Interactive Day 2010


Date: June 18, 2010

Venue: Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital

Attendance: 42

Guest Speaker: Dr. Ann Macaulay CM, MD, FCFP

Ann C. Macaulay is a Professor of Family Medicine at McGill University and Inaugural Director of Participatory Research at McGill whose mission is to promote all forms of participatory research, and contribute to the academic understanding of this approach to research. She received the Wood Award (2009) for Lifetime Contribution to Primary Care Research, was named College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Family Medicine Researcher of the Year (2008) for contributions to participatory research, received the Order of Canada (2006) for contributions to Aboriginal Health, is a foreign member of the Institute of Medicine USA (2005), and Advisory Board Member, Institute of Aboriginal Peoples Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Dr. Macaulay has practiced community based medicine since 1969 and has been engaged in community-based participatory research since 1994.


Date: Feburary 1, 2010

Venue: Constance Lethbridge Rehabilitation Center

Attendance: 47

Guest Speaker: Dr. Nancy Salbach PhD

Dr. Nancy Salbach is a physical therapist and epidemiologist with an MSc degree in Rehabilitation Science and a PhD degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from McGill University. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and an Associate Member of the Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science at the University of Toronto. Dr. Salbach currently holds a Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Clinician Scientist career award. Her research experience related to stroke rehabilitation includes psychometric evaluation of outcome measures, use of randomized controlled trial methodology to evaluate task-oriented walking training and the application of self-efficacy theory. Dr. Salbach’s current research involves the development of education interventions and resources to enhance physical therapists’ capacity to engage in evidence-based practice for people with stroke and the development of outcome measures to evaluate the effects of education. She is also involved in national knowledge translation research initiatives funded by the Canadian Stroke Network that aim to optimize health services and community-based programs for people with stroke. Dr. Salbach has received multiple fellowships from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec, and the Ontario March of Dimes and she has been successful in grant applications to national funding agencies.


1. Hip fracture: What happens after returning home?

Mohammad Auais and team

2. Local communities of practice in rehabilitation: Bridging the gap between research and practice

Dahlia Kairy and team

3. Clinical care pathways implementation at the MUHC

Debbie Watson, Michelle Bourgeois

4. The Barriers and Facilitators to the Use of Research by Physical and Occupational Therapists

Diana Dawes

5. Increasing occupational therapists: use of best practices in the management of unilateral spatial neglect (USN) post stroke

Anita Petzold, Nicol Korner-Bitensky, Sara Ahmed, Nancy Salbach, Anita Menon, Tatiana Ogourtsova

6. Implementation of the International Classification of Functioning (ICF) in an Acute-care hospital setting to inform interdisciplinary assessment and resource allocation for high risk patients: a knowledge transfer activity 

Tammy Abramovitch-Ostroff

7.Cerebral palsy rehabilitation information for families: assessing the quality of the CP-Engine website 

Melanie Allard-Cameus, Laurie Snider, Nicol Korner-Bitensky

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