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Research Day



Toronto Rehab’s Annual Research Day features a wealth of innovative rehabilitation research. It’s an opportunity for all members of our research community to come together to present their research to colleagues, decision-makers and the public.

Presenters include students, trainees, clinicians, scientists and other research staff. The challenge is to convey the importance of their work in presentations of just one minute. This is an action-packed day that spotlights extraordinary research in an unusual way.

Awards are given for the Best Poster at the master’s, doctoral and postdoctoral levels, as well as the Best Interactive Display. The People’s Choice Award is presented for the best Minute Madness presentation. Student and post-doctoral submissions are automatically entered in these competitions.

Past events have welcomed such guests as The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Dr. Adalsteinn Brown, Assistant Deputy Minister, Health System Strategy Division, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Dr. Philippa Clarke, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan and Dr. Zev Rymer, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.


Research Day 2016

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016

Location: University of Toronto Chestnut Residence and Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut Street, Toronto, ON M5G 1R1

Time: 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

About This Year’s Theme: Ferocious Innovation

We are entering an era of Ferocious Innovation - The last ten years have been a decade of discovery for Toronto Rehab. As we emerge from this time with a huge body of knowledge, amazing strategic partnerships, and a global perspective in rehabilitation research, it is now our time to scale up, push even further, to translate this new knowledge into Real Solutions.


September 16 - Registration/Abstract Submission Deadline, Presenters

October 20 - Poster/Slides Deadline, Presenters

November 10 - Online Registration Deadline, Non-Presenters

For more information and to register, please visit the official Research Day Event website

2016 Research Day Cover Design Competition

We are asking you to send us designs for the cover of the 2016 Toronto Rehab Research Day Book. The winning design will win a $250 honourarium, their name published in the 2016 Toronto Rehab Research Day Book, and their design showcased on our website for one year. The Design Competition is open until October 13, 2016. Submit your designs to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

For detailed submission criteria and instructions, please see our 2016 Design Competition Package.

2016 Research Day - Information for Presenters


Previous Research Days

Research Day 2015 Abstract Book: Online or PDF

Research Day 2014 Abstract Book : Online 

Research Day 2012 Conference Program and Abstracts: Flip Book

Research Day 2011 Abstract Book: PDF