Program

Pre-Course, Thursday

12:00 – 13:00 Registration
13:00 – 13:15 Opening Remarks
Co Chairs B. Catherine Craven & Milos Popovic
13:15 – 14:05 Keynote Presentation: Without Compassion there is no Healthcare
Speaker: Brian Hodges
14:05 – 14:20 Transition to Workshops
14:20 – 15:50

Concurrent Workshops – Session One

Workshop 1: NOVEL WEARABLE TECHNOLOGIES FOR TRACKING UPPER LIMB FUNCTION IN THE COMMUNITY AFTER SPINAL CORD INJURY

Speakers: Jose Zariffa,Sukhvinder Kalsi-Ryan, and Milad Alizadeh-Meghrazi

Workshop 2: ASSESSMENT OF UPRIGHT MOBILITY AFTER SPINAL CORD INJURY: A “HOW-TO” GUIDE TO THE CANADIAN SPINAL CORD INJURY STANDING AND WALKING ASSESSMENT TOOL

Speakers: Kristin Musselman, Jean-François Lemay, Shane McCullum, Kristina Guy, and Kristin Walden

Workshop 3: SPINAL CORD INJURY PRIMARY CARE AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT SUMMIT: PROCEEDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Speakers: Joseph Lee, James Milligan, Matt Smith, Peter Athanasopoulos, Tara Jeji, and Jennifer Howcroft

Workshop 4: LEADERS LOUNGE: SHARING IDEAS FOR PROGRAM PLANNING

This is a 3 hour workshop and will continue in Session Two

Speakers: Andrea Townson, Rhonda Willms, and Tova Plashkes

15:50 – 16:05 Transition to Workshops
16:05 – 17:35

Concurrent Workshops – Session Two

Workshops 1, 2 and 3 from Session One will be repeated, and Workshop 4 will continue. Please see above for workshop descriptions and details.

Workshop 1: NOVEL WEARABLE TECHNOLOGIES FOR TRACKING UPPER LIMB FUNCTION IN THE COMMUNITY AFTER SPINAL CORD INJURY

Workshop 2: ASSESSMENT OF UPRIGHT MOBILITY AFTER SPINAL CORD INJURY: A “HOW-TO” GUIDE TO THE CANADIAN SPINAL CORD INJURY STANDING AND WALKING ASSESSMENT TOOL

Workshop 3: SPINAL CORD INJURY PRIMARY CARE AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT SUMMIT: PROCEEDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Workshop 4: LEADERS LOUNGE: SHARING IDEAS FOR PROGRAM PLANNING cont’d

17:35 – 17:55 Transition to Main Room
17:55 – 18:00 Closing Remarks
18:30 – 20:30 Registration for Main Conference
20:00 Grad Student and Post-Doc Social
Hard Rock Cafe in Niagara Falls

Friday

07:30 – 08:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast
08:30 – 08:50

Opening Ceremonies & Welcoming Remarks
Co Chairs B. Catherine Craven & Milos Popovic

08:50 – 09:40

Wings For Life Keynote Presentation: Intermittent Hypoxia and NeurorecoveryGordon Mitchell

09:40 – 09:50 Break
09:50 – 10:30

The Dr. Nimmi Bharatwal Lectureship Keynote Presentation

Linking Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Between Wars: The Deaver-McKenzie LegacyJohn F. Ditunno, Jr.

10:40 – 12:10

Significant SCI Snippets

Presentation # 1: Social Isolation after Spinal Cord InjuryGaya Jeyathevan

Presentation # 2: Upper Limb Recovery – Speakers: TBD

Presentation # 3: Family Caregiving Skills: Indicators of Successful Caregiving of Individuals with Spinal Cord InjuryGaya Jeyathevan

Presentation # 4: Rethinking UTI Definitions B. Catherine Craven

Presentation # 5: Acute cardiovascular responses to epidural stimulation in persons with spinal cord injury
Chris West

Presentation # 6: GRASSP: Next Generation
Sukhvinder Kalsi-Ryan

12:10 – 13:15

Networking Lunch & Sponsor/Exhibit Viewing

13:15 – 13:30

Champion of Change Award

13:30 – 14:05

Keynote Presentation

14:05 – 14:15 Transition To Workshops
14:15 – 15:15

Concurrent Workshops – Session One

Workshop 5: CASE-BASED APPLICATION OF THE CANPAINSCI NEUROPATHIC PAIN CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES: A WORKSHOP

Speakers: Eldon Loh, Stacey Guy, John Kramer, Tara Jeji, Nancy Xia, and Swati Mehta

Workshop 6: THE 2017 INTERNATIONAL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY GUIDELINES FOR ADULTS WITH SCI

Speakers: Kathleen A. Martin Ginis, Christopher McBride, Robert Shaw, Christopher West

Workshop 7: GETTING THE RIGHT CARE TO THE RIGHT PERSON AT THE RIGHT TIME!! COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE AMONGST THOSE WISHING TO IMPROVE THE CARE OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH PRESSURE ULCERS.

Speakers: Pamela E., Houghton, Lyndsay Orr, Paul Holyoke, Anna Kras-Dupuis, Dalton Wolfe.

Workshop 8: “TEACH-BACK SCI” – PATIENT ORIENTED DISCHARGE STRATEGY (PODS): DESCRIBING A PROCESS FOR OPTIMIZING TRANSITIONS FROM INPATIENT SPINAL CORD INJURY REHABILITATION TO COMMUNITY

Speakers: Sandra Mills, Heather Flett, Carol Scovil, Filomena Mazzella, Helen Morris, and Anellina Ventre

15:15 – 15:25 Transition To Break & Poster Viewing
15:25 – 16:15

Sponsor/Exhibit & Poster Viewing Session

16:15 – 17:15

Concurrent Workshops – Session Two

Workshop 9: AN INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP IN THE ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT WITH CANNABINOIDS FOR NEUROPATHIC PAIN AND SPASTICITY IN PEOPLE WITH SPINAL CORD INJURY

Speakers: Karen Ethans and Colleen O’Connell

Workshop 10: FAMILY CAREGIVING FOR VETERANS WITH SPINAL CORD INJURY – STRESSES AND BENEFITS

Speaker: Susan Charlifue

Workshop 11: SCI RESEARCH TODAY ~ VIDEO SERIES DESIGNED TO EDUCATE, EMPOWER, AND INFORM SCI RESEARCH

Speakers: Barry Munro and Anita Kaiser

Workshop 12: LOCOMOTOR TRAINING USING AN OVERGROUND ROBOTIC EXOSKELETON IN INDIVIDUALS WITH A CHRONIC MOTOR COMPLETE SPINAL CORD INJURY: LESSONS LEARNED FROM A FEASIBILITY STUDY IN TERMS OF RECRUITMENT, ATTENDANCE, PERFORMANCE, LEARNABILITY, AND SAFETY

Speakers: Dany H. Gagnon, Manuel Jose Escalona Castillo, Martin Vermette, Lívia Pinheiro Carvalho, Mylène Aubertin-Leheudre, and Cyril Duclos

17:15 – 17:25 Transition to Main Room
17:25 – 18:15

Top 6 Articles You Need to Read

Welcome Reception

Saturday

07:30-08:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast
08:30-08:50

Welcome & Announcements
Co Chairs B. Catherine Craven & Milos Popovic

08:50-09:40

Keynote Presentation: Neural Stem Cells: From Basic Biology to Tissue Repair

Speaker: Cindi M. Morshead

09:40-10:00 Break
10:00-12:10 Scientific Poster Podium Presentations by Award Winning Recipients
10:00-10:12

Third Place (Clinical Application) – BARRIERS AND FACILITATORS TO SKIN CARE IN PEOPLE WITH A SPINAL CORD INJURY

Speakers: Justine Baron, Jennifer Tomasone, Dorothyann Curran, Toba Miller, and Jeremy Grimshaw

10:12-10:24

Second Place (Clinical Application) – RE-SHAPING AND RE-INVIGORATING SCI REHABILITATION PRACTICE THROUGH A PRACTICE-BASED RESEARCH APPROACH

Speakers: Dalton Wolfe, Stephanie Cornell, Julie Gagliardi, and Stephanie Marrocco

10:24-10:36

First Place (Clinical Application) – MANAGEMENT OF OBESITY AFTER SPINAL CORD INJURY: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

Speakers: Mir Hatef Shojaeia, Mohammad Alavinia, and B. Catharine Craven

10:36-10:48

Third Place Tie (Student Submission) – CLUSTERING RECURRENT HAND POSTURES OF INDIVIDUALS WITH SPINAL CORD INJURY IN WEARABLE CAMERA VIDEO

Speakers: Elizabeth Sumitro, Jirapat Likitlersuang, Sukhvinder Kalsi-Ryan, and José Zariffa

10:48-11:00

Third Place Tied (Student Submission) – SINGLE NEURON CONTROL IN BRAIN-MACHINE INTERFACES

Speakers: Martha Garcia-Garcia, Cesar Marquez-Chin, and Milos R. Popovic

11:00-11:12

Second Place (Student Submission) – BARRIERS AND FACILITATORS TO AN ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DIET IN INDIVIDUALS WITH SPINAL CORD INJURY

Speakers: Katie Lenz, Katie, K. Alysse Bailey, David Allison, and David Ditor

11:12-11:24

First Place (Student Submission)- MONITORING FUNCTIONAL HAND USE WITH WEARABLE CAMERAS: TOWARDS A NOVEL OUTCOME MEASURE FOR UPPER EXTREMITY FUNCTION AT HOME

Speakers: Jirapat Likitlersuang, Elizabeth Sumitro, Sukhvinder Kalsi-Ryan, and José Zariffa

11:24-11:36

Third Place (Knowledge Generation) – GARMENT DEVICES FOR DELIVERY OF COMPLEX FUNCTIONAL ELECTRICAL STIMULATION IN INDIVIDUALS WITH SPINAL CORD INJURY

Speakers: Bastien Moineau, Milad Alizadeh-Meghrazi, Gabriel Stefan, Kei Masani, and Milos Popovic

11:36-11:48

Second Place (Knowledge Generation ) – SECONDARY HEALTH CONDITIONS: IMPACT ON FUNCTION, HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE, AND LIFE SATISFACTION FOLLOWING TRAUMATIC SPINAL CORD INJURY

Speakers: Carly S. Rivers, Nader Fallah, Vanessa K. Noonan, David Whitehurst, Carolyn Schwartz, Joel Finkelstein, B. Catharine Craven, Karen Ethans, Colleen O’Connell, Catherine Truchon, Chester Ho, Gary A. Linassi, Christine Short, Eve Tsai, Brian Drew, Henry Ahn, Marcel Dvorak, Jérôme Paquet, Michael G. Fehlings, and Luc Noreau

11:48-12:00

First Place (Knowledge Generation ) – EFFECT OF SPECIALIZED INPATIENT REHABILITATION ON RETURNING HOME FOR PEOPLE WITH TRAUMATIC SPINAL CORD INJURY

Speakers: Christiana L. Cheng, Tova Plashkes, Tian Shen, Nader Fallah, Suzanne Humphreys, Colleen O’Connell, Angelo Gary Linassi, Chester Ho, Christine Short, Karen Ethans, Rebecca Charbonneau, Jerome Paquet, and Vanessa Noonan

12:00-12:12

First Place (Policy Change) – A COST-UTILITY ANALYSIS COMPARING ELDERLY AND YOUNGER INDIVIDUALS WITH TRAUMATIC CERVICAL SPINAL CORD INJURY REGARDING THEIR INITIAL CARE AND REHABILITATION

Speakers: Julio Furlan, Michael G. Fehlings, and B. Catharine Craven

12:12 – 12:40

Patti Dawson Award Presentation

12:40 – 13:30

Networking Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

13:30 – 14:20

Rick Hansen Institute Keynote Presentation: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & Military Veterans

Speaker: Reggie Edgerton

14:20 – 15:20

Poster Viewing Session & Exhibit Hall

15:20 – 15:30 Transition To Workshops
15:30 – 16:30

Concurrent Workshops

Workshop 13: TOWARDS BETTER MANAGEMENT OF OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA (OSA) IN TETRAPLEGIA

Speakers: Marnie Graco, Susan Cross and David Berlowitz

Workshop 14: SHIFTING THE FOCUS: DELIVERING PEER-LED, PERSON-CENTERED PEER MENTORSHIP IN SCI INPATIENT REHABILITATION AND COMMUNITY SETTINGS

Speakers: Shane N. Sweet, Julie Gassaway and Rob Shaw

Workshop 15: MOVING FROM PRIORITIZATION TO IMPLEMENTATION: THE SPINAL CORD INJURY REHABILITATION CARE HIGH PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (SCI-HIGH) PROJECT

Speakers: B. Catharine Craven, Heather Flett, Sander Hitzig, Farnoosh Farahani, Mohammad S. Alavinia, Maryam Omidvar, and Mark Bayley

Workshop 16: THE ABILITY NETWORK – AN INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVE TO OPTIMIZE THE MANAGEMENT OF SPASTICITY FOLLOWING SPINAL CORD DAMAGE

Speakers: Anthony Burns, Gerald Bilsky, and Indira Lanig

DEVELOPING AN EFFECTIVE MENTOR AND MENTEE RELATIONSHIP: WHAT GRADUATE STUDENTS AND YOUNG INVESTIGATORS SHOULD KNOW AND DO.

Moderators: Julio C. Furlan and Sukhvinder Kalsi-Ryan

16:30 – 16:40 Transition to Main Room
16:40 – 16:50

Late-breaking Presentation

16:50 – 17:00

Evaluation, Closing Presentations, and Awards – Co Chairs B. Catharine Craven & Milos Popovic