october, 2022

27oct4:00 pm5:00 pmAging with a Spinal Cord Injury in the Community4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Details

Zoom info is below.

Presenter: Sander L. Hitzig, PhD, Research Program Director at St. John’s Rehab Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute

Bio: Dr. Sander Hitzig is a psycho-social researcher with 20 years of experience conducting research in rehabilitation research.  He holds a PhD in Developmental and Cognitive Psychology and did his post-doctoral fellowship at Toronto Rehab’s Brain and Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Program – Lyndhurst Centre. His research in spinal cord injury has been focused on understanding factors that impact health and wellbeing while aging with a spinal cord injury in the community.  His most recent work in spinal cord injury was on exploring issues of social isolation on quality of life, and supporting the development of a national set of clinical indicators to improve rehabilitation care as it relates to emotional wellbeing and community participation. He has published 134 publications and is research has been funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Praxis Institute, and the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation.

Topic: People with spinal cord injury may experience premature aging, which can negatively influence physical, mental and social wellbeing.  As a result, this may increase the risk of experiencing secondary health conditions, such as pressure injuries, fragility fractures, and depression; all of which can limit the ability to participate in the community.  This presentation will provide a highlight of what is known about aging with a spinal cord injury in the community and highlight available resources to help people optimize their long-term health and wellbeing.

Zoom Details: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84112310321

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