WELCOME TO THE 4th JOINT ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING OF ISCoS AND ASIA
It is a pleasure and an honor to host the next ISCoS/ASIA meeting in Montreal from May 14-16, 2015. The SensoriMotor Rehabilitation Research Team is your local host organization. The group is a multidisciplinary team of basic and clinical scientists working on spinal cord injury and stroke with 30 researchers affiliated to all major universities in Montreal and Quebec..
This joint meeting of ASIA and ISCoS promises a stimulating scientific program and an opportunity to enjoy the role of Montreal in Science, Culture and History.
Scientifically, Montreal has been associated with significant advances in neuroscience, such as the mapping of the sensorimotor cortices as the well-known homunculi by Dr Wilder Penfield at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Dr Herbert Jasper (McGill University and Université de Montréal), as well as the pioneering work of Dr Gustave Gingras in spinal cord rehabilitation medicine at the Université de Montréal.
Culturally, Montreal hosts everyone in both French and English, as well being home to many other nationalities. Everyone can find their favourite quarter of the city to enjoy regional cuisine and culture. Montreal is bursting with cultural events, as well as gastronomy for every level of sophistication and budget. With the input of our trainees, we have created a list for students and fellows (or folks with youthful appetites and ears) of places to visit for food, drink and music.
Historically, Montreal has played a key role in the settlement of Canada. Jacques Cartier explored present-day Newfoundland and Quebec as early as 1534 and made three voyages to Quebec, staying for a couple of years each time. Samuel de Champlain permanently founded Quebec City in 1608, after establishing Acadia in 1605 and established a post at Montreal in 1611. Paul de Chomedey, sieur de Maisonneuve founded Montreal in 1642. You can enjoy historic Montreal via many different walking or cycle paths. There are a multitude of art galleries and museums such as Pointè-a-Callière (Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History) being a most unique way to experience the city’s 400-year history.
Bienvenue à Montreal!