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2009 Archived News and Events



Archived: October 2009

A Paediatric Rehabilitation Course for Nurses

September 28 - 30, 2009
at Bloorview Kids Rehab

Stepping Stones to Rehabilitation Nursing


Course Description:

This course is designed for Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses who work with children and adolescents who have disabilities and /or chronic illnesses. Nurses who work in acute care, rehabilitation, schools, home and community settings will be presented with up to date information on rehabilitation nursing care of children and adolescents. Your knowledge of current rehabilitation nursing interventions for children with various disabilities will be enhanced.

Registration Information for the 2009 course is now available. Please visit us at Paediatric Rehab Course at Bloorview Kids Rehab for information and the registration form (Acrobat PDF file).




Archived: October 2009


Brain Injury Family Intervention: An Evidence-Based Approach

October 7-8, 2009
Bloorview Kids Rehab, Conference Centre

This two-day interactive workshop will focus on clinical intervention for professionals (e.g., social workers, psychologists, rehabilitation counsellors) who work with families of persons who have sustained an acquired brain injury.

A two page PDF (Adobe Acrobat) file with more details and registration information may be downloaded from here.


Space in the BIFI session (intervention for adults) has already sold out.

There are still a few spaces left for the BIFI-A session (intervention for adolescents) ... but these are filling up too.

If you want to register for the BIFI-A session, please send in your registration form ASAP to avoid being disappointed.




Archived: September 2009


Newsletter Submissions

Attention OARN Members:

Do you have a story or information that you would like to share as part of our OARN electronic newsletter? If so, please email your submission to Martha Budgell by Friday September 11th, 2009 at budgell.martha@torontorehab.on.ca.


posted: 27 August 2009




Archived: July 2009

Symposium in May 2009

Registration is now closed


4th Annual Cardiac Rehabilitation Symposium:
Advances in Programs, Practice and Policy


When: May 22 - 23, 2009

Where: Marriott Courtyard Hotel, Toronto

What: Join us to answer the question of how we address the prevention needs of the tens of thousands of cardiac patients discharged each year from Ontario hospitals, the hundreds of thousands living with heart disease and the millions affected by cardiovascular risk factors in this province.

New this year:

More information and registration details can be found at: https://www.confmanager.com/main.cfm?cid=1677&tid=32.




Archived: July 2009

2009 OARN Annual General Meeting

In conjunction with the RNAO AGM from April 23 - 25, the 2009 OARN is holding our AGM on Saturday April 25, 2009. Registration for the OARN AGM is free and includes a light breakfast. All OARN members are welcome. You don't have to attend the RNAO AGM to attend our AGM on Saturday morning. If you don't want breakfast, you can still come to the meeting.

When: Saturday April 25, 2009 from 0800-1100

Where: Markham Hilton Suites, 8500 Warden Avenue, Markham, ON, L6G 1A5

You can find registration details at the RNAO event site.

We look forward to seeing you there!




Archived: April 2009

2009 Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation Symposium:
Enhancing Health Promotion


Registration is now closed

When: Friday, April 24, 2009

Where: Pantages Suites Hotel and Spa, Toronto

What: Learn about a range of assessment and management tools that will build health promotion strategies into your practice, to achieve better patient outcomes:

A detailed program, list of Plenary Speakers and registration information can be found at: http://www.torontorehab.com/education/mssymposium2009index.html.




Archived: March 2009

2009 Alzheimer Symposium:
Dementia and Challenging Behaviours


When: Monday, March 2, 2009

Where: Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel

A detailed program, list of Keynote Speakers and registration information can be found at: http://www.torontorehab.com/education/alzheimersymposium2009index.html.

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Archived: March 2009

2008 OARN Annual General Meeting - Portfolio Reports

The 2008 OARN AGM was held Saturday April 12, 2008. The Portfolio Reports are available below: