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The 18th Annual BRI Symposium

Advancing horizons: personalized, equitable care and global partnerships through the power of childhood disability research

The Bloorview Research Institute is pleased to host the 18th Annual BRI Symposium on Thursday, November 16th, 2023.

Held in-person this year and live-streamed over Zoom, Canada’s largest hospital-based research conference on pediatric disability and developmental differences will showcase how BRI’s scientists, researchers and trainees are advancing this field through their ground-breaking research, discovering innovation, family engagement and action.

The symposium is generously sponsored by the Ontario Brain Institute.

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Attending In-Person

If you are planning to attend the BRI research symposium in-person, please register here.

Attending Virtually

If you are planning to attend the BRI research symposium virtually, please register here.

Event Agenda
9 to 9:20 am  Welcome Remarks  In-person and virtual
9:20 to 9:30 am  BRI presentationIn-person and virtual
9:30 to 10:30 amKeynote: Mickey Milner International Professorship Lecture
Presented by: Petrus de Vries, Struengmann Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Founding Director of the Centre for Autism Research in Africa, University of Cape Town
In-person and virtual
10:30 to 10:40 am  MORNING BREAKIn-person and virtual
10:40 to 11 amU of T PresentationIn-person and virtual
11 to 11:20 amResearch Quick Hits PresentationsIn-person and virtual
11:20 am to 12:05 pm  Lived Experience PanelIn-person and virtual
12:05 to 1:15 pmResearch Poster sessions/tours & demos/Exhibitor ShowcaseIn-person only
1:15 to 2:15 pmBreakout sessionsIn-person and virtual
2:15 to 3:15 pmEquity, Diversity and Inclusion Keynote
Presented by: Dr. Gaynor Watson-Creed, Associate Dean of Serving and Engaging Society, Dalhousie University's Faculty of Medicine
In-person and virtual
3:15 to 3:30 pmArt Exhibit ViewingIn-person only
3:30  to 4 pmBRI Research TalksIn-person and virtual
4 to 4:30 pmReceptionIn-person only
4:30 to 5:30 pmAwards Ceremony & Closing RemarksIn-person and virtual