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Moving forward together: Advancing rehabilitation in a global context

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March 12, 2016 - Moot Court (Room 100), New Chancellor Day Hall, 3644 Peel Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

This full day conference held at McGill University aims to bring together students, practitioners and scholars interested in issues at the intersection of global health, rehabilitation and disability. Presentations will cover a broad range of topics along three major themes: education, practice and research. This event will bring together leaders in the field to discuss the current state and future direction of rehabilitation and disability in a global context.

Registration 8:00-8:30am with the conference beginning at 8:30am. Closing remarks will conclude at 5pm.

Schedule Available Here.

Don't wait, Register before March 4!

$10 for students

$40 for all other attendees

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Call for Abstracts: Now closed


Keynote Speakers:

Jerome Bickenbach: Dr. Jerome Bickenbach is a professor at the University of Lucerne and Swiss Paraplegic Research, Nottwil, and Emeritus Professor at Queen’s University, Canada. He is the author of Physical Disability and Social Policy (1993) and the co-editor of Introduction to Disability (1998), Disability and Culture: Universalism and Diversity (2000), A Seat at the Table: Persons with Disabilities and Policy Making (2001), Quality of Life and Human Difference (2003) and numerous articles and chapters in disability studies, focusing on the nature of disability and disability law and policy. He is a content editor of Sage Publications’ proposed 5 volume Encyclopaedia of Disability, and Ethics, Law and Policy, a volume in Sage Reference Series on Disability. He was the editor of the joint WHO-ISCoS report called International Perspectives on Spinal Cord Injury and more recently a World Bank/WHO manual ICF and Disability Assessment. Since 1995 he has been a consultant with WHO working on the preparation and implementation of the ICF. His research is in disability studies, using qualitative and quantitative research techniques within the paradigm of participatory action research. Most recently his research includes disability quality of life and the disability critique, disability epidemiology, ageing and wellbeing, universal design and inclusion, modelling disability statistics for population health surveys, the relationship between disability and health, and the ethics and the application of ICF to the development of human right indicators for monitoring the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. As a lawyer, Prof. Bickenbach was a human rights litigator, specializing in anti-discrimination for persons with intellectual impairments and mental illness.

Rachel Thibeault: A Full Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa, Canada, Dr. Rachel Thibeault cumulates a background in occupational therapy, psychology and community development. She specializes in Community-Based Rehabilitation, psychosocial care, and issues of meaning, resilience and social justice in health care. Her work focuses mainly on models of rehabilitation services delivery that would be community-based and driven, especially in hard-to-access settings, communities affected by HIV/AIDS, ex or current war zones, and leprosy communities. Her participatory action research has taken her to the High Arctic, South East Asia, Central America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. She adopts a collaborative perspective that fosters community decision-making at all levels and promotes approaches that build on the principles of sustainable livelihoods, peer support, service integration and social inclusion.

David Charles: David Charles is a Physical Therapist at the Bureau of the Secretary of State for the Integration of Persons with Disability in Haiti, where he heads the Bank of Adapted Materials. From 2009 to 2012 he was the Rehabilitation Services Manager at Albert Schweitzer Hospital (HAS) and contributed to the training of Rehabilitation Technicians. He worked to create the Haitian Physiotherapy Society and has led the Society for the past 5 years.  He has a license in Physiotherapy from Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra, Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic.

12 mars 2016 - Moot Court (salle 100), New Chancellor Day Hall, 3644, rue Peel, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Cette conférence d'une journée rassemblera étudiants, praticiens et chercheurs intéressés par la santé mondiale, la réadaptation et le handicap. Les présentations couvriront un large éventail de sujets autour de trois grands thèmes: l'éducation, la pratique professionnelle et la recherche. Cet événement réunira des leaders du domaine et permettra des échanges uniques sur l'état actuel et l'avenir de la réadaptation et du handicap dans un contexte mondial.

L'accueil des participants se fera de 8h à 8h30. La conférence débutera à 8h30.  et se terminera à 17h.

L'horaire de la journée est disponible ici.

N'attendez pas! Inscrivez-vous avant le 4 mars!

10 $ prix étudiant
40 $ prix régulier

La salle est accessible pour les personnes en fauteuil roulant.





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