Dr. Stefano Carda


Associated MD, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV) Dr. Carda obtained his post-graduate education in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in 2003. He has an extensive experience in neurological rehabilitation, gait analysis and spasticity treatment. He is in charge for the Spasticity Outpatient Clinic, Orthosis Evaluation Program and Neuromuscular practice at the University Hospital in Lausanne. He is also in charge for the residents’ training in neurological rehabilitation.

 
 
 


 

Professor Thierry Deltombe

Professor Emeritus Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia Professor Thierry Deltombe is Head of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at the CHU UCL Namur site Godinne in Belgium and coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Spasticity Group devoted to spasticity treatment over the past 20 15 years. Professor Deltombe’s research interests includes determining the electrophysiological and functional long-lasting effect of neurotomy as a surgical treatment of focal spasticity. His interests lie in diagnostic nerve blocks with anaesthetics through which he makes decisions on medical and surgical treatments. He is also a member of the Board of the Royal Belgian Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine and of the European Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine , which seeks to further the scientific and ethic development of physical medicine and rehabilitation. As a specialist in physical and rehabilitation medicine, he has published numerous academic studies on muscle spasticity, mainly in the fields of equinus and stiff knee gait deformity among stroke patients.


 

Dr. Jordan Farag


– Resident Physician, University of British Columbia

Jordan Farag is a 4th year resident physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of British Columbia. He obtained his Bachelor of Health Sciences and Doctor of Medicine both from McMaster University. His broad clinical interests include spasticity management, musculoskeletal/sports medicine and electrodiagnostics. He enjoys playing hockey and cycling.

 
 
 


 

Dr. Heather Finlayson

Physiatrist, GF Strong Rehab Centre, University of British Columbia

Dr. Heather Finlayson is a physiatrist in the UBC Division of Physical Medical & Rehabilitation. She is the co-founder of the GF Strong Rehab Centre Interdisciplinary Spasticity Management Clinic. Her clinical interests include spasticity management, sports medicine, and electrodiagnostics. She is heavily involved in medical education.

 
 
 
 


 

Dr. Carl Ganzert


– Certified Orthotist, Hodgson Orthopedic Group

Carl is a Canadian certified Orthotist. As the consulting Orthotist for the New West Rehabilitation Neuro clinic, Carl engages in interdisciplinary treatment protocols for Upper Motor Neuron complexities. He brings the same collaborative approach to The ScoliClinic to help provide best practice Scoliosis care. As the acting director of the Hodgson group’s research division. Carl is involved in coordinating student based and independent research. He works with the rest of the group to bring data driven decision making to daily practice.

 
 
 


 

Dr. Emily Krauss

Dr. Emily Krauss MD MSc FRCSC is a practicing plastic surgeon in Victoria BC, specializing in Hand and Peripheral Nerve Surgery. She received a Master of Science in Neuroscience from the University of Alberta prior to attending medical school at the University of Calgary Cummings School of Medicine. After residency training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Dalhousie University, she completed a fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at Washington University in Saint Louis with Dr. Susan Mackinnon. During fellowship training, Dr. Krauss published book chapters and peer-reviewed publications on nerve transfers in spinal cord injury and brachial plexus injury. Dr. Krauss and Dr. Paul Winston organized the Peripheral Nerve and Spasticity Clinic in Victoria BC where they assess patients with complex upper extremity problems including spasticity, stroke, brachial plexus, peripheral nerve, and spinal cord injury, for peripheral nerve surgery.


 

Dr Patricia Mills

– Clinical Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia

Dr. Mills is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and a Principal Investigator at ICORD. She is also a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician Consultant at GF Strong Centre, Vancouver General Hospital, and University of British Columbia Hospital. She obtained her M.H.Sc in Health Care and Epidemiology from the University of British Columbia, her M.D. from the University of Toronto, and her medical specialty training at the University of British Columbia. In 2013 she was named as the first recipient of VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation’s Adopt a Young Scientist Award, receiving the VCHRI Mentored Clinician Scientist Award to support research salary funding. Her research focus is on the understanding and treatment of spasticity, a movement disorder that can significantly impact the health and quality of life of affected individuals.


 

Professor Franco Molteni (Italy)

– Director, Valduce hospital, Villa Beretta rehabilitation centre

Director of Valduce Hospital Rehabilitation Centre Villa Beretta Costa Masnaga Italy. Medical Degree from Milan University in 1981. In 1984, he received an award by the Italian Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He has collaborated with international partners including Moss Rehabilitation Centre in Philadelphia, USA, the Valduce Rehabilitation Hospital in Egypt and since 2018 he is a Consultant for the Thumbay Group UAE.
Since 2019 he is associated research scientist of National Council of Research STIIMA Institute Milan He has collaborated with several universities in Italy, including the University of Padova, Torino, and Milan. Since 2000, he is director of the gait and motion analysis laboratory of the Valduce Hospital Rehabilitation Centre. Prof. Molteni has led and steered several research projects and scientific collaborations including ones funded by the CARIGEST Foundation, Movendo Technology, and the Italian National Council of Research. From 2002-2006, Prof. Molteni was Director of the Italian Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. He is a member of the Italian Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Member of the Italian Society Clinical Movement Analysis and Member of the Valduce Foundation. Since 2002, he is also a Consultant for the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Istituto Neurologico “C.Besta”  


 

Dr Rajiv Reebye

– Clinical Associate Professor University of British Columbia, University of British Columbia

Dr. Rajiv Reebye is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) specialist and Clinical Associate Professor in the department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada.
Dr. Reebye is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC) and holds a specialist certificate in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
He is an attending physician on the inpatient neuro-musculoskeletal program and on the outpatient acquired brain injury and neuro-musculoskeletal programs at GF Strong Rehabilitation Center, Vancouver, Canada.
He is also a consulting physician in the spinal cord clinic at BC Children’s Hospital and at the UBC Multiple Sclerosis Clinic. Dr. Reebye is the director of the New Westminster Rehabilitation Medicine spasticity clinic- a community based spasticity clinic focusing on the treatment of patients with adult spasticity and also children with spasticity transitioning to adulthood. His research and teaching interests include casting post botulinum toxin injections for post stroke spasticity and use of ultrasound for chemodenervation in the treatment of spasticity.
Dr. Reebye enjoys clinical teaching and was awarded the Patricia Clugston Award for Excellence in teaching and the Duncan Murray excellence in teaching award from the UBC division of PMR. He is a bilingual examiner (English and French) for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for physiatry.  


 

Professor Areerat Suputtitada (Thailand)

– Chair of Neurorehabilitation Research Unit at Chulalongkorn University , Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok,Thailand

(英文/ in English) Professor Dr. Areerat Suputtitada is Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, full time working faculty at Chulalongkorn University and King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. She received 16 national awards, 11 international awards, and published more than 80 international and 4national articles in the areas of her experts including neurological rehabilitation, spasticity and dystonia, gait and motion, and Pain management. She has also been invited to lecture as the keynote speakers, parallel and symposium speakers and be chairpersons for over 120 international conferences. Currently, She receives Global Ageing Influencer Award 2018 and she is lifetime Global Ageing Influencer by Ageing Asia.

Professor Dr. Suputtitada has been elected and appointed to important positions in the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) such as the Chair of Women and Health Task Force, International Exchange Committee. Moreover, she is the youngest physician to have appointed as Professor in Thailand since she was only 36 years old.

She has been further studying and certifying in various advance rehabilitation medicine as Diploma in Pain, Movement disorders and Neurorehabilitation at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Colorado Neurological Institute, USA 1995-1996; Certificate in Gait and Movement Analysis in Austria 1996, England 2009, Sweden and Finland 2009; Certificate in Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy at Germany 2010; Certificate in Diagnostic Ultrasound and Ultrasound guidance injection in Australia 2012, AAPMR 2012, USA 2013; Certificate in Comprehensive Sports Medicine Update and Board Review in AAPMR and ASM in USA 2014. Certificate in Transcutaneous Direct Current Stimulation in Neuropsychiatric Research at Harvard U in Boston, USA 2016. Certificate in Motor Control in Biomechanics, Certificate in Investigation of Muscle Physiology, and Certificate in Delsys EMG analysis from ISEK, USA 2016, Certificate in FIMS Team Physician Development Course from International Federation of Sport Medicine 1994 and 2017, Certificate in Integrated Aging Care from Aging Asia 2017and 2018, Certificate in Toxin 2019; Basic Science and Clinical Aspects of Botulinum and Other Neurotoxins from European Accreditation Council for CME, Certificate in the World Academy of Pain Management Ultrasonography (WAPMU) 5th Annual Meeting and Review Workshop 2019, Certificate in Interventional Pain Medicine in Miami, Florida, USA 2019 by The Dade county Medical Association and World Institute of Pain.


 

Professor Stephen Tredwell MD MA FRCSC


Professor Emeritus Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia Stephen Tredwell MD MA FRCSC I was born in Victoria and graduated in Medicine UBC 1966. Post Graduate training in Medicine is a tortuous and confusing pathway for those in the field as well as outside it. My path went through: Chicago (Cook County Hospital)  UBC Orthopaedics. FRCSC in Orthopaedics 1973 with further sub specialty training in Hong Kong and Harvard. My clinical and academic career included a sub specialty in Paediatric Orthopaedics with a clinical focus in paediatric spinal deformity and a research focus on intermediate and long term clinical outcomes (paediatric trauma, scoliosis, paediatric hip disease).  I was instrumental in the development of the International Seating Symposium that is held every two years in Vancouver Currently I am an Emeritus Member Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Orthopaedic Association, Canadian Spine Society, Paediatric Orthopaedics Society of North America, and the Scoliosis Research Society.  The years since retirement have been full: completing a degree in Conflict Analysis, giving free rein to my passions for food and wine and contributing to the formation of Canada’s first Emeritus College that is now sited at UBC


 

Dr. Daniel Vincent

MD FRCPC ABDA AAMRO – Consultant Interventional Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia UBC, Vancouver Island Health Authority

Dr. Daniel D. Vincent has been practising anesthesiology for 34 years, providing service in pain medicine, medical review and disability assessment. His practice focuses on chronic pain assessment and management.
Dr. Vincent is currently credentialed with the department of anesthesia, Vancouver Island Health Authority, and the University of British Columbia’s department of anesthesiology, pharmacology and therapeutics. He has served as a certified medical review officer (drug testing and compliance) and consultant with Acculab of Canada, Edgewood Health Network and Pegasus Recovery Solutions. Current affiliations and society memberships include: American Society of Addiction Medicine; International Society of Addiction Medicine; American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians; American Association of Medical Review Officers; and American Board of Disability Analysts.


 

Dr. Paul Winston MD FRCPC

CANOSC Co-Founder, Dr. Paul Winston is the President of the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Medical Director of Rehabilitation and Transitions for Island Health and Medical Lead of Rehabilitation Medicine at Victoria General Hospital. He is a clinical assistant professor with the University of British Columbia and the Island Medical Program.  Dr. Winston obtained his BSc. in Human Biology at the University of Toronto and his Medical Degree from the University of Western Ontario. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at U of T and obtained his EMG exam diploma from the Canadian Neurological Sciences Foundation.  Dr. Winston practices a wide physiatry practice, with both hospital based in-patient and out-patient neurorehabilitation medicine with a focus on spinal cord Injury, brain injury and spasticity management.  He is Victoria based, but work at the UBC Multiple Sclerosis clinic and New West Rehab.