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Presented by BrainTrust Canada

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 | Ramada Kelowna

Doctors.  Scientists.  Educators.  Advocates.  Changemakers.  Some of the most inspired thinkers in the field will share short, powerful insights into the issues of concussion and brain injury.

Come for the experience.  Stay for the conversation.

Who Should Attend?
BRAINx 2020 will be of particular interest to:

  • healthcare professionals
  • school professionals
  • counsellors, psychologists, social workers
  • caregivers
  • parents
  • athletes
  • coaches

Why Attend?
At BRAINx 2020 you’ll hear:

  • how a teen athlete's death is bringing about a 'concussion code of conduct' in Canada
  • what happens when concussion symptoms don't go away
  • why it's essential to have a lawyer help with navigating post-injury life
  • how the concept of neuroplasticity is shaping current approaches to brain injury recovery
  • how an occupational therapist helps families rebuild their lives after brain injury
  • how sport is finding innovative ways to prevent concussion injuries
  • how critical counselling is to recovery for those with ABI and their caregivers
  • what community courts are doing to reduce re-offending amongst those with ABI
  • how one young man is 'finding the good' in a life altered by brain injury
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Keynote Speaker: Gordon Stringer

A Concussion Wake-up Call

“We're very pleased that Ontario has taken the lead in concussion awareness and prevention through Rowan's Law, and we hope the rest of Canada will follow suit.”

Gordon Stringer is the Ontario father of teen athlete, Rowan Stringer, who died on May 12, 2013 from Second Impact Syndrome. She had sustained three unrecognized, undiagnosed, untreated concussions in a span of six days. Since that day Gordon and his wife, Kathleen, have advocated for for increased awareness and education regarding recognition of concussions and their acute, chronic, and in extreme cases like Rowan’s, lethal effects. On March 6, 2018, Rowan’s Law was passed in Ontario. Gordon and Kathleen continue their quest to make sure what happened to their daughter doesn't happen to others, and they continue to work toward having Rowan’s Law replicated across Canada.

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

Shelina Babul

Dr. Shelina Babul

Understanding Persistent Concussion

Bryan Fitzpatrick BW

Bryan Fitzpatrick

Making Sense of Chaos

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Dr. Ryan D'Arcy

   Neuroplasticity - The Path to Recovery

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Jen Taubensee

Encouraging Mental, Physical, Cognitive, and Sensory Health After a Brain Injury

Stephanie Cowie BW

Stephanie Cowle

Playing It Safe

Dr Susannah-Joy BW

Dr. Susannah-Joy Schuilenberg

Adjustment, Grief, and Loss

Geoffrey Barrow BW

Geoffrey Barrow

Crime Prevention and ABI

Corbin BW

Corbin Coulter

Finding the Good

BRAINx Agenda - June 3, 2020

8:00 am Registration & Exhibit Area Open
8:45 am Welcome from BrainTrust Board Member / MC Angela Price-Stephens
Greetings from Brain Trust CEO, Mona Hennenfent
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
9:00 am Gordon Stringer A Concussion Wake-up Call
MORNING BRAINx PRESENTERS
10:10 am Dr. Shelina Babul Understanding Persistent Concussion
BREAK (10:40 - 11:00 am)
11:00 am Bryan Fitzpatrick Making Sense of Chaos
11:30 am Dr. Ryan D'Arcy Neuroplasticity - The Path to Recovery
LUNCH (12:10 pm - 1:00 pm)
AFTERNOON BRAINx PRESENTERS
1:00 pm Jen Taubensee Encouraging Mental, Physical, Cognitive, and Sensory Health
1:30 pm Stephanie Cowle Playing It Safe
AFTERNOON BREAK (2:00 - 2:20 pm)
2:20 pm Dr. Susannah-Joy
Schuilenberg
Adjustment, Grief, and Loss
2:50 pm Geoffrey Barrow Crime Prevention and ABI
3:20 pm Corbin Coulter Finding the Good
CLOSING REMARKS / PRIZE DRAWS / PUSHOR MITCHELL WINE & CHEESE (4:00 pm - 5:30 pm)
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 April 30) - $139 | General Admission (begins May 1) - $199
Early Bird Group of Four (until April 30) - $450 | Group of Four (begins May 1) - $500

Non-Profit Rate $112.50 | Contact Us for Student Rate

For those needing accommodation we have secured a conference rate of $134.99 plus tax for June 5 and/or June 6 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.

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

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