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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The series is currently in its 11th season.
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…Find out more »
Abstract Individuals with a spinal cord injury (SCI) are commonly restricted to perform upper-body exercise, which, although beneficial in many ways, does not necessarily lead to optimal health. Inactivity of…Find out more »
Susan Jaglal : Development and Validation of an Algorithm to Identify Cases of Non-traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Using Health Administrative Databases
Abstract: In a number of developed countries the incidence of non-traumatic spinal cord disorder (NTSCD) is reported to be greater than that for traumatic spinal cord injury (tSCI). Over the…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Andres Lozano – A proposal to treat patients with spinal cord injury by stimulating locomotor areas in the brainstem
Abstract Disturbances in gait function are characteristic of a number of disorders including Parkinson’s disease and spinal cord injury. The introduction of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) has allowed its examination…Find out more »
Abstract In a financially constraint health care environment, economic analyses are becoming increasingly important to health care administrators and decision-makers. Unfortunately, the concepts, methods and application of health economics are…Find out more »
Aimee J. Nelson – Changes in the organization of the motor cortex that follow incomplete spinal cord injury; insights for rehabilitative strategies
Abstract Movement training for improving upper limb control is an essential component of rehabilitation for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). Understanding the cortical representation of arm muscles in SCI…Find out more »
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 »