Presentations

2017

  • Cockburn L., Mbibeh L., Nganji J., Chirac AJ., Kennedy N., Han S. (2017). Using assistive technology to improve communication, knowledge, and skills in communities of practice and disability inclusive development. AfriNEAD conference. Ghana.
  • Njelesani J. (2017). Engaging inclusive education research with policy and practice. International Institute for Qualitative Methodology Conference: Qualitative Research Across Boundaries. Edmonton, Canada.
  • Njelesani J. (2017). Expanding a critical occupational approach. Annual OT Summit of Scholars. Boston, U.S.A.
  • Njelesani J., Pontes T., Davis J., & Polatajko H. (2017). Test construction of the Occupational Repertoire Development Measure- Parent (ORDM-P). AOTA Annual Conference. Philadelphia, U.S.A.
  • Njelesani J., & Aldrich, B. (2017). Doing, being, & becoming a tenured professor: Conversations for junior faculty on the tenure track. AOTA Annual Conference. Philadelphia, U.S.A.
  • Njelesani J., Pontes T., Davis J., & Polatajko H. (2017). Parents’ perspectives of the Occupational Repertoire Development Measure-Parent (ORDM-P). CAOT Annual Conference. Charlottetown, Canada.
  • Thomas, H., Momin, S., Davis J., Njelesani J., Pontes T., & Polatajko H. (2017). Occupational Repertoire Development Measure – Child (ORDM-C): A usability study. CAOT Annual Conference. Charlottetown, Canada.

2016

  • Nixon S., Scott M., Baldock K., Cameron D. (2016). Ethical Guidelines for Photography in the context of Global Health. Moving Forward Together: Advancing Rehabilitation in a Global Context. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Freeman A., Rushford N., Cameron D. (2016). Disaster Preparedness and Response. CAOT Conference. Banff, Alberta, Canada. 
  • Landy R., Oliver B., O’Hearn S., Cockburn L., Baxter L., Robrigado K., O’Brien K., Cameron D., Au A., Cameron C., Nixon S. (2016). Developing Accountability to Difference: A Scoping Study of Enhancing Reflexivity in Health Professions Education. Canadian Conference on Medical Education. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 
  • Hooshvar Z., Cameron D., Houshvar P. (2016). What we can learn from occupational abandonment in other cultures. CAOT Conference. Banff, Alberta, Canada. 
  • Kenchi J., Chirac AJ., Cockburn L. (2016). Celebrating 3 Decades of CBR in Cameroon. 2nd CBR World Congress – Empowering and Enabling Community actions towards human rights and sustainable development through CBR, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Kenchi J., Cockburn L., Mbibeh L., Chirac AJ., Mue P., Benuh E., Hashemi G. (2016). The GRID Network: A CBR Community of Practice. 2nd CBR World Congress – Empowering and Enabling Community actions towards human rights and sustainable development through CBR, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Chirac AJ., Muffih PT., Cockburn L., Benuh E., Kenchi J., Shei CM., Agho GT., Atanga LL., Litinyuy WA. (2016). Overcoming Barriers to Social Inclusion for Women with Disabilities, 2nd CBR World Congress Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Cockburn L., Chirac AJ., Mbibeh L., Tonain NP. The GRID Network – Groups for Rehabilitation and Inclusive Development. (2016). Building Communities of Practice for Rehabilitation and Inclusive Development in the North West Region of Cameroon. McGill University. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 
  • Njelesani J., Teachman G., Durocher E., Hamdani Y., & Phelan S. (2016). Examining occupation through a critical occupational approach. SSO:USA & CSOS Conference. Portland, U.S.A.
  • Parnes P., Hashemi G., & Njelesani J. (2016). AAC in low income countries: Understanding the context. International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication Conference. Toronto, Canada.
  • Hui N., Vickery E., Njelesani J., & Cameron D. (2016). Gendered experiences of children with disabilities in inclusive education. Annual OSOT Conference. Mississauga, Canada.
  • Gregorius S., Dean L., Smith H., Njelesani J., & Bates I. (2016). Capacity Strengthening: Towards a holistic definition for Global Health to allow for more resilient and responsive programming.  Global Symposium on Health Systems Research. Vancouver, Canada.
  • Bates I., Dean L., Mulamba C., Njelesani J., Dacombe R., Mbabazi P.S., & Rio F. (2016). A novel approach to develop capacity for a global laboratory system to increase access for reliable diagnosis and surveillance of Neglected Tropical Diseases.  Global Symposium on Health Systems Research. Vancouver, Canada.
  • Chefero S., Baron S., Davis J., Njelesani J., Pontes T., & Polatajko H. (2016). Constructing a measure of occupational repertoire development for children. CAOT Annual Conference. Banff, Canada.
  • Hashemi G., Njelesani J., et al. (2016). Development of an inter-professional model for inclusive global health research: Experience from 7 countries. CAOT Annual Conference. Banff, Canada.
  • Hui N., Vickery E., Njelesani J., & Cameron D. (2016). The influence of gender and disability on inclusive education opportunities. Moving Forward Together: Advancing Rehabilitation in a Global Context Conference. Montreal, Canada.
  • Hashemi G., Njelesani J., et al. (2016). Development of an inter-professional model for inclusive global health research: Experience from 7 countries. AOTA Annual Conference. Chicago, U.S.A.

2015

  • Trentham, B., Stier, J., Cockburn, L. Cameron, D., Renwick, R., Fourt, A., Langlois, S. Sangrar, R. (2015). Inclusive Occupational Therapy Education: Who and How are We Excluding. CAOT Conference. Manitoba, Canada.
  • Graner, Grove-White, Cameron, Chavez. (2015). Preparing Global Citizens: Fostering Readiness for International Clinical Internships. CAOT Conference. Manitoba, Canada. 
  • Benuh, E., Cockburn, L., Kenchi J., Chirac Awa, J. (2015). Integrating CBR with disability inclusive development: Looking outside CBR to overcoming barriers to participation and social inclusion. 5th CBR Africa Network Conference.
  • Benuh, E., Cockburn, L., Chirac Awa, J., Kenchi J. Enabling Self-Help groups to implement activities of the social component of the CBR Guidelines. 5th CBR Africa Network Conference. 
  • Cockburn L., Ritchie A., Hashemi G., Noumi C., Skead K., Lukong E. (2015). Education and children with disabilities in Cameroon: – An overview of the emerging field of inclusive education research. The Second Biennial Inclusive Education conference in West and Central Africa. Buea, South-West, Cameroon.
  • Teachman G., Njelesani J., Durocher E., Hamdani Y., & Phelan S. (2015). Thinking critically about ‘normal’ occupation across the lifespan. CAOT Annual Conference. Winnipeg, Canada.
  • Dean, L., Njelesani J., Smith, H., & Bates, I. (2015). Promoting sustainable research partnerships: a case study of a UK-Africa capacity strengthening award scheme. 9th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health. Basel, Switzerland

2014

2013

  • May 24.Cleaver S, Fraser M, Camden C, Bourgeois AM, Andreoli A, Nixon SA. Have advocacy, will travel: The intersection of the Advocate Role and global health physiotherapy. Canadian Physiotherapy Association Congress 2013, Montreal, Canada. Presentation.
  • May 24.Cassidy C, Chan C, Englehardt J, Meru R, Fraser M, Nixon SA. Thinking beyond our borders: Investigating ideal competencies for Canadian physiotherapists working in resource-poor countries. Canadian Physiotherapy Association Congress 2013, Montreal, Canada.  Presentation.

2012

  • Oct 21.Haro A, Knight B, Cameron D, Nixon SA. The Impact of International Fieldwork Placements on Clinical Rehabilitation Practice. 19th Canadian Conference on Global Health. Ottawa, Canada.  Presentation.
  • Oct 21. Ahluwalia P, Nixon SA, Cameron D, Mori B, Cockburn L, Ellwood L. The Map Study: Use of the WEIGHT Guidelines to Analyze Rehabilitation Internships. 19th Canadian Conference on Global Health. Ottawa, Canada.  Presentation.
  • Aug 22. Cockburn L, Wango J, Anjonga E, Mukong N, Benuh E, Chow K, Kiani S, Bramall A. Better Practices in Rehabilitation in Africa: Learning collaboratively to change frontline practices. Poster. Guidelines International Network G-I-N Conference, Berlin, Germany.
  • Jul 24.  Njelesani J, Cameron D, Parsons J, Nixon SA. Work experiences of people with disabilities who are HIV+ in Lusaka, Zambia. XIX International AIDS Conference, Washington DC, USA. Poster
  • Jul 24. Njelesani J, Cameron D, Gibson BE, Nixon SA, Polatajko H. Who gets to play?: Evaluating sports as the means for HIV programming through an occupational perspective. XIX International AIDS Conference, Washington DC, USA. Poster.
  • June 1. Lee A, Talag A, Cockburn L. Exploring the experiences of cultural humility in Canadian occupational therapists. CAOT conference, Quebec City, Poster Presentation.
  • June 1. Cockburn L,Wango J, Benuh E, Anjonga E, Mukong N, Chow K, Kiani S, Manaseh C, Nyincho S. Best practices in Africa: Cameroonian experiences in developing rehabilitation guidelines. CAOT conference, Quebec City, Poster Presentation.
  • Apr 21. Nixon SA, Cameron C, Hanass-Hancock J, Simwaba P, Solomon P.  Operationalizing qualitative HIV research fieldwork in a resource-poor country: Lessons learned in Lusaka, Zambia regarding rigourous and ethical research procedures. 21st Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Oral presentation.
  • Apr 19. Njelesani J, Cameron D, Gibson BE, Nixon SA, Polatajko H.  Who gets to play: Evaluating sports as the means for HIV programming through an occupational perspective. 21st Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  Poster.

2011

  • Nov 30. Cockburn L, and members of the BCCSDR Best Practices in Rehabilitation Team. The Importance of Best Practices: Learning and Doing. Extended Panel presentation, 2011 Bamenda Conference on Disability and Rehabilitation, Bamenda, North West Region, Cameroon.
  • Nov 15. Nixon SA, Cameron C, Cameron D et al. “Are we not human?!”: The need for anti-stigma interventions for people living with HIV and disability in Zambia. Global Health Conference, Montreal, Canada. Poster.
  • Nov 15. Nixon SA, Cameron C, Hanass-Hancock J, Solomon P. Operationalizing qualitative fieldwork in a resource-poor setting: lessons learned for effective, efficient and ethical research procedures. Global Health Conference, Montreal, Canada. Oral Presentation.
  • Nov 15. Cockburn L, Wango J, Benuh E, Cleaver S. The prevalence of impairments and disabilities in the North West Region of Cameroon 2011. Global Health Conference, Montreal, Quebec.
  • Nov 15. Wango J, Njitor A, Cockburn L, Achiniegeh R, Nyingcho S, Hashemi G, Benuh E. Towards inclusive global health research: Lessons learned from disability and rehabilitation research in Cameroon. 2011 Global Health Conference, Montreal, Quebec.
  • Jun 22. Nixon SA, Cameron C, Cameron D, Hanass-Hancock J, Solomon P, Yoshida K. Opportunities for Physiotherapists to Advance Practice, Policy and Research with People With Disabilities who are HIV-Positive.World Congress of Physical Therapy. Amsterdam, Netherlands. Poster.
  • Jun 22. Nixon SA, O’Brien K, Myezwa H, Hard J, Abbud G. Symposium: Physical Therapy Leadership in Disability and HIV: Sharing International Perspectives. World Congress of Physical Therapy. Amsterdam, Netherlands.. Oral Presentation.
  • June 22. Hashemi G, Cockburn L, Nyincho S, Benuh E, Wango J, Parnes P. The Accessible AIDS Materials for Persons With Disabilities Project. Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) 2011 Annual Conference: Public Health in Canada: Innovative Partnerships for Action, Palais des congrès, Montréal, QC. Poster.
  • Jun 21. Ahulwalia P, Hard J, Hicks E, Dalziel B, Nixon SA. Short-term clinical placements in the third world: can they do more good than harm? World Congress of Physical Therapy. Amsterdam, Netherlands. Poster.
  • June 15. Boudreau ML, Cameron D, Drynan D, Laukner H, Cockburn L, O’Hearn S, Moliner C, Storr C, Villeneuve M. ACOTUP Sponsored Session: The ethics of working and learning in developing countries. CAOT Conference, Saskatoon, SK.
  • June 15. Cockburn L. The Potential contributions of OTs for addressing HIV and AIDS. Poster presentation. CAOT Conference, Saskatoon, SK. Poster.
  • June 12. Nixon SA, O’Brien K, Zack E, Ibanez-Carrasco F, Hanass-Hancock J. 15 years of HIV and rehabilitation research in Canada: Instructive, essential or irrelevant for sub-Saharan Africa? Oral Presentation.
  • Jun 12. Nixon SA, Hanass-Hancock J. Symposium: Is disability the way of the future for conceptualising and managing HIV in the era of ART? 1st International HIV Social Science and Humanities Conference: Locating the Social. Durban, South Africa. Oral Presentation.
  • May 14. Wango J, Njitor A, Cockburn L, Achiniegeh R, Nyingcho S, Hashemi G, Benuh E. Towards Inclusive Community-based Research: Lessons learned from disability and rehabilitation research in Cameroon. Skill building workshop. CU Expo Community—University Partnerships: Bringing Global Perspectives to Local Action”, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.
  • Apr 17. Nixon SA, Cameron C, Cameron D, Hanass-Hancock J, Ibanez-Carrasco F, Manning E, Parsons J, Simwaba P, Solomon P, Yoshida K. The Intersectionality of HIV and Disability in Zambia: Results from the Sepo Study. 20th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research. Toronto, Canada.  Poster.
  • Apr 17. Manning E, Cameron C, Solomon P, Nixon SA. Wrestling with our Imperialist Do-Gooder legacy: Coming into Critical HIV Research in a Zambia-Canada partnership as a new Researcher. 20th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research. Toronto, Canada.  Poster.
  • Apr 17. Nixon SA, Cameron C, Cameron D, Hanass-Hancock J, Ibanez-Carrasco F, Manning E, Parsons J, Simwaba P, Solomon P, Yoshida K.  Inspiration, Hope and Silence: Canadian Reflections on Zambian Fieldworker Involvement in International HIV Research.  20th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research. Toronto, Canada.  Poster.

2010

  • July 23. Cockburn L. The Responses of Bamenda Disability Organizations to HIV and AIDS: A Multiple Case Study. XVIII International AIDS Conference, Vienna.
  • May 4. Hashemi G, Cockburn L, Suffling K, Wilson K, Mue P, Benuh P, Yuh S, Muso P, Wango J. Developing occupational therapy and occupational perspectives in the North West Region of Cameroon: Reflections on 5 years of partnership in rehabilitation. WFOT Congress, Santiago, Chile. Poster.
  • Mar 1. Cockburn L, Benuh B, Wango J, Aspiras H, Chow K. Best Practices in Rehabilitation in Africa: Results from Year One of a Collaborative Three-Year Project Poster. Presented at the GTA Best Practices Day, Sutton Place Hotel, Toronto, ON.
  • Jan 29. Cockburn L. Sexuality and Everyday Life:  Inclusion and Disability Activism in the North West Region of Cameroon. Invited speaker, ICDR symposium, Toronto, ON.

2009

  • Nov 17. Nixon SA, Hanass-Hancock J. HIV and Disability in a Global Context: Into the Spotlight at Last. Ontario HIV/AIDS Research Conference. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Abstract #168. Oral presentation.
  • Sept. Cockburn L, Suffling K, Wilson K, Mue P, Benuh P, Yuh S, Muso P, Chow K, Aspiras H, Schultz T, Hashemi G, Wango J. Developing occupational therapy and occupational perspectives in the North West Region of Cameroon: Reflections on 5 years of partnership in rehabilitation. OTARG Congress ~ Occupational Therapy Africa Regional Group. Poster.
  • Sep 23. Nixon SA, Hanass-Hancock J. HIV, AIDS and Disability: A New Agenda for Integration of Interventions in Southern Africa. 9th International AIDS Impact Conference. Gaborone, Botswana.. Poster.
  • Sep 23. Casale M, Nixon SA, Flicker S, Rogan M Taking Seriously our Obligations to Share Research Results: One Approach to Knowledge Transfer and Exchange with Adolescents. 9th International AIDS Impact Conference. Gaborone, Botswana. Poster.
  • June 21. Bremer K, Cockburn L, Acheinegeh R. A Research Study on the Reproductive Health Experiences of Women with Disabilities in the North West Region. Poster presented in the Research and Innovation Program at the SOGC ACM 2009 (Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada Annual Clinical Meeting), Halifax, NS.
  • June 9. Cockburn L. The Responses of Bamenda Disability Organizations to HIV/AIDS: A Collective Case Study. Canadian Public Health Association 2009 Annual Conference Public Health in Canada: Strengthening Connections, Winnipeg Convention Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • May 30. Crawford E, Biggar J, Huang A, Leggett A, Landry M, Mori B, Nixon S. Examining International Clinical Internships for Canadian Physical Therapy Students: The History, The Trends, The Future. Canadian Physiotherapy Congress. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Oral Presentation.
  • Apr 26. Bremer K, Cockburn L, Acheinegeh R. A Research Study on the Reproductive Health Experiences of Women with Disabilities in the North West Region, Poster presented at the Comprehensive Research Experience for Medical Students (CREMS) Medical Student Research Day.
  • Apr 24. Casale M, Flicker S, Nixon SA. Fieldwork Challenges and Lessons Learned from a Canada-South Africa HIV Prevention Research Partnership. 18th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Abstract #6138. Oral Presentation.
  • Mar 31. Casale M, Flicker S, Nixon SA. Fieldwork Challenges and Lessons Learned from a North-South Public Health Research Partnership. 4th South African AIDS Conference. Durban, South Africa. Abstract #339. Poster.

2008

  • Dec 5. Bremer K, Cockburn L, Acheinegeh R. A Research Study on the Reproductive Health Experiences of Women with Disabilities in the North West Region. Presented at the Bamenda Conference on Disability and Rehabilitation.
  • Aug 28. Parnes P, Bone G, Cockburn L, Zack E, Benuh E, Bambo D. Closing the Gaps Between HIV/AIDS, Disability and Development. Presented at the Rehabilitation International Conference, Quebec City.

2007

  • Aug 18. Suffling K, Nshiom K, Cockburn L, Suh P, Yuh S. Preventing disablement, improving workers rights: The Healthy Hands project. 2007 Bamenda Conference on Disability and Rehabilitation.
  • Aug 17. Cockburn L. Building a Collaborative Community Based Disability and Rehabilitation Research Program in the North West Province. Paper presented at the Bamenda Conference on Disability and Rehabilitation.
  • July 18. Cockburn L, Bambo D, Benuh E, Bone G, Parnes P, Zack E. Understanding the links: Disability, Rehabilitation and HIV/AIDS Issues in Africa. Graduate Research Symposium. College of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences, Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • July 11. Hashemi G, Cockburn L. Disability related policies and resources in North West Province, Cameroon. Paper presented at the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists conference.
  • May 20. Cockburn L. Mainstreaming Disability Rights in Africa: Can Canadian Universities be Allies? Panel 29, Canadian Association of African Studies, Toronto.
  • May 20. Cameron D, Parnes, P, Cockburn L. Building Networks to build Inclusion. Canadian Association of African Studies, Toronto.
  • May 20. Suffling K, Nshiom K, Cockburn L, Suh P, Yuh S. Preventing disablement, improving workers rights: The Healthy Hands project. Canadian Association of African Studies, Toronto.

2006

  • Aug 17. Worthington C, Myers T, O’Brien K, Cockerill R, Nixon S, Bereket, T. HIV health professional referrals to community services and views of service challenges in a nationally-funded health-care system. XVI International AIDS Conference. Poster.
  • July 28. Cockburn L. Best Practice and Evidence Based Practice in Rehabilitation Settings. 2006 Bamenda Conference on Disability and Rehabilitation, July 28, 2006, Bamenda, North West Province, Cameroon. 
  • Apr 23. Cockburn L. Inclusion, Disability and Rehabilitation: Collaborations in Cameroon. Canadian Association of African Studies Conference. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

2005

  • May. Suffling K, Lenz P, Tih T, Cockburn L, Hashemi G. Introducing occupational therapy to rehabilitation services in a Cameroon hospital, Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference, Vancouver, B.C.

 

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