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  • Chedoke McMaster Stroke Assessment workshop

    REGISTER NOW for this upcoming education session! Only 20 spots available! Learn how to use the CMSA as a clinical or research assessment tool. During the one-day workshop, video clips and group discussion are utilized to educate the participants about the administrative and scoring guidelines of the Chedoke Assessment. Lectures include information about the measure's development and psychometric properties, and its clinical application. When:   March 22nd, from 8:30-4 p.m. Where:  South Muskoka Memorial Hospital, 75 Ann Street, Bracebridge Registration Fee:  No cost for workshop  (Registrants will be responsible for their own parking and lunch) Intended audience:  OTs and PTs who work with stroke clients in the Central East Stroke Network To register, click on the link:  https://forms.office.com/r/Z37BpMQBTD

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  • Stroke Nursing Workshop

    Join your nursing colleagues for a one-day workshop on stroke nursing. Topics include:

    • Neuro 101
    • Hyperacute management of stroke
    • Code stroke theory
    • Canadian Neurological Scale (CNS)
    • Dysphagia theory
    Location: Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital, 3200 Major MacKenzie Dr. W, Vaughan  

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  • Provincial Stroke Rounds: Stroke/ICU Liaison: A new collaborative model for the interdisciplinary care of stroke patients

    Topic: Stroke/ICU Liaison: A new collaborative model for the interdisciplinary care of stroke patient

     Presenters: Dr. Keith Sivakumar and Dr. Federico Carpani

     Date: Wednesday, March 6th, 2024

    Time: 0800-0900 hrs. EST

    Host Site: Toronto West Stroke Network

    Virtual Event: no pre-registration required just click on the link below at the designated time of the event or accept the meeting invite that is attached

     Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89931676262

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  • Central South Stroke Network Webinar: Recovery Trajectory of Intracerebral Hemorrhage

    Presenter: Dr. Lauren Mai

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The Central East Stroke Network (CESN) Education Fund supports professional development opportunities that incorporate stroke best practice. Clinicians working in stroke care within CESN can be funded up to a maximum of $500 per fiscal year to support registration costs for stroke-related workshops, courses, conferences or projects which align with best practice. Travel and accommodation expenses are not eligible. Education applications will continue to be accepted until the allocated funds are used for the current fiscal year.

It’s All in Your…Brain: Principles, Advancements and Controversies of Functional Neurological Disorders

Presenter:  Dr. Matthew Burke

Cognitive Neurologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center and an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto.

Canadian Stroke Community-based Exercise Recommendations, Update 2020: A resource for community-based exercise providers

Speakers:  Dr. Liz Inness & Dr. Nancy Salbach

Website: https://kite-uhn.com/can-stroke-community-based-exercise-recommendations

Website:  Stroke Recovery in Motion Planner


Vision & Stroke

Presenter:  Dr. Chris Schell

Suggested web resources:

Vision Therapy Canada

Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association


The benefits of early detection in the context of dysphagia screening related to stroke: A Canadian success story

Presenter: Dr. Rosemary Martino

Stroke Rehab in the Younger Adult (<6oyo): Getting back to life after acute care

Presenter: Dr. Audrey Yap, Meghan Borthwick MSW, RSW, & Danielle Gardiner MSW, RSW – Download Handout

Applications in Post Stroke Spasticity

Presenter: Dr. Hilary Klassen, M.D., FRCPC, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Exchanging Health Information

Presenter: Sally Kirby, Facilitator Self-Management Program – Central LHIN

What’s Available in South Simcoe & York Region? Community Services Supporting Persons with Stroke During COVID-19

Presentations by: March of Dimes and the Central LHIN Self-Management Program. Download the handouts for more information: MOD Virtual Programs – Central Self-Management Program

Part 2 in Series: What’s Available in NSM – Community Services Supporting Persons with Stroke During COVID-19

Presentations by VON SMART program and the NSM LHIN on Virtual Home Care for Stroke and Acquired Brain Injury. Download the handouts for more information: VON SMART Program – NSM LHIN HCC

What’s Available in Durham and HKPR? Community Services Supporting Persons with Stroke During COVID-19

Presentations by Central East LHIN Self -Management Program, March of Dimes After Stroke Care Program and Virtual Regional Cardiovascular Rehab. Download the handouts for more information: MOD HKPR After Stroke – Virtual Regional CV Rehab – Powerful Tools for Caregivers Program Description – Powerful Tools for Caregivers Program Class Description – Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshop Slide Deck

What’s Available in North Simcoe Muskoka? Community Services Supporting Persons with Stroke During COVID-19

Presentations by March of Dimes and Brain Injury Services Muskoka Simcoe. Download the handouts for more information: March of Dimes Canada & After Stroke – Brain Injury Services Muskoka-Simcoe

What’s new in AEROBICS? Updates to the Aerobic Exercise Recommendations to Optimize Best Practices in Care After Stroke

Presented by Dr. Ada Tang , Physical therapist, Associate Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University, and Clinician-Scientist (Phase II) with the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation (March 3rd, 2020)

What is community reintegration and how can we better promote it?

Presented by: Dr. Mary Egan, Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Ottawa (October 10, 2019)

Case Examples for the Canadian Neurological Scale

This video was developed in 2018 and contains case examples to be used in conjunction with the Canadian Neurological Scale Training Video located on the Canadian Stroke Best Practice website.

Four Birds with One Stone: Reparative, neuroplastic, cardiorespiratory and metabolic benefits of aerobic exercise post-stroke

Presented by Dr. Michelle Ploughman, Canada Research Chair in Neuroplasticity, Neurorehabilitation and Brain Recovery. Rehabilitation Research Unit (RRUNL), L.A. Miller Centre, St. John’s NL (February 12, 2019)

What are fitness coordinators’ and instructors’ experiences working with healthcare partners in the Together in Movement and Exercise (TIME) program?

Presented by Dr. Nancy Salbach, Department of Physical Therapy, Associate Professor, University of Toronto (January 15, 2019

Knowledge to Action: How the iWalk Toolkit can Improve Walking Assessment Post-Stroke

Presented by Dr. Nancy Salbach, Department of Physical Therapy, Associate Professor, University of Toronto (November 29, 2018)

Viatherapy: A Smartphone App for post Stroke Arm Recovery

Presented by Mark Bayley, MD FRCPC; Medical Director, Brain and Spinal Cord Rehab; Professor, University of Toronto (April 13, 2018)

The International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI): History, Framework and Steps Towards Implementation

Presented by Professor Catriona M. Steele, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, S-LP(c), Reg. CASLPO, ASHA Fellow (March 28, 2018)

How does the TIME™ Program Affect the Daily Lives of Participants with Neurological Conditions and their Caregivers? Results of a Qualitative Study

Presented by Dr. Nancy Salbach, PT, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto (June 7, 2016)

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Central East Line
Central Health Line
NSM Health Line