Brain Health Symposium

February 28, 2013 11:58 AM | Leann Hackman-Carty

MLA DeLong wishes to inform you about an upcoming Brain Health Symposium that will provide information to Albertans about maintaining their brain health throughout their lifetime. The symposium is being offered to all interested Albertans free of charge.


This symposium is part of the Office of the Public Guardian’s Promoting Brain Health Initiative, which helps Albertans adopt a lifelong proactive approach to maintaining their self-determination and autonomy. Current research shows that it is possible for people to improve their brain health and thereby postpone cognitive decline and, in certain circumstances, recover from brain ailments or brain injury.


The keynote speakers presenting at the symposium are two leading Canadian experts: Dr. Bryan Kolb, one of Canada's most prominent neuropsychologists, a professor at the University of Lethbridge, and co-author of the 1980 book that is said to have defined the field of neuropsychology: Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology; and Dr. Max Cynader, Director of the Brain Research Centre at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada Research Chair in Brain Development at UBC, and professor of ophthalmology.  Also presenting at the symposium will be local experts Dr. Lee Coyne, on Lifestyle Choices – the importance of nutrition and exercise; and Mr. Brian Lee, on Personal Wellness for a Lifetime. The Brain Health Symposium is presented by the Government of Alberta through the Office of the Public Guardian. The symposium is free, but attendees are asked to RSVP. For more information and to RSVP, visit

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