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13th Annual BRI Symposium

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Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

150 Kilgour Road

Conference rooms 1E200/201

Toronto, ON M4G 1R8

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WHEN: Thursday, November 29, 2018

TIME: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Conference rooms 1E200/201

150 Kilgour Road

Toronto, ON M4G 1R8

WHY: The annual BRI symposium is a sought-after event that combines research and the family perspective in highlighting current and upcoming research in childhood disability. The event will feature research talks, poster presentations, town hall, quick hits, breakout sessions (new for 2018!), and much more!

Join us as we showcase Ontario’s impact in globally advancing childhood disability research for the most meaningful and healthy futures for all children, youth, and families.

Please click here to see the Symposium Agenda for the day.

For more information and to learn about previous symposiums, visit the BRI Symposium or contact BRIevents@hollandbloorview.ca


Breakout Sessions Offered: Breakout sessions will occur between 11 am-12 pm. Please see below for a description of each session. On the Registration Page during checkout, you will be prompted to select your 1st and 2nd choices.

Session 1: Innovative, arts-based research methodologies Facilitators: Dr. Janet Parsons, Dr. Fiona Moola and Dr. Yukari Seko

Leading Arts Based Researchers from the Toronto community will lead the group through a discussion on the role of arts-based research in health care by utilizing a range of teaching methods, such as lecture, small group learning, and teaching circles. The seminar leaders reflect a wealth of knowledge and expertise, as well as stages of academic career. In so doing, the scholars will draw on a range of empirical studies and data in health care ranging from experiences in the foster care system to the role of storytelling and drawing in the lives of young people with life shortening conditions. The history, philosophy and challenges that arts based researchers face will be critically considered as well as the numerous merits and possibilities afforded by this innovative and novel approach. Practical, concrete skills in arts based methods will be acquired by attendees. By the end of the session, attendees will have been exposed to a bricolage and tapestry of arts based research in the academy and have acquired methodological savvy in the use of some of these tools. The end of the session will conclude with a discussion on how to maintain vigour and energy in the Canadian arts based research canon, especially in light of the increasingly corporatized nature of the academy.


Session 2: Achieving global impact — perspectives on taking new innovations international Panel: Emily Lutyens, Legworks CEO; Joel Finlayson Healthcare Consultant, Investor & Business Builder Managing Director of WellNovation based in Saudi Arabia; Vito Forte Board Chairman of OtoSim Inc., a University of Toronto, SickKids, and MaRS Innovation owned start-up corporation, paediatric otolaryngologist

Successful products in one country, doesn’t always translate into success in markets abroad. Even giants like eBay and Starbucks have had their share of failures trying to expand internationally. So how can smaller, more modest businesses even attempt to go global? Join us and our diverse panel of experts to discuss the challenges of growing an idea into a globally impactful business. Walk away with key learnings and best practices for scaling health technology companies from the perspective of an inventor, an entrepreneur and an investor. See how you can apply their hard-learned lessons to make your impact.


Session 3: Extending the reach of your research by building the right project team: Linking integrated knowledge translation and equity, diversity and inclusion Facilitators: Ashleigh Townley, Dr. Shannon Scratch, Elaine Cagliostro, EDI Committee Member TBD

In recent years, many granting agencies (including Holland Bloorview’s Centre for Leadership) require a knowledge translation plan to demonstrate how the a project will ensure the use of the information internally and beyond the walls of Holland Bloorview. Integrated knowledge translation (iKT) is a framework used to engage knowledge users at the start of a project to help shape the work, and increase the uptake of the work after completion. However, iKT alone does not address a lack of diverse voices in research, due to a variety of reasons (timing, funding, location, language, unconscious bias, etc.) and how it can limit the reach/relevance of
research. Therefore, to increase the utility of the work produced by Holland Bloorview globally, there may be a need to challenge how we think about, seek out and engage with knowledge users to create our project teams using an iKT and equity, diversity and inclusion approach.


Session 4: Indigenous perspective on research Speaker: Angela Mashford-Pringle

An esteemed researcher in indigenous studies will present the Indigenous perspective of research with the objective of introducing the audience to Indigenous research methodologies and facilitating a discussion around strategies and insights to support collaborations and partnership with Indigenous scholars and communities.


Session 5: How to write and share your research in an accessible way Facilitators: Christine Provvidenza and Joanne Wincentak

Research needs to be shared accessibly so that all stakeholders can benefit from it. Sharing your research accessibly means only including the most important information, using plain language and visuals. This can be easier said than done. Research studies produce large volumes of complex information, which can be hard to distill and share in ways that are easy to understand. Through interactive learning activities, this workshop will enhance your skills in distilling information into clear, concise and actionable messages and presenting them in an appealing way.


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150 Kilgour Road

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Toronto, ON M4G 1R8

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