March 30, 2020

Health charities are rallying to deliver online resources and tools for clinicians and people living with stroke and their families.

VISIT https://afterstroke.marchofdimes.ca/news-events/after-stroke-virtual-activities to learn about virtual meetings and activities. March of Dimes Canada's After Stroke program says more events will be added in the coming days. Learn how to connect and what is planned by visiting the website.

The Stroke Association of Australia is working to compile resources and tools to help clinicians deliver tele-rehabilitation. Content should be available later today. Keep an eye on https://informme.org.au/

Heart & Stroke is hosting free webinars for people living with stroke, families and clinicians. The first one is tomorrow (March 31, 2 to 3 pm EST) and will focus on "Support, self-management and self-care during COVID-19 for people with stroke, heart conditions and vascular cognitive impairment". 

Presenters 

Dr. Richard Swartz, MD PhD Neurologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, an associate professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, a clinician-scientist in the Hurvitz Brain Sciences Program of the Sunnybrook Research Institute and an adjunct scientist at the ICES.

Dr. Gurmeet Singh, MD, MSc Associate Clinical Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Cardiac Surgery at the University of Alberta, Medical Director of the Adult ECMO Program.

Dr. Dayna Lee-Baggley, PhD Clinical Psychologist with the Nova Scotia Health Authority specializing in behaviour change, chronic disease, obesity, acceptance and commitment therapy.

Moderators

Jennifer Michaud and Patrice Lindsay

Heart & Stroke staff members and people with lived experience 

Intended Audience 

This webinar is intended for people with lived experience with heart conditions, stroke and vascular cognitive impairment, including family and caregivers. Heart & Stroke staff, members of the public, health professionals and system leaders may also find this webinar informative and helpful. All are welcome to join.

Language 

This webinar is scheduled in English and will also be offered in French (date TBD). If you are interested in announcements regarding our French language webinars, please join the mailing list at the bottom of this webpage.

About this presentation 

Information on COVID-19 is emerging at a very rapid pace and it is generating many questions and concerns for people with heart conditions, stroke and vascular cognitive impairment. People with these conditions may be more vulnerable at this time both physically and in coping with social distancing and isolation. This webinar will offer timely practical guidance on evidence-based recommendations regarding COVID-19 and self-isolation.   

Learning Objectives 

  1. To discuss the implications of COVID-19 for individuals with lived experience with heart disease, stroke and vascular cognitive impairment, including caregivers and family members 
  2. To discuss mental health issues and identify key coping strategies for people with lived experience and caregivers at this time 
  3. To acquire practical self-management skills to practice during self-isolation. 

For any questions please e-mail  KTHP@heartandstroke.ca

The webinar will be archived and available for viewing on the CSBPR website .