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Back to School Conference 2017

Sep 28, 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 PIA Law and Toronto ABI Network are pleased to co-host the Back to School Conference 2017 at The Carlu on Thursday, September 28th.

This year’s conference will focus on ‘Brain Injury Across the Ages’.

At this time, the following speakers have been confirmed:

  • Dr. Paul Comper, Toronto Rehab
  • Dr. Nora Cullen, West Park Healthcare Centre
  • Dr. Rolf GainerRehabilitation Institutes of America
  • Carr Hatch, Thomson, Rogers
  • Dr. Meldon Kahan, Women’s College
  • Troy Lehman, Oatley Vigmond
  • Dr. Daune MacGregor, Hospital for Sick Children
  • Bryan Sansom, McLeish Orlando
  • Dr. R. Garth Smith, Hotel Dieu Hospital

COST

$150 – Early Bird (until July 31st)

$200 – As of August 1st.

Cost includes conference binder, breakfast buffet, lunch and cocktail reception.

All proceeds from this conference will be donated to Toronto ABI Network.

REGISTRATION

Online registration is now open for the Back to School Conference 2017.

CONFERENCE BROCHURE

View 2017 Back to School Conference Brochure

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This conference will be of special interest to social workers, discharge planners, occupational therapists, case managers and other healthcare professionals who treat, advise and advocate on behalf of the brain injury community.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

Conference attendance certificates will be provided to all delegates. Delegates are encouraged to review self-assessment guidelines issues by their professional college or association for continuing education credits or contact their professional college or association for further information

QUESTIONS

Please contact Elisa O’Neill of Thomson, Rogers at eoneill@thomsonrogers.com  or 416-868-3195.


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Join us for the 5th Annual MADD Canada PIA Law Strides for Change Event!

Jun 04, 2017
9:00 am

The 5th Annual MADD Canada PIA Law Strides for Change walk/run will take place on Sunday, June 4th at the beautiful JC Saddington Park in Mississauga (Port Credit).

Bring your friends, family, and your co-workers! Enjoy a health and safety fair, kid’s zone, tribute and survivor area and much more both before and after the walk!

Every step taken and pledge made will help raise funds and awareness for MADD Canada’s programs and services that will serve to keep our children and communities safer.


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Practical Strategies Webinar: June 1st In Review

Jun 01, 2017
9:00 am – 10:30 am

Thursday, June 1 , 2017 9:00 am – 10:30 am

This webinar is FREE

This Practical Strategies webinar is designed to provide health care professionals and lawyers with important updates on the law. This webinar is hosted by a panel of experienced personal injury lawyers, and health care providers. The goal of this webinar is to keep you informed and up to date.

Please join us on June 1st this webinar will help you:

  • Prepare for a LAT application
  • Argue your case at a LAT hearing
  • Understand how your role as a health care provider can assist in the LAT application
  • Understand the new CAT definition

The last 30 min will be devoted to answering your questions. Submit questions in advance by email to: nmacaalay@mcleishorlando.com

Click HERE to register for the FREE webinar

**This webinar will be broadcasted live and can be accessed anywhere using a computer with an internet connection.**

 


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BIST Community Agency Fair 2017

May 10, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us at the 2nd Annual BIST Community Agency Fair on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017.

The member firms of PIA Law, comprised of McLeish Orlando, Oatley Vigmond and Thomson Rogers, are honoured to be the Corporate Sponsors of the Community Agency Fair and the BIST ALIVE Expressive Art Show.

This FREE Fair is an opportunity for brain injury survivors, their families and professional caregivers to discover the various resources available to them throughout the GTA. It’s also a great opportunity for local community-oriented agencies to promote their services to a community whose disabilities and challenges are often not recognized.

The Fair will host 50 organizations offering various services.

For more information, please visit: Community Agency Fair & BIST Alive Expressive Art Show

If you have any questions, please contact the Brain Injury Association of Toronto at 416-830-1485 or info@bist.ca.

Hope to see you there!


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HHSC ABI Conference PIA Cocktail Party

May 04, 2017
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday, May 4, 2017 – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, Southwest Ballroom

Join us at the Hamilton Health Sciences ABI Conference visit one of the PIA firms’ booths to receive your VIP Access Pass.


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Celebrate #GivingTuesday by Supporting SCI Ontario

Nov 29, 2016

On Tuesday, November 29th PIA Law will support Giving Tuesday by matching dollar-for-dollar all donations made to SCI Ontario (up to a total of $5,000). This means that every dollar you donate will have twice the impact!

Click here to donate today!

 


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A LexisNexis Canada / PIA Law Webinar - What you need to know: Changes to Accident Benefits and Practice & Procedure at the LAT

Oct 25, 2016
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

 

Join us on October 25th for a FREE webinar from LexisNexis Canada and PIA Law. Industry-leading experts will provide an overview of the changes to Accident Benefits since June 1, 2016 and discuss the new practice and procedure at the Licensing Appeal Tribunal. You’ll also learn how innovative tools can help increase your efficiency and productivity and participate in a live Q & A with the expert panel.


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Practical Strategies for Experts: Testifying without Fear

Oct 20, 2016

A one-day conference for health care professionals and those who may be called to testify.


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Registration Now Open for Back to School Conference 2016

Sep 16, 2016
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

REGISTRATION is now open the 2016 Back to School Conference with PIA Law and Ontario Brain Injury Association.


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Voting Now Open for the 2016 Awards of Excellence!

Aug 08, 2016 – Sep 02, 2016

Voting for the 2016 Awards of Excellence in Brain Injury Rehabilitation is open from August 8 – September 2. The nominees for these awards have been selected by their peers for providing exceptional service to the brain injury community.


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Join us for MADD Canada's PIA Law Strides for Change event on June 5th!

Jun 05, 2016
9:00 am

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PIA Law Strides for Change in support of MADD Canada will take place on Sunday, June 5th at the beautiful JC Saddington Park in Mississauga (Port Credit).

Bring your friends, family, and your co-workers to MADD Canada’s 5km signature walk/run, Strides for Change! Enjoy a health and safety fair, kid’s zone, tribute and survivor area and much more both before and after the walk!

Every step taken and pledge made will help raise funds and awareness for MADD Canada’s programs and services that will serve to keep our children and communities safer.

For more information or to register, click here.


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Nominations are Open for the 2016 Awards of Excellence in Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Jun 01, 2016

The Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) in collaboration with the Personal Injury Alliance (PIA Law) is pleased to present the 2016 Awards of Excellence in Brain Injury Rehabilitation.


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Practical Strategies Webinar: The Dawn of a New Day - Understanding the “Catastrophic” Impact of the coming SABS Changes Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

May 10, 2016
9:00 am – 10:30 am

This webinar is FREE. 

The June 1st accident benefits changes will substantially reduce available funding for accident victims and will cause lengthy “catastrophic impairment” designation delays.

This Practical Strategies webinar will help you plan for the upcoming changes by addressing the following;

  • A review of the major reductions to statutory accident benefits and the applicable transitional rules;
  • A discussion on the new License Appeal Tribunal (replacing FSCO as of April 1, 2016) and the elimination of the right to sue in Court for accident benefits disputes;
  • A review of the narrower definition of “catastrophic impairment”; and,
  • Solutions to helping accident victims in keeping with these changes.

The webinar will be chaired by Dale Orlando, McLeish Orlando.

Panel includes: Dr. Ron Kaplan, Kaplan Psychologists; David MacDonald, Thomson, Rogers; Darcy Merkur, Thomson, Rogers; Ryan Murray, Oatley Vigmond.

The last 30 mins will be devoted to answering your questions in a live Q&A session. Submit questions in advance by email to: rsvp@pialaw.ca.

If you weren’t able to join us for the live webinar, you can view the recording below. 

The following resource materials are provided to address questions received during our webinar:

Additional Webinar Q&A

Brain Injury/Impairment in the Catastrophic Impairment Definition

Structured Interviews for the Glasgow Outcome Scale

 


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Practical Strategies Conference 2016 - Paediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: Protecting Our Kids

Apr 21, 2016

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A one-day conference for all health care professionals, patients and their families

Conference Goals

PIA Law is pleased to present a program which will address a broad range of topics surrounding Paediatric Traumatic Brain Injury which includes:

I. Increase awareness and understanding of Paediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
II. Development of advocacy protocols to support families affected by paediatric TBH
III. How the changes to the SABS will affect your patients and families following paediatric traumatic brain injury
IV. Provide a forum for discussion and have your questions answered by legal and health care professionals

Who should attend?

This conference will be of special interest to all health care professionals, patients and their families.

Continuing Education Credits

Conference attendance certificates will be provided.  Registrants are encouraged to review self-assessment guidelines issued by their professional college/association for continuing education credits or contact their professional college association for further information.

Conference Agenda

7:30 Registration and Breakfast

8:20 Welcome and Introduction
Co-Chairs: Robert Ben – Partner, Thomson Rogers, Patrick Brown – Partner, McLeish Orlando, and Adam Little – Partner, Oatley Vigmond

8:30 Substance Abuse and Traumatic Brain Injury
Dr. Michael D. Cusimano – University of Toronto, Neurosurgery

9:10 Exploring the Kings Outcome Scale (KOSCHI) for Children Attending Rehab and Long Term Outcomes for Paediatric TBI
Dr. Peter Rumney – Holland Bloorview

10:00 Refreshment Break

10:20 Collaborative Solutions for School Integration Following Paediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
Moderator: Patrick Brown – Partner, McLeish Orlando
Panelists: Mary Anderson – Case Manager, KIDS Community Health Services, Christine Kalkanis – Treatment Provider, Post Traumatic Rehabilitation Services, Sarah Diederichs, Holland Bloorview

11:20 The New SABS: Law and Strategies Relating to Paediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
Troy Lehman – Partner, Oatley Vigmond, Deanna Gilbert– Partner, Thomson Rogers

12:00 Lunch Break

1:00 Paediatric Life Care Planning
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jacob Neufeld – Medical Director of Paediatric Rehabilitation, St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital (Boise, Idaho, USA)

2:00 From the Hospital to the Community: Discharge Planning Issues
Moderator: David Tenszen – Partner, Thomson Rogers
Panelists: Kathy Gravel – Social Worker, Holland Bloorview, Cindy Ruelens – Social Worker, Holland Bloorview, Sarah Warren – Clinical Social Worker, The Social Work Consulting Group

2:45 Concussions and Return to Play: Protecting our Young People
Dr. Charles Tator – Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto

3:45 Questions from the Audience & Closing Remarks

4:15 Cocktail Reception

*all speakers and topics are subject to change

About the conference

We are pleased to present our keynote speakerDr. Jacob Neufeld 

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Dr Neufeld is the Medical Director of Paediatric Rehabilitation at St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise, Idaho, USA.  He is also practices Physiatry at Elk’s Rehabilitation Hospital and Pediatric Physiatry at John Muir, Walnut Creek, as well as Pediatrics at CHRCO.

He is certified by The American Board of Pediatrics, The American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – Subspecialty in Pediatric Rehabilitation National Board of Medical Examiners.Dr. Neufeld earned his master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina.

He completed his internship at Detroit Medical Center/Grace Hospital/Wayne State University. He served his residency in pediatrics and physical medicine and rehabilitation at Detroit Medical Center/Children’s Hospital of Michigan and the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan at Wayne State.

Dr. Neufeld has lectured on Paediatric Traumatic Brain Injury, written articles in various Journals such as The Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, The international Journal of Rehabilitation Research.

In addition, Dr. Neufeld volunteers for the Boise Rotary Club and in past has volunteered for  many camps, festivals for many organizations such as Muscular Dystrophy, Paralympics surrounding children.

Registration

Conference Registration fees are $100.00

Conference Materials, Breakfast buffet, Refreshment Break, Luncheon are provided compliments of the conference sponsors.

To register online:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/practical-strategies-conference-paediatric-traumatic-brain-injury-protecting-our-kids-tickets-20742189447

All fees from the conference will be added to the Community Healthcare Professional and PIA/OBIA Hospital Clinician Educational Bursary.  For more information on the Bursary visit www.pialaw.ca

Conference papers and presentations for download:

 

The New Catastrophic Impairment Definition Brain Injury in Children – By Troy Lehman and Deanna Gilbert

Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine: An Interdisciplinary Approach – By Dr. Jacob Neufeld

Associations between traumatic brain injuries and substance use among Ontario youth – By Michael D. Cusimano

Exploring the King’s Outcome Scale for Childhood Head Injury in Children – By Dr. Peter Rumney

Collaborative Solutions for School Integration Following Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury – By Patrick Brown

The New CAT Definition: Brain Injury in Children – By Deanna S. Gilbert and Troy H. Lehman

Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Life Care Planning – By Jacob A. Neufeld

From the Hospital to the Community: Discharge Planning Issues – By David Tenszen

Concussions and Return to Play: Protecting Young People – By Charles Tator

 

 


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SCIO – THE TRUE NORTH GALA (CELEBRATING THEIR 70TH ANNIVERSARY!)

Oct 08, 2015

Event Date: October 15, 2015 @ 6:00pm – 12:00am
Location: Grand Luxe Event Boutique

PIA Law is pleased to sponsor the True North Gala celebrating the SCIO’s 70th anniversary. The SCIO works tirelessly throughout Ontario to support those who have suffered from a spinal cord injury. Purchase tickets here.


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OSLA Conference: Advanced Perspectives on Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury

Sep 23, 2015

Date: October 22, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Don Valley Hotel & Suites, Toronto

PIA Law is pleased to sponsor The Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists annual conference on October 22, 2015. The education theme of this years conference is: Advanced Perspectives on Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury.

This course will address information regarding school-aged children with traumatic brain injury, focusing on TBI as a chronic disease, concussion, pragmatic social language issues, strategic learning and gist. Participants will be given techniques to use in their everyday lives while dealing with these issues.

To register and for further information, click here.


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Practical Strategies Webinar: What You Need to Know about Accident Benefits Heading into 2016

Sep 14, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 9:00 am – 10:30 am

This webinar is FREE

This Practical Strategies webinar is designed to provide Health Care Professionals with important updates on the law. This Webinar is hosted by a panel of experienced personal injury lawyers, accident benefit specialists, and insurance adjusters. The goal of this webinar is to keep you informed and up to date.

Please join us on October 27th when we review:
• Important accident benefits and tort decisions arising in the last 12 months.
• Case law and strategies for getting a client out of the MIG
• Details of the upcoming changes to the SABS

The last 30 min will be devoted to answering your questions. Submit questions in advance by email to: drockbrune@oatleyvigmond.com

Click HERE to register for the FREE webinar

**This webinar will be broadcasted live and can be accessed anywhere using a computer with an internet connection.**

 


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Voting is now open for the 2015 Awards of Excellence in Brain Injury Rehabilitation!

Aug 07, 2015

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The Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) in collaboration with PIA Law is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2015 Awards of Excellence in Brain Injury Rehabilitation!

To view the list of nominees and to cast your vote, click here.

The last day to cast your vote is August 28, 2015.

When voting, please vote for the person/company/organization that you believe has provided exceptional service to the brain injury community.

The 2015 Awards of Excellence will be presented to the recipients at the Back to School Conference hosted by PIA Law and the Toronto ABI Network on September 10th, 2015 at the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto.

Click here for more information on the Awards.


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Back to School Conference 2015 with PIA Law and Toronto ABI Network

Jun 15, 2015

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DATE: Thursday, September 10, 2015

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, 60 Yorkville Ave.  Google Map Directions

COST: $125 (Includes conference materials, continental breakfast, lunch, break refreshments and cocktail reception)

CONFERENCE
Proposed government changes to the automobile legislation in Ontario will dramatically reduce available funding for the treatment of seriously injured survivors of motor vehicle accidents.

This conference will examine the impact of the proposed changes on the delivery of treatment to accident victims.

The conference will include speakers who will provide information about innovative treatment protocols and a review of the “New Guidelines for Moderate to Severe TBI”.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This conference will be of special interest to social workers, discharge planners, occupational therapists, case managers, speech language pathologists, and other health care professionals who treat, advise and advocate on behalf of the brain injury community.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
Conference attendance certificates will be provided to all who attend.

AGENDA

Click Here to print Back To School conference Agenda

REGISTRATION
Please register early as spots fill up quickly. Please click here to register.

CONFERENCE HOSTS

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Practical Strategies Conference - Rehabilitation Challenges of the Invisible Injuries

Jun 10, 2015

Date: June 11, 2015
Time: 7:30 am – 3:45 pm

Conference Goals
This conference will enable participants to:
* Discover the impact of the latest legal decisions on your rehabilitation practice.
* Increase awareness and understanding of the serious impact of an invisible injury.
* Discover emerging trends in the diagnosis and treatments of invisible injuries.
* Network with leaders in their field in an informal cocktail reception following the program.

Click HERE for the full agenda.

Speakers Presentations:

Compassion Fatigue by Diana Tikasz

Connecting the Dots- Pain, Depression and Cognitive Impairment by Allan Walton

Treating the Post Traumatic Headache by Dr. Mark Gawel

Challenges of Assessing and Rehabilitating the Mild Brain Injury by Dr. Chanth Seyone

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Pain Disorders by Dr. Allan Gordon

Differentiating Somatoform Disorder, Factitious Disorder and Malingering By Dr. Gnam

Who Should Attend

This conference will be of special interest to life care planners, social workers, discharge planners, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, and other health care professionals who advise and, advocate on behalf of seriously injured patients of all ages in acute care and rehabilitation settings.

Continuing Education Credits
Conference attendance certificates will be provided. Registrants are encouraged to review self-assessment guidelines issued by their professional college or association for continuing education credits, or contact their professional college association for further information.

Registration Cost $100
Conference materials, breakfast buffet, refreshments, and luncheon are provided compliments of the conference sponsors.

Registration fees are donated entirely to:
PIA Law Educational Bursary Fund

PIA Law has established a continuing educational bursary to enhance the professional knowledge and skill development of clinicians and community health care professionals. This bursary will be given to those who have consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty to assist patients.

Please e-mail rsvp@mcleishorlando.com with the following information:
Name:
Position:
Organization:
Address:
City
Province:
Postal Code:
Phone:
Fax:
Email:

Return a copy of your e-mail with a cheque payable to McLeish Orlando LLP.
Mail to:
Attn: Nikaela Macaalay
McLeish Orlando LLP
One Queen Street E., Suite 1620
Box 76,
Toronto, Ontario, M5C 2W5

To Register and Pay by Visa or Mastercard* Click Here.

*Please note there is an Eventbrite processing fee of $3.49.

If you have any questions please feel free to email rsvp@mcleishorlando.com.

Registration is not complete until payment is received. A confirmation of registration will be sent to all attendees. If you do not receive a confirmation of registration you are not registered for the conference.

 


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2015 Awards of Excellence in Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Jun 01, 2015

The Ontario Brain Injury Association in collaboration with PIA Law is pleased to announce the 2015 Awards of Excellence in Brain Injury Rehabilitation!

These awards will be presented by the Ontario Brain Injury Association to recipients who have been selected by their peers for providing exceptional service to the brain injury community in the following six categories:

  1. Hospital Social Worker of the Year – This award will be given to the hospital social worker who has consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty to help brain injury survivors and their families. The recipient will be selected from social workers working at a trauma or rehabilitation hospital in the last year (2014/2015).
  2. Case Manager of the Year – This award will be given to a case manager working in private practice who has consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty to help catastrophically impaired brain injury survivors and their families. The recipient will be someone who has worked for at least the last year (2014/2015) as a private case manager helping catastrophically impaired brain injury survivors.
  3. Health Care Provider of the Year – This award will be given to the health practitioner who has consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty to assist the brain injury community. The recipient may be in the public or private sector and can be from any discipline whatsoever (i.e. physician, speech language pathologist, private social worker, occupational therapist, psychologist, physiotherapist, rehabilitation support worker, personal support worker, etc.). The recipient will be someone who consistently goes the extra mile to assist the brain injury community.
  4. Local Brain Injury Association of the Year – This award is meant to recognize the non-profit brain injury association which provides exemplary service to the brain injury community and continues to find innovative means to support brain injury survivors and their families.
  5. Rehabilitation Company of the Year – This award is meant to recognize the private rehabilitation company that consistently provides exceptional and dedicated service to brain injury survivors, including through volunteer work by its personnel.
  6. Insurance Company of the Year (NEW) – This award is meant to recognize the insurance company that consistently acts responsibly and compassionately in assisting brain injury claimants.  The recipient will be a company that provides significant ongoing support to the brain injury community and is dedicated to raising public awareness of brain injury.

The 2015 Awards of Excellence will be presented to the recipients at the Back to School Conference hosted by PIA Law and the Toronto ABI Network on September 10th, 2015 at the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto.

Important Dates:

June 1- 17: Online NOMINATIONS commence JUNE 1st, 2015.

August 4-28: Online VOTING for selected nominees.

For more information about the 2015 Awards of Excellence click HERE.

View list of 2014 Awards of Excellence Recipients


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Join us for MADD Canada's PIA Law Strides for Change event on June 7th!

May 25, 2015

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PIA Law Strides for Change in support of MADD Canada will take place on Sunday, June 7th at the beautiful JC Saddington Park in Mississauga (Port Credit).

Bring your friends, family, and your co-workers to MADD Canada’s 5km signature walk/run, Strides for Change! Enjoy a health and safety fair, kid’s zone, tribute and survivor area and much more both before and after the walk!

Every step taken and pledge made will help raise funds and awareness for MADD Canada’s programs and services that will serve to keep our children and communities safer.

For more information or to register, click here.


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Practical Strategies Webinar - Auto Insurance Open Forum for Health Care Professionals

May 14, 2015

On April 28, 2015 PIA Law hosted an open forum to provide practical strategies to assist health care professionals in meeting the needs of their clients, getting paid, and dealing with “incurred”.

This was an opportunity to ASK THE EXPERTS; leading adjusters, lawyers and accident benefits specialists tough questions. Watch the video below:

Due to time limitations, not all of the questions could be answered. Click here to read the responses to the unanswered questions.


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MADD Canada's National Conference For Victims Of Impaired Driving

Apr 20, 2015

When: April 24, 2015 – April 26, 2015

Where: BMO Institute for Learning, 3550 Pharmacy Avenue, Toronto

Each April, MADD Canada hosts its National Conference for Victims’ of Impaired Driving. Delegates from across Canada come together to share their experiences and honour those who have been killed or injured as a result of impaired driving. Victims/survivors who have lost loved ones or been injured themselves in impaired driving crashes come together to share their experiences.

The member firms of PIA Law will be hosting a workshop on Impaired Driving and Personal Injury Law:  Pursuing Justice for Victims

This workshop will be presented by three experienced personal injury lawyers from PIA Law. The focus will be to provide an explanation of the rights of impaired driving victims (and their families) in the civil law system. Participants will learn about:

  • No-fault benefits available to victims and family members, including strategies to overcome hurdles and obtain the maximum level of benefits and care.
  • Bringing a lawsuit against an impaired driver – understanding the process, what needs to be proven and the evidence necessary to obtain maximum compensation.
  • The legal responsibilities and liability of people who serve alcohol.

Presenters:
Patrick Brown, Partner, McLeish Orlando
Leonard Kunka, Partner, Thomson Rogers
Troy Lehman, Partner, Oatley Vigmond

For more information or to register click here.

For more information on our sponsorship with MADD Canada click here.

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Practical Strategies Conference - Rehabilitation Challenges of the Invisible Injury

Mar 23, 2015

June 11, 2015
7:30 am – 3:45 pm
The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street, 7th Floor, Toronto

Conference Goals
This conference will enable participants to:
* Discover the impact of the latest legal decisions on your rehabilitation practice.
* Increase awareness and understanding of the serious impact of an invisible injury.
* Discover emerging trends in the diagnosis and treatments of invisible injuries.
* Network with leaders in their field in an informal cocktail reception following the program.

Click HERE for the full agenda.

Who Should Attend
This conference will be of special interest to life care planners, social workers, discharge planners, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, and other health care professionals who advise and, advocate on behalf of seriously injured patients of all ages in acute care and rehabilitation settings.

Continuing Education Credits
Conference attendance certificates will be provided. Registrants are encouraged to review self-assessment guidelines issued by their professional college or association for continuing education credits, or contact their professional college association for further information.

Registration Cost $100
Conference materials, breakfast buffet, refreshments, and luncheon are provided compliments of the conference sponsors.

Registration fees are donated entirely to:
PIA Law Educational Bursary Fund

PIA Law has established a continuing educational bursary to enhance the professional knowledge and skill development of clinicians and community health care professionals. This bursary will be given to those who have consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty to assist patients.

Please e-mail rsvp@mcleishorlando.com with the following information:
Name:
Position:
Organization:
Address:
City
Province:
Postal Code:
Phone:
Fax:
Email:

Return a copy of your e-mail with a cheque payable to McLeish Orlando LLP.
Mail to:
Attn:  Nikaela Macaalay
McLeish Orlando LLP
One Queen Street E., Suite 1620
Box 76,
Toronto, Ontario, M5C 2W5

To Register and Pay by Visa or Mastercard* Click Here.

*Please note there is an Eventbrite processing fee of $3.49.

If you have any questions please feel free to email rsvp@mcleishorlando.com.

Registration is not complete until payment is received. A confirmation of registration will be sent to all attendees. If you do not receive a confirmation of registration you are not registered for the conference.


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PIA takes to the ice for Shoot for a Cure

Jun 26, 2014

Event: 8th Annual Personal Injury Charity Hockey Challenge, Collins Barrow Cup
Date: April 3rd, 2014
Location: Etobicoke, ON

On April 3, the lawyers of the Personal Injury Alliance took to the ice to support the Canadian Spinal Research Organization’s Shoot for A Cure fundraising campaign. SFAC is a fundraising campaign that aims to reduce the incident of spinal cord injuries and Neurotruama in hockey, as well as to fund research to find a cure for paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries. Check out the video to see our team in action!


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2014 BIST/OBIA Mix and Mingle

May 08, 2014

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The PIA is a Platinum Sponsor for the 10th Anniversary BIST/OBIA Mix and Mingle, “Celebrating Partnerships”.
Proud supporter of the 2014 BIST & OBIA Mix and mingle, June 11 2014

WHEN: Wednesday June 11, 2014
TIME:
 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
WHERE: Steam Whistle Brewery, 255 Bremner Blvd, Toronto

This annual event raises awareness of brain injury while bringing together professionals for an evening of entertainment.

The success of this special event allows the Brain Injury Society of Toronto and Ontario Brain Injury Association to carry out the vital programs needed to support individuals with brain injury.

To find out more or to purchase tickets click HERE


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Public Policy Webinar: Enhancing Inclusion: Attendant Services in Ontario - Watch the video

Feb 06, 2014

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PUBLIC POLICY WEBINAR: Enhancing Inclusion: Attendant Services in Ontario

Click HERE to watch the webinar that aired on January 20, 2014 10am-12pm

PRESENTED BY: SCI Ontario and the Personal Injury Alliance

Attendant services are essential to the quality of life for many Ontarian’s living with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities. Attendant Service providers promote independence, community participation and better health outcomes. Attendants help with the daily activities such as personal grooming, transferring, dressing, bathing, meals, ventilator and tracheotomy services and much more.

The webinar allowed an opportunity to share and learn more about the challenges and opportunities regarding both private and public attendant services throughout Ontario.

CHAIR: James Vigmond, Personal Injury Alliance

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: 
His Honour The Honourable David C. Onley, OOnt, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

PANELISTS:
Peter Athanasopoulos, Spinal Cord Injury Ontario
Sandra Carpenter, Centre for Independent Living in Toronto
Sherol Cordner, Spinal Cord Injury Ontario
Nick Gurevich, Ontario Rehab Alliance
Barbara Hall, Ontario Human Rights Commission
Dr. Keith Hayes, Future Care Planner, Parkwood Hospital
Anita Kaiser, Consumer
Sakina Sadikot, Consumer
Bonnie Smith, University Health Network

 


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Public Policy Webinar - Enhancing Inclusion: Attendant Services in Ontario

Dec 11, 2013

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DATE: Monday, January 20, 2014
TIME: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
REGISTRATION FEE: Complimentary

Together, the Personal Injury Alliance and Spinal Cord Injury Ontario present a Public Policy Webinar – Enhancing Inclusion: Attendant Services in Ontario.

What the program is about:
Attendant services are essential to the quality of life for many Ontarian’s with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities. They promote independence, community participation and better health outcomes. Attendants help with daily activities such as personal grooming, transferring, dressing, bathing, meals, respiratory support, and much more.

This is an opportunity to learn about challenges and opportunities regarding both public and private attendant services throughout Ontario.

What you can expect:
• Keynote Address from The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario on the current state of attendant services
• A comprehensive overview of the role of attendant services in promoting quality of life and better health outcomes
• An understanding of entitlement to attendant care services in auto accident cases
• An invigorating discussion on the policy landscape regarding attendant services in Ontario
• The opportunity to benefit from an interactive dialogue with our panelists

For event details, including a list of panelists and registration information CLICK HERE
To register for the webinar CLICK HERE


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PIA 2013 Practical Strategies Conference

Nov 12, 2013

This past summer the firms of the Personal Injury Alliance co-sponsored a one day conference for Health Care Providers, called Practical Strategies – Catastrophic Impairment: A Look into the Future.

The conference was designed to increase awareness and understanding of SCI and provide an update on assessment and treatment strategies.

Oatley Vigmond, Thomson Rogers and McLeish Orlando made a special donation of $11,950 to St. Michael’s Hospital, Orthopedic Research Team to help their research in orthopedic surgery.

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From left to right: 
Darcy Merkur – Thomson Rogers, Jim Vigmond – Oatley, Vigmond, John McLeish – McLeish Orlando, Dr. Daniel Whelan – St. Michael’s Hospital, Leonard Kunka – Thomson Rogers, Sloan Mandel – Thomson Rogers, Patrick Brown – McLeish Orlando


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