2020 CMBES Annual General Meeting

Notice of the 2020 CMBES Annual General Meeting

Date: July 28, 2020

Time: 12:00pm to 2:00pm EST

Location: This meeting will take place virtually

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AGM Keynote Address

EEG-based Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis

Raymundo Cassani, Ph.D., Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Centre Énergie, Matériaux Télécommunications, INRS-EMT


Alzheimer’s disease (AD) accounts for nearly 70% of dementia cases. Although there is no cure, an early diagnosis can improve the quality of life of patients and their caregivers. Currently, AD diagnosis is based on  mental status examinations, expensive neuroimaging scans, and invasive laboratory tests, all of which render the diagnosis time-consuming and costly. In the last decade EEG  has emerged as an alternative technique for AD diagnosis with accuracies inline with those obtained with more expensive neuroimaging tools. However the use of rsEEG for AD diagnosis presents two major disadvantages: (1) reliance on experienced technical personnel to manually select artefact-free EEG epochs for analysis, (2) the need for medical-grade EEG systems often 16+ electrodes, and (3) use of resting-awake experimental protocols to minimize movement artifacts.Here we present steps towards overcoming the limitations in the use of EEG for AD diagnosis.

Duration: 20 min


Dr. Raymundo Cassani received the BS degree in communications and electronics engineering and, the MSc degree in microelectronics from the Instituto Politecnico Nacional (Mexico) in 2007 and 2012 respectively. In 2007, he performed an internship at the Instituto Nacional de Cardiologa (Mexico). Between 2008 and 2010, he worked in industry as an R&D engineer. In 2012, he was a visiting student at the Research Centre of the Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal, Canada. Currently, he is a PhD student at INRS-EMT. His main interests are in EEG signal processing, near-infrared spectroscopy, biomedical signal processing, sensor fusion, and brain-computer interfaces.