Dr. Dorcas Beaton
Dr. Beaton is an occupational therapist whose passion for upper extremity function and rehabilitation began during her training and continued throughout her career.
She has worked in occupational therapy in Nova Scotia and in Toronto working at St Michael’s Hospital and the Institute for Work & Health. She began doing research and returned to graduate school to complete her MSc and PhD in clinical epidemiology.
Dr Beaton’s main area of work is in outcome measurement and she is the lead scientist supporting the DASH Outcome Measure, a measure that was developed and released 20 years ago and is now widely used.
Dr. Beaton has over 200 publications and is on the executive of the OMERACT international organization supporting methods to improve selection of outcomes for use in rheumatological research. Over Homecoming weekend Dr. Beaton hopes to share some of her experiences from her career in outcome measurement.
Friday, September 15th, 2017 - Reception Dinner and Keynote Speech
College of Rehabilitation Sciences Homecoming Reception Dinner with keynote speaker Dr. Dorcas Beaton
Keynote Speech: From Understanding to Measurement to Understanding: A Reflection on 20 Years of Outcome Measurement in Rehabilitation
Time: Cocktails at 6:00pm, dinner at 6:30pm. Cash bar
Location: Buhler Atrium in the Brodie Centre, 727 McDermot Avenue, Bannatyne campus
Cost: Free for School of Medical Rehabilitation/College of Rehabilitation Sciences alumni. $50 for all other guests (cost covers both dinner and workshop)
Saturday, September 16th, 2017 - Workshop with Dr. Dorcas Beaton
Workshop Topic: Selecting an instrument for outcome measurement: What do you need to know and how do you find and appraise the evidence?
This workshop will move through exercises to facilitate decision making about the outcomes to select for a given setting and how to select the best instrument for the job.
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Med Rehab building, 771 McDermot Avenue, Bannatyne campus
Cost: Free for School of Medical Rehabilitation/College of Rehabilitation Sciences alumni. $50 for all other guests (cost covers both lunch and workshop)
Click HERE to register for the dinner and workshop.
Please RSVP by Friday, September 1, 2017