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Back to School conference focuses on care following TBI

Heading back to school took on a whole new meaning in September for the 250 registrants who attended the Back to School 2013 Conference, Hospital to Home: Working Collaboratively. Presented by Thomson, Rogers in collaboration with the Toront ABI Network, the conference brought together health providers, case managers and lawyers from the public and private sectors to discuss a wide range of topics affecting the care of individuals and their families following a traumatic brain injury (TBI). 

The presentations addressed anticipated changes in statutory accident benefits, the coordination of care post-discharge and treatment considerations for the management of TBI, client and family perspectives, and the role of advocacy in supporting individuals and their families. 

Presentations included:

  • A review of the statutory accident benefits legislative framework re: the anticipated CAT definition changes
    • Darcy R. Merkur (Thomson, Rogers)
  • Best practices for hospital social workers and transitional care coordinators in safe and effective discharge planning
    • Ingrid Kuran and Zia Poonjiaji (St. Michael’s); Jessica Schroter (Toronto Rehab); Michelle Diamond (Private Sector)
  • Management of psychiatric sequelae after TBI
    • Dr. Chanth Seyone (University of Toronto/ABI Clinic, Toronto Western Hospital)
  • Going through the system – consumer’s perspective
    • Glenn Fincham; Leonard H. Kunka (Thomson, Rogers)
  • The family experience after a TBI
    • Caron Gan (Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital)
  • Advocacy panel
    • Stacey L. Stevens (Thomson, Rogers); Ruth Wilcock (Ontario Brain Injury Association – OBIA); Katie Muirhead (OBIA); Tammy Kirkwood (Fair Association of Victims for Accident Insurance Reform – FAIR); Nick Gurevich (Ontario Rehab Alliance); David A. Payne (Thomson, Rogers)

Further information on the conference presentations can be downloaded HERE

Our thanks to Thomson, Rogers for hosting a great conference and for their generosity in donating all proceeds to the Toronto ABI Network.