scientific Forum

The scientific forum brings together MS researchers and trainees from the Universities of Alberta, Calgary & Lethbridge as well as physicians from the community and the MS clinics in Edmonton, Calgary & Red Deer. The relatively small size of this MS‐dedicated group makes it the perfect venue to exchange knowledge and ideas, and to foster networking and collaborations. 


2020 FORUM: Due to COVID-19 related restrictions on meetings, we will not be holding our forum this year in December.

2020 Summer MS Lectures Series

The Alberta MS Network is starting its 2020 summer zoom lecture series to be held every Thursday from 10 – 11 am which will be Zoom(ed) across the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge and Mount Royal University.

The lecturers consist of relatively new or long-term professors, senior postdoctoral fellows, and there will also be a session with graduate students. Hopefully, this will get you educated on many aspects relevant to MS.  We will also be inviting new graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to join you in the audience.  

Everyone is welcome to attend!

Complete itinerary can be downloaded here!

If you like to join live sessions, email Neetu at neetu.singh2@ucalgary.ca for registration.

Date
2020-08-06 10:00 am
Presenter(s)
Zachary Bailey, Emily Jelinek, Jacqueline Reid, Timo Friedman

Presentation:
Life in Graduate School - a discussion of all its excitement!
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Date
2020-07-30 10:00 am
Presenter(s)
Dr. Carlos Camara-Lemarroy, Assistant Professor, University of Calgary

Presentation:
Microbiome
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Date
2020-07-23 10:00 am
Presenter(s)
Dr. Deepak Kaushik, Postdoctoral Associate, University of Calgary

Presentation:
Lifestyle Factors in MS
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Date
2020-07-16 10:00 am
Presenter(s)
Dr. Jason Plemel, Assistant Professor, University of Alberta

Presentation:
The promise of remyelination in MS
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Date
2020-07-09 10:00 am
Presenter(s)
Dr. Jeff Dong, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Calgary

Presentation:
Neurodegeneration and Neuroprotection in MS
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Date
2020-07-02 10:00 am
Presenter(s)
Dr. Rajiv Jain & Dr. Corey Arnold, Postdoctoral Fellows, University of Calgary

Presentation:
Laboratory Techniques Including Models
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Date
2020-06-25 10:00 am
Presenter(s)
Dr. Stephanie King, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Lethbridge

Presentation:
Environmental Epigenetic Factors in MS
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Date
2020-06-18 10:00 am
Presenter(s)
Dr. Nabeela Nathoo, Nerology Resident Physician, University of Alberta

Presentation:
MRI in MS
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Date
2020-06-11 10:00 am
Presenter(s)
Dr. Samira Ghorbani, Postdoctoral Associate, University of Calgary

Presentation:
Immunology of MS
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Date
2020-06-04 10:00 am
Presenter(s)
Dr. Hedwich Kuipers, Assistant Professor, University of Calgary

Presentation:
Neuroimmune Interactions in MS
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Date
2020-05-28 10:00 am
Presenter(s)
Dr. Monique Marylin, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Alberta

Presentation:
CNS Glia and Microglia
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Date
2020-05-21 10:00 am
Presenter(s)
Dr. Penny Smyth, Associate Professor, University of Alberta

Presentation:
Clinical Aspects and Treatment of MS
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Date
2020-05-14 10:00 am
Presenter(s)
Dr. Wee Yong, Professor, University of Calgary and, Director, Alberta MS Network

Presentation:
Welcome, and Disease State of MS
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Seminar Series

The Alberta MS Network has monthly 1-hour seminars on a broad spectrum of MS-related topics in which the Alberta institutions are linked via videoconference. Presentations are given by visiting guest speakers, or local researchers and trainees. These seminars are an opportunity to get involved in dynamic discussion on all areas of MS research.

*** Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all our in-person activities are called off. However, we are offering seminars (usually 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10:00-11:00 am) and lectures online via Zoom. Please visit our website regularly to stay updated on our current educational activities.

Please email Neetu at neetu.singh2@ucalgary.ca if you are having trouble accessing the zoom link or watching the post event videos.

Date
2020-06-17 12:00 pm
Presenter(s)
***Noon-1 pm Dr. Wee Yong
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UofA
-
UofC
-
UofL
-
SHC
Date
2020-05-19 10:00 am
Presenter(s)
Dr. Hedwich Kuipers ***Virtual seminar via Zoom
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UofA
-
UofC
-
UofL
-
SHC
Date
2020-04-21 10:00 am
Presenter(s)
Dr. Anna Taylor ***Virtual seminar via Zoom
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UofA
-
UofC
-
UofL
-
SHC
-
Date
2020-03-10 3:00 pm
Presenter(s)
Timo Friedman and Corey Richard Arnold
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UofA
ECHA L1-430
UofC
O'1500
UofL
B716
SHC
510007
Date
2020-01-22 2:00 pm
Presenter(s)
*** 2:00-3:00 pm Dr. Heinz Wiendl
Watch Post Event Video
UofA
ECHA 2-140
UofC
O'1500
UofL
B716
SHC
510007
Date
2019-11-21
Presenter(s)
Dr. Corree Laule
Zoom Link
UofA
ECHA 2-140
UofC
O'Brien 1500
UofL
B716
SHC
510007
Date
2019-10-15
Presenter(s)
Dr. Luke Healy
Zoom Link
UofA
ECHA 2-140
UofC
O'Brien 1500
UofL
B 716
SHC
510007
Date
2019-09-10
Presenter(s)
Dr. Jeff Dunn
Zoom Link
UofA
ECHA 2-140
UofC
Th 4
UofL
B716 (new)
SHC
510007
Date
2019-06-20
Presenter(s)
***10:00 AM Dr. Michelle Ploughman
Zoom Link
UofA
ECHA 2-490
UofC
CC Theatre
UofL
EP 1201
SHC
510015
Date
2019-04-11
Presenter(s)
**11:00AM** Dr. Jacqueline Quandt
Zoom Link
UofA
ECHA 2-140
UofC
Clara Christie Theatre
UofL
EP 1201
SHC
510015
Date
2019-03-07
Presenter(s)
Dr. Karen Davis
Zoom Link
UofA
ECHA 2-140
UofC
Theatre 4
UofL
EP 1201
SHC
410015
Date
2019-02-07
Presenter(s)
Dr. Xavier Montalban
Zoom Link
UofA
ECHA 2-140
UofC
Theatre 4
UofL
EP 1201
SHC
410015
Date
2019-01-17
Presenter(s)
***11:00AM*** Dr. Sandra Clarke and Dr. Douglas Inglis
Zoom Link
UofA
ECHA 2-140
UofC
Clara Christie Theatre
UofL
EP 1201
SHC
710015
Date
2018-11-15
Presenter(s)
Dr. Jason Plemel
UofA
ECHA 2-140
UofC
O1500
UofL
EP1201
SHC
TBD
Date
2018-10-04
Presenter(s)
Dr. Dorian McGavern
UofA
ECHA 2-140
UofC
O1500
UofL
EP1201
SHC
710015
Date
2018-09-06
Presenter(s)
Dr. Deepak Kaushik and Timo Friedman
UofA
Telus 145
UofC
Theatre 4
UofL
EP 1201
SHC
510015
Date
2018-08-16
Presenter(s)
Andrew Geppert and Kennedy Lemmon
UofA
Telus 145
UofC
Theatre 1
UofL
EP1201
SHC
Download Poster for more information: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/ra7y0pub2i7041w/2018%2008%2016%20Seminar%20-%20Summer%20Student%20Seminar%20poster.pdf?dl=0
Date
2018-06-06
Presenter(s)
Dr. Anastassia Voronova
UofA
ECHA 2-140
UofC
O1500
UofL
TBD
SHC
TBD
Date
2018-05-03
Presenter(s)
Dr. Soheila Karimi
UofA
Telus Centre 145
UofC
G500
UofL
EP1201
SHC
410015
Date
2018-04-12
Presenter(s)
Saad Yousuf and Alex Palmer
UofA
ECHA 2-140
UofC
HSC O1500
UofL
EP1201
SHC
FMC 151A
Date
2018-03-22
Presenter(s)
Dr. Xavier Montalban *note 11am start
UofA
TBD
UofC
Clara Christe
UofL
EP1201
SHC
410030
Date
2018-02-15
Presenter(s)
Dr. Patrizia Casaccia
UofA
TC 145
UofC
O1500
UofL
EP1201
SHC
410030
Date
2018-01-11
Presenter(s)
Nathan Michaels
UofA
ECHA 2-140
UofC
O1500
UofL
EP1201
SHC
410015
Date
2017-11-16
Download Poster
Presenter(s)
Dr. Francisco Quintana
UofA Room #
ECHA 2-140
UofC Room #
HSC O1500 (live site)
UofL Room #
EP1201
SHC Room #
710015
Date
2017-10-19
Download Poster
Presenter(s)
Dr. Patricia Manns
UofA Room #
ECHA 2-140 (live site)
UofC Room #
HSC O1500
UofL Room #
EP1201
SHC Room #
710015
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Annual Retreat

The retreat brings together MS researchers and trainees from the Universities of Alberta, Calgary & Lethbridge as well as physicians from the community and the MS clinics in Edmonton, Calgary & Red Deer. The relatively small size of this MS‐dedicated group makes it the perfect venue to exchange knowledge and ideas, and to foster networking and collaborations. NEXT RETREAT: December 8-9 2017 at the Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta. Headliners include Drs. Jonah Chan, Kassandra Munger, Daniel Reich, and Jack van Horseen. Registration will open Summer 2017.

REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

If you need a link to register email info@albertamsnetwork.ca.

Seminar Series

The Alberta MS Network has monthly 1-hour seminars on a broad spectrum of MS-related topics in which the Alberta institutions are linked via videoconference. Presentations are given by visiting guest speakers, or local researchers and trainees. These seminars are an opportunity to get involved in dynamic discussion on all areas of MS research.

All times are from 12:00 - 12:50 p.m. unless otherwise specified.

  • 2017-01-26 | Nathan Michaels & Stella Babatunde | UofA ECHA 2-140, UofC HSC 1405A, UofL TBC, SHC 710007
  • 2017-02-23 | Ahmed Elkady & Max Hamilton | UofA ECHA 2-490, UofC HSC 1405A, UofL TBC, SHC 710007
  • 2017-02-23 | Dr. Shaona Acharjee | UofA ECHA 2-140, UofC HSC G500, UofL EP1201, SHC 510015
  • 2017-04-20 | Dr. Samuel Ludwin | UofA ECHA 2-140, UofC HSC G500, UofL EP1201, SHC 510007
  • 2017-06-08 | Dr. Jack Antel  | UofA ECHA 2-140, UofC HSC G500 (live site), UofL EP1201, SHC 710015
  • 2017-08-18 | Summer Student Research Update | UofA ECHA 2-190 (live site), UofC HSC G500 (live site), UofL EP1201, SHC 710015
  • 2017-09-28 | Dr. Michael Levin | UofA ECHA 2-140, UofC HSC G500 (live site), UofL EP1201, SHC 710015
  • 2017-10-19 | Dr. Patricia Manns | UofA ECHA 2-140 (live site), UofC HSC O1500, UofL EP1201, SHC 710015
  • 2017-11-16 | Dr. Francisco Quintana | UofA ECHA 2-140, UofC HSC HSC O1500 (live site), UofL EP1201, SHC 710015

2016 Seminars

  • 2016-02-25 | Dr. Jeff Dunn  |  UofA ECHA 2-140, UofC HSC G500 (live site), UofL EP1201, SHC 510015
  • 2016-03-24 | Dr. Isobel Scarisbrick  | UofA ECHA 2-140, UofC HSC G500 (live site), UofL EP1201, SHC 510015
  • 2016-04-21 | Dr. Jens Walter  | UofA ECHA 2-140 (live site), UofC HSC G500, UofL EP1201, SHC 710007
  • 2016-06-16 | Dr. Bogdan Popecsu  | UofA ECHA 2-140, UofC HSC G500, UofL EP1201, SHC 410015
  • 2016-06-30 | Dr. Jon Laman  | UofA ECHA 2-190 (live site), UofC HSC G500, UofL EP1201, SHC 510015
  • 2016-07-18 | Dr. Jacqueline Quandt  | UofA ECHA 2-140 (live site), UofC HSC G500, UofL EP1201, SHC 410015
  • 2016-10-27 | Dr. Stephen Sawcer  | UofA ECHA 2-140, UofC HSC G382 (live site), UofL EP1201, SHC 510015
  • 2016-10-24 | Kevin Thorburn| UofA 2-140 (live site), UofC HSC G382, UofL EP1201, SHC 710007

Contact

Location

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3330 Hospital Drive NW
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta  T2N 4N1

info@AlbertaMSNetwork.ca
403-210-6351

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