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Best Practices Day 2016

The GTA Rehab Network's Best Practices Day 2016 was held on Monday, May 2, 2016 and was a great success. Attended by close to 190 participants, the day provided the opportunity for clinicians, researchers and management professionals to explore this year's theme, Innovations Influencing Rehabilitative Care, with our keynote speakers, podium presenters, poster presenters and healthcare professionals from across Ontario.  

We would like to extend our congratulations to the following winners of the People's Choice Awards for Best Rapid Podium Presentation, Best Poster and Best Student Poster!

People's Choice Awards

The People's Choice Awards recognize the best rapid podium presentation and the best posters presented at the conference. The awards are judged based on the following selection criteria:

  • Originality and innovation
  • Relevance to the current body of knowledge
  • Quality of evidence and objectivity
  • Clarity of presentation
  • Demonstrated impact and practical implications

Five People's Choice Awards were presented:

Best Rapid Podium
Mandy Lau, Providence Healthcare
Jessica Anderson, Variety Village
Irene Nicolakis, Providence Healthcare 

"REHAB...THEN WHAT?" - AN INTEGRATED REHAB TO COMMUNITY TRANSITION (RCT) PROGRAM


Best Poster - 1st Place
Tina Fernandes Chopra - North York General Hospital

Poster #6: SUCCESSFUL INTERPROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE TRANSLATION AND IMPLEMENTATION FOR TOR-BSST (Toronto Bedside Swallowing Screening Tool) BEST PRACTICES IN STROKE CARE

Best Poster - 2nd Place
Teresa Chien - University of Toronto

Poster #25: EVALUATING INDIVIDUALIZED FALLS PREVENTION FOR CLIENTS WITH MEDICALLY COMPLEX CONDITIONS

Best Poster - 3rd Place
Debbie Hebert - Toronto Rehabilitation Institute/UHN

Poster #13: EVALUATING A WEEKEND THERAPY MODEL 


Best Student Poster
Mallory Rotman - University of Toronto

Poster #47: THE COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE TEST: A DISCONNECT IN PRACTICE OR PURPOSE?


Abstracts of all poster displays at the conference are available HERE.


Conference Presentations

Presentations from Best Practices Day are available below for personal use only.
No other use of the presentations is authorized without the explicit consent of the authors.

Opening Keynote Speaker

Shirlee Sharkey
Rehab in the community - building strength through innovation

Shirlee Sharkey, CHE, MHSc, MScN, BA President & CEO, Saint Elizabeth

Permission to post presentation slides not provided • Biography

The Patient Perspective

Peter Ashby
Changing Your Thinking

Peter Ashby, Physiotherapist and Stroke Survivor

Permission to post presentation slides not provided • Biography

Closing Keynote Speaker

Dr. Geoff Fernie
Rehab innovation through a research lens

Dr. Geoff Fernie, PhD, PEng, CEng, FCAHS Institute Director, Research, at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-University Health Network

Permission to post presentation slides not provided • Biography

 
Rapid Podium Presentations

Presentation #1
WHAT'S NEXT AFTER DISCHARGE? THE ROLE OF REHABILITATION PROFESSIONALS IN INCREASING ACCESS TO COMMUNITY-BASED EXERCISE
~ Presenters: Jennifer Neirinckx

Presentation #2
TRANSITIONING AN INPATIENT REHABILITATION PROGRAM INTO A HYBRID MODEL OF AMBULATORY AND INPATIENT CARE FOR AN ADULT AMPUTEE POPULATION
~ Presenter: Jutta Mueller; Mirela Anton; Teri Czajka

Presentation #3
"REHAB...THEN WHAT?" - AN INTEGRATED REHAB TO COMMUNITY TRANSITION (RCT) PROGRAM
~ Presenters: Mandy Lau; Jessica Anderson

Presentation #4
4 QUADRANTS OF CARE: A THERAPEUTIC RECREATION SERVICE DELIVERY MODEL THAT EMBODIES REHABILITATION BEYOND THE TRADTIONAL MEDICAL MODEL
~ Presenters: Jeff Nissen; Jackie Doyle

Concurrent Presentations

Morning Sessions

Session A 
Early Identification and Treatment of Long Term Pain: Waiting for All the Evidence! What to do with the "Pain" Patient?
~ Presenter: Janet Holly

Session B (Permission to post presentation slides not provided)
LiveWell - Strengthening Lives Together
Presenters: Genevieve Hladysh; Teri Czajka; Rebecca Fleck; Ada Tang

Session C 
Autonomy vs. Risk - Finding the Fit for Rehab Ethics
Also available e-Ethics Bits & Bytes Resources
Presenter: Peter Allatt

Afternoon Sessions

Session A (Permission to post presentation slides not provided)
Innovative services for clients with primary progressive aphasia (PPA)
~ Presenter: Regina Jokel

Session B 
Patient Oriented Discharge Summary (PODS): Optimizing Transitions from Inpatient Rehabilitation to the Community - an example from Spinal Cord Injury Rehab
~ Presenters: Anthony Simas; Joshua Forbes; Heather Flett; Sandra Mills

Session C
Post stroke community based exercise guidelines
~ Presenters: Julie Matthews; Alda Tee

Sponsors 
Thank you to the following organization for their contribution as Silver sponsor:
Allergan
Thank you to the following organizations for their contribution as Bronze sponsors:

 

 
 
 
Planning Task Group
Malcolm Moffat Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre ~ Chair 
Sue Balogh GTA Rehab Network 
Sang Choi Humber River Regional Hospital
Dr. Anne Crowe Grand River Hospital Corporation ~ Kitchener-Waterloo representative
Sherry Daigle The Ottawa Hospital ~ Ottawa region representative
LaVerne Edwards Humber River Regional Hospital
Elizabeth Hanna Bridgepoint Active Healthcare
Dr. Sharon Jankey West Park Healthcare Centre
Andrea Lee Health Sciences North ~ Sudbury region representative 
Charissa Levy GTA Rehab Network 
Jacqueline Minezes Halton Healthcare Services 
Sharon Ocampo-Chan GTA Rehab Network
Stuart Paavola Hamilton Health Sciences ~ Hamilton region representative
Kevin Reel Mackenzie Health & Southlake Regional Health Centre
Dr. Anoushka Singh University Health Network
Elizabeth Villar-Guerrero North York General Hospital
Conference Services: Kim Hussey / Nancy La