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Online CME: 2021 Women’s Health Update, University of Ottawa

Posted Thursday, November 12, 2020

Provider 

University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, Office of Continuing Professional Development

Overview

This 1-day virtual conference focusing on women’s health is designed to provide family physicians and healthcare professionals with the most current and relevant information about approaches on health issues concerning both young and mature women. The day will consist of a series of online lectures and short snapper sessions.

Date / Time  

  • January...

Counselling Connect for Your Patients: Free Access to Virtual Crisis and Short-Term Counselling

Posted Thursday, November 12, 2020

With in-person counselling services suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions, there is a critical need for quick and easy access to virtual crisis and short-term counselling. Counselling Connect provides free access to a same-day or next-day phone or video counselling sessions using a digital platform to “house” multiple services and organizations.

Through a single user-friendly website, individuals can book a 45- to 90-minute counselling appointment with a mental health...

Physicians' Update LIVE! Nov. 12th Broadcast for Physicians and Nurse Practitioners?

Posted Thursday, November 12, 2020

While recently promising results have been publicized regarding an mRNA vaccine for COVID, the high number of active cases in the Ottawa area means that reinforcing public health advice remains the strongest course of action to contain the virus.

Join Associate Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Trevor Arnason, in Ottawa Public Health’s 5th LIVE! broadcast where he will share what you can do when your patients are diagnosed with COVID-19 symptoms and how to...

Requesting Physician & NP Participation in CIHR-funded Study: Strengthening providers’ capacity for COVID-19 care in African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) communities

Posted Wednesday, October 14, 2020

A CIHR-funded study, Advancing Healthcare for COVID-19 in Ontario: Strengthening providers’ capacity for best practices in African, Caribbean and Black community (ACB) service provision, is taking place in two sites in Ontario (Toronto and Ottawa). The main aim of this study is to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and related health consequences in the ACB communities.

The study is led by Professor Etowa from University of Ottawa and Dr. Nelson from St Michael's Hospital...

Physicians’ Update LIVE! Broadcast for Physicians and Nurse Practitioners

Posted Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Important updates regarding isolation duration and screening for COVID-19 symptoms in schools are covered in this 4th edition of Physicians’ Update LIVE!

Associate medical officer of health Dr. Trevor Arnason is back to bring you the revised guidance and to review up-to-date information from OPH’s improved COVID-19 dashboard.

And again, for your convenience, a breakdown of the video timing is included in the YouTube video description box so you can skip to hear...

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