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2022 Traumatic Brain Injury Conference

Join us for an opportunity to learn about innovation and evidence driven assessments, interventions and treatment in mild traumatic brain injury. This event will bring together the clinical, research and legal communities to network, learn and share research, clinical practice and personal experience in TBI.


Aging in Place Conference

‘Home is where the heart is: Creating opportunities for aging in place’ is a virtual multi-track, multi-disciplinary learning event being hosted by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) and being co-constructed with older adults to immerse delegates in a unique and inclusive forum for generating ideas, information and exchange.

You are what you eat – discover brain health tips worth chewing on!

It’s a well-known fact that our brains function optimally when we eat in a nutritious and balanced way. But research has shown that interplay between our bodies and the food we eat can lead to changes in health – and that diet doesn’t drive everything. This talk will explore links between what we put in our mouths and what we get out of our minds both in the short-term and across the lifespan, including the connection between gut and brain health, the best foods for boosting brain power, and how food can be medicine.

Dr. Daniel C. Andreae President's Lecture on the Future of Work Recovering Better: Why Science must Choose to Include

While equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential for better science, the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified long-standing gender inequities, and it threatens to erode hard-fought gains. Dr. Kristy Duncan explores these impacts and makes recommendations on how science should respond.

Rehabilitation Sciences Institute (RSI) Information Session

Join us online this November to hear directly from our RSI Director, Dr. Angela Colantonio and Co-Graduate Coordinator, Bonnie Kirsh as they talk through what RSI is looking for in their future students, how you can engage with faculty and secure a supervisor and how to craft a stand out application! You will also be able to ask questions live.

Launching into a Medical Communications Career

The Office of Research Trainees is excited to partner with McCann Health Medical Communications and Caudex for a webinar on "Launching into a Medical Communications Career"! Join us to learn about careers in medical communications from Dr. Stephanie Heyraud, Associate Medical Director, Caudex and Dr. Trang Hong Au, Associate Medical Writer, McCann Health Medical Communications/Caudex. You'll also learn about McCann Health's exceptional Future Experts & Leaders (FUEL) program, that provides training for people starting a career in medical communications (including new grads and postdocs!) in writing, editing or client services. FUEL will accelerate and shape your development through mentorship, challenge, and fun as you set out in your new career.

Canadian Cardiovascular Congress

Hosted by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society and Heart and Stroke, the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC) is the largest gathering of cardiovascular and allied health professionals in Canada. Cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, researchers, nurses and other cardiovascular specialists from across Canada and around the globe come to CCC to connect with other members of the cardiovascular team, to discover how to incorporate the latest science into their practice and to attend cutting-edge, accredited education sessions.

Expanding our understanding of post COVID-19 condition web series: Rehabilitation Care

To increase the level of understanding of rehabilitation for Post COVID-19 Condition, we will be sharing information through presentations by clinicians and researchers who have been selected based on their clinical and managerial experience, and published data. Participants will be given the opportunity to address questions to the speakers. WHO has collected, evaluated and managed conflicts of interests for all speakers.

AgeTech Innovation Week

This free virtual event will feature curated public panels, workshops, networking opportunities and catalytic conversations that connect people and create change. AgeTech Innovation Week will bring together stakeholders in industry, government and non-profit organizations, future leaders, older adults, caregivers and others committed to enhancing lives through technology.

RehabWeek 2021

RehabWeek Virtual ‘21 will address the challenges and opportunities for technology in rehabilitation, especially in this last year. As the healthcare landscape continues to evolve, intense cooperation among clinicians, engineers, researchers, scientists, health practitioners, policy makers, users and industry remains essential for making impactful changes for our patients and their families, our communities, and the world.

Systematic Review Overview Workshop

This interactive online session will teach you about the 8 steps involved in a systematic review, and why you need to prepare for each before you get started. Systematic reviews, if well done, provide a reliable and minimally biased source of information on topics of concern to clinical practice, patient safety and responsible health care services.

Lifestyle Approaches for Better Brains and Bodies Webinar

In collaboration with Beyond Disability Network, Brain Injury Association of Windsor & Essex County, and Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare, we are excited to present a free 6-part speaker series which will be taking place virtually 12:00-1:00 pm EST each Friday from September 17th to October 22, 2021. “Lifestyle Approaches for Better Brains and Bodies”, will help to enhance clinical practices for healthcare professionals.

Workshop on AI in Aging, Rehab and Intelligent Assisted Living (ARIAL) in conjunction with IJCAI2021

With this workshop, we will bring together interdisciplinary researchers from different sub-fields of AI, in general, machine learning and deep learning to identify and approach the ARIAL-related problems. We will also facilitate discussion, interaction, and comparison of approaches, methods, and ideas related to the domain of aging and technology.

Neurorecovery (SPiN) Online Workshop

CPSR's Stroke Program in Neurorecovery (SPiN) Workshop is going online again this year! The SPiN workshop brings together young researchers from across the world to learn from expert faculty about basic science and clinical stroke research. This four-day workshop is targeted for trainees (primarily, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows) and will be an excellent opportunity to network with other trainees and faculty in the field from within and outside of Canada. All trainees are welcome to apply; however, despite being online this year, we will only be able to accommodate a limited number of spots to be able to keep the breakout groups reasonably small, so apply early!

KITE 3MT Competition

Inspired by the traditional “Three Minute Thesis (3MT)” competition, the "Three Minute Trainee" competition challenges KITE trainees including graduate students, post-docs, and staff, to communicate the key concepts of their research in a compelling 3-minute presentation. A panel of judges evaluates each of the presentations and decides the winners of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards, while the audience will vote for a People's Choice Award. This is a great chance to hone your presentation skills and to come up with a short pitch about your work that can be used at conferences, for interviews, networking events, and grant proposal writing.

Toronto Biomedical Engineering Conference (ToBE2021)

The first virtual Toronto Biomedical Engineering Conference (ToBE2021), formerly known as IARC, is a few months away and we are now accepting abstracts for review. Submit your abstract by April 2nd to get the chance to present your research at the conference this year. This is a great opportunity to showcase your research to a broad audience, establish collaborations and gain valuable presentation experience.

Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association

Every three years, scientists, practitioners, students and other professionals from around the globe meet to address key ergonomic issues and to capitalize on opportunities for knowledge-sharing, collaborations, partnerships and friendships. The ultimate goal is to elaborate and advance ergonomics science and practice, thereby contributing to improved quality of life.

CRIR Scientific Congress

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal (CRIR) is a unique research center. For the past 20 years, it has been distinguished by the excellence, breadth and diversity of its research in rehabilitation, as well as through its interdisciplinary, intersectoral and knowledge mobilization initiatives. These initiatives have an important impact in the clinical, scientific, public and community sectors. CRIR provides an extraordinary environment for the training of new researchers, and is also a model of partnership and administrative synergy.

AGE-WELL EPIC Conference 2021: Supportive Homes & Communities

Join us for EPIC presentations from AGE-WELL students, postdoctoral fellows, research staff and ECRs as they share their research in the “Supportive Homes & Communities” Challenge Area. The “Supportive Homes & Communities” Challenge Area focuses on promoting independent living through appropriate supports and services, including the design of physical spaces and the use of technology within the environment.

KITE Virtual Town Hall

The KITE Research Institute is hosting its first virtual town hall of the year to bring the entire community together, share important updates from across the institute, report success stories and provide answers to your questions. Some of the topics of discussion will include finances and staffing, return to work, working with our new foundation, as well as health and wellness resources.

The Wellness Series: Find Meaning in Movement

Movement has a profound impact on our brain – find out how only a few minutes every day can make a difference to last a lifetime. We often think of physical activity contributing only to physical fitness – but there is strong evidence to support that movement benefits, protects, and sustains our cognitive fitness as well. Movement in all forms has profound impacts on our brains across our lifespan, from improving mental health to reducing risk of dementia, and more. Join our panel of advocates, community leaders, and researchers to discover how only a few moments of movement each day is an investment to promote brain health for years to come.

Canada India Healthcare Summit

Hosted by Toronto Rehab Institute – University Health Network (“TRI”), Federation of Indian Chapters of Commerce and Industries (“FICCI) and the Consulate General of India (“CGI”), the Canada India Summit will address the themes of Pandemic Response and Post-COVID Healthcare, Biotechnology and Artificial Intelligence and will also feature the CIF/Kite Institute Powerplay Pitch competition for innovators and start-ups in the healthcare sector.

AGE-WELL Public Webinar:Reducing Social Isolation in Older Adults and Staying Resilient during the Pandemic

Join us to discuss how to maintain social connection using technology during a time of continued physical distancing during the pandemic. Webinar participants will: • Learn about the latest emerging issues and trends in reducing social isolation and loneliness • Discover a new platform that helps older adults connect • Explore an app that predicts social isolation through written life stories

Senior Social Housing - Virtual Conference

This virtual conference features presentations and discussions on priority topics related to seniors housing, such as housing preservation, eviction prevention, and access to support services. Students, researchers, community practitioners, policymakers and older tenants from across Canada and the United States will have opportunities to collaborate, exchange knowledge, and share ideas about best practices in seniors housing during this two day event.

Ontario Association for Amputee Care Virtual Conference

The Ontario Association for Amputee Care (OAAC) is pleased to announce its 2021 Virtual Conference taking place on Friday May 7, 2021 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm EDT. Please note that all times listed in the program agenda are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Registrants will receive details to join via email and should join with the same first and last name entered during the online registration process.

IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering

The Neural Engineering Community welcomes researchers, members of academia, clinicians, and representatives of patient associations, industry, government agencies, funders, and other interested parties to attend the premier conference for this highly interdisciplinary fi­eld. NER is the world’s gathering place for biomedical engineers, neuroscientists, and clinicians to share research and to exchange ideas and breakthrough advances in novel engineering tools for elucidating brain function and neuro technologies for the restoration and enhancement of impaired sensory, motor, and cognitive functions.

NIH Workshop

This session will feature NIH Program Officer, Dr. Dona Love, to provide insights on NIH funding opportunities and the application and peer-review processes. The session will also welcome a panel of campus - and hospital-based researchers who have demonstrated a history of success with NIH proposals. Panelists will share insights, including the intricacies of the NIH peer review process, and also discuss practical tips and strategies that faculty can engage in to enhance their chances of success.

AI Enabled Care: Building Collaboration for Deeper Learning and Better Care

The Michener Institute of Education, Vector Institute and IVADO have partnered to host a Symposium entitled AI Enabled Care: Building Collaboration for Deeper Learning and Better Care. The objective of the Symposium is to engage in discussion on AI implementation within the clinical setting and feature healthcare leaders and AI champions from across Canada as they participate in a virtual panel discussion. After sharing their experiences, panelists will participate in a live Q&A session with Symposium attendees.

Toronto Dementia Research Alliance

Dr. Tarek Rajji (Executive Director) will be presenting to members of KITE to introduce the Toronto Dementia Research Alliance (TDRA) to KITE researchers, what the TDRA can offer to KITE researchers (e.g., collaborative research opportunities, mechanisms for recruitment, access to patient/family advisory councils, training tools) and to find ways of engaging KITE more into TDRA.

Together We Care 2021

OLTCA and ORCA are expanding the “we” in “Together We Care” by inviting members and partners from across the seniors’ care continuum to join us for our first-ever virtual convention! This year's program will focus on vital conversations in this new world order and in shaping the future of seniors’ care.

Simulation Lab Showcase at UHN

You’re invited to discover UHN’s world-class simulation laboratories located three floors below the busy streets of downtown Toronto. Join us on April 7th at 1 pm EST for a seminar where we will uncover the research & development possibilities of the Challenging Environment Assessment Laboratory (CEAL), and discuss how we can work together to test, scientifically validate and commercialize your products or services.

Research Ethics Considerations for the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in Health Research

Co-hosted by the Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards (CAREB-ACCER) and Vector, this discussion invites an interdisciplinary look at how algorithmic tools are designed and used in health research. The conversation will broach many of the crucial ethical issues surrounding AI applications such as privacy, bias, accountability, and autonomy in an accessible way so as to inform ongoing discussions related to the development of standards, cases, precedence, and resources to be used in REB decision-making processes.

Rehabilitation Sciences Institute (RSI) Information Session

Join us online this March to hear directly from our Acting Director, Dr. Yana Yunusova and Co-Graduate Coordinator, Dr.Deirdre Dawson as they talk through what RSI is looking for in their future students, how you can engage with faculty and secure a supervisor and how to craft a stand out application! You will also be able to ask questions live.

Alzheimer’s - Why Haven’t We Solved It Yet?

Krembil Brain Institute, Johns Hopkins University and Gairdner Foundation invite members of the community to attend this free two half-day symposium. There are more than half a million Canadians currently living with dementia, including Alzheimer’s, the most common type of dementia. By 2031, that number is expected to rise to close to a million.

Systematic Review Overview workshop

This interactive online session will teach you about the 8 steps involved in a systematic review, and why you need to prepare for each before you get started. Systematic reviews, if well done, provide a reliable and minimally biased source of information on topics of concern to clinical practice, patient safety and responsible health care services.

The impact of COVID-19 on women's mental health and substance use

On International Women’s Day, CIHR’s Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA) is hosting a virtual learning event to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on women’s mental health and substance use. The event will highlight results from the Knowledge Synthesis Grant: COVID-19 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity in Mental Health and Substance Use and how the research can be used to inform policies, practices, guidelines and programs to improve the mental wellness of women in Canada.

Transforming the Homecare Marketplace

We want parents to live comfortably and healthier lives in their own homes. We want them to stay connected to family and their communities. We want them to thrive and be safe. Join co-founder and CEO Nectari Charitakis to learn more about how uCarenet is transforming the homecare marketplace by increasing access to, and improving the experience of, in-home health and wellness services for seniors and their families.

Systematic Review Overview Workshop

This interactive online session will teach you about the 8 steps involved in a systematic review, and why you need to prepare for each before you get started. Systematic reviews, if well done, provide a reliable and minimally biased source of information on topics of concern to clinical practice, patient safety and responsible health care services.

NIPC Virtual Cardiology Series - Women Heart Matters

We are delighted to announce details of the 2021 NIPC Virtual Cardiology Series. Our first event takes place on Thursday February 11th and is a joint collaboration with the International Council of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (ICCPR), the American Society for Preventive Cardiology and the Global Heart Hub. We invite you to join a panel of international experts discussing Women Heart Matters.. CPD Approval pending.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

This public education event is geared to Grades 7-12 and early university age students of all genders and will feature three highly accomplished female scientists and clinicians; Drs. Valerie Wallace, Sowmya Viswanathan and Mojgan Hodaie will give short TED talk-style presentations on their lives and careers, as well as what inspired them to enter the fields of brain, arthritis, and vision research. Mayim Bialik, PhD, of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ will also be delivering an inspirational message. The event, moderated by Dr. Gelareh Zadeh, a neurosurgeon and co-Director of the Krembil Brain Institute, is meant to inspire and engage young minds and is geared to anyone with an interest in STEM education.

2021 NSERC CREATE Information Webinar

NSERC’s Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program awards grants of up to $1.65M over 6 years for the development of innovative training programs designed to enhance collaboration and facilitate the transition of trainees to productive employees in the Canadian workforce. In preparation for the next CREATE competition, NSERC will hold an information session via Cisco Webex webinar to provide an overview of the CREATE program and application process.

China-Canada Healthcare Innovation Forum

How will robotics and neuromodulation change health care and rehabilitation? Join top researchers from the University of Toronto, the KITE Research Institute -University Health Network, Southeast University and Nanjing Medical University to assess the future of rehabilitation and the specific actions needed to realize the promise of emerging research for Canadian and Chinese patients.