Brain Injury Conference 2020
The Spectrum: From "mild" to severe and from pediatric to geriatric
Chaired by Guy Collette, Dr. Jacqueline Purtzki & Barbara Webster-Evans
Friday 8 May & Saturday 9 May 2020, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver. 
Seminar runs from 8:25 am - 5:00 pm Friday 8 May 2020 & 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Saturday 9 May 2020.

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Program:
Friday 8 May 2020

8:25 am  Opening Statements
GUY COLLETTE, Collette Parsons Corrin, Vancouver
DR. JACQUELINE PURTZKI, MD, FRCPC, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, & Dept. of Pediatrics, UBC, Vancouver
BARBARA WEBSTER-EVANS, Collette Parsons Corrin, Vancouver

8:30 am MTBI - The Multidisciplinary Approach to Rehabilitation
DR. CIRELLE ROSENBLATT, R.Psych., CIC, ADVANCE Concussion Clinic, Vancouver

9:10 am Traumatic Otolaryngology. Focusing on Ear Injuries Emphasizing Vestibular Injuries.
DR. NEIL S. LONGRIDGE, MD, Bsc, ChB, FRCS, FRCSC, UBC Faculty of Medicine, Vancouver

10:10 am Q&A Period

10:20 am Coffee Break
 – Networking and Exhibitor Time

10:50 am The Top Ten. What Lawyers Really Want . . . From Their Medical Experts
ANDREA JONES, AMJ Law, Vancouver

11:30 am Somatization and Persistent Post-Concussive Symptoms
DR. AMRIT DHARIWAL,R.Psych., BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver

12:10 pm Q&A Period

12:20 pm Lunch
 (included with registration)

1:20 pm Rehabilitation Issues in Pediatric Brain Injury
DR. JACQUELINE PURTZKI, MD, FRCPC, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, & Dept. of Pediatrics, UBC, Vancouver
Rehabilitation and Life Care Planning
BARBARA BAPTISTE MSc (Rehab Science), Canadian Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and Life Care Planner, Professor U of T and President of Rehabilitation Management Inc., Toronto

2:20 pm Q&A Period

2:35 pm Coffee Break
 – Networking and Exhibitor Time

3:05 pm Patient’s Property Act and Brain Injury Litigation - A Primer
Speaker TBA
Capacity Issues in Litigation From the PGT Perspective 
AMALIA SZILAGYI, Public Guardian and Trustee, Vancouver

4:05 pm Q&A Period

4:20 pm A View from the Bench – Capacity, Reliability & Credibility

JUSTICE NEENA SHARMA, BC Supreme Court, Vancouver

4:55 pm Closing Remarks

5:00 pm President's Reception


Saturday 9 May 2020

9:00 am  Opening Statements
GUY COLLETTE, Collette Parsons Corrin, Vancouver
DR. JACQUELINE PURTZKI, MD, FRCPC, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, & Dept. of Pediatrics, UBC, Vancouver
BARBARA WEBSTER-EVANS, Collette Parsons Corrin, Vancouver

9:05 am End of Life - Enhanced Capacity Assessments 
DR. ELLEN WIEBE, Willow Clinic, Vancouver

9:45 am Claims for Incarcerated Persons; Special Considerations
TONIA GRACE, Grace, Snowdon & Terepocki LLP, Abbotsford

10:25 am If You Think Your Client Has MTBI, Have You Taken Steps to Reduce the Probability That the Injury Could Be Iatrogenic?
DR. THOMAS L. PERRY, UBC Faculty of Medicine, Vancouver

11:05 am Q&A Period

11:15 am Coffee Break
 – Networking and Exhibitor Time

11:45 am Movement Disorders and Brain Injury
Speaker TBA

12:45 pm Q&A Period

1:00 pm Closing Remarks