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***NEW VENUE DUE TO HIGH DEMAND!***
Moving from the Libin Theatre to the Ballroom in the MacEwan Conference and Events Centre. See below for details.
Dr. Julia Rucklidge, Professor and Director of the Mental Health and Nutrition Research Program at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, will be in Calgary to discuss the role of nutrition in the prevention and treatment of mental disorders. Also speaking on the program will be two Calgary experts in this area: Dr. Bonnie Kaplan, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary and Dr. Megan Rodway, Psychiatrist and Fellow of Integrative Medicine.
This event is open to all who are interested in learning about the impact that micronutrients have on mental health. Dr. Kaplan will start off with a review of the history and public health research to provide a context for why nutrition is so important. Dr. Rucklidge will present her research on nutrient treatment of a variety of disorders, including her recent randomised placebo-controlled trial in adults with ADHD, which has generated strong interest internationally. Dr. Rodway will conclude with a comparison of the allopathic or conventional approach to the treatment of mental disorders versus the integrative approach, including nutrition and supplements.
***Scroll down for additional location and parking details.
RESEARCH AND FINDINGS
Dr. Rucklidge, Ph. D.
Press release - Study on nutrient treatment for ADHD:
Site describing Dr. Rucklidge research program:
Abstract on double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled trial on vitamin-mineral treatment of ADHD in adults
Dr. Kaplan, Ph. D.
Micronutrients Versus Standard Medication Management in Autism: A Naturalistic Case–Control Study
Ballroom (room 301) - 3rd floor MacEwan Student Centre
MacEwan Conference and Event Centre
University of Calgary
402 Collegiate Blvd NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
The Ballroom is located in the middle area of a building known as MacEwan Hall (MH) on one end and MacEwan Student Centre (MSC) on the other end.
When you leave parking Lot 10 or 11 and cross the street, you are in front of the Kinesiology building. Walk East toward the construction. Enter the door with the big 402 on it. The sign on the sidewalk says MSC (MacEwan Student Centre) West.
When you enter you are actually on MacEwan's Hall 2nd floor. Just walk trough the student's food court and take the stairs at the end. The Ballroom (room 301) is right at the top of the stairs.
For a floor map that shows MacEwan Student Centre and the Ballroom click here.
For written driving directions click here.
Recommended Lots are Lot 10 and 11 along Collegiate Blvd. They are within easy walking distance from the venue.
The closest parking would be in the Underground Parkade beneath the MSC, accessed from Collegiate Blvd. on the North side of campus. This parkade is NOT recommended because it is $6.00 per hour.
For a map showing the MacEwan building, parking lots and adjacent roads click here.
Lots 10 & 11 - $6.00 per entry
NOT recommended: MacEwan Hall parkade - $6.00/hour to a daily maximum of $24.00
For a file that confirms Parking Fees at the University click here.
Get off at the University LRT stop and walk directly West onto the campus until you arrive at MacEwah Student Centre. Then follow directions above.
When & Where
Drs. Kaplan and Rodway and volunteers.
Sponsored by The Ability Society.
Promotional assistance from Autism Calgary Association.