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Agenda and Speaker Abstracts

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.Breakfast Mingle and Poster Viewing
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Welcome and BRI Update

Presenter: Virginia Wright

9:30 – 10:10 a.m.

Evaluation of Care

Presenter: Evdokia Anagnostou: ASD: Where is the lesion, what is the lesion and where do we go from here?

Presenter: Falisha Karpati: Gait Outcomes Assessment List (GOAL): Development of a patient priority-centered outcome measure for children with ambulatory cerebral palsy

10:10 – 10:25 a.m.Coffee Break
10:25 – 11:05 a.m.

Innovation and Development

Presenter: Jan Andrysek: Artificial limbs for a global need: the LC Knee™ project

Presenter: Dominik Wyss: Advancing artificial knee joint control mechanisms: achieving high performance using simple machines

11:05 - 11:45 a.m.

Evidence to Care

Shauna Kingsnorth and Sonya Corkum
A series of brief presentations with a focus on key messages will showcase research projects exploring barriers to evidence-informed practice, systematic reviews of health interventions, and clinical practice guideline development and implementation in this new segment targeting the knowledge-to-action framework


Ashley Edwards: A systematic review of disability awareness interventions for children and youth

James Christensen: Current opinions and implementation rates of Canadian prosthetic and orthotic clinicians on evidence based practice

Tessa Gresley-Jones and Lauren Switzer: A Transfer of Knowledge from Research to Practice: Improving Bone Health Among Children with Physical Disabilities/Restrictions

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.Lunch (dessert served outside the Grocery Foundation Resource Centre)
12:45 – 1:45 p.m.Poster Session - view poster abstracts
1:45 – 2:30 p.m.

Participation and Inclusion

Presenter: Barb Gibson: Rethinking Independence and Dependence: The Interconnectedness of Persons and Assistive Technologies

Presenter: Coralee McLaren: Kindergarten kids in motion: Rethinking Inclusive classrooms for optimal learning

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.Coffee Break
2:45 – 3:30 p.m.

The Mickey Milner International Professorship

Keynote Speaker: Professor Rob Imrie, Department of Geography, King's College London

Disability and an evaluation of the social relations of research production

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.Closing Remarks
3:45 – 5:30 p.m.Wine and Cheese Reception
Grocery Foundation Resource Centre