REGISTER NOW: HELP's Fall Research Exposition: 10 Years of Insight - Connecting the Dots

Please join us on Wednesday, October 26 and Thursday, October 27, 2011 for 10 Years of Insight - Connecting the Dots, an event hosted by the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP).

10 Years of Insight - Connecting the Dots will connect neuroscience, to child development in BC, to family policy. This cell to society perspective has significantly contributed to our understanding of the importance of the early years. We will explore how HELP’s research has been - and will continue to be - used to improve children’s and families lives. At a time when the pressure on families and children is greater than it has ever been, it is imperative that we continue to move from research to action.

Wednesday, OCTOBER 26, 2011
Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, UBC

•1:00 – 4:00
Presentations on HELP’s past and emerging research, featuring:

◦Dr W Thomas Boyce, Professor, HELP and CCCHR
◦Dr Clyde Hertzman, Director, HELP
◦Dr. Paul Kershaw, Associate Professor, CFIS, HELP

•4:00 – 5:00
Facilitated poster presentations providing additional insight into the breadth of HELP’s research. Refreshments will be served.

•5:00 – 7:00
International Dialogue (Session 1): How to Put Research into Action in Communities, featuring:

◦Dr Joan Lombardi, Deputy Assistant Secretary and Inter-Departmental Liaison for Early Childhood Development, U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services
◦Anne Hanning, Indigenous Researcher and National Coordinator, Australian Early Development Index
◦Tracy Smyth, Community Facilitator, Alberni Valley Make Children First Network

Thursday, OCTOBER 27, 2011
Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall, UBC

•9:00 – 12:00
International Dialogue (Session II): Putting Research to Action in Your Community

This follow up session is for those who are engaged in activities in their community using resarch to create change for children. It will provide an opportunity to work in small groups with the international presenters along with HELP Knowledge Translation staff. How can the learning form the U.S., Australia and Canada specifically inform what you do locally? Register early as participation in this session will be limited.

Registration is now available until October 17, 2011

Note: this is a free event but registration is mandatory.