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.

The authors of this article discuss the close associations of frailty and physical and functional impairment with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and the implications for improving diagnostic acuity of MCI and targetting interventions among cognitively frail individuals to prevent dementia and disability. 

Thursday, March 8th from 12-1pm ET join Dr. Frank L. Silver for this presentation. He will be reviewing the diagnosis of stroke and the importance of making an etiological diagnosis; reviewing the evidence on secondary stroke prevention in the elderly and provide an update on the management of patients with acute ischemic stroke; specifically which patients are candidates  for IV tPA and Endovascular Therapy (EVT). This presenation is available via webcast at http://webcast.otn.ca

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