AGI Conferences


AGI Marva White Awareness Conference 2020

This conference is made possible through the generosity of the Marvin A. Drimer Foundation.


Hormones, Sleep and Dementia: How Are They Linked?

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

6:00 PM - Sign-in
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Join us at the Marva Whyte 2020 Awareness Conference and deepen your understanding of dementia. AGI invites you to a one of a kind, theatre-style speaker panel, combining three expert presenters and a news media professional. Cindy Sherwin, Reporter CTV News, will moderate along with guest speakers:

- Dr. Serge Gauthier, CM, CQ, MD, FRCPC
- Dr. Julie Carrier, PhD
- Dr. Nicole Gervais, PhD

Be ready for an interactive discussion and learn about the relationship between sleep, hormones and dementia. This exchange will inform you about the latest findings in the field and will explore how sleep and hormones play a role in the development of dementia. This panel conference will share available prevention strategies and guide future recommendations. Conference is in english.

Chamandy Auditorium, LCC
4090 Royal Avenue, Montreal H4A 2M5

Admission $20

Registration required at 514-485-7233 or Limited Seating.

Guest Speakers

Dr. Serge Gauthier (CM, CQ, MD, FRCPC) is a world-known expert in dementia-related clinical research. His work focuses on studying dementia behaviour and its impact on activities of daily living.  He is the Director of the Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders Research Unit, at the McGill Center for Studies in Aging, located in the Douglas Research Centre. Dr. Gauthier is a full professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, and in the Department of Psychiatry, at McGill University. It is an honour to have him join us once again, following his traditional appearances at our previous Awareness Conferences.

Dr. Julie Carrier (PhD) is a renowned expert and world leader in sleep research examining the relationship between aging, sleep and biological rhythms. Dr. Carrier is the Co-Director of the Chronobiology Laboratory and the Network Director of the Canadian Sleep and Circadian Rhytms Network. She is a researcher at the research centre at the Institut Universitarie de Gériatrie de Montréal and a full professor in the Department of Psychology at the Université de Montréal. Her research team is based at the Sacré-Coeur Hospital.

Dr. Nicole Gervais (PhD) holds a postdoctoral fellow position at the Einstein Lab, in the University of Toronto. She has conducted research using three species: humans, common marmosets and rats, and her PhD dissertation investigated early markers of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Gervais is the recipient of a research fellowship co-funded by the Alzheimer’s Association and Brain Canada Foundation to study early markers of Alzheimer’s disease in middle-aged women with a surgical removal of both ovaries, and spontaneous menopause. She focuses on four themes related to Alzheimer’s disease: 1) memory, 2) brain structure, 3) sleep, and 4) inflammation. With no doubt, Dr. Gervais is a Canadian rising star in the theme of hormones, sleep, and Alzheimer’s disease.