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2020 Brain Health Symposium: 

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Brains


Cecil Green Park House
6251 Cecil Green Park Road
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1X8

SYMPOSIUM UPDATE: Due to the concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Brain Health Sympodium: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Brains has been postponed until further notice in order to protect the health of those attending. We are truly disappointed to postpone this symposium and hope we will find alternative dates that work for all. We are thankful for the support we have received thus far and will provide updates once we have more information.  

 The Physical Activity for Precision Health Cluster would like to invite you to the 2020 Brain Health Symposium, a two-day event held in the beautiful city of Vancouver, BC. The symposium will bring together world-class experts to discuss the role of lifestyle strategies for promoting cognitive and brain health. The symposium will also include poster presentations and a speed networking session for trainees. 

We are delighted to showcase the following symposium speakers: 

Dr. John Ratey, MD, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Cindy Barha, PhD, University of British Columbia 

Professor Deborah Barnes, PhD, MPH, University of California, San Francisco 

Dr. Louis Bherer, MPs, PhD, Concordia University

Professor Michael Brauer, ScD, University of British Columbia 

Associate Professor Michelle Carlson, PhD, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 

Professor Brett Finlay, PhD, University of British Columbia 

Dr. Paul Gardiner, PhD, the University of Queensland

Professor Art Kramer, PhD, Northeastern University

Assistant Professor Eli Puterman, PhD, University of British Columbia 

Professor Caterina Rosano, MD, MPH, University of Pittsburgh 

Assistant Professor Andrea Rosso, PhD, MPH, University of Pittsburgh

Associate Professor Naznin Virji-Babul, PhD, PT, University of British Columbia

Professor Shawn Youngstedt, PhD, Arizona State University 

 Poster Presentations - Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts is OPEN! The submission deadline for abstracts is Monday, April 13th at 11:59 PM PST. Trainees from all levels (undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral fellows) are highly encouraged to submit their brain health-related research. The poster session will take place on Wednesday, May 13th ‚Äčand will provide trainees the opportunity to interact directly with our guest speakers. 

Please submit your abstract HERE.  

Contact Information

Conference Registration

Trainee Speed Networking Lunch

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If you have any questions, please contact Alexis Bullock at 604-875-4111 ext. 69056 or [email protected].

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No cancellations or refunds.