TVO partners with Ontario Brain Institute to livestream OBI Public Talks on Brain Science.

TORONTO, March 7, 2017 /CNW/ - TVO is partnering with the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) to bring discussions of the latest discoveries in brain science to a wider public via livestreaming on tvo.org.

The first live webcast will be on Tuesday, March 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with Bruising Your Brain: What Science and Sport Say About Concussions. Speakers are the Hockey Hall of Fame Honouree, Eric Lindros, and two of Canada's top concussion experts, Dr. Carolyn Emery and Dr. Roger Zemek. The moderator will be André Picard, health reporter for the Globe and Mail.

Said Dr. Tom Mikkelsen, President and Scientific Director at the OBI: "Part of our mandate is to help Ontarians become more aware of the causes, treatments, and costs of brain disorders. Our free public talks draw hundreds of people to hear from top scientists about the entire spectrum of brain disorders, from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, to depression, addiction – and concussions. We are thrilled to partner with TVO to offer these very popular talks to a wider audience across Ontario and beyond."

"TVO's mandate is to deliver high-calibre content to Ontario citizens. The Ontario Brain Institute's public talks fit the bill," said John Ferri, TVO's Vice President, Current Affairs and Documentaries. "They're informative, always fascinating and an important addition to the public conversation. We're delighted to feature them on our website."

In the months ahead, OBI plans to hold free public talks in Toronto and other cities around Ontario on subjects related to neuroscience and brain health. Many of these talks will be live-streamed on TVO.

About Ontario Brain Institute

The Ontario Brain Institute is a provincially‐funded, not‐for‐profit research centre seeking to maximize the impact of neuroscience and establish Ontario as a world leader in brain research, commercialization and care. Convergent partnerships are created between researchers, clinicians, industry, patients, and their advocates to foster discovery and deliver innovative products and services that improve the lives of those living with brain disorders.

About TVO

As the technological extension of Ontario's public education system, TVO's vision is to create a better world through the power of learning. TVO provides learning opportunities for Ontarians through innovative educational products, in-depth current affairs, groundbreaking documentaries, and award-winning TVOKids resources both inside and outside the classroom. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario and is a registered charity supported by sponsors and thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org.

SOURCE Ontario Brain Institute

For further information: Media Contacts: Ontario Brain Institute: Michelle Wilson, Senior Program Lead, Communications, Ontario Brain Institute, 647-872-1215, mwilson@braininstitute.ca; TVO: Angela Garde, Public Relations Specialist, 416.484.2600 x 2305, agarde@tvo.org

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