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 2017 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 Fall 2017 dates in Saskatchewan cities

Saskatoon Sept 26 & 27, 2017

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. 

Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto - Fall 2017 online courses

Diabetes Educator Certificate Program

20 September-13 December, 2017

A Thirteen-Week Online Certificate Program

Poster

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Electrophysical Agents for Physical Therapists: An Evidence Informed Clinical Review and Update

18 October-22 November, 2017

A Five-Week Online Course Presented by Dr. Sandy Rennie, Phd

Poster

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Introduction to Clinical Research to Support Evidence-Based Practice in Manual Therapy

12 October-6 December, 2017

An Eight-Week Online Course 

Poster

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Introduction to Clinical Research to Support Evidence-Based Practice in Health Care Practice

12 October-6 December, 2017

An Eight-Week Online Course 

Poster

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Oxygen Administration and Titration for Physical Therapists and Regulated Health Professionals

21-27 October, 2017

A One-Week Online Course Presented by Lindsay Beavers, PT, BScKin, MPT; Erin Miller, PT, MScPT; Lisa Wickerson, BScPT, MSc

Poster

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Privilege 101: Power, Privilege and Oppression in the Context of Health Equity

18 November, 2017

A Hybrid Online/On-Site Course

Poster

Neuroplasticity: Changing the Brain Conference

October 2 & 3, 2017 

Saskatoon, SK

Hosted by Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan 

Event Save the Date

Event Poster

Event Brochure & Registration Form

Goals and Objectives:

Participants will develop a better understanding of Neuroplasticity and the brain’s ability to change its structure and improve its functions through the following curricular objects:
  • A basic understanding of brain structure and functions.
  • Case studies of individuals who have recovered or partially recovered from traumatic brain injury or brain birth defects.
  • The role of abuse and neglect on the developing brain.
  • Diverse brain functioning in individuals with a variety of disorders including: Learning Disorders, PTSD, eating disorders, and ADHD.
  • Approaches to improving individual neuroplasticity (including neurofeedback) including evidence supporting the efficacy of these various approaches
A review of an MRI study documenting the changes made to brain structures of children participating in the Arrowsmith program.
A block of rooms is available at the Sheraton Cavalier should you require accommodations.  The phone number for the Sheraton is 306-652-6770.
Knowledge Translation Basics

October 16-17, 2017

Toronto, ON

Hosted by: Knowledge Translation Program at St. Michael's Hospital

This workshop is designed for health professionals and full-time students interested in learning more about the fundamentals of KT and how to apply KT to put research evidence into practice.

View the event poster or website for additional information.  

Yoga and Physiotherapy Congress

October 16 & 17, 2017

Chicago, IL

Theme: Health is the greatest strength, unite it to bring with Yoga and Physiotherapy

For more information view the conference site

Managing Concussions in Clinical Practice - Blended Learning Course

Presented by: The Society of Alberta Occupational Therapists with exclusive partnership with Advancing Practice© 

Program Information

Part 1 of the Blended Learning Course includes the online “Managing Concussions in Clinical Practice” program. This certificate-level online course offers in-depth concussion management training in 3 modules covering assessment, diagnosis, management.

Part 2 includes the in-person workshop in either October 20, 2017 or February 10, 2018.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this certificate-level continuing education program, you will be better able to:

- Apply tools from guidelines and consensus statements to assess patients for concussion
- Evaluate a patient post-concussion according to best practice
- Determine which patients can be managed by primary care clinicians versus those who should be referred to a concussion specialist
- Individualize management strategies for patients post-concussion
- Construct a return to school/work and play protocol based on a patient’s concussion symptomology and rate of improvement
- Initiate and manage patients with persistent post-concussion symptoms.

Who Should Participate?

This training opportunity is open to all health care providers including physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists, and occupational therapists.

For more information or to register, please visit our website www.saot.ca.

34th International Seating Symposium

March 6-9, 2018

Vancouver, BC

This international symposium addresses current and future developments in the areas of seating, positioning and mobility. Topic areas include service delivery, product development, research and outcomes. The format for the symposium will include pre-symposium, plenary, instructional, paper and poster sessions.

Find more information and event updates at www.seatingsymposium.com.

Other info and questions? Email marketing.ipce@ubc.ca.

NDT/BOBATH Certification: Management and Treatment of Adults with Hemiplegia

March-June, 2018 (4 parts)

Winnipeg, MB

Hosted by: Manitoba Physiotherapy Association

Instructor: Cathy Hazzard

Course Poster

Introduction to I.A.S.T.M and Advanced Clinical Reasoning: Upper Back and Neck

April 6 & 7, 2018

Regina, SK

Hosted by: Massage Therapist Association of Saskatchewan (MTAS)

Instructor: Dr. Nikita Vizniak of ProHealth Systems

Event brochure and registration