Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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Sheraton Centre Hotel 
123 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M5H 2M9

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Terry Bartol 
Ontario Brain Injury Association 
905-641-8877 ext. 234 


Thank you to our generous event sponsor:


IBIA Caregiver Workshop - 2019 

OBIA, along with Brain Injury Canada and the Brain Injury Society of Toronto will be hosting a special workshop event for unpaid caregivers as part of the 13th Annual World Congress on Brain Injury.


Session 1:  9:30 - 10:30

Dr. Hiten Lad - Lad and Associates

Title:  Supporting Loved Ones with Challenging Behaviours and Mood Following Brain Injury

In this workshop Dr. Hiten Lad will explore possible emotional changes and behavioural challenges following a brain injury. Learn how these changes can affect you, your loved one, and your relationship. We will also look at practical strategies on how to help you and your family member manage and cope with your new normal.

Session 2:  11:00 - 12:00





Dr. Carolina Bottari - University of Montreal

Title: COOK: Smart home technology to enhance independence, ensure safety, and reduce caregiver burden

This presentation will introduce smart home technology called the COgnitive assistant for coOKing (COOK). This technology was developed with a user-centered design by our interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation and computer scientists, in collaboration with individuals having sustained a severe traumatic brain injury and their caregivers. The goal of COOK is to ensure safety while cooking a meal, and optimize the independence and long-term rehabilitation of individuals with severe TBI.  We will show how COOK has so far allowed three individuals having sustained catastrophic brain injuries to integrate an alternative living residence where they are now managing part of their meals on their own, with or without COOK. The findings of this study demonstrate that COOK technology facilitated the transfer of these individuals from a long-term care residence with no access to cooking of any type to a supervised apartment with cooking privileges. Presentation of a mobile app developed to facilitate caregiver supervision will complete this presentation.   

Break:  10:30-11:00




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