International SIG

We are Canadian Physiatrists who through collaboration, education and direct action, aim to facilitate sustainable rehabilitation efforts and the empowerment of persons with disabilities everywhere.

  • Chair: Dr. Sivakumar Gulasingam

Objectives

  • Establish a national forum for communication and sharing of experiences, through the International Rehabilitation Hallway, http://rehabilitationhallway.com/forum
  • Facilitate and encourage sustainable rehabilitation efforts, education and training in under-resourced areas
  • Support empowerment and the rights of disabled persons everywhere
  • Facilitate collaboration opportunities for Canadian health care workers and trainees to participate in international and related activities, including encouraging exchange programs
  • Formalize solid working relationships with organizations with similar aims, including non-physician groups
  • Compile all activities and collaborations of the SIG on the CAPM&R website.

Membership

Physiatrists, physiatry trainees, sponsored individuals (introduced to group by current member)

Opportunities

  • Haiti - Healing Hands - contact Colleen O’Connell, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , www.tchh.org
  • Kenya - Bethany Kids - contact Joy Wee, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , www.bethanykids.org
  • Nepal - Nepal Ability - contact Nora Cullen, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , www.nepalability.org

Presentations