Neurology/Neuroscience (N2) Workshop

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Workshop Description The N2 Workshop is a province-wide collaborative learning event among Neuroscience graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and clinical Neurology/Neurosurgery residents. The goal of the workshop is to establish a learning dialogue and a collaborative research environment for future clinicians and basic science researchers involved in the understanding and development of new solutions for neuroscience problems and the care of people with neurological disease. Purpose To promote understanding and awareness of recent discoveries and knowledge gaps/needs in medical research areas from both clinical and basic science perspectives To learn how to develop a research grant proposal to address these knowledge gaps, including clinical and basic science expertise and resources To establish a dialogue between trainee clinicians and trainee scientists that will facilitate future collaborative research projects and communication Format The N2 Workshop will focus on the basic science and clinical perspectives of five major neuroscience health areas: Vascular Biology Epilepsy Peripheral Nerve Disease Neurodegeneration Inflammation Each session will include the following: 20 minute resident clinical case presentation 40 minute scientist or clinician-scientist presentation on fundamentals of research into the disease 20 minute round table question generation – each table will include clinical and science trainees, to discuss what question to target within the disease area of interest and begin discussing how to develop a grant 40 minute Question and Answer session 1 session will be on grant writing, focusing on selling your research questions and engaging collaborators The primary objectives of the sessions will be: For Neurology and Neurosurgery residents to explore basic concepts that underpin five basic clinical Neurological and Neurosurgical problems For Neuroscience graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to learn of how common Neurological and Neurosurgical problems present to clinicians and what challenges they bring with them To develop specific research questions around each of the main themes of the meeting To explore principles of grant preparation and writing: how to get your idea funded.

Location and Dates Chateau Lacombe, Edmonton, AB February 21-23, 2019 Meals and Accommodations Meals and accommodation* will be included in the registration fee. Workshop participants will be provided with shared accommodations at the  chosen venue. Meals will be provided throughout the workshop. Shared travel will be made available from the University of Alberta and University of Lethbridge. More information will be provided once registration has closed. *Accommodation will be provided up to January 20th; after this date we cannot ensure availability. Program A draft high-level program for the N2 Workshop is available here and is subject to change. Registration Eligibility Criteria Full-time Neuroscience graduate students (MSc or PhD) in at least the second year of training and postdoctoral fellows at the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge and University of Saskatchewan Neurology and Neurosurgery residents at the University of Alberta, University of Calgary and University of Saskatchewan Registration Process Space in this workshop is limited and registration is done on a first come, first served basis.

To register, you must complete both the online application form AND submit payment of the registration fee (details below). Your registration is not considered complete until both items are submitted. Registration Fee A fee of $100 must accompany your registration from in order to reserve a space in the workshop. Space is limited, reserve early to avoid disappointment. Questions For information, please contact [email protected]

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