July  1, 2016

Conference on Mathematical Modeling of Neurological Diseases in Toronto, May 22-June 5, 2012

TORONTO, May 15, 2012 - Millions of people suffer from some form of neurological disease. Over the past several years, considerable progress has been made in developing models of neuronal networks involved in neurological diseases such as schizophrenia, Alzheimerís, and Parkinsonís.

The Focus Program on Mathematical Modeling of Neurological Disease from Cellular Perspectives, hosted by the Fields Institute, is perhaps the first event of its kind devoted exclusively to bringing together mathematicians, experimentalists, and clinicians to address detailed issues related to neurological disease modeling. The Program will consist of five workshops, each devoted to a separate neurological disease, and is taking place from May 22-June 5, 2012 at the Wallberg Building on the University of Toronto St. George campus.


Parkinsonís Disease Workshop May 22-23, 2012

Schizophrenia Workshop May 24-25, 2012

Epilepsy Workshop May 29-30, 2012

Alzheimerís Disease/Pharmaceuticals Workshop May 31-June 1, 2012

Anesthesiology/Sleep Disorders Workshop June 4-5, 2012

For a detailed schedule and speaker lists, please visit

The Fields Institute, located in Toronto, is recognized as one of the world's leading independent mathematical research institutions. With a wide array of pure, applied, industrial, financial and educational programs, the Fields Institute attracts over 1,000 visitors annually from every corner of the globe, to collaborate on leading-edge research programs in the mathematical sciences. The Fields Institute is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, seven principal sponsoring universities, sixteen affiliate universities and several corporate sponsors.


The Fields Institute
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Toronto, Ontario M5T 3J1 Canada

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