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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 Allstream Centre – Exhibition Place in Toronto for two days of stimulating presentations showcasing the latest in ABI research and clinical practice.

  • Advances in catastrophic impairment determination
  • Development and evaluation of empirically based interventions for families after adult and adolescent brain injury
  • Loss of financial management independence after brain injury
  • Behavioural supports and strategies for children with TBI
  • Principles and applications of mindfulness and art therapy
  • A novel approach to training rapid balance reactions necessary for falls prevention
  • A support group model of care for female adolescents with persistent concussion symptoms
  • Bouncing back after brain injury
  • Focusing on diversity and promoting quality of care and outcomes across the continuum of care
  • And more!!

This year’s conference features interactive, facilitated workshops, concurrent sessions and rapid podium presentations as well as a roster of leading ABI keynote speakers including:

  • 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. He has been cited in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New Yorker Magazine, and the Boston Globe as well as other media and news outlets.
  • Dr. Robin Green, is a senior scientist in Cognitive Rehabilitation Neurosciences at Toronto Rehab and a Canada Research Chair (II) in traumatic brain injury.  Her research addresses mechanisms of recovery from TBI, in particular impediments to recovery.
  • Dr. James Malec, Professor and Research Director at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He has been active in research and the clinical practice of brain injury rehabilitation for over 35 years. With over 140 peer-reviewed publications as well as other professional publications, Dr. Malec continues to conduct research in brain rehabilitation and outcome measurement.
  • Ian McCallum, father of a brain injury survivor & author of From Grave to Cradle to Now – the Healthcare Professional Edition, will share his experience “from the other side of a supposedly fatally brain injured child’s bed”.

Network with leading ABI researchers, providers, advocates, colleagues, families and individuals living with the effects of ABI.  For more information on this year’s exciting program line-up and how to register, visit the events section of our website.

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