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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Heather Baltzer, Paul Binhammer & Larry Robinson – Improving Function in Patients with Complex Nerve Injuries through Interdisciplinary Surgical and PM&R Clinics

April 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



  1. Distinguish which patients would be good candidates for surgical interventions
  2. Recognize surgical options to improve function in our patients
  3. Develop EMG skills required of complex clinics

About the Speakers

Dr. Larry Robinson is Professor and Department Division Director (DDD) for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Toronto and holds the John and Sally Eaton Chair in Rehabilitation Sciences.  Dr. Robinson is based at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre where he serves as Program Chief for Rehabilitation and Program Research Director.  He came to Toronto in 2014 from the University of Washington where he served as Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and later as Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs and Post Graduate Medical Education.  Dr. Robinson has published extensively on rehabilitation and electrodiagnosis with >140 publications in the peer-reviewed literature.  He is creator of the Combined Sensory Index (CSI or Robinson Index) and recently was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Electrodiagnostic and Neuromuscular Medicine (AANEM).  He is American but is aspiring to be Canadian soon.

Dr. Paul Binhammer graduated from residency in 1992 from Toronto and did head fellowships in France and Salt Lake City.  He returned to Sunnybrook with a practice of hand and wrist surgery and lower extremity reconstruction.  His academic interests are in international education and outcomes in hand surgery.

Dr. Baltzer is the Interim Director of the Toronto Western Hand program. She is a clinician investigator at University Health Network and Krembil Research Institute. After her plastic surgery residency in Toronto, she went to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota for her Hand, Wrist and Microsurgery fellowship. She is currently pursuing a post-graduate degree in Health Services Research in the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.


April 18, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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