CCNA Annual Events 2018

Members of the CCNA research community and Partners are invited to join us in Montreal for the 2018 Science Days and Partners Forum, October 1 – 3

Overview of Dates

Given the CCNA’s productivity and growing number of scientific outputs, this year will feature an event that will share progress with the general public and two Science Days for more scientific exchange.

Date Event
September 30, 2018 Dementia Risk Reduction: What the research tells us” (general public)
October 1-2, 2018 Science Days (CCNA community)
October 3, 2018 Partners Forum (CCNA community)
October 3, 2018 Trainee Symposium (CCNA trainees)

Final Program

The program will be updated regularly as we confirm the presence of speakers.


Le Westin Montreal, 270 Rue St. Antoine Ouest, Montreal, QC H2Y 0A3, Canada.

Event Registration

Register for the Science Days and Partners Forum 2018 by September 21, 2018.

Room Reservation

Reserve your rooms at the Westin hotel to benefit from CCNA’s special group rate. The deadline to reserve rooms is September 21, 2018.

Call for Abstracts

Each of the Science Days (October 1-2) will feature a poster session. The Call for Abstracts is now closed.

Trainee Events

The Training and Capacity Building Program is excited to announce its program for the 2018 CCNA Annual Meeting.

Programming for trainees will begin on Monday, October 1 with a breakfast hosted by the Trainee Society Executive Committee. Trainees can network over breakfast and opportunities to get involved in CCNA Trainee Society initiatives and governance will be presented.
This will be followed by a Trainee Poster Session and competition. This year, all registered delegates will have an opportunity to vote for the poster they feel is best and winners will be awarded a CCNA People’s Choice Poster Award in three categories (Master’s, PhD, and Postdoctoral).
Trainee events will culminate on Wednesday, October 3 with a CCNA Trainee Data Blitz oral presentation session followed by a half-day Trainee Symposium. The theme of the symposium is “Interdisciplinary Research – Challenges and Rewards.” The symposium will include guest speakers with expertise in leading and building capacity in interdisciplinary research and will seek to address questions trainees may have about pursuing multidisciplinary work.

“Dementia Risk Reduction: What the research tells us” (event for the general public)

Venue: CRIUGM, 4545 Queen Mary Rd, Montreal, QC H3W 1W6

A special event specifically intended for the general public is being organized by the Knowledge Transfer and Exchange program in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada. The event’s theme is risk reduction for neurodegenerative diseases and will feature select CCNA speakers. The event will take place in both official languages in the afternoon of Sunday, September 30. For more details, and to register, please visit: the “Dementia Risk Reduction” event page.