Here are details of upcoming lectures at UBC, free and open to the public:
Concussion findings in sports and war focus of neuropsychology lecture
Who: Grant Iverson, professor, Faculty of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry, UBC’s Vancouver campus
What: Public lecture, Mild traumatic brain injury: From high school sports to Afghanistan
When: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2012
Where: Room LT257, Reichwald Health Sciences Centre, 1088 Discovery Way, Okanagan campus, Kelowna
Registration: Free at http://concussion-ubco.eventbrite.com
Grant Iverson, a professor in the Faculty of Medicine’s Dept. of Psychiatry at UBC Vancouver’s campus, teaches, researches and has a clinical practice primarily in the area of clinical neuropsychology. He will be presenting a public lecture at UBC’s Okanagan campus as part of the Faculty of Health and Social Development Research Committee Seminar Series.
He is currently researching in the areas of neuropsychological assessment, traumatic brain injury, depression and chronic pain.
Iverson has a long-standing research interest in outcomes from sport-related concussion and mild traumatic brain injury in civilians. He is involved in ongoing clinical research with injured athletes, civilians and veterans.
Nurse researcher discusses tool for helping palliative patients and families
Who: Visiting Professor Wendy Duggleby, lead researcher and Nursing Research Chair in Aging and Quality of Life, University of Alberta
What: Public Lecture, The Changes Toolkit: Helping palliative care patients and their families deal with transitions
When: 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday Oct. 2, 2012
Where: Room 334, University Centre, 3272 University Way, Okanagan campus, Kelowna
Registration: Free, at http://changestoolkit.eventbrite.ca
Wendy Duggleby will give a public lecture discussing the Changes Toolkit, an interactive toolkit designed and created to engage patients and care providers to help them deal with feelings of isolation and being overwhelmed at a critical time. The lecture takes place at UBC’s Okanagan campus, Room 334, University Centre, on Tuesday Oct. 2 from 10 to 11 a.m.
“There are activities throughout the toolkit designed to actively engage patients and help them make decisions while building on their own strengths,” said Duggleby, lead researcher and Nursing Research Chair in Aging and Quality of Life at the University of Alberta. By helping patients, families and caregivers understand end-of-life changes, the toolkit helps them deal with those changes, which are significant, she said.
“The whole idea with supporting patients and caregivers throughout these life transitions is to ensure a better outcome for patients and their families.”
The Changes Toolkit was developed with a multidisciplinary research team and collaborators at the University of Alberta, with funding support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Alberta Health and Wellness End of Life Strategic Initiatives.
This lecture is presented by the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention and the North Okanagan Hospice Society.
Public forum on health care research and its impacts on the Okanagan
What: Public forum and panel discussion on What difference does research make for the people living in our region?
Who: Moderator: Katrina Plamondon, Interior Health. Panel: Jude Kornelson, Lori Verigin, Elaine Barnes of the Patient Voices Network.
When: 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday Oct. 3
Where: Horizon Room, Coast Capri Hotel, 1171 Harvey Ave., Kelowna
A public forum, sponsored by UBC’s Faculty of Health and Social Development, Interior Health, Rural Health Services Research Network BC, and Thompson Rivers University. The forum, titled What difference does research make for the people living in our region?, features a panel discussion by health-care advocates and will be held Wednesday Oct. 3 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Horizon Room at the Coast Capri Hotel, 1171 Harvey Ave., Kelowna.
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