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CH&E Seminar Series: Dr. Lee Kirby

Posted by GHO Admin on November 21, 2016 in Events

Date: Tues. Dec. 6, 2016. @ 12:30 pm
Location: CH&E Classroom, Room 409, Centre for Clinical Research, 5790 University Avenue.

"Wheelchair skills assessment and Training - What in the world is going on?" With Dr. Lee Kirby, Professor, Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabillitation.

Dr Kirby received his MD degree from Dalhousie University. His specialty training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation was carried out at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, USA, at Dalhousie University and at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in England. He is a Professor in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the Department of Medicine at Dalhousie University with a crossappointment in Community Health and Epidemiology. He is based at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre Site of the Nova Scotia Health Authority. His primary research interest is the safety and performance of wheelchairs. He has held research grants from a number of national and international funding bodies. He has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals and made many presentations to national and international meetings. He heads the team that developed the Wheelchair Skills Program (, a low-tech, high-impact training program that is relevant for both moreand less-resourced settings.