OBI Public Talks

Learn about brain disorders and neuroscience research from experts and advocates

We host up to 4 free public talks per year with Ontario experts speaking on a range of topics from brain research to brain health. Click the links below to watch one of our previous public talks online.   Make sure you don't miss our next public talk by subscribing to our mailing list.

Watch the most recent public talk online

Intimate Partner Violence and Concussion

On International Women's Day (March 8, 2018) OBI hosted a public talk at the Al Green Theatre on an important and underappreciated issue. Women who face domestic violence are at a high risk of concussions, causing psychological and physical harm. Dr. Eve Valera (Harvard Medical School) discussed her research on the topic, Deirdre Reddick (WomenatthecentrE) shared her personal experience as a survivor, and Ruth Wilcock (Ontario Brain Injury Association) shared about community supports and resources available. The talk was followed by a Q&A moderated by Heather Mallick, Staff Columnist, Toronto Star.

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Watch previous public talks online

  • Promoting Mental Wellness in Indigenous Communities

    Dr. Michael Dan, Dr. Suzanne Stewart and Carol Hopkins

  • Bruising Your Brain- What Science and Sports say about Concussions

    Dr. Carolyn Emory, Eric Lindros and Dr. Roger Zemek

  • Dementia Beyond Alzheimer's

    Dr. Elizabeth Finger, Dr. JB Orange, and Dr. Mandar Jog

  • Memory & Alzheimer's Disease – Your Brain is Amazing!

    Dr. Guy Seabrook and Susan Ormiston

  • Autism: Different Thinking About Those Who Think Differently

    Mike Lake and Dr. Evdokia Anagnostou

  • Stem Cells: the Hope and the Hype

    Dr. Cindi Morshead and Dr. Michael Fehlings

  • Why Women Make a Difference in Brain Science

    Dr. Gillian Einstein, Dr. Jason Lerch, Dr. Pooja Viswanathan, Judith John and Marica Moffat

  • Lessons from Life, Lobotomies and Lies

    Dr. Don Stuss, Founding President and Scientific Director of OBI

  • Three Brains. Three Lives. Three Stories

    Whitney Goulstone, Rick Green, and Andy Barrie

  • Driving Urgency and Unity in the Fight Against Alzheimer's

    George Vradenburg

  • Brain Stimulation: The next generation of treatments for better mental health

    Dr. Jonathan Downar

  • Taking Charge of Your Brain Health

    Dr. Tiffany Chow