Webinar: From Acute to Community
Lundi 13 Juin 2022, 01:00pm - 02:00pm
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Meeting the needs of people after stroke: from Acute to Community

Presented by Heart & Stroke and March of Dimes Canada

Webinar for health professionals across the continuum of care, people with lived experience of stroke, family members, and care supporters of persons with lived experience.

Date:  June 13, 2022
Time: 13:00 - 14:00 hr EDT
Dr. Michel Shamy, MD MA FRCPC
Stroke Neurologist 
Associate Professor, University of Ottawa 
 Dr. Isabelle Gaboury
Professor and Director of Research, Université de Sherbrooke, Quebec  
Bruce Young
Person with Lived Experience
Christina Sperling, MScCH 
Director, Community Programs & After Stroke, March of Dimes Canada   
Rebecca McGuff, Msc (OT), OT Reg. (Ont.) 
Stroke Best Practices Project Lead, Heart & Stroke, Canada 

Intended Audience

Health professionals across the continuum of care, people with lived experience of stroke, family members and care supporters of persons with lived experience. Heart & Stroke and March of Dimes staff, members of the public, and system leaders may also find this webinar informative and helpful. All are welcome to join. 

This free event is an open invitation and may be forwarded to interested parties. 


From acute to community: Meeting the needs of people after stroke: Joint webinar with Heart & Stroke and March of Dimes Canada

The French webinar will take place on the 17th. If anyone wants to register for that one, the link is as follows:

Depuis les soins de courte durée jusqu’au retour dans la communauté: Comment répondre aux besoins des personnes ayant subi un AVC

About this presentation

This webinar will provide an overview of acute stroke management and unique needs of people with stroke transitioning into the home and community environment. It will open with key highlights from the new Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations, Acute Stroke Management, 7th edition which is set to release in the upcoming months. The needs of people who experience a stroke as they transition from acute care into the home and community environment may change in relation to emotions, activities of daily living, routine, relationships, lifestyle factors and others. This webinar will take a deeper look at those needs and how community organizations can support them. Practical strategies and guidance around the transition from acute care to community living, as well as the roles and responsibilities of health care providers will be explored. Panel members will each share their experiences and perspectives related to this transition, community programs and support and will participate in a panel question and answer session.   

Learning Objectives:

  • Review and describe selected highlights from the new CSBP Recommendations Acute Stroke Management 7th edition  
  • Discuss the needs of people living with stroke and explore how these needs can be accommodated for during and after the transition from the acute setting to the community setting  
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities for health care providers from community-based organizations supporting people living with stroke   
  • Discuss available resources, supports and self-management techniques that are essential for people with lived experience and care supporters to continue recovery. 


This webinar is scheduled in English. If you are interested in announcements regarding our French language webinars, please join the mailing list by adding your contact information at the bottom of this webpage.

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Please note that this webinar will be recorded and available for viewing on the Heart & Stroke YouTube Channel.

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