International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) Information Letter

The purpose of this letter is to give fellow health care professionals some background on the IDDSI initiative and the impact this may have for those in LTC. We hope the information provided will promote conversation among all health disciplines so as to engage them in planning for the implementation of this very important initiative in their homes and with their teams.

Click here to read the full letter.


OHEA 2018 Conference - Reinventing Home Economics

OHEA

Geared to attract Professional Home Economists, Dietitians, Nutritionists, bloggers and university students, #OHEA2018 promises a full day of professional development, networking and fun for delegates, sponsors and speakers.

March 24, 2018 at Brescia University College

Early bird registration for #OHEA2018 is OPEN until February 17! 

Click here to visit the OHEA Conference website for more information and to register!


Food Service Awareness Week

February 5th – 9th, 2018
Theme Pride in Food Service
Focus Recognizing Nutrition and Food Service professionals

Click here to view the brochure!


Ontario Long Term Care Association & Ontario Retirement Communities Association’s Together We Care Convention & Trade Show

April 9-11, 2018
Toronto Congress Centre, Toronto

 
Together We Care 2018 is Canada’s largest gathering of long-term care and retirement home professionals. With more than 1,200 delegates and over 250 exhibitors, this year’s event will feature exceptional keynote speakers and educational sessions that cover a range of hot topics in both the long-term care and retirement community sectors.
 
Registration is now open. For more information, please visit the conference website.


OSNM Member Education Opportunity - March 24, 2018

Company: Humber College
Education Session Name: IDDSI workshop
Location/Webinar:
Humber College North Campus,
Humber College Blvd, Etobicoke, ON, Canada
Date: March 24, 2018
Time:    9-3pm
Cost: $250.00
Registration Info/Website: http://hrt.humber.ca/courses/a-practical-understanding-of-the-iddsi-framework-for-canadian-healthcare-facilities-and-organizations.html

CE Point awarded: N/A – OSNM Member discount and CE points are not available at this time

 


Trillium Newsletter - Winter 2017

The latest issue of the Trillium Newsletter is now live! To view it, log into your account and click the "Trillium Online" link. If you are already logged in, you can go directly to the page by clicking here.

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Bursary Winner Essay by Erica Beehler
  • Healthcare committee Report
  • Public Relations/Communications Report
  • Membership Report
  • Ontario Provincial Report
  • OSNM Fall Conference Committee Report
  • Meet the Board

Chapter H Fall Meeting

Hosted by:  Becky Bezpaly
When:  November 30th @ 2pm
Where:  The Village of University Gates, 250 Laurelwood Drive, Waterloo
 
Join your fellow Nutrition Managers in this informative tour
 
 
The Village at University Gates and the Centre of Excellence in Aging opened in August of 2015.     

The Centre of Excellence includes Ontario’s first purpose-built teaching long-term care (LTC) home which is connected to a research and training building (the RIA building). The 192-bed LTC home operates as one of the Schlegel Villages (The Village at University of Gates) and all revenue over cost will be donated back into research activities. The RIA building is home to RIA team members, faculty and labs.

These buildings were designed with learning, research and social spaces that encourage co-mingling of older adults, students, educators and researchers. They are also home to University of Waterloo and Conestoga College programs for learning and applied research related to seniors care and living.

Our tour will include a close up look at the Research Institute for Aging Labs, The Conestoga College University Gates Campus for RPN and PSW programs as well as a tour of the University Gates Long Term Care Home.
 
Please RSVP to lplein@knollcrestlodge.com by Monday November 27th.  
Parking is limited and Becky ask that you park at the Y across the street.  Car pooling is encouraged
 
 
Looking forward to seeing you,
Lorrie Plein
OSNM Chapter H President


CSNM Webinar Education Series - IDDSI - The Next Steps: Tools & Tips for a Smooth Implementation

Date:  November 20, 2017
Time:  6 :00 PM ET /  3:00 PM PT  
- Earn 1 CSNM Point for Competency 4.0
- Cost: Free to CSNM Members  
You must attend the live webinar to receive a CE point. Telephone/audio only does not log your attendance.

REGISTER HERE

 

Presentation Summary:

As Canada and the global community move into the “prepare” phase of the Monitor-Aware-Prepare-Adopt process for International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative implementation, many questions have surfaced about how to best prepare and operationalize IDDSI.

This webinar will review how IDDSI testing methods for food textures, liquid thickness can help to map current terminology to IDDSI standards and discuss tools & tips for a smooth implementation based on reports from IDDSI pilots, early adopters and experiences from the countries that have previously implemented national standards.

Presenter Bios:
 
Peter Lam, RD, CFE
Peter Lam is the Co-Chair of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI). Prior to IDDSI, Peter was the lead of the Dysphagia Diet Terminology Standardization Project in Canada.
Peter is a Registered Dietitian, Professional Practice Consultant and a Credentialed Foodservice Executive in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He is an appointed clinical instructor at the University of British Columbia.
 
Julie Cichero, BA, BSpThy (Hons), PhD
Julie Cichero is Co-Chair of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) and led the development and publication of the 2007 Australian Standardised texture modified food and thickened liquid terminology. Julie is a Speech Pathologist, Dysphagia Research and Education Consultant and Adjunct Professor in Brisbane, Australia. Julie has published more than 40 journal articles and co-authored four books.

 

 


2017 Gerontology Network Fall Workshop

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017
The Dietitians of Canada Gerontology Network is a national network representing 500+ Registered Dietitians working with the elderly in long term care and health care settings across Canada. The Gerontology Network acts as a resource through the provision of education opportunities and evidenced based nutrition information to support Registered Dietitians as they strive for excellence in the delivery of nutritional care of residents in long term care.


COSTS

Gerontology Network Members
Early Bird: $115.00 (HST Included)
After October 27th: $140.00 (HST Included)

Non-Members
Early Bird: $140.00 (HST Included)
After October 27th: $165.00 (HST Included)

Students/Interns
Cost: $70.00 (HST Included)

Vendor Showcase (includes one full workshop registrtion)
Cost: $300.00 + HST + door prize

If you need a power outlet or food cooked, please contact Sarah Faulds at sarah@faulds.ca as there may be an additional charge.

 

REGISTER ONLINE AT:
https://secure.effreg.com/register/geronfallw17

 

Click here to view the workshop brochure for more information.


OSNM Chapter M Hamilton Niagara Professional Education Day

OSNM Chapter M Hamilton Niagara Professional Education Day
October 26, 2017  9  am- 4 pm  Lunch & refreshments  included

John Keating will be presenting on
Elder abuse
Challenging Families
Workplace Harassment
Frauds & Scams

Stay tuned for registration information.