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Chantal Lauzon, PT

Have you booked your weekend of June 27-29, 2019 yet?

We have…

We are the Program Planning Committee for Forum 2019.


Forum 2019 will be held in Charlottetown, PEI June 27-29, 2019 and you don’t want to miss it!

It will be a platform for open dialogue, discussion and exchange focused on promoting healthy aging.


Why attend?

By 2036, more than 62% of health care spending will be on those over the age of 65. Physiotherapists, Physical Rehabilitation Therapists and Physiotherapist Assistants have an opportunity to instill good habits for healthy aging with their clients and patients. By promoting health and wellness, we can prevent illness and injury rather than focus solely on management of chronic disease.

Presentations will be related to one of the following 4 streams:

Advocacy and Leadership 

Focuses on the opportunities for advocacy and leadership within the profession of physiotherapy in the realm of healthy aging.   

Best practices in Physiotherapy that promote healthy aging

Focuses on best practice in physiotherapy clinical skills that support healthy aging in the realms of neurological, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal rehabilitation, including specialty areas of practice such as women’s health and oncology, across all settings of care in which physiotherapists practice.  


Focuses on highlighting innovative policies, models of care, products, technologies and interventions that support healthy aging.

Prevention and Health Promotion

Focuses on highlighting key areas in primary prevention, secondary prevention and health promotion in healthy aging. 


This Forum will provide opportunities for clinicians, managers, clinic owners and educators to learn with and from each other. Advocacy training will be provided to delegates; you will leave PEI with tools and plans to be able to advocate for your patients with decision-makers and insurance companies. There will also be a Think Tank during which we will craft a message to the Federal Minister of Seniors on behalf of the profession. You will be able to share your ideas while networking with colleagues from across the country.

And finally, who doesn’t want to visit beautiful PEI in June? You might even want to book a family vacation and stay on the island after the Forum. (Some of us are planning for this already…)


Who should attend?

Are you a clinician who is working in public or private practice setting with an adult population? Then the information shared at Forum 2019 will be relevant to your practice. If you work in a direct care setting, honing your clinical skills that promote healthy aging will help you positively influence the trajectory of your clients’ lives as they age.  Undoubtedly this success will increase your satisfaction with your ability to meet your clients’ needs and also help you build a caseload that trusts you are providing comprehensive care that not only meets their needs today but helps them be best prepared for tomorrow. 

Are you a PTA looking to add to your professional development? Come join us at the Seniors Forum!  PTAs are the ideal health care providers to help the public understand how the aging process works. This includes, tips to stay healthy throughout life.

Are you a leader or a clinic owner? Improving your confidence and competence in advocacy will help you interact with decision makers and insurers to promote the value of the service your team provides. You will have opportunities to interact with your peers from across Canada who are facing the same challenges and barriers in their workplace. This is a great opportunity to expand your network and share solutions. Who knows what future opportunities for collaboration might come out of a conversation at the snack table?

Are you an educator and/or researcher? This forum is a great opportunity for you to make connections with clinicians from across the country who may be interested in becoming a research site.

Are you a student? Just 10 years after you graduate, more than half of those accessing health care will be over the age of 65. What better time than when you are student to begin learning how to promote health and wellness in this age demographic. Not only that, this forum provides numerous networking opportunities with physical therapy mentors from all over the country. This is a great opportunity to supplement your education and something you can share when building your new resume.

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The Forum 2019 Program Planning Committee:

Name, role


Dr. Susan Hunter, Co-Chair PPC and Chair Seniors’ Health Division

Seniors’ Health Division

Chantal Lauzon, Co-Chair PPC, Senior Practice Manager, CPA

Advocacy, Professional Practice, Advancement, CPA

Sonya Vani

Seniors’ Health Division

Laura Lundquist

Ortho Division

Amy Stacey

National Physiotherapist Assistant Assembly (NPAA)

Brooke Pachal

National Student Assembly (NSA)

Kassandra Simcox, secretariat

Advocacy, Professional Practice, Advancement, CPA



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