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Aging & Brain Health: Optimizing Cognitive & Behavioural Function in Disorders of the Aging Brain

Participate in the 2021 Rotman Research Institute Conference on March 22, 23 and 26 to learn about the latest breakthroughs related to the theme of Aging & Brain Health: Optimizing Cognitive & Behavioural Function in Disorders of the Aging Brain.

Taking place on March 22 and 23, 2021, this year’s conference features four plenary sessions with formal presentations by 16 internationally renowned speakers on the following themes:

  • Pharmacological Therapies for Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Building Cognitive Bridges for Better Aging Through Behavioral Approaches
  • Optimizing Function Through Moving, Seeing, and Hearing
  • Neuromodulatory Interventions in Cognitive Decline

On March 26, 2021, attendees are welcome to take part in two expert-led workshops:

  • Introduction to Neuromodulation with TMS and tDCS
  • Delivering Quality Online Interventions for Clinical Populations

For more information and to register, visit this year’s conference website by clicking here.  Please note that this website does not work with Internet Explorer, please use FireFox, Edge, or Chrome.

Public Panel Discussion: Innovation and Technology in Dementia Care – Tuesday, March 23, 6 – 7 p.m.

The pandemic has disproportionately impacted older adults, including those with dementia, with increased social isolation, decreased access to in-person care and a growing reliance on technology. In this public panel, experts from around the world will bring their unique perspectives to discuss how the current health crisis has accelerated the development and adoption of innovations. They will examine how different technologies, such as robotics, artificial intelligence and virtual care, can enhance the experience of aging for all both during the pandemic and beyond, as well as how technologies need to be balanced with the human element to ensure older adults everywhere are healthy, happy and thriving in residential care and at home.

Join us on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 6 to 7 p.m. for this free virtual event!

CABHI Summit 2021

We are pleased to have planned our annual conference in partnership with the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI), powered by Baycrest, for the third year in a row. On March 24 and 25, 2021, we invite you to join leading innovators, entrepreneurs, older adults, and global companies at the CABHI Summit 2021. Hosted by CABHI, this global virtual gathering builds on the legacy of last year’s "What's Next Canada" and will feature the largest pitch competition for agetech solutions in the sector, a new global community platform for older adults and their care partners, as well as exclusive networking and knowledge exchange opportunities. Click here for more details and to register.

Conference Program

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About Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute

The Rotman Research Institute (RRI) at Baycrest is a premier international centre for the study of human brain function. The RRI's primary research focus is memory and the executive (frontal lobe) functions of the brain, both in normal aging and in the presence of diseases and conditions which affect the brain, such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

About Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI)

As Ontario and Canada’s premier solution accelerator for the aging and brain health sector, CABHI helps support innovators, point-of-care workers, researchers, clinicians and industry in the development and commercialization of brain health innovations: from early ideas, to testing and validating products, to helping a product scale and get adopted in the health sector. Established in 2015, CABHI is a unique collaboration of health care, science, industry, not-for-profit and government partners whose aim is to help improve quality of life for the world’s aging population.