Message from Rajiv Kalsi, ISPO Canada President
2019 has been a busy year for the ISPO Canada Board. The highlight was participation in RehabWeek 2019, which took place June 24-28 in Toronto, and saw ISPO Canada join five other member societies and attract over 1400 delegates from around the world. Rehabweek provided a forum to present and discuss progress in research, development, standards and applications related to the rehabilitation of people with disabilities. ISPO Canada ran a two-day conference within RehabWeek, and we provided awards to four students for top poster and paper presentations. Thank you to all who attended and to our Board for participating in and organizing this unique conference opportunity.
Some of you may have attended the ISPO World Congress in Kobe Japan. I hope you found it to be a unique opportunity to visit Japan and its culture, and make connections with people from around the world working and studying in various aspects of rehabilitation. ISPO Canada was proud to be able to provide sponsorship funding to a delegate from Pakistan who would otherwise not have been able to attend the event. ISPO Canada is also providing funding for a PhD student to present research at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine meeting this month.
Finally, I would like to let members know that ISPO Canada is working on plans for the next few years. We want to ensure that our activities reflect ISPO’s vision and mission statement, which can be found here. The next major event will be the ISPO 2021 World Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, which will be a joint planning venture between ISPO Canada, ISPO US and ISPO Mexico. Stay tuned for more information!
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