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Program Agenda

Downloadable Program Agenda

Promoting Wellbeing Following TBI

Join us for an opportunity to learn about innovative and evidence driven strategies and recommendations to enhance wellbeing following TBI. This event will bring together the clinical, research and legal communities to network, learn and share research, clinical practice and personal experience in TBI.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn to incorporate evidence driven strategies to facilitate self-management of common symptoms following TBI.
  • Hear about current research innovations that highlight recommended best practice in treatment of TBI.
  • Gain an understanding of the legal issues surrounding medicinal and recreational marijuana use and prevention of substance misuse.
Time Program Title Location
7:30 – 8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast Grand Ballroom Foyer
8:30 – 8:45 Welcoming Remarks
Paul Comper, PhD, CPsych
Grand Ballroom
8:45 – 9:45
9:35 – 9:45 Q&A
Upside-Down and Down-Side Up: The Problem with Emotion and Behavioural Regulation after Traumatic Brain Injury

Abe Snaiderman, MD, FRCP (C)
Director, Neuropsychiatry Clinic, Brain and Spinal Cord Program, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network; Assistant Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine, University of Toronto

This presentation will explore the connections between the different brain regions commonly affected in brain injury and the behavioural and emotional challenges that follow for the patient and caregivers. It will also review some of the treatment strategies involved in managing these issues.

Learning Objectives
  • List the more common behavioural syndromes after TBI and their neuroanatomical correlates
  • Discuss the implications of brain injury on caregivers
  • Understand common treatment strategies for behavioural and emotional issues after TBI
Grand Ballroom
9:45 – 10:40
10:30 – 10:40 Q&A
Substance Use and TBI: Integrating Care and Supporting Recovery

Carolyn Lemsky, PhD, CPsych ABPP-CN
Clinical Director, Community Head Injury Resource Services (CHIRS) Academic Appointment, University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry, Brain and Therapeutics

Jennifer Bogner, PhD
Vice Chair of Research and Academic Affairs, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, College of Medicine, Ohio State University

This presentation will offer an overview of the relationship between TBI and problematic substance use as well as discuss the application of evidenced-based care in rehabilitation settings.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe substance misuse as a risk factor for, and outcome of, TBI
  • Describe methods for preventing or reducing the resumption of substance misuse following TBI
  • Discuss the role of rehabilitation settings in supporting integrated care for substance use disorders and TBI
Grand Ballroom
10:40 – 11:10 Morning Nutrition Break, Poster and Sponsor/Exhibit Viewing
11:10 – 11:40 Rapid Podium Presentations

Five presentations, taken from the Call for Abstracts, will have five minutes each to present. A group Q & A with the audience will be held at the end, time permitting. Presenters will be available at their posters during the lunch break for further discussion.
Grand Ballroom
11:40 – 11:45 Transition to Concurrent Workshop Session #1
11:45 – 12:45 Workshops – Session 1 (The following four workshops will run concurrently from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm and will repeat in the afternoon from 14:50 pm to 15:50 pm)
Workshop #1: Substance Use and TBI: Integrating Care and Supporting Recovery

Carolyn Lemsky, PhD, C Psych ABPP-CN
Clinical Director, Community Head Injury Resource Services (CHIRS); Academic Appointment, Department of Psychiatry, Brain and Therapeutics, University of Toronto

Jennifer Bogner, PhD
Vice Chair of Research and Academic Affairs. Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, College of Medicine, Ohio State University

This workshop will provide an overview of a staged model of care, with emphasis on skills rehabilitation providers need to speak to the people they serve about their substance use.

Learning Objectives
  • List components of effective interventions for substance misuse after TBI
  • Discuss how to accommodate intervention approaches to the unique needs for persons with TBI
  • Discuss how substance misuse interventions can be incorporated in the rehabilitation setting
Workshop #2: Changing Pain Pathways: The Neuroscience of Pain and Interventions for People with Brain Injury

Cara Kircher, OT Reg (Ont)
Brain and Spinal Cord Program, LEAP Service, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute - University Health Network

Bonnie Cai-Duarte, BScPT, MSc (Rehab Sci)
Brain and Spinal Cord Program, LEAP Service, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute - University Health Network

This workshop will review pain neuroscience and best therapeutic approaches for self-management of persistent pain in people with brain injury. There will be a focus on group interventions and available resources to promote wellness and help clients to live a full and active life.

Learning Objectives
  • Clinicians will learn evidence-based self-management strategies for persistent pain and how to teach these strategies to clients with brain injuries
  • Clinicians will learn how to create effective group based interventions
Workshop #3: Sleep and Traumatic Brain Injury

Catherine Wiseman-Hakes, PhD
Speech Language Pathologist and Clinical Neuroscientist, University of Toronto

Alterations in sleep and wakefulness are common following brain injury, and sleep plays a critical role in recovery from injury and neuroplasticity. This talk will provide an overview of sleep in human health and development across the lifespan, followed by an in-depth discussion of the trajectory of sleep and wakefulness during the acute and recovery stages of brain injury including concussion, with a presentation of current evidence. The relationship of sleep to other aspects of recovery and the precipitating role of sleep in the development of persistent post-concussion syndrome will be explored. Methods of evaluating and optimizing sleep will also be presented.

Learning Objectives
  • Gain an understanding of sleep in normal human health and development
  • Understand the trajectory of sleep and wakefulness following concussion and the relationship with overall recovery
  • Have a ‘toolkit’ to evaluate sleep and optimize sleep
Workshop #4: Cannabis Legislation and Implications

Brian Cameron
Partner, Oatley Vigmond Personal Injury Lawyers LLP
12:45 – 13:45 Networking Lunch Break, Poster and Sponsor/Exhibit Viewing Grand Ballroom Foyer
13:45 – 14:45
14:35 – 14:45 Q&A
Rowan’s Law & Return to Play Post Concussion

Gordon Stringer
Grand Ballroom
14:45 – 14:50 Transition to Concurrent Workshop Session #2
14:50 – 15:50 Workshops – Session 2
(Four concurrent workshops. See 11:45 am for descriptions and locations)
15:50 – 16:10 Afternoon Nutrition Break, Poster and Sponsor/Exhibit Viewing Grand Ballroom Foyer
16:10 – 17:00
16:50 – 17:00 Q&A
Impact of Exercise on Recovery following Concussion
Mike Hutchinson
Grand Ballroom
17:00 – 17:10 Closing Remarks Grand Ballroom
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Conference Date

Friday February 7, 2020

Conference Location

Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre
525 Bay Street
Toronto, ON M5G 2L2

Registration Rates

Early Bird
(ends Jan 6, 2020)
$255.00
Regular Rate
(starts Jan 6, 2020)
$295.00
Student Rate* $175.00

*A valid copy of your student ID must be sent via email to conferences@uhn.ca in order to have the rate honored.

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