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 Professor José Zariffa. If you have any comments, concerns or would like to present please send us an email at jose.zariffa@utoronto.ca.

The series is currently in its 11th season.

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September 2016

Dr. Kara K Patterson – I’ve got rhythm, I’ve got music, who could ask for anything more?

September 13, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lyndhurst Center – Lecture Rooms A & B, 520 Sutherland Drive
Toronto, Ontario M4G3V9 Canada
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Abstract Walking, balance and mobility are almost invariably affected by neurological conditions. Gait and balance impairments have a profound impact on an individual’s ability to perform activities of daily living…

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November 2016

Dr. Angelo All – A novel biomedical approach for rehab post-SCI.

November 2, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lyndhurst Center – Lecture Rooms A & B, 520 Sutherland Drive
Toronto, Ontario M4G3V9 Canada
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Abstract We have investigated the properties of a novel UpConverting Nanoparticles (UCNPs) that are able to emit visible light by stimulating them with LED based Near Infra-Red (NIR) system. These…

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Dr. Kristin Musselman & Dr. Alison Oates

November 10, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lyndhurst Center – Lecture Rooms A & B, 520 Sutherland Drive
Toronto, Ontario M4G3V9 Canada
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Falls After Spinal Cord Injury: Causes, Consequences And Creative Solutions. Abstract Each year about 75% of community-dwelling individuals with incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI) will fall; this is a higher…

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December 2016

Dr. Cesar Marquez-Chin – Brain-Machine Interfaces at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.

December 8, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lyndhurst Center – Lecture Rooms A & B, 520 Sutherland Drive
Toronto, Ontario M4G3V9 Canada
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Abstract Did you know that the Lyndhurst Centre has an active research program connecting brains and machines directly? In this talk I will introduce brain-computer interfaces, devices that can translate…

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January 2017

Dr. B Catharine Craven – Bone Health Services for SLOP: Myths, FAQ, & Program Self Evaluation

January 12, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lyndhurst Center – Lecture Rooms A & B, 520 Sutherland Drive
Toronto, Ontario M4G3V9 Canada
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Abstract Objectives: 1) To discuss common myths and frequently asked questions regarding sublesional osteoporosis 2) Identify patients with spinal cord injury/disease & sublesional osteoporosis who require therapy 3) Select appropriate…

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February 2017

Dr. Milos R. Popovic – Electrical Stimulation: Improving walking, treating depression and controlling stem cell mobility.

February 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lyndhurst Center – Lecture Rooms A & B, 520 Sutherland Drive
Toronto, Ontario M4G3V9 Canada
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Abstract In this lecture three different applications of electrical stimulation will be discussed. In one embodiment, the electrical stimulation is used as a tool to improve voluntary locomotion. In second…

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March 2017

Dr. Julio C. Furlan – In the Age of Aging, what is actually the impact of older age on outcomes after traumatic spinal cord injury?

March 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lyndhurst Center – Lecture Rooms A & B, 520 Sutherland Drive
Toronto, Ontario M4G3V9 Canada
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Abstract Despite an increasing incidence of traumatic spinal cord injury (tSCI) in the elderly worldwide, relatively little has been reported to date regarding the role of age on outcomes after…

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April 2017

Dr. Kei Masani – Balance control of upright posture

April 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lyndhurst Center – Lecture Rooms A & B, 520 Sutherland Drive
Toronto, Ontario M4G3V9 Canada
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Abstract Compromised standing and walking functions in people with spinal cord injury critically limit the affected individuals’ ability to perform activities of daily living, and reduce their quality of life.…

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May 2017

Dr. José Zariffa – Measuring Upper Limb Function in the Community Using Novel Wearable Technology

May 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lyndhurst Center – Lecture Rooms A & B, 520 Sutherland Drive
Toronto, Ontario M4G3V9 Canada
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Abstract After cervical SCI, a key objective is to maximize the functional use of the upper limb in activities of daily living (ADL). Currently, we lack the ability to directly…

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September 2017

Dr. Sukhvinder Kalsi-Ryan – Spontaneous Recovery and Opportunities for Neuro-Restoration

September 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lyndhurst Center – Lecture Rooms A & B, 520 Sutherland Drive
Toronto, Ontario M4G3V9 Canada
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Abstract As the demographic and profile of the traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) population changes, the approaches to treat the altering presentation of this disease must also evolve. The field…

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