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Keynote Speaker

Brian MacVicar, Ph.D.


Photo of Brian MacVicar Professor - Department of Psychiatry
Co-Director - Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
Canada Research Chair - Neuroscience UBC

Univ. British Columbia


Dr. Brian MacVicar is the Co-Director of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health at the University of British Columbia. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience at UBC and is Professor and Head, Basic Neuroscience, in the Department of Psychiatry.

Outside of UBC, Dr. MacVicar is also a Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada (FRSC), and Fellow of The Canadian Academy for Health Sciences (FCAHS). In the past, Dr. MacVicar was the Director of the Leducq Foundation Transatlantic Network of Excellence, and the President of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN), and was instrumental in guiding CAN to create a national neuroscience meeting and to establish a cohesive national identity for the neuroscience community.

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