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It has been a long, cold winter - can that affect our mental state?
Environmental factors can play a role in triggering depression and mental illness. So can genetics and lifestyle. Not understanding the hows and whys can lead to a stigma around mental illness.
Science on Tap: The Science of Depression will feature a panel of local experts including researchers, psychiatrists, psychologists, and individuals with lived experience to answer your questions. We will delve into the risk factors for depression and some of the treatment options – from cognitive behavioral therapy to novel drug treatments.
Ask questions, express your opinions, and expand your understanding over a cold drink!
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Location: Purple Pear Restaurant - TELUS World of Science - Edmonton
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - Bar opens, Networking
7:00 p.m. - Science on Tap panel
Panelists for this evening include:
- Dr. Lori Harper is a clinical psychologist who has extensive experience using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in the treatment of adults and older adults who have depression. CBT involves changing unhelpful thinking and behaving that interfere with an individual’s ability to attain their goals. She is involved in research and she supervises psychology and psychiatry residents in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and she co-authored the text book; Harper, L. & Dobbs, B. (2017). Adult Development and Aging: The Canadian Experience.
- Dr. Reji Thomas currently works as a consultant psychiatrist at the Grey Nuns Community Hospital with research affiliation with the University of Alberta. Dr. Thomas completed his BSc, MD, MSc and FRCPC at the University of Alberta, with his MSc in treatment resistant depression, and specifically the use of low dose ketamine in the management of depression. He has multiple, award winning publications and talks, both nationally and internationally.
- Dr. Katherine Aitchison is a Professor with the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Alberta.
- Ron Campbell retired from the RCMP in 2015 after a 35 year career. After many years in Major Crimes and as a Crisis Negotiator, Ron was diagnosed with PTSD in 2004 and Major Depressive Disorder in 2009. Since then Ron has gone on to become a public speaker on Stress Management in Policing, and Self Care & Prevention of Operational Stress Injuries.
$10 advance or $15 at the door (if available)
Members - save 10% on tickets!
What is Science on Tap?
Interested in science? Join Science on Tap for an evening of scientific exploration and debate with local scientists and experts on a particular topic. You can ask questions, express your opinions and concerns, and expand your understanding of the topic over a cold drink. Science on Tap is hosted several times a year by TELUS World of Science – Edmonton for you to engage with speakers on topics surrounding the latest and greatest research going on in our community, and learn how it relates to you.
Presented by: The Edmonton Space & Science Foundation in partnership with TELUS World of Science - Edmonton
This is an 18+ event. ID required.