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archived: January 2013

posted: 14 August 2012

New Sexual Health Rehabilitation Course at BCIT

When: September 4, 2012 to November 23, 2012

Where: This is an online course. Please check the BCIT course website, below, for details.

Description: This September the British Columbia Institute of Technology will launch its new course, NSPN 7740 – Sexual Health Rehabilitation. This online, distance course is part of a new curriculum focused around Human Sexuality. Sexual Health Rehabilitation will cover the physiological, psychological and social contexts of sexuality and sexual function and address the health care practitioner’s personal values and beliefs. The course will also cover issues stemming from medical, surgical and psychiatric illnesses.

Target Audience: Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Doctors, Massage Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Psychologists and Social Workers.

More Information and enrollment: Visit the BCIT course website at www.bcit.ca/health/industry/sexualrehab.shtml.

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archived: November 2012

posted: 5 September 2012

HealthAchieve

When: November 5, 6, & 7, 2012

Where: Toronto, ON

Description: One of the largest and most prestigious health care gatherings in North America, HealthAchieve aims to inspire ideas and innovation with over 50 informative and engaging educational sessions along with its award-winning exhibit floor, where close to 300 exhibitors showcase the latest health care products, services and technologies. HealthAchieve attracts approximately 7,000 health care and business leaders from around the world who gather to learn, build relationships, and share best practices.

Check out the latest HealthAchieve speaker lineup:

More Information and to register: Visit www.healthachieve.com.

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archived: November 2012

posted: 5 September 2012

Rehabilitation and Complex Continuing Care:

Making a Real Difference

When: Monday, October 22, 2012

Where: Toronto, ON

Description: Complex Continuing Care (CCC) and Rehabilitation (Rehab) resources in Ontario have proven to be of significant value as health care system transformation evolves to address the needs of aging and medically complex populations. Appropriate planning and leveraging of these resources will be key to ensuring quality based care, health system outcomes and ultimately making a real difference to the lives of our most vulnerable populations.

Chaired by Malcolm Moffat, Executive Vice President, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Chair of the Ontario Hospital Association’s CCC and Rehab Provincial Leadership Council, this one-day educational program will provide meaningful learning and engagement opportunities for leadership across the care continuum.

Agenda Highlights:

More Information and to register: Visit the OHA website www.oha.com/rehabandccc.

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archived: November 2012

posted: 21 November 2011

updated: 29 March 2012

5th National Spinal Cord Injury Conference

Translating Novel Engineering and Novel Therapies

When: October 18-20, 2012

Where: Hilton Toronto, 145 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON

Description: The 5th National SCI Conference organizing committee is putting together an exciting program featuring keynote addresses, podium and poster presentations, workshops and breakout sessions. Additional highlights include a hands-on pre-course, consumer participation and a delegate reception.

Please join us once again at the pre-eminent gathering of clinicians, research scientists and consumers in Canada and North America who are focused on understanding and achieving recovery among the spinal cord injury population.

More Information: Contact Phone: 416-597-3422 ext. 3693, email: conferences@uhn.ca or visit the symposium website at www.sciconference.ca.

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archived: July 2012

posted: 29 March 2012

2012 Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation Symposium

When: April 16, 2012

Where: Hyatt Regency Toronto, 370 King Street West, Toronto, ON

Description: Toronto Rehab is proud to launch its 2012 Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation Symposium. It will showcase an approach to health promotion which will facilitate well-being, highest possible level of function and optimal quality of life for persons with MS. This is a MUST ATTEND event for service providers and healthcare professionals, including physicians, PTs, OTs, SLPs, nurses, program managers, social workers and other service workers from hospital and community-based settings. All are invited to network, collaborate and share your experiences!

More Information: Contact Phone: 416-597-3422 ext. 3693, email: conferences@uhn.ca or visit the symposium website at www.torontorehab.com/Events/MSsymposium.

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archived: July 2012

posted: 29 December 2011

updated: 29 March 2011 (Call for Abstracts deadline has passed)

First National Pediatrics Nursing Conference

When: May 4 and 5, 2012

Where: Hyatt Regency Toronto, 370 King Street West, Toronto, ON

More Information: The Pediatrics Nurses Interest Group is proud to announce the First National Pediatrics Nurses Conference taking place in Toronto , ON at the Hyatt Regency Toronto on May 4th & 5th, 2012. The theme for the conference is "Canadian Nurses Partnering for Children’s Health".

Check out the brochure and registration information available on the conference website: www.pednig.ca.


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archived: July 2012

posted: 29 March 2012

7th Annual Cardiac Rehabilitation Symposium &

13th Annual CRNO Education Day

When: May 11, 2012

Where: Rumsey Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation, 347 Rumsey Road, Toronto, ON

Description: This is a must-attend event for cardiac rehabilitation professionals, including physicians, rehabilitation therapists, nurses, program managers, dietitians, policy makers, researchers and students who are interested in sharing their experiences and learning from prominent rehabilitation leaders. Don’t miss out!

More Information: Contact Phone: 416-597-3422 ext. 3693, email: conferences@uhn.ca or visit the symposium website at www.torontorehab.com/Events/cardiacsymposium.


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2012 MSK Symposium, Putting the Pieces Together:

Fractured Hip Care for the Older Adult

archived: July 2012

posted: 29 March 2012

When: June 1, 2012

Where: Marriott Toronto Downtown Hotel, 475 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON

Description: This is a must attend event for all healthcare professionals across the continuum that are invested in the advancement of care and service delivery to the hip fracture population. Rehabilitation professionals, physicians, nurses, program managers, policy makers, researchers and students who are interested in sharing their experiences and learning from prominent rehabilitation leaders should not miss out on this educational opportunity.

More Information: Contact Phone: 416-597-3422 ext. 3693, email: conferences@uhn.ca or visit the symposium website at www.torontorehab.com/Events/MSKconference.


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archived: March 2012

posted: 21 November 2011

GTA Rehab Network Best Practices Day 2012

Building the Case: Unlocking the Evidence

When: February 27, 2012

Where: Chestnut Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut Street, Toronto, ON (south from Dundas St. West, between University Ave and Bay St.)

More Information: The Network's Best Practices Day Conference, now in its 12th year, brings together a broad range of clinicians, researchers and administrators to discuss the latest developments in organizational initiatives, research and practice. It provides all participants with the opportunity to step outside the realms of their professions, specialties and organizations to discuss common challenges and issues in rehabilitation.

The GTA Rehab Network, along with its planning partners in Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Kingston, London, Ottawa and Sudbury, invite rehabilitation researchers, clinicians, policy and management professionals and students to share best practices, research and innovation at Best Practices Day 2012.

Registration Information: www.gtarehabnetwork.ca/bpd2012.asp.

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archived: March 2012

posted: 21 November 2011

NDT Introductory Course

in the Treatment of Adults with Hemiplegia

When: February 27, 2012 to March 2, 2012

Where: Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Centre, Auditorium on the second floor, 550 University Ave, Toronto, ON

More Information: This five-day introductory level course provides a unique opportunity for health care professionals to gain insight into the basic principles of the NDT approach and how it is applied in clinical practice to promote recovery of function in individuals with neurological impairments. Current theoretical foundations and evidence supporting an NDT approach will be presented as well as specific and practical information about management of the adult neurological patient.

The information will be appropriate to many rehabilitation professionals and will be presented so that it can be incorporated into a variety of practice settings. The overall objective is to enable participants to bring information back to their facility and apply it toward promoting more functional movement and achieving functional outcomes with their patients.

Registration Information: www.torontorehab.com/Events/Corporate-Events/NDT-Bobath-Introductory-Course-in-the-Treatment-of.aspx.

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archived: March 2012

posted: 21 November 2011

2012 Alzheimer Symposium

A Palliative Approach to Dementia Care

When: March 2, 2012

Where: Hyatt Regency Toronto, 370 King Street West, Toronto, ON

More Information: Participate in this one-day forum that will explore a palliative care approach to dementia in order to optimize quality of life throughout the journey of those living with Alzheimer’s Disease. The workshops, which will be repeated twice during the day, will include topics such as relational care at the end of life, engaging patients in day-to-day life, communicating with families and management of dysphagia for patients with advanced dementia.

If you prefer to experience firsthand how the various senses are impacted by aging and dementia, you will be able to participate in our aging simulation. Spaces will be limited for this session. Make sure to register early!

Registration Information: Registration will open soon. To be placed on the notification list, please contact conferences@torontorehab.on.ca.

Download the brochure at http://www.torontorehab.com/TorontoRehabCorporate/media/Toronto-Rehab-Corporate/web.alzheimer_1.pdf.

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archived: February 2012

posted: September 2009

Message from the OARN President (2009 - 2011)

Toba Miller photo

Dear Ontario Rehabilitation Nursing Colleagues:

I am honoured to serve as the President of the Ontario Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (OARN). The OARN, founded more than twenty years ago, is an Interest Group of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario. In the past few years our membership has steadily increased and we now have members working across the continuum of care from inpatient acute care units to community based organizations.

No matter the care setting OARN gives a provincial voice to rehabilitation nurses and advocates for the rights of rehabilitation patients. I encourage you to become actively involved in the OARN and promote the professional practice of our unique nursing speciality.

Sincerely,

Toba Miller RN, MScN, MHA, GNC(C), ET

Advanced Practice Nurse – Rehabilitation

President, Ontario Association of Rehab Nurses (2009 - 2011)


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archived: February 2012

posted: 18 November 2011

Five Weekend Care of the Elderly Certificate Course

Registration is Now Closed

When:

Where: Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, 550 University Avenue, Toronto, ON. Auditorium is located on the second floor of the South tower.

More Information: The Five Weekend Care of the Elderly Certificate Course is aimed at primary care practitioners who want to develop their own clinical skills or function as resources in their group practices. This program meets the accreditation criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been accredited for up to 25 Mainpro-C credits and 25 Mainpro-M1 Credits.

Registration Information: http://www.torontorehab.com/Events/Corporate-Events/five-weekend-course.aspx.

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archived: February 2012

posted: 18 November 2011

Assessment and Intervention

for Oropharyngeal Dysphagia

When & Where:

More Information:A two-day workshop with instructor Catriona M. Steele, Ph.D, CCC-SLP, SLP(c), Reg CASLPO, BRS-S, ASHA Fellow, Director of the Swallowing Rehabilitation Research Laboratory at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.

This intermediate-advanced 2-day workshop takes a physiological and evidence-based approach to videofluoroscopic assessments of oropharyngeal swallowing as a tool for understanding the nature of a patient’s dysphagia and for intervention planning.

Who Should Attend: The course is intended for practicing Speech-Language Pathologists. Other professionals who wish to register for the course need to support their online registration with a letter of confirmation from the Speech-Language Pathology Department at the facility where they practice. More information is provided on the Toronto Rehab site provided below.

Registration Information: www.torontorehab.com/Events/Corporate-Events/Identification,-Assessment,-Management-and-Rehabil.aspx.

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archived: February 2012

posted: 21 November 2011

10th Stroke Symposium

Getting the Message:

Improving Communication in Stroke Care

When: January 27, 2012

Where: Hyatt Regency Toronto, 370 King Street West, Toronto, ON

More Information: This year, the theme of the conference is "communication". Effective communication is an integral part of exceptional stroke care. It is vital that we examine our communication patterns with our day-to-day interactions with persons with stroke and their families, with the public at large, within our teams, and across transition points of care, with our students and in our dissemination of research.

Registration Information: www.torontorehab.com/Events/Health-Professional-Events/10th-Stroke-Symposium---Getting-the-Message--Impro-1.aspx.

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archived: February 2012

posted: 21 November 2011

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury:

Challenges and Controversies in Diagnosis

When: February 10, 2012

Where: Hyatt Regency Toronto, 370 King Street West, Toronto, ON

The early bird rate has been extended until January 20, 2012!

More Information: A must-attend event for healthcare practitioners who contend with mild traumatic brain injury in their practice: physicians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, social workers, program service managers, and service providers from rehabilitation, insurance and legal organizations.

Participate in interactive discussions, workshops, and plenary sessions in this one-day evidence-based forum that will familiarize you with a wide range of controversies and challenges associated with the diagnosis of mild traumatic brain injury, including emotional, cognitive and behavioural problems after mTBI and neuroimaging. Workshops will focus on conditions such as vestibular dizziness, sleep disorders, neuropsychological testing and adjudication of a mild traumatic brain injury claim.

Finally, an interactive round table will complete the program, in which Mild Traumatic Brain Injury will be put on trial. During this mock jury trial, legal counsels take opposing sides on a case developed by clinicians, to reveal the controversies surrounding mTBI in a courtroom setting. In this interactive session – you will be the jury!

Registration Information: www.torontorehab.com/Events/Corporate-Events/mild-brain-injury.aspx.