MEDIA ADVISORY - Why Women Make a Difference in Brain Science

TORONTO, Feb. 4, 2016 /CNW/ - The Ontario Brain Institute hosts a free public talk for International Women's Day on how women are changing the face of brain research – from basic science to advocacy.

Hear from:

  • Dr. Gillian Einstein, neuroscientist and expert in sex differences in the brain – University of Toronto

  • Dr. Jason Lerch, autism researcher using female mice to improve his work – The Hospital for Sick Children

  • Judith John, brain tumor survivor, patient advocate and healthcare communications professional

  • Dr. Pooja Viswanathan, entrepreneur and creator of new mobility devices for older adults – 2015 OBI Entrepreneur

  • Marcia Moffat, Managing Director and Country Head, Blackrock Canada and Vice-Chair OBI's Board of Directors


MC: Valerie Pringle, journalist & broadcaster, mental health advocate and OBI Board Member

Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  
Place: Roy Thomson Hall, North & South Lobbies, 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto ON

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SOURCE Ontario Brain Institute

For further information: For interviews please contact Michelle Wilson, Senior Program Lead, Communications, Ontario Brain Institute, Tel.: (647) 872-1215,


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