Wed. April 25th 8am to 5pm at Donald Gordon Conference Centre, Kingston Queen's Faculty of Health Sciences is presenting this Continuing Professional Development opportunity.  Topics include strategies for dementia and common care issues in the vulnerable.  Program and registration information is available here.

Friday April 20, 2018 from 8-9am EST join presenter David Campbell for this session of Regional Palliative Care Rounds. Objectives of this session include exploring the ethical arguments for and against respecting Advance Directive requests for MAID, to identify the philosophical complexities of personal identity and how it changes through time and appreciate the ethical, philosophical, and practical challenges of respecting Advance Directive requests for MAID. Click here for a live event link via OTN Webcasting. To learn more about these rounds, please visit our website: http://meds.queensu.ca/programs/palliativecare/regional_rounds.

On April 17th from 12-1 PM EST join Jenna Gibss for this presentation brought to you by Osteoporosis Canada and Women’s College Hospital to increase your knowledge on emerging best practices. To register click here.

Thurs. May 24th from 12-1 PM EST. Join Kate Dupuis as she presents Geriatric Medicine Rounds and discusses the importance of considering hearing health in an aging population, recent research linking hearing loss to cognitive and physical comorbidities.  This presentation is available via OTN TSM number 72791846 and webcast at http://webcast.otn.ca.

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Tuesday May 1, 2018 from 12-1PM EST. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, typically progressive, inflammatory mediated disease resulting in demyelination of the central nervous system. Although MS can lead to motor, sensory, psychological, and cognitive deficits, falls prevention for people with MS has only recently received attention in research or clinical arenas. Fortunately, falls are now recognized as a considerable consequence of MS. Research to date has also highlighted the importance of recognizing and addressing diverse influences on fall risk.

Thursday, April 26th2018 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EDT Presentation by Christopher Kitamura, MD, FRCPC. This event will be videoconferenced from Baycrest to various other participating sites. For Ontario, please give your Telehealth Coordinator the OTN TSM number 72791675.  Also available via webcast at: http://webcast.otn.ca

This pdf presentation provides a comprehensive look at hoarding, including assessment and comorbidities as well as a review of treatment options.

Tuesday, March 27th from 12-1pm EST join this webinar featuring Meaghan Fullerton as she provides an introduction to the concept of cultural safety in Indigenous Health Care. You are invited to learn how, despite significant contextual and organizational challenges, she successfully increased (and sustained!) care staffs' ability to consistently provide relational and person-centred care during mealtimes. Register here.

Osteoporosis Canada, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and GERAS Centre for Aging Research are excited to announce the launch of four series of videos, aimed at educating health care professionals to prevent falls and fractures for long-term care (LTC) residents.

Osteoporosis and falls are the leading cause of fractures in LTC homes and 44% of LTC residents are at high risk for fractures. The video series promote exercise and safe movements to prevent falls and fractures in LTC. The information and key messages in the videos were developed in accordance with evidence-based recommendations for fall and fracture prevention in LTC, and through consultations with LTC team members and experts. Click here to watch the 4-part series for Personal Support Workers.  

Baycrest Health Sciences in partnership with North East Specialized Geriatric Centre, will hold Cycle 1 of "Project ECHO Care of the Elderly" (ECHO COE) from April 11, 2018 – July 18, 2018 on Wednesdays 4-5:30 pm. The goal of this free tele-educational program is to enhance the quality of care for older adults in Ontario, by improving the knowledge and skills of primary care providers. To learn more click here.

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