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February 23, 2023

Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

This workshop is part of our virtual "Mind the Gap: Hormonal Contraceptives and Brain Health" series, which brings attention to the brain health issues that women+ face and encourage the medical, scientific and commercial communities to address them. In this session, we will hear from two renowned speakers who will discuss pertinent topics related to hormonal contraceptives and brain health issues that women+ face. Jesse Lacasse will moderate the event and facilitate conversation.


11:00-11:05—Welcome Remarks

11:05-11:35—Speaker 1: Jesse Lacasse, PhD candidate, Concordia University

11:35-12:10—Speaker 2: Dr. Natalie Tronson, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA 


Individual Event Cost

General Public: $15

Students: $10

We offer you the option of registering for individual events or signing up for the entire series. Video recordings of our conference sessions will be sent to all registrants following each event. Register for this individual event below. 

Individual Event Registration


Jesse Lacasse

Bio: Jesse Lacasse is a Ph.D. (c) at Concordia University's Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology in Montréal, Quebec. His research focuses on the effects of hormonal contraceptives on the brain and cognition both in women and in female rats.

Dr. Natalie Tronson

Bio: Dr. Natalie Tronson's research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of learning and memory; the internal and external factors that can lead to changes in memory; and the role of memory dysregulation in psychiatric and neurological disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder, and post-operative cognitive decline. Dr. Tronson is particularly intruigued by questions such as “Why do many patients develop post-traumatic stress disorder after heart attack?” and “What causes cognitive and memory decline after surgery?” and “How do normal memories for trauma become pathological in post-traumatic stress disorder?” and “Why are women so much more susceptible to these than males?”

Event Keywords: 
animal models, hormonal contraceptives