Welcome to the CAPM&R

Welcome to the Website of the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. This site provides information about the association and its activities, and serves as a gateway to member services. Patients can learn What is a Physiatrist? and How to Find a Physiatrist in Canada. 

With great sorrow we must share terrible news regarding the wife and daughter of CAPMR President Dr. Michael Payne.

On Tuesday, August 29, in the afternoon, Mike's wife Sarah and daughter Freya (age 5) were both killed in an incomprehensible highway accident . Mike's son Will, (age 6), who was also in the vehicle, suffered multiple trauma and is recovering in hospital.

Sarah an occupational therapist and integral member of the SCI team at Parkwood was loved by everyone who had the pleasure of meeting, working, and knowing her. She will be greatly missed.

Freya a beautiful engaging and wonderful 5 year old sister, daughter, granddaughter, niece, friend and best friend to her brother, will be forever missed.

As we come together to support Mike and his family, let us be reminded of the gift of love and how precious life is.

Mike has not left Will's bedside since the accident and the entire rehabilitation community is trying to make sense of this tragic event. 

All of our thoughts, love and prayers are with Mike, Will and their family.

A Memorial Service is scheduled for Thursday September 7, 2017.

We will send more information, and details on how you can reach out and support Mike and Will as they become available.

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Healthcare professionals and students with a focus on physical medicine and rehabilitation may become members of the CAPM&R. Membership is renewed annually.


 Meetings & Events

The CAPM&R hosts an Annual Scientific Meeting and organizes the bi-annual Canadian Comprehensive Review Course (CCRC) for PM&R residents.