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Kids Brain Health Network Partnership Day Workshop


Thursday, November 9, 2017 08:00 am - Thursday, November 9, 2017 02:00 pm


The Westin Price Hotel  900 York Mills Road  Toronto, ON M3B 3H2



Kids Brain Health Network (KBHN) would like to invite partners and interested parties (researchers, families) to join us for a Workshop on November 9th 2017, the day after the Brain-Child-Partners conference, to explore the points of intersection between the needs of organizations that serve kids with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families and the knowledge being developed by KBHN researchers. We will see examples of effective partnerships that are flourishing between our investigators and a range of collaborators.

Workshop Program

We need your help to understand how to best engage your organization with the country’s top researchers in helping you better meet the needs of customers and clients. We realize that there is often a disconnect between what research is finding and what your organization wants to deliver. This workshop is designed to help narrow that gap.

This workshop will be facilitated by graduate students and Director, Dr. Joseph Ferenbok, of the Translational Research Program (TRP) at the University of Toronto. TRP specializes in helping people, including experienced professionals, who see problems and solutions, but don’t know how to move projects forward.

The day will begin with a discussion around defining what “needs” mean to the different stakeholder present. We will then break into groups to explore the practical application of partnerships as a means to addressing needs.


  • Formulate strategies for meaningful and reciprocalpartnerships
  • Networkingwith researchers from across Canada
  • Learning about family needsfrom families themselves
  • Co-create strategies for effective partnerships


  • Researchers, trainees
  • Stakeholders, Patient Advocates
  • Industry partners
  • Volunteers

Benefits to participating in the workshop:

  • Better define and express your own needs
  • Get feedback on your priorities from families
  • Discuss how to collaborate with us moving forward


Thursday November 9th, 2017
8:00am – 2:00pm


The Westin Price Hotel
900 York Mills Road
Toronto, ON
M3B 3H2

How to register:

For more information or to register, please email admin@neurodevnet.ca