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Fri. Apr. 22, 1200-1400 ET

Reducing Inappropriate Antibiotic Therapy Through Redefining UTI in Canada

Speakers: Dr. Cathy Craven & Arrani Senthinathan 

Learning Objectives:

  • At the end of the sessions, participants will be able to:
  • Share new definitions of UTI in an inpatient and outpatient setting.
  • Report the rate of inappropriate antibiotic use in the inpatient rehabilitation setting in Ontario.
  • Describe patterns of antibiotic prescription among patients with SCI in a rostered family practice setting in Ontario.
  • Discuss the implications of susceptibility testing on clinic practice and discuss the related controversies.
1200-1205 Introductions
1205-1300 Speakers Session
1300-1330 Q&A
1330-1400 CSCIRA Annual General Meeting

Target Audience:

  • Physiatrists,
  • Residents,
  • Medical Students,
  • Physicians,
  • Physical Therapists,
  • Occupational Therapists,
  • Researchers,
  • Graduate Students and Health Professional Students

CanMEDS Roles:

  • Medical Expert,
  • Communicator,
  • Health Advocate,
  • Professional

This webinar was co-developed with Coloplast and CSCIRA and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. You may claim a maximum of 1.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

Notice of Annual General Meeting of the CSCIRA

Presented to the CSCIRA membership for approval will be the slate of Directors. Documents are available in the member area of the website.
Reminder, you must be a member in good standing to participate in the motions during the AGM.

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Meeting Materials:


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Congratulations to the top 3 People’s Choice Awards. These abstracts were selected from the attendees at the CSCIRA Conference:

  1. Activity-based therapy for individuals with spinal cord injury/disease: perspectives of acute care therapistsHope Jervis Rademeyer
  2. A new framework for weekly gait and balance testing in an Inpatient SCI Rehabilitation Program: Optimizing physiotherapy resources, use of outcome measures and documentationDiana Herrington
  3. Postural Analysis of the Hand in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury Using Egocentric VideoMehdy Dousty

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