ISPO Canada and The Ontario Association of Prosthetics and Orthotics(OAPO) are pleased to host a virtual AGM and Educational Session on October 24th, 2020. The event will run from 9 AM to 3 PM EDT and will include a combination of technical, clinical, and student presentations. Participants are eligible for a maximum of 6 OPC MCE credits.
We are extremely pleased that Ottobock has made a generous donation towards the Education program. Thanks to the support of these organizations the education program will be offered at no charge to all members and non-members.
Find the link for the agenda here ISPO/OAPO Educational Session Program
Keynote Speakers sponsored by Ossur Canada and include:
Dr. Matthew J. Major, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Department of Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University, and a Research Health Scientist at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago, USA. He is a faculty member of the Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center (NUPOC) where he instructs for the Master of Prosthetics and Orthotics clinical education program and manages the Prosthetics and Orthotics Rehabilitation Technology Assessment Laboratory (PORTAL).
Dr. Major’s research focuses on the design and optimization of rehabilitation interventions to enhance mobility and independence of individuals with musculoskeletal or neurological pathology. His research activities include development of user-centered prosthetic devices, and investigations on locomotor stability and postural control of prosthesis and orthosis users. He serves on the Journal of Prosthetics & Orthotics Editorial Board, the Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation Research Committee, and the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics Scientific Committee.
Dr. Glenn Regehr, PhD, has been at UBC as Senior Scientist and founding Associate Director of Research at CHES and Professor (Department of Surgery), since July 2009. He also holds appointments with the University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Medical Education, and the University of Maastricht School of Health Education.
Dr. Regehr’s research interests are in the construction and implementation of educational interventions and the tendency to underestimate the agency of our learners and teachers. Acknowledging the agency of individual learners and teachers requires the educational process to be treated as a complex adaptive system, and therefore attend to how our educational plans play out through the everyday interactions of learners and teachers with curricular expectations. The collaborative programs of research he has been involved with recently have explored how individual goals, beliefs and values create unexpected complexities for the idealized version of the espoused curriculum.