Media Advisory - Healthy Brains Across The Life Span conference: addressing mental health and neurological challenges in Canada

OTTAWA, Feb. 24, 2016 /CNW/ - The health and economic impacts of neurological and mental health conditions are staggering. From prevention to management, addressing the brain health of Canadians of all ages is critical.

The Conference Board of Canada will bring together experts in the field of mental health and neurological conditions at its Healthy Canada: Healthy Brains Across The Lifespan conference in Toronto on March 2. Delegates will learn how governments, employers, researchers, care and service providers are leveraging innovative programs, policies and practices to foster healthy brains and addressing the needs of Canadians living with neurological and mental health conditions.

When and Where:                                                 

  • March 2, 2016, Pantages Hotel Toronto Centre, Toronto, ON

Who:  Speakers include:

  • Dr. Dan Goldowitz, Scientific Director, NeuroDevNet
  • Dr. Zul Merali, President and CEO, Institute of Mental Health Research, University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health
  • Edward Mantler, Vice-President, Programs and Priorities, Mental Health Commission of Canada
  • Dr. Marie-Hélène Pelletier, Assistant Vice-President, Workplace Mental Health, Sun Life Financial
  • Dr. Beth Reade, Medical Director, Return-to-Work Services, Homewood Health
  • Sarah Robichaud, Founder and Executive Director, Dancing with Parkinson's
  • Dr. Thy Dinh, Director, Health Economics, The Conference Board of Canada


Media accreditation for these events is required.

For the full list of speakers, schedule and times, visit:

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The Conference Board of Canada's Healthy Canada: Healthy Brains Across The Lifespan is sponsored by McKesson Canada, Homewood Health, Medtronic and Sun Life Financial.


SOURCE Conference Board of Canada

For further information: For further information and media accreditation: Sean Burgess, Communications Coordinator, Tel.: (613) 526-3090, ext. 294, E-mail: or Yvonne Squires, Media Relations, Tel.: (613) 526-3090, ext. 221, E-mail:


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