The 5th Health & Wellbeing in Children, Youth and Adults with Developmental Disabilities
- Conference Dates: Pre-Conference: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Main Conference: Thursday, November 17 - Friday, November 18, 2016 Location: The Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites, Vancouver, BC Description: The term Developmental Disabilities (DD) refers to individuals with Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum and related genetic syndromes such as Down and Fragile X Syndrome. Children, youth and adults with DD are vulnerable to high rates of general health and mental health concerns. This interactive 2016 conference will focus on practical strategies to optimize their potential. Our goal is to help clinicians and caregivers learn effective ways to work with individuals with DD, and their families, to improve their quality of life experience. The conference will also provide educational and informative updates on psychiatric, behavioural, mental health, and complex physical health specific to individuals with DD, and showcase best practices in the field. This conference will engage health care providers and educators from a wide range of professional disciplines in knowledge transfer and interprofessional collaboration. The format will include plenaries, breakout sessions and poster sessions. Learning Objectives: • Provide updated information to clinicians and caregivers about best practices in physical and mental health for individuals with developmental disabilities • Identify core issues and challenges facing individuals with DD, learning new ways to help maximize health and wellbeing in order to improve quality of life • Share knowledge and common experiences with others working in the field
Pacific Rim 2016
- The Pacific Rim International Conference, considered one of the most ‘diverse gatherings’ in the world, encourages and respects voices from “diverse” perspective across numerous areas, including: voices from persons representing all disability areas; experiences of family members and supporters across all disability and diversity areas; responsiveness to diverse cultural and language differences; evidence of researchers and academics studying diversity and disability; stories of persons providing powerful lessons; examples of program providers, and; action plans to meet human and social needs in a globalized world.
The 36th Annual Seating Symposium
- Online abstract submission is now available. Call for Abstract Deadline May 31, 2015 Dates March 1 – 4, 2016 Location The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, BC, Canada 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