Education Opportunities

Adaptive Exercise for Stroke Survivors

This exciting workshop is being offered virtually for the first time! Join us online and learn how to design and implement a new fitness program or adapt an existing program to meet the needs of stroke survivors with mild-moderate impairments within your setting.

Program Objectives:

This practical, hands-on workshop will help you  learn about:

•designing a new fitness program or adapting an existing program to meet the needs of stroke survivors within your setting

*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 heather.jenkins@kingstonhsc.ca

Stroke Care CPD Flyer

The Brain Body and You - Next delivery Fall 2022

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.

Modules:

Stroke care: Prevention to Life after Stroke

Mobility, Positioning and Transfers

Cognition, Perception and Behaviour

Speech, Swallowing and Communication

 

A certificate of attendance will be offered for each of the 4 topics.

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

Advertising Flyer

Stroke Network of Southeastern Ontario Education Calendar

Here you will find the education activities for 2021-2022 Calendar, and the 2022-2023 Calendar

Archived Provincial Stroke Rounds

May 4, 2022

Ischemic Stroke in Young Adults:  Diagnostic Challenges and Uncertainties (video link)

Presenter: Dr. Kanjana Perera 

Handout

 

April 6, 2022

Robotic Endovascular Neurosurgery and Potential for Remote Robotic Stroke Treatment (video link)

Presenter: Dr. Vitor Pereira

 

March 2, 2022

An Innovative Model of Care for High Performing Hyperacute Stroke Teams (video link)

Presenters: Beth Linkewich, MPA, OT Reg. (Ont ); Catherine Convery, MHA, BHSc (Hons), CPHQ; Dr. Houman Khosravani, MD PhD FRCPC

Slide deck

 

December 1, 2021

Risky Behaviours After Stroke: How Can We Support?  (video link password: Dec12021)

Presenters:  Martina Nuttall (RN), Michelle Allain (Bioethicist), and Christina Johnson (NP)

 

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

Other Webinar Options

Canadian Stroke Consortium

The Canadian Stroke Consortium is the national professional association for physicians interested in stroke. Their website hosts a wide variety of educational information, including journal clubs and article reviews. In addition to full courses and workshops, they also offer their own monthly stroke rounds which are archived, as well as Knowledge Breaks (5 minute education highlights)

 

Canadian Stroke Best Practices

The Canadian Stroke Best Practice website hots pat webinars ona variety of topics, for health care professionals. Check out their listing here.

 

Health Quality Ontario- Quality and Patient Safety Rounds

HQO hosts regular webinars about a variety of healthcare topics. Here are a few that may be relevant to stroke:

 

Tuesday March 1, 2022       
 

The Reality of Virtual Care: Learning from the Pandemic

Thursday, February 6, 2020
 

The Promise of Virtual Care

November 6, 2019                    
 

Transitions Between Hospital and Home: Achieving a standard of care