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Title: Seminar: Episodic Disability, Rehab & Chronic Disease:Lessons from HIV & Aging
Post by: Jane Shepherd on September 6 2018, 07:58 am
FREE Seminar: Episodic Disability, Rehabilitation and Chronic Disease: Lessons Learned from the field of HIV and Ageing

24 October 2018, 16:00 to 17:00
Cicely Saunders Institute, Denmark Hill Campus, London (

In countries such as the UK and Canada, HIV is increasingly considered a chronic disease. Despite increased survival, people living with HIV live with the physical,mental, emotional and social health-related consequences of HIV and multi-morbidity associated with ageing. Rehabilitation has an important role in helping reduce or prevent disability, however the field is still emerging. In this session, we will examine the episodic nature of disability experienced by adults with HIV, rehabilitation services use, and the effectiveness of exercise interventions to reduce disability and enhance health outcomes. We will also discuss similarities in episodic disability experienced with HIV and other chronic illnesses in the UK and Canada, and highlight potential opportunities for bridging the fields of successful ageing, chronic disease,and rehabilitation.

About the speaker:
Dr. Kelly O’Brien is a Canada Research Chair in Episodic Disability and Rehabilitation and an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and Rehabilitation Sciences Institute at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on the episodic nature of disability experienced by adults ageing with HIV and determining the effectiveness of exercise interventions to improve their health outcomes. She co-led the formation of the Canada-United Kingdom (now International) HIV and Rehabilitation Research Collaborative, comprised of over 80 researchers, clinicians, people living with HIV,community organization representatives, and policy stakeholders.

This event is FREE TO ATTEND - no need to register!   
CPD (1 credit) Royal College of Physicians     
The series aim is to optimise opportunities for local, national and international networking within palliative care and rehabilitation. We facilitate seminars to assist in improving practice, education and policy, and the integration of research and clinical endeavours.