UBC Okanagan is a respected centre of learning and research which enhances knowledge creation and innovation both in this region and internationally.  The conference will provide current research and practical information presented by leading speakers on the subject of brain injury. This year’s theme is “Living Well: The Importance of Community Rehabilitation after Brain Injury” and will include an array of professional keynote speakers and workshops.

The opening presenter Fred Sarkari is a thoughtful and engaging writer and presenter who will share his experience of living through a brain injury.  Other presenters include Dr. Carolyn Lemsky – CHIRS, Toronto, Ontario (Substance abuse after brain injury); Dr. Max Cynader – Brain Research Centre, Vancouver, BC (Enhancing the plasticity of the brain); Dr. Merry Miller, West Kelowna, BC (The correlation and impact of PTSD and brain injury); Dr. Grace Hopp, Port Coquitlam/Vernon, BC (Psychological & cognitive functioning post-injury); and Dr. Ronald Manley – Vancouver, BC (Trauma informed care, interpersonal neurobiology, and human potential).

Early bird registration is $475 + GST to May 26th – register now at www.braintrustcanada.com and click on “Events” – “Pushor Mitchell Okanagan Conference on Brain Injury” (note that bookings for rooms are separate – see www.braintrustcanada.com for more information)  For more information call Maribeth Friesen at (250) 762-3233 local 110 or mfriesen@braintrustcanada.com.

BrainTrust Canada is a progressive not for profit association which provides community rehabilitation for individuals with brain injury in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia.  The Association also has a strong focus on injury prevention which includes helmet safety, school education, sports concussion awareness and innovative social marketing initiatives targeting youth  – the highest risk group for injury.