Day: March 31, 2016

Conference: Flourishing Lives

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About the Conference Flourishing Lives: Healthy Relationships, Meaningful Connections and Positive Mental Health An educational forum co-hosted by George Brown College’s Centre for Preparatory & Liberal Studies and Academic and Student Affairs departments with sponsorship from RBC Foundation. Join us for a day of inspiration as Dr. Amy Banks and Dr. Corey Keyes share their wisdom on the importance of relationships, connections, and supportive communities to mental health and well-being.

  • Conference program will run from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Lunch, door prizes, refreshments and a chance to network with colleagues is included!

Location: 17th Annual George Brown Mental Health Conference George Brown College Financial Services Building, Room 406 290 Adelaide Street East, Toronto Keynote


Amy Banks, MD   Amy Banks, MD is the Director of Advanced Training at the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute at the Wellesley Centres for Women in Massachusetts. Amy Banks is the first person to bring relational-cultural theory together with neuroscience and is the foremost expert in the combined field. She has spoken throughout North America on “the Neurobiology of Relationship” and has an ongoing passion to spread the message that we are hardwired for connection.

Corey Keyes, PhD   Corey Keyes, PhD a sociologist and psychologist, researcher, and professor at Emory State University, is an internationally known expert on mental health and a leader in Positive Psychology, the scientific study of optimal human functioning. Keyes is passionate about the need to shift our public health focus from illness and disease to health and well-being.

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Annual Brain & Mental Health Day Conference

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You’re Invited: Annual Brain & Mental Health Day Conference – April 6, 2016

By Ann Watkins on Mar 29, 2016 10:23 am

This is a guest post written by the Centre for Brain and Mental Health communications team at the Hospital for Sick Children

Dear Colleagues,

Please accept our invitation to the SickKids Centre for Brain & Mental Health’s Annual Brain and Mental Health Day Conference taking place on Wednesday April 6, 2016!

The conference is free for anyone to attend, but you must be registered online. Click HERE to register!

Topic: White Matter and Oligodendrocytes in Mental Health Location:   Robert B. Salter Auditorium, Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning (686 Bay Street, Toronto ON) For SickKids staff planning on attending, please remember to cancel your clinics ahead of time. Time: Registration check in is open at 12 p.m. Conference: 1:00 p.m. to 5:05 p.m., Poster Session and Reception to follow: 5:05 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


  • Dr. Dwight E. Bergles *Keynote* Oligodendrocyte dynamics in cortical gray matter
  • Dr. Ann Yeh Halting progression in pediatric MS
  • Dr. Freda Miller Strategies for making new oligodendrocytes in the injured brain
  • Dr. Donald Mabbott What can we learn about white matter plasticity and function from imaging its structure? Lessons from the study of brain development
  • Dr. Joseph A. Helpern *Keynote* A Random Walk Through the ADHD Brain: Advances in Diffusion MRI for the Assessment of White Matter

For the full agenda click HERE.

Please feel free to share this information widely with anyone who may be interested in attending.