The following are the current, tentative dates for the Virtual Summit Series - a series of evidence-based, educational webinars leading up to the CPA's Virtual Summit 2020.

Don't forget to register for the CPA Virtual Summit here (link coming soon).

September 2020

Topic: Introduction to Individualized Perscription of Ankle-Foot Orthoses for Children with Cerebral Palsy
Speaker: Dr. Kyra Kane
Session Description: Ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) are frequently prescribed to address walking impairments in children with neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy (CP). Determining the best orthotic design for each individual child presents an important clinical challenge. This session will overview the biomechanical mechanisms of AFO intervention for this population and evidence-informed clinical recommendations designed to improve individualized AFO prescription outcomes.

Date: Monday, September 14, 2020
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EDT
Registration: Free for CPA members; $20 for non-CPA members. Register for the webinar here.

Topic: Interprofessional Perspectives for Pelvic Health Conditions
Speaker: Grecia Alaniz
Session Description: This presentation aims to highlight current pre-licensure health care student perspectives on conservative care management for pelvic floor disorders, identify current university pre-licensure health care educational approaches to pelvic floor disorders as they relate to current evidence, and discsuss interprofessional educational opportunities to further physiotherapy engagement in interprofessional dynamics as it relates to pelvic floor disorders.

Date: Monday, September 28, 2020
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EDT
Registration: Free for CPA members; $20 for non-CPA members. Register for the webinar here.

October 2020

Topic: Climate Change: A Contemporary Challenge to Public Health - Will Physiotherapists Sit on the Sidelines or Take Action?
Speakers: Dr. Shaun Cleaver, Mathieu Simard
Session Description: Participants in this workshop will collectively identify roles that physiotherapists can play in addressing the climate crisis. The climate crisis is already a major public health concern. To limit the negative health impacts, it is necessary to review our impacts on carbon emissions and the contributions that we can make to promoting health in a changing climate.
Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EDT
Registration: Free for CPA members; $20 for non-CPA members. Register for the webinar here.

November 2020

Topic: Foot Strengthening: Building a Foundation
Speaker: Dr. Jena Ogston
Session Description: This presentation, directed at orthopaedic clinicians, will include a brief overview of foot and ankle function in supporting lower extremity biomechanics. Following, literature will be reviewed on what is currently known about foot strengthening interventions and footwear influences. Lastly, recent research will guide the development of a progressive foot strengthening program that can be applied to patients throughout their lifespan.
Date: Monday, November 2, 2020
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EDT
Registration: Free for CPA Members, $20 for non-CPA members. Register for the webinar here.

Topic: Hip Surveillance for Children and Youth with Cerebral Palsy: Canadian Experiences and Initiatives
Speakers: Stacey Miller, Barbara Kelly, Dr. Kyra Kane
Session Description: This session will describe hip displacement in children with cerebral palsy and the evidence for effectiveness of systematic hip surveillance. Hip surveillance initiatives in Canada will be discussed and the key role physiotherapists play in the early identification and screening of children at risk will be highlighted.
Date: Monday, November 9, 2020
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST
Registration: Free for CPA members; $20 for non-CPA members. Register for the webinar here.

Topic: Government Support and Tax Matters You Want to Know in the COVID-19 Era
Speakers: Joshua Smith, CPA, CA (Partner, Welch LLP), Jessica Zhang-Chapman, CPA, CGA, CIA (Senior Manager, Welch LLP)
Session Description: In response to COVID-19 government support programs and certain tax matters, Welch LLP will be presenting the webinar as a professional and personal resource for individuals and businesses dealing with the impacts of COVID-19. From employees and employers to self-employed individuals, this webinar will go over the basics for those who may be claiming home office expenses for the first time, while also serving as a refresher and update for changes in the COVID-19 context.
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST
Registration: Free for CPA members; $20 for non-CPA members. Register for the webinar here.

 

CPA Virtual Summit 2020
November 20-21, 2020

 

In anticipation for the CPA Virtual Summit 2021 coming to you in November of next year, the CPA will have a year-long Virtual Summit Series. Check out some of the 2021 Virtual Summit Series content on the schedule already!

January 2021

Topic: Physiotherapist-led Chronic Pain Self-Management Support with Pain Science Education & Exercise in Primary Care: The Evidence, Experiences with Delivery, and Innovations
Speakers: Dr. Jordan Miller, Kyle Vader, Emily Brewer
Session Description: This session will describe the development of a physiotherapist-led chronic pain self-management program, evidence from a randomized controlled trial evaluating its effectiveness, results of a qualitative knowledge translation study of physiotherapist experiences with delivery, and an innovative new project evaluating whether a physiotherapist-led chronic pain self-management program can improve outcomes for people with chronic pain who are undergoing opioid deprescription.
Date: Monday, January 11, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST
Registration: Free for CPA members; $20 for non-CPA members. Register for the webinar here.

Topic: The Role of Physiotherapy in the Management of Caesarean Section Rehabilitation
Speaker: Katie Kelly
Session Description: Caesarean birth presents its own distinct set of rehabilitation challenges. A growing body of evidence supports a variety of treatment strategies to effectively manage caesarean specific concerns, such as postoperative ambulation, incisional pain management, and myofascial restriction of C-section scar. Physiotherapists have the education and skills necessary to address these concerns and should be considered pivotal in caesarean rehabilitation.
Date: Monday, January 25, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST
Registration: Free for CPA members; $20 for non-CPA members. Register for the webinar here.

February 2021

Topic: Community-based Rehabilitation Workers: Canadian Examples of Building Capacity in Indigenous Communities
Speakers: Robin Roots, Tracy Dignum, Denise Taylor, Leah Dolgoy
Session Description: This pan-national panel will share their insights into community-based rehabilitation and experiences of local engagement and education initiatives in rural and remote Indigenous communities aimed at increasing access to rehabilitation services. This session will inspire physiotherapists to consider how they can contribute to delivering more culturally safe and accessible rehabilitation services.
Date: Monday, February 15, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST
Registration: Free for CPA members; $20 for non-CPA members. Register for the webinar here.

Topic: TBC
Speakers: TBC
Session Description: TBC
Date: Monday, February 22, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST
Registration: Free for CPA Members, $20 for non-CPA members. Registration link coming soon!