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Wednesday Talk: January 31, 2024, 2-4 pm – in-person and on Zoom  

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January 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at 2 pm

Speaker: Jane Rylett, Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Aging, Western U.

Title: “Addressing the Impacts of Canada’s Changing Population Demographic” 

Abstract: The CIHR Institute of Aging invests in research that promotes an optimal life-long approach to healthy aging and improves the health and wellness of Canada’s aging population. By supporting advances in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care delivery and social determinants of health, the Institute seeks to improve the health and quality of life of Canadians in their later years. This is important as Canada and other countries face the challenge of aging populations. Before the end of this decade, Canada is expected to become one of the world’s super-aged countries, where more than 30 percent of Canadians will be age 60 or over.

Bio: Dr. Jane Rylett is Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Aging. She is appointed as a Distinguished University Professor at Western University in London, Ontario, and a Scientist in the Translational Neuroscience Group at Western’s Robarts Research Institute.  She is past-Chair of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and served as an Associate Dean of Research. Following a PhD in Pharmacology, she trained in neurophysiology at University College London, England and neurochemistry at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany. She was recruited to Western University as the Rubinoff Scholar in Geriatrics. Dr. Rylett is a cellular and molecular neurobiologist studying the consequences of age-related changes in brain and neurodegenerative diseases. She is recognized internationally for contributions in studies on cholinergic neurobiology and Alzheimer disease. Research in her laboratory focuses on mechanisms regulating chemical communication in the nervous system in health, normal aging and disease and the impact on cognitive function.

The link to register is https://forms.office.com/r/Cvd9Qiqqg8

The deadline to register is the Monday before the event at noon.  The Zoom link will be sent to registrants only.


January 31
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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