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.


Amputee SIG


International SIG -

  • Facilitator: Dr. Colleen O’Connell

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