OBI Public Talks

Inform, Educate, Empower

Learn about brain health from experts and advocates

We host three free public talks per year with experts speaking on a range of topics from brain research to care. Click the links below to watch one of our previous public talks online and register for upcoming ones.

Watch the most recent public talk online

Nurturing the Developing Brain

Much of what is understood about a typically developing brain comes from research into brain disorders. 'Nurturing the Developing Brain' - part of the 2024-25 Brain Health Across the Lifespan series - features what we know about the trajectory of brain development (0 to 25 years) from neurodevelopmental disorders and mental health conditions. Our panel of experts also highlighted ways in which we can help children and youth maintain a healthy brain and balanced well-being, and focused on learnings from an Indigenous relational science approach.

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Watch previous public talks online

  • Eat and Play for Brain Health

    Dr. Guylaine Ferland, David Wolfman, Shae London

  • Sleep and Relax for Brain Health

    Dr. Stuart Fogel, Dr. Alison Smith, Maryanne Lewis

  • Movement for Brain Health

    Sarah Lambert, Dr. Angela Roberts, Sarah Robichaud

  • Precision Medicine

    Dr. Azadeh Kushki, Dr. Andrée-Anne Ledoux, Dr. Peter Szatmari

  • Women's Brain Health

    Gena Meldazy, Halina (Lin) Haag, Dr. Sarah Morrow

  • Dimensions of Care

    Denis Boileau, Dr. Fatimah Jackson-Best, Katelynn Thibert

  • Youth Mental Health

    Evdokia Anagnostou, Roula Markoulakis, Nathan Tasker, Rudolf Uher

  • Three Lives, Many Stories

    Amanda St. Dennis, Andrew Kcomt, Larry Linton

  • Your Brain on Food

    Dr. Elizabeth Donner, Dr. Jane Foster, Professor Heather Keller, Dr. Edward A. Ruiz-Narváez

  • Tech for Better Brain Health

    Dr. Bechara Saab, Zach McMahon, Dr. Caroline Montojo

  • Find Meaning in Movement

    Sarah Robichaud, Dr. Laura Middleton, Dr. P. David Howe, Dr. Patrick Jachyra

  • Sleep and Brain Health

    Dr. Andrew Lim, Shelley, Dr. Penny Corkum

  • The Transformative Power of Neurotechnology

    Diane Dewing, Sharon Wong, Angel Vibert, Andrea Palmer

  • The Potential of Data Sharing: What Data Means for Your Brain Health

    Shelly Philip LaForest, Dr. Sean Hill, Dr. Richard Wintle, Dr. Holly Longstaff

  • Dealing with Depression: What Are Your Options?

    Maryanne Lewis, Dr. Sidney Kennedy, Dr. Lena Quilty, Dr. Daniel Blumberger

  • Mindfulness in stressful times

    Yona Lunsky, Sue Hutton, Brianne Redquest, Daniel Share-Strom and Maxine Share

  • Science Meets Psychedelics

    Dr Norman Farb and Dr. Anne Wagner

  • The F-Words: Finding the ability in disability

    Dr. Andrea Cross, Dr. Jan Willem Gorter and Dr. Peter Rosenbaum

  • Pain in Children: What we don’t know can hurt them

    Dr. Christine Chambers, Dr. Darcy Fehlings and Julian and Donna Cappelli.

  • Old Drugs, New Uses

    Dr. Pierre Blier and Dr. Erick Sell

  • Indigenous Culture and Connection to the Land

    Carol Hopkins

  • Intimate Partner Violence and Concussion

    Dr. Eve Valera, Deirdre Reddick and Ruth Wilcock

  • 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