Friday, 19 January 2018

Talk to an OT: Volunteers Needed

Talk to an OT is coming to Mission and we're looking for two volunteers! 


This is an opportunity to raise awareness about occupational therapy with the public and Pharmasave staff, as well as engage with store customers to answer questions related to staying safe and independent at home.


Volunteers will receive a certificate of participation and a $25.00 gift certificate for CAOT products and services!

When: February 26, 2018: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Where: Pharmasave | 110 - 7343 Hurd St. Mission, BC

Interested? Send an email to scharles@caot.ca by February 5, 2018

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Thursday, 18 January 2018

CAOT-BC Pediatric Practice Network Meeting: January 30, 2018


Topic: Trauma Informed Practice

Presenter: Kim Barthel is a world-renowned teacher and occupational therapist, actively supporting multi-disciplinary function and healing in many cultures internationally. Kim’s specialties include Attachment, Sensory Processing Intervention, Mental Health and Neuroscience. www.kimbarthel.ca

Description: This presentation will provide practitioners with the connection and neurological interplay between attachment, developmental trauma and sensory processing issues. Participants will develop an elementary understanding of the use of relational attunement as a regulatory influence that supports and stabilizes the arousal and sensory processing systems as treatment for trauma. 

Please note that during this meeting Kim Barthel will also be selling her book “Conversations with a Rattlesnake”. Please bring cash with you if you are interested in purchasing a copy. 

This meeting will take place by teleconference and in person. Registration is required to participate.

Date: January 30, 2018
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm Pacific Time
Location: Teleconference & in person
Registration: https://www.caot.ca/viewEvent.html?productId=9868
Cost:
Free for CAOT-BC members
$20 for non-members
If you have any questions about registration please contact CAOT-BC.

If you have questions about the Pediatric 

Practice Network and upcoming meeting, please contact Hina Mahmood.

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Interested in learning more about a new DCD Advocacy Toolkit?

Are you interested in attending an interactive educational webinar in the spring of 2018 to learn more about a new DCD Advocacy Toolkit?

This toolkit has been developed for Occupational therapists (OTs), as we play a key role in DCD assessment and treatment. Recent research has shown that OTs in BC report a lack of knowledge about best practices in DCD assessment and treatment, and an interest in developing advocacy skills to support children and families. The DCD Advocacy Toolkit was developed to target these gaps.

The DCD Advocacy Toolkit webinar will include:

  • A review of DCD and its implications
  • A thorough overview of the Toolkit, including resources and best practice guidelines.
The webinar will increase participants' understanding and knowledge both of current evidence-based guidelines for DCD diagnosis and intervention. OTs will learn how to apply this evidence in the assessment and treatment of clients with suspected DCD, and to more effectively advocate for diagnoses when appropriate. After attending this webinar, OTs will have new awareness of tools and resources to support best practice and enhanced knowledge of advocacy opportunities in BC.

Send an email to imontgomery@cw.bc.ca by Jan 22nd, 2018 to let us know if you and/or your colleagues are interested in attending a webinar.

We thank you in advance for your time and interest on behalf of the DCD Advocacy Toolkit Team:

Dr. Jill Zwicker
Stephanie Glegg
Giovanna Boniface
Ivonne Montgomery

This research is funded by the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

CAOT-BC Regional Forums Coming to You

Join CAOT-BC Managing Director Giovanna Boniface and Service Coordinator Sarah Charles for association updates and activities, including advocacy initiatives, promotion and representation events, and information on member benefits. There will also be an opportunity for questions and feedback.


Free for any occupational therapist to attend (public or private sector, member or
non-member), however registration is required.


Surrey Memorial Hospital, Surrey
February 6, 2018 | 12:00-1:00pm

Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria
OR by video conference at: Aberdeen Hospital, Victoria General Hospital,

Saanich Peninsula Hospital, Queen Alexandra Centre, Gorge Road Hospital
February 7, 2018 | 12:00-1:00pm


Kamloops Home and Community Care, Kamloops
February 15, 2018 | 12:00-1:00pm


Vancouver General Hospital
March 8, 2018 | 12:00-1:00pm
Register here

Stay tuned for more dates and locations!

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Monday, 15 January 2018

CAOT-BC Ergonomics Practice Network Meeting: January 25, 2018


This meeting will take place by webinar. Registration is required to participate.

Date: January 25, 2018
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm Pacific Time
Location: Webinar
Registration: https://www.caot.ca/viewEvent.html?productId=9823
Cost:
Free for CAOT-BC members
$20 for non-members

If you have any questions about registration please contact CAOT-BC.

If you have questions about the Ergonomics 
Practice Network and upcoming meeting, please contact Amy Danko.

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Friday, 12 January 2018

CAOT-BC Chronic Pain & OT Practice Network Meeting: January 24, 2018


This meeting will take place by webinar. Registration is required to participate.

Topic: Arthritis and Community Resources


Presenter: The Arthritis Society   

Description: The session will discuss the general physiology of arthritis, lifestyle behaviours to promote overall well-being of people living with arthritis, useful tools for arthritic patients to reduce progression of arthritis, and community resources for arthritis patients to improve health outcomes. Arthritis pain and the management of chronic pain will also be discussed throughout the presentation, especially the role of occupational therapists in managing chronic arthritis pain.

Date: January 24, 2018
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm Pacific Time
Location: Webinar
Registration: https://www.caot.ca/viewEvent.html?productId=9855
Cost:
Free for CAOT-BC members
$20 for non-members

If you have any questions about registration please contact CAOT-BC.

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Thursday, 11 January 2018

OT in the News: Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports

Photo Credit: North Shore News
Occupational therapist and Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports president Anne Buthane talks about running the skiing and snowboarding programs for persons with a disability.

Read the full article in the North Shore News

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

CAOT-BC Leadership Practice Network Meeting: January 24, 2018


This meeting will take place by webinar. Registration is required to participate.


Topic: Occupational Therapy Leaders at Work: Occupational Therapy Enhanced Surface Program


Description: This presentation will highlight the OT Enhanced Surface Program, a pilot project developed with the objectives of optimizing the use of specialty surfaces, reducing costs in an acute care setting, and improving patient care outcomes. OT Professional Practice Leader Sharon Campbell will describe the development of the program, as well as the resulting cost savings and benefits of implementation within Interior Health.

Date: January 24, 2018
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm Pacific Time
Location: Webinar
Registration: https://www.caot.ca/viewEvent.html?productId=9870
Cost:
Free for CAOT-BC members
$20 for non-members

If you have any questions about registration please contact CAOT-BC.

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Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Wellness Show 2018: One more volunteer needed!

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Can you help? We need one more volunteer to assist with our exhibit table at the Wellness Show 2018. Each year CAOT-BC hosts an exhibit at this event and with over 20,000 visitors attending the 2-day event, this is an excellent opportunity to continue our public awareness campaign to promote occupational therapy.
On the day of the shift, volunteers will also have the opportunity to explore the trade show, without the cost of admission.
WHEN:   February 17-18, 2018
WHERE:  Under the Sails, East Building (Hall B & C) | Vancouver Convention Centre

Available volunteer shift:
Feb 18, 2018: 2:30pm-6pm
Email scharles@caot.ca to sign up

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Monday, 8 January 2018

Pain BC: Best Practice Pain Management for Occupational Therapists

When: February 23-24, 2018
Where: St. Paul’s Hospital, 1081 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC


For occupational therapists interested in developing or enhancing sound clinical skills in the assessment and treatment of clients living with complex and chronic pain.

Early-bird CAOT-BC members rates before January 31, 2018
CAOT-BC member rates after this date

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