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28Feb

Stroke Recovery Canada Peer Support Group

13:30 - 15:00 (Eastern) 55+ center
Stroke Survivors and Care Partners

TIME

13:30 - 15:00 (Eastern)
12:30 - 14:00 (Central)

LOCATION

55+ center
700 River St
Thunder Bay, Ontario

AUDIENCE

Stroke Survivors and Care Partners

EVENT DETAILS

Well, the snow is falling again and the temperatures are staying low for a while but how about joining us later this month for a great comfort session on.... food!! This will be a fun and interactive session so hope you can attend!

See poster for details!

Poster

1Mar

Provincial Stroke Rounds: Ontario Stroke Evaluation Report 2016. A Focus on Stroke Rehabilitation.

08:00 - 09:00 (Eastern) Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

TIME

08:00 - 09:00 (Eastern)
07:00 - 08:00 (Central)

LOCATION

No address listed

AUDIENCE

Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

EVENT DETAILS

Please join this upcoming CME – accredited stroke education video conference:

Presenter: Dr. Ruth Hall & Dr. Mark Bayley

Videoconference Event ID #: 65610597

Webcast: Live & Archived http://webcast.otn.ca/mywebcast?id=65610597

Learning Objectives:  At the end of this presentation, the target audience will be able to:

  1. Name at least 5 areas of progress in Ontario in the delivery of best practices within the stroke rehabilitation sector
  2. Discuss the impact of the report findings on system level plans for implementation of Quality Based Procedures for stroke
  3. Debate recommendations for improving Ontario stroke rehabilitation system and rehabilitation system data monitoring

SLIDES

28Mar

Thunder Bay Peer Support Chapter (Stroke Recovery Network)

13:30 - 15:00 (Eastern) Thunder Bay 55+ Centre 700 River Street
Stroke Survivors and Care Partners

TIME

13:30 - 15:00 (Eastern)
12:30 - 14:00 (Central)

LOCATION

Thunder Bay 55+ Centre 700 River Street

AUDIENCE

Stroke Survivors and Care Partners

EVENT DETAILS

Survivors and Care Partners, please join us this month for:
Emergency Preparedness
Sharon Luhtala, Red Cross
What if we experience a lengthy power outage? What if we
experience a flood or an evacuation from our homes? Join
us for an interactive afternoon as we talk about how we can
effectively prepare for the unexpected. We’ll learn the basic
things we could do for preparing for emergencies, learn
what essentials to have on hand and how to create a home
kit to be prepared, just in case.

Poster

29Mar

Stroke QBP Handbook Webinar

08:30 - 10:00 (Eastern) Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

TIME

08:30 - 10:00 (Eastern)
07:30 - 09:00 (Central)

LOCATION

No address listed

AUDIENCE

Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

EVENT DETAILS

Stroke Services of the Cardiac Network of Ontario

Will be holding two webinars to review the changes to the Stroke QBP Handbookwith a focus on the Clinical Implementation of EVT in Ontario.

Dates of Webinar Presentations

Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Time: 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. (est)

To attend in person:

Place: TBRHSC – Medical Centre – 2nd Floor – Room 202 C

To self register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1106778681304474369

Repeat Session

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Time: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. (est)

To self register:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2221735148916056065

For more information please contact Esmé French - frenche@tbh.net or 684-6498

Poster

29Mar

Active Living for Stroke Rehabilitation: Urban Poling - Webinar

12:00 - 13:00 (Eastern) Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

TIME

12:00 - 13:00 (Eastern)
11:00 - 12:00 (Central)

LOCATION

No address listed

AUDIENCE

Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

EVENT DETAILS

Learn about an innovative tool to improve the outcomes for stroke clients for facilitating movement of the affected side, normalizing arm swing and gait patterns, improving balance and posture.  Find out how therapists are using the ACTIVATOR Poles (patent pending) & technique to facilitate a more normal gait pattern compared to canes, crutches and walkers and using poles with seated, standing and pre-gait exercises.

The Activator Poles by far are the most effective tool I’ve ever used! Overall It’s been great for my Rehab and great for my Recovery.  Lynn Bellanger, CVA client

Agenda

  • Brief Review of evidence based studies
  • Case Studies of 2 CVA Clients
  • Activator technique for stability and balance
  • How to modify the technique for CVA clients
  • Learn about a new glove prototype for clients with limited grip strength
  • Videos of exercises for improving balance, movement and awareness of the affected side
  • Tips for exercise programs

Presenter:  Mandy Shintani, BSc (OT), MA (Gero)
Guest Speaker:  Elaine Darling, DesignAbility Coordinator, March of Dimes
Video Exercises by Cathy McNorgan, PT
Date:  Wed March 29 (noon to 12:55 EST)
Cost:  FREE

Register online at

https://urbanpoling.com/active-living-for-stroke-rehabilitation
or by phone 1.877.499.7999 

POSTER

30Mar

Neuroscience Grand Rounds

12:00 - 13:00 (Eastern) Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

TIME

12:00 - 13:00 (Eastern)
11:00 - 12:00 (Central)

LOCATION

No address listed

AUDIENCE

Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

EVENT DETAILS

The NWO Regional Stroke Network
Invites you to attend
Neuroscience Grand Rounds

Topic:
Spinal and Bulbar Muscular Atrophy
(Kennedy's Disease)

Speaker:
Anthony Pianosi
PGY1 – Psychiatry
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Provided
Place: TBRHSC Medical Centre – 2nd Floor Room 202 A & B
RSVP: Kathy Bulloch  Email: bullochk@tbh.net

Poster

12Apr

Palliative & End of Life Care for Stroke Patients

13:00 - 14:00 (Eastern) Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

TIME

13:00 - 14:00 (Eastern)
12:00 - 13:00 (Central)

LOCATION

No address listed

AUDIENCE

Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

EVENT DETAILS

Canadian Stoke Best Practice Recommendations Webinar Invitation
Join us for an upcoming webinar on April 12, 2017. Please see below for event details
April Webinar
Palliative and end of life care for stroke patients with Dr. Jeff Myers MD, MSEd, CCFP(PC), and Julie Wilding OT
April 12, 2017 at 10:00amPST/1:00pmEST
This webinar will provide Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations information on palliative and end of life care.
At the end of this webinar participants will be able to:
1. Define palliative and end of life care.

2. Discuss the Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations for palliative and end of life care.
3. Describe the different roles interprofessional team members play, along with their knowledge and skills, in the management of palliative and end of life care situations.
4. Identify strategies to work with patients and families who are dealing with palliative and end of life care.
24Apr

Post-Stroke Depression: mood, behavior and management - Webinar

12:00 - 13:00 (Eastern) Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

TIME

12:00 - 13:00 (Eastern)
11:00 - 12:00 (Central)

LOCATION

No address listed

AUDIENCE

Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

EVENT DETAILS

This webinar is being offered by The Aphasia Institute

Please see the link for more information and registration details: 

http://www.aphasia.ca/home-page/health-care-professionals/knowledge-exchange/

Course Code:  F2
Course Title:   Post-Stroke Depression: mood, behavior and management  
Presenters:
      Abe Snaiderman, MD.
Date & Time:   Monday, April 24, 12-1pm(EST)
This webinar is offered for 0.1 CEUs (Various level; Related area)

Course Description
This presentation will review the basic anatomical and physiological underpinnings of the behavioural dysregulation often seen after stroke, traumatic brain injuries and other pathologies. The specific types of behavioural problems and their management will be reviewed.

Meet the Presenter
Dr. Snaiderman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is the director of the Neuropsychiatry Clinic at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Neuro-rehabilitation Program where he has worked for the past 21 years. He is an instructor in the undergraduate program at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and resident and fellowship supervisor in the Consultation Liaison program at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. His expertise is in the cognitive, emotional and behavioural effects of neurological problems such as multiple sclerosis, stroke, severe traumatic brain injury and seizure disorders

Instructional Personnel Disclosure Statements
Financial – Dr. Snaiderman is an invited speaker of the Aphasia Institute and receives an honorarium. 
Non-Financial – Dr. Snaiderman has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose

15May

Stroke in young adults: causes, consequences and long-term outcomes - Webinar

12:00 - 13:00 (Eastern) Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

TIME

12:00 - 13:00 (Eastern)
11:00 - 12:00 (Central)

LOCATION

No address listed

AUDIENCE

Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

EVENT DETAILS

This webinar is being offered by The Aphasia Institute

Please see the link for more information and registration details: 

http://www.aphasia.ca/home-page/health-care-professionals/knowledge-exchange/

Course Code:  F3
Course Title:   Stroke in young adults: causes, consequences and long-term outcomes 
Presenters:
      Rick Swartz, MD, Ph.D.
Date & Time:   Monday, May 15, 12-1pm(EDT)
This webinar is offered for 0.1 CEUs (Various level; Related area)

Course Description
Stroke in young adults conveys a significant impact on individuals and society. The incidence is rising and the causes are more complex. This presentation will review stroke in young adults and present new Canadian data about stroke in the young including: the incidence and risk factors, EMS use, early survival outcomes, long-term functional outcomes and long-term risk for recurrent vascular events. 

Meet the Presenter
Dr. Swartz is a stroke neurologist and researcher at Sunnybrook and University of Toronto. His clinical focus is on rare stroke causes, with clinics for stroke in young adults/pregnancy and CNS vasculitis. His research is focused on long-term outcomes after stroke and on developing pragmatic interventions to improve these outcomes. He chairs Stroke in Pregnancy, Stroke in the Young and Mood/Cognition/Fatigue chapters of the Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations. 

Instructional Personnel Disclosure Statements
Financial – Dr. Swartz is an invited speaker of the Aphasia Institute and receives an honorarium. Dr. Swartz’s research is funded by HSF, CIHR and the Ontario Brain Institute 
Non-Financial – Dr. Swartz has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose

8Sep

Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery Annual Scientific Meeting

00:00 - 23:59 (Eastern) Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

TIME

00:00 - 23:59 (Eastern)
23:00 - 22:59 (Central)

LOCATION

No address listed

AUDIENCE

Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

EVENT DETAILS

Join the HSF Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery’s Annual Scientific Meeting and Advances in Stroke Recovery on Sept. 8, 2017 in Calgary. (The day before the 2017 Canadian Stroke Congress gets underway on Sept. 9).

The CPSR meeting will be held at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel and will be open to all members of CPSR institutions: University of British Columbia, Hotchkiss Brain Institute/University of Calgary, Sunnybrook, Baycrest, Toronto Rehab, University of Ottawa, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and Memorial University.

Organizer:  Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery 

Phone: 613-852-2303 (cell)
Email: cathy@canadianstroke.ca
Website: http://www.canadianstroke.ca/
9Sep

Canadian Stroke Congress 2017

08:00 - 17:00 (Eastern) Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

TIME

08:00 - 17:00 (Eastern)
07:00 - 16:00 (Central)

LOCATION

No address listed

AUDIENCE

Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

EVENT DETAILS

The Canadian Stroke Congress is a uniquely Canadian forum in which participants reflecting “bench-to-bedside-to-community” perspectives of stroke can exchange ideas, collaborate, and learn about innovation in stroke prevention, treatment, and recovery.

The Canadian Stroke Congress normally attracts more than 800 delegates from across Canada and around the world. Delegates include leading neurologists, neurointerventionalists, internists, general practitioners, nurses, rehabilitation specialists, basic scientists, knowledge-translation experts, and policy makers in the field of stroke.

This year we’re excited to be returning to the city that hosted the largest ever Canadian Stroke Congress: Calgary, AB.

We look forward to welcoming Canada’s best and brightest minds in stroke research, prevention, care, and recovery at the eighth Canadian Stroke Congress!

Abstract submission will be open March 6 – April 28, 2017.

The 2017 Preliminary Congress Program will be available online March 1, 2017. If you would like to be notified when abstract submission opens please email strokecongress@heartandstroke.ca

For more information and to register: http://www.strokecongress.ca/

8Dec

Heart & Stroke Foundation Clinical Update 2017

08:00 - 17:00 (Eastern) Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

TIME

08:00 - 17:00 (Eastern)
07:00 - 16:00 (Central)

LOCATION

No address listed

AUDIENCE

Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

EVENT DETAILS

Clinical Update was a sold out event in 2016. 

Heart & Stroke Clinical Update
Dec. 8-9, 2017 (Pre-conference Dec. 7)
Hilton Toronto Downtown

Conference Secretariat
(416) 489-7111 x3194
clinicalupdate@hsf.on.ca

For more information and to register: http://www.heartandstroke.ca/what-we-do/for-professionals/clinical-update

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