The uOttawa Brain and Mind Research Institute is proud to present its 2nd annual Tea Time with the Docs
The theme of this event is 'How Mobility and Movement can Boost the Power of Your Brain'
It will be held virtually on May 12, 2022, from 2 pm to 3:30 pm.
Meet some of Canada’s most inspiring international leaders in brain disease research, who are dedicated to disease prevention and the development of new strategies to unlock the power of the brain.
The uOttawa Brain and Mind Research Institute brings together Ottawa’s top clinical and discovery researchers who work with patient groups and community members to lead ground-breaking discoveries.
Join us and become a part of the exciting voyage to unlock the power of the brain! We will discuss how your mind and body are interconnected and therefore what benefits the body, benefits the brain.
Throughout our lives, our brains are exposed to many stressors and insults. Mobility and movement not only improve our physical health but boost the power of our brain’s capacity to protect from these events.
You're Invited To...
• Meet some of our most inspiring international leaders in brain health research.
• Learn about how to boost the power of your brain.
• Discover strategies that benefit the body, benefits the brain.
• Support ground-breaking discoveries to connect, excite, heal!
Learn How Exercise Can Boost Brain Repair and Improve Learning and Memory | Diane Lagace, PhD and Neil Thomas, MD
It is well known that exercise promotes brain health throughout the lifespan. In this session, we will discuss how exercise can help prevent the development and progression of the disease and is encouraged to help slow cognitive decline and improve stroke recovery. We will also discuss the research illuminating the many ways exercise has these countless positive effects on the brain, including the release of beneficial growth factors from neurons and the promotion of brain plasticity.
Body building, brain building. What Works for your Muscles also Works for your Brain | Hanns Lochmuller, MD, PhD
It is well known that exercise is good for the body, but the health benefits also extend to the brain. In this segment, we will talk about the advantages of movement for the brain and how exercise can improve our ability to cope and improve cognition.
Movement for Wellbeing and Brain Power: Learn How to Boost your Mood, Ward Off Depression, Anxiety and Stress | Nafissa Ismail, PhD and Natalia Jaworska, PhD
Movement and exercise have the added benefit of improving your emotional health. It has been shown to be a natural anti-anxiety treatment and can help to relieve tension. Exercise has a positive impact on depression and stress. Researchers in the mental health field will discuss how participants can take advantage of getting active to boost mood.
Moving from Function 2 Flow: Maximizing Joy in Everyday Movement | Rebecca Lloyd, PhD
What do you pay attention to when you exercise? Do you count the minutes, sets, or repetitions? Join Dr. Lloyd to learn about how paying attention to the qualitative and relational dimensions of movement can increase feelings of joy and, in turn, the motivation to be Inter-Active in life.
Learn From a Fitness Professional’s Journey with Depression and How Exercise Impacted his Life | Pierre Kharyati, General Manager and Personal Trainer Ottawa General and Civic Hospital Fitness Clubs
Pierre Kharyati is a fitness professional with 17 years of experience working at The Ottawa Hospital and the Civic Hospital. While coaching exercise is one of his passions, his true love is sports. He is an avid cyclist and basketball player. He has a podcast and radio show entirely devoted to sports.
Pierre lives with depression. After being diagnosed in 2018, he decided to go public with his story, starting with an appearance on CKCU 93.1 FM radio in Ottawa in a show called “Welcome to my world” with host Shelley Ann Morris. In the weeks and months that followed, Pierre spoke to various audiences, including being part of a panel led by Canadian Olympic silver and bronze medallist Silken Laumann. He has spoken to multiple high school classes and, most recently, to employees of Dell Solutions Canada. He believes that opening up about his depression has been a very effective way to provide support to others.
Dr. Antoine Hakim, O.C., M.D., Ph.D., FRCPC, Founding Director, University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute, Senior Scientist Emeritus, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute; Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Nafissa Ismail, Ph.D., Full Professor, School of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa, holder of the University Research Chair in Stress and Mental Health, Member, uOBMRI
Dr. Natalia Jaworska, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Director – Clinical Electrophysiology Unit, The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research (IMHR), Member, uOBMRI
Dr. Diane Lagace, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine University of Ottawa, Member, uOBMRI
Dr. Rebecca Lloyd, Ph.D., Full Professor and Director of Graduate Studies (Anglophone Sector), Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa.
Dr. Hanns Lochmüller, M.D., Ph.D., FAAN, Senior Scientist, Molecular Biomedicine Program, CHEO Research Institute, Professor, Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa Neurologist, Division of Neurology, The Ottawa Hospital, Member, uOBMRI
Dr. Neil Thomas, M.D., Affiliate Investigator, Bruyère Research Institute, Assistant Professor, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Member, uOBMRI
Pierre Kharyati, General Manager and Personal Trainer, The Ottawa Hospital and Civic Hospital Fitness Clubs
Registration & Pledging
What's Included in Your Ticket?
Opportunity to Learn and Interact with Leading Brain Health Experts:
The experts speaking at this conference are world-renowned and you will have access to their knowledge, recommendations and tips on how to improve your brain health during and after the event.
Opportunity to ask Questions to our Panel of Experts
Directly Support our Research Programs:
We are proud to say that your generous contributions will go directly towards supporting our research programs. Change the future of brain health by donating to the uOBMRI today. Post-event, you will receive a tax receipt from the University of Ottawa for the majority of your registration fee.
Event participants will have the opportunity to win prizes, curated to boost their mental health!
Prizes include a relaxing, one-night getaway to the Fairmont Le Château Montebello; a charming, exclusive resort nestled in the Québec countryside, generously provided by the team at Star Motors
What better way to boost your brain health with movement than by starting up a fitness program with a chance to win a 1-year gym membership to Snap Fitness. Open 24/7 with several locations across Canada and the US!
Join a healthy, local community in Hunt Club, Findlay or Kemptville with a chance to win one of two, 6-month gym memberships to Anytime Fitness! Give your brain the healthy boost it deserves.
We would like to invite you to join us as a sponsor for the 2nd annual Tea Time with the Docs:
'How Mobility and Movement can Boost the Power of the Brain'
This is an opportunity to virtually meet with a variety of University of Ottawa alumnus across the region, along with members of our Faculty and Health Care Community. By attending this event, you will have a chance to raise your profile amongst a valuable target audience.
It is important that your contributions are acknowledged as it demonstrates your involvement and support for our community. You will gain valuable insights, information, and exposure to the latest developments in the research of the brain as you are welcome to attend the session.
We will work together with you to produce the best results within our guidelines and the appropriate code of ethics.