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archived: December 2014

posted: November 2014 via Twitter


archived: November 2014

posted: October 2014

Canadian Association of Wound Care and Canadian Association of Enterostomal Therapy Conference

When: October 30 - November 2, 2014

Where: Westin Harbour Castle, 1 Harbour Square, Toronto, ON

Description: The Canadian Association of Wound Care (CAWC) has teamed up with the Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy and the World Alliance for Wound and Lymphedema Care to showcase the latest information from national and international experts through four days of presentations and networking events.

More Information: For more information or to register please visit http://cawc.net.


archived: October 2014

posted: July 2014

Complimentary Registration for Webinar by

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

When: October 6, 2014, 12:00 to 1:30 pm Eastern Time

Description: This webinar will provide a basic overview of CARF accreditation for medical rehabilitation programs, including:

More Information: For information about the webinar download the Webinar Flyer. It is recommended you register early by emailing sparlby@carf.org.

Also, if you want to learn more about CARF Canada, scan the QR code above with your smartphone or tablet device (QR Code Reader software must first be installed on your device) or visit http://carf.org/Programs/CARFCanada/.


archived: October 2014

posted: November 2013

updated: April 10 2014

6th National Spinal Cord Injury Conference

When: October 3 - 4, 2014 (October 2, 2014 Pre-Course)

Where: Allstream Centre, 105 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, ON

Description: The 6th National SCI Conference will focus on the integration of bioinformatics and clinical care. How clinical care is designed, interpreted, delivered and evaluated using biological and clinical evidence to shape rehabilitation practice will be featured. Key note speakers, oral and poster presentations and workshops will provide SCI rehabilitation clinicians with knowledge and opportunities to utilize information generated from different sources. Broad theme areas include:


More Information: For more information or to register please visit www.sciconference.ca.


Abstract Submission Deadline: January 15th, 2014


UPDATE: 2014 RNFOO Online Application Process Now Closed

archived: July 2014

posted: December 5, 2013

updated: February 5, 2013

The Registered Nurses´ Foundation of Ontario (RNFOO) has announced that the application process for the 2014 RNFOO Awards and Scholarships will be open by December 16, 2013.

RNFOO is a charitable organization that provides financial support for Registered Nurses and nursing students in Ontario to further their educational studies, conduct nursing and health care research, and support community health initiatives. Awards and Scholarships are available for study at the certificate, undergraduate and graduate levels.

There are awards available for students enrolled in RPN programs, baccalaureate nursing studies (post-diploma, 4 year, and 2nd level entry), Graduate studies (Masters, Nurse Practitioner, and PhD), and for RNs undertaking continuing education or special projects.

Information about the awards process can be found on the RNFOO website. The RNFOO Awards Brochure contains details about the awards that are available.


archived: July 2014

Five Weekend Care of the Elderly Certificate Course

When: The dates and themes for each weekend are listed below.

Where: Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, 550 University Avenue, Toronto, ON. (2nd Floor Auditorium)

Description: 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: https://ers.snapuptickets.com/UHN/FiveWeekendCOE2013.


archived: July 2014

posted: March 2014

CANN Spring Education Event

What to Know About

Assessing, Diagnosing and Treating Headache

When: May 26, 2014

Where: Best Western Conference Center, 591 Wellington Rd S., London, ON

Description: On behalf of the Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses (CANN) Ontario West Chapter, we are happy to offer an exciting educational event, held in London on May 26, 2014. This educational opportunity will be of interest to nurses, including nurse practitioners, physicians and allied health professionals.


More Information: Registration Deadline: May 19, 2014. Registration information can be found on the attached CANN Spring Education Event Flyer.


archived: July 2014

posted: March 2014

GTA Rehab Network's Best Practices Day

When: May 5, 2014

Where: Allstream Centre, 105 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, ON

Description: Join the GTA Rehab Network for Best Practices Day 2014, Faces of Complexity in an Evolving Rehab Environment.

Keynote presenters include:

More Information: Early Bird and Group Rate ends April 4, 2014. For more information or to register please visit http://www.gtarehabnetwork.ca/best-practices-day-2014.


archived: March 2014

posted: March 2014

Team Canada at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games

Canada had over 50 athletes at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. Live coverage of the games from March 7 to March 16 2014 could be found at http://www.paralympic.ca/live-stream and http://www.cbc.ca/sports/paralympics.

During these events the OARN website displayed the latest medal counts below the navigation bar on the left of the home page and other pages. We celebrated with these Canadian athletes here and on Twitter as they challenged the world in Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Cross Country Skiing, Sledge Hockey, Snowboard and Wheelchair Curling.

A screenshot of the OARN home page is archived below.

OARN Homepage Screenshot during 2014 Paralympics

archived: February 2014

posted: August 2013

Toronto Rehabilitation Institute - UHN Conference

Rehabilitation Following Mild to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

When: January 31, 2014

Where: Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – UHN, Toronto, ON

Description: Our annual conference, formerly The Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Conference will now incorporate TBI of all ranges of severity, from mild to severe.

With this new and exciting direction, we will be expanding the conference format to include a Call for Abstracts. An invitation for abstracts is extended to all researchers, physicians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, nurses, social workers, and other clinicians and administrators who practice in the Traumatic Brain Injury environment.


Deadline: September 20, 2013

More Information: For more information about the conference and abstract submissionsplease visit https://ers.snapuptickets.com/ers/online-registration-conference.cfm?event=657 or email conferences@uhn.ca, tel: 416-597-3422 x3866.