Redefining Neurodegeneration: A global collaboration to share deep phenotyping data

There is consensus among the neuroscience community that leveraging independent informatics initiatives through global collaboration represents a key opportunity to close the knowledge and treatment gaps for neurological disorders. Towards realizing this opportunity, the Nature Conference, Redefining Neurodegeneration: A global collaboration to share deep phenotyping data” will bring together international experts and stakeholders to ideate a global neuroinformatics platform and to establish partners in this endeavor. The focus of this inaugural meeting will be on standardized approaches to the collection of neurodegenerative disease deep phenotyping data and platform configurations for data sharing and analysis.

Conference Agenda

December 4: Welcome Reception and Dinner

6:00 - 9:00 pm Malaparte

Opening Remarks: Mark Krembil, Krembil Foundation

Keynote Speaker: John Hardy, UCL

December 5: National Data Sharing Strategies and Initiatives

9:00 - 9:45 am Registration and Breakfast

9:45 - 10:00 am Opening Remarks

10:00 - 11:30 am Canadian Perspective - Short Talk and Panel

1:00 - 2:30 pm European/Asia Perspective - Short Talk and Panel

3:00 - 4:30 pm US Perspective - Short Talk and Panel

4:30 - 5:30 pm Group Discussion

6:00 - 8:00 pm Reception and Dinner

December 6: Data Collection, Platforms and Sharing

8:00 - 8:30 am Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 am Opening Remarks: Donald Weaver, Krembil Research Institute

9:00 - 10:30 am Canadian Perspective - Short Talk and Panel

11:00 - 12:30 pm European Perspective - Short Talk and Panel

1:30 - 3:00 pm US Perspective - Short Talk and Panel

3:30 - 5:00 pm Group Discussion and MOU Signing

Short Talk Speakers

Ken Evans (Indoc Research, Canada)

John Gallacher (University of Oxford, UK)

Chris Gorgolewski (Stanford University, US)

Sean Hill (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada)

Linda Lanyon (International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility, Sweden)

Arthur Toga (University of Southern California, US)


Please register at:

Accommodation and Travel Information


A discounted room rate is available for conference attendees at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel (123 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON, M5H 2M9). Please use the following link to book accommodations by Tuesday November 6, 2018:

Reservations can also be placed by calling Hotel Reservations (+1 (888) 627-7175) and indicating that you are part of the “Ontario Brain Institute – Nature Conference” room block.

Conference Venue

BMO Education & Conference Centre

Krembil Discovery Tower

60 Leonard Avenue

Toronto, ON, Canada

M5T 2S8


Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ)

Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)

Event Details

Date: December 4, 2018 - December 6, 2018 Time: 6:00 PM Location: BMO Education & Conference Centre, Krembil Discovery Tower

Event Agenda

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