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2020

KITE Power Play

KITE POWER PLAY highlights and celebrates the extraordinary research and innovation taking place at Toronto Rehab and demonstrates how applying science and innovation can produce healthcare solutions that matter. (Photo credit: McPherson’s Photography)

ESO-WSO Conference 2020

Whether you are interested in imaging or risk factors for stroke – the abstract topics cover a large variety of subjects that are sure to inspire you! Grab the opportunity to present your work at the #1 forum for stroke professionals. Browse through the topics and start preparing your abstract!

2019

Part 3 - Strategies for Systematic, Scoping, or Other Comprehensive Searches of Literature

Open to UT graduate students and faculty engaged in health science research. Are you struggling to start your systematic or scoping review? Want to improve your research process by searching more effectively and efficiently? Take your research to the next level with our 3-part workshop series, Strategies for Systematic, Scoping, or Other Comprehensive Searches of Literature.

UHN Learning Labs- Plain Language

The objectives of this workshop are to help you write and edit patient education materials according to the principles of plain language and assess the readability level of materials you may be using from outside the hospital.

Citation Management Workshop

This one-hour session will introduce you to free citation management tools, with a focus on Mendeley and Zotero, and discuss how they can be used to help organize your research.

Part 2 - Strategies for Systematic, Scoping, or Other Comprehensive Searches of Literature

Open to UT graduate students and faculty engaged in health science research. Are you struggling to start your systematic or scoping review? Want to improve your research process by searching more effectively and efficiently? Take your research to the next level with our 3-part workshop series, Strategies for Systematic, Scoping, or Other Comprehensive Searches of Literature.

HOOPP Information Sessions

Learn more about your pension at the upcoming on-site HOOPP Information Sessions! UHN has partnered with HOOPP to have representatives available on-site, to provide information and answer any of your HOOPP questions. If you are interested, take advantage our on-site activities!

Rocket Clinic Open House

The Rocket Clinic Open house will include a tour of the clinic, a textile computing product demo, a former grateful patient story, and an inside look into the services offered.

Strategies for Systematic, Scoping, or Other Comprehensive Searches of Literature

Open to UT graduate students and faculty engaged in health science research. Are you struggling to start your systematic or scoping review? Want to improve your research process by searching more effectively and efficiently? Take your research to the next level with our 3-part workshop series, Strategies for Systematic, Scoping, or Other Comprehensive Searches of Literature.

Essential Skills for Aspiring Leaders

This workshop will allow you to determine which leadership competencies you already possess and those you need to develop and explore what people expect and respect in a leader. You will also discover your own leadership style and learn to balance the dynamics behind power and influence and prepare for the transition from an individual contributor to a leader.

Practical Project Management

This one-day course will develop and enhance the knowledge, skills, and competencies of individuals who are charged with the task of successfully managing either a simple or complex project initiative from initiation to final implementation. This is a highly interactive day, and those who bring and discuss project management experiences benefit most. Work is done is small groups simulating a project team. Each team discusses an actual project volunteered by one of the participants.

7th Annual Concussion Research Symposium

During this conference, participants will learn about the latest research on clinical, neuropsychological, neuroimaging and neuropathological manifestations of the concussion spectrum of disorders. This includes acute concussion, post-concussion syndrome (PCS) and neurodegeneration, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). In addition, we will have an update on research in concussion in women and girls.

Rocket Ride for Rehab

Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of the premier, one-of-a-kind, spin event in the heart of the financial district – and thanks to BMO’s generous support of Rocket Ride for Rehab, we are bringing the bikes to you! Sign up for one of two spin sessions taking place on the Main Floor of First Canadian Place.

Techna 2019 Symposium Human Machine Interfaces

The Techna 2019 symposium (an invitation-only event) will feature a few of UHN's most active researchers in artificial intelligence, brain/machine learning and sensory technologies, including Dr. Milos Popovic, Dr. Cesar Marquez Chin, Terri-Stewart McEwan, Albert Fung, Dr. Taymaa May, and Dr. Joseph Cafazzo.

UT Town Hall on CIHR

The Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation, and Strategic Initiatives, invites the health and life sciences research community to a town hall to discuss the current state of CIHR and the recent evolution of its programs and priorities. University of Toronto CIHR University Delegate, Dr. Tania Watts, will lead a facilitated session to gather input and ideas from the community that will be raised with the CIHR President, Dr. Michael Strong, when he visits the University in November.

National Spinal Cord Injury Conference 2019

Approximately 40,000 Canadians are currently living with a spinal cord injury and about 1,000 Canadians acquire a new spinal cord injury or disease each year. On October 17-19, 2019 join international research leaders in spinal cord injury, clinicians and consumers in Niagara Falls, Ontario for the Canadian Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Association (CSCI-RA) 8th National Conference.

Science In the 6ix

‘Science in the 6ix’ is a public awareness event designed to showcase big impact UHN research and make science more accessible and engaging.

Emotional Intelligence Course

This course examines emotional intelligence (EI), which basically is the ability to make your emotions work for you by using them in ways that produce the results you want. The good news is that, unlike IQ and other traditional measures of intelligence, EI can be developed and dramatically increased. Recent research has shown that “emotional smarts” can be twice as important as IQ and technical skills combined for work success! Emotional smarts are not "touch-freely" but have been validated with scientific research and provide measurable results. The focus in this course will be on the core competencies of emotional intelligence, real life examples, self-assessment and practical exercises that increase various dimensions of emotional intelligence. (To allay any potential anxiety, participants will not have to disclose life secrets or “demonstrate” emotions in this course).

UHN Learning Labs- Practical Project Management

This one-day course will develop and enhance the knowledge, skills, and competencies of individuals who are charged with the task of successfully managing either a simple or complex project initiative from initiation to final implementation. This is a highly interactive day, and those who bring and discuss project management experiences benefit most. Work is done is small groups simulating a project team. Each team discusses an actual project volunteered by one of the participants.

Rehabilitation Day

The city of Toronto recently proclaimed September 17, 2019 as Rehabilitation Day. From 10 to 11 a.m., in the Toronto Rehab University Centre lobby, we are celebrating the incredible work of our staff, scientists and clinicians who dedicate their lives to rehabilitation excellence and help patients achieve a higher quality of life.

CRANIA Conference 2019

The 1st annual CRANIA Conference will be held at the MaRS Discovery District located in downtown Toronto on September 16, 2019. The conference features keynotes, workshops, and panel discussions on comprehensive topics pertaining to the emerging field of Neuromodulation. Our goal is to provide a highly-interactive environment which will foster learning and networking for all those who are interested in Neuromodulation. The annual CRANIA Conference is a forum of students, scientists, clinicians, engineers, neurosurgeons, mathematicians, psychologists and others involved in the development of neuromodulation procedures and device creation who have come together to shape the future of the industry.

RehabWeek 2019

Are you interested in pushing the field of Rehabilitation Technologies forward by exchanging your ideas and sharing your experiences with engineers, clinical researchers and clinicians from all around the world? ​Then we would like to invite you to join us in making the RehabWeek 2019 an inspiring, innovative and successful event. We are, for the forth time after 2011 in Zürich, 2015 in Valencia and 2017 in London combining four reputable international conferences in the field of rehabilitation technology for the RehabWeek 2019. The event takes place in Toronto, Canada, from June 24th-28th.

KITE Toronto Rehab & AGE-WELL: Aging and Rehabilitation Innovation Showcase

Start your day off with a view of some of Canada's most innovative solutions around aging and rehabilitation. The session will include high-impact talks from leaders in the space and a showcase of cutting-edge technologies. Gain exposure into startups and research innovations that will set the tone for technology and innovation around aging and rehabilitation in the years to come. There will be 10 innovations/startups on display and 5 15-minute talks from guest speakers from 8:15-9:15 AM. There is seating capacity for 80 people during the talks. Exhibits will be viewable until 10:30 AM.

MaRS Health Innovation Week 2019: KITE Toronto Rehab Tour

Tour one of the world’s most advanced rehabilitation research and development centre - KITE at Toronto Rehab - a place where new treatments and technologies have been developed for people recovering from and living with disabling injury or illness. You will have opportunities to visit the Challenging Environment Assessment Laboratory, the only facility of its kind in the world. This massive underground lab features the world’s first hydraulic motion simulator. This simulator can be integrated with four customizable testing environments that enable researchers to recreate and evaluate conditions such as ice and snow, different terrains and slopes, and driving conditions involving rain and headlight glare. The tour also includes laboratories that simulate both healthcare (e.g., a patient’s room) and home environments. Together, these world-class facilities allow researchers to safely and accurately measure the difficulties encountered in the real world. The labs are also used to evaluate the impact of new treatments, devices and technologies developed at KITE, Toronto Rehab - University Health Network.

TRI Research Day 2019

Toronto Rehab’s 14th Research Day, which features a wealth of innovative rehabilitation research, will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, beginning at 8:30 a.m., at the Chestnut Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut St., Toronto, ON. Look forward to seeing you at Research Day!