2012 ABI Conference a Big Success! Presentations now available…

Judging by the positive responses received from numerous registrants, our sixth bi-annual ABI conference was a big success! Conferences such as ours are a great opportunity for people to recharge and take a step back from their day-to-day work. Conferences enable people to learn about and from one another as professionals, and more importantly, they […]

Family Medicine Forum 2012 workshop on concussion…

As part of this year’s national Family Medicine Forum 2012, held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, three Toronto medical experts in the field of brain injury offered  a half-day interactive workshop on November 17, 2012 entitled: A Needle in a Haystack: Diagnosing and Treating Concussion Workshop presenters, Dr. Nora Cullen (Physiatrist, NeuroRehabilitation, Chief of Staff, West […]

Network Annual Report Now Available

The Toronto ABI Network 2011-12 Annual Report is now available. We’re pleased to report on our activities and celebrate our achievements over the past year. Download your copy now. Print copies are available from the Toronto ABI Network office.

Registration open for 2012 ABI Conference

Register now for the Toronto ABI Network Conference on November 8-9, 2012 at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto. Keynote speakers for the 2012 conference: Dr. Mark Bernstein, Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto and Neurosurgeon at Toronto Western Hospital, will present on his use of qualitative research to explore the narrative of […]

New look, improved website

The Toronto ABI Network has updated its visual identity and redesigned its website. The new look reflects the Network’s evolution. Since the Network was established in 1995, we have become a recognized leader in acquired brain injury, working to improve access to high quality, publicly-funded ABI services. As part of the redesign, we have moved […]

Network project evaluates access to concussion care

The Toronto ABI Network and project partners have received funding from the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) to evaluate the current status of concussion care in Ontario.  The project builds on a previous ONF survey and will gather and analyze Ontario data on the frequency of adult and pediatric concussions treated by family practice physicians, pediatricians […]

Staff changes at Network

The Toronto ABI Network is pleased to welcome Sue Balogh, Project Coordinator/Planner and Julie Osbelt, ABI Referral Coordinator, to the Network secretariat. Sue Balogh is very familiar with the ABI Network and has years of experience working in the field of ABI. For the past seven years she has worked as a project coordinator/planner for […]

Improving flow between hospitals and community

Confusion about community services for patients with ABI has resulted in concern that ABI clients are not being referred or triaged to the right programs. In the fall, the Network brought acute care, rehab and community-based partners together to share information on services available in the community and identify mechanisms to improve flow between hospital […]

Closing the gap in community-based services

The needs of individuals with acquired brain injury significantly outweigh existing services and support. But there is currently no coordinated provincial or GTA strategy to advocate for improved ABI services. The Toronto ABI Network is developing an advocacy strategy to address this need. The Network formed an Advocacy Working Group in 2011 that includes representatives […]

Network conducts ABI system analysis

Individuals with acquired brain injury face longer wait times for inpatient rehabilitation than almost all other rehabilitation populations. And individuals with complex needs have significant challenges accessing ABI services across the continuum. As a first step in addressing these issues, the Network is conducting a review of: resources available across inpatient and outpatient ABI rehab […]