Victoria - 2017
Breakfast to Remember
On Thursday February 2, 165 people gathered at the Fairmont Empress Hotel to raise $43,595 in support of the Alzheimer Society of B.C. Guests heard from keynote speaker Dr. Brendan Carr, President and Chief Executive Officer, Island Health and guest speaker Dr. Holly Tuokko, Professor in the Department of Psychology and a research affiliate of the Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health at the University of Victoria.
Thank you to all of our ticket and table purchasers and a special thank you to our sponsors:
Keynote speaker: Dr. Brendan Carr, President and Chief Executive Officer, Island Health
Dr. Brendan Carr was named as President and CEO for Island Health on August 6, 2013. He joined Island Health in March 2012 as the Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. Prior to joining the health authority, he served as Vice President of Medicine with the Capital District Health Authority in Halifax and as an Assistant Professor with Dalhousie University.
Dr. Carr holds a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and is an Emergency Department physician. He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA). Dr. Carr is a Certified Physician Executive (CCPE), a Certified Healthcare Executive (CHE) and has completed a research fellowship with the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation.
Active in education and health services research, Dr. Carr is an advocate for transformation in health care.
Guest speaker: Holly Tuokko, Professor in the Department of Psychology and a research affiliate of the Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health at the University of Victoria in British Columbia.
Holly Tuokko is a clinical neuropsychologist. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Victoria, she was the Supervising Psychologist at the Clinic for Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders at UBC Hospital and worked on a geriatric mental health outreach team. She coordinated the neuropsychological component of the Canadian Study of Health and Aging (1991-1996) and was awarded Senior Investigator status through the CIHR, Institute of Aging (2002-2007) for her program of research on mental health and aging, including the evolution of cognitive disorders. Since its inception, she has been the Psychological Health theme leader for the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, a study that will follow 50,000 Canadians age 45 to 85 for at least 20 years.
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Last Updated: 02/10/17