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January 2019

Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton 11th Annual Autism Conference

January 24 - January 25
Edmonton Marriot River Cree, 300 East Lapotac Blvd
Enoch (Edmonton area), T7X 3Y3
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Join Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton for their 11th Annual Autism Conference – A new way of looking at autism. The event will be held on January 24th and 25th at the River Cree Resort. This conference attracts the latest in autism research and science to Edmonton and has become the largest of its kind in Western Canada. The event will feature many experts including New York Times best-selling author Steve Silberman, Dr. Pamela Wolfberg, Kerry Magro, Ken Robertson, Lonnie…

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February 2019

SAOT Annual General Meeting

February 5 @ 6:50 pm - 8:00 pm
Alberta College of Occupational Therapists, 312, 8925 - 51 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 5J3 Canada
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Free 41 tickets left

In Person: Alberta College of Occupational Therapists 312, 8925 - 51 Avenue Edmonton, AB Via Teleconference/Videoconference Dialing instructions provided upon registration. AGENDA 6:50 p.m. Registration - AGM 7:00 p.m. Annual General Meeting Refreshments will be served. CALL FOR NOMINATION! There are two (2) director positions open for election! Nomination Process: Please complete the Nomination Form. Submit your completed Nomination Form by email at by the nomination deadline of January 30, 2019. Please note: Nominations are not accepted from the…

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Seating & Mobility – Adult and Geriatric Populations

February 23 @ 8:30 am - February 24 @ 4:30 pm
Maple Leaf Room Lister Conference Centre University of Alberta Edmonton, AB, 87 Avenue and 116 Street
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
$105 – $465 60 tickets left

Register for one or both days! Therapy Assistants can attend for 50% off the registration fee when attending with their OT! Day 1 – February 23, 2019 It IS More Than 4 Wheels!: How The Mat Assessment Influences the Prescription of Seating and Mobility Devices in the Adult Population Session Level: Beginner – Intermediate Learning objectives: • Describe surfaces on which to complete a hands on Mat Assessment • List three components of three-point positioning • List three components of…

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March 2019

Best Practices in Concussion Management

March 15 - March 17
Radisson Hotel and Convention Center, 4520 76 Ave
Edmonton, Alberta T6B 0A5 Canada
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Shift Concussion Management is a widely recognized education platform dedicated to raising the standard of care for concussion rehabilitation. Shift offers in-person and interactive training to Health Care Providers on assessment and management strategies, based on the most current and evidence based literature and clinical expertise. The structure of our program is based around a multi-faceted approach, with several important pills for the complete management of concussion: education, interdisciplinary collaboration, objective assessment markers and individualized rehabilitation strategies. Our Level 1…

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Private Practice Bootcamp

March 30 @ 8:30 am - March 31 @ 12:00 pm
Room 436, Orange Hub (formerly MacEwan West Campus), 10045-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
$325 – $365 34 tickets left

March 30, 2019 - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 31, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. to Noon (Due to low registrations, the dates of the Private Practice Bootcamp have changed to March 30 and 31, 2019.) Are you thinking about starting a private practice? Are you already in private practice but need some new information? This workshop brings together a host of presenters to address many of the questions and considerations for those looking at beginning or expanding a private…

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April 2019

Responding Appropriately to Grief and Loss as an Occupational Therapist

April 26 @ 8:30 am - April 27 @ 4:30 pm
Health Care Solutions, 2nd Floor, 5920 Gateway Blvd NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2H6 Canada
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$245 – $425 158 tickets left

Every Occupational Therapist (OT), either in their personal or professional life, will inevitably be faced with a situation of significant loss and resultant grief. OTs are uniquely trained to be able to offer holistic, compassionate care that is supportive across all domains of loss and grief. Unfortunately, North America is a largely death phobic and grief illiterate culture, making it challenging to know the best way to help. This two-day workshop will focus on dispelling popular misconceptions of grief, re-framing…

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May 2019

Chronic Pain Management

May 3 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Aurora Room Lister Centre Conference Centre, 11613 - 87 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H6 Canada
$150 – $265 48 tickets left

This is a dynamic, interactive workshop with an emphasis on making a complex, biopsychosocial experience and its treatment easier to explain to your colleagues and clients. It includes group learning and small group discussion and problem solving. Stories and metaphors will be used to illustrate concepts. You will apply the information provided in the workshop to case examples. Discussion of the participants’ various practice environments will add further opportunity to apply this learning to real world clients and settings. Learning…

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