The Canadian Basic Research Symposium on Dementia (CANAD) is a three-day event aimed to bring together Canadian scientists and collaborators interested in basic research of neurodegenerative disorders leading to dementia.

Building on the success of the Canadian Alzheimer’s Disease Basic Research Symposium in Quebec City (2014) and Vancouver (2016), the organizers are delighted to expand the mission and impact of the event by including all types of dementias (see below). Members of the organization are pleased to celebrate this new chapter in the history of CANAD and its efforts to promote and educate the community on  Canadian basic research.

The 3rd CANAD will take place in Montreal in November 2018 (details available soon). Montreal is referred to as “Canada’s Cultural Capital” with a rich mixture of history, local events, and multiculturalism. Dedicated to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, the event will be devoted primarily to fundamental research. Canadian researchers from coast to coast as well as collaborators will have the opportunity to share their latest discoveries and breakthroughs from molecular mechanisms to preclinical trials. CANAD provides an excellent platform to meet and exchange amongst students, postdocs, and researchers. We look forward to welcoming you to CANAD 2018!

*Once again, CANAD will be partnered with the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) Science Day & Partners Forum. More information will be available in Spring 2018.

CANAD 2018 will be hosted in Montreal.

Diseases include:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Vascular Demantia
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pick’s Disease
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Topics include:

  • Animal Models
  • Genetics & Genetic Factors
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Inflammation
  • Your Favorite “Omics”
  • Development of Analytical Tools
  • Biomarkers (Non-Neuroimaging)
  • Target Identification & Validation
  • Translational Studies

Main audience:

  • Researchers/Scientists
  • Biochemists
  • Geneticists
  • Molecular Biologists
  • Neuroscientists
  • Neurologists
  • Cellular Biologists
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Research advocates

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Spring 2018




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"I strongly believe that, together, we Canadian researchers have the determination and resources to find a cure for dementia."

− Sébastien S. Hébert, CANAD President