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Pushor Mitchell BRAINx

Doctors. Scientists. Advocates. Changemakers. These are some of the presenters at this year’s Pushor Mitchell BRAINx, BrainTrust Canada’s annual brain injury symposium taking place on Thursday June 6th, 2019 at the Ramada Hotel in Kelowna. In the style of TEDx, the event will showcase insightful presentations relating to brain injury and will be of interest to anyone working in the health care field working in issues including concussion, brain injury, mental health and addictions; legal or insurance field whose work touches those with brain injury; or individuals with brain injury and caregivers. Presentations include keynote speaker Martin Parnell who shares his ‘finish the race’ attitude after being diagnosed with a rare blood clot on his brain that left him unable to walk without assistance. He is joined by nine other speakers from across Canada who will speak on Concussion; Brain injury in the workplace; Mental Health & Addictions; Injury Prevention; Cannabis; and to end the day one of BrainTrust’s clients shares his story of crashing his quad and his amazing attitude to better himself every day with his motto tatooed on his arm “Fall Down Seven Stand up Eight”.

“Pushor Mitchell is pleased to once again support one of our key charities, BrainTrust Canada as title sponsor of this year’s BRAINx,” says Paul Mitchell of Pushor Mitchell LLP. “With our firm’s personal injury work, we understand the impact of brain injury on the survivor and their loved ones, and we value the work BrainTrust does in our community to assist those living with brain injury as well as bring awareness to the importance of prevention especially for youth who are at the greatest risk.”

Title Sponsor Pushor Mitchell LLP is joined by sponsors Associated Economic Consultants, Bayshore Home Health, CONNECT Communities, FORTIS, KGH Foundation, March of Dimes, Vitalis, Trial Lawyers Association and WorkSafe BC.  The symposium early bird rate of $139 and a group rate for four tickets at $450 until April 30th, followed with a general admission of $199. The day includes all speakers, light breakfast, hot lunch and Wine & Cheese reception at the end of the day. Registration at www.braintrustcanada.com – BRAINx.  Companies interested in supporting the event as a sponsor or exhibitor should contact Magda Kapp, Director at [email protected]

Roster of Speakers:

Keynote: Martin Parnell – The Secret Marathon
Dr. Shelina Babul from the BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit - Concussions: An Acute Urgent Public Health Concern
Colin Edstrom from Pushor Mitchell speaking on Managing Brain Injury in the Workplace
Mark Watson from the Watson Centre on Brain Health speaking on a Four Pillar Approach to Recovery
Dr. Angela Colantonio from the University of Toronto speaking on Connecting Brain Injury, Mental Health & Addictions
Dr. Julia Schmidt from UBC Vancouver speaking on the Role of Self Awareness and Self Identify in Recovery
Jennifer Smith from Preventable speaking on Social Marketing for Injury Prevention
Dr. Mark Ware from the University of McGill speaking on Cannabis and Brain Injury
Jason McIntyre from BC Corrections speaking on Cognitive Based Interventions for Success
Jules Delorme - Personal story of recovery

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