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Rehabilitation Equipment Expo
September 10 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
The Neil Squire Society will be exiting at this event. Stop by Booth 24 and learn about our programs! The full schedule for the event is as follows:
WHAT THE MEPP? (10:00 to 10:30am)
Jill Longhurst (PT) and Kevin Waldorf (OT) are the Regional Educators for Physio and Occupational Therapy for Vancouver Coastal Health. Part of the Professional Practice team, they provide support to clinicians and students, and are involved with regional education initiatives.
In this presentation, they will provide a review of the new provincial Medical Equipment Provision Program (MEPP), including participating vendors (the Canadian Red Cross as primary vendor and seven additional vendors across the province) how to refer clients, and answers to frequently asked questions.
WEIGHT BIAS AND IMPACT ON HEALTH EQUITY (Noon to 1:00pm)
Dr. Mary Forhan is the Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy and associate professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta. Dr. Forhan leads a program of research focused on reducing the disability experienced by persons living with obesity by addressing factors in the built and social environment and addressing issues associated with body functions and structures and activity limitations.
This session will provide strategies to provide quality care that considers bariatric care needs of clients living with obesity.
POWER ASSIST FOR MANUAL CHAIRS (2:30pm to 3:00pm)
Dr. Jaimie Borisoff is the Canada Research Chair in Rehabilitation Engineering Design at the BC Institute of Technology. His research includes the development of “dynamic” wheeled mobility devices for active users (e.g. the Elevation™ ultralight wheelchair), and a stand-supported walking exercise machine for improved cardiovascular and locomotor outcomes after spinal cord injury.
How to get there:
- Free Parking and Free Shuttle Service
- Park at Lansdowne Mall (Sky Train Station)
- Shuttle to and from the event every 10 – 15 minutes
- Starts – 7am Ends – 5pm
A limited amount of pay parking is available at the Oval.
- Admission is $2 (free for car poolers, cyclists and transit users)
- Complimentary food and drinks (including a bag lunch – 11.30 to 1pm)