Seminars & Events

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 8:30-17:00
The uOttawa Brain and Mind Research Institute Program presents
Second Conference of the uOttawa Brain and Mind Research Institute Academy of Mindfulness and Contemplative Studies
Speaker: Dr. Linda Carlson (Keynote)
Full Professor in Psychosocial Oncology at the University of Calgary and holds
the Enbridge Research Chair in Psychosocial Oncology
Location: Hugette Labelle | Tabaret Hall, uOttawa
550 Cumberland St., Ottawa, ON

Conference Theme: Transitions, Transformations,
Transcendence: Contemplative Practices for the 21st Century

Registration Required - see poster for details (Early Bird deadline is March 22)

Program Description

This 1-day conference is designed for researchers, scholars, physicians, other health care providers and students with an interest in mindfulness and contemplative studies. By attending this conference, the participant will gain knowledge of the role of these philosophies and practices in mediating understanding and facilitating processes supporting integrative oncology interventions, conscious aging, death and dying, and self-transcendence. The therapeutic potentials of the embodied practice of yoga, research of contemplative practices in palliative care and notions of self-transcendence within various spiritual and contemplative traditions, will be explored. Participants will hear a keynote address from Dr. Linda Carlson on mindfulness meditation for cancer recovery and a talk from the renowned bhikkhu Ajahn Viradhammo on the role of mindfulness in promoting wellbeing.

Please note that OHRI seminars are open to all members of OHRI and partner institutions. Members of the general public are asked to contact the communications office (613-737-8899 x 73325; jganton@ohri.ca) for more information about the research presented at OHRI seminars.