Best Practices in Post-Trauma Community Re-Integration

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St-Elias Banquet Centre

750 Ridgewood Avenue

Ottawa, ON K1V 6N1


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2nd annual conference, Best Practices in Post-Trauma Community Re-Integration @ St. Elias Centre, November 24, 2017

Join us for this year's conference on Trauma and Stress.

We will bring together experts in our community to present best practices related to trauma and stress. This conference will help you support patients dealing with mental health issues, including mood and anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, suicide risk and building our patients' resilience as priority topics.

You will hear from passionate health care leaders and participate in reflective discussions. You will connect with hospital and community providers and meet like-minded people. This conference will help create friendship, understanding and trust that will benefit providers and our patients. Our goal is excellence in trauma rehabilitation, from hospital to home.

Who should attend:

  • Hospital staff, hospital discharge teams, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation professionals and allied health professionals

  • Psychologists, neuropsychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, vocational specialists, rehabilitation assistants/PTA/OTA, speech language pathologists and other community providers

  • Family Physicians, Neurologists, Surgical and Rehabilitation Physicians and Psychiatrists

  • Lawyers

Promotional video from 2016 conference can be viewed at:



08:00 - 08:30 Registration and Visit Exhibits

08:30 - 08:45 Welcome

Matilda Amos, BSc., MSc (OT), OT Reg. (Ont.), FunctionAbility Rehabilitation Service

Dr. Vikas Dhawan, Founder & Chiropractor, DC, Apollo Physical Therapy Centres

08:45 - 09:45 Keynote Address

Dr. Alex Neumeister, Director, Stress and Trauma Research Unit, The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research (IMHR)

09:45 - 10:15 Wellness Break and Visit Exhibits

10:15 - 11:00 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD Diagnosis, Psychological Treatment, and Complicating Factors

Dr. Maureen M. O’Connell, Ph.D., C.Psych., Clinical and Rehabilitation Psychologist, The Ottawa Psychology Group

Dr. Andrew Payne, Ph.D., C.Psych., Clinical Psychologist, The Ottawa Psychology Group

11:00 - 11:45 Working with a Jury: Proving Psychological Injuries After an Accident

Joseph Y. Obagi, Partner, Connolly Obagi LLP

11:45 - 12:45 Networking Lunch and Visit Exhibits

12:45 - 13:30 Presentation on Innovative Progressive Trauma Interventions

Dr. Jocelyn Fauber, Ph.D., Psychophysicist and Full Professor, Université de Montréal, Optometry Department

13:30 - 14:30 Best Practice in the Treatment of Complex Mental Health Clients: Strategies for Building Connection, Fostering Relationships, and Promoting Resilience Towards a Positive Recovery

Shanesya Kean, MSW, RSW - Social Worker and Case Manager with FunctionAbility Rehabilitation Services

Veronica Takes, OT Reg. (Ont.) - Occupational Therapist, and Manager of Clinical Services and Education with FunctionAbility Rehabilitation Service

14:30 - 14:45 Break and Visit Exhibits

14:45 - 15:45 Expert Panel Discussion - Catastrophic Designation for Clients with Mental Behavioural Issues - Navigating the New SABS Definitions

Moderator: Frank McNally, Partner, McNally Gervan LLP

Expert Panel will include local legal, psychologist, and accident benefits specialists

15:45 - 16:00 Closing Remarks

Dr. Richard Nahas, MD, CCFP, DAAPM, ABIHM, Director, The Seekers Centre, Assistant Professor, Dept of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa

16:00 - 17:00 Networking Reception and Visit the Exhibits


Liette Philippe, Conference Manager

Tel: 613-825-3587; Email: liette@liettep.com


Participating exhibitors will have the opportunity to highlight their organizations and interact with delegates throughout the day. For complete information, please contact:

Liette Philippe, Conference Manager

Tel: 613-825-3587; Email: liette@liettep.com


We are very grateful for the support of our exhibitors and we look forward to seeing them at the conference:

Apollo Physical Therapy Centres - www.apolloptc.ca

FunctionAbility Rehabilitation Services - www.function-ability.com

McNally Gervan Lawyers - www.ottawa-attorneys.ca

Seekers Centre - www.seekerscentre.com


What are my parking options?

St. Elias Centre has free onsite parking

Is lunch included?

Meals are included as specified in the program schedule.

Is my registration transferrable?

Yes, but the deadline is Monday, November 20, 2017

Other questions? Please contact the Conference Manager:

Liette Philippe - Tel: 613-825-3587; Email: liette@liettep.com

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