Thursday, October 18, 2018, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Correction Services Canada – Title and Speaker to be announce.
Virtual Reality: The virtual world within patient rehabilitation experiences – Alex Theodorou, Founder, Ocutherapy
Cannabis 101 & Brain Injury – Sabrina Ramkellawan, Founder and CEO, Canadian Institute for Medical Advancement
You, Me & A Brain Injury – Melissa & Jason Jirovec
Performing Music as Part of the Journey of Recovery – Dan Washburn & Mary Ellen Thompson PhD, Speech-language Pathologists, Brain Injury Association Quinte District
Panel: Exploring the Challenges to Health and Well-being for Women & Girls Living with Traumatic Brain Injury
- Dr. Angela Colantonio PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.) (researcher): A gendered approach to TBI research
- Melissa Biscardi BScN, RN -Women & girls with TBI: Implications for the reproductive system
- Halina (Lin) Haag MSW, RSW (researcher/lived experience): Helping the helpers: Developing a TBI Toolkit for Frontline IPV workers
- Reema Shafi MA, OTReg. (Ont.) (researcher/service provider): Sex-specific alterations in the brain post-concussion
Surviving the Perfect Storm: Brain Injury, Mental Health and Addictions – Janelle Breese Biagoni, Cridge Centre Brain Injury Service
Meaningful Activity: Somewhere to Live and Something to Do – Geoff Sing and Bob Embury, Centre Brain Injury Service
EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENT FOR PERSISTENT CONCUSSIONS/mTBI
Friday, October 19, 2018, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation Guidelines for Concussion/ mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Persistent Symptoms: Introducing the 3rd Edition – Shawn Marshall MD MSc (Epi) FRCPC Division Head Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, The Ottawa Hospital/ University of Ottawa
Persisting symptoms following pediatric concussion: Prevalence, impact and approaches to care – Nick Reed, PhD, Clinical Scientist Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab Hospital Concussion Centre
Cervical Spine and Vestibular/Balance Considerations – Kathryn Schneider, Assistant Professor and Clinician Scientist (physiotherapist and epidemiologist) at the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary.
Concussion and the Vision Connection: The Role of Optometry in the Village of Post-Concussion Care – Dr. Shirley Blanc, B.Sc., O.D. Member of NORA (Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association), COVT&R (Canadian Optometrists in Vision Therapy & Rehabilitation), and the Ontario Association of Optometrists
Evidence Based Nutritional and Functional Medicine Strategies For TBI and PCS – Paul Hrkal, ND, Chief Naturopathic Doctor, The Pain & Wellness Centre, associated with the Toronto Academic Pain Medicine Institute (TAPMI). Member of the Canadian and Ontario Assocaition of Naturopathic Doctors
Applying FITTT exercise principles in the management of concussion – Michael Hutchison, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Director, Concussion Program, MacIntosh Sport Medicine Clinic