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  • 8:45 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Chestnut Conference Centre
    89 Chestnut Street, Toronto

Toronto Rehab's 11th Annual Research Day, which features a wealth of innovative rehabilitation research, will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at the Chestnut Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut St., Toronto ON.

It's an opportunity for all members of our research community to come together to present their research to colleagues, decision-makers and the public.  It is an action-packed day that spotlights extraordinary research in an unusual way. The morning session consists of "Minute Madness" oral presentations, during which presenters are challenged to convey the importance of their work in just one minute. The afternoon session includes poster presentations and interactive displays. 

Research Day is also a celebration of student achievement. Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Scholarships in Rehabilitation-related Research for Graduate Students with Disabilities, Mark Rochon Leadership Awards, and the Joel Verwegen Award will be presented to recipients. In addition, students from each of our eleven research teams will be recognized by their colleagues through our Team Excellence Awards. Prizes will also be presented for Best Post-Doc Paper, Best Poster, Best Interactive Display, and Best Minute Madness presentation (the People's Choice Award). Only first-authored abstracts presented by a trainee will be entered into competition. 

Link to view Abstracts on your hand-held device: Abstract pages for pdf.pdf

Registration/Submission Deadline for presenters:  Wednesday, October 7, 2015.
Registration for general attendees:  Thursday, November 12, 2015.

Online registration is mandatory for all presenters and general attendees.  PRESENTERS please click on the Registration tab for instructions.

Registration for the 2015 Toronto Rehab Research Day is now open (Registration link at bottom of screen).  All presenters and attendees must register in advance as we need to plan for seating, catering, printing of programs etc.

Presenters:  Registration and materials submission deadline is Wednesday, October 7, 2015.
General Attendees:  Registration deadline is Thursday, November 12, 2015.
When you register, you must submit your abstract at the same time.  The deadline for abstract submissions is Wednesday, October 7, 2015.  Your abstract must be a maximum of 200 words.  Abstract submission will not be accepted after the deadline closes.  Click on the following links for more information for presenters:

Due to time constraints, each trainee/researcher can deliver only one Minute Madness presentation.

Only trainees (graduate, post-doctoral fellows or senior undergraduate project students) presenting first-author abstracts will be judged for their oral/poster presentation.  Prizes will be awarded for the top posters and Minute Madness oral presentations.

TO REGISTER, click here

Toronto Rehab’s 11th Annual Research Day
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
University of Toronto Chestnut Residence and Conference Centre
89 Chestnut Street, Toronto ON
8:45 am – 3:30 pm


7:30 – 8:45 am  Registration & Poster Set-up (2nd Floor Foyer)  
9:00 – 9:20 am  Welcome & Introduction (Colony Ballroom)
 Dr. Geoff Fernie, Institute Director, Research, TRI-UHN 
9:20 – 9:50 am  Minute Madness – Session 1
9:50 – 9:55 am  SNAPSHOT - University at Buffalo (SUNY)
Joseph P Lane, Director, Center for Assistive Technology
9:55 – 10:00 am  Move It prefaced by a 1 minute intro
10:00 – 10:35 am  Minute Madness – Session 2
10:35 – 10:50am  Refreshment & Networking Break (Colony Ballroom & 2nd Floor Foyer) 
10:50 – 10:55  SNAPSHOT - Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital
Lois Macklin, Senior Consultant, Research and Technology Development
10:55 – 11:30am  Minute Madness – Session 3
11:30 – 11:35 am  SNAPSHOT - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC)
Felix C Huang, Research Scientist, Sensory Motor Performance Program
11:35 – 11:40am  Move It
11:40 – 12:10pm  Minute Madness – Session 4
12:10 – 12:20pm  Student Scholarship & Award Presentations
  • TRI Team Excellence Awards
  • Joel Verwegen Award
  • Mark Rochon Leadership Award
  • Toronto Rehab Scholarships for Grad Students with Disabilities
  • Best Post Doc Paper Award 
12:20 – 12:30pm  Pick up Boxed Lunch (available in the Colony Ballroom) 
12:30 – 1:30 pm  Mentorship – Trainees lunch & interact with Scientist they have “pre-booked”
1:30 – 2:15 pm
2:15 – 3:00pm
 Poster &  Interactive Display Sessions (Colony Ballroom, 2nd Floor Foyer, Giovanni  Room)
  • Odd #s
  • Even #s
3:00 – 3:15 pm
 Research Day Award Announcement / Close of Research Day
  • Best Poster (Master’s, Doctoral and Postdoctoral)
  • Best Interactive Display
  • People’s Choice Award (Best Minute Madness)
  • TechnoVation Award


The 11th Annual TRI Research Day will be held on November 18, 2015, at the Chestnut Conference Centre at 89 Chestnut Street, a short walk from the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI).


Research Day comments and enquiries should be sent to:  or Tel 416-597-3422, ext. 7600

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 08:45 to 15:30