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CEO Update - Spring 2016

The CEO Update is distributed three times a year and covers the latest news from RHI. If you'd like to receive this newsletter directly to your inbox, subscribe here.


Praxis 2016: Overview of a conference focused on making a difference

Prax-is/’praksəs/ n. The process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, embodied, or realized 

It is estimated that only 14% of health-related scientific discoveries enter into medical practice and that it takes an average of 17 years for them to do so1. Even when knowledge is successfully translated, its use is inconsistent.  In order to be successful, two major ‘Valleys of Death’ must be overcome:


RHI announces new board member – Jeff Charpentier

March 10, 2016 – Dr. Bernie Bressler, Board Chair, is delighted to announce the addition of Mr. Jeff Charpentier, to the board of directors for the Rick Hansen Institute (RHI). He was appointed on Tuesday, March 1 during the quarterly board meeting held at RHI.


Celebrating leadership in spinal cord injury care

This February, RHI CEO Bill Barrable visited two Ontario sites to celebrate their respective achievements with meeting accreditation standards.


Canadian and Chinese experts begin work on implementing international best practices in spinal cord injury care

January 25, 2016 (Beijing) – The Rick Hansen Institute (RHI), Peking University Third Hospital (PUTH) and Accreditation Canada International (ACI) today embark on a unique opportunity to combine best practices to improve the lives of those living with spinal cord injury (SCI) in Canada and China.