Provincial Acquired Brain Injury Conference

Presented by OBIA and Participating Community Associations

2019 Call for Abstracts

Abstracts submission is now closed. Thank you to all who applied. 

The Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) in collaboration with participating Community Associations, is pleased to announce the Provincial ABI Conference 2019 will be held on November 6-8, 2019 in Niagara Falls. The theme is Forging New Pathways • Navigating Challenges • Exploring Breakthroughs.

The Provincial Conference Committee is seeking oral presentations from professionals, researchers, survivors and caregivers that will reflect our theme.

In particular, we are seeking submissions that describe research, initiatives, technologies, breakthroughs, delivery models, novel therapies or interdisciplinary advances that have the potential to set the stage for forging new pathways, navigating challenges or exploring breakthroughs. We encourage collaborative presentations that demonstrate links between clinical practice and the experiences of survivors and caregivers.

Presentations are 60 minutes in length.

Presenters are encouraged to use interactive teaching methods to engage participants. Abstracts will be accepted from January 14 until March 31, 2019.  All abstracts will be reviewed by the Abstract Selection Committee for relevance, quality of content, originality and province-wide representation.

Our Keynote Speakers:

  • Dawn Newmann, Ph.D., FACRM – Know Thy Emotions: A New Treatment Approach for Emotion Regulation After Brain Injury
  • Meg Soper – Bring It On… Strategies for Balance and Resilience
  • Robert van Reekum, MD, FRCBC and Emma van Reekum – Understanding and Coping With the Dual Challenge of TBI and Psychosis
  • Tom Dow – I Survived a Brain Injury: So Now What?