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2018 ABI Conference – Full Program Announced

Renew your practice with new knowledge and insights

Join leaders and colleagues from across the ABI Community for two days of stimulating presentations and workshops at the 2018 Toronto ABI Network Conference, November 15-16, 2018.

Expand your perspective with keynote presentations from leaders in the field:


“I think I have Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)”: A Clinician’s Guide to Managing a Research Phenomenon

David X. Cifu, MD
Senior TBI Specialist, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Affairs Central Office Associate Dean for Innovation and System Integration, Herman J. Flax, MD Professor and Chairman Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Virginia Commonwealth
Communication Matters: Evidence, experience and everyday strategies for supporting individuals with cognitive-communication challenges after ABI

Sheila MacDonald, M.CI.Sc. SLP(C)
Owner/Clinician, Sheila MacDonald & Associates
Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, University of Toronto


Navigating Emotionally Difficult Conversations – Remembering Robert Buckman, MD
John D. Banja, PhD
Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine; Medical Ethicist, Center for Ethics, Emory University; Editor, American Journal of Bioethics-Neuroscience


The Cryptic Tale of Dr. Taylor, Mrs. Barrie and The Trouble with Ghosts after TBI: Emotional dyscontrol, mood and anxiety issues after ABI

Abe Snaiderman, MD, FRCP(C)
Director, Neuropsychiatric Clinic, Brain and Spinal Cord Program, Toronto Rehab Institute – University Health Network; Assistant Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine, University of Toronto



Finding Your Super Powers – A Journey to Recovery from Brain Injury

Kellylee Evans
Singer-songwriter and motivational speaker


Build your clinical knowledge with concurrent sessions:

  • Visual dysfunction in concussion
  • Adventures in mental health care in the community for people living with ABI
  • How to prepare for giving evidence at trial
  • Brain death and disorders of consciousness
  • Care for concussion patients in acute stages post injury
  • Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT)
  • Fatigue after ABI

View the Full Program HERE. Early Bird registration ends October 15, 2018


For sponsorship opportunities contact Linda Ngan at linda.ngan@uhn.ca.

For more conference details, visit our conference website.