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.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Pilot project aims to boost entrepreneurial women in the Okanagan

W Venture, a collaborative project, is open for applications until the end of July

Cyclist struck by vehicle in West Kelowna

The cyclist was transported to hospital by ambulance

Police searching for missing Lake Country man

David Anthony Jenken, 65, was reported missing Friday and was last seen on June 28

‘Justice for Mona’ protests planned in Kelowna, Lower Mainland

Security camera footage shows Mona Wang being dragged, stepped on during RCMP wellness check

VIDEO: Musqueam Chief captures captivating footage of bald eagle catching meal

‘This is why we have chosen to live here since time immemorial,’ Chief Wayne Sparrow’s nephew says

Police ramp up efforts to get impaired drivers off B.C. roads this summer

July is dedicated to the Summer CounterAttack Impaired Driving Campaign

Migrant workers stage multi-city action for full status amid COVID-19 risks

‘COVID-19 has exacerbated an existing crisis’

Shuswap resident spots waterspout near Salmon Arm

The rare weather event was spotted early in the morning on July 4.

PHOTOS: B.C.’s top doc picks up personalized Fluevog shoes, tours mural exhibition

Murals of Gratitude exhibit includes at least one portrait of Henry alongside paintings of health-care workers

Okanagan school drops ‘Rebels’ sports team name, citing links with U.S. Civil War

Name and formerly-used images “fly in the face” of the district’s human rights policy, says board chair

Seymour Arm landslide interrupts drinking water to 500 people

The July 3 slide damaged a water system and a logging road.

In troubled times: Independence Day in a land of confusion

Buffeted by invisible forces and just plain worn out, the United States of America celebrates its 244th birthday

Stop enforcing sex work laws during COVID-19, advocates say

There are provisions in Canada’s prostitution laws that make workers immune from prosecution, but not from arrest

Most Read