Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

CAOT Learning Services Workshops
Dementia: Its Challenges and Opportunities. Preparing Ourselves for the Future

Presented by Sylvia Davidson, O.T. Reg. (Ont.)

This two-day interactive workshop will provide occupational therapists and other health professionals working with older adults the opportunity to learn and to discuss topics relevant to dementia. Day 1 focusses on understanding the brain and the course of dementia, reviewing key assessment tools and providing a systematic approach to behaviours associated with dementia. Day 2 of this interactive workshop will allow participants to explore several “sensitive issues” that present unique ethical challenges, such as driving, intimacy and long-term care settings.

Toronto, Ontario

January 30 and 31, 2015

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

March 13 and 14, 2015

 Halifax, Nova Scotia

***Register by March 27, 2015***

 April 10 and 11, 2015


Late workshop registration opportunity (provided that space is still available) for an additional $50. Please contact education@caot.ca or 1-800-434-2268 ext. 231 if you wish to register for a workshop after the deadline.

 

Strategies for Success: Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP)

Presenters: Angie Mandich and Helene Polatajko 

This practical 2-day workshop is designed for therapists who wish to expand their knowledge of the CO-OP approach. Participants will have the opportunity to learn the rationale for using a cognitive approach with children and adults.  Participants will learn how to complete dynamic performance analysis. Participants will gain an understanding of the rationale for using the CO-OP approach and apply the framework to examples from clinical practice.

 

This Workshop has been postponed. 

Kingston, ON

 

British Columbia- Summer 2015 Dates TBC

Maritimes- Fall 2015 Dates TBC
 

Ergonomics for Occupational Therapists: Conducting Back Injury Interventions in the Workplace 

Presented by Judy Village, PhD

In this two-day interactive and hands-on workshop, participants will learn and apply up-to-date scientific evidence and ergonomic assessment techniques pertaining to the identification, assessment and intervention of back injuries in the workplace. Participants will practice the steps in conducting an ergonomic assessment in the workplace using a variety of validated tools with videotaped case studies. Participants will identify risk control solutions that focus on preventing further injury in the job, or facilitating return-to-work of an injured worker.

 

 Edmonton, Alberta

April 17 and 18, 2015

 
 

Ergonomics for Occupational Therapists: Conducting Upper Limb Musculoskeletal Disorder Interventions in the Workplace

Presented by Judy Village, PhD

In this two-day interactive and hands-on workshop, participants will learn and apply up-to-date scientific evidence and ergonomic assessment techniques pertaining to the identification, assessment and intervention of upper limb musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace. Participants will practice the steps in conducting an ergonomic assessment in the workplace using a variety of validated tools with videotaped case studies. Participants will identify risk control solutions that focus on preventing further injury in the job, or facilitating return-to-work of an injured worker. 

 

 Hamilton, Ontario

June 12 and 13, 2015

 

 

 

Charting New Grounds – Interprofessional Approaches to Dysphagia Management

The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT), Dietitians of  Canada (DC) and Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) are pleased to offer this interprofessional workshop intended for experienced clinicians seeking to advance their knowledge and skills in dysphagia assessment and management.

The workshop will delve into areas of practice that may take you out of your comfort zone, challenge your assumptions and help you realize the power and benefits of interprofessional practice. The workshop has been specifically designed to engage clinicians from different disciplines so that we may all learn more about the areas of expertise and skills our colleagues bring to the table when discussing challenging cases.

Program information and registration now open. You can join the Facebook event here.

 

Toronto, Ontario

October 4 to 6, 2015


Tell us how CAOT can continue to meet your educational needs by providing suggestions for future workshops and/or webinars. Contact education@caot.ca

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