Events

ABI Conference 2014

Keynote Addresses

The Restorative Effects of Interacting with Nature
Dr. Mark G. Berman, PhD

The Long-Term Course of Traumatic Brain Injury: A Combination of Recovery and Decline
Robin Green, PhD

Standardized Assessment to Plan Post-Hospital Brain Injury Rehabilitation
James F. Malec, PhD, ABPP-Cn, Rp, FACRM

Journeying From Grave to Cradle to Now 
Ian McCallum, Father of a Survivor


Concurrent Sessions

I’m Cool for School: An Interprofessional School Readiness CBT Anxiety Group
Kathy Gravel, MSW, RSW, AAMFT Clinical Fellow, Social Worker, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Lisa Kakonge, MSc, Reg CASLPO, CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Keys to Successful Inter-Sectorial Collaboration When Supporting People With Complex Care Needs: A Case Study
Paul Van de Laar, BA, MSW, Senior Manager, Cota
Birgit Switilek, BA, MSW, ABI Case Manager, Cota
Albena Miloucheva, Parent of Client

The Psychometrics of Social Role Return for the Person With Brain Injury and a Dual Diagnosis
Rolf Gainer, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario (NRIO)

Advances in Catastrophic Impairment Determination: Earlier Determination, Factoring in Pre-Morbid Impairments and Post-Accident Potential Deterioration
David MacDonald, LLP Lawyer, Thomson Rogers

Development and Evaluation of Empirically Based Interventions for Families After Adult and Adolescent Brain Injury
Caron Gan, RN, MScN, RMFT RN, Marriage and Family Therapist, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Jeffrey Kreutzer, PhD, ABPP, FACRM, Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center

How to Make a Life Worth Living – Even If You Cannot Remember What Happened 20 Minutes Ago
Sarah Downing, BAA, BPsych, Behaviour Therapist, Community Head Injury Resource Services of Toronto (CHIRS)
Roby Miller, BST, Behaviour Therapist, Community Head Injury Resource Services of Toronto (CHIRS)
Micheal Milligan, BST, Behaviour Therapist, Community Head Injury Resource Services of Toronto (CHIRS)
Amanda Muise, BST, Behaviour Therapist, Community Head Injury Resource Services of Toronto (CHIRS)

Mindfulness Group Intervention Reduces Depression After Traumatic Brain Injury: Are Individual Changes in Depression Scores Clinically Significant and Reliable?
Lana Ozen, PhD, Post Doctoral Fellow, Health Sciences, Lakehead University

Call Bell Training: “Call Me…Maybe?” Minimizing Constant Care Training
Linda Lo, BScPT, Case Manager, St. Michael’s Hospital
Shari Vanderhoek, OT Reg (Ont), Occupational Therapist, St. Michael’s Hospital
Elyse Braganza, RN, BScN, CNN(C) Clinical Nurse Educator, St. Michael’s Hospital
Sarah Wallace, BRLS, TR Recreation Therapist, St. Michael’s Hospital

Behavioural Supports and Strategies for Children with TBI: Putting the Pieces Together
Kellie Radley, OT Reg (Ont), Registered Occupational Therapist, Radley Rehab
Stacey Levine, BA Behaviour Therapist, Journey Rehabilitation Therapy

Disorganized, Disadvantaged, Disconnected: The Challenges of Brain Injury and Social Assistance in Ontario
Frank Murphy, BA (Psych), Executive Director, Brain Injury Association of Durham Region

Mindful Art Workshop – Principles and Applications of Mindfulness and Art Therapy
Amee Le, MSc, OT Reg (Ont), BASc (Hons), Occupational Therapist, Certified HearthMath Practitioner, Community Head Injury Resource Services of Toronto (CHIRS)

Perturbation Training: Describing and Evaluating a Novel Approach to Training Rapid Balance Reactions Necessary for Falls Prevention 
Elly Baker, Physiotherapist, Program Practice Leader, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network, University of Toronto
Irene Antunes, Physiotherapist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network, University of Toronto
Vivien Poon, Physiotherapist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network, University of Toronto

Anosognosia: Building Insight Within the Community Context: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Treatment 
Kathryn Decker, MScOT, Reg (Ont), Director of Occupational Therapy Services, Galit Liffshiz and Associates, Lecturer, University of Toronto

Issues, Practices and the Focus on Diversity: Promoting Quality of Care and Outcomes Across the Continuum of Care 
Patricia Howell, MBA, BSc OT, OT Reg (Ont), Occupational Therapist, Case Manager, Life Care Planner, Manager Development and Communications, Neuro-Rehab Services Inc.
Gurwinder Gill, Director, Equity and Volunteer Services, William Osler Health System, Part-time Honorary Associate Professor, Health Equity, Caribbean Medical University

Resilience: Bouncing Back After Brain Injury 
Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, PhD, ABPP, FACRM Rosa Schwarz Cifu Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Professor of Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center; Director, Virginia Commonwealth TBI Model System

Three Tricks of the Trade to Facilitate Movement in the Paretic Slow Stream Arm and Hand 
Anna Greenblatt, OT Reg (Ont), Owner and Director, Inter-Action Rehabilitation Inc.


Concurrent Workshops

Concussion in Children & Youth: From Identification to Management
Michelle Keightley, PhD, Senior Clinician Scientist, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

A Taste of Mindfulness & the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program 
Jaisa Sulit, BPHE, B.Ed, MScOT, Occupationa Therapist, Bridgepoint Health, Proactive Pelvic Health Centre, University of Toronto

Motivational Interviewing in the Context of Brain Injury 
Tim Godden, MSW, RSW, Social Worker, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

ABI Partnership Program: Learnings from the Saskatchewan Context 
Blaine Katzberg, BScOT, Therapy Manager, Saskatchewan South ABI Outreach Team
Kealee Playford, MA, ABI Provincial Evaluator, ABI Partnership Project
Carol Farmer, Physiotherapist, Saskatchewan South ABI Outreach Team


Rapid Podium Presentations

Loss of Financial Management Independence After Brain Injury: Survivors’ Experiences
Kathryn Koller, BSc Kin, MScOT, University of Toronto, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest
Lindsay Woods, BKin, MScOT, University of Toronto, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest

Responding to Changing Needs: A Support Group Model of Care for Female Adolescents with Persistent Concussion Symptoms
Sara Somers, MSW, RSW, Social Worker and Outreach Coordinator, Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury Community Outreach Program (PABICOP)

Post Traumatic Headache, Fatigue and Depression Following Mild or Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury
Katrina Zanetti, BSc (Hons), MSc, Research Assistant, Head Injury Clinic, Trauma and Neurosurgery Program, St. Michael’s Hospital

Affect Recognition and Empathetic Responses to Enriched Film Clips Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Barbra Zupan, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Linguistics, Brock University

When Scopes Overlap: Consistency in Behavioural Management Practice for High-Risk Clients with Brain Injuries
Mary L. Stewart, PhD, CPsych, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Caregiver Stress: Challenges and a New Paradigm
Marion McGregor, Parent to someone with ABI