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Better in Toronto: Neuroscience Focus

DecemberDec 05 2018 05:00pm - 08:30pm

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Wednesday, December 05 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM [EST]


About the event

From the discovery of dopamine receptors and early onset Alzheimer’s to game changing mental health research and neurosurgical excellence, Toronto is redefining the boundaries to achieve better brain health.

TOHealth!, in partnership with the Ontario Brain Institute and presenting Sponsor Biogen, is pleased to host leading speakers in the field and invite you to hear from scientists, clinicians, entrepreneurs and companies working in the field of Neuroscience, who are bringing their world-class work to patients around the world.



5:30pm:        Registration and Cocktails

6:00pm:        Welcome by TOHealth!

Introduction of Keynote by Biogen GM, Marina Vasiliou

6:15pm:        Keynote Speaker: Dr. Anirvan Ghosh, Senior Vice President, Head of Research and Early Development, Biogen

Dr. Ghosh will discuss the Past and Future of treatment of Neurological disease and the impact Biogen has had on patients around the world.

6:40pm:        Panel Discussion:  EVEN Better in Toronto:  What is the Neuroscience opportunity for the Toronto Region?


How have things have changed and evolved in neuroscience over the past four decades?  How has the role of patients evolved and what has been the impact on them and their families?  What are the trends that will shape neuroscience research and treatment in the future?  Finally how do we create the right ecosystem for the emergence of our own globally scaled biotech?

A distinguished panel moderated by Dr Tom Mikkelsen, President and Scientific Director, Ontario Brain Institute (OBI)

7:30pm:        Closing remarks and cocktails

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