Pushor Mitchell presents the Okanagan Symposium on Brain Health on May 12, 2016

By Paul Mitchell, Q.C.
Categories: Blog, Brain Injury

On Thursday May 12th, 2016 Pushor Mitchell presents the Okanagan Symposium on Brain Health, presented by Brain Trust Canada, at the Laurel Packinghouse – 1304 Ellis Street, Kelowna, BC.

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.

“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.

The theme of the symposium is “Brain Health – How to Use your Brain to Live a Healthier Life

Keynote Presenters:

Dr. Stephen Kiraly – a Psychiatrist who has conducted research and published in the field of neuroendocrinology, with a special interest in mild traumatic brain injury as it affects the aging brain. He will review what is good and bad for the brain, comparisons from latest research, and how that applies especially to those with a history of brain injury.

Dr. Peter Reiner – Professor and co-founder of the National Core for Neuroethics, and a member of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. His presentation will highlight the tools to enhance cognitive function, as well as domains of cognition that we may or may not wish to enhance.

Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose PhD, PT, Associate Professor-Physical Therapist and a Canada Research Chair at the University of British Columbia. In her presentation she will share her research on the role of exercise in promoting cognitive and mobility outcomes, particularly for older adults.

Dr. Andrew Miki – Registered Psychologist in BC specializes in neuropsychology and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. His presentation will focus on how we can streamline our brains to better manage stress in our lives, based on principles of neuroplasticity.

Sean Pritchard – Sean spent many years as a Buddhist monk in the Burmese tradition, teaching insight and mindfulness practice to many different cultures and nationalities. He is a Doctoral Candidate in clinical psychology at Fielding Graduate University. In his presentation “Mindfulness and Focus” he will introduce attendees to relaxation strategies to not only relax, but also manage mood and pain, and fully enjoy the moment.

For more information visit: www.braintrustcanada.com or click here to register.
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Paul Mitchell, Q.C. is a BC personal injury lawyer who has extensive experience with brain injury claims. Paul was a founding Director of BrainTrust Canada (Central Okanagan Brain Injury Society), and was on their board for over 25 years. He has presented at numerous brain injury conferences, including the Naramata Brain Injury Conference, and the BC Brain Injury Conference in Vancouver.

He is also the author of many articles and publications on brain injury.

For more information on brain injuries, contact Paul Mitchell, Q.C. at 250-869-1115 (direct line), or send him a confidential email at mitchell@pushormitchell.com.