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Interdisciplinary Conference in Rehabilitation Science of BC (INCREASE BC) is a collaborative initiative between the UBC Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rehab Research Program, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI), and the UBC Rehabilitation Sciences Executive Committee.

The mission of INCREASE BC is to improve research in rehabilitation, which enables us to advance collaborative rehabilitation care and improve the lives of people living with disabilities, injuries, and chronic health conditions in British Columbia. 

Event Details

Wednesday, April 17th, 2024

Chan Auditorium, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute

** Zoom option is available for attending oral presentations, Lunchtime Keynote speech, and the GF Strong Lectureship.
  • Oral Presentation
  • Poster Presentation
  • 3 Minute Thesis
  • Networking
  • Theme: Integrating Artificial Intelligence in Rehabilitation
  • Noon Keynote Presentation by Dr. Lillian Hung, “Empowering Care: Bridging Technology and Compassion in Transdisciplinary Collaboration”
  • GF Strong Professorship Lecture by Dr. Wendy Wong, “We, the Data: Human Rights in the Digital Age”

Lunchtime Keynote

Dr. Lillian Hung

Empowering Care: Bridging Technology and Compassion in Transdisciplinary Collaboration

Dr. Lillian Hung is the founder and head of IDEA lab (Innovation in Dementia & Aging). Her research examines how technology and the environment impact the care experiences of persons with dementia. She has expertise in patient-oriented research and knowledge translation. She is committed to facilitating connectivity between academia and practice, working collaboratively with interprofessional practitioners to find practical solutions to address pressing problems in care settings.

G.F. Strong Professorship Lecture

Dr. Wendy Wong

We, the Data: Human Rights in the Digital Age

Dr. Wendy Wong is a Professor of Political Science and Principal’s Research Chair at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan (located on Sylix Okanagan Nation Territory). She received her PhD from the University of California, San Diego, a top political science program in the United States. She is the author of the book, We, the Data: Human Rights in the Digital Age, published by MIT Press. She has written two other award-winning books, Internal Affairs and The Authority Trap (with Sarah S. Stroup), both published by Cornell University Press. She has penned dozens of peer-reviewed articles and chapters, and has appeared in outlets such as the CBC, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, and The Conversation. Dr. Wong has been awarded grants from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada and Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, among other granting agencies.

Call for abstracts

We invite applications for presentations from clinicians, researchers, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and residents on projects for the rehabilitation community.

The keynote sessions will revolve around the theme of “Integrating artificial intelligence in rehabilitation”, however submissions from all fields of rehabilitation research are welcome.

All presenters must attend and present their research in-person.

Click here to submit an abstract.

Deadline: March 13, 2024

Please use the following guidelines for all three presentation formats (oral, poster, and 3-Minute Thesis):

  • Headings (oral and poster): title, background & aims, methods, results, conclusion
  • Headings (3MT): title, background & aims, methods, significance
  • The body of the abstract (background & aims to conclusion/ significance) should be a maximum of 250 words
  • Authors should be listed in the correct order (surname, first name; surname, first name) with superscript numbers
  • Underneath the authors, superscript should follow the format: Affiliation, City, Country
  • Correspondence at the bottom of the abstract (ie. Presenter; email (at the bottom of the abstract)
  • Font: Arial, size 11
  • Paragraph spacing: 1.0 spacing, no space before or after paragraphs

Register the event

Click here to reserve your spot.

  • INCREASE BC 2024 is free for all to attend
  • The day is open to researchers, rehabilitation clinicians, physicians, students, and those with an interest in rehabilitation science and research.
  • Deadline of registration: April 7, 2024
  • This will be an accredited Section 1 Maintenance of Certification Program (MOC) Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.