HeartWise Webinars

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Friday, January 27, 2023
1:00 - 2:00 pm (EST)

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Heart Wise Exercise: Gentle Chair Yoga for Strength and Balance

This webinar will include a 45-minute yoga class. No experience is needed, all you need to participate is a sturdy chair and the class is suitable for people of all ages, mobility, and fitness levels. The class can be done entirely seated (with standing options) and includes breath work, gentle stretching, strength and balance practices, and relaxation. 


  • Kim Hannah, Certified Yoga and Fitness Instructor  
Thursday, February 9, 2023
12:00 - 1:00 pm (EST)

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Communicating with your health care team: How good communication can lead to positive health care experiences and outcomes

As you navigate your heart health journey, creating and maintaining an open, trusting relationship with your health care providers can set a solid foundation for joint decision making regarding your health care options.  Join us for this webinar to explore what we know about the health outcomes of patients who have good communication with their health care team, and some strategies you can use to strengthen yours. 

Laura Avelar, a patient with lived experience, will share her insight and Dr. Krystina Lewis will provide us with an overview of what we are learning regarding the link between good communication and outcomes.  Both will speak to strategies that you can use to improve or strengthen your communication with health care providers.  Their presentations will be followed by a question-and-answer period.


  • Laura Avelar, RN, Patient with Lived Experience, NICU Nurse, The Ottawa Hospital
  • Dr. Krystina Lewis, RN, MN, PhD, CCN(C), Registered Nurse, Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa

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Past Webinars


Heart Wise Exercise
Help During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Understanding Heart Disease
Living with a Heart Condition


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Heart Wise Exercise
  • Heart Wise Exercise Renewal: Learn all about Heart Wise Exercise and review the principles of exercising with a cardiac participant - Watch Now >> [Password: Heartwise1] | Presentation (1) (2)
  • Heart Wise Exercise: Training 2021 - Watch Now >> 
  • Heart Wise Exercise: Training 2022 - Watch Now >>
  • Heart Wise Exercise: Training 2023 - Watch Now >>
Smoking Cessation
  • The Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation- Adopting Smoking Cessation into your clinical practices - Watch Now >> | Presentation (PDF) 
  • Virtual Care: How to deliver remote smoking and vaping cessation treatment - Watch Now >> 
Heart Disease