Survey Invitation

Participation of Canadian physical medicine & rehabilitation specialists in undergraduate medical teaching

Thank you for taking the time to participate in our survey, looking at the pattern of participation of physiatrists and physiatry residents in teaching in the medical school environment. There currently is no consensus documentation of the degree of formal involvement of the specialty of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in the Canadian medical school context. Significant variability exists across the country regarding the degree of formal involvement of this specialty in the medical school curriculum. The purpose of this study is to capture the current state of teaching by physiatrists and physiatry residents in the medical school setting.

This is an anonymous online survey. You will be asked to document if you are teaching in the medical school setting, and your motivations and barriers for teaching at this level. The survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. Please see the attached “Invitation Letter and Consent Form” for further details.

Please email Jaime Yu, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if there are any questions or comments, or if you would like to follow-up on this survey in any way!

Thank you for your participation and your assistance in documenting this important information for our specialty.

Canadian Peripheral Nerve Symposium 2017

The first Canadian Peripheral Nerve Symposium is occurring in London, Ontario on Friday, November 17th, 2017. This meeting will bring together Canada’s leading surgeons, physiatrists and neurologists with an interest and expertise in peripheral nerve problems.
The symposium will be informative, provocative and leading edge with an emphasis on discussion, collaboration, and interaction. Participants will learn about state of the art care of peripheral nerve conditions from across Canada including investigations, surgery, rehabilitation and therapy.

The Symposium will take place at the Spencer Ivey Conference Centre in London.
Conference rates for Bed & Breakfast are $119/night.
Registration for the Symposium is $250 for Physicians & Surgeons in practice, $100 for Residents/Fellows and Therapists. Registration is limited so don’t delay.
For more information and to register for the Symposium, please contact Ms Mindy Minka at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Ann Varallo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


RehabINK is a digital publication project that was both founded and created by a group of rehabilitation science students at the University of Toronto. Their hope was that through this publication, they would be able to bring together our community and allow students, faculty, and researchers alike to showcase their work. Their vision is to create a sustainable student-run publication which will allow students to gain experience with the journal production and writing process. Most importantly they hope that this publication will help to spark discussion around the many thought-provoking topics we deal with every day. For that reason you will notice rehabINK is intended to be more like a “think tank” rather than a scientific journal.

You may view the publication by clicking here.