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. Sivakumar Gulasingam – Classification in Para Sports

November 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Talk Objectives:

  • Current status of Para Sports
  • Introduction to Para Sports Classification
  • Conceptual Framework for Classification
  • International Standards for Classification
  • Classificatoin Pathway – Athlete and Classifier
  • National and International Opportunities
  • Knowledge Translation and Clinical Interaction

About the Speaker:

Dr. Sivakumar Gulasingam is a physiatrist attached to Toronto Rehabilitation Institute’s Brain & Spinal Cord Program, Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation Program and the LTLD Program at Bickle Centre. He is a Clinician Teacher and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto with expertise in Para Sports and Spinal Cord Injury. In the field of sports & sports medicine he have provided coverage at many national & international events including Korean Wheelchair Marathon, FESPIC Games, Commonwealth Games, Skate Canada, Panam & Para Panam Games and Invictus Games in addition to his ongoing involvement with Canadian wheelchair sports teams. He is a National Trainer & Para Athletics Classifier with Athletics Canada, Head of Classification for Para Dance Sport Canada, International Paralympic Committee Classifier for World Para Athletics and World Para Dance Sports. More recently, he was responsible for the development of first ever classification system for the Invictus Games (2017) in his role as the Classification Director and Head of Multisport Classification.


November 23, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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