Pushor Mitchell Okanagan Conference On Brain Injury, Hosted By BrainTrust Canada

BrainTrust Canada is hosting its 22nd annual brain injury conference – the Pushor Mitchell Okanagan Conference on Brain Injury on Friday, May 8th, at the Laurel Packinghouse in Kelowna.

This is Brain Trust Canada’s leading education event, and will be an interactive learning experience for professionals, caregivers and individuals living with brain injury.

This year’s theme is “Ahead of the Curve” and will be of interest to those working in clinical, legal or academic settings such as physicians, lawyers, rehabilitation practitioners, educators and counsellors. Leading experts will present on a variety of topics including the relationship between dementia and cognitive decline; concussion management and prevention; rehabilitation and recovery; suicide awareness; and estate planning.

Leading experts presenting at this year’s conference include:

Dr. Cheryl Wellington, a Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UBC speaking on “Brain Injury to Dementia” and sharing her leading edge research on Alzheimer Disease and Traumatic Brain Injury;

Dr. Shelina Babul, Associate Director/Sports Injury Specialist with the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit speaking on “Concussion in BC – An Invisible Epidemic” and sharing the latest research and new training tool for diagnosis and prevention;

Val Lougheed, President of Northern Lights Canada, sharing her moving personal story of nearly dying in a head-on collision;

Lyndsay Wells, the Public Education Program Coordinator for Vancouver Island Crisis Society/Crisis Line and former RCMP constable speaking on “Suicide Awareness and Response after Brain Injury”;

Melodie Lind, a Lawyer with Pushor Mitchell LLP, speaking on tax, trust and estate planning;

Terri Knox, author and life coach, as the closing keynote titled “You’re the Boss of You!” Terri will challenge attendees to use introspection and humor to live each day with purpose and passion.

“Brain injury has been labelled an epidemic. It is the leading cause of death and disability under the age of 44,” explains Paul Mitchell Q.C., Partner with Pushor Mitchell LLP.

“Our firm has seen firsthand the devastating toll that brain injury takes on individuals and families, and the significant social costs that can impact society. Through our work with personal injury cases over the years, we have developed a clear understanding of the importance of preventative education as well as support for individuals and families who live with the outcomes of brain injury each and every day. We applaud the work of BrainTrust Canada in bringing these important messages to the community each year through the excellent range of speakers gathered at this annual conference. We are pleased to be the Title Sponsor of this conference, which we believe offers something for everyone who attends – regardless of their affiliation.”

BrainTrust Canada is a progressive community rehabilitation organization dedicated to maximizing independence for individuals with brain injury and also to reducing preventable brain injuries through education and prevention.

To register for the Pushor Mitchell Okanagan Conference on Brain Injury, go to Okanagan Conference on Brain Injury

The day rate is $125.
For more information, please contact:
Magda Kapp
Director of Communications, BrainTrust Canada
(250) 762-3233 local 115 / [email protected]

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