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“Learn, Lead, Inspire” ABI Conference for Professionals

Click the link below to see the official conference flyer: 2016 Conference Flyer Final Click this link to register online: http://braininjuryhelp.ca/learn-lead-inspire/

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Parkwood ABI Survivor and Family Education Series

Free ABI Survivor and Family Education Series!

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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 starrlangstaff@crandct.com.

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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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March of Dimes Host “Living with a Disability” Event June 18

June is becoming a very busy month! The March of Dimes has announced they will be hosting a “Living with a Disability” Conference on June 18, at St. Lawrence College in Kingston. The intended audience is anyone living with a disability, including but not limited to acquired brain injury…

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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 biaqd@bellnet.ca.

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Brain Injury Awareness Month Events

It’s nearly June which is recognized as Brain Injury Awareness Month. There are many events happening locally for all to take part in. The Quinte District Brain Injury Association is featuring a “Celebrating Success” art exhibit at the Belleville Public Library which runs from June 9- 27. You can meet the artists at the opening reception June 12th from 4 – 6 pm. There will also be Walks happening in the communities of Belleville (June 28th), Brockville (June 11th) and Kingston (June 11th). If you’re not walking, you might consider another event on June 11th. The Vista Centre in Ottawa is hosting a Brain Injury Awareness Day with many speakers and activities. You can learn more by contacting info@vistacentre.ca.

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Walk With Us: Brain Injury Awareness Walks

To celebrate Brain Injury Awareness Month in June you can join in a number of walks happening right across Southeastern Ontario. Walks will occur in Brockville and Kingston on June 11, and in Belleville June 28th. The slogan “Walk With Us” means so much more than just getting together for the day. Brain Injury is a life long journey for survivors, along with their families, friends, and other supporters.

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Belleville Brain Injury Conference “A Unique Journey”

Mark you calendars! May 15, 2014 is the day for the annual conference hosted by the Brain Injury Association Quinte District. This year’s theme is “Acquired Brain Injury, A Unique Journey”. Dr. Lucie Pelland, from Queens School of Rehabilitation Therapy will be featured as keynote speaker.

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Learning about the Effects of Epilepsy

Interested in learning more about the cognitive side effects of epilepsy? On Tuesday April 29th at 7 pm The Epilepsy and Seizure Disorder Resource Centre will host a special speaker night presentation with guest speaker Dr. Lisa Lomax, neurologist with Kingston General Hospital

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Conference for Survivors with a Humourous Twist

We’re counting down the days – just 28 more until Lois McElravy joins us in Kingston. On March 27th, Lois will share her wisdom in our regional conference for ABI survivors, family members and helping professionals. Her theme “Survive and Thrive with Humour, Hope, and Happiness” helps us to focus on looking for the funny side of life…

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Living with Stroke?

Dealing with the changes that come after a stroke can be hard on both the individual and family involved. The Heart and Stroke Foundation will be offering a 6 week educational group in Kingston for recent stroke survivors and caregivers

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Substance Use, Mental Health, and Brain Injury with Dr. Carolyn Lemsky

I’m pleased to announce another training opportunity for professionals. Dr. Lemsky, director of the Substance Use and Brain Injury Bridging Project will be providing insights into treating individuals with comorbid diagnoses, including those accessing services for additions, mental health, homelessness, and brain injury

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Yoga Classes Provided by the Brain Injury Association of Quinte and District

The Brain Injury Association of Quinte and District is introducing a new activity this winter. The Yoga Fit group will run on Mondays at their new office at the Core Centre, 223 Pinnacle Street, Belleville. It is totally free and everyone is welcome.

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