PIA Law is pleased to present a program which will address a broad range of topics surrounding
Paediatric Traumatic Brain Injury, including:
I. Increasing awareness and understanding of paediatric TBI;
II. Development of advocacy protocols to support families affected by paediatric TBI;
III. Explaining how the upcoming changes to the SABS will affect your patients and their families following paediatric TBI; and
IV. Providing a forum for discussion and answers to your questions by legal and health care professionals.
The conference fees include all learning materials, meals and cocktail reception. The fees for this conference will be donated entirely to the PIA/OBIA Hospital Clinician Educational Bursary and the PIA Community Healthcare Professional Bursary.
7:30 am Registration & Breakfast
8:20 am Welcome & Introduction
Co-Chairs: Robert Ben – Partner, Thomson Rogers, Patrick Brown - Partner, McLeish Orlando and Adam Little – Partner, Oatley Vigmond
8:30 am Substance Abuse and Traumatic Brain Injury
Dr. Michael D. Cusimano – University of Toronto, Neurosurgery
9:10 am Exploring the Kings Outcome Scale (KOSCHI) for Children Attending Rehab and Long Term Outcomes for Paediatric TBI
Dr. Peter Rumney – Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto, Senior Physician Director, Rehabilitation & Complex Continuing Care, Bloorview Kids Rehab.
10:00 am Refreshment Break
10:20 am Collaborative Solutions for School Re-Integration Following Paediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
Moderator: Patrick Brown – Partner, McLeish Orlando
Panelists: Mary Anderson – Case Manager, KIDS Community Health Services, Christine Kalkanis – Treatment Provider, Post Traumatic Rehabilitation Services, Sara Diederichs, Community Resource Teacher-Secondary, Bloorview School Authority
11:20 am The New SABS: Law and Strategies Relating to Paediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
Troy Lehman – Partner, Oatley Vigmond, Robert Ben– Partner, Thomson Rogers
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Paediatric Life Care Planning
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jacob Neufeld– Medical Director of Paediatric Rehabilitation,
St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital (Boise, Idaho, USA)
2:00 pm From the Hospital to the Community: Discharge Planning Issues
Moderator: David Tenszen – Partner, Thomson Rogers
Panelists: Kathy Gravel - Social Worker, Holland Bloorview, Cindy Ruelens - Social Worker, Holland Bloorview, Sarah Warren - Clinical Social Worker, The Social Work Consulting Group
2:45 pm Concussions and Return to Play: Protecting our Young People
Dr. Charles Tator – Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
3:45 pm Final Comments/Questions from the audience & Closing Remarks
4:15 pm Cocktail Reception
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About the Personal Injury Alliance
We are recognized leaders in our field; have decades of experience, with precedent-setting cases. Some of our cases have secured the country’s top financial judgments. We’ve written books on the practice of personal injury law which are used by other personal injury lawyers, and we conduct our service in a fashion that always answers to our clients’ best interests.
Three of the country’s top-ranked personal injury law firms formed this alliance around one common goal: to provide unparalleled legal representation to accident victims and their families.