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.

On Dec. 5th from 12-1pm join Dr. Aliya Khan for this educational opportunity to improve your knowledge on emerging best practices, screening, diagnosis, treatment and management of osteoporosis.  This is a public event hosted on OTN.  Please see the pdf flyer for more information.

On Tues. Dec. 5th from 12-1pm EST, join this webinar where Caitlin McArthur will talk about recent research surrounding physical rehabilitation in long-term care. Register here.

SAVE THE DATE! Nov. 28, 2017 from 12-1PM EST. This webinar will provide an introduction to a senior friendly approach to screenig for alcohol use in older adults. For registration information check http://brainxchange.ca/Public/Events/Upcoming-Events.aspx

Thurs. Nov. 30th 1-2pm EST. Join Dr's Hitzig and Mirza for this webinar presentation about their work to better understand the issues impacting older Chinese adults living in the Kensington-Chinatown Neighborhood (KCN) including a multi-phase needs assessment and the development an action plan to make the KCN more age-friendly. The aim of the resulting action plan is to serve as a platform to support age-friendly initiatives aimed at reducing social isolation in older Chinese adults living in the KCN. For more information and to register click here.

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.

The Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario is offering this Geriatric Education Series for health care professionals from Nov. 28 - 30th 2017 at the Ottawa Hospital on topics such as principles of assessing and managing the frail elderly, geriatric assessment, function, driving, falls and mobility, polypharmacy, pain, delirium, elder abuse and more.  For more information and registration details please click here. 

This is Long Term Care seeks to profile new and emerging research, innovation and quality initiatives in a unique forum designed for learning, networking and information sharing. It provides an unparalleled opportunity for Association members, stakeholders and long-term care sector representatives to hear about existing best practice programs, tools, resources, policies and procedures which can be implemented across the sector to address quality of care. The audience includes approximately 400 long-term care frontline staff, owners and operators, family caregivers, policymakers, researchers, students, and aging care leaders. The conference is being held at the Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto. For more information, please visit the conference website.

The goal of this 3.5 hr training session facilitated by York Region Public Health, Public Health Nurses is to increase knowledge, skills and awareness about the causes of falling and to recommend fall prevention strategies for the older adults whom health care providers and caregivers work with.  Topics covered include: aging, ageism, learned helplessness, risk factors for falls and changing behavior through supportive coaching. The program is evidence based and utilizes current research, adult learning principles and best practices in fall prevention.

On Wed. Oct. 11th from 12-1pm EDT, presenters Susan Bonomo and Jennifer Wright as they discuss their fall prevention strategy.  For more information or to register click here.

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