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ABI Conference draws enthusiastic audience

We are so grateful to all of our delegates, sponsors, presenters and planning committee for helping make the 2014 ABI Conference, held in November, another successful event for the Toronto ABI Network!  Once again, this year’s conference attracted over 400 delegates and sold out all available sponsorship spots in the spacious and environmentally conscious Allstream […]

Focus on community based services and support for individuals with an ABI

The Toronto ABI Network sponsored a half day information session on October 31, 2014 at St. John’s Rehab – Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre to refresh knowledge on services and supports available to those living with an ABI in the community. The afternoon brought together 16 organizations and over 50 health care professionals working in acute […]

Poster presentation showcases joint ABI education initiative

A joint education initiative, Facilitating the Transition from Acute Care to Inpatient Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation . . . the Development of an Education Session, was showcased as a poster presentation at Health Quality Transformation 2014, an annual conference hosted by Health Quality Ontario that supports quality improvement by fostering a sharing of ideas. The […]

New report summarizes consultation results on clinical practice guidelines for moderate to severe TBI

The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) and the Institut national d’excellence en santé et en services sociaux (INESSS) continue to make great progress on developing a clinical practice guideline (CPG) for the rehabilitation of adults with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). The project released a summary report highlighting results of an extensive stakeholder consultation with […]

Spotlight on new members: Ontario Shores

The Toronto ABI Network was pleased to welcome Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences as a new member in 2014. Ontario Shores is a public hospital that provides a range of specialized assessment and treatment services to those living with complex and serious mental illness. Andrea Spencer, a community nurse clinician in Outpatient Services, […]

Spotlight on new members: PACE Independent Living

PACE Independent Living is the newest member of the Toronto ABI Network. The non-profit community organization provides support services to adults with physical disabilities and in June 2014 integrated the services provided by abi Possibilities into the family of PACE services. “The integration of abi Possibilities with PACE was a great fit for our organization,” […]

Fall ABI conference to showcase latest in ABI research and clinical practice

If you haven’t yet registered for the Toronto ABI Network Conference 2014, don’t delay! Register by October 6 to take advantage of the early bird rate! Registration for the Network’s highly anticipated bi-annual conference usually sells out early and this year’s is one you won’t want to miss. Join us November 20-21, 2014 at the […]

Act now to stay in the know – anti-spam legislation in effect July 1

Effective July 1st, given the federal government’s new Anti-Spam legislation, the Toronto ABI Network can only send out email communications, including our newsletter, with formal written/electronic consent from individuals and organizations on our email distribution list. If you are on our current distribution list, you may receive an email the weeks of June 23rd and […]

Guidelines for Diagnosing and Managing Pediatric Concussion

The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation has just released the first comprehensive guidelines designed to manage concussion in children and adolescents, aged 5 to 18 years old.  The guidelines were developed by a multi-disciplinary panel of experts: to provide the best care to children/adolescents who have sustained a concussion based on a systematic review of the evidence […]

2014 ABI Conference – open for registrations!

Register now for the Toronto ABI Network Conference being held on November 20-21, 2014 at the Allstream Centre, Exhibition Place in Toronto. Keynote speakers for the 2014 conference: Dr. Marc G. Berman, Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago. His research has shown that spending time with nature refreshes our brain, improving attention and memory performance. […]