Conference season in full swing

The fall is a busy time for major conferences, meetings and symposiums. The 2017 conference line-up related to ONF programs includes:

ISCOS – International Spinal Cord Society (24 – 27 October)

ISCoS endeavours to foster education, research and clinical excellence in the care of spinal cord injury. The ISCoS 2017 conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of attendees and presenters including nurses, neurologists, neurosurgeons, traumotologists, physical therapists, social workers, occupational therapists, orthopaedic surgeons, psychologists, sports therapists and urologists. The ONF presence includes a speak by SCI Program Director Dr. Tara Jeji that will focus on the importance of engaging of those living with SCI in the research and education process. The educational programme encourages delegates to share knowledge and experience as they research the new innovations within their fields. More available at:

InTBIR – International Traumatic Brain Injury Research Meeting (October 30-31)

InTBIR is a collaborative effort of the European Commission (EC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It was set up in October 2011 to advance clinical traumatic brain injury (TBI) research, treatment and care and to encourage partnerships and collaborations. For more information about InTBIR go to

Provincial ABI conference (Nov 1- 3)

The Conference theme is: Making A Difference About 600 professionals representing a variety of disciplines as well as persons living with the effects of brain injury, family members and caregivers are expected to attend the 2017 provincial conference. The conference curriculum includes presentations of interest to ABI rehabilitation professionals such as Case Managers, Legal Professionals, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Psychologists, Researchers, Speech and Language Pathologists and persons living with the effects of ABI. The main conference includes 2 days of multi-disciplinary educational sessions as well as distinguished keynote speakers. ONF will be leading two presentations at the conference.

7th National SCI Conference (9 – 11 November)

The major Canadian gathering of clinicians, physicians, research scientists and consumers from across Canada and North America who are focused on achieving recovery and optimizing function for individuals living with spinal cord injury. The conference agenda includes sessions covering the design, interpretation, delivery and evaluation of clinical care. A unique discussion of how advances in military medicine has informed SCI care as well as the unique needs and challenges of individuals with SCI injured in combat. There will be a special acknowledgement on Remembrance Day.

Canadian Fall Prevention Cirriculum E-learning course

The University of Victoria is offering a five-week e-learning course focused on developing the skills and knowledge required to apply an evidence-based approach to the prevention of falls  and fall-related injuries. The course runs from October 20 to November 24. Details including registration information can be found here.

Envisioning Ageing In Place (November 23)

The National Institute on Ageing’s Envisioning Ageing in Place Conference will bring together experts, thought leaders, practitioners and delegates to learn, share, and brainstorm key ideas and actions to support older adults to age in place. This conference will discuss ageing in place from a variety of perspectives, from neighbourhood and community capacity-building to age-friendly transportation and inclusive home design. The conference takes place at Ryerson University in Toronto.

SAVE THE DATE! Canadian Fall Prevention Conference, June 2018

Memorial University School of Human Kinetics and Recreation (Newfoundland) and the Atlantic Collaborative on Injury Prevention will co-host the 4th Canadian Fall Prevention Conference June 11- 12, 2018 in St. John’s Newfoundland. A pre-conference workshop will be held June 10th, 2018. The conference will feature presentations and discussions on successful fall prevention initiatives from across Canada and elsewhere. Attendees will include leading practitioners, researchers, and experts in the field of fall prevention. Registration details are available at: www.