The Annual General Meeting of CPA’s Neuroscience Division will take place at Congress on November 2, 2018 from 5:45-6:45 local time. Members not attending Congress are welcome to join the meeting online. Click here to join our webcast.
When: Thursday June 14, 2018, 12-1pm EST
Webinar link: https://cpa-neurosciences.adobeconnect.com/minibestest/
Speaker: Dr. Jean-François Lemay
Jean-François Lemay is a post-doctoral fellow at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – Lyndhurst Centre and is currently supported by a post-doctoral fellowship research grant from the Craig H. Nielsen Foundation. He received a B.Sc. in Physical Therapy from McGill University and has over 15 years of experience as a physical therapist working with the spinal cord injury population. He also holds a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences and a PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Montreal. His postgraduate studies mainly focused on the evaluation of standing postural control following a spinal cord injury using both clinical and biomechanical assessments.
The Rick and Amanda Hansen Fellowship
In Partnership with the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation and the Rick Hansen Institute
**Application Now Available on the University of Toronto Department of Physical Therapy website** http://www.physicaltherapy.utoronto.ca/about/employment-opportunities/
Application Deadline: August 24, 2018, 5 pm EST
In partnership, the University of Toronto, the Rick Hansen Institute and the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation are pleased to provide a two-year postdoctoral fellowship made possible by the support of the Government of Ontario.
The Rick and Amanda Hansen Fellowship, in partnership with ONF and RHI, will be awarded to a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto, who has an interest and focus in spinal cord injury research. The intended outcome of this fellowship is to increase capacity in Ontario in the area of spinal cord injury research.
Since the historic Man In Motion World Tour over 30 years ago, Rick and Amanda Hansen opened the eyes of the world to the potential of people with disabilities and have made tremendous contributions to spinal cord injury research and care. This fellowship is in support of a dedicated individual who wants to make a positive contribution in the field of spinal cord injury research.
The fellowship provides an annual stipend of $75,000, including benefits, for a term of two years. One fellowship will be awarded. The two-year term will begin January 1, 2019.
The fellowship application guide can be found on the Department of Physical Therapy website on the Employment Opportunities webpage under Current Post Doctoral Opportunities using the following URL:
Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto
Date and Time: Wednesday April 25th, 2018 at 3 PM to 4 PM EST
Note: This webinar is a recording of one we aired in January 2018, but we will do a live Q&A session after this airing.
Slides: Will be available here after webinar has aired
Speaker: Meaghan Adams PT, PhD
Meaghan received an MScPT from Queen’s University and a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Waterloo. Her research focuses on the neural mechanisms involved in processing competing sensory inputs, as well as on the cortical changes underlying concussion and post-concussion syndrome. She works clinically in the area of vestibular rehab.
This talk will discuss the concept of sensory “gating” as a mechanism for orienting attention, the neural networks involved in gating, and how it is affected by a history of concussion.
- Patients sometimes present with sensory difficulties after concussion or traumatic brain injury, and we often attribute this to difficulty “filtering” incoming inputs. This presentation will present the results of a series of experiments which were designed to test this clinical hypothesis.
- The goal of the presentation is to help participants understand how concussion relates to the neural networks involved in attention and sensory processing.
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If you are having trouble accessing the webinar, someone can help with troubleshooting at the below 2nd link. The live Q and A will be open on the link below after the recorded webinar is done.
Date: Friday April 6, 2018
Speaker: Dr. Pamela Houghton
Webinar Link: https://cpa-neurosciences.adobeconnect.com/apr6/
Speaker Bio: Dr. Pamela E. Houghton is Full Professor in the School of Physical Therapy at Western University, London, Canada. In 2007, she launched the Masters of Clinical Science program in the field of wound healing which she currently Chairs, and is a full time faculty instructor.
Dr. Houghton leads an active research program at Western that is dedicated to implementing evidence informed wound assessment tools and advanced treatments for people with chronic wounds. Her work includes the development of Canadian Best Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Pressure ulcers in people in Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). She just completed a knowledge mobilization project funded by Rick Hansen Institute that used established implementation strategies to promote the uptake of best practices including E-Stim for the treatment of pressure ulcers.
Pamela is a licensed Physical Therapist and member of the Canadian Physical Therapy Wound Care Collaborative which is dedicated to promoting the important role of Physical Therapists on Interprofessional wound care teams.
We will be re-airing a webinar we recorded in January 2018, “The effect of concussion history on relevancy-based sensory gating” on April 25, 2018 from 3-4pm Eastern Time.
For more details, please visit our Webinars page, or click this link to join the recorded webinar: https://cpa-neurosciences.adobeconnect.com/phkpv57bf4ir/
If you are having trouble accessing the webinar, someone can help with troubleshooting at the below 2nd link.
The live Q and A will be open on the link below after the recorded webinar is done.
Expert Consensus on Best Practices for Vestibular Rehabilitation after Concussion in the Paediatric Population: A Delphi Study
The following is an invitation from a team of researchers in the School of Physical Therapy at Western University:
We are inviting physiotherapists to participate in a Delphi Study to identify common approaches that physiotherapists use in vestibular rehabilitation for the paediatric population following concussion. We are aiming to outline commonalities and differences in treatment approaches in the management of paediatric concussions. We will also collect and analyze commentary from the physiotherapists regarding their rationale and clinical reasoning for using certain therapeutic approaches. By using multiple rounds of surveying, we aim to delineate any discrepancies in treatment approaches and summarize the clinical reasoning behind these approaches. In order to participate in the study you must be:
• A physiotherapist registered with the College of Physiotherapy in your province of residence
• Have a minimum of 5 years of practice experience, including at least 1 year of experience in the assessment/treatment of patients with paediatric concussion or paediatric vestibular dysfunction, and
• Have completed at least one post-graduate course on concussion management or vestibular rehabilitation, in either a paediatric or adult population.
If you are interested in participating in this study, or have any questions please contact the Primary Investigator: Laura Brunton at email@example.com. Participants will then receive a link via email to complete the online survey anonymously using Qualtrics.
Primary Investigator: Laura Brunton PT, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Physical Therapy Telephone: (519) 661-2111 x 81501 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Investigators: Shelialah Pereira PT, MSc, C/NDT, Sari Shatil MScPT, Elizabeth Fryer, BA MPT (Cand), Megan Hamilton BSc, MPT (Cand), Nicole Karan BSc, MPT (Cand), Stephanie McEneaney BSc, MPT (Cand), Frances Leung, BSc, MPT (Cand)
Electrical Stimulation therapy (E-Stim) for the treatment of people with Chronic wound
Date: Friday April 6, 2018
Speaker: Dr. Pamela Houghton
Click on the Webinars page for more information
This course is being hosted by the Paediatric Division of CPA. More information is coming soon. To be added to the registration waitlist, please email email@example.com
CPA Clinical Teleconference Program
Title: Acupuncture for Stroke
Sponsoring Division: Acupuncture and Neurosciences Division
Date: February 21, 2018, at 12 noon EST
Speaker: Enoch Ho
Webinar link: https://cpa-neurosciences.adobeconnect.com/feb/
UPDATE: Slides available here: Acupuncture for Stroke_short verion Jan 2018
DESCRIPTION OF SESSION:
Acupuncture has been used to treat various diseases for thousands of years in China. It involves the insertion of a solid needle into the skin at specific location in the body, called acupuncture points. Needles alone are the only physical substance used without medication to create the therapeutic effect. Although acupuncture is most widely recognized for its analgesic applications, the clinical uses described in Chinese literature and practice of acupuncture in China has a much wider scope than pain management. Acupuncture use, in the treatment of both acute and chronic stages of stroke recovery, has been well documented in Chinese literature.
Relevance to Physiotherapy Practice
Physiotherapists have been providing acupuncture for pain management. There are opportunities for us to expand the application of acupuncture to other conditions but within the scope of physiotherapy. Stroke population is one of those.
Physiotherapists who are trained in providing acupuncture and those who are in stroke or other neurological condition rehabilitation.
Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:
- Examine the latest EBP in stroke rehab
- Acquire basic science and EBP in acupuncture for neurological conditions
- Learn the basic concept of McMaster Stroke Acupuncture Protocol
Enoch Ho has been practicing physiotherapy and acupuncture for more than 30 years in both Hong Kong China and Canada. He is also involved in acupuncture training for physiotherapists at McMaster University. He is a clinical assistant professor at McMaster and his research interests are TCM acupuncture in neurological conditions, diabetes, peri-menopausal conditions and clinical outcomes and resources utilization in health care institute. Currently, he is practicing in Hamilton Ontario. Enoch is a registered member in both physiotherapy and TCM acupuncture in Ontario.