Sunday, January 17, 2010

Conference: Brain Development & Learning



July 16-20, 2010 Vancouver, BC


Hear cutting-edge research in neuroscience, developmental science, and mental health presented in ways that doctors, social workers, educators, and all who work directly with children can understand, see the immediate relevance of, and use.

For all those wishing they had more guidance in what research says are best practices.

"For years I have seen people try to bring educators together with health specialists,

or either with researchers. I have never seen any effort work as well as what you put

together in Vancouver." -- Prof. Michael Meaney, McGill University

Topics include:

* A Revolution in Pediatric Care: Social Pediatrics

* Child and Adolescent Mental Health

* Successful Math Programs with First-Nations Youth

* How Early Experience affects Gene Expression

* Factors Regulating the Bond between Parents and Infants

* How We Learn vs. How We Think We Learn

* Interventions that Work

* Fetal Preprograming and Fetal Origins of Disease

* Interactions between the Brain and Immune System: Implications for Autism and Schizophrenia

* Cultural Diversity

* How Findings on the Cellular & Molecular Bases of Learning & Memory are leading to ways to Reverse Developmental Disorders

* Skin-to-Skin Contact produces Better Outcomes than Incubators

* Mindfulness-based Stress and Pain Reduction

98% approval for previous 2 meetings!

SAVE MONEY: Registration can be as low as $50 a day:

Register before Feb. 1 to get Early Bird Discount

Register before June 1 to avoid late charge

Take advantage of automatic 50%-off scholarships:

Cost is as low as ONLY $250 for a FIVE day conference (only $50 a day plus free breakfasts) -- that scholarship rate applies to any and all whose family incomes are < $100,000 a year who register before Feb.

Beginning in Feb., scholarship rate is $60 a day (which is still amazingly good).

The scholarships of 50% off are AUTOMATIC (NO application process) to all whose family incomes are < $100,000/yr.



Comments from past attendees include:

“The speakers are exceptional, the organization of the conference supreme, the spirit of the whole conference is great; this is the best conference I ever attended.”

“The broad scientific base combined with practical relevance was terrific!”

“I’ve gained knowledge and passion.”

“The calibre of presenters and the quality of their presentations was consistently excellent.”

“It was wonderful having different groups of professionals from different backgrounds and training come together in a truly collaborative way sharing research, knowledge, and experiences."

“Awesome organization! Awesome program! Helpful, friendly people! A wonderful experience!”

Conference Website:

Adele Diamond, PhD, FRSC

Canada Research Chair Tier 1 Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia (UBC), &

Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver

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