Education Opportunities

Webinar: Hemorrhagic Stroke- Best Practice Highlights and Updates (Physician Focus)

Join us for a webinar!

Topic:  Hemorrhagic Stroke- Best Practice Highlights and Updates

Presented By: Dr. Al Jin, Medical Director for the Stroke Network of Southeastern Ontario


Webinar: Hemorrhagic Stroke- Best Practice Highlights and Updates (Nursing and Allied Health Focus)

Join us for a webinar!


Topic:  Hemorrhagic Stroke- Best Practice Highlights and Updates

When: Tuesday, December 14th, 2021, 1400-1500h

Speaker: Colleen Murphy, Regional...

*NEW* Stroke Care Continuing Professional Development Fund

The Stroke Network of Southeastern Ontario has established a Professional Education Fund to support the development of clinical skill and expertise of clinicians working in stroke care across the continuum. Eligible clinicians include physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, rehab assistants, personal support workers within Southeastern Ontario. Funding is available for educational opportunities offered within the fiscal year (April 1 – March 31), and is allocated by quarter. 

To apply for funding, please review and complete the application form.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant currently works in stroke care
  • Education event is relevant to the stroke population
  • Stroke best practices are reflected in the program content
  • There is a clearly documented plan for the applicant to share learnings as appropriate
  • Applicant’s manager is in support of the educational opportunity

Please direct any questions to

Stroke Care CPD Flyer

The Brain Body and You - Next Session October 13- December 1, 2021 (Online format!)

*New- Modules will be delivered Online to ensure a safe and interactive learning environment. Participate and Learn from home!

This series is designed for front-line health care providers (eg. PSW, RPN, RN, Rehab Assistants and Restorative Care Aides) caring for stroke survivors and other related patient populations in the following care settings: long term, community, acute, rehabilitation, complex continuing care, and other related areas. Learn, perform, practice, and enhance your care and support techniques to promote safety, comfort, and dignity for stroke survivors and other client populations. This series of modules is offered in partnership with St. Lawrence College.

Stroke care: Prevention to Life after Stroke

October 13 & 20, 2021- 6:00-8:00 pm

Mobility, Positioning and Transfers

October 27 & November 3, 2021- 6:00-8:00 pm

Cognition, Perception and Behaviour

November 10 & 17, 2021- 6:00-8:00 pm

Speech, Swallowing and Communication

November 24 & December 1, 2021- 6:00- 8:00 pm

Registration is limited! Complete this form, and email it to to reserve your spot for the sessions you wish to attend. A certificate of attendance will be offered for each of the 4 topics.

Download the flyer here!

Shared Work Day & Field Training: Apply Now!

Choose the education program that best suits your learning needs:

1.    Shared Work Experience Program

One or more learners can spend time learning with a health care provider(s) working in stroke care.  A financial incentive of up to $200 is available to support the applicants.

2.    Field Training Program

This program is designed to support an educational event for a group of health care workers working in stroke care.  Financial support of up to $200 is available for an Instructor.

Purpose - Further develop stroke-specific knowledge, skill and professional networks for those working in stroke care.

How to Apply

1.   Identify the individual or group’s learning needs
2.   Select the education program (above) that best suits your needs
3.   Contact an appropriate learning partner or instructor

a.   You may contact the Stroke Network of SEO for ideas about possible teachers, mentors and peers that you may want to contact to help you arrange your learning program

b.   We can put you in touch with local Stroke Champion Nurses, PTs, OTs, Dieticians, Social Workers, Pharmacists and SLPs, etc. to help you plan your program

4.   Submit the application form for approval
5.   Submit the evaluation form to receive agreed upon funding

If you have any questions please let us know.

Application Form

Shared Work Day Evaluation Form

Field Training Evaluation Form

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Stroke Network of Southeastern Ontario Education Calendar

Here you will find the education activities for 2021-2022 Calendar

Archived Provincial Stroke Rounds

November 3, 2021

Advance Care Planning in Stroke (video link)

Presenters: Dr. Kelvin Ng, Leigh Barr and Gillian Maguire

Slide Deck


October 6, 2021

Enhanced Community Discharge Destinations  (video link)

Presenter:  Margo Collver, Laura Veenstra and Jeannette Masse 

Slide deck

Condensed handout (printer-friendly)


June 2, 2021

The Canadian TIA Score- How to Identify High and Low Risk Patients for Subsequent Stroke (video link)

Dr. Jeff Perry

Link to slide deck


May 5th, 2021

Stroke in Young Adults: Patient Reported Outcomes and Psychosocial Needs (video link)

Presenter: Aleksandra Pikula

Slide deck


April 7th, 2021 

Evolution of Diagnostic Criteria for Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy (video link)

Presenter: Dr. Ravinder-Jeet Singh


March 3rd, 2021

Advancing Stroke Prevention Care in Canada: Highlights from the 2021 CSBPR Update, 7th Edition  (video link)

Presenter: Patrice Lindsay, Dr. Alexandre Poppe & Dr. David Gladstone


February 3rd, 2021

Health (In)Equity in Health Care (video link)

Presenter: Dr. Atif Zafar, Medical Director, Stroke Program, St. Michael’s Hospital (Unity Health), Toronto


December 2nd, 2020

Stroke in young adults: causes, consequences and long-term outcomes (video link)

Presenter: Dr. Richard Swartz, Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Director of Stroke Research Unit at Sunnybrook


November 4th, 2020

Provincial Stroke Rounds- Driving After Stroke- the Art, Science, Legal Implications & Headaches of Reporting our Patients (video link)

Presenter: Hillel M. Finestone, MD, CM, FRCPC 


October 7, 2020

Building a Sustainable Integrated Stroke System of Care: A population-based approach to bundled care (video link)

Presenter: Beth Linkewich & Nicola Tahair


September 2, 2020

Why 911? Optimizing Stroke Care in Northwestern Ontario (video link)

Presenter: Dr Ayman Hassan, Keli Cristofaro and Kristina Visser


August 5th, 2020

Stroke and COVID-19: What’s the latest and where can we find resources? (video link)

Presenters:  Dr. Luciana Catanese and Jean Morrow, RN


February 5th, 2020

When Stroke Becomes the Life Ending Event (video link)

Presenter:  Dr. W. J. Oczkowski


December 4th, 2019

Paediatric Code Stroke “Time is Brain” & Paediatric Endovascular Stroke Therapy (video link)

Presenter: Dr. Andrea Andrade, MD; CSCN-EEG and Dr. Sachin Pandey, MD, FRCP


November 6th, 2019

Selecting patients for Endovascular Therapy (EVT) 0-6 hours and beyond (video link)

Presenter: Dr. Frank Silver


October 9th, 2019

Standards of Care: Preparing for bundled care using an interprofessional cross-continuum best practice resource (video link)

Presenters: Beth Linkewich & Fatima Quraishi


June 5, 2019

Rural-Urban Differences in Stroke Incidence, Risk Factors & Care (video link)

Presenter: Dr. Moira Kapral, MD, MSc, FRCPC


May 1, 2019

Home Virtual Visits (E-visit) in the Stroke Prevention Clinic (video link)

Presenter: Dr. Ramana Appireddy, MBBS, DM, MSc


March 6, 2019

An Early Supported Discharge Pilot– Bridging Hospital to Home by Enhancing a Rural Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team (video link)

Presenter: Lyndsey Butler