HeartWise Webinars

Heartwise Webinars: The COVID-19 Series


Patients

 
Friday, May 29, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

 

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Things to Consider While Awaiting Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery & What to Expect After Your Surgery

Hear from experts on preparing for your upcoming cardiac surgery, treatment options, general recovery information, and the importance of diabetes before and after cardiac surgery.

Presenters: 

  • Amy Charlebois, RN, B.Sc.N, M.Sc.N, Advanced Practice Nurse for Cardiac Surgery at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute
  • Kim Twyman, RN, BScN, CDE, Diabetes Nurse Specialist, University of Ottawa Heart Institute
  • Dr. Marc Ruel, MPH, FRCSC, FCCS, FAHA, Head, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Moderator:

  • Pascale Leclair-Roberts, Knowledge Translation Officer, Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation
 
Friday, June 5, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 

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An Exploration of Financial Resources Available to Canadians During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We will be providing information on financial programs available through our provincial and federal governments.

Presenter: 

  • Esther Doucette, Social Worker, Division of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation

Moderator:

  • Pascale Leclair-Roberts, Knowledge Translation Officer, Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation
 
Friday, June 12, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 

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Top 10 Tips to Staying Physical Active During COVID-19 Pandemic

Hear from our very own University of Ottawa Heart Institute experts on useful tips for staying active healthy living while practicing physical distancing.

Presenter: 

  • Marja-Leena Keast, Physiotherapist, Division of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation

Moderator:

  • Pascale Leclair-Roberts, Knowledge Translation Officer, Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation

Healthcare Providers

 
Thursday, June 4, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

 

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Women@Heart: How peer support can help women with coronary artery disease during COVID-19

Hear from experts about how peer-led support groups can help your female cardiac patients in this time of isolation and uncertainty. They will discuss the peer support programs offered at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and how they've helped patients through their journey.

Presenters: 

  • Nadine Elias, Program Lead, Women@Heart, Prevention and Wellness Centre, Division of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation
  • Marion Martell, Canadian Women's Heart Health Centre Ambassador and Women@Heart Peer Leader

Moderator: 

  • Pascale Leclair-Roberts, Knowledge Translation Officer, Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation

Past Webinars

 
Friday, April 24, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

 

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FOR PATIENTS: Heart & Stroke Presents

Practical virtual rehabilitation and self-management techniques during COVID-19 for people living with heart conditions to continue the recovery journey.

Presenters:

  • Dr. Paul Oh, Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation Program, senior Scientist at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre University Health Network
  • Gordon Fogg, Cardiac Rehab Program Specialist at the Reh-Fit Centre in Winnipeg, MB
  • Jennifer Harris, Regional Manager, CVD Prevention and Rehabilitation Outreach, Heart Wise Exercise

Moderators:

  • Pam Fonseca, Manager, Health Promotion, Nova Scotia – Heart & Stroke
  • Dr. Cindy Yip, Director, Data, Knowledge Management & Heart Program – Heart & Stroke
 
Friday, May 1, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

 

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FOR PATIENTS: Top 10 Tips for Staying Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Hear from our very own University of Ottawa Heart Institute experts on useful tips for a heart-healthy living while practicing physical distancing. 

Presenters:

  • Esther Doucette, Social Worker, Division of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation
  • Kathleen Turner, Registered Dietician, Division of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation
  • Jennifer Harris, Regional Manager, CVD Prevention and Rehabilitation Outreach, Heart Wise Exercise

Moderator: 

  • Pascale Leclair-Roberts, Knowledge Translation Officer, Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation
 
Thursday, May 7, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

 

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FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS: Helping Patients Quit Smoking during the COVID-19 Pandemic

This webinar will provide an overview of the current literature on the relationship between COVID-19 and tobacco smoking. Dr. Andrew Pipe will highlight the importance of smoking cessation at this time and will provide guidance on how to best support patients wanting to quit smoking during the pandemic.

Presenter:

  • Dr. Andrew Pipe, Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation, University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Moderator:

  • Pascale Leclair-Roberts, Knowledge Translation Officer, Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation

 
Friday, May 8, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

 

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FOR PATIENTS: Top 10 Tips for Eating Healthy During COVID-19 Pandemic

It is important to understand that we cannot prevent catching COVID-19 by eating specific foods, taking supplements or other natural health products. However, some of the foods we eat can help support our overall health. This webinar will provide you with helpful tips and tricks to plan, shop and cook your meals at home during the COVID 19 pandemic.

Presenter: 

  • Kathleen Turner, Registered Dietician, Division of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation

Moderator:

  • Pascale Leclair-Roberts, Knowledge Translation Officer, Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation

 
Thursday, May 14, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

 

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FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS: Best Practices on How to Provide Virtual Cardiac Rehabilitation to Your Patients During COVID-19 Pandemic

Hear from the experts on best practices and tools to successfully offer existing cardiac rehabilitation programs to your patients using virtual technology during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Presenters:

  • Karine Savard, Virtual Care Program Lead, Prevention and Wellness Centre 
  • Helena Van Ryn, Physiotherapist, Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation

Moderator:

  • Pascale Leclair-Roberts, Knowledge Translation Officer, Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation

 
Friday, May 15, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

 

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FOR PATIENTS: Coronary Artery Disease and Recovery After Heart Attack: Life-Long Management

Hear from experts describe the effects of glucose on heart disease and the importance of good control, medications, and insulin. They will explain the long term outcomes, Dual Anti Platelet Therapy, medications and side effects, STENTS, and what's involved after treatment. Lastly, explore the differences between angina and myocardial infarction (MI), ejection fraction (EF), what does recovery look like, and the use of nitroglycerin spray (CAD Stoplight Tool).

Presenters: 

  • Bonnie Quinlan, MScN, Advanced Practice Nurse in Cardiology, University of Ottawa Heart Institute
  • Kim Tyman, RN, BScN, CDE, Diabetes Nurse Specialist, University of Ottawa Heart Institute
  • Dr. Christopher Glover, FRCPC, Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Moderator:

  • Pascale Leclair-Roberts, Knowledge Translation Officer, Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation

 
Thursday, May 21, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

 

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Acute MI & COVID-19

STEMI Care during COVID-19

Antiplatelet Therapy & COVID-19

FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS: COVID-19 and the Cardiovascular System

In this Webinar, we will discuss the different cardiovascular manifestations of COVID-19. 

Presenter: 

  • Dr. Thais Coutinho, Chief, Division of Cardiac Prevention & Rehabilitation, Chair, Canadian Women's Heart Health Centre, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Ottawa

Moderator:

  • Pascale Leclair-Roberts, Knowledge Translation Officer, Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation
 
Friday, May 22, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

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FOR PATIENTS: Top 10 Tips for Staying Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic (In French)

Hear from our very own University of Ottawa Heart Institute experts on useful tips for a heart-healthy living while practicing physical distancing. 

Presenters:

  • Nadine Elias, Facilitator, Prevention and Wellness Centre, Division of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation
  • Anne-Marie Leuchs, Registered Dietitian, Division of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation
  • Guy-Anne Proulx, Physiotherapist, Division of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation

Moderator: 

  • Pascale Leclair-Roberts, Knowledge Translation Officer, Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation

 

Friday, May 22, 2020 
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

 

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FOR PATIENTS: Managing Our Emotions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

It is entirely normal to feel a mix of emotions throughout this pandemic in particular with the limits imposed on us all. This webinar will explore some tips for managing stress during the pandemic.

Presenter: 

  • Esther Doucette, Social Worker, Division of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation

Moderator:

  • Pascale Leclair-Roberts, Knowledge Translation Officer, Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation