Cortical Connections 2020

June 19-21, 2020 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Cortical Connections is a series of events focused on developmental anomalies of cortical connectivity (specifically the corpus callosum).

In 2020, the program includes a workshop for clinicians, a family meeting and a research conference that is open to the public.  Details are provided below.

Registration is available through Eventbrite.

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Professional Workshop – Neuropsychological and Clinical Evaluation

  • June 19th, 8:00am – 12:00pm

Instituto D’Or Pesquisa e Ensino, Rua Diniz Cordeiro, 30 , Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro

This practical workshop will provide will provide specialized training for professionals who diagnose and assess children with developmental brain malformations.  It is open to psychologists, paediatricians, neurologists, radiologists, educators, and therapeutic professionals (OT, PT, SLP), and students in these fields.  (Participants may also attend the family meeting on the same day from 12:30pm – 5:40pm at the same location.) 

Family Meeting

  • June 19th, 8:00am – 12:00pm

Instituto D’Or Pesquisa e Ensino, Rua Diniz Cordeiro, 30 , Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro

A conference designed to inform and empower families dealing with corpus callosum disorders.  More information available at and through the AsBrDCC.

Research Conference

  • June 20th 8:30am – 6:30pm, followed by poster session from 6:30pm – 9:00pm

  • June 21st  8:30am – 1:00pm

Colegio Brasileiro de Cirurgioes, R. Visc. de Silva, 52, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro

A scientific meeting about developmental anomalies of cortical connectivity (specifically the corpus callosum). Conference speakers include scientists and clinicians from around the world; leading experts from the fields of developmental neuroscience, laboratory genetics, clinical genetics, paediatric neurology, neuroimaging and neuropsychology. The program consists of a series of brief presentations arranged in general progression from cellular & molecular studies, to neural diagnostics in humans, and finally to higher-level cognitive and behavioral issues related to anomalies of cortical connectivity.

Registration for Workshop & Conference
Cortical Connections Program

2020 Conference Co-Organizers

Previous Cortical Connections Events

  • Cortical Connections 2019 – Imagine Institute, Paris, France (program online, pdf)
  • Cortical Connections 2018 – Costa Mesa, California (program online, pdf)
  • Cortical Connections 2017 – Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia (program)
  • Cortical Connections 2015 – University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia (program)