Belleville and Ottawa Brain Tumour Walks in June 2019

People affected by brain tumours should never walk alone! Belleville Brain Tumour Walk: Join the Movement to End Brain Tumours at the 19th Annual Belleville Brain Tumour Walk Saturday June 8th, 2019 – Zwick Centennial Park. Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada Belleville branch Follow the Belleville  Brain Tumour Facebook page

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Brain Injury Speaks

Brain Injury Speaks, the Stakeholder Engagement Network of Ontario. The goal of the network is “to strengthen the voice of the brain injury community across Ontario”. Please follow the link to register: Brain Injury Speaks, the Stakeholder Engagement Network of Ontario If you have questions, please contact

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Participants Needed for Research Study

Clinician-researchers are looking for adults, aged 18-65, who have sustained a complicated mild, moderate, or severe traumatic brain injury. Examining the effects of an online cognitive enrichment intervention for traumatic brain injury. Participation in the study will last for 16 weeks and you will be asked to

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Free Workshop for Community Professionals!

Date: Wednesday March 30, 2016 Hosted By: SEO ABI System Navigation Presenter: Shannon McCallum Accommodating a person with a brain injury means that services are provided in a manner that takes into consideration the needs of the individual. Providing accommodations creates an opportunity to address potential barriers

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Brain Injury Family Intervention Training for Professionals

This training event held June 11 and 12 in Toronto, is a fabulous opportunity for anyone involved in helping survivors and their families understand the effects of brain injury. These interactive workshops focus on enhancing clinical skills in assessment, engagement and intervention with families of persons who have sustained an acquired brain injury (ABI). The workshops will be of interest to case managers, social workers, psychologists, nurses, OTs, PTs, SLPs, rehabilitation counselors or clinicians in general practice who are interested in learning more effective ways to work with families after adult or pediatric ABI.

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Advancing the Fundamentals Workshop for Professionals

Are you a healthcare or community service professional who already knows the basics but wants to enhance your professional “toolbox” with strategies, apply best practices, and widen your understanding of the challenges associated with brain injury? Join us on March 26th for a FREE full-day workshop which will provide a more in-depth look at common challenges after brain injury impacting communication, behavior, cognition, fatigue, mental health and case coordination. Speakers from a variety of disciplines will share their expertise and insight that will be sure to benefit Allied Health Professionals, Rehabilitation Workers, Care Coordinators, and Case Managers, amongst many others.

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OBIA Brain Basics offered in Kingston!

The Ontario Brain Injury Association Brain Basics Certificate Course has trained 2400 frontline staff, caregivers and others accross Ontario to date. For the first time ever, we will be bringing the course to Kingston. The course spans the basics for those with little or no prior education in brain injury, including common causes and types of brain injury, consequences, and strategies to effectively manage the effects. With the support of Bergeron Clifford Injury Lawyers, the usual registration fees of $250 have been reduced by half to $125. To take advantage of this provincially recognized training program, please visit braininjuryhelp.ca/events!

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“Effects of Concussion on Youth Development” Event in Brockville

I’m very pleased to share that Dr. Lucie Pelland, Queens University Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy will join Rachael Henry, ABI System Navigator in a talk on Concussion Awareness, based on her extensive research on the impacts of concussion in youth development. The talk will be held at the Centre for Rational and Cognitive Therapies, 243 Perth Street, Brockville on Wednesday November 25th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.
The event is free, however registration is required. Please contact the Starr Langstaff at the Centre at 613-342-8140 or email [email protected]

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Join the Webcast “After A Concussion: Managing Symptoms and Returning to Activity”

The days and weeks following a concussion are a critical time for recovery and careful consideration of factors is essential while returning to activity. Monday November 24th at noon will feature an OTN presentation that will review current best practices in supporting individuals after a concussion, and introduce a variety of evidence based resources. This presentation is targeted to anyone in a helping profession looking to better support individuals post-concussion. Presented by Dr. Garth Smith, Pediatrician with the Hotel Dieu Child Development Centre, Dr. Martin Logan, Neuropsychologist with the Providence Care Community Brain Injury Services, and Rachael Henry, ABI System Navigator for Southeastern Ontario.

This will be available via OTN sites and webcast online to any computer. OTN Event # 39401806.

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Two Brain Injury Conferences in the month of October!

October promises to be a busy month locally. Events have been planned which will address both the needs of brain injury survivors and their families, as well as professionals in the field. Community Brain Injury Services will be hosting their annual conference on October 6, “Hope and Planning”. Registration is open to brain injury survivors as well as their families and friends. The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, in collaboration with the Canadian Spinal Research Organization are hosting “After and Beyond Neurotrauma: The Medical-Legal Conference” on October 14 in Kingston Ontario. Read the rest of this post for registration details.

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Join in a Virtual Workshop

New this fall, we will be offering “Virtual” workshops via the Ontario Telemedicine Network. Join us for an online workshop “The Top 5 Challenges to Meeting Brain Injury Survivors Needs” on Wednesday August 20th, from 12 – 1 pm. Tune in for an hour of interactive brain injury education, from the comfort of your own office. You can view from any computer or OTN site. Appropriately accommodating a brain injury survivor’s needs can be a challenging task to community service providers. Join in a brief exploration of common cognitive issues and strategies to manage them effectively. Give yourself the tools to help engage and support your clients effectively.

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Slip Away for a Day at the “Soul Spa”

In need of a breather? Why not make plans June 14th to visit the “Soul Spa” in Belleville. The “Think Pink” group of the Brain Injury Association of Quinte District is hosting this one day event, featuring guest speakers, free mini-spa treatments, speakers, spa market, and vendors. Think Pink is a group of women who are brain injury survivors, who have come together to support one another. The group is fully participatory in which group members are responsible for planning, fundraising, and running the program. Tickets for the full day event are $35 which includes all of the above, plus lunch and snacks. To get your ticket or learn more, contact the Association at 613-967-2756 or [email protected]

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