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posted: 11 October 2019

Best Practices in Post-trauma Community Re-integration Conference

When: November 25 2019

Where: St-Elias Banquet Centre, 750 Ridgewood Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1V 6N1

Description: Join us for the 4th annual Ottawa trauma conference - this year's theme will focus on Neuroplasticity – Rebuilding the Brain by Making New Connections. You will hear from passionate leaders and participate in reflective discussions about the brains ability to heal. Change and recovery is possible when we implement best practices and apply targeted rehabilitation intervention. We will learn together and share real life case studies. Our goal is excellence in trauma rehabilitation, from hospital to home.

Be part of the only conference in Ottawa dedicated to Best Practices in Post-trauma Community Re-integration. Featuring an impressive line-up of committed leaders, including our Opening Keynote, Dr. Georg Northoff (philosopher, neuroscientist and psychiatrist) and our Closing Speaker, Dr. Tarry Ahuja (PhD in Neuroscience) -- this professional development event, focusing on Neuroplasticity – Rebuilding the Brain by Making New Connections - is an opportunity not to be missed.

Registration: View the full schedule with all speaker profiles and register for this conference Best Practices in Post-trauma: Neuroplasticity – Rebuilding the Brain by Making New Connections.

More Information: Download the Best Practices Post-trauma Conference Flyer (PDF).


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posted: 20 March 2019

Research Study Invitation to Stroke Rehabilitation Professionals

Help wanted for stroke and sexuality study

Who: University of Sydney, Australia, Discipline of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences

Description: Most stroke survivors will never be asked about sexuality or offered information about sexuality during rehabilitation. We also know that most stroke survivors would like health professionals to talk about this issue and that physicians are commonly identified by patients as being a key person with whom to discuss sexuality concerns.

Talking about sexuality with your clients can be challenging for many health professionals so researchers at the University of Sydney and University of Technology Sydney are seeking your assistance to help us gain a greater understanding of these challenges. The researchers would really like to get input from all stroke rehabilitation professionals as we recognise that sexuality is a complex issue requiring multidisciplinary support.

Please consider participating in the study or sharing it with any speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers, rehabilitation counsellors, psychologists, physicians and nurses who have worked with stroke survivors in the past 5 years in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Singapore or South Africa. Your input on assisting stroke survivors with their sexuality concerns may help guide future training!

How to Participate: Please click on the link to start the stroke study questionnaire https://sydneyhealthsciences.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8GupCMkwXdCttzL.

More Information: Download the Participant information statement (PDF) for details.


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