Vol. #7; Issue 8

August 23, 2017   

2017 Spotlight on Research Breakfast: PTSD - Looking Forward, Looking Back
November 22, 2017 

The Spotlight on Research breakfast is an annual event hosted by the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital that showcases innovation in rehabilitation medicine research.

This year's topic will focus on the future of treatment for PTSD and related mental health issues.

Our keynote speaker, Col. Rakesh Jetly, will present his talk, "A Century after the Great War: Mental Health lessons learned by the Canadian Armed Forces. Col. Jetly, OMM, CD, MD, FRCPC,  is the Senior Psychiatrist for the Canadian Armed Forces and Mental Health Clinical Advisor to the Canadian Forces Surgeon General.

The Master Class follows the keynote and will feature local, regional and national research and practice experts working in the fields of trauma informed care, resiliency, and mental health.

A Poster Symposium will be held after the breakfast focusing on Fundamental/Applied Research and/ or Clinical Innovations in Health Sciences at the University of Alberta and at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital.

For more information, and to purchase your tickets at our early Bird rate, visit https://www.eply.com/SORB2017

Details at a glance:
: PTSD History & Future of Care
: November 22, 2017
: Hall D, Shaw Conference Centre

New periodontology graduate program-
a first for Alberta

Patients coming to the School of Dentistry's dental clinic will now be able to receive treatment from periodontology residents thanks to the newly created Periodontology Graduate program.

A first for Alberta, the new program will have a masters and post-doctoral stream available for dentists to enroll in. With his first four graduate students starting in September, professor and head of the periodontology division Liran Levin says that adding this new program will also benefit both patients and undergraduate students.

"From the patient-care perspective, this is a very important step for the school," says Levin, "Patients will now be able to have specialty-level periodontology treatment right in the dental school clinic."

The graduate program streams are designed for current dentists who want to specialize in this field. Using the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, residents will treat complex and advanced cases, along with being specifically trained in periodontal (gum) surgeries, the placement and repair of dental implants, and bone-related surgeries.

WCHRI and NMHI Lunch and Learn: "Addiction and mental health grant opportunity: Integrating care in the community"

September 12

WCHRI and the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute (NMHI) invite you to this lunch and learn to discuss a new research funding call to improve community-based system integration in Alberta's addiction and mental health sector. The priority topic for this grant competition corresponds with next step #4 from the Valuing Mental Health Next Steps (2017) document.

Kay Rittenbach, assistant scientific director of the Addiction & Mental Health Strategic Clinical Network (SCN) within Alberta Health Services (AHS), will present information related to the scope, timeline and application process for this grant.

Date: September 12
Time: noon - 1 p.m.
Location: ECHA 4-036

Pizza lunch provided. Register today!
Tweeting about the session? Tag @amh_scn.

WCHRI Lunch and Learn: "Preparing an oral or poster: The right presentation to the right audience
September 28
In this workshop, Dr. Geoff Ball, professor in the Department of Pediatrics, and Maryam Kebbe, PhD student, will provide tips and strategies on how to effectively share your research, whether in the form of an oral or poster presentation. They will address key points from content and visuals to communication and networking.

The workshop will address presentation requirements specific to WCHRI's Research Day (October 25).

Date: September 28 
Time: noon - 1 p.m. 
Location: TBD

Pizza lunch provided. Register today! 

Get compostable coffee pod samples

Does your office use single-serve coffee pods? A more eco-friendly option is available.

Get an info sheet from the Office of Sustainability, as well as free samples of compostable coffee pods and organic Fairtrade coffee from Ethical Bean!

Get more details: https://goo.gl/BzXZRO

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In This Issue
ECHA contacts 

Community Engagement 
Wendy Brown
Office of Lifelong Learning
Abraham Fora
Medical Laboratory Science
Gail Wacko

Francois Paradis

Public Health
Bob Sadler







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