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Doctors.  Scientists.  Advocates.  Athletes.  Changemakers. These are the video and live speakers who will gather at our BRAINx event at Ramada Kelowna on June 7, 2018. 

Some of the most inspired thinkers in the field will share short, powerful insights into brain injury.  Come for the experience.  Stay for the conversation.

Last year our Brain Injury Symposium was a sell-out. BUY NOW to ensure you have a seat at this dynamic event in 2018!

Keynote Speakers: Kerry Goulet and Keith Primeau

Concussions and Hockey - An Honest Discussion


Kerry Goulet

StopConcussions, Global Director
Shoot for a Cure, Co-Chair

"It's not what you collect along your journey...championships, scoring races, trophies, money, cars...but what you give back, that will be your legacy."

Former star European hockey player, coach, and general manager, Kerry Goulet now focuses all of his efforts into generating awareness of concussions and neurotrauma. Kerry suffered three documented concussions while playing and knows first-hand the challenges of coping with this injury. He has dedicated much of his off ice energy to charitable causes, with his main focus on concussions and spinal cord injuries in sport. His experience and  expertise position him as an educational speaker, and he travels the world on a mission to stop concussions and spinal cord injuries.

STOCK--Philadelphia Flyers Keith Primeau skates during a game against the Ottawa Senators at the Corel Centre in Ottawa Thursday Feb. 6, 2003.(CP PHOTO/Jonathan Hayward)

Keith Primeau

StopConcussions, Co-Founder

“What I have is four documented concussions dating back to 1997 but that doesn’t tell the whole story. I started playing hockey at 5 years old...”

Keith Primeau played 15 seasons in the National Hockey League with the Detroit Red Wings, Hartford Whalers, Carolina Hurricanes and Philadelphia Flyers. He was captain of the Philadelphia Flyers until his fourth documented concussion forced him into retirement.

In addition to being a co-founder of StopConcussions, he helped author the book, Concussed

We are proud to also showcase an outstanding line-up of
Okanagan-based BRAINx speakers.

JanelleBB - BW
Janelle Breese Biagioni

Caregiver Fatigue - An Empty Cup is an Empty Cup

Martin Bell

    Ending Homelessness in Kelowna                            

Dr. Kyleen Myrah

   Ending Homelessness in Kelowna                  

Patti Flaherty

Life Re-Design - Real Life Stories and Their Human Value

Maria Reed BW
Maria Reed

  Aboriginal Culture and Brain Injury             

Karen Mason and Dr. Paul van Donkelaar

Traumatic Brain Injury and Intimate Partner Violence

Melissa Feddersen

Mental Health and Brain Injury in Youth

Matt Canzer

We See You - Measuring the Invisible in Personal Injury Litigation

Sue McKinnon

Employment and Acquired Brain Injury

Shawn Mitton

    Brain Injury Prevention in the Workplace

Shanda Hill

4500 Km and Beyond - A Story of Survival and Achievement

Dr. Harry Miller

Brain Injury 101/Neuropsychology                       

BRAINx Agenda - June 7, 2018

8:00am - 8:30 am:   Registration/ Exhibit Area Open / Light Breakfast

8:30am – 8:45 am:  Welcome - MC Phil Johnson

8:45am – 9:45am:   Keynote - Keith Primeau and Kerry Goulet

9:45am – 12:00pm:  BRAINx Speakers

12:00pm – 1:00pm:   Lunch

1:00pm – 4:00pm:  BRAINx Speakers

4:00pm - 5:30pm:  Pushor Mitchell Wine and Cheese Reception/Closing Remarks /Prize Draws


Thank you to AM1150 Radio Host, Phil Johnson, for being our M.C. at BRAINx 2018.

Delicious breakfast with hot coffee and croissant

What's Included

Your conference ticket includes a light breakfast, hot buffet lunch, nutrition breaks, and a wine and cheese reception.  We make every effort to ensure there is something for everyone; vegetarian and gluten free options will be available.  If you have significant dietary restrictions please contact us and we'll do our best to accommodate you.

Early Bird Admission (until March 31) -  $139 | General Admission - $179 | Contact Us for Student Rate

For those needing accommodation we have secured a conference rate of $134.99 plus tax for June 6 and/or June 7 at our host hotel.  Please request the rate for the BrainTrust Canada BRAINx Symposium when you book your room.

Call 250-860-9711 or 1-800-854-9517.

While you're here take time to explore our beautiful city.  You're sure to experience something that will create a fond memory - a spectacular view, an award-winning wine, a unique eatery, an outdoor activity, or a local event.  There's something for everyone.

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