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Recent Presentations     Presentations Archives

June 2016

Conference CRIUGM (Montreal Geriatric University Institute)

Designing for an Aging population: Issues and practices in the urban interior environment Tiiu Poldma, Ph. D. For more information, click HERE

Le Carrefour des connaissances » in motor, sensory and language deficiency

June 2, 2016, 12h-16h30, Centre de réadaptation Lucie-Bruneau, 2275, av. Laurier Est, Montréal.

The Carrefour was presented in collaboration with the CRIR and the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal along with the Centre de réadaptation Lucie-Bruneau, Institut de Réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montréal and finally, the Institute Raymond-Dewar. This knowledge mobilisation activity brought together 41 researchers, 42 clinicians and 96 graduate students who presented their research in poster format to over 300 people. To see the list of poster presentations, please click cliquez ICI

May 2016

REPAR – Scientific Day and Annual Assembly
Intersectoral Rehabilitation Research: “An essential value to stimulate the development of an inclusive Quebec society”
Université Laval – Québec, Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Thematic Presentations

Projet Intersectoriel : Innovations sociales et technologiques en adaptation-réadaptation : vers une société québécoise inclusive/Intersectoral Project : Social innovations and technologies in adaptation-rehabilitation : towards a more inclusive Quebec society
- Bonnie Swaine & Francois Michaud

Comment favoriser une meilleure participation sociale des personnes vivant avec l’aphasie/How to create a better social environment for those living with Aphasia
- Guylaine Le Dorze

Leveling the playing field: Participation and knowledge translation for children with disabilities (Présentation en anglais)
- Keiko Shikako-Thomas

Poster Presentations

La Thérapie par la danse, une pratique innovante : modèle logique et processus d’implantation dans un contexte de réadaptation/Therapy through dance, an innovative practive : logic model and process of implantation in the context of rehabilitation
- LACHANCE B, PONCET F, PROULX GOULET C, BROUSSE E, McKINLEY P, SWAINE B. CIUSSS centre Sud Mtl, CRLB, CRIR, INLB, McGill University, Université de Montréal, Concordia University

Changes in Robot-Assisted Reaching Performance of Stroke Subjects over Time in a Virtual versus a Physical Environment: a Pilot Study
- NOROUZI N, ARCHAMBAULT P, FUNG J. McGill University, CRIR, Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital

Development and implementation of a new knowledge translation strategic initiative in rehabilitation
- MONTPETIT-TOURANGEAU K, HALLÉ MC, KAIRY D, AHMED S, ANABY D, BUSSIÈRES A, GAGNON C, LAMONTAGNE ME, ROCHETTE A, SHIKAKO‐THOMAS K, THOMAS A. Université de Montréal, CRIR, McGill University, CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Université de Sherbrooke, Clinique des maladies neuromusculaires, CSSS Jonquière, Université Laval, CIRRIS

Aménagement sécuritaire de la salle de bain des aînés québécois : adaptation d’un outil d’aide à la décision papier (Algo) en version électronique (e-Algo)/Secure bathroom layouts for Quebec elders : suggestions for the electronic version of « decision paper » (Algo)
- SÉGUIN-TREMBLAY, N, GUAY M, GIROUX D, MORALES E, VINCENT C, AHMED S, GAUTHIER J, GENEST C, AUGER C., Centre de recherche sur le vieillissement de Sherbrooke (CDRV), Université de Sherbrooke, Université Laval, Université McGill, (CSSS) de la Mauricie et du Centre du Québec, Services de soutien à domicile, (CSSS) de la Vieille-Capitale, Université de Montréal, CRIR

For more information, please click List of posters
Official Announcement

Scientific Day « Andrée Forget et Conférence Gustave-Gingras
Wednesday, May 18 2016, École de Réadaptation, Université de Montréal

La recherche en réadaptation dans un centre commercial, vraiment ?/Rehabilitation Research in a shopping mall, really?
Drs Bonnie Swaine, Eva Kehayia, Annie Rochette, Claudine Auger, Dahlia Kairy & Tiiu Poldma

ACFAS : 82e et 84e Congrès
May 9-13, 2016, UQAM

L’effet buzz autour des laboratoires vivants : qu’advient-il après ?
Innovation ouverte et le laboratoire vivant RehabMALL : contextes et retombées, May 9, UQAM - VAIKLA-POLDMA T, KEHAYIA E, SWAINE B, LABBÉ D, AHMED S, LE DORZE G, SHIKAKO-THOMAS K, KAIRY D, MAZER B, FICHTEN C, FUNG J, LAMONTAGNE A, ARCHAMBAULT P, EHSAN A, DE REPENTIGNY G, HERBANE H. Université de Montréal, CRIR, Université McGill, Collège Dawson. For more information, click HERE

Les effets de la participation publique en aménagement et urbanisme : leçons et réflexions tirées d’exemples suisses, français et québécois
La cour de la politique : là où la recherche, la participation et la politique se rencontrent au centre commercial, May 9, UQAM - SHIKAKO THOMAS K, EHSAN A, VAIKLA-POLDMA T, WEINSTOCK D., CRIR, Université McGill, Université de Montréal. For more information, click HERE

Milieux de vie et vieillissement de la population : convergences des savoirs et innovations en aménagement
Les conditions facilitant la participation sociale des aînés dans l’espace commercial : observations du Laboratoire vivant de réadaptation, May 9, Concordia University. VAIKLA-POLDMA T, SWAINE B, KEHAYIA E, LABBÉ, D. Université Montréal, Université McGill, UQAM. For more information, click HERE

Opening Doors for Accessibility – November 2015

On november 20th 2015, Eva Kehayia et Bonnie Swaine, were invited to talk about the RehabMaLL project at the Opening Doors for Accessibility. This event was organized by March of Dimes Canada, a community-based rehabilitation and advocacy charity for people with physical disabilities. During the day, tips for health professionals, resources available to obtain better accessibility, and personal stories were shared by the participants.

OpenLivingLab Days 2015 – August 2015

As part of the EnoLL – OpenLivingLab Days 2015, the RehabMALL team conducted a workshop entitled "Promoting health and well-being in society. Lessons learned and future actions". They brought together key partners of the Montreal RehabMaLL, as well as invited panellists from European Living Labs. About 20 participants from Living Labs around the world attend the workshop, during which they shared their experiences, discussed different topics and provided us with strategies to improve our project. Click HERE for a report giving an overview of thw workshop.

We would like to thank Lise Roche, from AlterGo (one of the important partner of the RehabMaLL), Hanneke Van Bruggen, a member of our advisory board, as well and Marco Combetto from Trentino as a lab (Italy), for their precious participation in the organization of this workshop.

Quebec Congress in Adaptation-Rehabilitation Research – May 2015

The RehabMALL team was pleased to participate in the 1st edition of the Quebec Congress in Adaptation-Rehabilitation Research under the general theme "United Forces and Excellence in Physical Rehabilitation Research", which was held on May 21-22, 2015 in Boucherville. More than 20 of our students and researchers presented their projects’ results.

This conference reunited members of the Quebec Rehabilitation Research Network (REPAR), the Centre for interdisciplinary research in rehabilitation of Greater Montreal (CRIR), the Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en réadaptation et intégration sociale (CIRRIS), the Research Centre of the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (CRIUGM), the Research Centre on Aging of the CSSS-IUGS, the Quebec Network for Research on Aging (RQRV), and the Research Centre of the CHU Sainte-Justine and the Strategic Network on Engineering of Interactive Technologies for Rehabilitation (INTER). Click here for the abstract of the posters (in French). Click here for the oral presentations (in French).

Exchange Activities     Activities Archives

Community of Practice - September 2015

The 5th face-to-face meeting of the community of practice members was held on September 10th, 2015 at the Centre de réadaptation Lucie-Bruneau. During this meeting, members met the new animator, Arianne Montpetit, and listened to a presentation of two RehabMALL projects. Following the presentation, members discussed and exchanged their points of view regarding the development of both projects with the lead researchers, Bonnies Swaine and Noémi Dahan-Oliel. Both researchers appreciated the insight and ideas from the members regarding their projects.

In addition, a video clip on sensitization of rehabilitation interventions in the mall, filmed at Alexis Nihon, was presented to members who evaluated its’ relevance. This meeting concluded with a presentation of planned activities for the Scientific Day and RehabMALL Open House, as well as future directions of the project.

Community of Practice - November 2014

As part of the project Rehabilitation and social participation of people with a physical disability in shopping centers: enhancing professional act in an integrated living environment lead by Christine Alary Gauvreau (with the Community of Practice team), a video brief was filmed at Alexis Nihon. The video brief project addressed the concerns of members of the Community of practice. Based on focus groups conducted this summer, the video aimed to provide tips for clinicians in rehabilitation on ways in which the shopping mall can be used with their clientele. For additional information, see the project description HERE

This project would not have been realised without the participation of numerous individuals, whom we would like to thank. More…

General Meetings     Meetings Archives

Year 3 - April 2014

On April 30th 2014, the Rehabilitation Living Lab research team held their annual general meeting that brought together approximately 65 members, including partners, researchers, clinicians and students at the Espace 660 at Alexis Nihon. During this meeting, we presented an update of the progress of our Living Lab and discussed the renovations and changes at Alexis Nihon. Moreover, our team discussed the determinants of functioning and social participation of people with disabilities and the gaps that still need to be studied. More…



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