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CED Ability Grand Rounds - October 10, 2023

"Can we help them care? Evaluating a virtual reality experience for increasing empathy in disability workers"

Date: October 10, 2023
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. EST

Clare Wilding, PhD; and Irene Blackberry, PhD; John Richards Centre for Rural Ageing Research, La Trobe Rural Health School, La Trobe University, Wodonga, Victoria, Australia. 

Trent Dean, GAICD, Mercy Connect, Albury, New South Wales, Australia.

Learning objectives:

  1. To illustrate how virtual reality technology can provide (remote) training for disability support worker. 
  2. To highlight how academic-industry alliances can create practice-based evidence.

Register in advance for this meeting:
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Grand Rounds are an important teaching tool that helps our teams and other disability service providers keep up to date in evolving areas that may be directly related, or associated with our core practice. The CED hosts a variety of state and national experts to share information and provide opportunities for discussion.

2023 - 2024 Grand Rounds Presentations
All webinars will be at 2:00 EST unless noted otherwise

November 14, 2023
Presenter: Aline Darc Piculo dos Santos
Title: How design can help to reduce the stigmatization of assistive technologies
December 12, 2023
Presenter: TBD
January 9, 2024
Presenter: Dr. Michael Yogman
Title: The role of fathers in child and family development
February 13, 2024
Presenter: Sally Robinson and Melissa O'Donnell
Title: Connecting the dots: the critical role of the health sector in responding to the domestic and family experiences of Australian children and young people with disability
March 12, 2024
Presenter: TBD
April 9, 2024
Presenter: Dr. Grace Brannon
Title: Patient/family-centered communication in health encounters in families with children with disabilities and/or chronic conditions
May 14, 2024
Presenter: Dr. Cara Molyneux
Title: Reflections from the UK: Why employer flexibility matters to the recruitment, retention and progression of disabled workers
June 11, 2024
Presenter: Jenna Beffel
Title: Caregiving experiences of typically developing siblings of individuals with disabilities