Partner Webinars

Upcoming Webinars – January/February, 2019


Living Well With MS: Health Awareness and Promotion – MS Society
Date: Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
Time: 8:00pm to 9:15pm ET
Presenters: Meghan Beier, PhD - Lynsey Lakin, MSN, NP-C, MSCS
Happy New Year! The first month of the year means it’s time for setting New Year’s Resolutions. This webinar will help you identify wellness goals tailored to your needs and interests. This webinar will also address how to get motivated, as well as how to maintain motivation over time.
Living well with MS means addressing all of your needs. Therefore, we will focus on the physical, cognitive, spiritual, emotional, and psychological aspects of wellness. Join MS Specialist Lynsey Lakin, FNP-C and Psychologist Meghan Beier, PhD for an interactive, goal-directed discussion to begin 2019 living your best possible life with MS.

Psychosocial interventions for people with dementia: past, present and future – Alzheimer Society Canada
Date: Monday, January 14, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 4:30 ET
Presenter: Professor Henry Brodaty
Professor Henry Brodaty is a researcher, clinician, policy advisor and strong advocate for people with dementia and their careers. At the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, he is Scientia Professor of Ageing and Mental Health, Montefiore Chair of Health Brain Ageing, Co-Director of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, and Director, Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration. As well as being a prolific researcher with over 500 publications in refereed journals, he is a senior psychogeriatrician and Head of the Memory Clinic at Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney. Professor Brodaty was previously President of the International Psychogeriatric Association, Chairman of Alzheimer’s Disease International, and President of Alzheimer’s Australia NSW and Alzheimer’s Australia. In 2000 he became an officer of the Order of Australia and in June 2016 received the Ryman Prize for the world’s best development, advance or achievement that enhances quality of life for older people

This presentation will broadly cover the spectrum of psychosocial research in dementia - past, present and future. Dr. Brodaty will summarise the evidence and provide examples of success as well discuss therapies aimed at the person with dementia, the effects of dementia on and interventions for family carers as well as interventions for behaviours and psychological symptoms associated with dementia. Overall this webinar aims to demonstrate that psychosocial research in dementia has increased in breadth, innovation, quantity, quality and rigour.

Newly Diagnosed: Understanding the Basics of IBD – Crohn’s & Colitis Canada
Date: January, 2019
Time: TBA

January 2019 - Details coming soon! Learn more from a nurse and expert in the field about the basics of living with Crohn's and colitis, diet and nutrition, medication and treatment options, and what to expect going forward. Get your questions answered in this interactive live webinar! This event is free and suitable for newly diagnosed individuals, their caregivers, or those who wish to gain additional information.

Details coming soon!

Bowel & Bladder – MS Society
Tuesday, February 8th, 2019
Time: TBA

Accessibility & Neurological Conditions – Parkinson Canada
Date: Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 ET
Presenters: Neli Gontier, Joyce Gordon, CEO of Parkinson Canada, talks with Lianne Castelino of YouareUNLTD about the importance of novel research into the causes of Parkinson’s disease in Canada, and the impact of the outcomes, globally.

Improving comfort for people with invisible disabilities while in the workplace and on route. This webinar will offer tools, tips and resources for employers and transit authorities to comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and better serve Ontarians living with neurological diseases.

Registration TBA