Brain Health Awareness Week: October 15-19

October 10, 2018

Brain scanResearchers, clinicians, patients and members of the general public are invited to take part in Brain Health Awareness Week from October 5-19, 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 spinal cord and brain regeneration, neuromuscular disease and ALS, decoding brain circuits, predicting Parkinson’s disease and caring for the aging brain.

A number of researchers and clinicians affiliated with The Ottawa Hospital will be speaking, including Drs. Eve Tsai, Michael Hildebrand, Robin Parks, Jodi Warman Chardon, Michael Rudnicki, Ari Breiner and Michael Schlossmacher.

Learn more and register here: Admission is $10 per evening. Lectures will take place in English.

The Ottawa Hospital: Inspired by research. Driven by compassion 

The Ottawa Hospital is one of Canada’s 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. See for more information about research at The Ottawa Hospital.

University of Ottawa: —A crossroads of cultures and ideas

The University of Ottawa is home to over 50,000 students, faculty and staff, who live, work and study in both French and English. Our campus is a crossroads of cultures and ideas, where bold minds come together to inspire game-changing ideas. We are one of Canada’s top 10 research universities—our professors and researchers explore new approaches to today’s challenges. One of a handful of Canadian universities ranked among the top 200 in the world, we attract exceptional thinkers and welcome diverse perspectives from across the globe.

Media Contact

Jennifer Ganton
Director, Communications and Public Relations
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Office: 613-798-5555 x 73325
Cell: 613-614-5253


Disease and research area tags: Alzheimer's, Neuromuscular disease, Parkinson's