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Symposium 2013

  • Following the conclusion of our multiyear, knowledge mobilization strategies for "Early Brain & Biological Development" and "Recovery from Addiction," the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative (AFWI) is launching the next phase with a strategy that will unfold over the next two years. This strategy will focus on sharing the brain story in the policy and practice communities, as well as with the general public, to translate our collective knowledge into positive outcomes for children and families. This next phase starts with a new Symposium titled Accelerating Innovation: Telling the Brain Story to Inspire Action.
  • October 27 - November 1, 2013

    Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta

    Registration is now closed.

  • The Objectives

    Our key objective is to create positive change in outcomes for children and families by mobilizing knowledge about the intergenerational impact of addictions and toxic stress on the developing brain. During and following the Symposium, we will be:

    Please review the symposium Confirmation of Interest Package before applying.

    Please consider others within your organization and forward to suitable prospective candidates.

    Download Confirmation of Interest Package (PDF)

    Registration is now closed.

  • Present A Poster

    Represent your organization at the Symposium

    Individuals and organizations working in early brain development, children's mental health, addiction prevention, treatment and recovery are invited to submit abstracts for poster presentation.  Accepted presenting authors will be invited to stand by their posters during a pre-dinner reception held on Monday October 28 at the Shaw Conference Center and are invited to stay for a dinner hosted by the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative. The posters will remain in the Shaw Conference Center for viewing during the Symposium.

    Registration is now closed