Health Innovation Series

Learn. Discover. Be Inspired.

Toronto Rehab’s Health Innovation Series provides events that feature topical lectures by leading Toronto Rehab experts. Guests gain access to timely information on the latest advancements in rehabilitation and research. Talks are open to members of the public. 

On November 28, 2017 join us to learn about new treatments, technologies and research on pain.

An estimated 6 million Canadians –or about one in five of us—suffer from moderate to severe chronic pain. Many are poorly served by current treatments and the over-reliance on opioid medications has led to a growing national crisis. Canada is now ranked as one of the world’s leading per-capita consumers of opioids for the treatment of pain. A better understanding of pain and therapeutic alternatives is required.

As Canada’s leading adult rehabilitation hospital, Toronto Rehab has the expertise to take key steps to address this important societal issue.  Take this opportunity to learn more from our experts:

  • Dr. Andrea Furlan who helped develop the Canadian Opioid Guideline and pioneered the creation of Opioid Manager TM, a point-of-care tool for physicians prescribing opioids.
  • Dr. John Flannery who spearheads Project ECHO (Extension of Community Healthcare Outcomes) using the Ontario Telemedicine Network to share our expertise in chronic pain with family physicians across the province.
  • Dr. Dinesh Kumbhare who is investigating the use of ultrasound and other innovative methods to image pain for a more accurate diagnosis and the development of customized treatments.

For more information or to RSVP (by Friday, November 24, 2017), please contact Henry Zajac at 416.597.3422 x3967 or visit the event website at

Presented by Likrilyn Capital Corporation

Past Health Innovation Series topics include:

  • Sleep Apnea: Why It Matters - View Presentations 
  • Mental Health and Disability: Brain Health = Mental Health - View Presentations
  • Dementia: Stemming the Tide - View Presentations
  • Concussion Across the Spectrum of Injury: The Latest Diagnosis & Management
  • The Future of the Home: Learn more
  • Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES): Pioneering Developments for Paralysis
  • Brain Injury: Research and Therapies to Transform Outcomes
  • Conquering Your Pain: The Latest Approaches to Treatment and Rehabilitation
  • Transforming Stroke Outcomes
  • The Impact of Exercise On Diabetes Management
  • Leading the Way to a Healthier Heart
  • Dementia “The Aging Tsunami”

Why Sleep Matters

Disorders like chronic sleep loss and sleep apnea put us at greater risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and motor vehicle accidents. Toronto Rehab is an international leader in sleep medicine including sleep apnea, which affects nearly 2 million Canadians or about 10% of adults. As Canada’s leading adult rehabilitation hospital, Toronto Rehab has the expertise to provide innovative solutions for sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. On June 13, 2017, our leading specialists shared important information on new treatments, technologies and research.
Learn more about Sleep Apnea: Why it Matters 

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Mental Health and Disability: Brain Health = Mental Health

Mental health and physical health are fundamentally linked. Global estimates indicate that 15% of people live with disability (World Health Organization 2014) and that those living with chronic health conditions such as brain injury and dementia experience depression and anxiety at twice the rate of the general population. As Canada’s leading adult rehabilitation hospital, Toronto Rehab has unique expertise in developing innovative solutions to enhance brain and mental health for people living with disabilities. On April 11, 2017 our experts led an important discussion about Toronto Rehab’s mental health strategy.
Learn more about our vision for a mental health strategy  

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Dementia: Stemming the Tide

With approximately one new case diagnosed every five minutes in Canada, now is the time for accelerating progress and increasing hope in the battle against brain diseases like Alzheimer’s. On November 23, 2016 guests learned about how Toronto Rehab is pioneering new paradigms of care plus new technology and research that are allowing earlier diagnosis. View the presentations by some of our experts: