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Friday, October 30
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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HeartWise Exercise: Cardio-Dance

Join us online for a cardio-dance exercise class with University of Ottawa Heart Institute physiotherapist, Marja-Leena Keast. The class will be 30-minutes long and will have options to modify for different intensity. There will be a live Q&A session during this webinar.

Presenters: 

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

Moderator: 

  • Jennifer Harris, Regional and Quality Manager, CVD Prevention and Rehabilitation Outreach, Division of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation

Healthcare Providers

 
Thursday, October 29
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Virtual Care: How to deliver remote smoking and vaping cessation treatment

This workshop will provide an overview of what providers should consider when delivering remote smoking cessation treatment to patients who smoke or vape. The workshop will review the latest evidence for the provision of smoking cessation treatment, including those who vape. Participants will also learn about technologies and modalities that can be used to deliver remote smoking cessation treatment safely and effectively, including behavioural and pharmacological treatments and follow-up care. After attending this workshop, participants will have the knowledge and skills to provide remote smoking cessation interventions to their patients.

Presenters: 

  • Sarah Mackler, Manager of Support, Development, and Knowledge Translation for the Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation
  • Kate Walker, Evaluation and Program Development Lead, Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation
  • Jo-Anne Gagnier, Clinical Manager, and Implementation Specialist, Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation

Moderator: 

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

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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. Recorded April 24, 2020. 

  • 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
 

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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. Recorded May 1, 2020. 

  • 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
 

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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. Recorded May 7, 2020. 

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

 

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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. Recorded May 8, 2020. 

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

 

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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. Recorded May 14, 2020. 

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

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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). Recorded May 15, 2020. 

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

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FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS: COVID-19 and the Cardiovascular System

In this Webinar, we will discuss the different cardiovascular manifestations of COVID-19. Recorded May 21, 2020. 

  • 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
 

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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. Recorded May 22, 2020. 

  • 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
 
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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. Recorded May 22, 2020. 

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

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FOR PATIENTS: 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. Recorded May 29, 2020. 

  • 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
 
 

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FOR PATIENTS & HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS: 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. Recorded June 4, 2020. 

  • 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
 
 

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FOR PATIENTS: 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. Recorded June 5, 2020. 

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

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FOR PATIENTS: Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) and the COVID-19 pandemic

To describe what is SCAD, and how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting patients with this condition. Recorded June 11, 2020. 

  • 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
  • Nadia Lappa, Woman@Heart peer leader, woman with lived experience
 

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FOR PATIENTS: Top 10 Tips to Staying Physically 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. Recorded June 12, 2020. 

  • Marja-Leena Keast, Physiotherapist, Division of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation
  • Romuald Mineyko, person with lived experience
 
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FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS: Heart Wise Exercise Renewal: Learn all about Heart Wise Exercise and review the principles of exercising with a cardiac participant

This Heart Wise Exercise (HWE) webinar will include the following sessions:

  • 12:00 - 12:50 pm: What is Heart Wise Exercise? 
  • 1:00 - 2:00 pm: Exercise and the Cardiac Participant

Find out more about Heart Wise Exercise Training. Recorded June 18, 2020. 

  • Jennifer Harris, Regional Manager, CVD Prevention and Rehabilitation Outreach, Heart Wise Exercise
  • Natasha Lelievre, Program Coordinator, Heart Wise Exercise
 

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FOR PATIENTS: Living with Heart Failure During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Highlighting the importance of monitoring your heart failure symptoms and seeking medical attention when required despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. There will be an overview of what heart failure is, and the medications frequently used. We will also discuss the importance of physical activity and maintaining a low to no salt diet and a fluid restriction. Recorded June 19, 2020. 

  • Lindsay MacArthur, Heart Failure Transitional Care Nurse, University of Ottawa Heart Institute
  • Anne-Marie Leuchs, Registered Dietitian, Division of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation
  • Regan Kiefer, Physiotherapist, Division of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation
  • Dr. Caroline McGuinty, MD, University of Ottawa Heart Institute
 

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FOR PATIENTS: Know Your Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease

Learn about your risk factors for heart disease, and programs offered at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute that can help. Recorded June 26, 2020

  • Natalie Martin, CardioPrevent Lead, Division of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation
 

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FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS: Rehab and Community Services in the Champlain Region during COVID-19

This webinar provides an overview of subacute services that exist in the Champlain region to support transitions in care and to provide information to regional stakeholders on modifications to service delivery models due to COVID-19 guidelines. Recorded July 9, 2020. 

Objectives:

  • To provide an overview of the current subacute programs and services available within the Champlain region.
  • To inform regional stakeholders on changes to programs and services due to the COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines.
  • To provide awareness on how to access subacute programs and services to support transitions in care.
  • Jaime Constable, Champlain Community Support Network (CCSN)
  • Beth Donnelly, Champlain Regional Stroke Network (CRSN)
  • Jeanne Bonnell, Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)
  • Theresa Grant, Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)
  • Jennifer Harris, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation
  • Lisa McDonnell, Director, Champlain Regional Stroke Network
 
 

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FOR PATIENTS: Parenting in the Time of COVID-19

Parenting during times of change can be difficult. This webinar is designed to review tips and resources to manage children's current emotional needs. Recorded July 10, 2020. 

  • Dr. Rozen M. Alex, Psychologist, Division of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation, University of Ottawa Heart Institute
 

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FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS: Navigating Patient Care During Uncertainty

Transitioning to virtual care has created unique issues for both patients and professionals. We will explore psychological factors and opportunities to consider when creating an effective e-management plan. Finally, we will review the current resources available to patients for stress/emotional management concerns. Recorded July 16, 2020. 

  • Dr. Rozen M. Alex, Psychologist, Division of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation, University of Ottawa Heart Institute
 
 

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FOR PATIENTS: Introducing the HeartWise Exercise App

Learn about the new HeartWise Exercise App; Why it was developed, who should be using it, and what it has to offer. You'll also be guided through a step by step tutorial about how to use it. Recorded July 24, 2020. 

  • Jennifer Harris, Regional and Quality Manager, CVD Prevention and Rehabilitation Outreach, Division of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation
  • Regan Kiefer, Senior Physiotherapist, Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation
  • Aaron Brautigam, Clinical Research Coordinator, Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation
  • Melissa Coré-Gunn, Program Officer, Canadian Women's Heart Health Centre, Division of Cardiac Prevention and Wellness
 

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FOR PATIENTS: Stay Physically Active in September: Take the Jump In Challenge! 

Learn about the benefits of physical activity for mental and physical health and how to get started. Need help staying motivated? Join the JUMP IN 30-day challenge for the month of September!

  • Sol Vidal Almela, Clinical Researcher, Exercise Physiology and Cardiovascular Health, Univerisity of Ottawa Heart Institute
  • Jennifer Harris, Regional and Quality Manager, CVD Prevention and Rehabilitation Outreach, Division of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation
  • Katya Valiquette, University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation
  • Melissa Coré-Gunn, Program Officer, Canadian Women's Heart Health Centre, Division of Cardiac Prevention and Wellness
 

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FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS: "Bridging the Gap" Virtual Exercise Classes for your Stroke Patients

The Champlain Regional Stroke Network, Family Physio, and Heart Wise Exercise have teamed up with funding from the Seniors fitness exercise program (LHIN and Community Care) to provide a virtual exercise class to assist stroke survivors transitioning to the community from acute care and rehabilitation. Join us to find out more about this program and how it meets the needs of our regional stroke survivors. Be part of the vision of community exercise and engagement for all stroke survivors!

  • Jeanne Bonnell, Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)
  • Grace Kowalczyk, Physiotherapy Assistant Manager, Family Physiotherapy Centres
  • Jennifer Harris, Regional and Quality Manager, CVD Prevention and Rehabilitation Outreach, Division of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation
  • Dana Guest, PT, BSc PT, Physiotherapist, Best Practice Team, Champlain Regional Stroke Network  

 

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FOR PATIENTS: Women@Heart: Peer support program led by women with heart disease, for women with heart disease

Are you women who suffered a heart event and need more support in this time of isolation and uncertainty? Join us to learn more about how peer-led support groups can help you by providing emotional support, educational support, and a caring environment for a better recovery after a cardiac event.

  • 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
 

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FOR PATIENTS: Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD): The role of rehabilitation in helping patients walk longer, get healthier and improve quality of life

In this session, we will explain what is peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and the importance of rehabilitation on walking, risk factor control and quality of life for patients with this condition. We will also share our experience with Canada's first dedicated PAD rehabilitation program at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

  • 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
  • Sandra Black, Physiotherapist, Division of Cardiac Prevention & Rehabilitation
  • Irene Toonders, Registered Nurse, Division of Cardiac Prevention & Rehabilitation
 

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FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS: The Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation- Adopting Smoking Cessation into your clinical practices

This session will provide an overview of the Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation and explore the importance of incorporating smoking cessation treatment into your every day clinical practices.

  • Sarah Mackler, Manager of Support, Development, and Knowledge Translation for the Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation
 

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FOR PATIENTS: Stress and the Heart

An exploration of how stress impacts our well-being and different ways of coping. Recorded September 2020. 

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

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FOR PATIENTS: Top 10 Tips to Staying Physically Active During COVID-19 Pandemic (in French)

Hear from a University of Ottawa Heart Institute expert on useful tips for staying active while practicing physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded September 2020. 

  • Guy-Anne Proulx, physiotherapist, Division of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation, University of Ottawa Heart Institute
 

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FOR PATIENTS: Heart and Soul Yoga 

A gentle 40-minute yoga practice to nurture the body and settle the mind. You do not need to have any previous yoga experience to take part. We will demonstrate how to do the practice using a chair or on a mat. Recorded September 2020. 

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

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FOR PATIENTS: Eating Under Stress

The talk will focus on the psychological and nutritional challenges of (and recommendations to cope with) eating during times of stress and routine changes. Recorded October 2020. 

  • Kathleen Turner, Registered Dietician, Division of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation
  • Dr. Rozen M. Alex, Psychologist, Division of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation, University of Ottawa Heart Institute
 

Nutrition 101

University of Ottawa Heart Institute Registered Dietitian Kathleen Turner presents an introduction to nutrition for patients living with heart disease. Learn more about how to eat to keep your heart healthy. Recorded October 2020. 

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