This conference provides a unique opportunity to bring together researchers with basic and translational scientific expertise to discuss their research programs’ latest findings that ultimately aim to enhance clinical care for patients. The conference takes place from March 19-21, 2018, at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto. Please visit the website for a list of topic discussions. To register please click here.

February 2, 2018 - Toronto Rehabilitation Institute's annual Traumatic Brain Injury Conference is a national conference dedicated to advance knowledge on traumatic brain injury in scientific research and clinical care. Engage with eminent researchers and renowned scholars on cutting edge topics in traumatic brain injury.  Interactive discussions, workshops, plenary sessions, poster abstracts and rapid podium presentations are planned. 

Be part of the action by submitting an abstract and share your research with your colleagues.  Abstracts will be considered for both oral and poster presentations. The conference will take place at the Beanfield Centre at Exhibition PlaceTo register please click here.

This guide was designed to provide a thorough understanding of the latest smart home technology, and suggestions for specific software and devices that can be incorporated into a home to accommodate each of seven of the most common types of disabilities: hearing difficulty, vision difficulty, speech/language difficulty, cognitive difficulty or memory loss, ambulatory difficult, arthritis, and self-care/independent living difficulty.

If you or a loved one struggle with daily home living due to a disability, this guide will offer inspiration and actionable advice for opportunities to make your home life more comfortable and convenient through use of the latest smart home technology.

Monday December 4th from 12-2pm ET join Alfred Spencer as he discusses ideas and tools to move towards a culture of accessibility. Register here.

On Wed. Oct. 25th at 6pm join Dr. Marla Shapiro & Dr. John Puxty for this group learning program held at Aqua Terra, Kingston.  Dr. Puxty will be focusing on the issue of cognitive impairment as a confounding factor in managing chronic disease and its impact on outcomes. He will explain the link in association with falls and cognitive impairment. To register for this event please contact Jody Campbelton at 613-449-4679 or jody.campbelton@amgen.com.

On Wednesday January 10th at McMasters main campus, Sally Chivers of Trent University will be discussing the question of how he tools of disability studies and the disability movement could improve considerations of and actions for older adults drawing attention to how pervasively ageism relies on ableism.

Planning for the future of households in which there is a person with intellectual disabilities living with a parent or parents should ideally start long before the problems associated with age and ageing become relevant. In addition, although grief is a natural outcome of separation and loss, the further unhappiness, fear and confusion arising from traumatic events which have not been planned - or even talked about, either before, during or after they occur - may be alleviated.