Register now for the Brain Development & Learning: Making Sense of the Science conference.

Join us for the 4th conference in a series dedicated to truly making a difference – the Brain Development & Learning: Making Sense of the Science conference.
Date:   July 24-28, 2013
Location: Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver, BC                    
A conference for all those trying to do their best with children, wishing they had more guidance, wishing they knew more about what the research says are best practices.

Learn about innovative evidence-based programs and ground-breaking, mind-changing discoveries in neuroscience, mental health, & child development presented with clarity and enthusiasm by the famous people who made the advances. Learn about the latest research on how to help children:
           • start school on the right trajectory
           • flourish despite developmental disorders, motor challenges, or blindness
           • nurture empathy and compassion within themselves
           • heal from trauma and manage ongoing stresses in their lives
           • thrive socially, emotionally, and cognitively.

Continuing education credits are provided in many fields, & Scholarships are available. Save money! Register before February 16th to receive the early bird discount.

For more information please visit the Conference Website and the Conference Brochure.



RSC and CAHS Expert Panel on Early Childhood Development releases report outlining importance of early years

In an effort to advance public discussion on the role of early adversity in shaping adolescence and young adulthood, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) gathered an Expert Panel on Early Childhood Development. The Panel, chaired by Prof. Michel Boivin, FRSC, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Child Development, at Université Laval, and Dr. Clyde Hertzman, FRSC, Director of the Human Early Learning Partnership and Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at The University of British Columbia, was mandated to consider a large body of scientific evidence that, if summarized for the public, would be helpful to their consideration of the issues surrounding early childhood development.

The Expert Panel is pleased to announce the release of its report, The Royal Society of Canada & The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Expert Panel: Early Childhood Development, outlining an emerging science, which integrates genetics, epigenetics, neuroscience and developmental science, and that will transform our knowledge of early development by providing a deeper understanding of how the environment and biology jointly influence development over the life course.

The report is a consensus document based on the following two questions:

1. Are there identifiable ...

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