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Conference Program

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8:00 - 8:30 Registration and Remo conference platform demo followed by time for networking and interacting with sponsors
8:30 - 8:40 Opening remarks and introductions

8:40 - 9:40

Keynote Address

45 min presentation
15 min Q&A

Rehabilitating Ontario's healthcare system: The opportunities for rehabilitation services to shape care integration

Chris Sulway, PT, CHE
Special Advisor, Transformation, to the Minister of Health

The opening keynote address will outline opportunities for rehabilitation services to shape care integration in the context of current system transformation.

9:40 - 9:50 Transitioning Break

9:50 - 10:20

Rapid Podium Presentations

5 min for each presentation
5 min for Q&A












1. Experiences with transitions in care for older adults with hip fracture: A qualitative multiple-case study

Sara Guilcher, BSc (Hons), MScPT, MSc, PhD
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto
Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation,
Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, ICES

This presentation will compare experiences of key stakeholders and contextual factors that impact care transitions for persons with hip fracture in an urban and a rural health region in Ontario. 

2. Stroke peer support provides hope

Alison Coy, Reg. P.T.
Bluewater Health

The presentation will explore an improvement initiative of introducing a Peer Support Program that brings lived experience support from stroke survivors to current patients during their inpatient and outpatient recovery.

3. Bringing research to the bedside: The integration of research and clinical practice in geriatric rehabilitation through a collaborative culture of innovation and care: Development of a model for future implementation

Jahnel Brookes, HBSc
Kunin-Lunenfeld Centre for Applied Research and Evaluation (KL-CARE)
Baycrest Health Sciences
Whitney Sherman, OT Reg. (Ont.)
Baycrest Health Sciences

The presentation will outline how an interprofessional team tested a novel intervention, a real-time engagement monitoring solution, in geriatric rehabilitation. Challenges and factors contributing to implementation success will be examined.

4. Considering the vestibular system when assessing and treating falls

Shaleen Sulway, PT
Vestibular Health and Hertz Clinic for Meniere's Disease and Vestibular Dysfunction
University Health Network

The presentation will assess the prevalence of vestibular impairment in seniors who have experienced a recent fall and provide practice recommendations.

10:20 - 10:40 First break for networking and interacting with sponsors   

10:40 - 11:25

Concurrent Sessions

30 min presentation
15 min Q&A

Select one session to attend live. All sessions will be recorded and made available to delegates after the conference for viewing.

Session A:
Optimal outcomes after hip arthroplasty: What rehab providers need to know

Angela Accettura
Patricia Dickson
Dr. Beeshma Ravi
Dr. Sebastian Tomescu
Amy Wainwright

Session B:
History should not repeat itself: Strategies to accelerate learning from safety events in rehabilitation

Dr. Mark Bayley
Angie Andreoli
Sarah McDermid-Flabbi

Session C:
Exploring excellence with a rehabilitative care unit interprofessional team 

Nancy Snobelen
Denise Dodman
Kim de Haan
Helen Johnson

Session D:
Towards transitional care: Developing a new approach to care for Alternate Level of Care patients in a rehabilitation and complex care hospital in Toronto, Ontario

Georgi Georgievski
Leonardo Alfaro
Meredith McClenaghan
Daniela Soares

Session E:
Identifying post extubation dysphagia: Implementation of an evidence-based screening algorithm in critical care

Trish Williams
Shauna Hellen
Jenny Barker

Session F:
Impact of a dedicated concussion clinic based on ONF guidelines

Dr. Diana Velikonja

11:25 - 11:45 Second break for networking, interacting with sponsors
and voting for People's Choice Awards

11:45 - 12:45

Keynote Panel Discussion

45 min panel presentation
15 min Q&A

Bundled care panel: Experiences, lessons learned and planning considerations

Leslie Gillies, RN, BScN, MEd (Administration)
Paulette Gardiner Millar, PT, BScPT, MScHQ, FCAMPT, CAFCI
Mirna Rahal, MHP
Shelley Huffman, PT, BScPT, MScHQ

This panel discussion will provide perspectives in orthopaedic bundled care implementation, and future planning considerations for stroke through a quality, best practice and outcome lens. Brief panel presentations will be followed by an interactive plenary discussion.   

12:45 - 1:00 People's Choice Awards, prizes and closing comments

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