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Build your concurrent care toolkit...Attend the OT Recovery Conference 2014!

The 2014 Occupational Therapy Recovery Conference will be held in October in Edmonton. The theme of this year's conference is "Enhancing Concurrent Care." On October 23, Niki Kiepek, PhD, MScOT, will deliver a full-day workshop focused on addressing substance abuse and issues. On October 24, there will be focused workshops on topics such as attachment theory, addictions treatment, adolescents, Aboriginal health and mental health. To register, please click HERE. Follow the latest conference developments on their Twitter feed by clicking HERE.

HQCA Releases New Reports

The Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) has released two new reports that offer recommendations to improve the quality of continuing care in Alberta.
The first report looks at the quality and patient safety implications of AHS' policy on continuing care wait lists. The second report examines the processes that support quality continuing care services in Alberta (i.e., home care, supportive living and long-term care).
To access these reports and learn more about HQCA, please click

Sign up for these Upcoming Workshops!

Mindfulness Meditation Workshop: In Clinical Practice and Personal Life
And you will be entered to win a deluxe gift package from Rocky Mountain Soap Company.
Date: September 27 and 28, 2014 | Location: Providence Renewal Centre, Edmonton, Alberta
Facilitator: Dr. Catherine Phillips, MD, FRCP(C), founder of the and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Alberta
To register, click HERE.

Second Motivational Interviewing Workshop Added!
Date: November 1-2, 2014 Location: Crestwood Hall, Edmonton, Alberta To register, click HERE.

Seminar: Protecting the Pelvic Floor and Pelvis during Pregnancy and Delivery
Date: November 15, 2014
Facilitator: Mary Wood, PT, Clinical Director of CURA Physical Therapies
Location: Grey Nuns Community Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta
This workshop is being organized by Theraskills Seminars. Space is limited! To register, click HERE.

Basic and Advanced Splinting Workshops with Wendy Tilley
Date: November 15 (Basic) and November 16 (Advanced), 2014 Location: Corbett Hall, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta To register, click HERE.

Alberta Releases Primary Care Strategy

The Government of Alberta has released its Primary Care Strategy. This strategy sets the vision for moving Alberta's primary health care system forward in a way that "supports Albertans to be as healthy as they can be." The document sets out three strategic directions: 1) Enhancing the delivery of care; 2) Bringing about cultural change within the system; and, 3) Establishing building blocks for change.
To read the Strategy, please click HERE..

Support this Edmonton OT!

SAOT Incoming President Shahenaz Rahemtulla and her family will climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa, this August.
In their efforts to prepare for the climb, the Rahemtulla family has decided to fundraise for their trip, and the money raised will support Aga Khan Foundation Canada's international development programs in Asia and Africa including the Joining Hands Initiative. This project strives to increase survival rates of children in Tanzania under the age of five by improving the health of the childbearing mothers.
To support their climb and this project, please visit the Rahemtulla's personal page on the World Partnership Walk website. Arthritis Care in the Digital Age - take part in a focus group on how physical activity trackers could enhance arthritis care