Pexels

Kelowna brain injury symposium follows TED Talk format

Pushor Mitchell BRAINx BrainTrust will be held June 6

Doctors. Scientists. Advocates. Changemakers.

These are some of the presenters at this year’s Pushor Mitchell BRAINx BrainTrust Canada’s annual brain injury symposium taking place Thursday June 6 at the Ramada Hotel in Kelowna.

READ MORE: Concussion treatment clinic opens in Kelowna

In the style of TEDx, the event will showcase insightful presentations relating to brain injury and will be of interest to anyone working in the health care field working in issues including concussion, brain injury, mental health and addictions; legal or insurance field whose work touches those with brain injury; or individuals with brain injury and caregivers, according to BrainTrust in a news release.

Presentations include keynote speaker Martin Parnell who shares his ‘finish the race’ attitude after being diagnosed with a rare blood clot on his brain that left him unable to walk without assistance. He is joined by nine other speakers from across Canada.

READ MORE: BrainTrust lifeline for Kelowna single mom

“Pushor Mitchell is pleased to once again support one of our key charities, BrainTrust Canada as title sponsor of this year’s BRAINx,” says Paul Mitchell of Pushor Mitchell LLP. “With our firm’s personal injury work, we understand the impact of brain injury on the survivor and their loved ones, and we value the work BrainTrust does in our community to assist those living with brain injury as well as bring awareness to the importance of prevention especially for youth who are at the greatest risk.”

READ MORE: BrainTrust unveils new game

Speakers include:

· Keynote: Martin Parnell – The Secret Marathon

· Dr. Shelina Babul from the BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit – Concussions: An Acute Urgent Public Health Concern

· Colin Edstrom from Pushor Mitchell speaking on Managing Brain Injury in the Workplace

· Mark Watson from the Watson Centre on Brain Health speaking on a Four Pillar Approach to Recovery

· Dr. Angela Colantonio from the University of Toronto speaking on Connecting Brain Injury, Mental Health & Addictions

· Dr. Julia Schmidt from UBC Vancouver speaking on the Role of Self Awareness and Self Identify in Recovery

· Jennifer Smith from Preventable speaking on Social Marketing for Injury Prevention

· Dr. Mark Ware from the University of McGill speaking on Cannabis and Brain Injury

· Jason McIntyre from BC Corrections speaking on Cognitive Based Interventions for Success

· Jules Delorme – Personal story of recovery

READ MORE: Marathoner wants to run across Canada to benefit brain injury cause


edit@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Kelowna cab driver charged with sexual assault

RCMP received a report May 28 alleging a taxi passenger had been sexually assaulted by a cab driver

Trial delayed for West Kelowna man charged with murdering his wife

Kevin Costin’s trial is on hold until the Crown and defence work out a few kinks

Kelowna comedians tell jokes for wildfire relief

All ticket sales from Comedy for a Cause will go to the Canadian Red Cross Fire Relief Fund.

UPDATE: Police say the firearm was fake

Witness says she saw a man walking down the street possibly holding a firearm

More than 2,000 dogs might not be licensed in the RDCO

The RDCO is under going a dog license audit

VIDEO: Young couple found dead in northern B.C. had been shot, police say

Chynna Noelle Deese of the U.S. and Lucas Robertson Fowler of Australia were found along Highway 97

Latest plan is to fly trapped fish by helicopter over Big Bar slide

Multi-pronged plan set in motion to freesalmon blocked by landslide in the Fraser River

Controversial anti-abortion film to be screened in the South Okanagan

Unplanned will be shown at the Penticton Landmark theatre

Okanagan-based pop star Andrew Allen is back with a new band

Singer-songwriter Andrew Allen is bringing his new band home for a concert this Friday

Family of missing B.C. senior with dementia frustrated with situation, heartened by community support

Nine days since Grace was last seen the question remains: ‘How can an 86-year-old just disappear?’

Kelowna athletes take top spots in Peach Classic triathlon

Over 300 triathletes competed in the 36th edition of the Peach City Classic Triathlon Sunday.

Police seek witnesses in fatal motorcycle crash on Highway 3

A 50-year-old Vancouver area man was killed in a motorcycle crash July… Continue reading

Kingfisher reels in kids for North Okanagan fishing event

Enderby centre hosts free, family fun event

Most Read