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May 2019

INTRODUCTION TO NEURO-DEVELOPMENTAL TREATMENT Shelley Mannell

May 30 - June 1
Child Development Centre of Prince George, 1687 Strathcona Avenue
Prince George, BC Canada
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$650

This 3-day course utilizes a hands-on problem solving model. Typical motor development is presented within a systems perspective with the focus of study highlighting how musculoskeletal alignment contributes to the development of upper extremity function, oral motor function, phonation and functional mobility. The systems framework also assists when examining atypical development of children with motor challenges and how these challenges impact alignment, self regulation and motor control. Participants will learn to utilize problem solving and movement analysis within the assessment…

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“Alone in the Ring”

May 30 @ 11:00 am - June 2 @ 9:30 pm PDT
Point Gray Campus, Rm 4202, AMS Nest, 6133 University Boulevard
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Our Research based Theatre (RBT) piece, “Alone in the Ring”, depicting the experiences of students and clinicians with disabilities from the health professions, is now finalized.   We will be performing the play, with all whistles and blowers, props and staging, in two separate events: May 30th, 11am-12pm, Rm 4202, AMS Nest, Point Gray Campus - please register via this link - https://rbtcollaborative.ubc.ca/register-attend-research-based-theatre-symposium - you can state that you are coming only to our performance (this is a 3 day event…)…

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The Language of Diagnosis: The Unintended Messages in the Words We Use

May 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT
Sunny Hill Health Centre, 3644 Slocan Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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13th Annual Stephan M. Salzberg Memorial Lecture This presentation will look at the impact of labelling in FASD and other diagnoses. Panelists will talk about their experiences and the way they have changed others’ perceptions. Using a trauma-informed approach, they recognize the importance of building trusted relationships and using accurate and valid diagnoses to increase resilience and capacity. Panel of Speakers: CJ Lutke and Kat Griffin, Change makers who have a diagnosis of FASD Jan Lutke, mentor, advocate and mom…

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Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Infancy

May 31 - June 1
Vancouver General Hospital, 899 W 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC Canada
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$500

Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Infancy: Implications for breast and bottle feeding. ROBIN GLASS & LYNN WOLF Vancouver, BC Course Format This 2 day course features a core day looking at foundational infant feeding skills, including suck-swallow-breathe co-ordination, information regarding bottle and breast feeding for the premature infant, the implications of reflux and much more. Target Audience We encourage Physiotherapists, Dieticians, Lactation Consultants, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Paediatricians, Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Speech and Language Pathologists to register.

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June 2019

Handcycle Demo Day

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm PDT
Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut St
Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9 Canada
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Free

Whether it’s your first time or you’re a pro—join us for a day of handcycling fun. Check out the latest gear, meet new people, enjoy a BBQ and go for a ride on the seawall! FREE JUNE 8,10 AM–2 PM MUSEUM OF VANCOUVER 1100 CHESTNUT ST, VANCOUVER, BC V6J 3J9 RSVP: jwright@sci-bc.ca | 604-326-1210

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Enhancing Services for Infants and Toddlers with Special Needs

June 13 - June 14
Queen Alexandra Centre, 2400 Arbutus Road
Victoria, BC Canada
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$260

Presenter: Dr. Louis Rossetti   Risk Assessment and Developmental Expectations for High Risk Infants and Toddlers   This session will explore risk factors including prematurity, low birth weight, maternal factors, social and psychological factors, issues related to labor and delivery, and factors in the neonatal and post-natal period that contribute to developmental risk status. The concepts of “at-risk” and “established risk” will be discussed in the context of clinically relevant applications. Participants will discuss developmental expectations for various populations of…

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If you can’t breathe, you can’t function.

June 21 - June 23
Health Sciences Centre, Rehabilitation Hospital, 800 Sherbrooke Street
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1M4 Canada
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Mary Massery, PT, DPT, DSc. Integrating cardiopulmonary and postural control strategies in the pediatric and adult populations. This course will challenge the practitioner to make a paradigm shift: connecting breathing mechanics and postural control with the management of trunk pressures. Using Dr. Massery’s model of postural control (soda pop can model), the speaker will link breathing mechanics with motor and physiologic behaviours. The speaker will present novel research demonstrating the role of vocal folds as postural stabilizers, extending the concept…

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July 2019

Reciprocity: A Framework for Families and Researchers to move on a Two-way street – A Webinar

July 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
Free

As part of our 2019 Summer Learning Series, CHILD-BRIGHT is hosting free webinars, open to all interested in delving deeper into topics related to Patient-Oriented Research (POR). Join us for the third of these sessions: The key to successful ‘reciprocity’ or ‘the practice of exchanging things with others for mutual benefit in an applied research setting’ is garnering a clear understanding of what different ‘stakeholders’ or partners are hoping to obtain from the exchange.  When these aims and differing perspectives are…

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August 2019

Supporting First Nation-Centred Research & Meaningful Collaboration – A Webinar

August 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
Free

As part of our 2019 Summer Learning Series, CHILD-BRIGHT is hosting free webinars, open to all interested in delving deeper into topics related to Patient-Oriented Research (POR). Join us for this final session. In this session, we will: Introduce some of the key historical, contextual, and ethical considerations when considering research involving First Nation peoples and populations Explore the importance of integrating both Indigenous and Western knowledge in research approaches Discuss the First Nation principles of ownership, control, access, possession…

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