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REE Rehab Equipment Expo Assistive Technology Showcase

September 10 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT



WHAT THE MEPP?                                                                                                                                                 10:00 to 10:30am

Jill Longhurst (PT) and Kevin Waldorf (OT) are the Regional Educators for Physio and Occupational Therapy for Vancouver Coastal Health. Part of the Professional Practice team, they provide support to clinicians and students, and are involved with regional education initiatives.

In this presentation, they will provide a review of the new provincial Medical Equipment Provision Program (MEPP), including participating vendors (the Canadian Red Cross as primary vendor and seven additional vendors across the province) how to refer clients, and answers to frequently asked questions.


WEIGHT BIAS AND IMPACT ON HEALTH EQUITY                                                                                          Noon to 1:00pm

Dr. Mary Forhan is the Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy and associate professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta. Dr. Forhan leads a program of research focused on reducing the disability experienced by persons living with obesity by addressing factors in the built and social environment and addressing issues associated with body functions and structures and activity limitations.

This session will provide strategies to provide quality care that considers bariatric care needs of clients living with obesity.

POWER ASSIST FOR MANUAL CHAIRS                                                                                                        2:30pm to 3:00pm

Dr. Jaimie Borisoff is the Canada Research Chair in Rehabilitation Engineering Design at the BC Institute of Technology. His research includes the development of “dynamic” wheeled mobility devices for active users (e.g. the Elevation™ ultralight wheelchair), and a stand-supported walking exercise machine for improved cardiovascular and locomotor outcomes after spinal cord injury.

Free Parking and Free Shuttle Service

Park at Lansdowne Mall (Sky Train Station)

Shuttle to and from REE every 10 – 15 mins.

Starts – 7am Ends – 5pm

A limited amount of pay parking is available at the Oval.


Admission $2
(Car poolers, cyclists and transit users free)


Complimentary food and drinks
(including a bag lunch – 11.30 to 1pm)


September 10
8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Richmond Olympic Oval
6111 River Road
Richmond, B.C. V7C 0A2 Canada
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