Innovations in Mental Health: Igniting discovery, delivering on hope
Monday, April 15, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)
Note: All available seating for this MaRS/CAMH/TVO event has now been SOLD OUT. Online access to the live event will be available on www.tvo.org/mentalhealthmatters starting at 6:00 pm on April 15, along with a live web chat, and on Twitter #marscamh.
Complex. Elegant. Baffling. The human brain is a marvel of evolutionary engineering.
Join us on April 15 for the second of the three-part Innovations in Mental Health series hosted by CAMH and MaRS Discovery District. From personalized medicine to social enterprise, an expert panel will present some of the most innovative developments in care, and their exciting implications for our world today and tomorrow.
Hosted by TVO's Steve Paikin for future broadcast on The Agenda with Steve Paikin, as part of the series Mental Health Matters. Dr. Catherine Zahn, President and CEO of CAMH, and Dr. Ilse Treurnicht, CEO, MaRS Discovery District, will be joined by panelists:
- Dr. George Foussias, co-inventor of the virtual reality game used by CAMH scientists to help patients live better in the community.
- Dr. Jim Kennedy, who leads Canada’s most promising foray into delivering personalized medicine for people with mental illness.
- Dr. Jeff Daskalakis, whose work in experimental brain stimulation therapies is poised to mainstream non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical treatments for severe depression and bipolar disorder.
- Dr. Sean Kidd and Narinder Dhami, whose efforts are helping put meaningful employment – and its related psychosocial benefits – within reach of entrepreneurs with mental health and addictions challenges.
Registration fee: $10.00
When & Where
MaRS Discovery District, Social Innovation Generation & Ashoka Canada present
MaRS (www.marsdd.com) is a large scale, mission driven innovation centre located in Toronto and networked across Ontario, focused on building Canada’s next generation of technology companies.
MaRS works closely with entrepreneurs to grow and scale their ventures into global market leaders in life sciences and health care, information, communications and entertainment technologies, cleantech, advanced materials and engineering, as well as innovative social purpose businesses.
Social Innovation Generation (SiG) (www.sigeneration.ca) is a collaborative partnership founded by The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, the University of Waterloo, the MaRS Discovery District, and the PLAN Institute. Our ultimate goal is to support whole system change through changing the broader economic, cultural and policy context in Canada to allow social innovations to flourish.
Ashoka (canada.ashoka.org) is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs – individuals with system-changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Ashoka is redefining the global citizen sector by creating a system of collaborative entrepreneurship. Connecting the work of individual social entrepreneurs to business, academic and public sector partners, they create a network effect driving the sector forward and developing new solutions to global problems.