Professional development
AQIPA encourages continued education and research

Grants, awards and scholarships

DEBBIE GENCHER-YVON BUREAU PRIZE

AQIPA FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH PRIZE

AQIPA CLINICAL RESEARCH PRIZE

AQIPA GRANT FOR EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY

AQIPA GRANT FOR ATTENDANCE AT THE ISPO CONGRESS

 

 

DEBBIE GENCHER-YVON BUREAU PRIZE

 

In its development plan, the Association québécoise des intervenants auprès des personnes amputées (AQIPA) aimed at stimulating professionals and caregivers working with people with limb amputation to question, reflect and innovate in all spheres of activities relating to amputees. Therefore, the AQIPA created the « Debbie Gencher-Yvon Bureau prize ». Recipients of the prize will be presented to the AQIPA members at the biennial congress.

The Debbie Gencher-Yvon Bureau prize emphasizes the ideas, dedication and the work of professionals and caregivers of the AQIPA. It bears the name of the cofounders. It is given to a person or group of persons having shown a special and specific involvement in the development of AQIPA or for the benefit of persons with limb amputation. As the founders, they should have deployed energy and conviction to improve the quality of interventions for amputees.

Procedure for proposal for the AQIPA Debbie Gencher-Yvon Bureau prize

 

RECIPIENTS

 

1997 François Prince
Kinesiologist, PhD Sc (physical activity – biomechanics)
Full professor, department of kinesiology, Montreal University
Director of the posture and locomotion laboratory, Centre de réadaptation Marie-Enfant – Hopital Ste-Justine
Chair of the Board of Directors of the AQIPA in 1994-1995

1999 Christian MuriePhysiotherapist, BSc (pht)
Institut de réadaptation de Montréal (Institut de réadaptation Gingras Lindsay de Montréal)
President of the Board of Directors for 9 years
Member of the Board of Directors since 1994
Co-organizer of many biennial congresses for the AQIPA
Instigator of many projects to publicize the AQIPA
Lecturer in electrotherapy, École de réadaptation, Montreal University
Lecturer, Continued education, Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie (OPPQ)

2002 Natalie Fish
Physiotherapist, BSC (pht)
Montreal Convalescent hospital (Institut de réadaptation Gingras Lindsay de Montréal)
Member of the Board of Directors since 1994
Co-organizer of many biennial congresses for the AQIPA
Instigator of many projects to publicize the AQIPA
Founder of the Coalition of Amputees of Canada

2002 Marie-Claude Grisé
Physiotherapist, BSC (pht), MSc (rehabilitation)
Institut de réadaptation de Montréal (Institut de réadaptation Gingras Lindsay de Montréal)
Advisor, General Management
Co-organizer of many biennial congresses for the AQIPA

2012 Édith Boulianne

Prosthetic and orthotic clinician from Montmorency College
Certificate in motor and sensory rehabilitation
Institut de rédaptation en déficiences physiques de Québec
Lecturer, Merici College, Québec


 

AQIPA RESEARCH PRIZES

 

The mandate of the Association québécoise des intervenants auprès des personnes amputées (AQIPA) is to familiarize member with fundamental and clinical research ongoing in the field of limb amputation, to bring together caregivers and researchers, to facilitate and accelerate communication of scientific outcome and to enhance interactions between stakeholders.

In order to stimulate interest in research with limb amputees, AQIPA has initially created the « AQIPA prize for research » which was thereafter divided in two prizes : « AQIPA fundamental research prize » and the « AQIPA clinical research prize ». The prizes are granted by the Comission de la Santé et de la Sécurité au travail du Québec (CSST) who has sponsored these prizes since the very beginning. A scholarship of 500$ is awarded for each category (may change). A jury formed by the Organizing Committee of the biennial congress evaluates and selects the recipients with the approval of the Board of Directors. Recipients will asked to make a scientific presentation at one of AQIPA’s activity (lecture, seminar…)

Procedure for the proposal of a candidate for the AQIPA fundamental research prize
Procedure for the selection of a recipient for the AQIPA clinical research prize

 

RECIPIENTS

 

1999 AQIPA prize for research

Christiane Gauthier-Gagnon
Full professor, École de réadaptation, Montreal University
Researcher, Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en réadaptation du Montréal métropolitain (CRIR)

Main research interests with lower limb amputees :

  • Development and validation of follow-up questionnaires for lower limb amputees, evaluation of factors related to prosthetic use, use of biofeedback in standing balance, evaluation of standing balance and gait, sensory deficits and motor control

Title of conference presented at 1999 AQIPQ seminar :

  • « Evolution of gait of the transtibial amputee during prosthetic training »

 

2002 AQIPA prize for fundamental research

Robert Forget, pht, Ph.D.
Full professor at the École de réadaptation, Montreal University;
Scientific director of the Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en réadaptation du Montréal métropolitain (CRIR);
World reknown researcher in the field of sensory and motor system;

Main research interests with lower limb amputees :

  • Sensory deficits and standing balance of people with a lower limb amputation.

Title of conference presented at the 2002 joint congress AQIPA/OAAC :

  • « Bilateral evaluation of cutaneous and proprioceptive sensations following unilateral traumatic amputation»

 

2002 AQIPA prize for clinical research

Martine McMahon
Physiotherapist, Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Sherbrooke
Working with people with limb amputations since 1995
Member of the Board of Directors of AQIPA from 1995 to1999

Interest with the amputee clientele:

  • Development and implementation of a specific program for lower limb amputee at the Institut universitaire de gériatrie of Sherbrooke
  • Evaluation of this program and impact on the clientele.

Title of conference presented at the 2002 joint congress AQIPA/OAAC :

  • « Getting organized for better care of people with amputations »

 

2004 AQIPA prize for clinical research

Marie-Claude Grisé*, Diana Zidarov**
*Physiotherapist, BSc (pht), MSc (rehabilitation)
Institut de réadaptation de Montréal (Institut de réadaptation Gingras Lindsay de Montréal)
** Physiotherapist, BSc (pht) MSc (rehabilitation)
Institut de réadaptation de Montréal (Institut de réadaptation Gingras Lindsay de Montréal)

Main research interests with lower limb amputees

  • *Development and validation of the Prosthetic Profile of the Amputee (PPA) and of the Locomotor Capabilities Index (LCI)
  • *Tools to evaluate mobility, function and quality of life of lower limb amputees
  • **Function with the prosthesis, quality of life
  • **Tool to evaluate quality of life of people with lower limb amputation

Title of conference presented at the 2004 AQIPA congress:

  • « Assessment of the impact of a functional rehabilitation program developed for lower limb amputees »

 

2006 AQIPA prize for clinical research

Alexandra Kulik* & Claude Vincent**
*Psychologist, Centre Montérégien de réadaptation, Chateauguay
** Full professor, Département de réadaptation,Université Laval
Researcher at : Centre interdiscplinaire de recherche en rédaptation et intégration sociale (CIRRIS), Québec, QC

Main research interests with lower limb amputees

  • *Peer mentoring for people with limb amputation. Canadian Amputee Coallition
  • **Mobility and social participation of elderly lower limb amputee

Title of conference presented at the 2006 AQIPA congress:

  • « Pilot project on peer mentoring : evaluation of satisfaction »

 

Michael Spivock
PhD candidate in health promotion
Department of social and preventive medicine, Montreal University

Title of conference presented at the 2006 AQIPA congress:

  • «Le projet V.I.V.R.E. Vie active, Incapacité et Voisinage : une Recherche Exploratoire »

 

2009 AQIPA prize for clinical research

Lynda Rondeau*, Anick St-Jean**
*Physiotherapist, BSc (pht)
Centre de réadaptation Estrie, Sherbrooke, QC
Clinical researcher, member of the CRIR and REPAR since 2006
Lecturer, Department of rehabilitation, Sherbrooke University
Member of the Board Advisors, NER21 association
**Physiotherapist BSc (pht)
Centre de réadaptation Estrie, Sherbrooke, QC
Lecturer, department of rehabilitation, Sherbrooke University, QC

Title of conference presented at the 2009 joint congress AQIPA/OAAC :

  • « Use of rehabilitation dogs in gait training »
 

AQIPA GRANT FOR EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY

AQIPA encourages continued education in the form of scholarly activities and attendance at seminars, conferences or congresses. The activity must directly be related to the amputee population and the candidate must be a member of the AQIPA.

Criteria for the awarding of an educational activity grant
Application form for the educational activity grant

 

RECIPIENTS

 

Johanne Côté
Occupational therapist
Institut de réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay de Montréal, Montréal, QC
Name of activity
«Assessment of capacity for myoelectric control», August 2008
«Myoelectric control symposium», August 2008

 

 

AQIPA GRANT FOR ATTENDANCE AT THE ISPO CONGRESS

The international congress of the International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) is a major congress in the field of prosthetic and orthotic rehabilitation. This congress is held every three years and attracts more than 2000 experts over the world in the field of prosthetics and orthotics. It contributes to the updating of knowledge and emulation of people working with persons with limb amputation. The AQIPA wishes to facilitate participation to this congress. The amount of the grant will be reassessed at every congress.

Criteria for the awarding of the ISPO grant
Application form for the ISPO grant

 

RECIPIENTS

 

2010 AQIPA grant for attendance at the ISPO

Edith Boulianne
Prosthetist and orthotist clinician from Montmorency College
Certificate in motor and sensory rehabilitation
Institut de rédaptation en déficiences physiques de Québec
Lecturer, Merici College, Québec

Marjolaine Boulay
Physiotherapist , BSc (pht) University of Montréal in 2000
Works with the amputee clientele since 2002
Member of the Board of directors of AQIPA since 2006
Secretary of the Board of directors of AQIPA since 2009