About the conference

On May 9th, 2014, the PERFORM Centre will host its inaugural annual research conference at Oscar Peterson Hall situated at Concordia University’s Loyola Campus. This year’s theme is Physical Activity and Brain Functions and will feature a series of lectures from internationally renowned scientists.

Please review our list of invited speakers and the conference program.

Scientific Committee

We are pleased to have the following people on our scientific committee:

Dr. Louis Bherer
Scientific Director and Chair in Preventive Health Science Research
Dr. Karen Li
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
Dr. Jason Steffener
Affiliate Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Dr. Thien Thanh Dang-Vu
Assistant Professor of Clinical Imaging
Department of Exercise Science
Dr. Mathieu Roy
Postdoctoral Fellow

Conference Registration

Registration for this inaugural conference is required as seating is limited. This event is offered free of charge. Registration is open to faculty, students and researchers from various disciplines and institutions across Canada.

Deadline for registration is May 1st, 2014.


For questions or more information contact Laura Campanelli at

Conference location: map and local directions.

Accommodations: for a list of hotels.


The PERFORM Centre is a unique facility dedicated to improving health through prevention. The centre combines research, education and community engagement in the areas of physical activity, rehabilitation, nutrition and lifestyle change. PERFORM brings together researchers, students and program participants in a state-of-the-art clinical research facility to create an integrated and comprehensive environment that promotes healthy living.   More...

About Concordia

Concordia University, located in the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Montreal, Quebec, is one of Canada's most innovative and diverse, comprehensive universities with a total enrollment of over 45,000 students, 89 Research Chairs, and Research Revenue exceeding $35 million (2010/2011).   More...

Call for Poster Presentations!

Come present your Preventative Health research.

Best poster presentation awards for students!

In the news:
Ed Whitlock Award underlines the significance of preventive health research
Outstanding doctoral candidate honoured at key PERFORM Centre conference
In the news:
The best and the brightest converge at PERFORM
Inaugural research conference on physical activity and brain function
In the news:
How exercise keeps your mind young
The PERFORM Centre's Louis Bherer has shown that physical activity can prevent cognitive decline in old age
In the news:
Marathoner teams up with PERFORM scientific director to talk lifelong fitness
Louis Bherer and Ed Whitlock talk exercise, lifestyle and aging well

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