Mini Med School XV

The Child & Family Research Institute is pleased to present Mini Med School XV, a five part series on The Dynamic & Developing Brain. This semester you will study the role medicine, therapies and interventions have on harnessing your brain’s ability to protect and heal itself.

Presented by Mini Med School Dean Dr. Tim Oberlander and other leading researchers and clinicians in the field, sessions include -

  • Benefits of the arts and physical activity for the brain
  • The healing power of electrons: Therapeutic applications of non-invasive neurostimulation techniques
  • Neuroethics of addiction: Is addiction a brain disease or moral failing
  • 'Kinect'ing with your brain: Virtual reality, active video games and rehabilitation
  • Plasticity in the visual brain

Schedule -

Mini Med School will be held Wednesdays, October 29 to November 26, 7:00-9:00pm. The lecture series will be held at the Chan Centre for Family Health Education at the Child & Family Research Institute on the BC Children's Hospital Campus (948 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC). Map

Registration -

Registration is required and space is limited. Registration is for all five sessions, each year we have an extensive waitlist so unreported absences will result in registration withdrawal for the remaining sessions.

Registration is divided into the following categories -  


For members of the general public
(parents, retirees, university students, teachers/educators, etc.) that aren't currently enrolled in grades 10-12 interested in attending.

For teachers nominating a high school student in grades 10-12 interested in attending. Students must be nominated by a teacher to attend this event and cannot register themselves.

Not available to attend? All sessions will be recorded and available for online viewing within 72 hours of the presentation date. 

If you have any questions or concerns contact minimed@cfri.ca or 604-875-2000 x5397.