This year's recipient of the CPTE Award of Merit is Cathy Sajtos, of Saskatoon. Cathy is a respected instructor in the National Orthopedic Division's Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual & Manipulative Physiotherapy courses. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists and has taught Orthopaedic Syllabus courses regularly for CPTE for many years.
Cathy is also the only physical therapist in Saskatchewan with a Certified Hand Therapist credential. She developed and co-instructed a hand management course for CPTE recently in that specialty topic area.
Cathy currently works with CBI Health in Saskatoon and provides mentorship colleagues, and has recently received an award from CBI for her commitment to teaching and learning.
She has taken numerous continuing education courses and certifications, somewhere in the range of 80 courses throughout her career and truly exemplifies a lifelong learner. We are pleased to recognize Cathy for her commitment and contributions to continuing education by presenting her with the 2012 CPTE Award of Merit.
Distance Education Graduate Course offered through the University of Saskatchewan's MSc/PhD in Health Sciences Program
This online course is a three credit unit graduate course to be delivered using Blackboard Learn (BBLearn) and web conferencing software. Students will work in teams of at least two individuals and carry out a collaborative project which will involves intensive library work, data extraction, verification, analysis and interpretation of the data. The teams will learn and practice established procedures for conducting secondary research (a systematic review) and meta-analysis. At the conclusion of the course the students will present their work to their classmates at a technology-assisted research seminar.
Check out the following news stories about lymphedema - from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Prairies/NWT Region and from CBC News.
CBCF Story: An Opportunity to Try to Improve the Quality of Life for Certain Breast Cancer Survivors.
Distance learning is becoming more widely used for post-professional continuing education in Canada. We invite you to enjoy the five recorded diabetes lectures free of charge as a result of a conference grant from the Interprofessional Health Collaborative of Saskatchewan.Please tell your colleagues about the videos and invite them to view the videos as well.
Denise Poirier recognizes the importance of continuing education in healthcare and has created three annual Continuing Education Awards of $500 each to assist professionals in each of the following healthcare fields:
Eligible continuing education activities would include: conference (travel and registration), workshops, professional development courses, seminars or graduate studies - in CANADA only.
To be eligible you must be currently working in your field or a student in your final year of your program. To find out more about this $500 Continuing Education Award, visit www.dpoirier.ca.
Take a look at the various courses of interest that are offered by other organizations and groups. Some of these are online offerings and can be taken from anywhere within Canada. Recently added courses of interest in Saskatchewan include:
Sensory Integration Certification Program, open to Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech-Language Pathologists - First course begins March 15, 2012 in Regina, SK.
Translating Research into Exercise4BrainChange™ Approaches for Individuals with Parkinson Disease: Real World Rehabilitation and Community Implications, with Becky Farley, PhD, MS, PT begins March 9th in Saskatoon.
Check the Non-CPTE Educational Opportunities page for more information on these and many other offerings.
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