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Speakers for the Scientific Satellite Meeting of the Symposium

Baptiste Lacoste

Baptiste Lacoste, PhD

Scientist and Assistant Professor
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Neuroscience Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Title : Contributions of Neurovascular Abnormalities to Autism Spectrum Disorders

Biography and Abstract

Alexandre Dubrac

Alexandre Dubrac, PhD

Researcher and Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology and Cell Biology
CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre – University  of Montreal
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Title: Noncanonical TGFb Signaling is Crucial for Specialized Neuroretina Tip-Cells Sprouting and Blood-Retina Barrier Formation

Biography and Abstract 


Ivan Radovanovic, MD, PhD, FHM (Swiss Board of Neurosurgery)

Scientist and Associate Professor
Toronto Western Research Institute, Division of Neurosurgery, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network,
Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Title: Brain arteriovenous malformations: genetic origin, signaling and potential therapies

Biography and Abstract

Christian Salesse

Christian Salesse, PhD

Regular Researcher and Full Professeur
Department of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology /Head and Neck Surgery
CHU de Quebec Research Centre – Hôpital Saint-Sacrement
Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval
Quebec, Quebec, Canada

Title: Metabolism of the visual cycle and the activity of lecithin retinol acyltransferase from the retinal pigment epithelium 

Biography and Abstract

Flavio Rezende

Flavio Rezende, MD, PhD

Ophthalmologist (retinal surgeon) and Associate Professor
Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montréal
Centre universitaire d’ophtalmologie de l’Univeristé de Montréal – Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Title: First Good News for 2020: Gene Therapy for Retinopathies

Biography and Abstract