Pediatric rehabilitation and orthopedic surgery : TAKING EACH STEP TOGETHER

Monday, February 4th  - Registration deadline, January 25, 2019.


It is a pleasure for the Shriners Hospitals for Children team to welcome you to this symposium which highlights the collaboration between the rehabilitation team and pediatric orthopedic surgery team. This interdisciplinary work is key to successfully serving our clientele living with complex and chronic needs. The speakers will present the results of their research and experience in order to promote the sharing of best practices.


During the day, you will have the opportunity to choose the track you want in order to customize your learning (see the schedule below). There will also be opportunities for networking and getting to know colleagues from the greater Montreal area. In addition, we invite you to share your own findings by submitting an abstract for a poster.


Register soon! We look forward to seeing you.


Submit an abstract - submission date extended to January 25:

If you wish to submit an abstract, please fill in the form (see Shared files) and return it to Emily Lecker, before January 25th. Please note that depending on the version of Adobe that you use, you may have to save the document in word, or print and scan prior to sending it to us. As well, please remember to register!



Registration fees are $100 for Health Professionals and $75 for Students. Registration includes lunch, coffee breaks and the networking cocktail. To register, simply click on the Registration tab at the top of the page and complete the form with payment. All registrations must be completed by January 25.


New! By popular demand!

For those of you who cannot travel to us, we are happy to offer a visio-conference option. Registration for this option is $50.




We are happy to provide the schedule for the day:


8:00 to 8:15 am


Kelly Thorstad & Emily Lecker


Cerebral palsy

8:15 to 9:15 am 

Functional outcome of selective dorsal rhizotomy compared to the natural history of cerebral palsy 

Jean-Pierre Farmer, M.D. (in English)


9:15 to 9:45 am

An interdisciplinary approach to intensive rehabilitation post selective dorsal rhizotomy 

Nikita Gandhi & Marie-Élaine Lafrance (in French & English)


9:45 to 10:15 am

Orthopaedic surgery in children with cerebral palsy

Mohammed Alotaibi, Ambra Donzelli and Doron Keshet in collaboration with Thierry Benaroch, M.D. (in French & English)


10:15 to 10:45 am


Poster Session and Othotic Vendors



10:45 to 11 am

Arthrogryposis, rehabilitation and patient-oriented research

Noémi Dahan-Oliel (in English)


11 to 11:15 am

Using the COPM to ensure a family-centered model of care in a hospital based setting: outcomes from a pilot project in the multidisciplinary arthrogryposis clinic

Emily Lecker (in English)



Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI)

11:15 to 11:30 am

Drug therapy in osteogenesis imperfecta

Frank Rauch, M.D. (in English)


11:30 to 11:45 am

When and how to perform rodding in children with OI

Reggie Hamdy, M.D. (in English)

11:45 am to 12:15 pm

Rehabilitation in children with OI

Corinne Mercier & Marie-Élaine Lafrance (in French)


12:15 pm  to 13:15 pm




Track 1

1:15 to 1:30 pm

ACL reconstruction in the female athlete 

Paul Martineau, M.D. (in English)


1:35 to 1:50 pm

Return to sport after ACL reconstruction

Stephanie Gould & Naudira Stewart (in English)


1:55 to 2:10 pm

New model of care for adolescent spine

Monica Chan & Marie-Josée Beaulieu (in English)


2:10 to 2:30 pm 



2:30 to 2:45 pm

Pelvic osteotomies for the treatment of acetabular dyslplasia in young adults

Neil Saran, M.D. (in English)


2:50 to 3:05 pm

Physical rehabilitation and motion analysis centres: a dynamic duo!

Louis-Nicolas Veilleux & Nancy Descôteaux (in English)



Track 2

1:15 to 1:30 pm

Surgical treatment options for the upper extremity for children with cerbral palsy 

Chantal Janelle, M.D. (in French)


1:35 to 2:05

Evaluation of spasticity in the upper extremity

Nathalie Bilodeau (in French)


2:05 to 2:25 pm 



2:30 to 2:45

Treatment of post surgical scars

Sarah Cachecho (in French)


2:50 to 3:15

Upper extremity splinting and taping: sharing our experience

Nathalie Bilodeau (in French)



General program

3:20 to 3:35 pm

Neuromuscular scoliosis… all you need to know!

Jean A. Ouellet, M.D. (in English)


3:40 to 3:55 pm

Rehabilitation in a global context: a short term surgical mission to Haiti

Nadine Henry & Chantal Damas (in English)


4:00 to 4:15 pm

Closing remarks

Jacques Boissonneault (in English & French)


4:15 to 5:15 pm

Cocktail & Networking



Transport information

Shriners Hospitals for Children - Canada is located at 1003, Decarie Boulevard (corner St-Jacques).

Please click here for more information on public transit and parking.





February 4 2019

Hôpitaux Shriners pour enfants - Canada
1003 Boulevard Décarie
Montréal, Québec
Canada, H4A 0A9

December 13, 2018 00:00 EST to February 1, 2019 16:15 EST
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