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Leadership Rehab Rounds – Dr. Saul Cobbing – April 20, 2022

April 20 @ 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm

Date: April 20, 2022
Time: 12:10 – 1:00pm


Dial in: 647-374-4685, Meeting ID: 819 7561 7026, Passcode: 936691

Speaker’s name and position title:

Headshot of Dr Saul CobbingDr. Saul Cobbing

Visiting Professor in Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Sciences Sector, University of Toronto
Associate Professor of Physiotherapy, School of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Presentation title:

Lessons from Africa: giving rehabilitation a more human face

Overview of Presentation

In this presentation, I will discuss some of the important lessons that the global North can learn from Africa and how we may collectively re-imagine the way in which we can provide rehabilitative care. I will summarise some of the similarities and differences between South Africa and Canada that I have observed in my four months as a Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto. Finally, I would like to discuss ways in which we can grow and initiate collaborations between the global North and South.

Short Bio:

Saul Cobbing is a qualified Physiotherapist and Biokineticist, and is an associate professor in the Discipline of Physiotherapy at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. He is currently spending a sabbatical year in Canada as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. His academic duties include teaching and supervising research for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. He graduated with a PhD in Physiotherapy in 2017. His post-doctoral research aims to develop and implement community interventions for the rehabilitation of people living with HIV and other chronic diseases, in under-resourced communities. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles to date. He is married and has two children, Daniel (11) and Lola (8). Twitter handle @saulcobbing

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April 20
12:10 pm - 1:00 pm
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