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Program Agenda

Click on session titles below to download the presentation slides. Please note that not all presenters have given permission to post their slides.

Downloadable Detailed Program

Time Program Title Presentations
7:30 – 8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 Welcoming Remarks
Paul Comper, PhD, CPsych
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)
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
Jennifer Bogner, PhD
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.
Abstract 1 – The Toronto Concussion Study: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Early Education Provided to Concussion Patients at the Hull-Ellis Concussion and Research Clinic
Sabreena Moosa, BSc (Candidate)
Abstract 2 - The Neurobehavioral Symptom Inventory as a TBI and Intimate Partner Violence Screening Tool for Women Presenting to Orthopedic Fracture Clinic
Krista Salanki, BSc
Abstract 3 - Supernormal Cerebrovascular Reactivity Following Acute Concussion
Reema Shafi, PhD, OT Reg (Ont)
Abstract 4 - Quality Standard for Concussion Care: Guiding Evidence-Based, High-Quality Care in Ontario
Meaghan Adams
Abstract 5 - Adapting a Patient Oriented Discharge bundle for patients and families living with ABI: A rehab journey
Craig Miller, BA, BEd
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: Talking about Substance Use after Brain Injury: A place to start
Carolyn Lemsky, PhD, C Psych ABPP-CN
Jennifer Bogner, PhD
Workshop #2: Changing Pain Pathways: The Neuroscience of Pain and Interventions for People with Brain Injury
Cara Kircher, OT Reg (Ont)
Bonnie Cai-Duarte, BScPT, MSc (Rehab Sci)
Workshop #3: Sleep and Traumatic Brain Injury
Catherine Wiseman-Hakes, PhD
Workshop #4: Medical Cannabis and its legislation – Where we were, where we are now and where we are headed
Brian Cameron, Ein Murray, Bill Kirwin & Kim Lam
12:45 – 13:45 Networking Lunch Break, Poster and Sponsor/Exhibit Viewing
13:45 – 14:45
14:35 – 14:45 Q&A
Rowan’s Law & Return to Play Post Concussion
Gordon Stringer
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
16:10 – 17:00
16:50 – 17:00 Q&A
Impact of Exercise on Recovery following Concussion
Mike Hutchinson, PhD, RKin
17:00 – 17:10 Closing Remarks
Returning Registrant

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)
Regular Rate
(starts Jan 6, 2020)
Onsite Rate
(February 7, 2020)
Student Rate* $175.00

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


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