Acquired Brain Injury 2017 Provincial Conference

Presented by OBIA and Participating Community Associations

Call for Abstracts

Abstract Submission is now closed!

The Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) in collaboration with the participating Community Associations is pleased to announce the 2017 Acquired Brain Injury Provincial Conference being held on November 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2017 in Niagara Falls.

The Conference theme is: Making a Difference

The Provincial Conference Committee is seeking presentations from professionals and persons with lived experience (survivors and caregivers) that will reflect this theme. This is an opportunity to share with delegates current advances, exciting new research, rehabilitation practices and proven successes within the field of ABI.

Presentations are 60 minutes in length.

Presenters are encouraged to use interactive teaching methods to engage participants.

We would ask that the presentations complement our theme and confirmed speakers. We would encourage collaborative presentations that demonstrate links between clinical practice or theoretical issues and the lived experience of survivors and caregivers.

All abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee for relevance and quality of content, originality and province-wide representation. All abstracts must be completed and submitted online no later than March 31th, 2017.

Our Keynote Speakers:

Kim Gorgens: Identifying and Treating the TBI-related ‘Superfecta’ in Justice Settings
Keith Yeates: The Role of the Family in Recovery from Pediatric TBI
Sheila MacDonald: Managing Subtle but Significant Cognitive and Communication Deficits after ABI
Wendy Clawsey