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ABI Conference 2012

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The Toronto ABI Network Conference 2012 was held at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto on November 8 and 9, 2012.

This bi-annual conference featured two days of stimulating keynote presentations and workshops by leading ABI researchers, providers, advocates and individuals living with the effects of ABI.

Click here to view available presentations.

Our keynote presenters included...

  • Mark Bernstein, BSc, MD, MHSc (Bioethics), FRCSC, Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto and Neurosurgeon at Toronto Western Hospital.
    What neurosurgeons can learn from talking with patients: A qualitative journey
  • Paul Nadler, Survivor/student/director and author
    Braindamadj'd (includes film screening)
  • Jeffrey Kleim, Ph.D, Associate Professor, School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering (SBHSE), Neuroscience, Arizona State University
    Neural plasticity: Foundation for rehabilitation
  • Michael Blois, Injured former soldier from Afghanistan, Law Student, University of Western Ontario and former Master Corporal of the Royal Canadian Regiment
    The impact of brain injury and the invisible TBI on military personnel: One soldier's transition to civilian life
  • Abe Snaiderman, MD, FRCP(C), Director, Neuropsychiatry Clinic, Neuro-Rehabilitation Program, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network; Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine, University of Toronto
    Helping the Helpers: Challenges and rewards for professionals who care for people with acquired brain injury

Check out our full conference program.

Special thanks to our Platinum sponsors:

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 ... and to all our other 2012 sponsors.

To be added to the registration or sponsorship list for the next Toronto ABI Network conference being held in late 2014, please submit your contact information to