Conferences

  • The 30th International Seating Symposium 2014

  • 2014-03-04
  • Symposium Description: This international symposium addresses current and future developments in the areas of seating, positioning and mobility. Topic areas include service delivery, product development, research and outcomes. The format for the symposium will include pre-symposium, plenary, instructional, paper and poster sessions. Extensive opportunities will be provided for networking with colleagues. Learning Objectives: At the completion of this symposium, participants will be able to: 1. Identify and compare new and existing positioning and mobility equipment 2. Discuss the emerging research evidence supporting seating and mobility practices 3. Identify resources for seating and mobility practice 4. Compare and discuss new seating and mobility techniques and interventions 5. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of a number of innovative service delivery models
  • Embracing Ability: Making it Happen

  • 2014-03-05
  • March 5th & 6th, 2014 Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown 1128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC *** EARLY BIRD DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 17, 2014*** Following a very successful inaugural conference in 2013, AIM promises a bigger and better event in 2014. Book soon to secure your seat. Early bird pricing is in effect until Dec. 15th! The theme is “Making It Happen”. We have lined-up an impressive group of keynote speakers and workshop presenters who will inspire all who attend to do great things.
  • “Fourth International Conference on Families with Parental Mental Health Challenges: Addressing th

  • 2014-04-25
  • 2014 Ed Roberts Campus, Berkeley, California Conference Description: This conference will bring researchers, educators, policy-makers, and providers from across disciplines together with members of the judiciary and those with lived experience. The primary aim is to share knowledge and experience, to advance the rights and highlight the needs of families striving to live well with parental mental health challenges. Related objectives include provision of an interactive forum to discuss common experiences, effective and evidence informed support and advocacy strategies, and contemporary, cutting edge, research.
  • 30th Pacific Rim International Conference

  • 2014-05-19
  • 30th Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on May 19 & 20, 2014. For more information email prinfo@hawaii.edu, or call 808 956-7539. Please visit www.pacrim.hawaii.edu. Proposal submission starts on September 1, 2013. Pacific Rim International Forum on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, May 17, 2014, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, Hawaii. Email prinfo@hawaii.edu, or call 808 956-7539.
  • The 6th National Biennial Conference on Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

  • 2014-04-09
  • It is imperative to a just society to acknowledge, address and support adolescents and adults with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder within the context of ethical service provision. Now is the time for the exploration, examination and deliberation of what we do, how we do it and how we might change. The conference will bring together a diverse group of professionals, families and individuals with FASD to discuss research, evidence, model practice and ideas to expand how we sustain and enhance the lives of individuals with FASD. Participants will consider and debate how we continue to build on strengths and modify existing programs, services and systems to address barriers to ethical practice in healthcare, housing, social services, mental health, criminal and civil justice, employment and education. Participants will explore ideas for the creation and provision of integrated and collaborative approaches across systems with an emphasis on inclusion, creating a good life, social justice and practicality.
  • The 4th Health and Wellbeing in Children, Youth, and Adults with Developmental Disabilities Conferen

  • 2014-10-22
  • Conference Description: The term Developmental Disabilities (DD) refers to individuals with Intellectual Disability, Autism and other Neurodevelopmental Syndromes such as Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Fragile X. Children, youth and adults with DD are vulnerable to high rates of general health and mental health concerns. These concerns impact significantly on the affected individual’s quality of life as well as their families, caregivers and the community. This conference will provide educational and informative updates on psychiatric, behavioural and complex health components specific to individuals with DD, and showcase best practices in the field. The conference will focus on life transitions across the lifespan and health and mental health challenges associated with school transition, entering adult life and aging. This conference will engage health care providers and educators from a wide range of professional disciplines in knowledge transfer and interprofessional collaboration in order to maximize health and wellbeing so as to minimize disability and improve quality of life. The format will include plenaries, breakout sessions and poster sessions.
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