2nd Conference of the UO Academy of Mindfulness

Transitions, Transformations, Transcendence: Contemplative Practices for the 21st Century
Thursday, 25 April 2019 (All day)
Room number: 
Huguette Labelle Hall
Contact information
Contact person: 
UOttawa Brain and Mind Institute
Registration required: 
Registration details: 
Early Bird Registration Ends: March 29, 2019


Cost to attend: 
Cost details: 
uOttawa Faculty and Public : $115.00 CAD Medical Residents*: $80.00 CAD Students/Med. Student* : $60.00 CAD * verification required
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Event sponsors: 
Brain and Mind Research Institute Academy of Mindfulness and Contemplative Studies

This one-day conference is designed for researchers, scholars, physicians, other health care providers and students with an interest in mindfulness and contemplative studies. By attending this conference, the participant will gain knowledge of the role of these philosophies and practices in mediating understanding and facilitating processes supporting integrative oncology interventions, conscious ageing, death and dying, and self-transcendence. The therapeutic potentials of the embodied practice of yoga, research of contemplative practices in palliative care and notions of self-transcendence within various spiritual and contemplative traditions, will be explored. Participants will hear a keynote address from Dr. Linda Carlson on mindfulness meditation for cancer recovery and a talk from the renowned bhikkhu Ajahn Viradhammo on the role of mindfulness in promoting wellbeing.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Linda Carlson is Full Professor in Psychosocial Oncology at the University of Calgary and holds the Enbridge Research Chair in Psychosocial Oncology. Her research in Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery has been published in high-impact journals and book chapters, and she is co-author of Mindfulness-BasedCancerRecovery:A step-by-step MBSR approach to help you cope with treatment and reclaim your life and The Art and Science of Mindfulness: Integrating mindfulness into psychology and the helping professions.


This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for 4.5 hours. This program has been reviewed and approved by the University of Ottawa, Office of Continuing Professional Development. This Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development for up to 4.5 Mainpro+ credits.