Dr. Jousse Lecture Series

Welcome to the new Dr. Albin T Jousse Lecture Series in collaboration with Best Practice Forum, which is sponsored by the Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory, the Spinal Cord Rehab Program, the Neural Engineering and Therapeutics Team, and Toronto Rehab.

The purpose of this lecture series is to provide a venue for scientists, physicians and clinicians working in rehab settings as well as students, consumers and their caregivers to share knowledge, present the latest research findings and participate in a dialogue on what it means to live with disability. The lectures will be 45 minute long followed by 15 minutes of questions.

Coordinator of the Dr. Albin T. Jousse Lecture Series is Dr. Kristin Musselman . If you have any comments, concerns or would like to present please send us an email at kristin.musselman@uhn.ca.

The series is currently in its 11th season.

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Dr. Olinda Habib Perez – Falls and Balance Control after Spinal Cord Injury

September 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Abstract

Dr. Olinda Habib Perez will be presenting the initial findings of a 2-year prospective study that examines the causes and consequences of falls in individuals with subacute spinal cord injury. She will also present findings on the balance control of individuals with chronic spinal cord injury.

Biography

Dr. Olinda Habib Perez completed her B.Sc. in Kinesiology at the University of Ottawa and is a Registered Kinesiologist. She continued her M.Sc. at the University of Ottawa, which examined the adaptation of infant bouncers in different jolly jumper environments. Olinda joined the SCI-Mobility Lab in late 2017 as a Post-Doctoral Fellow after completing her PhD from the University of Toronto. Her doctoral work focused on understanding inter-limb coordination in balance control and how this was altered in individuals with traumatic brain injury. She has been leading a study that investigates the causes and consequences of falls across the continuum of care in individuals with subacute spinal cord injury, and has examined the balance control in individuals with chronic spinal cord injury.

Details

Date:
September 12
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Venue

Lyndhurst Center – Lecture Rooms A & B
520 Sutherland Drive
Toronto, Ontario M4G3V9 Canada
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