First Conference of the University of Ottawa Academy of Mindfulness and Contemplative Studies

Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Are you interested in mindfulness and contemplative studies? Then come to the first annual conference of the University of Ottawa Academy of Mindfulness and Contemplative Studies on Thursday, April 20, from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. in RGN 2005!

This one-day conference is designed for physicians, other health care providers, researchers and scholars. You will learn about clinical applications of mindfulness meditation, the use of neuroimaging techniques to elucidate the relationship between brain and mind, spiritual perspectives on mindfulness, and the role of mindfulness in promoting social justice. The keynote speaker is Dr. Zindel Segal, distinguished professor of psychology in mood disorders at the University of Toronto and co-founder and developer of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Dr. Segal will discuss the empirical status of mindfulness interventions for mental health and its public health significance.

Other presentations will cover the use of mindfulness meditation for diabetic peripheral neuropathy (Dr. Howard Nathan, University of Ottawa) and neurological disease (Dr. Lisa Walker, University of Ottawa), mindfulness-induced neurobiological changes in patients with neuropathic pain (Dr. Andra Smith, University of Ottawa), the neural basis of mind and the self (Dr. Georg Northoff, University of Ottawa), mindfulness and social justice (Dr. Erin McCarthy, St. Lawrence University) and spiritual aspects of mindfulness (Dr. Angela Sumegi, Carleton University and Dr. André Vellino, University of Ottawa).


Learn more about registration. As well, see the conference brochure.

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*Please note that this event is in English.  

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