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Israel-Alberta Neuroscience Symposium fuels international collaboration

mk4_5595To foster collaboration between top neuroscience research institutions in Israel and Alberta, an international symposium was held last month to promote the exchange of knowledge and ideas.

The Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) and Campus Alberta Neuroscience (CAN) partnered to host the Israel-Alberta Neuroscience Symposium in Banff, Alberta for a three-day event, held June 28 to 30.

Six neuroscientists from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology engaged in collaborative discussion with researchers from the universities of Alberta, Calgary and Lethbridge.

“At the University of Calgary, we are partnering with the best from around the world to bring about changes in everything from basic science through to translational research,” said President Elizabeth Cannon while addressing the crowd of distinguished guests and researchers in attendance at the opening reception.

Events at the symposium were attended by more than 50 researchers, trainees and dignitaries including Ambassador Rafael Barak, Ambassador of Israel to Canada; Hon. Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification; and Cam Westhead, Banff-Cochrane MLA.

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