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First Words Preschool Speech Language Program: New Resources to Connect Families During COVID-19

Posted Thursday, April 29, 2021

Families with children have had to adapt and use technology, screens, and electronic devices to get through the pandemic. Children are spending more time than ever on screens. We know that young children learn best from the back-and-forth conversations with parents, caregivers, friends, and family. To help get the message out, First Words has launched its newest resources and services, including messages and materials on how to  Unplug to Talk and Read.

Research initiatives...

Information on Covaxon Training For Primary Care Practices and Local Vaccination Efforts

Posted Thursday, April 29, 2021

The provincial requirements for COVID-19 immunization in primary care clinics are more complex than influenza vaccine requirements, and include mandatory use of the provincial COVaxon vaccine management system.

OntarioMD is offering training for primary care practices that have been identified by their local public health unit to administer COVID19 vaccinations. If you would like to consider administering AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in your clinic, please email covidvaccinepartners@ottawa.ca...

Ottawa Hospital's Bi-Annual HIV Refresher: Free Webinar

Posted Thursday, April 29, 2021

Provider 

The Ottawa Hospital’s Research Institute.

Overview 

This course is intended to provide family physicians and other health-care providers with relevant and recent information about approaches to the management of patients who are living with HIV. The presenters are experienced HIV Specialists who currently work in The Division of Infectious Diseases at The Ottawa Hospital.

Date / Time / Location or online 

May 10th, 2021, 17:00-20:00?

Education Credits

2021 Update in Geriatrics for Primary Care: University of Ottawa CPD

Posted Thursday, April 29, 2021

Provider 

University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development.

Overview 

One-day course on the practical clinical management of geriatric patients, designed to highlight strategies that primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and primary care allied health team members can utilize to improve the quality of life of their patients.

Date / Time / Location

Friday May 7th, 2021 Full day virtual conference.

Education Credits

5.75 Mainpro+ credits...

Public Health Ontario’s COVID-19 Vaccine Page: Featuring Up-To-Date Resources, Expertise and Data

Posted Thursday, April 29, 2021

The April issue of PHO Connections highlights a variety of COVID-19 resources that are available on their website. Public Health Ontario (PHO) is working very closely with the Ministry of Health, local public health units and other health system partners to provide scientific expertise, data and resources for the successful implementation of COVID-19 vaccine programs. Find information:

  • About COVID-19 Vaccines
  • Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness
  • Data and Surveillance
  • Training webinars

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