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posted: Oct 30, 2017

archived: January 2018

Best Practices in Post-Trauma Community Re-Integration

Join us for this year's conference on Trauma and Stress.

When: November 24, 2017, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST

Where: St-Elias Banquet Centre, 750 Ridgewood Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1V 6N1

Fees: $90 (includes lunch, break, reception and networking opportunities)

This one-day conference will bring together experts in our community to present best practices related to trauma and stress. It will help community providers support patients dealing with mental health issues, including mood and anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide risk.

We have a great line-up of speakers, including our keynote, Dr. Alex Neumeister, Director, Stress and Trauma Research Unit, The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research (IMHR).

Our target audience include, hospital staff & discharge teams, nurses, inpatient & outpatient rehab professionals, allied health professionals, psychologists, neuropsychologists, PTs/OTs/SLPs/PTAs/OTAs vocational specialists and other community providers, family physicians, neurologists, surgical and rehabilitation physicians and psychiatrists, and lawyers.

Visit http://www.post-trauma-conference.eventbrite.ca/ for more information and to register.


posted: March 2017

archived: January 2018

7th National Spinal Cord Injury Conference: Remember

Military Medicine and Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation: A Novel Intersection

When: November 9 - 11, 2017

Where: Fallsview Casino Resort, 6361 Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls, ON

Description: The 7th National SCI Conference focuses on how clinical care is designed, interpreted, delivered and evaluated using biological and clinical evidence to shape rehabilitation practice. In addition, a unique discussion of how advances in military medicine have informed SCI care is planned and the unique needs and challenges of individuals with SCI injured in combat will be highlighted.

Key note speakers, along with workshops and oral and poster presentations, will provide clinicians and scientists opportunities to utilize information generated from multiple sources (i.e. clinical guidelines, algorithms, new technologies and rehabilitation interventions, decision support and economic analysis, and policy change, and new discoveries) to customize and advance the rehabilitation of individuals with SCI over their lifetime.

More Information: See program and registration details for more information.


posted: May 01, 2017

archived: October 2017

Help us Shine Green for Mental Health Week

Last year, more than 70 landmarks across the province were lit green for Mental Health Week to raise awareness about the importance of mental health. This year, we're joining the movement! Visit greenformentalhealth.ca to find out how you can participate. #GETLOUD #KidsCantWait


posted: May 02, 2017

archived: October 2017

GTA Rehab Network Best Practices Day

Last day for Early Bird Registration is May 5th 2017

When: June 2, 2017

Where: Chestnut Conference Centre, Toronto, ON

Making the best use of rehabilitative care approaches across the continuum

Rehabilitative care enhances the functioning of individuals. Whether this means ...

... rehabilitative care plays an integral role in the lives of individuals and in supporting a well-functioning healthcare system.

More Information: To register please visit http://www.gtarehabnetwork.ca/bpd-2017-registration-open.

Details about the conference including keynote speakers, concurrent breakout session leaders, other presenters and a downloadable PDF of the program are available at http://www.gtarehabnetwork.ca/bpd-2017-conference-program. For technical difficulties with registration, please contact UHN Conference Services (conferences@uhn.ca or telephone 416-597-3422 ex. 3448)


posted: February 24 2017

updated: February 25 2017

archived: October 2017

18th Annual Diabetes Education Conference for Health Care Professionals

Registration is Open!

Early Registration Rate Ends Thursday April 13, 2017

When: Friday May 5, 2017

Where: The Holiday Inn, Kingston, Ontario

Address: 1 Princess St., Kingston, Ontario, K7L 1A1

Who Should Attend: Health care professionals e.g. nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, social workers, chiropodists, physicians ... interested in increasing their knowledge about diabetes. May be of particular interest for those preparing for their CDEs.

Take home current, reliable, useful information for immediate use in your daily practice.

More Information: For contact information, program and registration details, please download the Options for Diabetes 2017 flyer.


posted: February 2017

archived: May 2017

Rocket Family Upper Extremity Clinic Conference

Registration is Open!

Early Bird Rate Ends Monday March 6, 2017

When: Monday, April 10, 2017

Where: BMO Education and Conference Centre at Toronto Western Hospital

Address: Krembil Discovery Tower, 60 Leonard Avenue, Toronto, ON M5T 2S8

Description: From UHN Conference Services, registration for the 2017 Upper Extremity Conference is open.

Join us for the inaugural Rocket Family Upper Extremity Clinic Conference at the BMO Education and Conference Centre at Toronto Western Hospital on Monday, April 10, 2017 for interactive discussions, workshops and plenary sessions. The Rocket Family Upper Extremity Clinic is a specialty clinic involved in offering “state of the art” treatment, research on new technologies/treatment approaches, and education.
With an increase in the amount of quality upper extremity research in the past decade, part of our goal is to help move research to practice. The Rocket Family Upper Extremity Clinic Conference is for clinicians to share knowledge about innovative work and reflect on therapeutic approaches that have had significant support from the research.

More Information: See program and registration details for more information.


posted: February 2017

archived: May 2017

Part 3 MSK Connect: Musculoskeletal Chronic Care

When: April 7-8, 2017

Where: Toronto ON

Address: Specific location information provided upon registration.

Target Audience: Physicians, Primary care and Specialist care inter-professional practitioners interested in Musculoskeletal Care.

Description: This course is part 3 of a 3 weekend course associated with the Univeristy of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development. Participants can register for each weekend course separately. The content of the MSK Chronic two day course includes:

More Information: For more information or to register please visit http://mskcourses.net/portfolio/msk-connect/. For registration inquiries, please contact UHN Conference Services (conferences@uhn.ca or telephone 416-597-3422 ex. 3448)