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Announcing Dr. J. Stuart Ablon as Advance Keynote Speaker at EKO Spring Symposium 2023

February 13, 2023

Ablon joins Dr. Ripudaman Minhas, Dr. Melanie Penner, and two time time Emmy® award-winning actor/writer Ryan O’Connell as event keynotes

Dr. Stuart Ablon in his officeEmpowered Kids Ontario is pleased to announce Dr. J. Stuart Ablon as the Advance Keynote speaker at this year’s EKO Spring Symposium, which will be held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto, April 12 & 13. Dr. Ablon’s keynote will be delivered virtually a few weeks before the in-person event, on Tuesday March 28th, stimulating the imaginations of all those registered for the EKO Spring Symposium.

Ablon is an award-winning psychologist, author and a dynamic, engaging speaker whose appearances include SXSW, the National Council for Mental Wellbeing’s NATCON, and a TedX talk watched by hundreds of thousands of viewers. Dr. Ablon was ranked #5 on the list of the world’s top rated keynote speakers in the academic arena.

Thousands of kids are waiting for care—a crisis that pre-existed and has been magnified by the COVID pandemic. More kids than ever are struggling with developmental gaps, and trauma too—taking the need for services to an extraordinary new level. Novel solutions are required—we need to think differently about how we deliver care.

Dr. Ablon’s work offers a paradigm shift in understanding why so many kids are struggling that combines neuroscience, compassion and common sense. His evidence-based approach provides not only a guiding philosophy but actionable tools that have been shown to reduce conflict and stress while improving relationships and helping youth build the skills they need to succeed.

Ablon has trained clinicians, parents and educators around the world in the Collaborative Problem Solving approach which has been shown to reduce behavioural challenges, conflict and stress while improving relationships and building skills.

The EKO Spring Symposium 2023 is the forum for leading minds in child development and pediatric rehabilitation and all those dedicated to kids with disabilities living their best lives. The event will elevate professional practice, connect colleagues, build new and collaborative partnerships, and inspire with dynamic ideas.

To learn more about the EKO Spring Symposium 2023, keynotes and other speakers, and how to register, visit: empoweredkidsontario.ca/springsymposium.


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