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Meet Our Speakers

The Fountain of Health™ National Speakers’ Bureau is composed of leading academics and physicians in brain health science. Invite one of our experts to speak at your next meeting or conference.

Petal Abdool, MD
Dr. Petal S. Abdool is a Geriatric Staff Psychiatrist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Paul Blackburn, MD
Dr. Blackburn is a Clinical Instructor in geriatric psychiatry at UBC and former board member and ch
Beverley Cassidy, MD
Dr. Cassidy is an Assistant Professor affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry at Dalhousie Univ
Keri-Leigh Cassidy, MD
Founder, Fountain of Health Dr. Keri-Leigh Cassidy, MD FRCPC, is a Professor of Geriatric Psychiatry
David Conn, MD
Dr. David Conn is the Vice-President of Education and Director of the Centre for Education & Knowled
Cindy Forbes, MD
Dr. Forbes is passionate about health promotion and dedicated to leading healthcare system improveme
Chris Frank, MD
Dr. Chris Frank MD, FCFP is the Chair of the Health Care of the Elderly Program at the College of Fa
Linda Gobessi, MD
Dr. Gobessi is affiliated with the Geriatric Psychiatry Community Services of Ottawa and is a consul
Cindy Grief, MD
Dr. Grief is a Geriatric Psychiatrist at Baycrest Health Sciences in Toronto, where she is the Medic
Megan MacNeil, MD
Dr. MacNeil is an Assistant Professor in Geriatric Psychiatry at Dalhousie University and full-time
Aditya Nidumolu, MD
Dr. Aditya Nidumolu is completing his residency training in psychiatry at Dalhousie University. He i
Kiran Rabheru, MD
Dr. Kiran Rabheru is the President of ILC Canada and a professor of psychiatry at the University of
Vanessa Thoo, MD
Dr. Vanessa Thoo has completed her subspecialty training in geriatric psychiatry at the University o
Nolan Turnbull, BKin, CSEP
Nolan Turnbull has a Master of Science Kinesiology and Recreation Management from the University of
Lisa Van Bussel, MD
Dr. Van Bussel is a physician leader at St. Joseph’s Health Care, Parkwood Institute, Mental Health
Carol Ward, MD
Dr. Ward is a geriatric psychiatrist based out of Kamloops, BC. She is the Interior Health (IH) auth

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