Executive dysfunction: Improving the participation of adults with stroke and acquired brain injury - Vancouver, BC
28-Aug-2018 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
711 W. Broadway @ Heather Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 3Y2

Executive dysfunction: Improving the participation of adults with stroke and acquired brain injury

Late workshop registration is available at the regular rate plus $50 administrative fee until August 15, 2018 or until maximum number of registrants is reached (whichever comes first)

Vancouver, BC

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

This one-day highly interactive workshop will equip occupational therapists with skills to begin to profile executive function application in people with stroke and acquired brain injury during occupational performance. This will lead onto the practical selection of intervention strategies to address executive dysfunction working towards optimizing participation in occupation. Small group discussions, knowledge check quizzes, group learning activities, case scenarios and simulated situations will be utilized to assist you in integrating and applying the information. The selected interventions will be a combination of established interventions from published studies and from interventions formulated from the theoretical frameworks.

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

Workshop topics:

  • Review of cognition
  • Models of executive function
  • The task concept and how executive function is applied to its stages
  • The executive function task application model
  • Using clues from people’s verbal stories and actions to analyse executive function application to task
  • Interventions from research

Goals and learning objectives:

After taking part in this workshop, participants will: 

  1. Understand executive function and the impact of executive dysfunction on occupational performance.
  2. Understand how attention and memory interacts with executive function.
  3. Be familiar with techniques for assessing executive function application during task performance.
  4. Have confidence in formulating some interventions to address executive dysfunction.

Target audience:

This workshop is intended for occupational therapist clinicians who work with adults and older adults with stroke and acquired brain injury in acute care, rehabilitation, community and private practice settings, and who wish to better understand the impact of executive dysfunction on occupational performance and to select intervention strategies.  

Please note: 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

Client age groups

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

Workshop level:

Intermediate (3-5 years of knowledge/experience with adults with stroke and acquired brain injury)


Charlie Chung

Charlie Chung is a stroke specialist occupational therapist and a manager of hospital rehabilitation services. He has worked for 25 years in Scotland and in the USA. Charlie is a member of the United Kingdom Royal College of Occupational Therapists Stroke Forum committee. He was lead author for the Cochrane Review, “Cognitive Rehabilitation for executive dysfunction following stroke and other adult acquired brain injury”. His PhD thesis included an exploration of executive function application to task performance.

Registration fees:

Early bird rates: Registration and payment completed by February 21, 2018

CAOT Member and Associates

Student Associates

Non member*




Plus applicable taxes

Regular rates: Registration and payment completed between February 22, 2018 and August 8, 2018

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: August 8, 2018

*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:

On-Demand Practice Evidence Webinar “Managing executive dysfunction to improve the participation of people with stroke” (individual access), one-day workshop, electronic copy of presentation slide handouts, opportunity to network and make connections with other occupational therapists interested in coaching approaches, coffee/tea/water during mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks, one-hour Q&A webinar with the presenter approximately 2 months following the webinar, electronic certificate of attendance

The Workshop registration fee has been reduced by $40 by not including lunch and snacks. Lunch and snacks are on your own.

Maximum number of registrants:


Workshop location:

Holiday Inn Vancouver-Centre

711 W. Broadway @ Heather Street
Vancouver, BC V5Z 3Y2

Overnight accommodations
A room block is available with the special rates of $299/night for a deluxe room (single or double occupancy) + $20/night per extra person. To book at these special rates, call 604-707-1939 and mention “CAOT – Workshops” at least a month prior to the event.

Cancellation/refund policy:

All cancellation/refund requests must be sent to education@caot.ca. Cancellation requests received prior to August 8, 2018 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 education@caot.ca or 1-800-434-2268 ext. 222.

If you would like to attend this workshop in another location, please complete this brief survey to let us know. Please note that the registration fee may vary from one location to another as there are different costs involved.

We invite you to consult the Workshop FAQ for an immediate response to the most frequent questions we receive regarding Workshops. Please do not hesitate to contact us at education@caot.ca or 1-800-434-2268 ext. 222 should you have additional questions or concerns.

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