Professional development opportunites for healthcare providers in Saskatchewan

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The Alzheimer Society and our partners offer learning and professional development opportunities for healthcare professionals in a variety of formats throughout the year.

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Learn more by visiting U-First.ca

For Healthcare Professionals

We offer professional development opportunities online, via Telehealth or in person, including webinars, Geriatric Grand Rounds, lectures, workshops and presentations.

We also offer U-First Training

Professional Development Opportunities

Open Geriatric Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds configuration options

Geriatric Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds

  • Geriatric Grand Rounds occur every 2nd Thursday morning from 8:00-9:00 a.m. at the Saskatoon City Hospital, Rependa Center (Main level) and broadcast via Telehealth.
  • It is open to any medical discipline, and any member of the public with an interest in Care of the Elderly.
  • The presentations are on all aspects of Geriatric Care including presentations from social work, nursing, occupational therapists, medical doctors, community services, speech therapists, physiotherapists, pharmacists, etc.

Call your local telehealth coordinator to register.

Brain Xchange Webinars

In partnership with the Alzheimer Society, Brain Xchange offers free webinars on a variety of dementia-related topics.

Visit the Brain Xchange website to register for upcoming webinars.

Brain Xchange Webinar Recordings

Access recordings of past Brain Xchange webinars such as Communication, Grief, Living with Dementia, person-centred Care, etc.

Alzheimer's Knowledge Exchange Resource Center (AKE)

The Alzheimer Knowledge Exchange (AKE) is a network of people dedicated to improving the quality of life for persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia.

The AKE promotes and supports a knowledge exchange interface amongst researchers, educators, care providers (paid and non-paid), policymakers and stakeholder organizations working in dementia-related research, policy or care. By leveraging the knowledge and expertise of the network, we will:

  • Support the learning needs of people seeking practice change for continuous quality improvement.
  • Stimulate, support, and share innovations in dementia care.
  • Build and strengthen collaborative partnerships between stakeholders.

 

U-First

U-First! is a training program that helps frontline staff to develop a common knowledge base, language, values and approach to caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias by:

  • Understanding the person living with dementia and associated behaviour changes and
  • Working as a team to develop individualized support strategies

Learn more by visiting U-First.ca