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The Rewarding World of Rural Rehab; A Coast to Coast Tour
This session will explore working in a rural practise; highlighting settings from Cornerbrook NL, Hunstville, ON, Kamloops (& Interior Health), BC

Dr. Lapp will be primarily a description of the steps he took to decide on a rural practice in Huntsville Ontario, the method of building a successful practice, techniques to maintain abilities without local colleagues, and value of rural living.

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

- Identify the positives (professionally and personally) of rural practise
- Know the practise set up for working in a rural setting
- Describe how to remain current and up to date in PMR for patient care
- Discuss linking new graduates/trainees to rural programs
- Recognizing opportunities for work-life balance

Jill Calder, Physiatrist, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy, Kamloops, BC
Tim Lapp, Physiatrist, Huntsville, ON
Paul Woolfrey, MD, FRCPC, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Memorial University

CanMEDS: Medical Expert, Communicator, Collaborator, Leader, Professional

Target Audience: Physicians, Residents, Medical Students, Faculty

Host: Larry Robinson, MD, FABPMR, Professor and Division Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sunnybrook Research Institute

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. You may claim a maximum of 1.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

Declaration of COI:
- Dr. Calder receives honoraria from Kamloops Medical Staff Association; Relationship(s) : Treasurer/Secretary, stipend annually.
- Dr. Calder is has Membership on advisory boards or speakers’ bureaus for KAMLOOPS BAROQUE ORCHESTRA SOCIETY; Relationship(s) : Treasurer, non-profit

Mar 3, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Jill Calder
Physiatrist @Rehabilitation Services, Kamloops, BC
Dr. Calder graduated with dual qualifications in Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy at UBC, 1982, MD at Queen's 1986, and a PMR Fellowship at Dalhousie, 1991. She has been practicing and developing Rehabilitation Services in Kamloops BC for inpatient, outpatient, and regional services. Special contributions include development of the Electromyography Lab, Telerehab, Autism teams, Developmental Paediatric, and ALS outreach services. For the majority of her career, practice in Kamloops was as a sole PMR Specialist. Collegial relationships in Kamloops supported developments. For various community advocacy projects Dr. Calder received the Doctors of BC Silver Medal of Service, 2018. Kamloops and region has provided a wonderful work life balance of music, arts, and sports. Dr. Calder plays in two amateur symphonies on bassoon or flute, bikes to work and the surrounds, and gets to the local mountains for snow sports.
Tim Lapp
Physiatrist @Huntsville, Ontario
I trained in PM&R at Queens University, completing my Fellowship in 1995. That summer I began a solo practice in Huntsville Ontario, about three hours north of Toronto, population 11,500. It was a general practice for the most part, primarily office based but with weekly in-patient care. Over the years it has morphed into predominantly neuromuscular medicine, but I still see in-patients and provide general rehabilitation care for the standard PM&R population of patients. In addition to clinical care, my professional life includes participation in teaching and research as a faculty member of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Living in Muskoka has provided a wonderful lifestyle for my family. It is a community that emphasizes outdoor recreation. And the town facilities and youth activity options have kept our family happy and busy for decades. We have all thoroughly enjoyed becoming part of the fabric of our small town, and count ourselves very fortunate to have landed here.
Paul Woolfrey, MD, FRCPC
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, @Memorial University
Dr. Woolfrey received his MD from Memorial in 1992 and Fellowship in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from Dalhousie University in 1997. He is Physiatrist for a 10 bed in-patient Unit at Western Memorial Hospital in Corner Brook, NL. He has a special interest in the management and rehabilitation of Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, Spasticity, Amputees, Neuromuscluar Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury and Pain. Dr. Woolfrey has been on the CAPM&R executive since 2018 and Education Committee since 2016. He was Chair of the CAPM&R Pain Special Interest Group from 2014 -2016. He was Co-Chair of the Annual Scientific Meeting CAPM&R and course in Clinical Pearls in Non- Malignant Pain and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in 2014. He served on the Newfoundland and Labrador Integrated Stroke Strategy (ISSAC) and was recognized by the Canadian Paraplegic Association in 2006. He is presently on the steering committee for the Spinal Cord Injury Network of the Atlantic Provinces (SCINAPS).