Events & Training

Person-Centred Language Course

Available on demand
Available in English, disponsible en française aussi
The Behavioural Supports Ontario Provincial Coordinating Office, Ontario Centres for Learning Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care, McMaster University
The Behavioural Supports Ontario Provincial Coordinating Office and Ontario Centres for Learning Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care have collaborated with McMaster University/machealth/iGeriCare to develop a free and interactive 45 minute e-learning course to equip teams with practical knowledge of person-centred language. The course is available in two streams. One is designed for team members and the other for team leaders/managers. All courses are available in both English and French languages. The use of person-centred language in LTC homes can make all the difference in helping to reduce stigma and discrimination all the while delivering resident and family-centred care and nurturing an atmosphere of respect – register to take the free course online!

Communicating the results of a systematic review in simple statements

Wednesday 25 November 11:00-12:00 MT
Presenter: Nancy Santesso
Clear communication of systematic review findings helps readers and decision makers to use evidence. Unfortunately, authors use a variety of ways to convey their findings, which can often lead to confusion. We can find multiple phrases in systematic reviews, such as ‘limited evidence’, ‘insufficient evidence’, ‘no evidence to support’, or ‘the evidence shows, at best, a modest, non-statistically significant trend in favour of intervention A‘. In addition, the interpretation of P values to make conclusions also has pitfalls – often large P values are incorrectly interpreted to mean ‘no difference’ or ‘no effect’ and small P values to mean an ‘important effect‘. We will discuss and present an approach that improves the clarity of statements to convey findings and that draws on the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) system or any other system that uses levels of evidence. This approach was tested with producers and users of systematic reviews and is now part of guidance in the Cochrane Handbook and the GRADE Handbook.

The Science and Practice of Knowledge Exchange

Thursday 19 November 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM AST
Presenters: Christine Cassidy, Jo Parker, Erin Aubrey
The Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit (MSSU), is excited to share with you a new capacity development pilot series, Keeping up with Knowledge Translation. Each session will touch on both the practice and science of KT and will highlight researchers and organizations in the Maritimes.
The webinar series will be of interest to key stakeholders across the health care community including health care professionals, Patient Partners, trainees, policy-makers, and researchers.

Improving the Use of Scientific Evidence in Policy Formulation

Tuesday 17 November 11:00-12:30 MT
National Cancer Institute Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
This webinar is the second of a five-part series designed to explore Policy Implementation Science (Policy IS) and will highlight the importance of improving the use of scientific evidence in policy formulation. Speakers in this session will present perspectives from research and practice while considering both governmental and non-governmental policy as we continue to consider the role of implementation science across the policy life cycle.

Persons living with dementia who go missing: What do we know and how can we manage the risks?

Tuesday 17 November 10:00-11:00 MT
brainXchange
The prevalence of missing persons living with dementia continues to increase and the outcomes of missing incidents can be devastating. It is suggested that 60% of persons living with dementia go missing at least once during the course of their condition, and at least 5% get lost repeatedly. Older adults including persons living with dementia also account for a growing proportion of search and rescue cases. In this webinar, we will share findings of a Canadian mixed methods study that explored the prevalence and antecedents of missing occurrences involving persons living with dementia. We will then describe a program of research focused on managing the risks of going missing among persons living with dementia using a variety of low- and high-tech approaches.

Next Steps in COVID-19 Response in Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes: Pandemic Response and Surge Capacity

Monday 7 December 10:00–11:00 MT
CFHI/CPSI Webinar Series
This webinar series will focus on six key areas that have the potential to reduce the risk of future outbreaks or mitigate their effects: preparation; prevention; people in the workforce; pandemic response and surge capacity; planning for COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 care; and presence of family. This webinar series complements the LTC+ program but is open to anyone who would like to join.