For the first time ever TEDxVictoriaSalon will be featuring a mix of live speakers and TED and TEDx Talks focusing on the theme of "Health." This Salon will bring together health care policy makers, health care providers, and networking enthusiasts for an engaging evening of inspirational thought and meaningful conversation.
Where: VIC42 (660 Discovery Street)
When: Doors open at 5:30PM, event runs from 6PM–9PM on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
Tickets: Free (while quantities last) at Eventbrite.com
A drug policy researcher for the University of Victoria, Alan Cassels is a known for having a knack for finding and describing the chasm between what the market says and what science does in modern healthcare. Over the past two decades Cassels has spent much of his research energy studying clinical research and the marketing tactics of the pharmaceutical industry, turning some of that research into journalism and books, including international best-sellers Selling Sickness: How the World’s Biggest Pharmaceutical Companies are Turning us All into Patients and The ABC’s of Disease Mongering: An Epidemic in 26 Letters.
A Neuroscientist with Island Health, Dr. Andrew Penn studied Neurophysiology and medicine in the UK, New Zealand, and Canada. Dr. Penn also taught Neurology for 8 years at the University of Alberta before returning to Victoria in 2000. Over the past 15 years he has been working to establish new systems and protocols for region-wide management of acute cerebrovascular syndromes. He presently leads a $10 million Genome Canada project aimed at developing a blood test to diagnose a stroke using mass spectrometry.
An artist and designer, Jason Rolstone is a local painter whose work is about more than just putting brush to canvas; it is about living a healthy life in recovery. Inspired by nature and his own spirituality, the works are a beautiful mix of balanced structure and free flowing expressions - all of which are elegant explorations of colour and texture.