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 email@example.com.
The series is currently in its 11th season.
Dr. Bastien Moineau – Development of a garment-based technology to deliver functional electrical stimulation after acquired neurological impairment
Abstract Functional electrical stimulation (FES) has been used for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) to retrain impaired neural circuits and regain compensatory uses of their paralyzed muscles (FES therapy).…Find out more »
Anne Bryden – Advanced Assessment of the Upper Limb in Tetraplegia: A Three-Tiered Approach to Characterizing Paralysis
Abstract Background: More than half of all individuals who sustain a spinal cord injury (SCI) experience some degree of impairment in the upper limb. Functional use of the arm and…Find out more »
Abstract Respiratory-swallow coordination is vital for preventing the aspiration of foreign material into the airway. In healthy adults, respiration ceases during the expiratory phase of breathing for the duration of…Find out more »
Dr. Sarah Munce – The SCI&U Story (so far): Developing an online self-management program for people with spinal cord injury
About the Speaker Dr. Sarah Munce, PhD is a scientist at Toronto Rehab in the LIFEspan Service and an assistant professor (status only) at the University of Toronto in Department…Find out more »
About the Speaker With a BSc in Physical Education and a MSc in Human Movement Sciences, Dr Wiest focused the initial phases of his career on understanding sports biomechanics and…Find out more »
Jean-François Lemay – Using wearable sensors to document gait stability in individuals with spinal cord injury: preliminary results
Abstract Most individuals with a motor incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI) will eventually recover the ability to walk. However, they will also present a higher risk of falling than that…Find out more »
Abstract Pressure injury (PI) is a serious and common complication following spinal cord injury (SCI). The risk of PI begins early after SCI and persists during inpatient rehabilitation and community…Find out more »
Dr. Dalton Wolfe, Stephanie Marrocco & Dr. Deena Lala – Enhanced clinical decision-making for activity-based therapies for persons with SCI
Abstract The Parkwood Program for Rehabilitation Innovations in Mobility Enhancement (PRIME) is a multi-faceted initiative undertaken by the Research 2 Practice (R2P) team at Parkwood Institute. The ultimate objective of…Find out more »
Heather Baltzer, Paul Binhammer & Larry Robinson – Improving Function in Patients with Complex Nerve Injuries through Interdisciplinary Surgical and PM&R Clinics
Abstract Objectives: Distinguish which patients would be good candidates for surgical interventions Recognize surgical options to improve function in our patients Develop EMG skills required of complex clinics About the…Find out more »
Dr. Arash Arami – Personalized Assistive Robotics: Modelling Human Neuromechanics For Personalization
Abstract Human locomotion results from a complex interaction between the central nervous system, sensory and musculoskeletal systems. The force generated, reflexes and programmable viscoelasticity of our muscles play an essential…Find out more »