Scientific Program

We are very pleased to introduce CAPMR Co-Developed, Accredited Symposia and Workshops for our 2019 Conference. All Co-developed Accredited Learning Activity sessions are pre-approved by the Conference Organizing Committee, and are accredited by the CAPM&R after complying with the accreditation guidelines of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and Canadian Medical Association (CMA). The Conference Organizing Committee has acted as the Program Planning Committee for all accredited sessions, and third-parties (including industry, external planners, or communication companies) are not involved in the program development, in order to maintain objectivity and scientific integrity. The Co-developed Accredited Learning Activities are accredited as part of the Conference program under Section 1 and/or Section 3 of the RCPSC’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

May 29

Wednesday, May 29 – Pre-Course
State-of-the-Art Care of the Neurologically Impaired Upper Extremity
0700-0800 Registration & Breakfast
0800-0815 Pearls for UMN Upper Extremity Exam
Mark Campbell
0815-0835 Functional Electrical Stimulation in Stroke ” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Denyse Richardson
0835-0850 Virtual Reality Therapy in Stroke Rehab Trials
Lisa Sheehy
& Hillel Finestone
0850-0905 Robotics for Upper Extremity Rehab in Stroke
Sean Dukelow
0905-0920 Discussion/ Q&A
0920-0950 An Eclectic Selection of Novel US-Guided Procedures Useful in the Neurologically Impaired Upper Extremity
Harp Sangha
0950-1000 Surgical Management of Neuromas in Residual Limbs
Nancy Dudek
1000-1015 Discussion/ Q&A
1015-1045 Refreshment break
1045-1105 Evaluation of Tetraplegics for Nerve Transfers: Clinical & EMG
Gerald Wolff
1105-1115 Potential nerve transfers in stroke
Kirsty Boyd
1115-1130 Nerve Transfer Surgery in Tetraplegics Kirsty Boyd
1130-1150 Outcomes and Challenges of Nerve Transfers in Tetraplegics Gerald Wolff
1150-1210 Discussion/Q&A
1210-1315 Lunch
LM Pathology
1315-1330 CRPS – Diagnosis and Medical Management Gerald Wolff
1330-1350 Mechanism-Informed Rehabilitation of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Use of Emerging Technologies
Janet Holly
1350-1420 Implanted Peripheral Nerve Stimulator for Radiotherapy-Induced Brachial Plexopathy Michael Gofeld (Anesthesia)
1420-1450 Beyond Steroid Injections for UE Compressive Mononeuropathies: Interventional Therapies for Neural Regeneration
Nimish Mittal (PM&R)
1450-1505 Discussion/Q&A
1505-1520 Break
1520-1535 Nerve Transfer Surgery: Types, Timing, Patient Evaluation
Gerald Wolff
1535-1605 Nerve Transfers – Surgery & outcomes
Kirsty Boyd
1605-1620 Nerve Transfer Rehab for Function
Carolyn VanGool
1620-1635 Tendon Transfers in Upper Extremity Neuropathies
Sarah Shiga (Plastics)
1635-1800 Free Time
1800-2100 Welcome Reception

May 30

Thursday, May 30
“Coming to a Physiatry Subspecialty Near You: Powerful Innovations in Diagnosis and Treatment of Neuromuscular Disease”
0700-0800 Registration
0700-0800 Breakfast Symposium “New Directions in Chronic Pain: What Might the Future Hold and the Role of Anti-Nerve Growth Factor Jordi Perez,
Gordon Ko
0800-0815 Welcome ceremony
0815-0835 Emerging therapies in pediatric neuromuscular disease

Hugh McMillan
0835-0855 Transformative discoveries leading to improved care in Neuromuscular Disease

Jodi Warman-Chardon & Robin Parks

0855-0915 Update on Clinical Research and Care of Patients with ALS
Ari Breiner
0915-0935 Principles of Pulmonary Care in Children with Neuromuscular Conditions

Sherri Katz

0935-0955 Neuromuscular Panel
0955-1025 Break in the Exhibit Hall
1025-1115 Rehabilitation Models of Care for Patients with NM Conditions

Sue Dojeiji
& Anna McCormick
1115-1210 Keynote & Humanitarian Lecture:
Ethical Considerations in Funding Health Care: What sort of life should not be prolonged?

Jeff Blackmer
1210-1310 Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
Poster Session 1
1310-1435 Amputee SIG – Osseointegration
Neuromuscular SIG – Preparing for Competence by Design – Neuromuscular Competence Leveling to the Generalist Physiatrist
Pain SIG – “Herbal Cannabis in Chronic Pain Management – How do we deliver high-quality clinical care with low-quality evidence?”
1435-1505 Break in the Exhibit Hall
1505-1700 Medical Legal SIG – Ottawa
Stroke SIG – Virtual Reality’s Use in Healthcare
Community SIG
1700-1800 CPRDF Annual General Meeting
1700-2100 Resident Town Hall and Social Event
1700-2100 Free Time

May 31

Friday, May 31
Scientific Symposium
0700-0800 Registration
0700-0800 Breakfast Symposium: Spasticity Patient Management in a Multitoxin Clinic: Case Studies
Urban Michael Fietzek
0800-1210 Research Program: Research and Essay Contest Presentations,
Moderator: Eldon Loh
1015-1105 Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall Poster Session 2
1105-1235 Continued… Research Program: Research and Essay Contest Presentations, Moderator: Eldon Loh
1235-1335 Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
1335-1445 Somatic Symptom Rehabilitation
Vithya Gnanakumar, Tyler Pirlot
1335-1445 Medical Device Innovation in PM&R
Derek Thong
1505-1800 Golf or Free Time to Explore Gatineau/Ottawa
Rivermead Golf Course –
1800-2100 CPRDF Fundraising Reception & Auction
Canadian War Museum

June 1

Saturday, June 1
Rehab Updates and CBD Symposia
0700-0800 Registration
0800-0820 Welcome, General Housekeeping, Complete Your Evaluations
0820-0835 Use of big data for research in rehabilitation
Frank Knoefel
0835-0850 Post Stroke Fatigue
Christine Yang
0850-0905 Stem Cell Therapy for MSK Conditions
Mark Campbell
0905-0920 New frontiers in amputee care – osseointegration
Nancy Dudek
0920-0940 Refreshment Break
0940-1210 Competence By Design: “Physiatry Has Been Redefined: Are You Ready?”
0940-1040 Competence by Design – What is it and why should we all care?
Sue Dojeiji
1040-1125 Expectations of Individual Physiatrists
Denyse Richardson
1125-1210 Expectations of Residency Programs
Nancy Dudek
1210-1320 AGM Lunch
1320-1330 Transition Break
1330-1500 Spasticity Symposium
1330-1430 Canadian Advances in Neuro-Orthopedics for Spasticity Congress Update.Paul Winston
1430-1500 Post Stroke Spasticity. Early Intervention Consensus from the Allergan Medical Institute
Paul Winston
– Allergan Medical Institute
1500-1520 Transition Break
1520-1545 Award Lecture Meridith MarkAudrey Yap
1545-1645 SCI SIG – MAiD
TBI SIG – Physiatry Feedback on Current Guidelines for Rehabilitation of Moderate to Severe TBI and Concussion/mTBI and Persistent Symptoms
Healthcare On the Reservation in the United States: Successes and Challenges of One Community and the Power of PL-638

Nam Le-Morawa
1645-1700 Transition Break
1700-1730 Closing Remarks
1730-1800 Free Time
1800-2100 Banquet & Awards