Halifax to Host Brain Injury Conference

Halifax will be host to a Brain Injury Conference on April 14-15, 2015, at the Holiday Inn Harbour-View, in Halifax-Dartmouth. 

Brain Injury Canada in partnership with March of Dimes Canada and Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia are organizing the conference to bring awareness to the complexities that relate to brain injury disabilities. Nova Scotia is the only province in Canada to be working on a provincial brain injury strategy.

Speakers will cover a number of subjects related to brain injury, community reintegration, occupational therapy, caregiver support, depression and isolation, along with personal stories from survivors. In addition, two Dalhousie University researchers, Tanya Packer and Joan Versnel, will discuss their contribution to the Living with a Neurological Condition (LINC) study, which was presented to the Federal Minister of Health in Fall, 2014. 

Also speaking is Dr. Angela Colantonio who was selected as the 2015 Recipient of the Robert L. Moody Prize for Distinguished Initiatives in Brain Injury Research and Rehabilitation. Dr. Colantonio is the first Canadian to have received this award.

The conference will be of interest to professionals, family members, and survivors of acquired brain injuries, disability support workers, community service providers or anyone interested in learning more about brain injury in Nova Scotia and across Canada.

For more information, or to register, please visit http://braininjurycanada.ca/semi-annual-conference-2015/-​

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