Nov 17, 2018 7:00 AM

The mission of Heroes on the Water is to help warriors relax, rehabilitate and reintegrate into society through kayak fishing and the outdoors. Since the start of the Lowcountry SC HOW Chapter we have taken men and women of all branches of the armed services out kayak fishing, we have learned firsthand the ‘triple therapy’ of kayak fishing – physical with paddling and fishing, occupational in learning new skills and a sport they can do for life, and mental in the relaxation and freedom out on the water. The Lowcountry SC Heroes on the Water (HOW) Chapter invites veterans, active duty military and first responders to a day of kayak fishing on the Broad Creek in Hilton Head, SC. We will be launching from Broad Creek Marina. Address is: 18 Simmons Road, Hilton Head, SC 29966.  Join us for our final event of the year as we paddle, fish, heal. After a fun filled morning of fishing for redfish, speckled trout, flounder and whatever else will bite. Lunch will be provided by Up the Creek Grill next door to the marina. No experience or equipment necessary, Lowcountry SC HOW Chapter will provide everything needed to get our heroes out on the water. Contact us at [email protected] for more information about upcoming events or to reserve a kayak for this event! Lowcountry SC HOW Chapter request that all Volunteers and Participates to sign up for the events through Eventbrite as for the purposes of headcount for lunch, for number of kayaks & equipment needed, and if the participate requires a fishing license.

Dec 04, 2018 6:00 PM

East Cooper Networking hosted by Michael Kroll powered by Rockstar Connect invites you to an evening of Rockstar Connect networking at Tavern & Table on Tuesday, December 4th, 6 PM - 8 PM. It is a mix-and-mingle, after-hours business networking event and all may attend. Unlike other evening networking events, admission is free of charge, there are no boring speakers and no one is trying to sell you anything. Bring your old friends, make new friends and create your next meaningful business connection.Host Michael Kroll is providing complimentary finger foods on a first come first served basis, and Tavern & Table are providing the free event space. Attendees are encouraged to reciprocate their generosity by making a beverage purchase and by tipping their servers. It is the Rockstar thing to do. Feel free to come early for dinner, or stay after for drinks. Please note: overflow parking is available in Shem Creek Parking Garage at the intersection of Church Street and Mill Street.Rockstar Connect events are held in hundreds of cities around the United States and Canada and hundreds of thousands of networkers attend Rockstar Connect events every year. Our hosts believe that you have to give in order to get, which is why they organize this monthly event to support their local business community. Direct all questions to Rockstar Connect: 1 (800) 205-2327.  Michael Krollhttp://michaelkroll.fathomrealty.com/ Rockstar Connecthttps://www.rockstarconnect.com/ All attendees are welcome, either living in or visiting the Greater Charleston, South Carolina area: North Charleston, SC, Hanahan, SC, Goose Creek, SC, Ladson, SC, Summerville, SC, Georgetown, SC, Beaufort, SC, Hilton Head Island, SC, Orangeburg, SC, Socastee, SC, Sumter, SC, Myrtle Beach, SC, Wilmington Island, GA, Conway, SC, Osceola Oaks, SC, Brook Green Meadow, SC, Shemwood, SC, Moultrie Heights, SC, Avian Park, SC, Osceola Heights, SC, Myrtle Acres, SC, Heritage, SC, Harborgate, SC, Creekside Park, SC, Hickory Shadows, SC, Waterway Arms, SC, Cooper Estates, SC, Moss Park, SC, The Groves, SC, The Village, SC, Bayview Acres, SC

Nov 27, 2018 6:00 PM

Katie Blomquist, the host of Downtown Charleston Networking powered by Rockstar Connect, invites you to an evening of Rockstar Connect networking at Bay Street Biergarten on Tuesday, November 27th, 6 PM to 8 PM. It is a mix-and-mingle, after-hours business networking event and all may attend. Unlike other evening networking events, admission is free of charge, there are no boring speakers and no one is trying to sell you anything. Bring your old friends, make new friends and create your next meaningful business connection.Bay Street Biergarten is providing complimentary finger foods on a first come first served basis as well as the free event space. Attendees are encouraged to reciprocate the venue’s generosity by making a beverage purchase and by tipping their servers. It is the Rockstar thing to do. Feel free to come early for dinner, or stay after for drinks. Rockstar Connect events are held in hundreds of cities around the United States and Canada and hundreds of thousands of networkers attend Rockstar Connect events every year. Our hosts believe that you have to give in order to get, which is why they organize this monthly event to support their local business community. Direct all questions to Rockstar Connect: 1 (800) 205-2327.  Katie Blomquist https://www.goingplacesnonprofit.org/ Rockstar Connecthttps://www.rockstarconnect.com/ All attendees are welcome, either living in or visiting the Greater Charleston, South Carolina area: Mount Pleasant, SC, North Charleston, SC, Hanahan, SC, Goose Creek, SC, Ladson, SC, Summerville, SC, Beaufort, SC, Georgetown, SC, Hilton Head Island, SC, Orangeburg, SC, Wilmington Island, GA, Sumter, SC, Rincon, GA, Socastee, SC, Savannah, GA, Anson Borough Homes, SC, Wragg Borough Homes, SC, Gadsden Green Homes, SC, Harbor View, SC, Lakeview of Lawton Bluff, SC, Wappo Heights, SC, The Crescent, SC, Country Club Estates, SC, Lawton Bluff, SC, Battery Point, SC, Stiles Point, SC, Bayview Acres, SC, Fort Johnson Estates, SC, Harbor Woods, SC, South Windermire, SC, Marsh Point, SC, Clarks Point, SC

Dec 11, 2018 6:00 PM

Katie Blomquist, the host of Downtown Charleston Networking powered by Rockstar Connect, invites you to an evening of Rockstar Connect networking at Bay Street Biergarten on Tuesday, December 11th, 6 PM to 8 PM. It is a mix-and-mingle, after-hours business networking event and all may attend. Unlike other evening networking events, admission is free of charge, there are no boring speakers and no one is trying to sell you anything. Bring your old friends, make new friends and create your next meaningful business connection.Bay Street Biergarten is providing complimentary finger foods on a first come first served basis as well as the free event space. Attendees are encouraged to reciprocate the venue’s generosity by making a beverage purchase and by tipping their servers. It is the Rockstar thing to do. Feel free to come early for dinner, or stay after for drinks. Rockstar Connect events are held in hundreds of cities around the United States and Canada and hundreds of thousands of networkers attend Rockstar Connect events every year. Our hosts believe that you have to give in order to get, which is why they organize this monthly event to support their local business community. Direct all questions to Rockstar Connect: 1 (800) 205-2327.  Katie Blomquist https://www.goingplacesnonprofit.org/ Rockstar Connecthttps://www.rockstarconnect.com/ All attendees are welcome, either living in or visiting the Greater Charleston, South Carolina area: Mount Pleasant, SC, North Charleston, SC, Hanahan, SC, Goose Creek, SC, Ladson, SC, Summerville, SC, Beaufort, SC, Georgetown, SC, Hilton Head Island, SC, Orangeburg, SC, Wilmington Island, GA, Sumter, SC, Rincon, GA, Socastee, SC, Savannah, GA, Anson Borough Homes, SC, Wragg Borough Homes, SC, Gadsden Green Homes, SC, Harbor View, SC, Lakeview of Lawton Bluff, SC, Wappo Heights, SC, The Crescent, SC, Country Club Estates, SC, Lawton Bluff, SC, Battery Point, SC, Stiles Point, SC, Bayview Acres, SC, Fort Johnson Estates, SC, Harbor Woods, SC, South Windermire, SC, Marsh Point, SC, Clarks Point, SC

Feb 01, 2019 9:00 AM

This year we are partnering with the Warren Family Life Center to present Treasured ... a weekend for women that will refresh your mind, body, and soul. Based on the guiding verse from Psalm 139:14 which says, I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made, this year's women's retreat is designed to encourage women to see themselves the way that God does-- wildly beautiful, fiercely courageous, immeasurably loved. Women of all ages and stages of life are welcome to join us for this unforgettable girl's weekend getaway on beautiful Hilton Head Island. High school girls are welcome if accompanied by an adult.                                                                     Introducing Our Speaker: Katie Orr                                        Katie's Website: https://katieorr.me What you can expect: 2 nights accommodations at the luxurious Sonesta Resort on Hilton Head Island, SC 4 meals (Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner & Sunday breakfast) Friday Dessert Welcome Reception Swag Bag (Custom bag & short-sleeve t-shirt, travel mug, print, earrings, chocolate and more!) 4, large-group sessions by on our theme and guiding verse Multiple Breakout sessions (Topics: Fear & Anxiety, Prayer, Stress, Self-Care, Family/Children, and more) Praise & Worship Service Project Morning Christian Yoga on the beach Prayer & Quiet Reflection Room Lots of small group/conversation time Games, movies, popcorn, and more 10% discount at the resort's Arum Spa Complimentary Internet access Complimentary self-parking 24-hour fitness center access Heated outdoor pools & Hot Tub Complimentary daily paper by request at check-in In-room Keurig coffee maker & refrigerator Cost: Double Occupancy (2 per room) = $315 per person Triple Occupancy (3 per room) = $260 per person Quad Occupancy (4 per room) = $230 per person Please note that you are responsible for finding your own roommate(s) for the retreat. We will not place you in a room with anyone.  Reserve your spot today with only a $50 deposit when you choose our partial payment option or choose our pay in full option and receive a free custom long-sleeve retreat t-shirt.  *Balance due on Dec. 1 with the partial Payment option. (Payment--check or cash--accepted at Family Life Center or Women's Ministry office.) To avoid processing fees, you may register in the Women's Ministry office, but payment by cash or check is required. Please call our office to arrange a time to complete in-person registration: 706.922.7026. Itinerary: Friday 4:00 – Check-in begins (Dinner on your own) 7:00 – Welcome Reception (Desserts and more!) 7:30 – Large-group session 1 9:00 – Fun & Free time (Games, movie, late night chats) Saturday 7:00-9:00 – Breakfast & Quiet time at your leisure 9:00- Large-group session 2 11:00 – Breakout session 12:15 – Lunch  1:30 – Breakout session 2:45 – Break 3:00 – Breakout session – Free time (Movie & popcorn, prayer room, naptime, reading, relaxing) 4:00 – Free time (Movie & popcorn, prayer room, naptime, reading, relaxing) 6:00 – Dinner 7:30 – Large-group Session 3 9:00 – Service Project 10:00 – Free time Sunday 7:00-10:00 – Breakfast & Quiet time at your leisure 10:00 – Large-group session 4  Noon – Depart for home … shop on the way at the outlets!!!

Nov 23, 2018 8:30 AM

Best Practices in Post-Trauma Community Re-Integration - Chronic Pain St.-Elias Centre, November 23, 2018 Join us for the 3rd annual conference - this year's theme will focus on Chronic Pain.  You will hear from passionate leaders and participate in reflective discussions.  Our goal is excellence in trauma rehabilitation, from hospital to home. Who should attend: Hospital staff, hospital discharge teams, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation professionals and allied health professionals Psychologists, neuropsychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, vocational specialists, rehabilitation assistants/PTA/OTA, speech language pathologists and other community providers Family Physicians, Emergency Department Physicians, Neurologists, Surgical and Rehabilitation Physicians and Psychiatrists Lawyers, Accident Benefits Insurance Adjusters Patients and anyone who wants to learn more about chronic pain 2018 PROGRAM SCHEDULE 08:30 - 09:00    Registration and Visit Exhibits 09:00 - 09:15    Welcome Matilda Amos, BSc., MSc (OT), OT Reg. (Ont.), Regional Clinical Director, FunctionAbility Rehabilitation Services Dr. Vikas Dhawan, Founder & Chiropractor, DC, Apollo Physical Therapy Centres  09:15 - 10:00    Keynote Address - Addressing Familiar Faces in the Emergency Department with Chronic Pain Dr. Catherine Smyth, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Professor of Anesthesiology, The Ottawa Hospital A small proportion of patients with chronic pain habitually and frequently visit the emergency department (ED), sometimes leading to lengthy hospital stays. Unfortunately, visiting the ED for chronic pain (CP) does not lead to long-term solutions for patients and can increase the risk of complications such as substance dependence and drug overdose.   This presentation will analyze the problem of CP in the ED and discuss possible solutions with specific attention to the Familiar Faces with Chronic Pain (FFCP) program at The Ottawa Hospital.   At the end of this session, participants will: Recognize that high frequency use of the ED is an example of low health care value which should be reformed.   Be able to design an intervention for decreasing use of the ED while improving patient outcomes. 10:00 - 10:30    Pain, Peril, and Plasticity, the Footprint of Trauma on the Brain Dr. Kim Hellemans, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience, Carleton University By the end of the session, participants will: Understand the basic function of the brain's response to environmental events; Identify the main neural regions impacted by stress and trauma; Understand the role of trauma in the manifestation of chronic pain; Identify the links between the neurobiology of pain, trauma, and mental health. 10:30 - 11:00    Wellness Break and Visit Exhibits 11:00 - 11:30    When One Commits to Being in a Relationship with Chronic Pain: The Benefits of Mindfulness Jaisa Sulit, BPHE, BEd, MScOT, Medical Qigong Practitioner, Mindfulness Coach & Occupational Therapist By the end of the session, participants will: Gain a new understanding of how mindfulness helps us to be in a relationship with chronic pain and how this can lead to a decrease in pain intensity Gain an experiential understanding of mindfulness through a short guided practice Learn both client, clinical and scientific evidence behind mindfulness for chronic pain Know how to introduce and implement mindfulness within sessions with clients that experience chronic pain.  11:30 - 12:30  Expert Panel Discussion:  New License Appeal Tribunal Board: How is it Treating Chronic Pain? This presentation will explore trends in LAT decisions on chronic pain – in treatment and benefits. What evidence is the tribunal looking for? Has there been a change on the treatment of chronic pain in LAT or FSCO given that there are written hearings? Has there been an adjustment in how insurers are handling treatment of chronic pain in the new system? Phyllis Bergmans, Executive Director, Kompass Claims Management Group Najma M. Rashid, Howard Yegendorf & Associates LLP / Brazeau Seller LLP Moderator: Frank McNally, Partner, McNally Gervan LLP 12:30 - 13:30   Networking Lunch and Visit Exhibits 13:30 - 14:00     The Interwoven Complexity of Chronic Pain: Physical, Emotional, and Cognitive Factors - Both Mediators and Moderators Dr. Amy Moustgaard, Ph.D., C. Psych., Mind Health Ottawa By the end of the session, participants will: Have an understanding of how chronic pain causes disabling psychological conditions. Develop an appreciation for the need for inclusivity of a variety of treatment approaches, which will vary from person to person. Have an appreciation for the common comorbidities of chronic pain and understand important DSM-5 differential diagnoses. Understand implications for the long term rehabilitation/maintenance costs for some chronic pain sufferers.  When does someone “qualify” for Catastrophic determination and how can we advocate for required care? 14:00 - 15:15     Inspired Learning Speed-dating Style  Participants will have an opportunity to select and rotate through three (3) 20-minute breakout sessions, providing them with an opportunity to learn new perspectives in a very short amount of time.   1. Yoga Experience - Presented by Dana Wemyss, RYT, FunctionAbility Dana will provide a brief education and experience of the role of yoga therapy for clients with chronic pain.   2. Remarkable Recovery - Presented by Luc Moore, Co-founder of Health Locator  Luc was involved in a near fatal motorcycle accident. Faced with the challenge of never being able to walk or run again without pain, he chose to rehabilitate full-time.  He will share invaluable insights into his 8-year recovery. 3. Multifaceted Care - Presented by Trina Ferrer, Physiotherapy Manager, Apollo Physical Therapy Centres Trina will provide the role of a multifaceted approach of care for patients with chronic pain.  4. Getting The Call: Preparing as a Treating Medical Witness - Presented by Colleen Burn, Partner, Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Colleen will focus on the importance of proper preparation for a jury trial, particularly one involving chronic pain -  including best practices for preparation (i.e. scope of testimony, what to expect on examination and cross-examination).    15:15 - 15:30     Break and Visit Exhibits 15:30 - 16:00     Why Does It Hurt So Much?  A Different Way to Look at Chronic Pain LCol Markus Besemann, CD B.Sc. MD, FRCP, Head of Rehabilitation Medicine, Canadian Forces Health Services  It has been said that Pain in life is inevitable, and that Suffering is optional.  As clinicians managing patients with complex pain issues, we are all too familiar with concepts like “total pain” and “catastrophization”.  Ultimately patients cannot always distinguish the multiple potential sources of their suffering and it behooves us as clinicians to attempt to distill the various component parts, so that it becomes clearer to all who might be responsible for which aspects of the “healing journey”.  Failure to broach this discussion often results in medicalization of issues, which cannot be dealt with via any traditional or alternative means.  By the end of the session, participants will: Identify key elements that can contribute to patients perceived suffering Feel more comfortable discussing these subjects with their patients 16:00     Closing Remarks EXHIBITORS We are very grateful for the support of our exhibitors and we look forward to seeing them at the conference: ADL/DriveLab Inc - myadl.ca Apollo Physical Therapy Centres - apolloptc.ca BuildAble - Accessible Design and Renovations - buildable.ca Bytowne Homecare Services - bytownehomecare.com DO Well - dowell-ht.com FunctionAbility Rehabilitation Services - function-ability.com Fleming Fitness - flemingfitness.ca Home Instead Senior Care - HomeInsteadOttawa.ca Kennedy Nutrition - goodfoodadvice.ca Koru Nutrition Inc. - korunutrition.com Liquid Gym - liquidgym.ca McNally Gervan Lawyers - ottawa-attorneys.ca Modern OT - modernOT.ca Opticalm Visual Stress Solutions - opticalm.ca Qualicare Family Home Care - qualicareottawa.com Retire-At-Home Services - retireathomeottawa.com Tierney Stauffer LLP - tslawyers.ca Visavie - visavie.com Waterhouse & Associates - waterhouseassociates.ca EXHIBIT OPPORTUNITIES AND  CONFERENCE AND REGISTRATION INQUIRIES Please contact: Liette Philippe, Conference Manager Tel: 613-825-3587; Email: [email protected] SPEAKER PROFILE Matilda Amos, BSc., MSc. (OT), OT Reg. (Ont.), Regional Clinical Director, Function Ability Matilda has been working in community-based rehabilitation for over 15 years.  Following her graduation from her clinical masters degree, she undertook extensive continuing education in the areas of child cognitive rehabilitation, and adult neuro and psychosocial rehabilitation.  She has a rich research background including the development of a performance based training program for rehabilitation assistants at the Chedoke Acquired Brain Injury Program in Hamilton.  She has also lectured at Humber College, and facilitated SocialAbility Group (social group for clients with traumatic brain injury - TBI) as well as neurology problem based learning labs at McMaster University.  Her past clinical experience has been in as a treating occupational therapist providing in home treatment to increase functional independence for adults and children with varying neurological disorders, orthopaedic injuries, chronic pain, psychological disorders, and other injuries suffered through trauma.  She has also been involved in medical legal assessment, future cost of care/life care planning, and acted as case manager. Both as an OT and case manager she has provided leadership to multi-disciplinary teams of professionals and worked collaboratively with individuals and families. She has been involved in service coordination from an early stage in inpatient hospital, to rehab and finally community-based settings - acting as a creative team leader, a supportive liaison between clients and their rehabilitation, medical and community providers.  Since 2010, Matilda has been Regional Clinical Director of FunctionAbility in Ottawa. She is passionate about collaborative health care, community rehabilitation and mentoring innovative therapists to reach their full potential.  LCol Markus Besemann, CD B.Sc. MD, FRCP, Head of Rehabilitation Medicine, Canadian Forces Health Services Since 2008 Markus has lead the implementation of the CAF Physical Rehabilitation Program and is the advisor to the Surgeon General in physical rehabilitation.  His primary areas of interest are sports medicine, wilderness medicine, pain management and mind-body medicine.  He has been the expedition doctor for the True Patriot Love expeditions to Island Peak Nepal (2012), the Magnetic North Pole (2014), Vinson Massif Antarctica (2016), and MEDCAN Kilimanjaro (2017), and Himalayas (2018).  In 2014 he was awarded the AMSUS (Association of Military Surgeons of the United States) rehabilitation award, the first Canadian to ever receive such.  He currently volunteers his time and expertise for Project Trauma Support which receives funding from the True Patriot Love Foundation. Colleen Burn, Partner, Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Colleen has appeared before all levels of Court, including the Federal Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada. Colleen obtained her law degree from Osgoode Hall in 1990 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1992. She joined Doucet McBride LLP in 1995 and became a partner of the firm from 1996 to 2013. Since 2014, Colleen works with partners, Laurie Tucker and Éliane Lachaîne, in a new firm dedicated exclusively to personal injury. A member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Colleen is a regular participant and presenter at continuing legal education programs.  She also sits on the board of Vista Centre, a non-profit organization that helps people with acquired brain injuries. Outside the office, Colleen enjoys gardening, traveling and canoe camping. Dr. Vikas Dhawan, Founder & Chiropractor, DC, Apollo Physical Therapy Centres  I graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 2002, and have since attained an even greater respect for the phenomenal healing powers of the human body. Through my 13 years in practice, I have had great success in treating patients suffering from injuries as a result of motor vehicle accidents, chronic or repetitive strain, sports, and postural imbalances, as well as headaches, and numbness & tingling in the extremities, using soft-tissue techniques in combination with the highly effective Pro-Adjustor technology.
 I’m a health coach to my patients and a mentor to my team, with the goal of enabling them to live more fulfilling lives by breaking down their barriers to change and living life with positivity and purpose.
 Through my own personal experiences, as well as those of my patients, I have come to firmly believe in a holistic healing approach and a wellness-based practice. True health involves optimal functioning on all levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. My motto is: try new things, test your limits, and push yourself to always give your best to people. Be the best you can be. Be healthy and keep it that way! Dr. Kim Hellemans, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience, Carleton University Dr. Kim Hellemans is a teaching professor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience at Carleton University. She received her Master’s and Ph.D. from Queen’s University, where her research focused on understanding the biological basis of drug addiction. She went on to complete post-doctoral positions at Cambridge University and University of British Columbia prior to taking a position at Carleton University in 2008.  She has received several prestigious teaching awards that recognize her passion and dedication to university teaching, including the Provost’s Fellowship in Teaching Award and the Capital Educator’s Award. Outside of her academic life, she is a dedicated runner and bakes a mean brownie. She has two young daughters: Robyn (7) and Zoey (4).  Frank McNally, Partner, McNally Gervan LLP Frank has been practicing personal injury law for over twelve years and has devoted his practice to representing individuals who have been victims of serious personal injury accidents. As a founding partner of McNally Gervan, Frank is a passionate lawyer committed to protecting accident victims’ rights and providing assertive legal services to his clients and their families. Frank has successfully represented clients in personal injury jury trials. He has also represented injured victims at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Court of Appeal, Financial Service Commission of Ontario and the Social Service Tribunal. Frank has developed a comprehensive knowledge of insurance law and is committed to ensuring that his clients maximize their compensation and obtain the necessary rehabilitation they need to rebuild their lives. He is also actively involved in the local community. He is Vice-President, Lawyer Referral Committee Chair and member of the Board of Directors for Reach Canada which offers pro bono legal services and legal education to people with disabilities. He also sits on the Board of Directors for Brain Injury Canada. Luc Moore, co-founder of Health Locator In 2009, Luc was involved in a near fatal motorcycle accident. He underwent two life saving surgeries at the Civic Hospital in Ottawa. At the time he was a Kinesiologist running and operating his own high end fitness company. With the help of his family, he closed down his company and started his new job rehabilitating. Eight years later, fully recovered, he co-founded Health Locator to help others find health based therapies and services they require for optimal health. Dr. Amy Moustgaard, Ph.D., C. Psych., Mind Health Ottawa Dr. Amy Moustgaard is a registered psychologist with areas of practice including Clinical Neuropsychology, Rehabilitation psychology and Clinical psychology in the adult population. She provides a nurturing and empathic client-centered approach toward helping individuals cope with the challenges with which they are faced. Her internship training at St. Joseph's Hospital's Acquired Brain Injury Unit and Neurology Rehabilitation Program (Thunder Bay ON) and later residency training in the Neuropsychology Services for the Neurosurgical and Muscoloskeletal Programs at the Trillium Hospital (Missisauga ON) have given her a breadth and depth of experience in the areas of brain injury, neurological disorders, early dementia, neurorehabilitation, and across the spectrum of anxiety and mood-related disorders. Dr. Moustgaard has been in autonomous private practice since 2004 working with individuals involved in incidents that have resulted in brain injury and/or physical and psychological trauma. Within this context, expert witness testimony, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of clients is provided. Dr. Moustgaard has been Associate Clinical Professor with the University of Ottawa and has been involved in research (with granted funding) and publication the areas of stroke, acquired brain injury, and anxiety. Dr. Moustgaard served for several years on the Executive Committee for the Neuropsychology Section of the Canadian Psychological Association. She holds membership with the Ottawa Academy of Psychologists, the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, and the Canadian Psychological Association. Dr. Moustgaard is a registered provider with Canadian Forces, Veterans Affairs Canada, RCMP, WSIB, and is licensed with the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. Dr. Catherine Smyth, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Professor of Anesthesiology, The Ottawa Hospital Dr. Catherine Smyth is a staff Anesthesiologist at The Ottawa Hospital and Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa.  She is a Founder of Pain Medicine with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and established the Pain Medicine residency training program at the University of Ottawa.  She is a Medical Investigator with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and the Medical Co-Lead for the ECHO Chronic Pain & Stewardship Program (a joint initiative between Thunder Bay and Ottawa).  She is the current medical lead of the Interdisciplinary Familiar Faces with Chronic Pain Program (FFCP) at The Ottawa Hospital. Jaisa Sulit, BPHE, BEd, MScOT, Medical Qigong Practitioner, Mindfulness Coach & Occupational Therapist, Author of the Amazon Best Seller "Purpose in Paralysis: From Chronic Pain to Universal Gain" Since 2004 Jaisa Sulit practised as a neuro-rehab occupational therapist in Ontario until 2010 when a motorcycle accident left her with a spinal cord injury (SCI). As a therapist turned patient Jaisa participated in a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program that not only enriched her recovery but also helped her to cope with chronic pain, stress, anxiety and depression. Jaisa has since become a qualified MBSR teacher through the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and teaches mindfulness to patients, students and clinicians across Canada. In 2015 Jaisa moved to Vancouver to explore the effects of bringing her SCI rehabilitation into the natural environment. Having found benefit from doing medical qigong outdoors in direct connection land and water Jaisa went on to become a certified practitioner in Medical Qigong and Chinese Shamanic Medicine.  Since sustaining an SCI Jaisa has become a published poet, an international keynote speaker and an author whose journey of healing the body, soul and spirit is published in her book “Purpose in Paralysis: From Chronic Pain to Universal Gain.” Jaisa is now living back in Toronto where she continues her work as a holistic occupational therapist.  Dana Wemyss, RYT, FunctionAbility Dana is registered yoga teacher (RYT) with FunctionAbility Rehabilitation Services. She holds her BA in psychology, and is a registered yoga teacher with additional training in yoga post-TBI and specialized somatic trauma training. She completed her original training through the well known Rama Lotus Yoga Center in Ottawa. She has extensive additional training in meditation and breath work and has provided relaxation and yoga instruction for over 7 years. Dana has provided yoga services 1:1 with clients with FunctionAbility who have experienced traumatic brain injury, who have symptoms of depression, PTSD, anxiety, sleep disturbance, neurological issues, among other populations. Her additional course work and work experience has provided her with expertise in addictions, personal training and she holds certification in holistic nutrition.  FAQs What are my parking options? St. Elias Centre has free onsite parking Is lunch included? Meals are included as specified in the program schedule.  Is my registration transferrable? Yes, but the deadline is Monday, November 19, 2018 Other questions? Please contact the Conference Manager: Liette Philippe - Tel: 613-825-3587; Email: [email protected] This event is brought to you in partnership with: