Other Educational Opportunities

To list other educational opportunities on this calendar, please email the pertinent information to CPTE.Program@usask.ca.  There is no charge for listing events on this page.  CPTE reserves the right to decide whether it will list an event or not.

Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Modules

The Interprofessional Collaborative Practice competency tools include learning modules aimed at assisting Internationally Educated Health Professionals (IEHPs) to learn about interprofessional collaboration (IPC) in Canada and acquire skills to practice it.  Interprofessional collaboration is important for Canadian-educated health professionals as well and it is part of their studies and the entry-to-practice competencies. 

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Canadian Network for Respiratory Care (CNRC) approved programs

Pear Healthcare Solutions Inc. offers convenient and comprehensive education programs to help students prepare for a challenging certificate program, all in an online format. We believe Continuing Education (CE) courses help improve patient’s health and providing healthcare professionals tools to build patient relationships and manage their practice.

To prepare for the Certified Respiratory Educator (CRE) program we offer three Canadian Network for Respiratory Care (CNRC) approved programs entitled:

• Pear Comprehensive Online Asthma Program
• Pear Comprehensive Online COPD Program
• Pear Comprehensive Online Patient Education Program

For more information view the CRE program website.

RESPTREC® offers Certified Network for Respiratory Care (CNRC) approved courses for those pursuing Certified Respiratory Educator (CRE) and Certified Asthma Educator (CAE) certification.

RESPTREC® provides health care professionals with the highest standard of training in asthma, COPD and education. Courses are designed to help learners develop the knowledge, skills and competencies required to empower people and their caregivers to optimally manage their chronic disease.

For more information and to register for courses click here.

AIEPB: Bridging skills and practice in Canada

The Alberta Internationally Educated Physiotherapists Bridging (AIEPB) Program is a 14-month, part-time program that supports internationally educated physical therapists in meeting licensing requirements to practice in Canada. Courses are delivered with a blend of online and hands-on learning, including one-on-one clinical mentorship with a practising PT and a 6-week clinical placement. 

For those interested, please contact Nicole Stogrin at 780-492-8598 or stogrin@ualberta.ca

For more information, visit ualberta.ca/aiepb.

Obesity Knowledge Transfer Series

The Canadian Obesity Network (CON-RCO) is excited to be launching the Obesity Knowledge Transfer Series (KTS)– an international collaborative effort developed by world-renowned physicians and tailored for Canadian medical practitioners. 

In this series, Dr. Sharma walks through the 5As of obesity management (Ask, Assess, Advise, Agree, Assist), designed specifically for use in primary care facilities where explicit bariatric resources may be lacking.

 

Hearing Loss 101 Webcast Series

This series includes four webinars about hearing loss, each focused on a different audience: General Audiences, Physicians, Speech Language Pathologists and Public School Teachers and Support Staff.  The series has a pediatric emphasis but also has application to adults. Participants will receive a certificate of completion issued by the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta.


1. Introduction to Hearing Loss
2. Physician's Review of Hearing Loss: Diagnosis and Management
3. Working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children in the Regular Classroom
4. Working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children Who Use Hearing Aids or Cochlear Implants for Speech Pathologists

Vist the website for more details 

Cost
Introduction to hearing loss + one webcast for $39
Unlimited 60 day access

All four webcasts $99
Unlimited 90 day access

Pediatric Rehabilitation Webinars

Hosted by Heartspace Physical Therapy for Children

View the webinars

Workshops on Developmental Coordination Disorder

Hosted by McMaster University, CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research

This online workshop is designed to increase your knowledge about Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) and other motor coordination challenges and to increase your confidence in supporting a child's development and participation. It was designed originally for parents, but is useful for others as well including teachers, health professionals, coaches, family members and friends. It is interactive in nature and takes approximately 60 minutes to go through, but can also be done in shorter segments. The workshop explains what DCD is and provides an overview of the causes of DCD, how DCD is diagnosed, typical motor development and of other health conditions that are related to DCD. Users can view videoclips and complete an exercise that guides them to feel what it is like to have DCD.

In this workshop, motor activities are highlighted - at school, home and at play - that are challenging for children with DCD and strategies are provided to help support children's development and participation within the home, school and community. The M.A.T.C.H strategy that is presented is a useful framework that provides guidance about how to modify the environment to support a child's learning and teach new motor skills. Lastly, the workshop provides parents with information on how to educate themselves, their child, teachers, physicians, other health professionals and coaches/community group leaders about DCD

DCD Physiotherapy Module

This module is specifically designed for PTs and provides them with a tool to help improve services for children with DCD and foster improved health outcomes.

View the website for more information and registration 

Asthma, COPD, and Education for Chronic Disease Courses - RESPTREC®

RESPTREC® provides health care professionals with the highest standard of training in asthma, COPD and education. Courses are designed to help learners develop the knowledge, skills and competencies required to empower people and their caregivers to optimally manage their chronic disease.

For more information and to register for courses click here.

Dementia: Best Clinical Practices Certificate for Health Care Professionals

Presented by Dementia Care Consulting.  

Instructor: Yvonne Poulin, RMT, EPC

This is a 1-hour self-directed online professional development course for Health Care Professionals. 

Most health care professionals are not adequately trained to recognise the warning signs and symptoms of dementia.  Take this course to gain the skills required to promote brain health and to inform your clients about dementia. Watch an effective patient interview video regarding mental health.  Learn professional referral and recording practices. 

Become and informed health care professional and help reduce the number of persons who develop dementia due to lack of early diagnosis.

Registration and course information or via: info@dementiacareexpert.com 

Blood and Body Fluid Exposure

Physiotherapy Alberta has been involved in the creation of this project.  This began as a project to inform PTs about what to do in the event of an exposure.  It grew to a larger project with othr Colleges and government.

View the website and resources here

Workplace Abuse

Physiotherapy Alberta has been involved in the creation of this project. This was a project with 3 partners to raise awareness about co-worker abuse.  The PT findings were consistent with other work done in this area and confirm that a large number of health care providers experience or witness abuse in the workplace.  The output are resources to help identify and manage abuse.

View the website and resources here

Concussion Management: A Toolkit for Physiotherapists

Created by: Physiotherapy Alberta 

View the toolkit 

FOIP/LAFOIP Access and Privacy Training

FOIP/LAFOIP Access and Privacy Training 2017 Workshops

Various dates

Regina & Saskatoon, SK

Cenera is once again offering its full slate of courses across the province on managing access and privacy in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Local AuthoritiesFreedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  

For a complete listing of courses, locations, dates and how to register, please visit our website cenera.ca/privacy-training-sk/ or phone 800.387.8797.

Mental Health First Aid Certification Training for Health Care Professionals

Various 2018 dates in Saskatchewan cities

Hosted by: Bridges Health

Mental Health is a part of us all! Do you know how you can support a patient, client, or fellow colleague?

View the website for dates, locations, registration and event information. 

Mental Health First Aid Basic

Various 2018 dates in Saskatchewan cities

Hosted by: Mental Health First Aid Canada

Become a Mental Health First Aider

View the website, poster and registration form for more information. 

ISST Schroth Course Part I

September 3-7, 2018

Edmonton, AB

Hosted by: Curvy Spine

Course Poster

Have you ever treated a patient with scoliosis or kyphosis but weren’t sure what is the best approach? Would you like to learn the evidence based scoliosis specific treatment to help your patients achieve their goals?

*About the Schroth method
The Schroth method consists of sensorimotor, postural and breathing exercises aimed at recalibration of normal postural alignment, static/dynamic postural control, and spinal stability. Several cohort studies demonstrated positive outcomes of Schroth exercises on back muscle strength, breathing function, slowing curve progression,  improving Cobb angles, and decreasing the prevalence of surgery. Most recently, Dr. Sanja Schreiber, ISST Schroth Instructor, in a randomized controlled trial conducted at the University of Alberta, Canada, demonstrated that the Schroth exercises improve pain, curve severity, self-image, back muscle endurance and objective measurements of the trunk symmetry. The Schroth exercises have gained much interest among researchers and clinicians because of their effect of important outcomes in patients with spinal deformities.
*About ISST Schroth Courses
The certification is granted upon a successful completion of Basic ISST Course - Part 1 and Part 2, having passed the written (Part 1) and the practical component (Part 2) of the course.
PART 1
  • Schroth theory and methods
  • Develop thinking in Schroth “Body Blocks” 
  • How to recognize scoliosis features, assess scoliosis, and classify patients according to ISST Schroth classification
  • Corrective breathing, positioning and basic corrections with simple tools
  • Basic 3D stabilizing exercises 
At the end of Part I, students will sit for a written exam.
Between Part 1 and Part, the students will prepare a documentation of 2 case reports for 2 different patients.
PART 2
Part 2 gives an in depth delving into the ISST- Schroth method principles, theory and practice. The therapists will learn about:
  • Main principles of bracing 
  • Standardized therapeutic process from physical examination to the individual therapy plan
  • More advanced exercises
  • Risk of progression
  • Postural teaching 
  • Specific auxiliary manual handhold techniques
  • Relationship between scoliosis and laterolisthesis
  • Overview of the surgical treatment and the typical techniques
After Part II, therapists will have a practical part of the exam, where they will design a therapy plan for a patient including therapy diagram, scoliometer assessment, exercise program and an evaluation of the risk of progression.
*Notes: 
  • In order to get the ISST certification and a title of a ISST- Basic Schroth Therapist the therapists have to pass a written (Part 1) and practical (Part 2) exam.
  • The certification authorizes for the ISST treatment according to the concept of Katharina Schroth, but does not authorize to teach other professionals the method. In case of non-compliance the certification and the status ISST therapist will be withdrawn.
  • ISST Schroth Courses can also be organized at your location.
For further information, please, refer to our website www.curvyspine.com or contact us through info@curvyspine.ca or 780-619-8603.
Functional From The Inside Out: Sensory and Motor Processing for Postural Control

Sept 13 & 14, 2018 

Regina, SK

Hosted by: Saskatchewan Pediatric Therapies Conference Committee

Instructor: Shelley Mannell

Course Registration Form

Who Needs 20? Quarterly Activity and Support Events for those affected by amputation
Upcoming quarterly events:
September 20
December 6
Saskabilities
2310 Louise Avenue
Saskatoon, SK

Event Poster

Amputation, whether a single digit or multiple extremities, is not a one-time problem but a life-changing stressful experience not only for the patient, but also for the family, friends and  caregivers.  Understanding the continuum of care and techniques to maximize function after amputation is difficult and overwhelming for most people.  An important aspects of regaining function is feeling as if you have support when needed. Who Needs Twentyaims to provide that sense of community support to anyone affected by limb loss. Created by Dr. Audrey Zucker-Levin PT, PhD and Kassondra Collins MS, Who Needs Twentyaims to engage amputees, family and friends, caregivers, healthcare providers, and researchers to enhance quality of life of people affected by amputation. Our goals are to provide a voice to the amputee community, provide accurate information, answer questions appropriately, and encourage active healthy living.  For us to achieve our goals the amputee community needs to come together to identify areas in need of improvement, and support each other. Who Needs Twenty is designed to be a fun avenue of support.

After all, who says you need twenty digits anyway?!

Research Projects

To further enhance our goal to improve function and quality of life in people impacted by amputation, we have received approval from the University of Saskatchewan to perform a number of research projects. The projects are open and are recruiting subjects.  Research can be done at many levels including surveys, questionnaires, and in-person visits with clinical scientists.  If you are interested in participating or would like more information about currently approved protocols, give us a call or send us an email.  Compensation is included in some of the projects.  

306 371-LIMB (5462)
Fb: whoneedstwenty
Instagram: @whoneeds20
Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto - online courses

Introduction to Clinical Research to Support Evidence-Based Practice in Manual Therapy
A 9-Week Online Course Presented James Braithwaite, MScPT, FCAMPT, CIDN, CSCS
October 1-December 3, 2018
 
Early-bird rates available until September 10, 2018!
Participants will evaluate current research and apply research evidence in their clinical setting, through online course readings, recorded lectures, discussion board participation, a critical appraisal, and a case report. By the end of this course, you will be able to find, appraise, and apply research evidence appropriately and effectively in your own practice.

NOTE: The CPA Orthopaedic Division now requires all course participants who first registered AFTER January 2014 in their course program (L1 exam), to register in this course BEFORE registering to take the 2019 Advanced Exam. This course is now a requirement of the curriculum.

For further information or to register: Click here.

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Functional Assessment: The Six-Minute Walk Test for Clinical Researchers and Clinicians
A 15-Hour Online Course Presented Lisa Wickerson, BScPT, MSc
October 3-November 14, 2018
 
Early-bird rates available until September 19, 2018!
Designed for both researchers and clinicians, this course provides a practical, skills-based, online overview of best practices in administering and interpreting the six-minute walk test, a common outcome measure used with many patients, including cardiorespiratory, neurological, and geriatric populations. Participants may complete the course requirements at their own pace and at any time.
 
For further information or to register: Click here.

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Exercise Training in Pulmonary Rehabilitation: A Practical Approach
An 8-Week Online Course Presented by Dr. Sunita Mathur, PhD
Course Development/Delivery Team: Dr. D. Reid, Dr. D. Brooks, Dr. M. Nokoyama, Dr. S. Mathur, L. Wickerson
October 17-December 13, 2018
 
Early-bird rates available until September 30, 2018!
Participants will receive practical, skills-based, instruction on exercise testing and training in pulmonary rehabilitation. Learners will administer and interpret the results of various exercise and functional tests. We also cover aerobic, resistance, and balance training, as well as prescription based on results of exercise tests. This course makes use of online discussions, self-guided practice exercises, case studies, multiple-choice quizzes, and a reflective writing exercise. Additional course resources include online lectures, video demonstrations, selected readings, and more.
 
For further information or to register: Click here.

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Suctioning Skills and Clinical Decision Making for Physical Therapists
A 10-Day Hybrid Online/On-site Course Presented by Lindsay Beavers, PT, BScKin, MPT and Erin Miller, PT, MScPt
October 18-28, 2018 (On-site workshop 27 October, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)
 
Early-bird rates available until October 1, 2018!
This course builds on foundational physical therapy skills using clinical best practices, review, and the application of the psychomotor skills of suctioning in a variety of clinical scenarios. We welcome all PTs who wish to advance their knowledge and skills related to suctioning and clinical decision making in the adult population. Online pre-course learning includes narrated lectures, readings, and supplementary resources. The on-site workshop uses simulation manikins and equipment in real-world scenarios to provide for different types of suctioning with real-time feedback from facilitators.
 
For further information or to register: Click here.

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Oxygen Administration and Titration for Physical Therapists and Regulated Health Professionals
A 2-Week Online Course Presented by Lindsay Beavers, PT, BScKin, MPT and Lisa Wickerson, BScPT, MSc
November 14-28, 2018
 
Early-bird rates available until October 24, 2018!
Participants will gain theoretical and practical knowledge and skills required to provide safe and effective oxygen administration and titration to patients across the continuum of care. We will explore pathophysiological causes of respiratory conditions and complications such as hypoxemia in the context of physical therapy interventions including oxygen titration, exercise, and mobilization.
 
For further information or to register: Click here.

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Functional Electrical Stimulation in Neurorehabilitation
A 6-Week Online Course Presented Dr. Kristin Musselman, PhD
February 13-April 3, 2019

Early-bird rates available until January 27, 2019!
Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is a valuable therapeutic tool for physical and occupational therapists alike. Both will benefit from the evidence-based, clinically focused approach to FES provided in this fully online course, which includes six weeks of instruction comprised of pre-recorded lectures, live weekly webinars, self-directed hands-on activities, additional readings, and online quizzes. The course is designed for therapists based nationally and internationally to advance their knowledge and practice in the use of FES.
 
For further information or to register: Click here.

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Diabetes Educator Certificate Program
A 13-Week Online Course Presented Mireille Landry, PT, MSc, and Nicola Farnell, NP
February 14-May 23, 2019
 
Early-bird rates available until January 27, 2019!
This fully online certificate program is designed to provide regulated health care professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to manage and educate patients with Diabetes. This course reflects competencies described in the Canadian Diabetes Educator Certification Board (CDECB) Handbook and as such will help prepare health care professionals and educators to write the Canadian Diabetes Educator Examination to become certified in Canada to work as a diabetes educator.
 
For further information or to register: Click here.