What does it take to care for a person after a Traumatic Brain Injury? The essential role of Primary Care.

Thu, October 05, 2023
Virtual Webinar - 12pm-1pm

Neuro Care Pathways


Canadian Clinical Practice Guideline







Hosted by AFHTO and UHN

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This interactive webinar, presented in collaboration with Dr. Mark Bayley, will explore how you can get the most out of the living updates to the Canadian Clinical Practice Guideline for the Rehabilitation of Adults with Moderate to Severe TBI. Complex chronic conditions, such as brain injury, require long-term coordinated care that involves primary care teams. Primary care is foundational to an individual’s recovery, and it is crucial for primary care teams to be equipped with up-to-date best-practice recommendations, resources, and clinical tools to appropriately care for individuals who have sustained a brain injury.
Key objectives for this presentation are to:

  1. Understand the importance of a Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) and Care Pathway to Primary Care. 
  2. Discuss the Guideline's updated recommendations and resources and how they relate to the Care Pathway and to Primary Care.  
  3. Explore how to effectively and efficiently apply the up-to-date best-practice recommendations, resources, and clinical tools in Primary Care.

Additional readings that emphasize the vital role of primary care in care for complex chronic conditions:

Speakers: Judith Gargaro (HBSc, MEd) in partnership with Dr. Mark Bayley (MD, FRCPC)

Speaker Bios: Dr. Mark Bayley is Program Medical Director at UHN Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and Senior Scientist at UHN KITE Research Institute. He is also a Professor of Medicine at University of Toronto in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He currently holds the Coriat Family Chair in Rehabilitation Innovations and is interested in enhancing rehabilitation outcomes for people with brain and spinal cord illness and injury. He has led multicentre trials of guideline implementation, technology and medications combined with exercise to enhance outcomes.
Judy Gargaro is the Manager for the Neurotrauma Care Pathways. Judy has been focusing on the development, implementing and evaluating evidence-based pathways of care for persons with a neurotrauma, with particular focus on those with comorbidities and who have traditionally been under-served by the healthcare system. Other initiatives include developing a Neurotrauma data strategy to assess quality of care, the Provincial TBI Report Card and the implementation of the Standards and Clinical Practice Guidelines for Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and for the Rehabilitation of Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.

Webinar recorded below:

Slide deck here