9th National Spinal Cord Injury Conference: Innovations In Care

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9th National Spinal Cord Injury Conference: Innovations In Care

November 16, 2021 - November 18, 2021

$100.00

Related themes may include but are not limited to:

  • Innovations in Care Delivery or Monitoring
  • Telemedicine and Virtual Care
  • Remote Monitoring and Wearable Technology
  • Preparing, Protecting and Supporting One Another
  • Family Caregivers (issues around family caregiving)

1000-1015 | Opening Remarks

Cathy Craven, Chair CSCI-RA

1015-1115 | Keynote Presentation: Family Caregiving Research: Reflecting on the Past to Inform the Future

Jill Cameron, PhD, University of Toronto

1115-1130 | Break & Poster Viewing/Exhibit Hall

1130-1230 | Scientific Poster Presentations: Post-doctoral Category Award Winners

Abstract ID: #1338 – Award Recipient – First Place General Submission

Program ID: P7 (Clinical/Best Practice Application)

Wound rounds: A hands-on interdisciplinary team approach to tissue integrity management in Inpatient Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

Workshop Presenters & Abstract Authors:

Leanne Michelle Read 1, Diana L. Herrington 1, Alison R. Smith 1, Dorinda M. Taylor 1, Stephanie L. Lemke 1, Shannon K. O’Dwyer 1.

1 Inpatient Spinal Cord Injury Rehab Program, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, ON, CA

Abstract ID: #1330 – Award Recipient – Second Place (Tied) General Submission

Program ID: P8 (Clinical/Best Practice Application)

2021 Update to the CanPainSCI clinical practice guidelines for rehabilitation management of neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury

Workshop Presenters & Abstract Authors:

Eldon Loh 1,2, Magdalena Mirkowski 2, Alexandria Roa Agudelo 2, Brooke Benton 3, David Allison 2, Swati Mehta 2, and the CanPainSCI Development Group

1 Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Western University, London, ON, CA
2 Parkwood Institute Research, Lawson Health Research Institute, Parkwood Institute, London, ON, CA
3 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA

Abstract ID: #1363 – Award Recipient – Second Place (Tied) General Submission

Program ID: P9 (Clinical/Best Practice Application)

Mindfulness Meditation Program in Inpatient Spinal Cord Injury Setting

Workshop Presenters & Abstract Authors:

Sussan Askari1,2, Rachel Holthof2, Maciej Zaborowski2, Heather Brown2.

1 Queen’s University, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Kingston, ON, CA,
2 Providence Care Hospital, Kingston, ON, CA

Abstract ID: #1326 – Award Recipient – Third Place General Submission

Program ID: P10 (Clinical/Best Practice Application)

Development of the Canadian activity-based therapy strategy for spinal cord injury or disease

Workshop Presenters & Abstract Authors:

Kristin E. Musselman 1,2,3, Kristen Walden 4, Laurent Bouyer 5,6, Brian Chan 2,7, Sophie Ebsary 4, Cindy Gauthier 1,2, Sarah J. Donkers 8, Tara Jeji 9, Anita Kaiser 2,3,10, Jean-François Lemay 11,12, Sandi Marshall 13, Shane McCullum 14, Vivian Mushahwar 15,16,17, Vanessa Noonan 4, Dalton Wolfe 18,19.

1 Dept. of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA.
2 KITE-University Health Network, Toronto, ON, CA.
3 Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA.
4 Praxis Spinal Cord Institute, Vancouver, BC, CA.
5 Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration (CIRRIS), Quebec City, QC, CA.
6 Dept. of Rehabilitation, Laval University, Quebec City, QC, CA.
7 Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA.
8 School of Rehabilitation Science, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, CA.
9 Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Toronto, ON, CA.
10 Canadian Spinal Research Organization, Toronto, ON, CA.
11 CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l ‘Île-de-Montréal (Installation Gingras-Lindsay), Montréal, QC, CA.
12 École de réadaptation, Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC, CA.
13 First Steps Wellness Centre, Regina, SK, CA.
14 Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation, Horizon Health Network, Fredericton, NB, CA.
15 Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, CA.
16 Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, CA.
17 Sensory Motor Adaptive Rehabilitation Technology (SMART) Network, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, CA.
18 Parkwood Institute Research, Parkwood Institute, London, ON, CA.
19 Health Sciences, Western University, London, ON, CA.

1230-1330 | Lunch & Poster Viewing/Exhibit Hall

1330-1430 | Scientific Poster Presentations: Clinical/Best Practice Application Award Winners

Abstract ID: #1338 – Award Recipient – First Place General Submission

Program ID: P7 (Clinical/Best Practice Application)

Wound rounds: A hands-on interdisciplinary team approach to tissue integrity management in Inpatient Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

Workshop Presenters & Abstract Authors:

Leanne Michelle Read 1, Diana L. Herrington 1, Alison R. Smith 1, Dorinda M. Taylor 1, Stephanie L. Lemke 1, Shannon K. O’Dwyer 1.

1 Inpatient Spinal Cord Injury Rehab Program, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, ON, CA

Abstract ID: #1330 – Award Recipient – Second Place (Tied) General Submission

Program ID: P8 (Clinical/Best Practice Application)

2021 Update to the CanPainSCI clinical practice guidelines for rehabilitation management of neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury

Workshop Presenters & Abstract Authors:

Eldon Loh 1,2, Magdalena Mirkowski 2, Alexandria Roa Agudelo 2, Brooke Benton 3, David Allison 2, Swati Mehta 2, and the CanPainSCI Development Group

1 Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Western University, London, ON, CA
2 Parkwood Institute Research, Lawson Health Research Institute, Parkwood Institute, London, ON, CA
3 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA

Abstract ID: #1363 – Award Recipient – Second Place (Tied) General Submission

Program ID: P9 (Clinical/Best Practice Application)

Mindfulness Meditation Program in Inpatient Spinal Cord Injury Setting

Workshop Presenters & Abstract Authors:

Sussan Askari 1,2, Rachel Holthof 2, Maciej Zaborowski 2, Heather Brown 2.

1 Queen’s University, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Kingston, ON, CA,
2 Providence Care Hospital, Kingston, ON, CA

Abstract ID: #1326 – Award Recipient – Third Place General Submission

Program ID: P10 (Clinical/Best Practice Application)

Development of the Canadian activity-based therapy strategy for spinal cord injury or disease

Workshop Presenters & Abstract Authors:

Kristin E. Musselman 1,2,3, Kristen Walden 4, Laurent Bouyer 5,6, Brian Chan 2,7, Sophie Ebsary 4, Cindy Gauthier 1,2, Sarah J. Donkers 8, Tara Jeji 9, Anita Kaiser 2,3,10, Jean-François Lemay 11,12, Sandi Marshall 13, Shane McCullum 14, Vivian Mushahwar 15,16,17, Vanessa Noonan 4, Dalton Wolfe 18,19.

1 Dept. of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA.
2 KITE-University Health Network, Toronto, ON, CA.
3 Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA.
4 Praxis Spinal Cord Institute, Vancouver, BC, CA.
5 Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration (CIRRIS), Quebec City, QC, CA.
6 Dept. of Rehabilitation, Laval University, Quebec City, QC, CA.
7 Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA.
8 School of Rehabilitation Science, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, CA.
9 Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Toronto, ON, CA.
10 Canadian Spinal Research Organization, Toronto, ON, CA.
11 CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l ‘Île-de-Montréal (Installation Gingras-Lindsay), Montréal, QC, CA.
12 École de réadaptation, Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC, CA.
13 First Steps Wellness Centre, Regina, SK, CA.
14 Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation, Horizon Health Network, Fredericton, NB, CA.
15 Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, CA.
16 Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, CA.
17 Sensory Motor Adaptive Rehabilitation Technology (SMART) Network, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, CA.
18 Parkwood Institute Research, Parkwood Institute, London, ON, CA.
19 Health Sciences, Western University, London, ON, CA.

1430-1500 | Scientific Poster Presentations: Health Services Award Winners

Abstract ID: #1367 – Award Recipient – First Place General Submission

Program ID: P11 (Health Services, Economics and Policy Change)

Evolution of a Spinal Cord Injury Implementation and Evaluation Quality Care Consortium data strategy: It’s more than just the numbers

Workshop Presenters & Abstract Authors:

Farnoosh Farahani 1, Mohammadreza Amiri 1,2, Seyed Mohammad Alavinia 1, B. Catharine Craven 1,3,4.

1 KITE Research Institute, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network, Toronto, ON, CA
2 Knowledge Translation Program, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA
3 Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA
4 Brain and Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Program, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network, Toronto, ON, CA

Abstract ID: #1350 – Award Recipient – Second Place General Submission

Program ID: P12 (Health Services, Economics and Policy Change)

Evaluation of a new mobile diagnostic imaging services at a tertiary Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Program during the COVID-19 pandemic

Workshop Presenters & Abstract Authors:

Heather M Flett 1,2, Talya Wolff 3, Heather Zimcik 1,4, B Cathy Craven 1,5,6, Tina St Louis 7, Mary May 3, Paula Cripps-McMartin 1.

1 Brain and Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Program, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, CA
2 Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA
3 Joint Department of Medical Imaging and Lab Medicine Program, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, CA
4 Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA
5 KITE, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA
6 Department Medicine, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA
7 STL Diagnostic Imaging, Burlington, ON, CA

1500-1530 | Poster Session

1530-1545 | Break & Poster Viewing/Exhibit Hall

1545-1645 | Concurrent Workshops #1

Program Workshop ID: W1-1 (Clinical/Best Practice Application)

Activity-based therapy after spinal cord injury or disease: An introductory workshop

Workshop Presenters & Abstract Authors:

Lovisa Cheung 1,2, Hope Jervis Rademeyer 1,2, Anita Kaiser 1,2,3, Cindy Gauthier 2,4, Sarah J. Donkers 5, Kris Walden 6, Kristin E. Musselman 1,2,4.

1 Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.
2 KITE-University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada.
3 Canadian Spinal Research Organization, Toronto, ON, Canada.
4 Dept. of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.
5 School of Rehabilitation Science, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
6 Praxis Spinal Cord Institute, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

      • Identify the goals and key characteristics of ABT interventions for people living with SCI/D
      • Describe how ABT is currently being used in Canada across the continuum of care (i.e., acute, rehabilitation, community and home settings)
      • Discuss pragmatic ways to structure and monitor SCI/D rehabilitation to apply an ABT approach within the current healthcare landscape.

    Program Workshop ID: W1-2 (Clinical/Best Practice Application)

    Challenging neurogenic bowel cases in spinal cord injury

    Workshop Presenters & Abstract Authors:

    Kate Montgomery 1, Sonja McVeigh 1.

    1 Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dalhousie Univeristy Halifax, NS, Canada

    Neurogenic bowel management in spinal cord injury can present a significant challenge for clinicians. We plan to present a difficult case of neurogenic bowel resulting in severe autonomic dysreflexia. Our other objective is to review the typical bowel management for individuals with spinal cord injury at our centre, as well as options for more advanced care in patients who are refractory to the typical treatments.

    1645-1745 | Concurrent Workshops #2

     

    Program Workshop ID: W2-1 (Technology Innovation)

    The feasibility of delivering brain-computer interface-controlled functional electrical stimulation therapy for upper limb motor rehabilitation in a clinical environment

    Workshop Presenters & Abstract Authors:

    Lazar I. Jovanovic 1,2,3, Naaz Kapadia 2,3,4, Colleen McGillivray 5,6, Sukhvinder Kalsi-Ryan 2,4,5, Milos R. Popovic 1,2,3,4, Cesar Marquez-Chin 1,2,3.

    1 Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    2 The KITE Research Institute, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
    3 CRANIA, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
    4 Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    5 Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
    6 Department of Medicine, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

    Objectives:

    Our team developed a clinically-oriented brain-computer interface (BCI) and integrated it with functional electrical stimulation therapy (FEST) for reaching and grasping.

    Recently we evaluated the feasibility and preliminary clinical efficacy of this BCI-FEST as an intervention to restore upper limb function in individuals with sub-acute cervical traumatic spinal cord injury (cTSCI).

      Program Workshop ID: W2-2 (Clinical/Best Practice Application)

      Interdisciplinary pain education for spinal cord injury: An engagement workshop

      Workshop Presenters & Abstract Authors:

      Erica J de Passille 1, Rebecca M.I. Mills 1, Allison C. Banks 1.

      1 Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation, Fredericton, NB, Canada

      At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

      • Share experiences to integrate pain science education into clinical practice for clinicians involved in the management of persons with SCI.
      • Determine barriers to and facilitators of effective delivery of pain education to persons with SCI, considering both in-person and virtual models.

      1745-1930 | Dinner Break

      1930-2030 | Speed Mentoring

      2030- ∞ | Student/Post-doc Virtual Social

      Stay tuned for more details

      1000-1015 | Opening Remarks

      Kristin Musselman, Conference Chair

      1015-1115 | Keynote Presentation: Title and Objectives are TBD

      Monica Perez, PhD, Shirley Ryan Ability Lab

      1115-1130 | Break & Poster Viewing/Exhibit Hall

      1130-1145 | Champion of Change Presentation

      Chester Ho

      1145-1230 | Scientific Poster Presentations: Technology Innovation Award Winners

      Abstract ID: #1344 – Award Recipient – First Place General Submission

      Program ID: P4 (Technology Innovation)

      Improving Activity Engagement among persons with spinal cord injury during COVID-19: Virtual Physical Activity Program Feasibility Study

      Workshop Presenters & Abstract Authors:

      Swati Mehta 1,2, Eldon Loh 1,2, Randy Upper 1, Jess Ahrens 1, Zeina Abu-Jurji 1, Stephanie Marrocco 1, Dalton L. Wolfe 1.

      1 Parkwood Institute Research, Lawson Health Research Institute, London ON, CA
      2 Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Western University, London ON, CA

      Abstract ID: #1311 – Award Recipient – Second Place General Submission

      Program ID: P5 (Technology Innovation)

      Recent advances and imminent discoveries in the treatment of primary spinal tumors and spinal metastases: A scoping review of registered clinical studies over the past two decades.

      Workshop Presenters & Abstract Authors:

      Julio C. Furlan, MD, LLB, MBA, MSc, PhD, FRCPC 1-5, Jefferson R. Wilson, MD, PhD, FRCSC 6,7, Eric M. Massicotte, MD, MSc, FRCSC 6,8, Michael G. Fehlings, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS, FRSC 6,8.

      1 Department of Medicine, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA
      2 KITE – Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, CA
      3 Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA
      4 Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA
      5 Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA
      6 Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA
      7 St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON, CA
      8 Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, CA

      Abstract ID: #1377 – Award Recipient – Third Place General Submission

      Program ID: P6 (Technology Innovation)

      Individualized Exergaming in Spinal Cord Injury

      Workshop Presenters & Abstract Authors:

      Sussan Askari 1, Gabriele Cimolino 2, T.C. Nicholas Graham 2.

      1 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Queen’s University, Kingston, On, CA
      2 School of Computing, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, CA

      1230-1330 | Lunch & Poster Viewing/Exhibit Hall

      1330-1430 | Consumer Keynote

      John Shepard, MSc, University of Toronto

      1430-1530 | Poster Session

      1530-1630 | Concurrent Workshops #3

       

      Program Workshop ID: W3-1 (Clinical/Best Practice Application)

      Podcasting: Plan it, produce it, post it

      Workshop Presenters & Abstract Authors:

      Hope Jervis Rademeyer 1,2, Anita Kaiser 1,2.

      1 Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada;
      2 KITE Rehabilitation Institute-Toronto Rehab-UHN, Toronto, ON, Canada

      Podcasting is an effective and impactful way to disseminate your research findings to relevant stakeholders, discuss research topics and ideas, or share light-hearted stories related to life within your research lab or as a graduate student. This interactive workshop will provide an overview of podcast creation by describing:

        • the benefits to podcasting,
        • what you need to do to get starteddhow to plan, produce and edit your podcast,
        • how to advertise and get the word out to key stakeholders, and
        • how to avoid common pitfalls in podcasting.

      The step-by-step creation of the podcast “Spinal Moves: Conversations about Activity-based therapy with Hope Jervis Rademeyer” will be used as a working example throughout the workshop to illustrate key concepts and ideas.

      At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
        • Identify common errors in podcast production.
        • Create a ready-to-publish podcast
        • Market their podcast to appropriate stakeholder groups

      Program Workshop ID: W3-2 (Health Services, Economics and Policy Change)

      Health economics in spinal cord Injury and disease: From evidence to policy change

      Workshop Presenters & Abstract Authors:

      Julio C. Furlan, MD, LLB, MBA, MSc, PhD, FRCPC 1-5, Brian C.F. Chan, PhD 1,5, Peter Athanasopoulos 6.

      1 KITE Research Insititute and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada;
      2 Department of Medicine, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
      3 Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada;
      4 Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada;
      5 Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada;
      6 Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada.

      At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
        • examine the burden of spinal cord injury and spinal cord disease (SCI/D);
        • discuss recently published economic studies related to SCI/D,
        • describe how health economics can be leveraged to improve decision making for interventions in the management of SCI/D
        • review the process of policy change in the context of SCI/D.

      1630-1730 | Concurrent Workshops #4

         

        Program Workshop ID: W4-1 (Clinical/Best Practice Application)

        Identifying and prioritizing key domains for implementation of the Canadian Spinal Cord Injury Best Practice (Can-SCIP) guideline

        Workshop Presenters & Abstract Authors:

        Mark T. Bayley 1,2, Eleni M. Patsakos 1,3, Ailene Kua 1, B. Catharine Craven 1,2, on behalf of the Can-SCIP Expert Panel

        1 KITE Research Institute, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
        2 Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
        3 Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

        At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
        • Identify and prioritize Can-SCIP
        • Guideline domains and subdomains for implementation.

         

        Program Workshop ID: W4-2 (Clinical/Best Practice Application)

        Cognitive impairment after spinal cord injury: Identification assessment, treatment challenges and opportunities

        Workshop Presenters & Abstract Authors:

        Christine A Short, MD 1,2, Colleen O’Connell, MD 1,3, Tony Trask BSC OT 2, Matthew A Short, BSc, MSc candidate Kinesiology 4.

        1 Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Faculty of Medicine, Halifax N.S.
        2 QEII Health Sciences Centre, Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre, Central Zone, Nova Scotia Health
        3 Stan Cassidy Rehabilitation Centre, Horizon Health, Fredericton N.B.
        4 Department of Health and Human Performance, Faculty of Health, Dalhousie University, Halifax N.S.

        At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
        • Describe the epidemiology of cognitive impairments in the settings of both Acute and Chronic SCI
        • Recognize and evaluate cognitive impairment in the setting of SCI
        • Develop strategies including use of technology and exercise in the prevention and treatment of cognitive impairment in the setting of SCI
        • Describe the need for national standards and guidelines for management of this important complication associated with SCI.

         

        1730-1900 | Dinner Break

        1900-2000 | Top Six Articles You Should Have Read Career Session for Trainees

        2000- ∞ | All Attendees Social

        Stay tuned for more details

         

         

        1000-1015 | Opening Remarks

        Milos Popovic, CSCI-RA Vice Chair

        1015-1115 | Keynote Presentation: Dr. Robert Riener

        1115-1130 | Break & Poster Viewing/Exhibit Hall

        1130-1215 | Scientific Poster Presentations: Technology Innovation Award Winners

        Abstract ID: #1375 – Award Recipient – First Place Student Submission

        Program ID: PS1 (Clinical/Best Practice Application)

        Practice pearls for fracture management among individuals with spinal cord injury

        Workshop Presenters & Abstract Authors:

        Emily A. Newton 1,2, B. Catharine Craven 1,3 and PVA Bone Health and Osteoporosis Management Guideline Panel

        1 KITE – Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, CA
        2 Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA
        3 Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA

        Abstract ID: #1324 – Award Recipient – Second Place Student Submission

        Program ID: PS2 (Knowledge Generation)

        The characteristics of activity-based therapy interventions for people living with spinal cord injury or disease across the continuum of care: A scoping review.

        Workshop Presenters & Abstract Authors:

        Anita Kaiser 1,2,3, Katherine Chan 1, Maureen Pakosh 4, Shane McCullum 5, Chris Rice, José Zariffa 1,2,6,7, Kristin E. Musselman 1,2,8.

        1 KITE, Toronto Rehab-University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
        2 Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
        3 Canadian Spinal Research Organization, Toronto, Canada
        4 Library & Information Services, University Health Network, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto, Canada
        5 Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation, Horizon Health Network, Fredericton, Canada
        6 Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
        7 Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
        8 Dept. of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

        Abstract ID: #1374 – Award Recipient – Third Place Student Submission

        Program ID: PS3 (Clinical/Best Practice Application)

        Exploring the role of eHealth literacy in an online self-management program for Canadian adults living with spinal cord injury

        Workshop Presenters & Abstract Authors:

        Miranda Li 1,2, Sonya Allin 1, Sarah E. Skeels 3, Diana Pernigotti 4, John Shepherd 1, Teri Thorson 4, Paul Gustafson 5, Susan Jaglal 1.

        1 Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA
        2 Department of Cell & Systems Biology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA
        3 Department of Occupational Therapy, Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA
        4 Rehabilitation Services and Outpatient Services, Spinal Cord Injury Program, Gaylord Hospital, Wallingford, CT, USA
        5 Spinal Cord Injury BC, Vancouver, BC, CA
        6 Arts and Science Transition Program, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, CA

        1215-1300 | Lunch & Poster Viewing/Exhibit Hall

        1300-1400| Concurrent Workshops #5

         

        Program Workshop ID: W5-1 (Clinical/Best Practice Application)

        Physical Activity and Cardiometabolic Health in SCI: Shared reflections from an eLearning module, community-based activity programs, and collecting quality care indicators

        Workshop Presenters & Abstract Authors:

        Matheus J. Wiest 1,2, Chip P. Rowan 3, Krista L. Best 4,5, B. Catharine Craven 1,6.

        1 KITE – Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
        2 Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Toronto, ON, Canada
        3 School of Kinesiology & Health Science, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
        4 Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval, Québec, QC, Canada
        5 Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration – CIRRIS, Québec, QC, Canada
        6 Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

        At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
        • Apply the most up-to-date physical activity recommendations for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI)
        • Identify aerobic and resistance-based exercise approaches that may reduce cardiometabolic risk
        • Assess individual barriers to physical activity and develop strategies to overcome them safely
        • Discuss experiences related to community-based physical activity programs
        • Describe Cardiometabolic Health quality of care indicators for in-hospital and community implementation

        Program Workshop ID: W5-2 (Clinical/Best Practice Application)

        Upper extremity nerve transfers in spinal cord injury: A collaborative inter-disciplinary clinical model between a rehabilitation center and a hospital

        Workshop Presenters & Abstract Authors:

        Philippe Ménard, PT 1,2, Catherine Dansereau, PT 1,2, Véronique Maes, OT 1, José Dubois, OT 1, Dr Elie Boghossian, MD, MSc 3, Dre Dominique Tremblay, BSc. OT, MD 3.

        1 CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, Institut de Réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay de Montréal
        2 Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire en Réadaptation du Montréal Métropolitain
        3 CIUSSS de Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont

        At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
        • Familiarize with an innovative and emergent practice and collaborative approach to rehabilitation after nerve transfer surgery to possibly apply this practice in new clinical settings
        • Introduce the clinical model and its history
        • Discuss the evidence-based rehabilitation protocol
        • Provide an overview of the organization of this specialized clinical model
        • Discuss the challenges of implementation
        • Discuss future implications and orientations

         

        1400-1500 | Concurrent Workshops #6

         

         

        Program Workshop ID: W6-1 (Knowledge Generation)

        North American Spinal Cord Injury Consortium – Consumer Engagement Program

        Workshop Presenters & Abstract Authors:

        Barry Munro Chief Development Officer, Canadian Spinal Research Organization (Toronto, Ontario Canada), Treasurer, North American Spinal Cord Injury Consortium (Niagara Falls, NY, United States)

        The SCI community has fallen behind and the time is now to educate and facilitate knowledge exchange between the community of people living with SCI and the stakeholders across the spectrum of SCI research and care to become true partners in research. This program aims to help make SCI research more relevant and responsive to the needs of people living with SCI by greatly increasing the number of consumers who engage in the research process.

        At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
        • Engage individuals whose participation in research is hindered by lack of knowledge.
        • Increase knowledge of the research process within the SCI community through resources and online training.
        • Organize and educate researchers and healthcare providers who are interested in consumer engagement.
        • Facilitate placement of individuals living with SCI as advisors on research projects.

         

        Program Workshop ID: W6-2 (Knowledge Generation)

        Neurophysiological tests as outcome measures in research studies in the field of spinal cord injury: A bench-to-bedside translational research overview.
        Workshop Presenters & Abstract Authors:

        Julio C. Furlan, MD, LLB, MBA, PhD, MSc, FRCPC 1-5, Gustavo Balbinot, PhD 1, Jose Zariffa, PhD, PEng 1,4,6,7.

        1 KITE Research Institute and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada;
        2 Department of Medicine, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
        3 Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada;
        4 Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada;
        5 Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada;
        6 Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada;
        7 Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

        At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
        • Review and appraise the scientific literature on the utility of neurophysiological tests in animal models of spinal cord injury and spinal cord disease (SCI/D)
        • Assess the literature on the use of surface electromyography in research projects focused on the treatment of individuals with SCI/D
        • Review and critically analyze the scientific literature on use of neurophysiological tests in clinical studies in the field of SCI/D

         

        1500-1530 | Poster Session

        1530-1630 | Concurrent Workshops #7

         

         

        Program Workshop ID: W7-1 (Clinical/Best Practice Application)

        Setting the stage for successful and sustained surgical closure of pelvic pressure injuries in persons with spinal cord injury: A collaborative program approach

        Workshop Presenters & Abstract Authors:

        Colleen McGillivray 1,2, Laura Teague 3,4.

        1 Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada,
        2 Department of Medicine, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
        3 Sinai Health System, Toronto, ON, Canada
        4 Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

        At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
        • Identify risk factors for surgical wound complications as well as cost and healthcare utilization in persons with SCI undergoing pelvic PI reconstruction.
        • Recall how provincial funding was utilized to provide post-operative convalescent care and remobilization.
        • Review long term outcome in a cohort of 40 patients undergoing pelvic PI reconstructive surgery.
        • Propose potential physiological, behavioural, environmental and societal factors that may predict surgical success or failure.
        • Identify implications from a clinical, research and policy perspective.

         

        Program Workshop ID: W7-2 (Clinical/Best Practice Application)

        Degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM): Findings from an Ontario summit to provide a framework to advancing knowledge and management of DCM in Ontario.

        Workshop Presenters & Abstract Authors:

        James Milligan 1, Michael Fehlings 2, Tara Jeji 3, Eldon Loh 4.

        1 McMaster University, Hamilton
        2 University of Toronto and University Health Network, Toronto
        3 Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Toronto
        4 Western University, London

        At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
        • Present the process and goals of the Ontario DCM Summit (November 23 & 30, 2020) and its findings related to advancing research and knowledge in DCM.
        • Review the epidemiology of DCM and its importance as the leading cause of spinal cord injury (SCI) in adults.
        • Review the pathophysiology of DCM.
        • Present the barriers and gaps in knowledge and treatment, reviewing the AO Spine RECODE-DCM project.
        • Present the survey results and consensus findings for priority research topics.
        • Discuss next steps and future goals.
        • Identify the key research priorities

        1630-1715 | Scientific Poster Presentations: Knowledge Generation Award Winners

        Abstract ID: #1322 – Award Recipient – First Place General Submission

        Program ID: P1 (Knowledge Generation)

        Safety and feasibility of early functional electrical stimulation-assisted cycling after acute spinal cord injury.

        Workshop Presenters & Abstract Authors:

        Dirk G. Everaert 1, Yoshino Okuma 1,2, Chester Ho 1,2.

        1 University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Edmonton, AB, CA
        2 Alberta Health Services, AB, CA

        Abstract ID: #1345 – Award Recipient – Second Place General Submission

        Program ID: P2 (Knowledge Generation)

        Are we doing enough? Information needs and preferences in individuals living with a pressure injury.

        Workshop Presenters & Abstract Authors:

        Sharon Gabison PhD1, Janelle Unger PhD2, Jill Cameron PhD1,3, Geoff Roy Fernie PhD1,4, Tilak Dutta PhD 1,5.

        1 KITE, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, CA
        2 School of Physical Therapy, Western University, London, ON, CA
        3 Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA,
        4 Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA,
        5 Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA

        Abstract ID: #1317 – Award Recipient – Third Place General Submission

        Program ID: P3 (Knowledge Generation)

        Exoskeleton use in acute rehabilitation post spinal cord injury: A qualitative study exploring patients’ experiences.

        Workshop Presenters & Abstract Authors:

        Charbonneau, Rebecca MD 1, Loyola-Sanchez, Adalberto MD MSc PhD 2, McIntosh, Kyle MScPT 1, MacKean, Gail PhD 1, Ho, Chester MD 2.

        1 University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, CA
        2 University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, CA

        1715-1730 | Closing Remarks

         

        Details

        Start:
        November 16, 2021
        End:
        November 18, 2021
        Cost:
        $100.00
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        Online (Zoom)
        Toronto, Ontario Canada
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