The Chairperson for the evening will be Jeremy Nokes. The agenda is as follows:
6:20 Faculty, students and guests convene in the Auditorium
6:30 - 6:50 Title: "Can We Go Faster?" Edmund Chiu, Jordan Tingle & Laura Trevelin, Second Year Students - Prosthetic-Orthotic Technician Program
6:50 - 7:10 Title: "The World of Foot Orthoses" Emily Dyszuk, Second Year Student - Clinical Methods in Orthotics & Prosthetics Program
The Ontario Association of Prosthetics and Orthotics is a non-profit organization that represents the interests of Prosthetists, Orthotists, and Technicians. This presentation will provide a brief history on OAPO and detail the initiatives volunteers at OAPO are currently undertaking. The goal of the presentation is to raise awareness with students about respective Provincial Associations. We hope to encourage students to join their respective Provincial Associations when they graduate as members and/or as volunteers.
7:40 - 8:00 Title: "Sensory Feedback in Neuroprosthetics"
Ivan Capcap & Nam Vo, Second Year Students - Prosthetic-Orthotic Technician Program
8:00 - 8:20 Guest Speaker: Janice Olynich, B.A., CP(c)
Title: "Orthotic & Prosthetic Management of Conditions Affecting the Canine Carpal Joint"
Janice's early interest in animal care started when she took a part-time job at a veterinary clinic while in high school. After taking a different path with her formal education, Janice obtained an Honours degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario.
Her post-graduate studies were done in the field of Prosthetics & Orthotics at George Brown College in Toronto. When she came to the city to study she began working part-time at Westside Animal Hospital and kept that job for seven years, while studying and later while working full time.
After graduating from the Clinical Methods in Orthotics and Prosthetics program, Janice began working at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in their prosthetics department.
A chance opportunity to fit a dog with a prosthetic leg led to the idea of creating a Toronto-based custom prosthetic and orthotic service for animals.
In the years since its establishment there has been increased awareness of the products that PawsAbility offers, and enthusiastic acceptance by the many veterinarians who refer to this unique service.
Janice now works regularly with veterinary surgeons from the major rehabilitation and referral centres in and around Toronto, and as well with the University of Guelph Small Animal Clinic.