Dr. Benjamin T. Dunkley Clinical Associate of MEG Research, Diagnostic Imaging, Hospital for Sick Children; Associate Scientist of Neurosciences & Mental Health, Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute; Assistant Professor of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto; Ad

Dr. Dunkley is a cognitive neuroscientist at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), an Associate Scientist at SickKids Research Institute, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Imaging at the University of Toronto. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Margot Taylor at SickKids, where he studied the impact of PTSD on cognition and brain function. He studied for his PhD at Cardiff University, UK, where he trained in the use of functional neuroimaging and behavioural analysis. Generally speaking, he is interested in how trauma, both physical and psychological, affects every day cognitive processes, such as memory, attention, and emotions, and how difficulties in these domains relate to changes in the underlying function of the brain. To this end, he has used magnetoencephalography, a functional brain imaging technique, and computational neuroscience to study brain connectivity, and cognition and behaviour, in PTSD and mild traumatic brain injury, in both military and civilian populations. 

Research Interests: functional imaging (MEG), clinical neurophysiology, cognition, perception, and action

 

Keynote and Featured Speakers

The Honourable Ralph Goodale

Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Stéphane Lauzon

Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence

RAdm H.C. Edmundson, OMM, MSM, CD

Deputy Commander of Military Personnel Command and Assistant to the Chief Of Military Personnel

Dr. Benjamin T. Dunkley

Clinical Associate of MEG Research, Diagnostic Imaging, Hospital for Sick Children; Associate Scientist of Neurosciences & Mental Health, Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute; Assistant Professor of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto; Ad

Dr. James MacKillop

Peter Boris Chair in Addictions Research, Director of the Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, Co-Director of the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research, and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster

COL Andrew P. Cap, MD, PhD

Chairman, Coagulation & Blood Research, US Army Institute of Surgical Research; Hematology-Oncology Consultant to the US Army Surgeon General