Forthlane Fridays

Health and Wellness

SESSION 35: OPTIMIZING AND REVOLUTIONIZING BRAIN HEALTH – ADVANCES IN RESEARCH AND TREATMENT

We were joined by Lynn Posluns, Founder & President of Women’s Brain Health Initiative, Dr. Amy Kruse, Biologist & Partner at Prime Movers Lab, Brian Bloom, Co-Founder & CEO of Bloom Burton & CO, and Dr. Tim Cook, Chief Medical Officer at ReGen Scientific (read full bios). This discussion covered innovations in research and treatment, the impact of COVID-19 on brain health, and practical tools people can implement.

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SESSION 32: ADVANCES IN FERTILITY: MEDICAL INNOVATIONS, LEGAL CHALLENGES AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

We were joined by Dr. Dan Nayot, Medical Director of The Fertility Partners, Sara Cohen, LL.B., Owner of Fertility Law Canada at D2Law LLP, and Dr. Albert Yuzpe, Co-Founder of Olive Fertility Centre and Chief Medical Officer at The Fertility Partners (read full guest bios). This discussion covered trends, legal differences between Canada and other countries, and things investors should consider.

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SESSION 25: MAXIMIZING LONGEVITY: IS THE HEALTHCARE PARADIGM ALREADY HERE?

We were joined by: Dave Asprey, Founder of Bulletproof Coffee, Dr. Fred Hui, Integrative Medicine Physician, Kathleen McDonald, Founder of Precision Health Centre, and Dr. Mansoor Mohammed, Chief Science Officer of The DNA Company (read full guest bios here). This conversation covered genomics and DNA, what people can be doing to maximize their longevity, and why a personalized healthcare approach matters.

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SESSION 15: ELDERCARE: PLANNING, CARING AND LIVING WELL

We were joined by Dr. Samir Sinha and Marianne Surmann for an emotive discussion on our responsibilities as a community and as a society to care for our elder community. Dr. Sinha is the Director of Geriatrics at Sinai Health System and University Health Network, and Marianne Surmann is the Director of Corporate Solutions at Cleveland Clinic Canada (read full bios).

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SESSION 11: WELLNESS AWAKENINGS – BALANCING HIGH PERFORMANCE WITH SELF-CARE

This session was an authentic and personal discussion on balancing high performance with self-care. We were joined by Jason Tafler, the Founder and CEO of Unyte, Nichol Bradford, the Founder & CEO of Willow Group, and Anthony Di Iorio, Founder & CEO of Decentral (read full bios). Our panelists shared personal stories of their search for balance and awareness, reminding us of the power of vulnerability.

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SESSION 6: MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION IN THE WAKE OF COVID-19

We were joined by three experts on Addiction and Mental Health: Andrew Galloway from Access Recovery; Dr. Sidney Kennedy, a psychiatry professor at University of Toronto; and Eric Windeler, founder and Executive Director of Jack.org (read full bios). Our guests covered the following topics: How can we best support family members, friends and colleagues who might be struggling with mental health or addiction issues? How does someone get help? What services and resources are available currently? How has the delivery of mental healthcare changed in response to COVID-19? What are the long-term implications of this pandemic on the mental health sector?

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