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Upcoming events in 2017

January 2017
 

Please visit The Lung Association's site to register.

The Lung Association, the Primary Care Asthma Program, the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario, Health Quality Ontario and the Association of Ontario Health Centres will be hosting our seventh annual free Respiratory Health Forum at the Toronto Eaton Centre Marriott Hotel January 25-26, 2017.

The Respiratory Health Forum is prior to The Lung Association’s annual Better Breathing Conference: www.betterbreathing.ca January 26–28, 2017.

An RNAO Best Practice Champions Workshop is coming this July!

OTN is hosting a Level 1 Best Practice Champions Workshop on Wednesday July 13.
For those who have not had the opportunity to attend the FREE, 1-day best practice champions workshop, we would highly recommend this day.

Your colleagues who have attended previously and found it helpful and meaningful to their evidence-based patient care practice.  The workshop is designed to introduce clinicians to evidence-based practice.

The event will be hosted onsite at OTN's North York Office.

 

June 2016

ALS Awareness Month

This month is dedicated to educating the public on the disease and the cause.

For more information, click here

Relay for Life

Relay For Life is a community fundraising event where Canadians join in the fight against cancer. Register or volunteer for an event near you.

For more information, click here

Stroke Awareness Month

Pay attention to the risk factors and know the warning signs. Stroke is largely preventable and treatable.

For more information, click here

June 1: National Cancer Survivors Day

On this day thousands gather across the globe to honor cancer survivors and to show the world that there is life after a cancer diagnosis, and that it can be fruitful, rewarding, and even inspiring.

For more information, click here

June 8: OTN Webcast: The Serious Side of Gravity: Prevention of Falls & Fractures

Event Date: Wednesday June 08 2016, 12:30 - 14:00 
Event ID: 55897611
Presented By: Fabio Feldman

For more information, click here

June 8: Webcast: Mental Health Matters: Depression and Anxiety in Older Adults

All are welcome to attend this free public event, which will include an opportunity for audience questions. No registration required.

When: Wednesday June 8, 2016. 6:30-8PM EDT
Where: McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton, ON

For more information, click here

June 14: Men's Mental Health Awareness Day

Men’s Mental Health Awareness Day aims to raise awareness of how signs and symptoms of mental health conditions may present themselves differently in men, and to normalize conversations about mental health issues to reduce the stigma that often prevents men from seeking help. Participants are encouraged to wear a lime-green coloured shirt on that day and use the #MensMHday hashtag on social media, to show their support.

For more information, click here

June 15: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Representing the one day in the year when the whole world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted to some of our older generations.

For more information, click here

June 15: OTN Webcast: Trauma-Informed Care: a cultural shift in focus to promote resiliency and healing

Event Date: Wednesday June 15 2016, 09:40 - 12:30
Event ID: 53803715
Presented By: Cathy Kuehni

For more information, click here

June 21: National Aboriginal Day

Come celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.

For more information, click here

June 29: OTN Videoconference: Meal Planning with Heart Failure

Event Date: Wednesday June 29 2016, 11:25 - 12:20
Event ID: 54745151
Presented By: Kathleen Turner

For more information, click here

June 29: OTN Videoconference: Care of the Elderly Rounds "Care of the Hospitalized Older Adult"

Event Date: Wednesday June 29 2016, 12:00 - 13:00
Event ID: 56091764
Presented By: Dr McElhaney 
 

For more information, click here

 

May 2016

Huntington's Disease Awareness Month

Raising awareness for Huntington disease.

For more information, click here

MedicAlert Month

The MedicAlert Foundation Canada is proud to celebrate May as MedicAlert Month in Canada. Throughout the month, they set out to remind Canadians that a MedicAlert medical ID is an invaluable tool and the service it offers has helped protect Canadians for close to 55 years, while spreading awareness on how to be best prepared for an emergency situation.

For more information, click here

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

Canadians impacted by MS are joining an international conversation about what “independence” means to them using the hashtags #TeamFight, #endMS and #strongerthanMS.

For more information, click here

Speech and Hearing Awareness Month

Throughout the month, audiologists put in extra effort to highlight the importance of hearing health.

For more information, click here

Vision Health Month

A national awareness campaign designed to educate Canadians about their vision health and eliminate avoidable sight loss across the country. This month, CNIB asks all Canadians to protect their families’ vision health, starting with getting regular eye exams from a Doctor of Optometry.

For more information, click here

National Hospice Palliative Care Week (May 1 - May 7)

National Hospice Palliative Care Week will run May 1-7, 2016 under the theme "Hospice Palliative Care First" and features an FAQ, Mythbusters, and includes information for health care professionals.

For more information, click here

Mental Health Week (May 2 - May 8)

This year, we are paying special attention to the mental health of older Canadians, who are affected disproportionately by mental illness, especially by depression.

For more information, click here

National Nursing Week (May 9 - May 16)

This week, we recognize the profession for their dedication and commitment to making Canada a healthier nation. Send
your thanks to the nurses in your life by using the hashtag #NNW2016 on Twitter.

For more information, click here

World Pulmonary Hypertension Day (May 5)

On this day, over 80 organizations around the world will participate in World PulmonaryHypertension Day activities to raise awareness of this often misdiagnosed disease and celebrate the lives of people living with PH.

For more information, click here

Canada Health Day (May 12)

Join health facilities, agencies, community health organizations, public health units, colleagues, students and teachers, and family members in a resolution to be active and involved in your community.

For more information, click here
 

April 2016

Daffodil Days: Cancer Awareness

The daffodil is a symbol of strength and courage in the fight against cancer. Buy a daffodil pin and wear it in April to show your support for Canadians living with cancer.

For more information, click here.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month

IBS is common with worldwide prevalence estimated at 9% to 23%. Yet many people remain undiagnosed and unaware that their symptoms indicate a medically recognized disorder.

For more information, click here.

Parkinson Awareness Month

A disease of the brain that touches almost every aspect of daily living, including: movement, mood, speech, eating and drinking, sleep, and cognitive changes. There's no known cause or cure for Parkinson's.

For more information, click here.

February 2016

Heart Month

February is Heart Month. Every seven minutes in Canada, a life is taken by heart disease or stroke.

For more information, click here.

White Cane Week - February 1-7, 2016

White Cane Week is to create awareness of issues that confront the blind and vision impaired community.

For more information, click here.

OTN WEBCAST, FEB 3 2016, 7:30-9:15AM: POST STROKE FATIGUE: Challenges and Controversies in Management

ObjectivesBy the end of this presentation the participants will be able to:1.Discuss the possible causes of fatigue symptoms after stroke2.Describe an approach to assessment of post stroke fatigue3.Name some evidences based management strategies for post stroke fatigue.

For more information, click here.

World Cancer Day - February 4, 2016

World Cancer Day unites the world's population in the fight against cancer.

For more information, click here.

OTN WEBCAST, FEB 12 2016, 8-10AM: OSA, inflammation and cardiovascular disease

SPEAKER: JOHN GARVEY, MB BCh BAO, PhDAssistant Professor, Division of Respirology & Sleep Medicine Director of Sleep Laboratory, Kingston General HospitalTOPIC: "OSA, inflammation and cardiovascular disease"Objectives:1.Review of cardiovascular risk in OSA2.Review of proposed mechanisms underlying cardiovascular risk in OSA3.Examining the role of intermittent hypoxia-induced inflammation in OSA.

For more information, click here.

OTN WEBCAST, FEB 16 2016, 1:15-2:30PM: Getting the most from your healthcare appointment

This webinar will help patients communicate more effectively with their health care provider. It will also provide patients with useful tips and strategies to prepare for medical visits.

For more information, click here.

OTN WEBCAST, FEB 18 2016, 11:45AM-1:15PM: Palliative COPD and CHF Program (PCCP)

The PCCP is a demonstration project in partnership with NW CCAC, MOHLTC, TBRHSC and SJCG and provides patients with an earlier palliative approach to care in order to increase quality and quantity of life. Patients in hospital or in the community will have access to multi- disciplinary palliative care consultations that support excellence in palliative care in the community while saving health care dollars. PCCP will collaborate with new and existing health service providers to provide enhanced support to patients and their families across locations of care.

For more information, click here.

Pink Shirt Day - February 24, 2016

Bullying is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes, and over the Internet.

For more information, click here.
 


October 2015 Events

Events running throughout the month of October:

The Flu Shot: Influenza Immunization Awareness Month

The Influenza Immunization Awareness Campaign takes place each fall to encourage Canadians of all ages to get immunized against seasonal influenza (the "flu"). Local, regional, provincial, territorial and national activities remind Canadians that immunization is the longest-lasting and most effective way to prevent influenza.

For more information, click here.

Eye Health Month

Approximately half of all eye injuries occur in or around the home.

For more information, click here.

Healthy Workplace Month

Build awareness of the importance of workplace health for the short and long-term success of organizations and for the well-being of their employees.

For more information, click here.

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month is a time where people pay particular attention to children and adults with learning disabilities.

For more information, click here.

Lupus Awareness Month

Over 1:1000 Canadian men, women and children are living with lupus and while we work towards our vision of Life without lupus we want to ensure people living with lupus are living well.

For more information, click here.

Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 4th-10th

Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is an annual national public education campaign designed to help open the eyes of Canadians to the reality of mental illness.

For more information, click here.

World Arthritis Day, October 12

This year's theme for World Arthritis Day is ¿It's in your hands, take action'. Our aim is to raise awareness of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) and to encourage people with RMDs, their careers, families and the general public to seize every opportunity to take action and make a difference to the quality of life of people with RMDs.

For more information, click here.

Respiratory Therapists Week, October 25-October 31

An annual event that recognizes the respiratory care profession and promotes awareness of lung health issues and practices.

For more information, click here.

Canadian Intensive Care Week, October 25-October 31

Intensive Care Medicine is the specialty concerned with the care of Canada's sickest patients, providing support for life when patients need it most.

For more information, click here.

Canadian Patient Safety Week, October 26-October 30

Canadian Patient Safety Week is a time to highlight and celebrate the great work being done across the country in patient safety. This year, Canadian Patient Safety Week will be celebrated October 26th ¿ 30th.

For more information, click here.

National Seniors Day, October 1

National Seniors Day is an occasion for all Canadians to appreciate and celebrate seniors.

For more information click here.

World Sight Day, October 8

World Sight Day is an annual event focusing on the problem of global blindness; it aims to raise public awareness around the world about the prevention and treatment of loss of vision.

For more information click here.

World Mental Health Day, October 10

World Mental Health Day, which is supported by the United Nations (UN), is annually held on October 10 to raise public awareness about mental health issues worldwide. This event promotes open discussions on illnesses, as well as investments in prevention and treatment services.

For more information, click here.

World Food Day, October 16

To increase awareness of world hunger and poverty and to inspire solutions for world change.

For more information, click here.

World Stroke Day, October 29

Established by the World Stroke Organization in 2006 to help spread public awareness of the world's high stroke risk and stroke prevalence.

For more information, click here.

June Events

Brain Injury Awareness Month

In Canada, brain injury is the number one killer and disabler of people under the age of 44. Statistics further indicate that incidences are two times greater within the male population.

For more information, click here.

ALS Awareness Month

June is ALS month. Locally individuals and groups take on a wide range of activities to raise awareness in their community. ALS Canada supports these efforts with information and other support materials. We also distribute public service announcements to media across the country.

For more information, click here.

Recreation and Parks Month

June is Recreation and Parks Month (JRPM) is an exciting way to increase awareness of the value and important benefits of recreation and parks to individuals, families, and communities.

For more information, click here.

Stroke Awareness Month

Stroke happens when blood flow to the brain is cut off. Within seconds, irreplaceable brain cells are starved of oxygen and begin to die. Because of this, stroke is a leading cause of disability in Canada.
Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month aims to raise awareness about this condition.

For more information, click here.

June 1-7, 2015: National Sun Awareness Week

Since 1989, the Canadian Dermatology Association's annual, nationwide Sun Awareness Week has helped educate Canadians about dangers of excessive sun exposure — and reduce the incidence of skin cancer in the country.

For more information click here.

June 4, 2015, Noon-1PM: eHealth Webinar: CNO Standards for Documentation and Using Social Media

During this free webinar session, participants will: 1. Learn about the College of Nurses of Ontario standards for electronic documentation; and 2. Learn privacy and confidentiality requirements when using social media to interact with residents/family/caregivers.

For more information, click here.

June 4, 2015, 5:30-8:30PM: Provider Education Program – Spirometry Interpretation Workshop

By the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to: Clarify and state the role of spirometry as an objective measurement of lung disease Review spirometry testing, terms and measurements Identify the criteria for best test acceptability/repeatability Gain confidence in the interpretation of spirometry through case study practice

For more information, click here.

June 7, 2015: National Cancer Survivors Day

National Cancer Survivors Day honours cancer survivors and recognizes the importance of family, friends and health professionals in their lives (first Sunday in June).

For more information click here.

June 11, 2015, 2-3PM: RNAO Champions Webinar, Evidenced-based practice in a primary care organization: A Family Health Team's experience

This presentation will discuss a Family Health Team's experience in implementing best practice guidelines. The presentation will highlight: • Strategies used to support best practices (including the utilization of the EMR) • Successes and challenges • Lessons learned and next steps

For more information, click here.

June 14, 2015: World Blood Donor Day

Safe blood supplies are a scarce commodity – especially in developing countries. World Blood Donor Day is an occasion to raise awareness of the problem and thank donors worldwide. It is held anually on June 14.

For more information, click here.

June 15, 2015: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Elder abuse is a global social issue which affects the health and human rights of millions of older persons around the world, and an issue which deserves the attention of the international community. The United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution 66/127, designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It represents the one day in the year when the whole world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted to some of our older generations.

For more information, click here.

June 16, 2015, 5:30-8PM: Provider Education Program – COPD Workshop

Learning Objectives By the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to: Identify symptoms of COPD Identify individuals at risk for COPD by screening Advocate that smoking cessation works List the key components of a COPD management plan Correctly complete two COPD case studies by applying the CTS COPD Guidelines

For more information, click here.

(OTN Webcast) June 16, 2015 Noon-1:15PM EST: Practical Application of Anti-Coagulation Therapy & 2014 CCS-AFIB Guidelines Update

Learning Objectives: To apply the 2014 guidelines for preventing stroke in patients with Atrial Fibrillation. To review current management strategies for Atrial Fibrillation and stroke. To review efficacy and safety of NOAC's for the prevention of stroke in Afib. To select oral anti-coagulation on the basis of the patient's profile.

For more information please visit OTN's Learning Centre, click here.

June 21, 2015: National Aboriginal Day

National Aboriginal Day (NAD) takes place on June 21. It is a special day to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.

For more information, click here.

May Events

Food Allergy Awareness Month

Allergy Awareness Month helps people with allergies understand that they're not alone, and it also helps those without (allergies) understand what their peers are going through. When you understand the potential severity and implications of food allergies for those with allergies, suddenly checking the label on a pack of granola bars to make sure they're nut-free makes a lot more sense.

The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network website is a great resource, including information on education, awareness and new research. Anaphylaxis Canada is also a great site.

For more information, click here.

Foot Health Awareness Month

Increasing the awareness and importance of foot health among the general public and other health professionals, and of the podiatrist as the practitioner of first choice for foot and ankle care.

For more information, click here.

 

Huntington's Disease Awareness Month

May is Huntington Disease Awareness Month and the Society wants to educate Canadians because genetic discrimination is a reality in Canada.

For more information, click here.

 

 



Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

Multiple sclerosis affects around 50,000 Canadians, and approximately 3 people are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis each day. Multiple sclerosis is the most prevalent neurological disease in young adults in Canada.

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month aims to raise awareness about this condition.

For more information, click here.



National Hemochromatosis Awareness Month

To promote the early diagnosis of hemochromatosis by raising public awareness, informing the medical community, and encouraging early screening of at-risk populations.

For more information, click here.

 

 

National Physiotherapy Month

National Physiotherapy Month promotes the
physiotherapy profession, making people aware
of its benefits. These benefits include increased:
mobility, endurance, confidence and independence.

For more information, click here.

 

 

 

 


Speech and Hearing Awareness Month

During Speech & Hearing Awareness Month, thousands of professionals involved with the treatment of speech, language and hearing disorders come together to participate in a public awareness campaign to encourage early detection and prevention of communication disorders, along with increasing the public's sensitivity to the challenges faced by individuals experiencing them.

For more information, click here.

Vison Health Month

Vision Health Month is a national awareness campaign designed to educate Canadians about their vision health and eliminate avoidable sight loss across the country. Throughout the month of May, CNIB asks all Canadians to protect their families' vision health, starting with getting regular eye exams from a Doctor of Optometry.

For more information, click here.

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Lyme Disease Awareness Month is a campaign which promotes preventative measures which can be taken against Lyme disease. Lyme disease is an acute inflammatory disease caused by the bite of a tick infected with the bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi; Lyme disease is spread through the bite of ticks which carry Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium.

For more information, click here.

May 5, 2015: World Pulmonary Hypertension Day

World PH Day focuses on the importance of improving the quality of life and life expectancy of more than 25 million people living with PH worldwide. Pulmonary hypertension can be a fatal disease that is difficult to diagnose. There are many types of PH, including idiopathic and hereditary PH, which are considered rare diseases. However, PH is most commonly the result of other health problems.

For more information click here.

May 3-9, 2015: National Hospice Palliative Care Week

This year's theme, "The Power of 10: Let's talk about hospice palliative care." National Hospice Palliative Care Week's official theme for 2015 is The Power of 10: Let's talk about Hospice Palliative Care. We urge you to talk with 10 people — friends, family, acquaintances — about the importance of quality hospice palliative care in Canada.

For more information click here.

May 3-9, 2015: North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, taking place this year from May 3 to 9, is your chance to focus on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace.

For more information, click here.

May 4-10, 2015: Mental Health Week

Our 64th Annual Mental Health Week focuses on the mental health and well-being of men and boys and, as always, encourages people from all walks of life to learn, talk, reflect and engage others on issues related to mental health and mental illness.

For more information, click here.

May 11-17, 2015: National Nursing Week 2015

This year's Canadian Nurses Association theme, Nurses: With you every step of the way, emphasizes how important nurses are in our lives — at every age, in all health situations, for all Canadians. With more than 408,000 regulated nurses in Canada, the largest of any health provider group, nurses are the backbone of our health system. This week, we recognize the profession for their dedication and commitment to making Canada a healthier nation. Send your thanks to the nurses in your life by using the hashtag #everystep on Twitter. Or visit cna-aiic.ca to learn more about the many ways nurses are with Canadians every step of the way.

For more information, click here.

May 17, 2015: World Hypertension Day

World Hypertension Day has been established to highlight the preventable stroke, heart and kidney diseases caused by high blood pressure and to communicate to the public information on prevention detection and treatment."Hypertension is complex, and its management is critical to dramatically reducing the odds that a patient with high blood pressure may suffer a heart attack or stroke.

For more information, click here.

 

LOCATION and SHOW HOURS:

Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 10am-5pm

Centennial College - Athletics & Wellness Centre
941 Progress Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M1G 3T8

ABOUT THE CAREGIVER SHOW

Almost 8 million Canadians are family caregivers that provide approximately 80% of the care needs for people with acute or chronic health issues. There are many issues related to caregiving and navigating the system is extremely difficult. The Caregiver Show is an incredible one day event of education and networking opportunities to provide family caregivers the resources they need and more.

WHY ATTEND?

Learn about various health topics, demonstrations from the participating organizations and experts as well as the resources, services and products available for your caregiving needs. Connect with other caregivers and professionals in the industry. You are not alone! Learn ways to take care of yourself – care for the caregiver.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Anyone who provides care to their loved ones-with acute, chronic health problems or aging issues. If someone needs your care or advice, join us to learn information about how you can assist them.

For more information please click here.

Events running throughout the month of April:

CNO Teleconference - Medication practice standard: An Overview

Starting May 5th, 2015 all members will be accountable to a new Medication practice standard. These teleconferences will provide an overview of the new document and provide members with the opportunity to ask questions they may have about the document. Registration is now open. Go to www.cno.org/teleconferences to register.

Registration for the April 16, 2015 (11AM EST) session opens March 24, 2015.
Registration for the April 21, 2015 (7PM EST) session opens March 31, 2015

To register and for more information, click here.

RNAO upcoming eHealth Webinars

The RNAO invites nurses and other health care professionals to attend one or more of the upcoming FREE eHealth related webinars:

April 10, 2015 (12:00-1:00PM) - Best Practices in Electronic Documentation.
May 21, 2015 (12:00-1:00PM) - Securely Connecting a Patients' Network of Care

For more information, click here.


Daffodil Days: Cancer Awareness

Daffodil Month is a national fundraising campaign of the Canadian Cancer Society. Money raised during the month assists local patients living with cancer and their families, with donations funding life-saving research, support services and other important work.

For more information, click here.


Dental Health Month

Poor oral health can affect a person's quality of life. Oral pain, missing teeth or oral infections can influence the way a person speaks, eats and socializes. These oral health problems can reduce a person's quality of life by affecting their physical, mental and social well-being.

Every year approximately 3,200 Canadians are diagnosed with oral cancer and 1,050 deaths from oral cancer occur. This devastating disease has a low survival rate because it is often diagnosed very late. With early detection the survival rate of oral cancer can be greatly improved.

 
For more information, click here.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month

IBS Awareness Month aims to raise awareness about IBS and to encourage those who have symptoms of IBS to seek medical advice. A further aim is to reduce the stigma associated with IBS by encouraging people to talk more about this condition.

For more information, click here.



Parkinson's Awareness Month

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month, when Parkinson's organizations around the world draw attention to Parkinson's disease, a progressive brain disorder affecting over 100,000 Canadians and 6 million people worldwide. This year will mark the 50th anniversary of Parkinson Society Canada and they intend to show the community how much has been accomplished in 50 years.

For more information, click here.


April 7, 2015: World Health Day

Unsafe food is linked to the deaths of an estimated 2 million people annually. As our food supply becomes increasingly globalized new threats are constantly emerging. Be informed to ensure that the food on your plate is safe to eat. This is the message of this year's World Health Day on 7 April.

For more information, click here.

(OTN Webcast) April 9, 2015 1:30-3:30PM EST: Emotion Regulation: The Cornerstone of Emotional, Psychiatric and Behavioural Health


In this 90-minute workshop, a model of emotion regulation and its role in effective cognitive and behavioural functioning will be presented. A variety of interventions will be presented that are geared towards helping people learn to regulate their emotions and thereby live happier and more stable lives.


Learning objectives -  Participants will be able to:

  • Explain how emotions impact problem solving and behaviour
  • List techniques which can help people learn to effectively regulate emotions
  • Identify common measures used to examine the short/long-term outcomes for those using these techniques

For more information please visit OTN's Learning Centre, click here.

(RNAO Champions Webinar) April 9, 2015 2-3PM: Supporting and Strengthening Families through the Implementation of a Strengths-Based Approach to Nursing Care

Presenters: Jenette Schoon RN CRN, CNN

Objectives:

  • To share how a RNAO Advanced Clinical Fellowship contributed to the further implementation of the Best Practice Guideline - "Supporting and Strengthening Families through Expected and Unexpected Life events"
  • To share how the I2E2 Model of Change and the RNAO Knowledge to Action Process was utilized to advance the SBN approach to nursing care
  • To share what Strengths-Based Nursing is and how it compares to a Deficits-Based Approach **There is no fee for this webinar**

For more information, click here.

(Onsite) April 9, 2015 5:30-8PM EST: Respiratory Care Review


An Educational Evening for Health Professionals and Students, Respiratory Care Review. **1.5 hours can be used towards the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists' continuing education requirements

Where:
Training Room, Ontario Lung Association Office
18 Wynford Drive, Suite 401 - Toronto, ON

Fees: ORCS Members: $20.00 Non-Members: $25.00 Students: $15.00

For more information, click here.

eHealth Webinar Series: April 10, 2015, Noon-1PM: Best Practices in Electronic Documentation

...To register...

(OTN Webcast) April 16, 2015 Noon-1:15PM EST: Advance Care Planning Resource Development for First Nation Communities

Registration Deadline: Thursday April 16 2015
Event ID: 37338660
Presented By: Kim Ramsbottom
Host Site: Centre for Education and Research on Aging and Health
Host City: Thunder Bay
Therapeutic Area of Care: Palliative Care

For more information please visit OTN's Learning Centre, click here.

(OTN Webcast) April 17, 2015 8:15-9:30AM EST: Sugar and the Brain: Diabetes III


 

Registration Deadline: Friday March 06 2015
Event ID: 43125815
Presenter: Dr. Sandra Black
Host Site: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

For more information please visit OTN's Learning Centre, click here.

 

 

April 18-25, 2015: National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week

Each year thousands of Canadians get a second chance to live life to its fullest, thanks to the kindness of people who have given the gift of life and donated organs and tissue.

 Many will spend months, and in many cases years, waiting for a second chance because the need for organs and tissue in Canada continues to outweigh their availability.

Register as a donor and talk to your family about your decision to give life. One conversation can make all the difference for the future.

For more information, click here.

April 26-May 2, 2015: National Immunization Awareness Week


This week marks an opportunity to celebrate the success of immunization and share best practices and new resources. The Public Health Agency of Canada and other Canadian partners join to remind Canadians about the importance of immunization and to learn more about your best shot at protecting yourself from preventable diseases!

For more information, click here.

March Events

RNAO upcoming eHealth Webinars

The RNAO invites nurses and other health care professionals to attend one or more of the upcoming FREE eHealth related webinars:

April 10, 2015 (12:00-1:00PM) - Best Practices in Electronic Documentation.
May 21, 2015 (12:00-1:00PM) - Securely Connecting a Patients' Network of Care
June 4, 2015 (12:00-1:00PM) - The Electronic Age
October 23, 2015 (12:00-1:00PM) - eHealth & Cancer Screening Outreach: An All-Hands-On-Deck approach to EMR Use
November 12th, 2015,(12:00-1:00PM) - Getting the EHR to Work for You

For more information, click here.

CNO Teleconference - Medication practice standard: An Overview

Starting May 5th, 2015 all members will be accountable to a new Medication practice standard. These teleconferences will provide an overview of the new document and provide members with the opportunity to ask questions they may have about the document. Registration is open now. Go to www.cno.org/teleconferences to register.

Registration for the April 16, 2015 (11AM EST) session opens March 24, 2015.
Registration for the April 21, 2015 (7PM EST) session opens March 31, 2015.

To register and for more information, click here.
 

Events running throughout the month of March:

Multiple System Atrophy Awareness Month


MSA is a progressive neurological disorder that affects adults. It is caused by degeneration (or atrophy) of nerve cells in several (or multiple) areas of the brain which can result in problems with movement, balance, and automatic (autonomic) functions of the body such as blood pressure.

For more information, click here.


 

'Help Fight Liver Disease' Month

 

Help Fight Liver Disease Month is the Canadian Liver Foundation's annual fundraising campaign, which aims to raise public awareness of liver disease and the resources available to combat it.

For more information, click here.

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month


Join the fight against Canada's second leading cause of cancer death by sharing information about the importance of recognizing the signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer. Please help to spread the message: Colorectal cancer is "Preventable, Treatable and Beatable."

For more information, click here.

 

National Kidney Month

March is designated National Kidney Month to raise awareness about the prevention and early detection of kidney disease.

For more information, click here.
 

National Nutrition Month


Celebrate Nutrition Month by planning and promoting activities at home, at work or in your community.

For more information, click here.

Pharmacist Awareness Month (PAM)

Pharmacists are medication experts, and so much more. This campaign will raise public awareness about the increasing role pharmacists play in the provision of health care services and the tangible benefits they bring as health care providers. By working together throughout March, we can inform Canadians about all the different services pharmacists are qualified to provide, beyond dispensing, and encourage patients to use these valuable services that can improve their health. Take part by helping to educate and show Canadians the valuable services you provide that contribute to their health care.

For more information, click here.

March 2-8, 2015: National Health Ethics Week


National Health Ethics Week is a time set aside for health and educational institutions, ethics committees, health care professionals, community organizations, businesses and members of the general public, to host and take part in educational events that explore health ethics issues.

For more information, click here.

March 8-14, 2015: World Glaucoma Week


Glaucoma is called "the sneak thief of sight" since there are no symptoms and once vision is lost, it's permanent. As much as 40% of vision can be lost without a person noticing. Let's raise awareness about the importance of regular eye examinations to preserve vision. The World Health Organization estimates that 4.5 million people worldwide are blind due to glaucoma.

For more information, click here.

 

 

 

 

 February Events

Heart Month is the Heart and Stroke Foundation's key opportunity to reach millions of Canadians in February and alert them to the risks of heart disease and stroke.

For more information, click here.

 

 


February is also Psychology Month:

The goal is to generate grassroots activities that will raise Canadians' awareness of the role psychology plays in their lives and in their communities. Psychology Month encourages all members of the psychology profession to connect with their communities and show them the value and benefits of their work.

For more information, click here.

 

 

February 1-7: White Cane Week

To create awareness of issues that confront the blind and vision impaired community, but just as important, demonstrate to others as well as themselves, ability over disability.

For more information, click here.

February 2, Noon-1PM: (RNAO Webinar) Advanced Clinical Practice Fellowships Info Session

 

 

The Advanced Clinical Practice Fellowship info session is an hour-long webinar designed for nurses looking to bridge a gap in their workplace to get an overview of what the program is, and how to make the most of it.

For more information, click here.

 

February 4: World Cancer Day



World Cancer Day 2015 will take a positive and proactive approach to the fight against cancer, highlighting that solutions do exist across the continuum of cancer, and that they are within our reach.

For more information, click here.

 

February 5: (OTN Videoconference) Meal Planning with Heart Failure

In this workshop you will learn how to plan meals, conserve your energy and reduce your salt intake.

For more information, click here.
 

February 6, 7:15-9AM: (OTN Videoconference & Webcast) What's new in COPD treatment

To understand the latest treatments in COPD management; To understand how AECOPD is managed in the hospital; To review the Inspired Program at JBH and other community supports for COPD patients.

Webcast link, CLICK HERE
(ONLY active the day of).

For more information, click here.
 

February 11, 5:30- 8:00PM: PEP - COPD Workshop

Learning objectives of workshop:

  • Identify individuals at risk for COPD by screening
  • Advocate that smoking cessation works
  • Identify symptoms of COPD
  • List the key components of a COPD management plan

For more information, click here.

February 12, Noon-1PM: (OTN Videoconference & Webcast) Supporting the Elderly at Home

Host Site: Centre for Education and Research on Aging and Health (Thunder Bay)
Presented By: Kristen-Jones-Bonofiglio

Learning Objectives: Learn about an innovative approach to continuing education for community health care teams; Explore some of the knowledge gaps found in a pilot study centered on supporting the elderly at home; Identify some of the future opportunities for meeting the educational needs of community.

Webcast link, CLICK HERE
(ONLY active the day of).

For more information, click here.

February 13, 8-10AM: (OTN Webcast) Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Atherosclerosis

Presented By: Dr. Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho Associate Professor, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and Director of the Sleep Laboratory at the Heart Institute University of Sao Paulo

Learning Objectives: Recognize the prevalence and clinical presentation of OSA among patients with established cardiovascular disease; Understand the mechanisms linking OSA and atherosclerosis; Understand the implications of OSA among patients with coronary artery disease.

Webcast link, CLICK HERE
(ONLY active the day of).

For more information, click here.

February 20, 10AM-Noon: (OTN Videoconference & Webcast) Strategies for a Successful Doctor Appointment)

Most caregivers have experienced some level of stress when preparing and or attending a doctor's visit. Adults with developmental disabilities often have complex medical histories and have seen many specialists. This Video Conference presentation will provide you with advice that will enhance and add to your existing skills.

For more information, click here.

January Events

January (Month): Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

Take some time during Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, to learn more about the disease. Family members often mistake Alzheimer's disease symptoms for depression or normal signs of aging. That's why it's important to be informed about the disease, and to know what support options are available.

For more information, click here.

January 14: PEP - COPD Resources Panel Discussion OTN

A free workshop and part of the Continuing Education OTN Series.

For more information, click here.

January 18-24: National Non-Smoking Week

National Non-Smoking Week is one of the most important events in Canada's ongoing public education efforts on controlling tobacco-use. It is truly a national endeavour, involving agencies and individuals working at the federal, provincial/territorial, regional and local levels.

For more information, click here.

January 29: Best Practice Champions Workshop Webinar Learning Series

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CHAMPION?

But not able to attend a workshop? The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is offering the Best Practice Champions Workshop Webinar Learning Series, which can be completed entirely online!

The Learning Series consists of four modules, archived modules 1 and 4 which can be completed at any time and modules 2 and 3 (live) to take place on January 29th and February 12th from 11:00 am-1:00 pm. Following the completion of all four modules, participants will receive a certificate of completion and become a part of the Best Practice Champions Network!

To register visit: www.myrnao.ca/championswebinarlearningserieswinter2015

For more information, please contact Kyle Dieleman: kdieleman@rnao.ca or 1-800-268-7199 x255

   December Events   
 Happy Holidays from all of us here at OTN!

December 2014: The Lung Association's Christmas Seal Campaign

 


The Christmas Seal Campaign helps the Lung Association fight new battles against lung cancer, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), smoking and air pollution.

For more information, click here.

 

 

December 1, 2014: World AIDS Day

This year we are asking people to show solidarity with the 100,000 people living with HIV in the UK - and the 34 million world-wide - by wearing the universal symbol of HIV awareness, the red ribbon.

For more information, click here.

December 3, 2014: International Day of Disabled Persons

The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

For more information, click here.

December 8, 2014: OTN Webcast: Dual Diagnosis Risk Assessment and Management, 10AM-noon

This session will address the framework for risk assessment and management; strategies of risk minimization and the importance of collaboration between stakeholders for systemic treatment approaches and community safety plans.

For more information, click here.

December 8, 2014: OTN Webcast: Elder Abuse - The hidden harm, noon-1:15PM

Please visit the OTN Learning Center for more information, https://learning.otn.ca Event ID 40701259.

For more information, click here.
To access the webcast link (Active on December 8) click here

December 9, 2014 from noon-1PM: A Study About Grief (OTN Webcast & Videoconference)

The Royal Victoria Regional Health Center is hosting an OTN Webcast and Videoconference (Presenter: Vicky LeJambe) about grief.

OTN Videoconference Event ID: 37332547
To access the webcast link (Active on December 9) click here

For more information, click here.

December 10, 2014: Human Rights Day

The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to bring to the attention of the peoples of the world' the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.

For more information, click here.

 

November Events

November 2014: Diabetes Month

An international celebration focused on raising awareness for all forms of diabetes, its signs and symptoms, and gain support for critical research toward preventing, better treating and curing all forms of the disease.

For more information, click here.

November 2014: Movember

To raise awareness and funds used in saving and improving the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health issues..

 For more information, click here.


November 2014: National Lung Month

To promote a greater understanding of lung disease and to advocate for positive change in lung health.

For more information, click here.

November 2014: National Pulmonary Hypertension Month


PHA Canada aims to end isolation, provide education and create a united Canadian PH community. They strive to connect the PH community nationwide, to come together and bring awareness of this rare disease.

For more information, click here.

November 3-9, 2014: National Family Caregiver Week

Focusing on the challenges faced when caregiving for loved ones, and the evolution of the informal family caregiver. And to raise public awareness of social and economic value of unpaid work.

For more information, click here. ** Site is in Fench **
Another site for information, click here

November 6-12, 2014 : National Seniors Safety Week - Take Five to Prevent Falls

 


As the Canadian population ages, injury and death from falls are on the rise. This National Senior Safety Week, November 6 to 12, the Canada Safety Council challenges all Canadians to commit to "take five to prevent falls.

For more information, click here.

 


November 10-15, 2014 : Family Doctor Week

The College of Family Physicians of Canada proudly acknowledges the outstanding contributions of Canadian family doctors for their dedication to their patients and the delivery of high-quality health care.

For more information, click here.


November 19, 2014 : World COPD Day

Raising awareness about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and improve COPD care throughout the world.

For more information, click here.
 

November 21, 2014: Stroke Effects on Bone Health (OTN Webcast)

Host Site: Osteoporosis Canada
Presenter: Dr. Moria Kapral
Review the affects of stroke on bone density and fracture risk and to review the theraputic options for optimizing bone health after stroke.

To view the webcast, click here.

November 25, 2014: Patient Engagement: Success stories and lessons learned (OTN Webcast)

Host Site: The St. Michael's Hospital, Community of Practice for Patient and Family Education
Presented By: Amir Karmali and Emily Nicholas

Patient engagement is the key for effective patient and family education. It can have a postive impact on quality of care, safety and health outcomes. This webcast takes the opportunity to foster a conversation about patient engagement, the challenges involved, and what it takes to do it effectively

To view the webcast, click here.

November 28, 2014 : (OTN LIVE Webcast) Monthly Health Talk: Diabetes

The Monthly Talk series is an initiative of Patient Education and the Patient and Family Library at Toronto Western Hospital. The sessions are designed for patients, families and community members, however everyone is welcome.

To watch the live webcast, click here.

October Events

October 2014: The Flu Shot: Influenza Immunization Awareness Month

Learn about flu symptoms and resources, as well as how to manage the flu.

For more information, click here.

Oct 2, 2014: COPD and Acute Exacerbation Management

The Ontario Lung Association is hosting a webinar for providers covering the following topics: Learn how to manage COPD; Define AECOPD; Support prevention strategies for AECOPD; and How to use a COPD Action Plan.

To view archived webinar, click here.

Oct5-Oct11 2014: Mental Illness Awareness Week

Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is an annual national public education campaign focusing on the reality of mental illness.

For more information, click here.

October 10, 2014 (13:00-15:00): Archived Webcast: Understanding Changing Behaviours; Depression, Anxiety and Agitation

The presentation focuses on Depression, Anxiety and Agitation in LTC facilities. It's presented by Dr. Geoff Daniel MD, FRCP, Consulting Geriatric Psychiatrist.

To view the archived webcast, click here.

October 17, 2014 (13:00-15:00): Archived Webcast: Validation and Revision of the Ottawa Heart Failure Risk Scale [OHFRS]

Dr. Ian Stiell from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute discusses; The methodology of clinical decision rules, the clinical problem of acute HF in the ED and their study to validate and revise OHFRS..

To view the archived webcast, click here.

October 21, 2014 (13:00-15:00): Archived Webcast: Cognitive Plasticity in Older Adults

Louis Bherer, PhD from Concordia University speaks and focuses on the impact of exercise training on cognition and gait.

To view the archived webcast, click here.

October 23, 2014 (13:00-15:00): Archived Webcast: Ethical Issues in Dementia Care

Dr. Sarah Winch from the University of Queensland, Australia speaks about ethical issues in Dementia Care.

To view the archived webcast, click here.

Oct26-Nov1 2014: Respiratory Therapists Week

An annual event recognizing the respiratory care profession.

For more information, click here.

Oct27-Oct31 2014: Canadian Patient Safety Week

Canadian Patient Safety Week is a national annual campaign to inspire improvement in patient safety and quality.

For more information, click here.

October 31, 2014 (13:00-15:00): Health Literacy

The Toronto Western Hospital hosts a webinar on health literacy.

For more information, click here.

OTN Videoconference Event ID: 37332547

September Events

September 25, 2014 (10:00-11:00): COPD - Medication and Inhaler Usage

The Kemptville District Hospital hosts a video session to discuss medication and inhaler usage for those with COPD.

For more information regarding videoconference, click here.

September 30, 2014 (14:15-15:15): Meal Planning with Heart Failure

Kathleen Turner of the University of Ottawa Heart Instiute hosts a video session on meal planning tips when you have heart failure.

For more information regarding videoconference, click here.

March Events

March 14, 2014 (11:45-13:15): Frailty - It's Everybody's Business!  Health Promoting Aged Care is the Way Forward

The Centre for Education and Research on Aging and Health in Thunder Bay hosts a webcast on health promoting aged care.

For more information regarding webcast, click here

March 20, 2014 (11:40-13:30): Psychotropic Medication Part 1 - Antidepressants

The Prescott Russell Services to Children and Adults hosts a webcast on antidepressants.

For more information regarding webcast, click here.

March 21, 2014 (12:00-13:00): How is my Resident Falling?

The Registered Nurses' of Ontario and Safer Healthcare Now is holding a Free National Call on lessons from videos that capture teh cause and prevention of falls in older adults in long-term care.

For more information regarding the call, click here.  No registration is required.

March 21, 2014 (12:50-14:30): Opioids and Older Adults

St. Joseph's Care Group in Thunder Bay hosts a presentation by Dr. Jonathan Bertram on opioids and older adults.

For more information regarding webcast, click here

March 27, 2014 (11:40-13:30): Psychotropic Medication Part 2 - Anti-Psychotics and Anti-Anxiety

Terry Broda, Nurse Practitioner at the Prescott Russell Services to Children and Adults, will facilitate a three part interactive Lunch and Learn series on the types of psychiatric medications commonly prescribed to people with intellectual disabilities.

A brief overview of the medication and its use will be provided, followed by an overview of thepotential side effects to observe.

For more information regarding webcast, click here.

March 27, 2014 (11:00-12:30): COPD Workshop - Provider Education Program

The Ontario Lung Association hosts a webinar by Dr. Christopher Licskai, FRCPC.  He will discuss screening and management of COPD, as well as application of CTS Clinical Practice Guidelines.

For more information regarding webcast, click here.

February Events

February 6, 2014 (11:30-12:00): Accessing Learning Events in your Telehomecare Centre [OTN Webinar]

Cindy Fajardo will be hosting a webinar to discuss optimal use of learning events links and content in your Telehomecare Centre.

This event is for Telehomecare Providers only.  If you have not received a calendar invite, but would like to, please email Telehomecare@otn.ca.

January Events

January 22, 2014 (11:00-11:30): New Year New You: Smoking Cessation Lunch & Learn [Webinar]

An RVH Respiratory therapist and Smoking Cessation Counsellor hosts a lunch and learn on smoking cessation tips.

To watch webcast, click here.

January 22, 2014 (11:35-12:45): Canadian Diabetes Association 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines - The Essentials [Webinar]

Dr. Alice Cheng, Chair of the 2013 CDA Diabetes Clinical Practice Guidelines, hosts a webinar to discuss the highlights of the most recent CDA guidelines, including how to navigate the http://guidelines.diabetes.ca/ website.

To watch webcast, click here.

January 30, 2014 (11:30-12:00): BPG Lead Presentation Series: Screening for Depression [OTN Webinar]

Heather Pezzola, a senior Telehomecare Nurse from the NE CCAC Program will be presenting on behalf of the NE CCAC BPG Team's, to discuss their latest PDSA Cycle Results and practice recomments around Screening for Depression.  

This event is for Telehomecare Providers only.  If you have not received a calendar invite, but would like to, please email Telehomecare@otn.ca.

December Events

December 13, 2013 (12:00-13:00): Updates in Tobacco Addiction Treatment [Webinar]

Dr. Peter Selby, Addictions Experts, will be presenting on updates regarding Tobacco Addiction Treatment.

For more information regarding webcast, click here.  To watch webcast, click here.

December 16, 2013 (10:00-10:50)From Soup to Tomatoes - Gentle [Webinar]

An arm-chair based exercise program is hosted by Espanola Family Health Team.

For webcast information, click here.  To watch webcast, click here.

December 16, 2013 (11:00-12:00): Health Literacy Talk at the THC Rounds [Webinar]

Kirandeep Sidhu, CW WOHS Telehomecare Nurse, will present on Health Literacy Best Practices and Tips from last November's RNAO Chronic Disease Management Institute.

This event is for Telehomecare Providers only.  If you have not received a calendar invite, but would like to, please email Telehomecare@otn.ca.

November Events

November 6-12, 2013: National Senior Safety Week - Drug Safety for Seniors

This National Senior Safety Week, the Canada Safety Council is advocating for the safe use of medication to ensure the health, well-being, and utmost quality of life for aging Canadians.

For tips and resources to celebrate the day, visit the Canada Safety Council website.

November 8, 2013 (12:00-12:30): Flu Vaccine for Telehomecare Patients [OTN Webinar]

Ann Stirling will be hosting a webinar to discuss resources to prepare your patients for the "flu" season.

This event is for Telehomecare Providers only.  If you have not received a calendar invite, but would like to, please email Telehomecare@otn.ca.

November 14, 2013 (13:00-14:00):Geriatric Insights: Osteoporosis, Falls and Fractures[Webinar]

The Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre presents on the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and discusses fracture risk assessment.

For webcast information, click here.  To watch webcast, click here.

November 15, 2013 (12:30-14:00): Hypertension Part 1 [Webinar]

The Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre hosts a webinar to discuss what's new in hypertension.

For webcast information, click here.  To watch webcast, click here.

November 20, 2013: World COPD Day 

This year's theme is "It's Not Too Late." This positive message was chosen to emphasize the meaningful actions people can take to improve their respiratory health, at any stage before or after a COPD diagnosis.

For tips and resources to celebrate the day, visit the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease website.

November 21, 2013 (11:45-13:00): Mental Health Series: The REALities of Managing Obesity [Webinar]

The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario hosts a webinar on the realities of managing obesity.

For webcast information, click here.

November 23, 2013 (12:30-15:00): Hypertension Part 2 [Webinar]

The Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre hosts a webinar to discuss what's new in hypertension.

For webcast information, click here.  To watch webinar, click here.

November 27, 2013 (13:45-15:15): Management of Heart Failure [Webinar]

The London Middlesex Hospice Palliative Care Collaborative hosts a webinar to discuss management of heart failure.

For webcast information, click here.

November 29, 2013(08:30-12:15)ONIG Education Day Part 1 [Webinar]

The Grand River Hospital Health Centre hosts a webinar to discuss Nursing Informatics initiatives and impact on patient care.

For more details on how to participate, click here.  To watch webcast, click here.

November 29, 2013(12:55-15:00)ONIG Education Day Part 2 [Webinar]

The Grand River Hospital Health Centre hosts a webinar to discuss Nursing Informatics initiatives and impact on patient care.

For more details on how to participate, click here.  To watch webcast, click here.

October Events

October 2013: Influenza Immunization Awareness Month

The Public Health Agency of Canada has estimated that between 10 to 20% of the population becomes infected with the flu each year, and while the majority will recover, the flu results in an average of 20,000 hospitalizations in Canada every year.  Moreover, between 2000-8000 Canadians die of flu and its complications every year.

The flu shot offers the best protection.  For more resources on how to talk about the flu and prevention, click here.

October 1, 2013: National Seniors Day

National Seniors Day is an occasion for all Canadians to appreciate and celebrate seniors. 

For tips and resources to celebrate the day, visit the Government of Canada website.

October 6-12, 2013: Mental Illness Awareness Week

The Mental Illness Awareness Week, hosted by CAMIMH, is an annual public education campaign designed to help open the eyes of Canadians to the reality of mental illness. 

For more details on how to participate, click here.

October 7, 2013 (12:00-13:15): Driving and Dementia [Webinar]

The Star Family Health Team in Stratford is hosting a webinar on driving and dementia.  Dr. Dobbs, the founder of DRIVE ABLE welcomes physicians, nurse practitioners, and those working with clients with early stage dementia and their families.

For webcast information, click here.  To watch webcast, click here.

October 8, 2013 (11:45-13:00): Physical Activity Assessment and Counselling [Webinar]

Dr. Jennifer A. D. Price, Women's College Hospital, hosts a webinar on insights from research and innovation around physical activity assessment and counseling.

For webcast information, click here.

October 9, 2013 (15:20-17:10): Searching for a Test for Depression [Webinar]

UHN-Toronto Western Hospital will be hosting a webinar to discuss blood tests, brain scans and self-screening, in the search for a test for depression.

For webcast information, click here.

October 11, 2013 (08:15-12:00): Diabetes and Lipids [Webinar]

The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre will be hosting a webinar to discuss the topic of diabetes and lipids. 

For webcast information, click here.

October 15, 2013 (12:00-13:00): Self Care in the Palliative Care Workplace [Webinar]

The Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital hosts a webinar to discuss the impact of working with dying individuals on staff and volunteers, as well as the challenges of incorporating self-care into the workplace. 

For webcast information, click here.

October 25, 2013 (13:00-15:00): Health Literacy [Webinar]

The UHN-Toronto Western Hospital is hosting a monthly health talk on health literacy.

For webcast information, click here.  To watch webcast, click here.
 

September Events

September 10, 2013 (12:45-14:00): Dementia and Sexuality [Webinar]

The Alzheimer Society of Huron County host a webinar on how dementia affects sexual behaviours, how to manage responses to these behaviours, and issues around capacity and consent.

 

For more details on how to participate, click here.

September 13, 2013 (09:00-13:00): Health Care Works and Influenza Vaccination: How can we support decision-making [Webinar]

Dr. Michael Evans, from Mount Sinai Hospital, hosts a webinar on supporting decision-making around influenza vaccination

For more details on how to participate, click here.  To watch webinar, click here.

September 29, 2013: World Heart Day

Celebrate World Heart Day on September 29th.  Visit the World Heart Federation website to learn how you can get involved.  Even just a few changes can help reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.  Make healthy eating, physical activity, knowing your numbers and avoiding tobacco part of your lives.

September 30, 2013 (11:30-12:00): An Overview of a Cardiac Rehab Program [OTN Webinar]

We would like to invite you to an upcoming webinar hosted by OTN where Sue Ann Tiller, an expert Cardiac Rehab Nurse from the Ottawa Heart Institute, will be presenting an overview of their program, including a discussion on services provided, eligibility, and participation.  

This event is for Telehomecare Providers only.  If you have not received a calendar invite, but would like to, please email Telehomecare@otn.ca.

July Events

July 10, 2013 (11:30-12:00): Smoking Cessation Awareness [OTN Webinar]

The members of the Smoking Cessation Best Practice Working Group at the TC CCAC, will be presenting resources identifiend and/or developed to support BPG recommendations around smoking cessation.  Cheryl McMahon, Olivia London, Robin Richardson, and Rhoda Calara will present each resource.  The goal of this webinar is to share information, answer questions and to request feedback amongst the Telehomecare Community on resources developed.

This event is for Telehomecare Providers only.  If you have not received a calendar invite, but would like to, please email Telehomecare@otn.ca

July 11, 2013 (10:10-11:15): Heart Healthy Shopping wiht Diabetes [Videoconference]

University of Ottawa Heart Institute`s Kathleen Turner, holds a videoconference on learning the tools to better understand food labels, develop heart healthy shopping lists, and plan meals.

For more details on how to participate, click here.

July 22, 2013 (09:00-09:30): Mindfulness with Chronic Illness [OTN Webinar]

Gary Petingola MSW, RSW is a social worker at Health Sciences North, Diabetes Care Service in Sudbury, ON, Canada and has been facilitating various Mindfulness Meditation sessions to health care professionals and patients with tremendous feedback. Gary has been invited to speak internationally and has provided mindfulness instruction to over 300 health care workers as well as published in this area.

Gary will be discussing these 6 main concepts as an introductory to Mindfulness Meditation and how it can be of assistance to the Nurse professionally and personally:

1.      Definition of Mindfulness Meditation

2.      7 pillars of Mindfulness Practice

3.      The Nurse who is Mindful

4.      The literature supporting mindfulness

5.      Concept of “emotional intelligence”

6.      Three Mindfulness Essentials

This event is for Telehomecare Providers only.  If you have not received a calendar invite, but would like to, please email Telehomecare@otn.ca.

 

June Events

June 1, 2013: Stroke Awareness Month 

Help the Heart and Stroke Foundation achieve greater results in stroke awareness, prevention, treatment and care. 

For more details on how to participate, click here.

 

June 4, 2013 (07:45-09:00): Being a better Stroke DOC - Simple Screening for Common Comorbidities

Dr. Richard Swartz of the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre will host a webinar on simple screening for common comorbidities.

For more details on how to participate, click here.

June 12, 2013 (11:30-12:15): Weight Management and Nutrition [OTN Webinar]

Kathleen Turner is a Registered Dietitian at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. She is back by popular demand to speak on weight management and nutrition.

This event is for Telehomecare Providers only.  If you have not received a calendar invite, but would like to, please email Telehomecare@otn.ca.

June 13, 2013 (07:15-08:30): Tobacco Reduction in the Cardiovascular Setting [Videoconference]

St. Mary`s General Hospital in Kitchener hosts Dr. Andrew Pipe who will present on tobacco reduction in the Cardiovascular setting.

For more details on how to participate, click here.

June 20, 2013 (13:00-14:00): Storytelling: A BPG Knowledge-Transfer Strategy [RNAO Champions Webinar]

May Tao, RN BScN MSN(c) will host an RNAO Champions Webinar on an effective BPG knowledge-transfer strategy.

For more details on how to participate, click here.

May Events

May 6-12, 2013: Nursing - A Leading Force for Change

It's that time of the year, where we celebrate all nurses for National Nursing Week.  Take the time to acknowledge your nurse today.

For more details on how nurses are leading forces for change all across Canada, click here.

May 6-12, 2013: Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week is an annual national event that takes place during the first week of May to encourage people to learn, talk, reflect and engage on all issues relating to mental health.

For more details on how to participate, click here.

May 23, 2013 (12:00-12:30): Health Coaching - An Evidence-Based Approach [OTN Webinar]

Jane Brownrigg, our resident health coaching guru, is hosting a webinar on the role of health coaching in Telehomecare as an essential component for patient self-management support.

This event is for Telehomecare Providers only.  If you have not received a calendar invite, but would like to, please email Telehomecare@otn.ca.

May 29, 2013: Heart Wise Exercise Workshop

University of Ottawa Heart Institute holds a Heart Wise Exercise Workshop.  There will be multiple speakers.

For more details on how to participate, click here.

May 31, 2013: World No Tobacco Day!!

Every year, on May 31st, WHO and partners mark "World No Tobacco Day", highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use.  The theme for this year is `Ban Tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship`.

For more details on the goals of the campaign, click here.

 

April Events

April 3, 2013 (08:40-12:00): Consent, Capacity and Substitute Consent under the Ontario Substitute Decisions Act, 1996 [Webinar]

LHSC – Victoria Hospital hosts a workshop to examine the basic legal principles of law that govern consent, capacity and substitute consent as it relates to vulnerable populations.

For more details on how to participate, click here.

April 7, 2013: World Health Day

Each year, a theme is selected for World Health Day that highlights a priority area of public health concern in the world.  This year, the theme is "high blood pressure".

Goals include: greater awareness, healthy behaviours, improved detection, and enabling environments.

For more details on how to participate, click here.

April 8, 2013 (10:10-11:15): Heart Healthy Eating with Diabetes [Videoconference]

Kathleen Turner of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute gives the lowdown on meal planning, managing your diabetes and heart healthy eating. 

For more details on how to participate, click here.

April 18, 2013 (12:00-12:45): Reading Food Labels and Ethnic Food Considerations[OTN Webinar]

Kathleen Turner is a Registered Dietitian at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. She is back by popular demand to speak on how read food labels and ethnic food considerations.

This event is for Telehomecare Providers only.  If you have not received a calendar invite, but would like to, please email Telehomecare@otn.ca.

April 19, 2013 (10:00-11:00): From Soup to Tomatoes – Gentle [Webinar] 

Renee Desjardins, a nurse and certified fitness trainer at Espanola Family Health Team, hosts an arm-chair based exercise program for people with mobility issues.

For more details on how to participate, click here.

April 25, 2013 (12:45-15:00): Supporting the Stages of Change [Webinar]

Allison Potts of the Durham Mental Health Services in Whitby is hosting a webinar instructing helpers on how to match their interventions to a client's level of readiness concerning a specific change target.

For more details on how to participate, click here.

April 30, 2013 (14:40-15:45): Nutrition Tips for Weight Management [Videoconference]

Kathleen Turner of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute hosts a videoconference on learning to set realistic goals for healthy weight management – including acquiring skills to develop balanced meals, proper portion sizes, and techniques for weight loss and maintenance.

For more details on how to participate, click here.

March Events

March 1-31, 2013: March is Nutrition Month!!     

Celebrate Nutrition Month by planning and promoting activities at home, at work, or in your community.

For more details on how to get more involved, visit the Dietitians of Canada website.

March 5, 2013 (08:30-16:00): Best Practice Champions Workshop [RNAO Event]   

The RNAO Best Practice Guidelines Champions Workshop is a FREE, one day session designed to introduce nurses, students and other health professionals to evidence based practice, and how you can implement them in your work setting.

RNAO will be hosting the event in two locations (onsite and via videoconference): OTN Toronto Location (105 Moatfield Drive, Suite 1100) and NE CCAC Sudbury location (40 Elm Street, Suite 41-C).

To register, or for more info, please visit the RNAO website, or contact Kyle Dieleman (Email: kdieleman@rnao.ca; 1800-268-7199 ext 55) 

March 7, 2013 (11:45-12:15): Smoking Cessation Webinar [OTN Webinar] 

Mandy Craigg and Chery McMahon, TC CCAC Telehomecare Nurses are hosting a webinar on the following smoking cessation related topics:

·         Smoking and Drug Interactions

·         Smoking Cessation Myths

This event is for Telehomecare Providers only.  You will receive an Outlook invitation. If you are a Telehomecare Provider, and would like to attend, send an email to Telehomecare@OTN.ca.  

March 14, 2013 (11:30-12:00): Sodium and Chronic Disease [OTN THC Webinar]   

Kathleen Turner, a Registered Dietitian at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, is hosting a webinar where she will be speaking on nutrition and heart failure. She will discuss sodium and fluid restriction in individuals with COPD and/or heart failure, as well as some of the new and upcoming trends in this field.

This event is for Telehomecare Providers only.  You will receive an Outlook invitation. If you are a Telehomecare Provider, and would like to attend, send an email to Telehomecare@OTN.ca.  

February Events

February 1-28, 2013:  Heart Month - It's time to Make Death Wait

Heart disease and stroke take 1 in 3 Canadians before their time.  It is the #1 killer of women in Canada, taking more female lives than all cancers combined.  It is possible to change the odds against heart disease and stroke by taking action to reduce risk factors that are within your control, such as your blood pressure, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, smoking and/or obesity.  Nine out of 10 people have at least one risk factor, and 40% have 3 or more.

  -Heart and Stroke Foundation             

For more information on how to get involved, click here.

February 6, 2013 (11:30-12:00):  Discharge Planning Refresher [OTN Webinar]

As the six month mark approaches us from when the Telehomecare Expansion Program first launched, we thought it’s an ideal time to host a Discharge Planning Refresher. 

Jane Brownrigg will review and provide tips on the use of the Discharge Assessment Lecturettes.

This event is for current Telehomecare Providers only.  You will receive an Outlook invitation. If you are a current Telehomecare Provider, but have not received an invite, send an email to Telehomecare@OTN.ca.

February 14, 2013 (11:30-12:00):  Follow-Up of Heart Failure Patients by Telehome Monitoring [OTN Webinar]

This Valentine’s Day, Christine Struthers from the Ottawa Heart Institute, and a member of the Telehomecare Clinical Advisory Committee, will share her knowledge and expertise in managing and providing home monitoring to individuals with heart failure in this upcoming webinar.

Current Telehomecare Providers will receive an invitation in Outlook.  For others who may be interested in attending, please send an email to Telehomecare@otn.ca.

February 21, 2013 (13:00-14:00):  From Best Practice to Culture Chance in Long Term Care - A Success Story  [RNAO Webinar]

RNAO is hosting a free Best Practice Champions Webinar, presented by Bev Faubert and Dr. Kathryn Higuchi.

To register, visit the RNAO site, or click here.

January Events

January 9, 2013 (11:30-12:00):  Enrolment Conversation Workshop, Part 3 [OTN Webinar] 

Dr. Jan Owen, medical advisor to the THC Expansion Program, will host the third webinar in the Enrolment Conversation Workshop Series.

In this session, we will collectively work through the enrolment conversation with most responsible providers (MRPs) for referred patients, as well as work through a few case scenarios to illustrate some tips and strategies.

This event is for current Telehomecare Providers only.  You will receive an Outlook invitation. If you are a current Telehomecare Provider, but have not received an invite, send an email to Telehomecare@OTN.ca.

January 14, 2013 (09:00-12:00):  VHA Home Health Care's RNAO Champions Open House [Onsite Event] 

VHA Home Health is hosting a RNAO Best Practice Champions Open House, titled "Breakfast with Champions" at the YWCA Elm Centre in Toronto.

This event is a free workshop for all BPSO Champions who are interested in networking with other Best Practice Champions, discussing the challenges, opportunities, strategies and innovations around Best Practice Guideline implementations. 

To attend, you must RSVP by January 10, 2013 to Kim Anderson at kanderson@vha.ca.

January 16, 2013 (14:00-14:30): Sleep Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment [OTN Webinar]

Jennifer Zufelt is hosting a session on the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders in the context of your Telehomecare Patient.  Jennifer is a Respiratory Therapist with the Group Health Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, and a member of the provincial THC Clinical Advisory Committee.

Current Telehomecare Providers will receive an invitation in Outlook.  For others who may be interested in attending, please send an email to Telehomecare@otn.ca.

January 20-26, 2013:  National Non-Smoking Week

"Live, work, play… even better smoke-free" is the theme of this year's national non-smoking week (NNSW).  This event is one of the longest running and most important events in Canada's ongoing public health education efforts -- established by the Canadian Council for Tobacco Control.

For more information, click here.

January 23, 2013:  Behaviour Change Counselling [Onsite Event]

Michael Vallis is hosting a behaviour change counseling session in Sudbury, Ontario.  The session's objectives are to provide an overview of behaviour change counseling skills, as well as to identify practical strategies that can be applied to overcome resistance.

For event details, click here.

January 24, 2013 (11:30-12:00):  Health Coaching Series, Part 3 – Goal Setting Strategies  [OTN Webinar]

Jane Brownrigg hosts part three of the health coaching series.  In this webinar, you will learn how to effectively help your patients set realistic, client-centred SMART goals, as well as gain tips and strategies on how to assess status and/or reset existing SMART goals on a weekly basis.

Current Telehomecare Providers will receive an invitation in Outlook.  For others who may be interested in attending, please send an email to Telehomecare@otn.ca.

January 28, 2012 (11:00-12:00): Telehomecare Rounds [OTN Webinar]

The goal of the rounds is to provide Telehomecare Providers a forum to discuss clinical and Telehomecare day-to-day processes with your colleagues, and to continue to build your community of practice. 

This event is for current Telehomecare Providers only.  You will receive an Outlook invitation.  If you are a current Telehomecare Provider, but have not received an invite, send an email to Telehomecare@OTN.ca

January 31 – Feb 2 2013:  Better Breathing Conference

This is the largest respiratory conference in Canada, and held in Toronto this month. 

For event details, click here.
 

December Events

December 5, 2012 (11:30-12:00):  Enrolment Conversation Workshop, Part 2 [OTN Webinar] 

Jane Brownrigg and Cindy Fajardo are facilitating a collaborative webinar, where participants will collectively work through enrolment conversations with health care providers about Telehomecare.

This event is for current Telehomecare Providers only.  You will receive an Outlook invitation.  If you are a current Telehomecare Provider, but have not received an invite, send an email to Telehomecare@OTN.ca

For further information, click here.

December 10, 2012 (12:00-13:30): Stop the Stigma: The Face of Depression [OHA Webinar] 

The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) is proud to present the third broadcast in a series of "Stop the Stigma" mental health broadcasts.  The focus of this discussion will be on stigma related to depression.

Registration deadline is Dec 7 at noon.  For further information, click here.

December 12, 2012 (11:00-12:00): Telehomecare Rounds [OTN Webinar]

Welcome to our first Telehomecare Rounds.  The goal of the rounds is to provide Telehomecare Providers a forum to discuss clinical and Telehomecare day-to-day processes with your colleagues, and to continue to build your community of practice. 

This event is for current Telehomecare Providers only.  You will receive an Outlook invitation.  If you are a current Telehomecare Provider, but have not received an invite, send an email to Telehomecare@OTN.ca

December 13, 2012 (15:00-16:00):  Pharmacotherapy for Smoking Cessation  [OTN Webinar]

Norm Umali, a Community Pharmacist at the TC CCAC, will be hosting a webinar to discuss pharmacotherapy options for Smoking Cessation. 

Norm has been providing in-home medication assessments, patient education, adherence assistance with a focus on the frail elderly population.  . His project work includes the Virtual Ward, the CCAC interprofessional specialty team, patient and staff medication safety incident reporting and  hospital to home transitions for high risk populations.

Current Telehomecare Providers will receive an invitation in Outlook.  For others who may be interested in attending, please send an email to Telehomecare@OTN.ca.

December 18, 2012 (14:30-15:30):  Telehomecare: The New Frontier  [COACH Webinar]

Laurie Poole, Vice President for Telemedicine Solutions at OTN, is hosting a webinar with COACH, Canada's Health Informatics Association.  The webinar will provide an overview of the expansion program, and OTN's role in the delivery of a Telehomecare Utility to support LHINs, health care providers and patients.

NOTE:  You must be a COACH member to attend.  To register, click here.

November Events

October 28 - Nov 1, 2012:  Canadian Patient Safety Week [National Event] 

“The momentum for quality improvement is growing, and everyone has a role to play.”

Canadian Patient Safety Week (MIAW) is a national annual campaign to inspire extraordinary improvement in patient safety and quality, and help spread the message that “good healthcare starts with a question”.  ASK.  LISTEN.  TALK. 

For further information, click here.

November 6-12, 2012: National Senior Safety Week 

This year the Canada Safety Council is advocating for the safe use of medication to ensure the health, well-being, and quality of life for aging Canadians. 

For further information, click here.

November 7, 2012 (10:40-11:45):  Heart Healthy Eating with Diabetes  [videoconference]

Kathleen Turner, from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, will host a session to teach about meal planning, sweeteners, carbohydrates and the glycemic index to control or prevent diabetes.

For further information, click here.

November 9, 2012 (08:15-10:00):  Getting a “Natural” Night’s Sleep – What all sleep professionals need to know [webinar]

UHN hosts a webinar to discuss the following: review of current use of natural health products in Canada, as well as the pharmacology of the most commonly used products.

For further information, click here.  To watch the webinar, click here.

November 13, 2012 (10:40-11:45): Nutrition tips for Weight Management [videoconference] 

Kathleen Turner, from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, will host a session to teach about setting realistic goals, understand healthy portions and plan meals for weight management.

For further information, click here.

November 14, 2012 (15:30-17:15):  Telegeriatrics – Aged Care at a Distance [webinar]

Professor Len Gray, director for the Centre for Research in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Queensland, in Australia, will be hosting a webinar to discuss provision of remote health care to the elderly.

For further information, click here.

November 14, 2012: World Diabetes Day 

The WHO hosts World Diabetes Day to raise global awareness of escalating rates of diabetes around the world, as well as prevention strategies.  

WHO estimates that more than 346 million people worldwide have Diabetes, and the number is likely to double by 2030 without intervention.

For further information, click here.

November 16, 2012: World COPD Day

The WHO hosts World COPD Day to expand understanding of COPD and advocate better care for patients. 

In 2004, 64 million people had COPD and WHO predicts that it will become the 3rd leading cause of death worldwide by 2030.

For further information, click here.

November 19, 2012 (11:30-12:00): Health Coaching Series, Part 1 - Tips for the 7 Minute Health Coaching Conversation [THC webinar]

Jane Brownrigg hosts part one of the health coaching series.  In this webinar, you will learn how to effectively conduct a health coaching session in a 7 minute window.

Areas that will be covered include:

  • Review of adult learning principles and the optimal utilization of Lesson Plans and SMART goal templates  

  • Customizing the session for the patient (e.g. teaching on only 1 or 2 concepts at a time, using the “teach back method”)

For further information, send an email to Telehomecare@otn.ca.

November 21, 2012 (12:00-12:45): Chronic Diseases: Are you addressing the social determinants of health? [webinar]

The Canadian Nurses Association is hosting a webinar to explore the effects of key social determinants of health have on chronic disease management.  

To register, click here.

November 27, 2012 (14:40-15:45):  ABCs to Heart Healthy Eating [videoconference] 

Kathleen Turner, from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, will host a session to teach about developing skills for heart healthy eating, learn how to read food labels, and get the facts on fat, fibre and salt.

For further information, click here.

November 28, 2012 (11:30-12:00): Assessing Eligibility for THC: Working through Case Scenarios [THC webinar]

Cindy Fajardo will facilitate this collaborative webinar, where participants will collectively work through case scenarios to assess eligibility for the Telehomecare Expansion Program using the eligibility guiding principles tool.

This event is for current Telehomecare Providers only.  Telehomecare Providers will receive an invitation via Outlook. 
 

October Events

September 30-October 6, 2012:  Mental Illness Awareness Week [National Event] 

Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is an annual national public education campaign to raise awareness, to end the stigma associated with mental illness, as well as engage in a discussion regarding the need for increased access to mental health services for all Canadians. 

For further information, click here.

October 1 – 30 2012: Influenza Immunization Awareness Month [National Event] 

October is Influenza Immunization Awareness Month.  It's a good time to find out when and where you can get your annual flu shot.

For further information, click here.

October 1 2012: National Seniors Day [National Event] 

October 1 is National Seniors Day in Canada.  National Seniors Day is an occasion for all Canadians to appreciate and celebrate seniors.

For further information, click here.

October 1, 2012 (10:00-10:30): Chronic Disease Management and Prevention: Taking Care of Our Health [NE LHIN Virtual Coffee Break] 

NE LHIN hosts its third Virtual Coffee Break of the year.  The discussion will focus on improving patient access to services for people suffering from Chronic Disease.  It will be hosted by NE LHIN CEO, Louise Paquette, and Marian Walsh, Bridgepoint Health CEO. 

Virtual Coffee Break Call-in Number:  1-866-696-5894, passcode 4630157

The session will be taped and available on NE LHIN's website as a podcast within 24 hours.

October 2, 2012 (12:00-14:00): Stop the Stigma: The Face of Depression [Webinar] 

The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) is proud to present the second broadcast in a series of "Stop the Stigma" mental health broadcasts.  The focus of this discussion will be on stigma related to depression.

Registration deadline is Oct 1 at noon.  For further information, click here.

October 4, 2012 (12:00-13:30):  Stop the Stigma: The Face of Anxiety [webinar] 

The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) is proud to present the third broadcast in a series of "Stop the Stigma" mental health broadcasts.  The focus of this discussion will be on stigma related to anxiety.

Registration deadline is Oct 3 at noon.  For further information, click here.

October 9, 2012 (08:15-10:00):  Sleep Fragmentation, Cognitive Impairment, and the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease in Older Individuals [webinar] 

Toronto General Hospital will host a webcast to discuss results from their memory and aging project cohort.  Dr. Andrew Lim will describe the approach, as well as describe the association between sleep fragmentation, cognitive performance, cognitive decline, and incident Alzheimer disease in older persons.

For further information, click here.

October 9, 2012 (12:00-13:00):  Sex in Palliative Care [webinar] 

The North Simcoe Muskoka Palliative Care Network will present palliative care rounds with a focus on understanding why discussing sex is essential to good patient care, as well as learning strategies for opening the door to discussions about sexuality with your patients.

For further information, click here.

October 10, 2012:  World Mental Health Day [International Event]

October 10th is World Mental Health Day.  Its aim is to raise awareness about mental health issues, and promote open discussion of mental disorders and investments in prevention, promotion, and treatment services.  This year the theme is "Depression: A Global Crisis".

For further information, click here.

October 17, 2012 (14:40-15:50):  ABCs to Heart Healthy Eating [videoconference]

Kathleen Turner, from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, will host a session to teach about developing heart healthy eating, learn how to read food labels and get the facts on fat, fibre and salt.

For further information, click here.

October 18, 2012 (11:30-12:00):  Mental Health and Chronic Disease [OTN THC Webinar]

Dr. Heather Tulloch, a Clinical Psychologist from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, will host a session that will focus on the screening for and management of mental illness for patients with chronic diseases.

For more information, click here.

October 24, 2012 (14:00-14:45):  Facilitating Client Centred Learning [OTN THC Webinar]

It is crucial that health-care providers make information available to their clients in a way they can understand and relate to. RNAO is hositing a webinar to launch their newest evidence-based best practice guideline "Facilitating Client Centred Learning".  Presenters will talk about the guideline development process, the evidence-based recommendations as well as offer tips in this engaging webinar.

Registration is limited.  To register with RNAO, click here.  Once registered, further instructions will be sent out October 22, 2012.

October 25, 2012 (11:15-12:30):  Intimacy and the Older Adult [webinar]

Dr. Kim McKenzie, from the Royal Victoria Regional Health Center, will host a webcast on intimacy and the older adult.

For further information, click here.

October 29, 2012 (13:15-15:00):  Caregiving Challenges and Rewards: Moving from Distress to Success [videoconference]

Renee Climans, from the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, will host a session on caregiving challenges and rewards.

For further information, click here.

October 30, 2012 (13:00-15:00):  Where's Mental Health in Chronic Disease Prevention? [webinar]

This forum, presented by the Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance, will focus specifically on mental health with the objective of increasing the understanding of the dynamic interrelationships between physical health and mental health, as well as identifying opportunities to take collaborative action in Ontario.

For further information, click here.
 

September Events

September 11, 2012 (11:45-13:00): NSM Palliative Care Rounds - Aboriginal Perspectives on End of Life [webinar]

The Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie hosts a webcast palliative care rounds on aboriginal perspectives on end of life.

For further information, click here.

September 12, 2012 (11:30-12:00): Managing your COPD Patient in Telehomecare [OTN THC Webinar]

We invite you to join us in a webinar discussion hosted by Jennifer Zufelt. Jennifer is a Respiratory Therapist with the Group Health Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, and a member of the provincial Telehomecare Clinical Advisory Committee. 

In this webinar, Jennifer will host a discussion and provide helpful tips around the key signs and symptoms of COPD, best practice guidelines and unique applications to Telehomecare.  

[Link to event to follow]

September 13, 2012 (10:10-11:15): Heart Healthy Eating with Diabetes [videoconference]

Kathleen Turner, from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, will provide the lowdown on meal planning, managing your diabetes and heart healthy eating.  

For further information, click here.

September 18, 2012 (12:00-13:00)Panel Discussion on Online Chronic Disease Self-Management Program [webinar]

The Health Council of Canada will be hosting a panel discussion on online chronic disease self-management programs which will expand upon many of the issues presented in their recent report, "Self-Management Support for Canadians with Chronic Health Conditions: A Focus for Primary Health.  A question and answer period will follow the presentations.

To register, please visit Health Council of Canada's website here.

September 20, 2012 (12:15-13:30)Osteoporosis for Health Professionals Module 4: Osteoporosis and Nutrition [webinar] 

Dr. Susan Whiting, from Osteoporosis Canada, hosts a webinar that will cover information about nutrition and bone health – the importance of a balanced diet and the role of supplementation.

For more info, click here.

September 26, 2012 (11:30-12:30)An Introduction to the Smokers' Helpline Program [webinar/teleconference]

Abdullah Shah, a regional coordinator of the Smokers' Helpline Program, will host a teleconference to introduce their program and provide tips on how Telehomecare Providers can leverage Smokers' Helpline as they provide health coaching to patients.  Smokers' Helpline is one of the identified smoking cessation resources in RNAO's Smoking Cessation Best Practice Guideline.

Topics: 1) Understanding the Smokers' Helpline Program; 2) Incorporation into Telehomecare; 3) Referral Process

For information regarding teleconference and webinar details, please send an email enquiry to Telehomecare@otn.ca.  

September 28, 2012 (12:45-15:10)Monthly Health Talk – Emotions and Mental Health [webinar] 

This Monthly Talk series, hosted by Dr. Dennis Kussin, is an initiative of Patient Education and the Patient and Family Library at Toronto Western Hospital. The sessions are designed for patients, families and community members, however everyone is welcome.

For more info, click here.

September 29, 2012World Health Day

"Cardiovascular diseases are the world's largest killers, claiming 17.3 million lives a year. Risk factors for heart disease and stroke include raised blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels, smoking, inadequate intake of fruit and vegetables, overweight, obesity and physical inactivity."

The WHO and the World Heart Federation collaborate to bring awareness to World Heart Day through events in more than 100 countries.  Events include health checks, organized walks, runs and fitness sessions, public talks, stage shows, scientific forums, exhibitions, concerts, carnivals and sports tournaments.  Make sure to check for events in your area to get involved.

For further information, please visit the WHO website.

August Events

August 14, 2012 (14:40-15:45): Heart Healthy Eating with Diabetes

Kathleen Turner, from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, will provide the lowdown on meal planning, managing your diabetes and heart healthy eating. 

For further information, click here.

August 30, 2012 (10:10-11:15): Nutrition Tips for Weight Management

Kathleen Turner, from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, will provide information on how to set realistic goals for healthy weight management.  Lessons on skills to develop balanced meals, proper portion sizes, and techniques for weight loss and maintenance. 

For further information, click here

August 30, 2012 (11:55-13:15): Choices and Changes: Clinician Influence and Patient Action

Rachel Davidson, from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, will lead a discussion on Chronic Disease Self-Management.

For further information, click here.

July Events

July 4, 2012 (11:30-12:00): OTN THC In-service -- Building our Community of Practice

Welcome to Community of Practice Month at the OTN Telehomecare Centre!  You are invited to attend a nursing in-service where we will discuss the benefits of a virtual Community of Practice. 

The presentation will be led by Cindy Fajardo, RN, BScN, MSc. in Health Informatics.  Cindy is the current Telehomecare Clinical Practice Manager at OTN, and your main contact with regards to the Centre. 

Let's engage, exchange and enrich our practices using social media tools designed for you!

Topics to be Covered:  OTN THC Centre, Community of Practice (CoP) Principles, Social Media Tools to enable a virtual CoP, Responsible use of social media tools (protecting privacy)

If you are interested in attending, please email Cindy Fajardo at cfajardo@otn.ca.

June Events

June 2012 (All Month): Stroke Awareness Month

June is the Heart and Stroke Foundation's Stroke Month.  "Now is the time to put your heart into it." 

The Heart and Stroke Foundation 2011 Stroke Report warns stroke awareness is dangerously low among women.  Find out more here.

June 6, 2012 (09:00-15:00): Ottawa Public Health's Caregiver Forum

Are you caring for a senior?  Live in the Ottawa area?  You can attend Ottawa Public Health Caregiver Forum.  It will be held at the RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa (free parking).  

Keynote Speaker will be Meg Frederico.  Meg is the author of "Welcome to the Departure Lounge: Adventures in Mothering Mother"

Pre-registration is required.  For more information, click here.

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