CAOT- Driver screening - Increasing occupational therapy competency and confidence- Toronto, ON (Late Registration)
27-Nov-2017 8:00 AM - 28-Nov-2017 4:00 PM
3299 Caroga Drive
Mississauga, Ontario L4V 1A3

Driver screening - Increasing occupational therapy competency and confidence

Toronto, ON

Monday, November 27 to Tuesday, November 28, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

This two-day interactive workshop is intended for occupational therapists who are seeking increased competence and confidence in screening medically at-risk drivers.  Participants will gain an understanding of the occupational therapy role and responsibilities, and engage in discussion of the ethical dilemmas in driver screening. Current evidence of standardized screening tools and assessments will be reviewed, as well as the role of non-standardized assessments. Participants will have the opportunity to practice using screening tools, interpreting results and summarizing recommendations through the use of lab time, small group discussion and case studies. Participants will engage in a facilitated discussion and networking on the second afternoon regarding the integration of the knowledge into their setting as well as province-specific questions.

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance electronically following the workshop.

Workshop topics:

Day 1

  • Occupational therapist role in driver screening
  • Ethics, consent and moral distress
  • Screening tools – supporting evidence and hands-on trial
  • Results and recommendation

Day 2

  • Rehabilitation
  • Navigating the system in Ontario
  • Case studies
  • Knowledge translation

Goals and learning objectives:

After taking part in this workshop, participants will: 

  1. Identify the role and scope of occupational therapists in driver screening.
  2. Explain the driver assessment process to the team and to clients.
  3. Identify evidence-based screening tools and assessments appropriate to different workplace settings.
  4. Be aware of rehabilitation resources.
  5. Demonstrate increased confidence with driver screening.

Target audience:

This workshop is intended for occupational therapist clinicians and students in occupational therapy programs who wish to increase their competence and confidence in screening medically at-risk drivers at the Tier 1 (Generalist) level. This workshop is not intended for driver rehabilitation specialists who are familiar with current research related to driver screening and assessment. 

Please note: Prior to registration, potential participants are invited to reflect on prior training knowledge and experience related to driver screening, and to consider the intended learning objectives and target audience. Participants are encouraged to bring personal experiences to the workshop for group discussion. Each participant is responsible to ensure they apply the information within the context of their licensure, provincial/territorial legislations, institution regulations, scope of practice, etc. 

Areas of practice

Cognitive, neurological and neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, general physical health, vocational rehabilitation

Client age groups

Adults (20-64 years), seniors (65 years +)

Workshop level:

Beginner-Intermediate (0-5 years of experience in driver screening) 


Lisa Kristalovich

Lisa Kristalovich is an occupational therapist at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver, BC. She has over 16 years of experience in driver rehabilitation, including screening, assessment and rehabilitation. Lisa has a Masters of Rehabilitation Science, a Graduate Certificate in Assessing Driver Capability and a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (Occupational Therapy). She has presented on driver rehabilitation at numerous conferences and is a frequent guest speaker for physicians and occupational therapists.

Ana Holowaychuk

Ana Holowaychuk is an occupational therapist and the coordinator of the Driver Evaluation and Training Service at Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital in Edmonton. Ana has worked in the area of driver rehabilitation for the past five years. She is currently involved with several best practice initiatives through the Provincial Driving Working Group in Alberta including provision of education to occupational therapist across the province to improve their confidence providing screening and assessment for driving.

Registration fees:

Early bird rates: Registration and payment completed by August 23, 2017

CAOT Member and Associates

Student Associates

Non member*




Plus applicable taxes

Regular rates: Registration and payment completed between August 24, 2017 and October 18, 2017

CAOT Member and Associates

Student Associates

Non member*




Plus applicable taxes

Please note that for the 2017-2018 workshops, CAOT has reduced the registration fee for all registrants instead of offering a group rate. When available, CAOT offers late registration for workshops at the regular rate plus a $50 administration fee. We will only be able to accommodate if there is sufficient space.

Registration deadline: Late registrations are accepted until November 20th, 2017.

*In many cases it would be more cost effective to become a CAOT Member or Associate rather than pay the non-member rate. See “Can a non-member register for a Workshop?” in our Workshop FAQ to know which membership category you are eligible for. 

Included with your registration fee:

Two-day workshop, electronic copy of presentation slide handouts, coffee/tea/water during mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks, opportunity to network and make connections with other occupational therapists interested in this topic, electronic certificate of attendance.

To reduce the registration fee by $40/day, lunch and snacks on your own.

Maximum number of registrants:


Workshop location:

Fairfield Inn and Suites Toronto Airport
3299 Caroga Dr
Mississauga, ON L4V 1A3

Overnight accommodations
To book at a rate of $129/night for a standard room, please call +1-905-673-9800 and mention CAOT by October 24, 2017.

Cancellation/refund policy:

All cancellation/refund requests must be sent to Cancellation requests received prior to October 18, 2017 will be given a 50% refund. CAOT will not provide a refund after the registration deadline.

CAOT reserves the right to modify the offering, interrupt Workshops, change the timing of a Workshop, cancel a Workshop or change the location of a Workshop because of insufficient registration, severe weather, power failure, building closures or other special circumstances that are beyond the control of CAOT. If the Workshop is cancelled by CAOT, registrants will receive a full refund of the registration fee. CAOT will not be responsible for other costs or expenses incurred by registrants as a result of any such changes.

Additional questions?

If you would like to inquire on accessibility options available to you, please contact or 1-800-434-2268 ext. 222.

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