Morning Keynote Address
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Frederic Gaspard Theatre, Basic Medical Sciences Building
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Patty Thille, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences
Concurrent poster sessions
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Brodie Atrium
Concurrent Paper presentations and interactive sessions
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – College of Rehabilitation Sciences building, 771 McDermot Ave.
Keynote speaker: Dr. Patty Thille
Dr. Patty Thille is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences. She studies health services and health professions education, especially in relation to health disparities and human suffering. She worked as a clinical physical therapist, but questions about why we do what we do in health care led her to the social sciences. To date, her work focuses on stigmatization, clinical communication, health behaviour change, and chronic disease management in primary care and rehabilitation settings. Dr. Thille has a physical therapy degree from the University of Saskatchewan, a Master’s degree in women’s studies from a tri-university program in Halifax and a PhD in sociology from the University of Calgary. In 2018, she joined the U of M in a position that allows her to research primary care and rehabilitation.
CoRS Student Research Symposium program available here.