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The Fourth Conference of the Canadian Society for Chronobiology, May 26th-28th, 2019 at McGill University, Montreal, QC. 

Please join us for the Fourth Conference of the Canadian Society for Chronobiology which will take place on May 26-28, 2019 at McGill University in Montreal. Abstract submission and reduced registration rates are available until February 28, 2019. Travel fellowships are available. See details below.

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You are from a company and you are interested in sponsoring CSC 2019 and/or exhibiting at the meeting? We can offer various partnership opportunities to showcase your company at the meeting. For more information, please contact Dr. Nicolas Cermakian (CSC President and CSC 2019 Organizing committee Chair): nicolas dot cermakian at mcgill dot ca

Scientific Program:

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The program will emphasize exciting and diverse research on biological rhythms,
from humans, animals and other models. The CSC is glad to welcome as a guest society
the Francophone Society for Chronobiology!

Dr. Valérie Simonneaux (INCI, Strasbourg, France) will give the Mrosovsky Keynote Lecture.

International and Canadian leaders in chronobiology will present their work, including:

  • Hélène Duez, INSERM-Institut Pasteur de Lille, Lille, France

  • Yoshitaka Fukada, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

  • Frédéric Gachon, Institute of Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

  • Nadia Gosselin, Centre de recherche de l'Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur, Université de Montréal, Montréal

  • Claude Gronfier, INSERM, Lyon Neuroscience Research Center, Lyon, France

  • Ilia Karatsoreos, Washington State University, Pullman (WA), USA

  • Arturas Petronis, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto, Toronto

  • Kai-Florian Storch, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University, Montréal

  • Gilles Vandewalle, Université de Liège, Liège, Belgium

Other talks and posters will be selected from abstract submissions. Click here to see an outline of the preliminary schedule.

Special events:

  • Dr. Valérie Mongrain (Centre de recherche de l'Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur, Université de Montréal) will give a public lecture.

  • A Chronobiology school for trainees will take place on May 26.

  • The general meeting of CSC members will be held on May 27, and the new Board will be elected.

  • Various networking events including a "Feedback looping" speed-networking activity, Meet the Professor sessions, and a walk up and down the Mont Royal, which is very close to the conference centre.

Organizing committee:

  • Nicolas Cermakian, McGill University, Chair

  • Kai-Florian Storch, McGill University

  • Charles Bourque, McGill University

  • Haiying Mary Cheng, University of Toronto Mississauga

  • Phillip Karpowicz, University of Windsor

Trainee members:

  • Claire Gizowski, McGill University

  • Lydia Hannou, University of Montreal

  • Mahtab Moshirpour University of Calgary

  • Sara Hegazi, University of Toronto Mississauga

  • Andrea Smit, Simon Fraser University

  • Maria Neus Ballester Roig, University of Montreal

International advisory board:

  • Yoshitaka Fukada, Professor, Univ. of Tokyo

  • Erik Herzog, Professor, Washington University

  • Katja Lamia, Associate Professor, Scripps Institute

  • Till Roenneberg, Professor, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

  • Debra Skene, Professor, University of Surrey

  • Valérie Simonneaux, Director of Strasbourg Neuropôle

Registration:

Reduced early registration fees until February 28, 2019: (in Canadian Dollars)

  • PI/research associate, CSC member: $270

  • PI/research associate, non-member: $340

  • Student/PDF/tech, CSC member: $135

  • Student/PDF/tech, non-member: $170

CSC members get a substantial discount on the registration fee. So don't forget to get membership (or to renew it) before registering!

After February 28, rates will increase by about $50/25 for PIs/trainees.

Click here to access the registration form

Abstract submission: Deadline: February 28, 2019

Registration is mandatory before abstract submission.

Click here to access the abstract submission form

Meeting venue and accommodation:

The conference program will take place at the Conference Centre of the New Residence Hall of McGill University, in Montreal - 3625 Park Ave, Montreal, QC H2X 3P8

A block of rooms will be put aside for meeting attendees. Please see below for information about the types of rooms and the procedure to reserve. Think of reserving as soon as possible because: 1) Availability might be limited, first come first served; 2) The room block holds until April 12, 2019, and in the case of the hotel-like rooms, there is a $5 discount/night valid until that date.

Hotel-like rooms at New Residence Hall – 3625 Parc Avenue, Montreal, QC H2X 3P8

  • Rooms with either one or two double beds.

  • Single/double occupancy: $124/night + taxes for CSC attendees only (regular rate: $129/night + taxes).

  • $20/person for each extra occupant.

  • Complimentary breakfast and wifi included.

Residence rooms at the Royal Victoria College – 3425 University Street, Montreal, QC H3A 2A8 (10-12 minutes walk from the conference venue):

  • Rooms with one single bed.

  • Single occupancy: $45.00/night + taxes.

  • Complimentary wifi included.

To reserve rooms, please contact the reservations office by phone (514-398-5433) or email (reserve.residences@mcgill.ca). When you reserve, mention that it is for "CSC 2019".

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Travel fellowships:

The Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network (CSCN) and the Canadian Society for Chronobiology (CSC) are glad to offer travel fellowships to students and postdocs presenting their research work at the CSC 2019 meeting!

A meeting attendee will be automatically considered as a candidate for travel fellowships as long as he/she complies will all 5 criteria below:

  1. To be a trainee (postdoc, graduate student or undergraduate student) at the time of the CSC 2019 meeting.

  2. To register for the CSC 2019 meeting at the latest on February 28, 2019.

  3. To submit an abstract as first author and presenter for the CSC 2019 meeting at the latest on February 28, 2019, and to perform this presentation at the meeting.

  4. To be a member of the CSC by February 28, 2019.

  5. To be a member of the CSCN by February 28, 2019.

People selected to receive a fellowship will be notified in March or April 2019.

Sponsors:

The following organizations and companies have generously agreed to sponsor CSC 2019:


Past Events

  • Third Conference of the Canadian Society for Chronobiology (May 19-21, 2017).

    The Third Conference of the Canadian Society for Chronobiology took place at York University in Toronto in May 2017.

Group Photo, Third Conference of the CSC, Toronto, May 2017

Group Photo, Third Conference of the CSC, Toronto, May 2017


  • Second Conference for the Canadian Society for Chronobiology (May 29-31, 2015).

The Second Conference for the Canadian Society for Chronobiology took place at University of Concordia in Montreal in May 2015. There were over 80 attendees from across Canada as well as international speakers.

 

Group Photo, Second Conference of the CSC, Montreal, May 2015

Group Photo, Second Conference of the CSC, Montreal, May 2015

Poster and oral presentation awardees  From left to right: Andrea Smit, Hanna Opiol, Michael Antle (Program Chair), Faisal Alibhai (1st prize for posters), Claire Gizowski, Ruifeng Cao, Silke Kiessling (1st prize for talks)

Poster and oral presentation awardees

From left to right: Andrea Smit, Hanna Opiol, Michael Antle (Program Chair), Faisal Alibhai (1st prize for posters), Claire Gizowski, Ruifeng Cao, Silke Kiessling (1st prize for talks)

Tribute to Mrosovsky

During this conference, a tribute to Nicholas Mrosovsky was presented. Dr. Mrosovsky, who passed away this year, was a pionneer of chronobiology in Canada. Patrica Lakin-Thomas gathered archive documents and testimonies of people who knew Nicholas Morosovsky, and she prepared a video, presented at the meeting, and which can be viewed below. Thank you Nicholas for inspiring us in our research and thank you Pat for putting together this great document!


  • First Conference for the Canadian Society for Chronobiology (May 24-26, 2013)

The First Conference for the Canadian Society for Chronobiology took place at University of Toronto in May 2013. There were over 100 attendees from across Canada as well as international speakers.

You want to see more pictures from the conference? Check out our Photo Album !

Group Photo, First Conference of the CSC, Toronto, May 2013

Group Photo, First Conference of the CSC, Toronto, May 2013

CSC Conference Organizing Committee

CSC Conference Organizing Committee

Organizing Committee

From left to right: Harrod Ling, Danica Patton, Tami Martino, Jade Atallah, Ralph Mistlberger, Elena Tsimakouridze, Joel Levine (Chair — in the back), Nicolas Cermakian (Vice-Chair, CSC President — in the front), Becki Rooke, Florian Storch, 

Not in the picture: Haiying Mary Cheng.


© Canadian Society for Chronobiology 2018