2022 CCNA Partners Forum and Science Days – Best Poster Abstract Recipients

2022 CCNA Partners Forum and Science Days – Best Poster Abstract Recipients

The Training and Capacity Building Program offers its congratulations to the following CCNA trainees whose poster abstracts were chosen by the Abstract Review Committee for Best Poster Abstract in the categories below. We would like to thank the abstract reviewers and all of the trainees who submitted abstracts and presented posters at this year’s trainee poster session.

Theme 1/Prevention

  • Master’s Category: Nicholas Grunden, Concordia University, Team 17 for “The Gestalt of Cognition: Are Cognitive Networks Reorganized in Subjective Cognitive Decline?”
  • Doctoral, MD/PhD Category: Erika Kropf, McMaster University, Team 2 for “Nitrative stress-induced JNK activation decreases axonal transport of proNGF in aged basal forebrain cholinergic neurons”
  • Postdoctoral Fellow Category: Laura Fitzgibbon-Collins, Western University, Team 7 for “Greater increases in cerebral blood flow velocity and oxygenation during over-ground-walking are associated with improved neuronal function in adults with mild cognitive impairment”

Theme 2/Treatment

  • Master’s Category: Khushbu Patel, University of British Columbia, Team 9 for “The importance of early diagnosis: Lessons learned from lived experiences in the IMPACT-AD BC study”
  • Doctoral, MD/PhD Category (three-way tie):
    1. Daksh Datta, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Team 11 for “A voxel-based morphometric study of apathy across neurodegenerative disorders”
    2. Cyril Helbing, University of British Columbia, Team 9 for “Diagnostic performance of α-synuclein seeding amplification assays using cerebrospinal fluid, skin, and olfactory mucosa: a meta-analysis”
    3. Kim Lasnier- Le Quang, CRIUGM, Team 10 for “Identifying predictors of efficacy of a leisure-based cognitive intervention (ENGAGE)”
  • Postdoctoral Category (two-way tie):
    1. Linzy Bohn, University of Alberta, Team 9 for “Machine Learning Analyses Identify Multimorbidity Features that Discriminate Four Cohorts in the Alzheimer’s Disease Spectrum: A COMPASS-ND Study”
    2. Hyunwoo Lee, University of British Columbia, Team 13 for “White matter hyperintensities in predementia frontotemporal dementia mutation carriers approaching clinical conversion”

Theme 3/Quality of Life

  • Undergraduate Category: Eden Mancor, Concordia University, Team 17 for “Cognitive Reserve in Memory in Mild Cognitive Impairments: Differences in Sex and Education”
  • Master’s Category: Shirley Dumassais, Université de Montréal, Team 17 for “Identifying a knowledge-to-practice gap in accommodation strategies for sensory impairment during the administration of cognitive tests”
  • Doctoral, MD/PhD Category: April Pereira, University of Waterloo, Team 17 for “Associations between Older Adults’ Memory Performance, Negative Views of Aging, and Self-perceived Memory”
  • Postdoctoral Fellow Abstract Award: Isabelle Dufour, McGill University, Team 19 for “Research protocol of the Transilab Laval-ROSA: A living lab on Transitions for people living with major neurocognitive disorders”