You Are Invited: BCCHR 5th Annual Brain, Behaviour & Development Research Day



You are invited to the 5th Brain, Behaviour & Development 5th Annual Research Day!

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The BCCHR Brain, Behaviour & Development Theme is pleased to announce that the BB&D’s 5th Annual Research Day will be taking place virtually on Friday January 22nd, 2021. Everyone is welcome to attend, so please feel free to share this invitation with your staff, trainees and colleagues at UBC and other institutions.

This year, a great half-day is planned that will include International Guest Speaker Dr. Danny Pine, a BB&D Theme Townhall, lightning talks and a virtual poster gallery. This is a great opportunity to virtually connect with others and learn about various ongoing and developing projects and collaborations. 2020 has been hard, but we want to be able to share the wins with all of you!

How: To RSVP, please register at

When: 8:45am – 12:45pm on January 22nd, 2020

Where: Zoom (upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing the Zoom meeting details and the Slido event link)

The keynote talk title, finalized schedule, abstract booklet and virtual poster gallery will be uploaded to Please bookmark this page and check back closer to the event day.


Open Call for Abstracts

We invite all members and trainees to submit your abstracts. As there is no physical space limitations this year, we are happy to accept all abstracts for the virtual poster gallery. All abstract submissions will also be considered for lightning talks.

How: To submit an abstract, please visit

More information on submission guidelines and deadlines is available in the same link.

When: Abstracts must be submitted by Friday, December 18th, 2020


Keynote Guest Speaker

Dr. Daniel Pine, M.D.

NIH Distinguished Investigator

“Advancing Psychiatric Care through Clinical Neuroscience: Lessons from Research on Anxiety”




Dr. Daniel Pine is Chief, Emotion and Development Branch in the National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Research Program.  Dr. Pine moved to this position in 2000, after 10 years of training, teaching, and research at Columbia University.  Since graduating from medical school at the University of Chicago, Dr. Pine has been engaged continuously in research on pediatric mental disorders, as reflected in more than 600 peer-reviewed papers.  Currently, his group examines the degree to which pediatric mood and anxiety disorders are associated with perturbed neural circuitry function.   Dr. Pine served as the Chair of the Psychopharmacologic Drug Advisory Committee for the Food and Drug Administration, Chair of the Child and Adolescent Disorders Work Group for the DSM-5 Task Force, and President of the Society of Biological Psychiatry.  He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, a Distinguished Investigator indicating stature as among the 1-2% most impactful National Institute of Health intramural scientists, and has received many other awards.



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