2023 Rehabilitation Research Colloquium – Pushing the Boundaries of Rehabilitation Science
For years, McGill University and Queen's University have partnered, taking turns, to organize and host the Rehabilitation Research Colloquium, where the best and brightest graduate students from various universities showcase innovative work and advances in rehabilitation-related fields.
Queen's School of Rehabilitation Therapy is proud to host the 2023 Rehabilitation Research Colloquium - Pushing the Boundaries of Rehabilitation Science: Intersection and Innovation. This colloquium will see presentations on a breadth of topics highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of rehabilitation science and the various foci that can be examined through methodological and topical efforts.
This year's event will take place online on June 6th and 7th from 10 am to 4:30 pm EDT. The organizing committee has been working tirelessly to plan a memorable colloquium. Remember to save the date and start preparing your abstracts for podium and poster presentations.
* Abstract submission is now closed, but registration remains open to everyone
We look forward to learning about your research,
The 2023 Rehabilitation Research Colloquium Planning Committee
Meet our keynote speaker
Dr. Ashley Williams
Ashley completed a PhD in Rehabilitation Science at Queen’s University and she has a background in psychology and occupational therapy. Her research has been focused on using qualitative methods to better understand the transition to civilian life among military Veterans as well as mental health among military and Veteran families. She is a registered occupational therapist with six years of clinical experience in team-based primary care. As a clinician-researcher, Ashley has a deep appreciation for the critical responsibility that researchers have in producing trustworthy evidence that clinicians depend on to provide effective services. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys running and indulging in a cup of tea and a good book.
On Day 2, we will be hosting a discussion panel with curious, innovative, inquisitive, scholarly, analytical and critical individuals who have gone through various journeys in research to make their own connections to the world of rehabilitation sciences. The topic of the discussion will be directly linked with this year's colloquium theme, Pushing the Boundaries of Rehabilitation Science: Intersections and Innovations.
We can't wait to share more information regarding this amazing panel.
Meet our panellists
Dr. Nicole Beamish
Dr. Nicole Beamish is a physiotherapist and an Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies. The central goal of Dr. Beamish’s research is to improve the lifelong health of women. Specifically, she is interested in the effects of pregnancy on the abdominal and lumbar spine musculature and how physical activity and exercise can manage or improve the health of women diagnosed with chronic diseases. Currently, she is working on research projects aimed at establishing guidelines for physical activity in the postpartum period.
Dr. Amanda Mofina
Dr. Amanda Mofina is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo. She completed her PhD in Rehabilitation Science and MSc in occupational therapy at Queen’s University and has clinical experience working in both acute care and inpatient rehabilitation settings. Her research interests combine her experience as an occupational therapist in clinical settings with her previous areas of research. Areas of interest include health care and care transitions, primary care, community care, health care in correctional services, health care for adults with multiple chronic health conditions, and the use of population-level health data.
Dr. Mulugeta Chala
Mulugeta Chala is an internationally trained physiotherapist by training and has over 14 years of experience teaching, mentoring, and supervising physiotherapy students in Ethiopia and Canada. He completed his PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at Queen's University School of Rehabilitation Therapy in Sept 2021. His PhD focused on building foundations for research on chronic low back pain self-management in Ethiopia. His dissertation included four main studies, all of which will help inform the design, implementation, and evaluation of a model of care for a self-management program for people with low back pain in Ethiopia. Following his doctoral training, Mulugeta joined a postdoctoral (Ontario Health Impact) fellowship at the University of Toronto (Oct 2021-March 2023). As an embedded researcher through the postdoctoral fellowship opportunity, Mulugeta supported the Middlesex London Ontario Health Team by developing and implementing an evidence-based evaluation framework, health system-level patient-reported experience measures, and other tools for the evaluation of care pathways for the local priority population. Building on his professional experience and doctoral and postdoctoral training, Mulugeta aims to improve the health outcomes and experiences of people with chronic pain in Ethiopia and globally by addressing critical challenges facing the health system.
Mulugeta is currently a Research Associate at Lawson Health Research Institute in London, Ontario.
Dr. Nicole Bobbette
Dr. Bobbette is an occupational therapist and assistant professor at the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen's University. As an early career researcher, her work has focused primarily on health services and supporting the health and well-being of adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, as well as family and paid care-partners.
Thank you to McGill University and Queen's University for their ongoing support in the Rehabilitation Research Colloquium partnership.
Thank you to our student-based abstract reviewing team from McGill University and Queen's University.
Thank you to the team at Fourwaves, especially Fred, for your help in making our vision come to life.
April 11, 2023 - 12:00 until June 7, 2023 - 16:00
For any questions about the event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org