Best Practices for Hospital Social Workers & Transitional Care Coordinators Re: Safe & Effective Discharge Planning

November 5, 2013

This panel’s presentation looks at the challenges associated with effective discharge planning and suggests some best practices to help address some of those challenges. Moderator: Darcy R. Merkur, Thomson, Rogers Panel: Ingrid Kuran, St. Michael’s Hospital Zia Poonjiaji, St. Michael’s Hospital Jessica Schroter, Toronto Rehab Michelle Diamond, Functionability Rehabilitation Services

Management of Psychiatric Sequelae After TBI

November 4, 2013

Presented by Dr. Chanth Seyone University of Toronto | ABI Clinic, Toronto Western Hospital Define and discuss ABI in brief Enumerate Psychopathy’s Management with medications View PDF of ppsychiatric sequresentation.

Advocacy Panel

Back to School Conference with Thomson, Rogers and Toronto ABI Network | September 12, 2013

Panel discussion at the Back to School Conference – Hospital to Home: Working Collaboratively Moderator: Stacey L. Stevens, Thomson, Rogers Panel: Ruth Wilcock, OBIA Katie Muirhead, OBIA Tammy Kirkwood, FAIR Nick Gurevich, Ontario Rehab Alliance David A. Payne, Thomson, Rogers The Guardianship Application process: Paper The important role of the client’s health care providers View PDF … Continued

New Ideas for OT’s, PT’s and SLP’s

Moderator: Aleks Mladenovic, Partner, Thomson, Rogers Panel: Debbie Hebert, Toronto Rehab/UHN Jeanette Podolsky, The Speech Therapy Centres of Canada Elizabeth Farquharson, Sunnybrook Hospital Current Issues and Trends for the Rehabilitation of People with ABI and Cognitive Impairment Communication Partner Training New Ideas in Acute Care Physiotherapy

The Family Experience After a TBI

Presented by: Caron Gan, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Dispel common misconceptions and myths about families after TBI Highlight the need for family system intervention after brain injury Introduce two empirically-based family system interventions for families of adults and adolescents after brain injury View PDF of presentation.

New Video: Managing Hospital Discharge Barriers

Video - Back to School Conference 2013: Managing Hospital Discharge Barriers - A Panel Discussion A special panel discussion took place at the Back to School Conference. This discussion featured commentary from: Martha Binstock, B.Sc.P.T., MCPA, CLCP Maggie Didiano, BA (Hons.), Rehab Cert. Heather Flett, BA, BSc., MSc Helena Griner, Lyndhurst Centre Client Leonard Kunka, Partner – Thomson, Rogers Blair Williams, Lyndhurst Centre Client This discussion included commentary on the … Continued

New Video: The Birds & The Bees – Sexuality & Spinal Cord Injury

Rich Vander Wal, B.R.L.S., TR, made a special presentation at the Back to School Conference. Rich’s presentation provides a detailed look at how sexuality can be affected by a spinal cord injury. This presentation offers information advice and resources for the spinal cord injured community. Click here for a PDF version of Rich Vander Wal’s … Continued

New Video – Stem Cell Transplantation for Spinal Cord Injury

Dr. Charles Tator, CM, MD, PhD, FRCSC FACS, made a special presentation at the Back to School Conference. In this video, Dr Tator covers the following topics: Why it has been extremely difficult to develop effective strategies to improve recovery after spinal cord injury Neural or Non-Neural Cells – which are better for transplantation? Endogenous … Continued

New Video – Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults with SCI

Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginis, PhD, made a special presentation at the Back to School Conference with Thomson, Rogers and Spinal Cord Injury Ontario. Watch Dr. Martin Ginis’ presentation – physical activity barriers, and an introduction of the Physical Activity Guidelines booklet for persons with spinal cord injuries. Click here for PDF versions of Dr. Kathleen … Continued

New Video – Neurogenic Bowel Update

Back to School Conference | September 2012

Dr. Karen M. Smith, Associate Professor at Queen’s University, made a special presentation at the Back to School Conference with Thomson, Rogers and Spinal Cord Injury Ontario. Watch Dr. Smith’s presentation – A treatment paradigm for neurogenic bowel dysfunction to include transanal irrigation, and the opportunities for research including quality improvement in neurogenic bowel management. … Continued

New Video – Pressure Ulcers and Spinal Cord Injury

Back to School Conference | September 13, 2012

Laura Teague, Rn, MN, NP-Adult spoke at the most recent Back to School Conference with Thomson, Rogers and Spinal Cord Injury Ontario on September 13, 2012. Watch Laura’s presentation which covers the topics: What is a pressure ulcer; Stages of pressure ulcers; Why pressure ulcers are so common in people with spinal cord injuries; Psycho-social … Continued