Events

Toronto ABI Network 2016 Conference

 

Keynote Addresses

Cognitive Rehabilitation: What Are The Essential Ingredients?
Lyn Turkstra, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS
Professor and Associate Dean, Speech-Language Pathology, School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University

The Patient As A Person
Judith John, BA, Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude
Patient Advocate and Healthcare Communications Professional

Defining and Measuring Rehabilitation Treatments: Do We Know What We Are Doing and Can We Tell Others?
John Whyte, MD, PhD
Physiatrist/Experimental Psychologist; Director, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, Pennsylvania USA

TBI Resulting From Explosive Blast Wave Propogation – A Soldier’s Perspective 
Warrant Officer Mark Jones, CD, CDS Commendation, Joint Counter Explosives Threat Task Force, Canadian Armed Forces


Concurrent Sessions

Partners in Strength – Learning from the Lived Experience
Caron Gan, RN, MScN, RMFT RN, Marriage and Family Therapist, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Amir Karmali, Family-Centred Care Specialist, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Life with Brain Injury and a Dual Diagnosis: Barriers to Outcome
Rolf Gainer, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario (NRIO)

Getting to CAT – A Roadmap for Health Care Professionals
Stacey L. Stevens, LL.B, Partner, Thomson Rogers, Personal Injury Lawyers

Easing the Strain of Pain on the Brain: How a New Service Was Developed to Teach Pain Self-Management Skills for Brain Injury Survivors, and Useful Take-Home Principles for Your Practice
Bronwen Moore, OT Reg (Ont), Occupational Therapist, UHN – Toronto Rehab Brain and Spinal Cord Program LEAP Service
Bonnie Cai-Duarte, BSc PT, M.Sc., Physiotherapist, UHN – Toronto Rehab Brain and Spinal Cord Program LEAP Service

The ABI Sibkit: Piloting Tips and Resources for Supporting Siblings
Kathy Gravel, MSW, RSW, AAMFT Clinical Fellow Adjunct Lecturer, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto Social Worker, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Laura Hughson, CYW (cert.) Child & Youth Worker and Clinical Education Liaison, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Breanne Mathers, B.A., TRS, CCLS Certified Child Life Specialist and Inpatient Snoezelen Coordinator, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Life After Brain Injury: Factors Impacting Satisfaction with Life in Caregivers of Brain Injury Survivors
Cecile Proctor, B.A. (Hons), M.A. Candidate, University of New Brunswick

Feeling Stuck with Your Client: Navigating the Therapeutic Alliance
Heidi Reznick, OT Reg. (Ont.), FunctionAbility Rehabilitation Services
Veronica Takes, OT Reg. (Ont.), FunctionAbility Rehabilitation Services

A Scientific Evidence Based Presentation on the Relationship Between Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS), HRV, Cortisol, Exercise Tolerance, and Chronic Head Pain
Kelly Armstrong, OTR, SIPT, MPP Senior Instructor, MPS Education, and President Women’s Integrative Healing

Kids Connecting: Building Family Relationships Post ABI
Mary-Ellen Thompson, PhD, CCC (SLP), SL-P(c), Regd CASLPO Speech-Language Pathologist, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Caron Gan, RN, MScN, RMFT RN, Marriage and Family Therapist, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Kathy Gravel, MSW, RSW, AAMFT Clinical Fellow Adjunct Lecturer, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto Social Worker, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

From Chaos to Coherence: The Power of Mindful Intent in Shaping and Expanding Possibility in Clinical Practice
Lynne Harford, MSW, RSW, Social Worker, The Social Work Consulting Group
Angela Croft, MSW, RSW, Social Worker, The Social Work Consulting Group

Ethics In Action: Integrating Everyday Ethics into ABI Community Practice
Clare Brandys, PhD, C.Psych., Psychologist, Community Head Injury Resource Services (CHIRS)
Diana Brouwer, MSW, RSW, Social Worker, Community Head Injury Resource Services (CHIRS)
Michael Milligan, BT, Behaviour Therapist, Community Head Injury Resource Services (CHIRS)

BrainEx 90: Using a Circuit Training Group Model of Treatment to Promote Recovery After mTBI 
Shannon McGuire, B.H.Sc.(PT), B.P.E. Physiotherapist, Parkwood Institute
Becky Moran, OT Reg (Ont.), Occupational Therapist, Parkwood Institute


Concurrent Workshops

“Sometimes I’d Rather Be Eating Gelato!”: The Cost of Caring…
Valerie Spironello, MSW, RSW, Choose Wellness

No Easy Answers: Integrating Care for Complex Clients 
Carolyn Lemsky, PhD, C.Psych ABPP-Cn, Clinical Director, Community Head Injury Resource Services (CHIRS)

The Use of Music Therapy to Work Towards Functional Rehabilitation Goals Following ABI 
Cheryl Jones, MMT, NMT-F, MTA PhD Candidate: University of Toronto, Music and Health Sciences

Rehabilitation Neuroscience: A New Frontier in Cognitive Rehabilitation 
Gary R. Turner, PhD, C.Psych., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health, York University


Rapid Podium Presentations

Embrace The Challenge
David McQuillan, Caregiver, Community Head Injury Resource Services (CHIRS)

Transition From Rehabilitation to School for Youth with an Acquired Brain Injury: Exploring Parents’ Experiences and the Role of the Physiotherapist
Tracy Lee, MScPT, Physiotherapist, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Team, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital; Status-Only Appointment as Lecturer, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto

Utilizing Intendu to Transform Cognitive Rehabilitation for Individuals with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Sarah Berry, OT Reg. (Ont.), Beverlee C. Melamed & Associates
Ade Dyon, OT Reg. (Ont.), Beverlee C. Melamed & Associates

OBIA’s Online MTBI/Concussion Support Group – Facilitated Peer Connections
Katie Muirhead, BA, Advocate Specialist, Ontario Brain Injury Association

Early Cognitive Rehabilitation in Acute Care
Andrea Blake, OT Reg. (Ont.), Occupational Therapist, Neurotrauma, Neurosurgery and Neurotrauma ICU, St. Michael’s Hospital
Allison Rinne, OT Reg. (Ont.), Occupational Therapist, Trauma/Neurosurgery, St. Michael’s Hospital