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  • Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA™)

    Join us for a Supported Conversation For Adults with Aphasia (SCA™) workshop and learn communication techniques to support conversation when working with someone with aphasia. June 27th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Target Audience: All healthcare providers are welcome Facilitators:  Katie Beitle & Alexandra Bickle, SLPs Location:  Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg CLICK HERE to register

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  • Stroke Nursing Workshop

    Join your nursing colleagues for a one-day workshop on stroke nursing. The day will be a mix of presentations and application of skills using Simulation Scenarios. Date:  June 7th, 2024 Location: Peterborough Regional Health Centre, 1 Hospital Dr, Peterborough Some of the topics will include: - Neuro 101 - Hyperacute management of stroke - Post-stroke Complications - Canadian Neurological Scale (CNS) - Dysphagia theory - Safe handling techniques There is no cost to attend the workshop, but participants are responsible for parking and lunch costs REGISTER HERE For questions contact Dorothy Burridge at burridged@rvh.on.ca

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  • Stroke Rehabilitation 360 (2-day workshop)

    This 2-day virtual course will provide an overview of current treatment approaches used to address frequently seen problems in the field of stroke rehabilitation. Dates:  June 1st & 2nd, 2024  (It is expected when you register that you will be able to attend BOTH days of the workshop) Instructors: Jacquie Levy, PT & Wendy Sarsons, PT Target Audience: Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, and Rehabilitation Assistants working with stroke patients in CESN This course will cover: 1. Analysis of movement & demonstration of practical hands-on treatment strategies 2. Current information on therapies such as constraint induced movement therapy, visual mirror feedback and motor imagery 3. Review of orthoses & neuro-visual rehab 4. Underlying principles behind current approaches to neuro rehab 5. Importance of addressing cardiovascular re-conditioning in persons with stroke REGISTER HERE For questions contact Dorothy Burridge at burridged@rvh.on.ca

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  • Central South Stroke Network: Pearls for Assessment & Management of Post-Stroke Shoulder Pain & Central Post Stroke Pain

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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.

Amplifying the Patient Journey to Support Transitions in Stroke Care

3 April 2024

Presenters:  Dr. Siva Murugappan & Dr. Prema Samy



Stroke/ICU Liaison: A New Collaborative Model for the Interdisciplinary Care of Stroke Patients

6 March 2024



Enhancing Individualized Stroke Care in the Community- results of a community consultation in Southeastern Ontario

13 December 2023

Presenter: Kayla Purdon



Integrated Stroke Clinic: An Innovative Patient Centric Approach to Stroke Care

1 November 2023

Presenter: Dr. Atif Zafar




Newly Released Smart Tips for Stroke Care: Everything you Need to Know

4 October 2023

Presenters: Sue Verrilli & Jenna Weck

Recording is located on West GTA website – scroll to Past Provincial Stroke Rounds



Implementation of Virtual Care in an Outpatient Rehabilitation Setting

3 May 2023

Presenters: Karl Wong and Gary Siu



FAST Heroes Health Education Campaign. Children Making a Positive Impact in Stroke

5 April 2023

Presenters:  Jan Van Der Merwe, Dr. Razmik Bebedjian and Keli Cristofaro

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FAST Heroes Questions & Answers

Optimizing transitions for older adults with stroke to support successful community reintegration and life after stroke

1 March 2023

Presenters:  Dr. Maureen Markle-Reid, Eileen Britt & David Dayler

Stroke Core Competency Framework

1 February 2023

Presenters:  Sandy Lyeo & Jodi Powell

Update on the Management of Cerebral Venous Thrombosis (CVT): a Multidisciplinary Approach

7 December 2022

Presenter:  Dr. J Mandzia

‘Treatment Decisions in Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms: Art of Science?’

2 November 2022

Presenter: Joanna Schaafsma


Health Sciences North’s EVT Program – How it Started, How It’s Going

5 October 2022

Presenter:  Dr. Ravinder-Jeet Singh

Return to Work, Income, and Access to Social Services & Resources for Low Income Stroke Survivors

1 June 2022

Presenters:  Katrine Sauvé-Schenk and Patrick Duong

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Ischemic Stroke in Young Adults: Diagnostic Challenges and Uncertainties

4 May 2022

Presenter:  Dr. Kanjana Perera

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Robotic Endovascular Neurosurgery and Potential for Remote Robotic Stroke Treatment

6 April 2022

Presenter:  Dr. Vitor Pereira


Innovative Model of Care for High Performing Hyperacute Stroke Teams

3 March 2022

Presenters:  Beth Linkewich, MPA, OT Reg. (Ont ); Catherine Convery, MHA, BHSc (Hons), CPHQ; Dr. Houman Khosravani, MD PhD FRCPC


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Risky Behaviours Post Stroke

1 December 2021

Presenters: Michelle Allain, Bioethicist, Martina Nuttall, CNS & Christina Johnson, NP

Recording  Password to view recording:  Dec12021

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Advance Care Planning in Stroke

3 November 2021

Presenters:  Dr. Kelvin Ng, Gillian Maguire NP & Leigh Barr SLP

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Enhanced Community Stroke Discharge Destinations

6 October 2021

Presenters:  Margo Collver, Laura Veenstra and Jeannette Masse

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The Canadian TIA Score – How to Identify High and Low Risk Patients for Subsequent Early Stroke

2 June 2021

Presenter:  Dr. Jeffrey Perry

Stroke in Young Adults: Patient Reported Outcomes and Psychosocial Needs

5 May 2021

Presenter:  Dr. Pikula

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Evolution of diagnostic criteria for cerebral amyloid angiopathy

7 April 2021

Presenter: Dr. Ravinder Singh

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Advancing Stroke Prevention Care in Canada: Highlights from the 2021 CSBPR Update, 7th Edition

3 March 2021

Presenter: Patrice Lindsay, Dr. Alexandre Poppe & Dr. David Gladstone | Video will be posted once guidelines released


Health (In)Equity in Stroke Care

3 February 2021

Presenter: Dr. Atif Zafar, Medical Director, Stroke Program, St. Michael’s Hospital (Unity Health), Toronto

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Stroke in young adults: causes, consequences and long-term outcomes

2 December 2020

Presenter: Dr. Richard Swartz, Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Director of Stroke Research Unit at Sunnybrook

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Driving After Stroke: The Art, Science, Legal Implications and Headaches of Reporting our Patients

4 November 2020

Presenter: Dr. H Finestone, Physiatrist at Ottawa’s Elisabeth Bruyere Hospital, and Professor at University of Ottawa’s Department of Medicine

Building a Sustainable Integrated Stroke System of Care: A population-based approach to bundled care

7 October 2020

Presenters: Beth Linkewich, Regional Director, North & East GTA Stroke Network and Nicola Tahair, Regional Director, Toronto West Stroke Network

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Why 911? Optimizing Stroke Care in Northwestern Ontario

2 September 2020

Presenters: Dr Ayman Hassan, Keli Cristofaro and Kristina Visser

Stroke and COVID-19: What’s the latest and where can we find resources?

5 August 2020

Presenters: Dr. Luciana Catanese and Jean Morrow, RN

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Looking for local community resources? Please visit the links below for more information:

Central East Line
Central Health Line
NSM Health Line