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We are proud to present Dr. Norman Doidge as our featured speaker. Dr. Doidge begins the day with a two-hour session about how neuroplasticity is changing how we consider and treat brain injury survivors.

The morning continues with Dr. Lynda Thompson of The ADD Centre® & The Biofeedback Institute of Toronto, who will talk about how Neurofeedback is helping brain injury patients.

Moving from the medical to the practical, the afternoon sessions feature speakers from insurance and legal communities. Gain new knowledge, strategies and ask specific questions.

The day-long session wraps up with a panel discussion, where medical, legal and insurance communities come together to wrap up how brain injury patients are finding help and hope.

Mix and mingle, form new relationships, and strengthen existing ones over coffee, lunch and a networking reception.


Click here to download a detailed conference program.


Registration and Breakfast

Yorkville Room


Opening Remarks 

Renée Vinett, Partner, Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP 
John Welton, Partner, Henderson Structured Settlements LP

Forest Hill Ballroom


The Brain's Way of Healing: The New Neuroplastic Approaches for Traumatic Brain Injuries and Damage

Norman Doidge, MD FRCPC
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Lecturer and Researcher, Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, Columbia University Department of Psychiatry, New York

Forest Hill Ballroom


Refreshment Break

Yorkville Room


Recruiting Neuroplasticity to Improve Outcomes for People with Post-Concussion Syndrome

Lynda Thompson, PhD, CPsych, BCN (Board Certified in Neurofeedback)
Executive Director, ADD Centre & Biofeedback Institute of Toronto

Forest Hill Ballroom


About St. Michael's Hospital Head Injury Clinic

Andrew Baker, MD FRCPC
Chief, Department of Critical Care
Medical Director, Trauma Neurosurgery Program
Professor, Departments of Anesthesia & Surgery
St. Michael’s Hospital

Forest Hill Ballroom


Hot Buffet Lunch

Yorkville Room


Alternative Treatment Plans for Clients: Challenges and Opportunities Panel Discussion

David Levy moderates this session which will discuss issues including:

  • Education of alternatives to more traditional therapy
  • Identifying which cases are appropriate for this sort of treatment
  • Getting past the stigma of treatment being considered “experimental”
  • Who should sign the treatment plans cost
  • What it will take for insurers to consider this treatment reasonable and necessary
  • How success will be measured and considerations of whether treatment should continue.

Insurer's Position: Wanda Rumsam, Adjuster, AllState Canada

Defence Counsel Perspective: Kadey B.J. Schultz, Partner, Schultz Frost LLP

Plaintiff Counsel Approach:David Levy, Managing Partner, Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP

Law Clerk's Point of View: Tania Harris, Senior Law Clerk, Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP

Forest Hill Ballroom


Refreshment Break

Yorkville Room


Panel Discussion (all)

Neil Sacks moderates discussion of all speakers about issues raised throughout the day

Forest Hill Ballroom


Closing Remarks

Renée Vinett, Partner, Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP
John Welton, Partner, Henderson Structured Settlements LP

Forest Hill Ballroom



Yorkville Room

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