Bone Fit™ is an evidence-informed exercise training workshop, designed for healthcare professionals and exercise practitioners to provide training on the most appropriate, safe and effective methods to prescribe and progress exercise for people with osteoporosis. The course is presented in two parts: 3 online self-learning modules and an interactive workshop. These modules MUST be completed prior to the workshop, to ensure that everyone attending has common baseline knowledge to build from. The workshop is led by our Lead Trainer, Judi Laprade, B.A., B.Sc.P.T., M.Sc., Ph.D, Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. Upcoming workshops scheduled in various locations across Ontario staring November 2017 until Mary 2018. Please see the pdf flyer for details.

March 21-24th 2017 in Sudbury, Rainbow Health Ontario is bringing together health and social service providers, community members, researchers and policy makers to advance LGBTQ25 heatlh outcomes in Ontario. This conference will focus on building partnerships in health and social services to promote the health of Ontario’s diverse LGBTQ2S populations, including those in northern and rural areas. In our programming, we have emphasized an intersectional approach to health and well-being, streamed according to 7 themes: clinical practice; public policy, activism and human rights; community support and development; professional education and training; research; organization and systems change; and ethics and law. Register here.

Monday December 4th from 12-2pm ET join Alfred Spencer as he discusses ideas and tools to move towards a culture of accessibility. Register here.

This article aims to provide an overview of evidence which supports redesign of fall prevention programs for patients who have experienced a stroke. Included is a recommendation for fall risk screening and assessment that includes known stroke-specific risk factors such as hemiparesis, hemiplegia, aphasia and visual neglect or loss.  Redesign should also be informed by knowledge of differences between left and right brain stroke manifestations.

This article describes a retrospective evaluation of assessments from the community delivery of the Free From Falls (FFF) multi-factorial fall prevention group exercise and education program that was launched in 2011 by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The findings suggest improved outcomes for people with MS such as improved balance confidence, balance performance, functional mobility and reduced falls.

Tuesday, November 14th from 11:30am to 12:30 pm EST.  Dr. Almeida, Director of the Sun Life Financial Movement Disorders Research & Rehabilitation Centre at Wilfrid Laurier University will be presenting about a way to systematically consider the underlying factors that may underlie balance symptoms as well as their interactions in order to identify novel treatment strategies for Parkinson's disease. Register here.

Thursday Nov. 9th from 12-1pm EST, Dr. Barbara Liu will provide a brief background on the framework, explore the components of the framework and answer questions on how the framework will be used during this webinar. For more information contact ken.wong@sunnybrook.ca. Register here.

Nov. 20 & 21, Toronto at the BMO Institute for Learning this conference brings together people working in a variety of sectors across the province of Ontario to learn and share experience s and strategies for building healthy, sustainable and resilient communities.  For more information click here.

The WHO Guidelines on Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE) propose evidence-based recommendations for health care professionals to prevent, slow or reverse declines in the physical and mental capacities of older people. These recommendations require countries to place the needs and preferences of older adults at the centre and to coordinate care. The ICOPE Guidelines will allow countries to improve the health and well-being of their older populations, and to move closer to the achievement of universal health coverage for all at all ages. 60 pages. Last reviewed Oct. 2017.

"This nursing best practice guideline (BPG)* is a comprehensive document that provides resources for evidencebased nursing practice. It is not intended to be a manual or “how to” guide, but rather a tool to guide best practices and enhance decision-making for nurses and other health-care providers working with adults (18 years and older) who are at risk for falls and fall injuries. The Guideline should be reviewed and applied in accordance with both the needs of individual organizations or practice settings, and the needs and preferences of persons and their families accessing the health system for care and services. In addition, the Guideline offers an overview of appropriate tructures and supports for providing the best possible evidence-based care." 129 Pages. Last reviewed October, 2017.

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