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Published March 9, 2020

*PLEASE NOTE, DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 OUTBREAK, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO SEPTEMBER 24-25, 2020.

MG Law is the proud “Lunch Sponsor” of this year’s Brain Injury Canada National Conference!

Join us at the 2020 Brain Injury Canada National Conference! Taking place April 30th to May 1st, 2020 at the Ottawa Conference & Event Centre, this event will bring together healthcare professionals, caregivers, and individuals living with acquired brain injury.

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in pre-conference workshops, speak with exhibitors, and listen to dynamic speakers from across Canada. This year’s themes are “Navigating the Trends of Brain Injury” and “Healthy Brain and Well-Being,” guaranteeing there’s something for everyone.

Brain Injury Canada is just one of many community organizations that we are proud to support and advocate for. We look forward to networking with ABI professionals and connecting with brain injury survivors in Ottawa.

 

Conference Schedule

Navigating the trends of brain injury

Thursday, April 30, 2020

8:00am | Registration

8:30 – 8:45am | Opening Remarks

8:45 – 9:30am | Title – TBD

Tim Feeney, Ph.D., Chief Knowledge Officer Belvedere Health Services Albany, NY The Mill School Essex Junction, VT

9:30 – 10:15am | Bridging Between Obstacles: Surviving the ABI Journey from Acute to Community Care

Judith Johnston, brain injury survivor and;
Shanda Hunter-Trottier, B.A., M.S., CCC-SLP, Reg. CASLPO – Director and Founder of S.L. Hunter SpeechWorks.

10:15 – 10:45am | Break and visit exhibit tables

10:45 – 11:30am | Objective Assessment and Monitoring of Cognitive Function in Coma, Vegetative State, and Concussion: Assisting Healthcare from Hospital to Home

John Connolly, PhD. Professor, Department of Linguistics and Languages, McMaster University, Co-Director, Language, Memory and Brain Lab, McMaster University.

11:30 – 12:15pm | New Normal: What does it mean to recover?

Ovey Yeung – brain injury survivor

12:15 – 1:15pm | Lunch and visit exhibit tables

1:15 – 2:00pm | Moving Ahead. Exploring Incidence, Consequences, and Supports for Women Survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury in Intimate Partner Violence

Paul van Donkelaar, Ph.D. – Co-founder and Principal Investigator for SOAR (Supporting Survivors of Abuse and Brain Injury through Research), and;
Karen Mason – Co-founder for SOAR (Supporting Survivors of Abuse and Brain Injury through Research)

2:00 – 2:45 | Sex and gender implications for clinicians attending to patients with traumatic brain injury

Tatyana Mollayeva, MD, RPSGT, RST, PhD – Postdoctoral research fellow (Occupational Sciences and Occupational Therapy), University of Toronto, and;
Sara Hanafy, PhD Candidate, University of Toronto

2:45 – 3:15pm | Break and visit exhibitor tables

3:15 – 4:00pm | Cannabis and brain injury: help or harm?

Dr Mark A. Ware MBBS MSc; Chief Medical Officer, Canopy Growth Corporation; and Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Anesthesia, McGill University

4:00 – 4:45pm | Building bridges and enhancing capacity: Improving client outcomes through collaborative programming between community rehabilitation and acute hospital settings

Presenters: Stacie Dertinger M.ADS, BCBA and Jane Savage MSW RSW, Head Injury Rehabilitation Ontario

 

Healthy brain and well-being

Friday, May 1, 2020, 8am – 1pm

8:00am | Registration

8:30 – 8:45am | Opening remarks

8:45 – 9:15am | Challenging your limits

Shanda Hill, Ultra-athlete and brain injury survivor

9:15 – 9:55am | How nutrition can positively impact cognition, depression and anxiety following a TBI

Kylie James, B.Sc. (OT), CNP, RNCP

9:55 – 10:20am | Break and visit exhibitor tables

10:20 – 11:00am | Quieting the Mind: Natural Brain-Changing Treatments for Anxiety, Trauma and Sleep

Tom Diamond, PhD, Certified Neurofeedback Specialist, Registered Clinical Counsellor

11:00 – 11:40am | Discovering Day-to-Day Living Following a TBI

Pauline Hoffman, Certified Professional Organizer, Cleaning Specialist

11:40 – 12:05pm | Break and visit exhibitor tables

12:05 – 12:45pm | Yoga and meditation for brain injury: evidence, innovations, and ways forward

Shilo Zeller, RYT-200, Love Your Brain

 

We hope to see you there!

Purchase your tickets and register before April 24th, 2020: https://www.braininjurycanada.ca/ottawa-conference/

 

 


 

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