The CAPM&R has a number of Special Interest Groups (SIG), each run by a facilitator. Participation is voluntary. The SIGs are a benefit of membership in the CAPM&R, allowing members to interact with other physiatrists in a particular area of interest by e-mail or in person at the CAPM&R Annual Scientific Meeting. If you are interested in participating in any of the SIGs below, please contact the CAPM&R office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SIG List

Amputee SIG

Facilitator: Natalie Habra Consensus Statement on Amputee Rehabilitation

International SIG

Co-facilitators: Dr. Colleen O’Connell and Dr. Joy Wee 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.

Objectives

  • To establish a national forum for communication and sharing of experiences, through the International Rehabilitation Hallway, http://rehabilitationhallway.com/forum
  • To facilitate and encourage sustainable rehabilitation efforts, education and training in under-resourced areas
  • To support empowerment and the rights of disabled persons everywhere
  • To facilitate collaboration opportunities for Canadian health care workers and trainees to participate in international and related activities, including encouraging exchange programs
  • To formalize solid working relationships with organizations with similar aims, including non-physician groups
  • To 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

Intercultural Continuing Professional Development - Lessons from Abroad, Joy Wee 59th Annual Scientific Meeting 9 June 2011 International Rehabilitation SIG - Joy Wee, Colleen O’Connell, facilitators 57th Annual Scientific Meeting 28 May 2009

Medical Education SIG

Facilitator: Jennifer Yao

Medical Legal SIG

Facilitator: E. Lyle Gross

Neuromuscular SIG

Facilitator: Paul Winston

Pain Management SIG

Facilitator: Eldon Loh

Pediatric SIG

Facilitator: David Berbrayer

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) SIG

Facilitator: Andrea Townson

Stroke SIG

Facilitator: Sean Dukelow

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) SIG

Facilitator: Chantal Vaidyanath