Ana has been leading ARBI’s research team since 2003. She graduated in 1991 with a B.Sc. in occupational therapy from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. Ana specialized in hand therapy in 1993 and completed her masters degree in anatomy in 2000. She has 12 years of experience working in a public hospital and private practice in Brazil. She taught neuro-anatomy to the Medical and Rehabilitation Schools in Sao Paul, Brazil for three years.
Ana moved to Calgary in 2001 and, since that time, has been treating brain injured patients at ARBI. She is interested in clinical research and had a chance to present results of ARBI’s research projects to other professionals in conferences in Canada and other countries.
CAOT – Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
ACOT – Alberta College of Occupational Therapists
CSHT – Canadian Society of Hand Therapy
Poster presentation: Development of a Severe Brain Injury Recovery Scale
The Pacific Coast Brain Injury Conference: 2004, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Poster Presentation: Development of a Severe Brain Injury Recovery Scale.
CANN – Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses Conference: 2005, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Oral Presentation: Pilot Test Results of a New Comprehensive Measure for Minimally Responsive Individuals.
Eight World Congress on Brain Injury: 2010, Washington DC, USA.
Oral Presentation: Early Results of a New Comprehensive Assessment Measure for Minimally Responsive Individuals
Annual Conference of the Brain Injury Association of Canada and Brain Trust of Saskatchewan Health: 2010, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Poster Presentation: The SaeboFlex–Innovative Technique To Improve Arm Function following Acquired Brain Injury presented at International Brain Injury Congress – Edinburgh, Scotland – March 2012.
Poster Presentation: The SaeboFlex–Innovative Technique To Improve Arm Function following Acquired Brain Injury presented at Canadian Stroke Conference – Calgary, October 2012.
Pilot Test Results of a New Comprehensive Measure for Minimally Responsive Individuals. Brain Injury, March 2010; 24(3).
SaeboFlex® – An Innovative Tool to Improve Arm/Hand Function Following Stroke. Canadian Society of Hand Therapists Newsletter: 2011.