The 2022 conference has concluded. Anyone interested in watching the recordings of the conference presentations may register to do so for only $60. Presentations are available for on-demand viewing until December 31, 2022.

We have a conference program for you to review – check out what our conference has to offer.

We are excited to bring the following conference agenda to attendees in 2022. Click on specific sessions and/or speakers to learn more about them.

Day 1
25 May 2022

Resiliency Resq: Re-Think, Re-New, Re-Energize

You already have everything you need to navigate life’s challenges and overcome obstacles, even a pandemic! You’ve proven that! “Life isn’t always easy, but it does make us STRONGER”. You...
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Sajel Bellon

Adolescent Identity after TBI: What Clinicians Need to Know

Adolescence is a time of rapid change and development, particularly as it pertains to self-identity formation (Steinberg, 2020). The development of identity is a key developmental task of adolescence. However, identity formation is...
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Lisa Kakonge

Exhibit Hall

Hurt, Alone, and Dumb: Living the traumatic brain injury

As a traumatic brain injury survivor, Brian discusses his challenges and experiences from his military accident in 1991 to today. Still in high school at the time, he recalls the...
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Brian Mendoza Dominguez

The Challenge of Prolonged Post-Concussion Symptoms: Patient Education Efforts of the Canadian Concussion Centre

Concussion disorders include the transient effects of a single concussion at the mildest end of the spectrum, to cases where symptoms persist for months and even years. In Ontario alone,...
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Lesley Ruttan
Charles Tator

Exhibit Hall

Building Bridges and enhancing capacity: Improving client outcomes through collaborative programming between community rehabilitation and acute hospital settings.

Acquired brain injury (ABI) rehabilitation and mental health support requires a systemic, coordinated and thoughtful plan of action to maximize client outcomes as part of an integrated health care system....
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Jane Savage

Respecting Traditions: Healthcare for Indigenous peoples in a different lens

Annie Smith St-Georges will integrate both personal experience and traditional teachings based on respecting Mother Earth and all its creatures, spirituality, promoting harmony between one other and applying cultural sensitivity to the...
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Annie Smith St-Georges
Day 2
26 May 2022

Housing First – a psychiatric rehabilitation program for people experiencing homelessness and have complex needs: are there lessons to be learned for patients with Brain Injury?

The Housing First program is an effective, evidence- based program providing housing, support, and treatment services to individuals experiencing homeless and dealing with complex mental health, health, and addiction challenges. ...
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Sam Tsemberis

The Power and the Perils of Mindfulness for Brain Injury Care

Brain injury professionals often prescribe mindfulness as it is the balm an injured brain and discombobulated nervous system so need. However, if not introduced with some discretion, some traditional mindfulness...
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Jessie Smith

Exhibit Hall

Implicit Bias – Recognize, Challenge, Interrupt

Implicit bias is a part of our everyday life.  Each time we interact with people, whether it is formally or informally, we are using our implicit bias to judge them. ...
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Tania Harris
Nakema Walker

Intimate Partner Violence and Brain Injury: Experiential outcomes from a direct services program

The Cridge Centre for the Family has been serving vulnerable women impacted by intimate partner violence (IPV) and supporting survivors of traumatic brain injury for 30 years. With combined expertise and a unique...
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Candace Stretch
Tori Dach

Exhibit Hall

Community brain injury associations and researchers are working together to navigate the current and future pandemic landscape: The Brain Injury Pandemic Preparedness (BIPP) project

The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for many of the over 1.5 million Canadians who live with brain injury and their caregivers/families. Community brain injury associations were visionary during the pandemic, quickly adapting...
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Ana Paula Salazar
Lisa Engel

Examining the Social, Romantic and Sexual Experiences of Individuals with ABI

Following brain injury, many survivors undergo a transformation that impacts their self-image, emotionality, and self-esteem. To date, few studies have focused on how acquired brain injury (ABI) impacts survivors’ own...
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Jan Gelech
Anastasia Smith