The 17th Annual BRI Symposium
Rethinking Childhood Disability: Imagination, Innovation, Inclusion
The Bloorview Research Institute is pleased to host the 17th Annual BRI Symposium on Monday, November 14th.
Held virtually this year, Canada’s largest hospital-based research conference on pediatric disability will shine a bright light on how scientists, researchers and trainees are advancing this field through ground-breaking research, discovery, innovation, family engagement and action.
The symposium has been generously sponsored by the Ontario Brain Institute and SADA (Bronze Partner).
Thanks for your interest in attending the 17th annual BRI Symposium. The symposium will be held virtually this year on Pheedloop, a secure event management platform.
Click on this link to register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-17th-annual-bri-symposium-tickets-434398867707
|9:00 to 9:15 am||Welcome Remarks|
|9:15 to 10 am|
Re-imagining the Future of Childhood Disability Research
|10 to 10:05 am||Morning Break|
|10:05 to 10:30 am||Quick Hits Research Presentations|
|10:30 to 10;40 am||Hands-on application of sky-high technology: How biometrics and AI combine to improve patient outcomes|
Presented by: Michael Ames, Senior Director of Healthcare and Life Sciences, SADA
|10:45 to 11:30 am||Breakout Sessions|
Re-imagining the Possibilities of Inclusive Play Infrastructure and Programming
Bootle Blast - On the Journey of Gamifying Therapy
|11:30 am to 12:30 pm||Virtual Poster Sessions & Industry Exhibitor Booths|
|12:30 to 1:15 pm|
Mickey Milner International Professorship Keynote: Autonomy through Research & Design: Imagination, Innovation & Inclusion
Presented by: Dr. Jamie Borisoff, director of British Columbia Institute of Technology’s MAKE+ Applied Research, and former Canada Research Chair in Rehabilitation Engineering Design
|1:15 to 1:25 pm||Afternoon Break|
|1:25 to |
|Sound.colLAB: A unique co-creation project that celebrates neurodiversity through music|
|1:35 to 2:00 pm||Tribute to Dr. Tom Chau's Leadership as VP, Research & Director, Bloorview Research Institute|
|2:00 to |
|Awards Ceremony & Closing Remarks|
Check out the fully accessible BRI Symposium Event Program to learn more about this year's speakers, panel sessions, our industry showcase, research posters and lots more!
Each year, the Bloorview Research Institute welcomes over 100 graduate and doctoral students, otherwise known as trainees, from universities across Canada and beyond to study alongside some of the world’s leading scientists and gain first-hand knowledge on the latest advancements in childhood disability research. The BRI symposium is one of several events where these trainees can showcase their research to a broad audience. This year, a committee comprising family leaders, scientists and staff chose the top five students ‘quick hit’-style research presentations from over 22 submissions. These students will present their compelling research in three minutes as a research pitch. Audience members, pay attention! You’ll have a chance to test your memory with a fun pop quiz!
- Research on the sexuality of youth with physical disabilities focuses on sexual abuse - but misses so much more!
Presenter: Madison Giles
Authors: Madison Giles and Drs. Clara Juando-Prats, Amy McPherson, and Dionne Gesink
- CyKey: See-through, Gaze-optimized Text Entry in augmented reality head-mounted display as an Alternative and Augmentative Communication System
Presenter: Mahya Mirbagheri
Authors: Mahya Mirbagheri, Tom Chau
- The feasibility of transcranial direct current stimulation as an adjunct to inpatient physiotherapy for children and youth with acquired brain injury
Presenter: Jennifer Ryan
Authors: Jennifer Ryan, Virginia Wright, Darcy Fehlings, Danielle Levac, Deryk Beal
- Evaluating the reliability of a shape-capturing process for transradial residual limb using a non-contact scanner
Presenter: Calvin Ngan
Authors: Calvin Ngan, Harry Sivasambu, Sandra Ramdial, Jan Andrysek
- Exploring the extent and nature of disordered eating in adolescents and young adults with spina bifida and hydrocephalus: An interim analysis
Presenter: Revi Bonder
Authors: Revi Bonder, Shauna Beaudoin, Paige Church, Marie Hooper, Melissa Thorne, Alene Toulany, Amy C. McPherson
At the Bloorview Research Institute, scientists, researchers and trainees are co-creating innovative research with clients and families to unlock a world of possibilities and create healthier and meaningful futures for families.
Here are this year’s research poster presentations featured during the symposium from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please stop by and have a chat with our presenters to learn more about their incredible research.