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Brain Health Awareness Week: September 14-19

August 19, 2015

Researchers, clinicians, patients and members of the general public are invited to take part in Brain Health Awareness Week from September 14th-19th, hosted by the University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute, in collaboration with The Ottawa Hospital and other partners.

Activities will include public lectures on topics such as Parkinsonís disease, stroke, post-traumatic stress disorder and neuromuscular disease, as well as a public debate on stem cell research and a yoga session.

More than a dozen researchers and clinicians affiliated with The Ottawa Hospital will be speaking, including Drs. David Grimes, Adam Sachs, Michael Schlossmacher, Tiago Mestre, Dar Dowlatshahi, Cheemun Lum, Katharine Gillis, Simon Hatcher, Jack Kitts, Robin Parks, Jodi Warman Chardon, Michael Rudnicki and William Stanford.

Learn more and register here: http://brainhealthawarenessweek.ca/.

About The Ottawa Hospital


The Ottawa Hospital is one of Canadaís largest learning and research hospitals with over 1,100 beds, approximately 12,000 staff and an annual budget of over $1.2 billion. Our focus on research and learning helps us develop new and innovative ways to treat patients and improve care. As a multi-campus hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, we deliver specialized care to the Eastern Ontario region, but our techniques and research discoveries are adopted around the world. We engage the community at all levels to support our vision for better patient care.


For further information, please contact


Lois Ross
Senior Communications Specialist
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Office: 613-737-8899 x73687
Cell: 613-297-8315
loross@ohri.ca