Program & Presentations

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Time Program Title
7:30 – 8:20 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:20 – 8:30 Opening Remarks
8:30 – 9:30 Four Birds with One Stone: Reparative, Neuroplastic, Cardiorespiratory and Metabolic Benefits of Aerobic Exercise after Stroke
Michelle Ploughman
9:30 – 10:15 Interactions between Hearing Loss and Mobility during Realistic, Everyday Challenges
Jennifer Campos
10:15 – 10:45 Morning Break
10:45 – 11:30 An Ounce of Prevention: The Use of an Innovative Resistance Training Program to Improve Physical Function in Functionally At-Risk Older Adults
Christina Prevett
Innovations Showcase
11:30 – 12:00 Rapid Podium 1: Innovation to Increase Physical Activity Engagement in the Older Adult Using an Audio-Visual Multimedia Technology - Fidelma Serediuk

Rapid Podium 2: Using Telehealth to Eliminate Barriers to Falls Prevention Education - Deanna Trzeciakowski

Rapid Podium 3: High-Intensity Interval Training after Stroke as an Opportunity to Promote Functional Recovery, Cardiovascular Health and Neuroplasticity: A Clinical Perspective - Jennifer Crozier
12:00 – 12:20 Snapshot 1: Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in Stroke Rehabilitation: Perceived Benefits and Clinical Utility by Physiotherapists and Individuals Living with Stroke - Allison Sharpe

Snapshot 2: Remote Monitoring for the Assessment of Mobility and Sleep in People with Neurodegenerative Disorders: Results of an Ontario Neurodegenerative Disease Research Initiative (ONDRI) pilot study - Kyle Weber

Snapshot 3: The Occurrence of Falls in the Subacute Phase of Spinal Cord Injury - Olinda Habib Perez

Snapshot4: Cognitive Augmented Mobility Program (CAMP): Preliminary Efficacy on Goal Attainment, Mobility, Balance & Transfer of Skills - Katherine Dittmann
12:30 – 1:15 Lunch Break
Concurrent Session
1:15 – 2:00
Resistance Training Prescription for Frail Individuals and for People following Stroke with Mobility DeficitsChristina Prevett & Susan Marzolini Implementing Aerobic Exercise with Clinical Populations: Where do I Start?
Liz Inness, Lou Biasin, & Ada Tang

Additional Resources
Stratification Tool
Submaximal Graded Exercise - Guidelines
Submaximal Graded Exercise – Form
Referral Form
Training Log
2:05 – 2:50
Facilitating Exercise Behaviour Change
Kerseri Scane

Innovations in Assessing & Training Balance Reactions
Avril Mansfield, Cynthia Danells & Janelle Unger

2:50 – 3:05 Afternoon Break
Looking to the Future
3:05 – 3:45 Personalized Rehabilitation to Enhance Balance, Mobility and Fitness: How Do We Get There?
Mark Bayley
3:45 - 4:25 Optimizing Independent Mobility: Perspectives on the Use of Technology
William Mcilroy
4:25 – 4:30 Closing Remarks

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Date & Time

Friday, November 23, 2018
7:30am – 4:30pm


BMO Education &
Conference Centre

Toronto Western Hospital
Krembil Discovery Tower
60 Leonard Ave
Toronto, ON M5T 2R1

Registration Rate

Early Bird Rate
(until Oct 12, 2018)
Regular Rate
(after Oct 12, 2018)
Student Rate* $175.00
Onsite Rate $300.00

*A valid copy of your student ID must be sent via email to in order to have the rate honoured.