Hosting City

Montreal, Quebec


BFAL 2018 will be held as a joint event with ITS 2018. Thus the hosting city of BFAL 2018 is Montreal, a French- speaking city, the second-largest in Canada, the largest in the province of Quebec, built on an island sitting in the Saint Lawrence River, with more than three million people. Its name comes from Mount Royal (Mont Royal in French), a hill located at the center of Montreal . Montreal is one of the largest Canadian industrial and commercial center, and a major sea port- the biggest inland port in the world – with many historical and cultural interests. Many important art, history, and science museums, as well as beautiful churches invite the visitors to explore Motreal which is also known as ‘the city of a hundred churches’.

Tourists can visit the Old City in horse-drawn carriages, where many buildings from the earliest years stand and remind of the way of life that started in the New World. They can also visit the World’s Fair and the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Formula One. The city is also known for its festivals, like the Montreal Jazz Festival and Just For Laughs. The famous circus troupe (group) Cirque du Soleil is also from Montreal. Montreal hosts many international organizations and corporations. It also welcomes students from all over the world in its four major Universities. UQAM, the hosting institution of the Conference is one of them.


According to Tourisme Montreal post,  Montreal is a pioneering City in Neuroscience.


“With the largest number of research centres in the country, Montréal is Canada’s research and education capital, and neuroscience is in the top tier of local expertise. Québec is home to more than 800 neuroscience professionals – with over 240 active in the Montréal area alone – and 39 companies related to neuroscience, positioning the city as an international leader for development and innovation in the field.

When it comes to education, Montréal is also a leader with 36 neuroscience-related University research chairs in Québec, not to mention home base for the world-renowned Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (AKA the Neuro). All four of the city’s world-class universities (McGill, Concordia, UQAM and Université de Montréal) offer programs in neuroscience studies, and McGill’s Brain@McGill is one of the world’s largest organizations focused on structural and functional brain imaging. Furthermore, McGill’s Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives project has been designated as a World Center of Excellence focused on accelerating international transfer of information to improve brain health across the globe.” 

This is the perfect scientific, academic and research milieu for the presentation of BFAL 2018 research outcomes.