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OAMRS Education Summit / AGM

May 4, 2019 08:00AM to May 4, 2019 05:00PM
The Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel 17 North Cumberland Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Patient Care & Diversity in Medical Imaging

OAMRS is proud to present the 2019 Education Summit. The Education Summit modernizes the traditional annual conference to a more accessible and affordable program that reflects the changes in our profession and what members want from education.  This year we are thrilled to host the Summit in beautiful Thunder Bay.  With the help of our Northwestern Section we are confident that not only will the Summit offer fantastic education and insight, but also a fabulous time fill with fun and hospitality from our members in Northwestern Ontario.


Education Summit Agenda 

FRIDAY MAY 3, 2019

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm


5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

7:00 pm - 7:20 pm


7:20pm – 8:00pm

OPENING REMARKS/Patient Family Centred Care – Leading The Way

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre started the

journey of PFCC over a decade ago. Much has changed in the

health care system,but there is one thing that is a constant…

our patients and their care partners. Hearing their stories and partnering

with our patients and families has truly made a difference. We are all part

of the patient experience, how can you make a difference?

8:00pm – 9:30pm

Kick-Off Social / Grub Crawl

More information to come



7:30 am - 8:30 am


8:00am – 8:30am

Morning Energizer with Lori

8:30am – 9:30am

Stories of a First Responder

This presentation is a PowerPoint assisted experience. I speak from a podium using pre-prepared notes. 

The presentation lasts one hour and there is time for questions afterwards.  The verbal content is very intense as the material is based on actual EMS responses

9:35am- 10:35am

 Indigenous Health

Provide a very brief overview of how legislation and policies impact Indigenous people and why Indigenous culture matters in healthcare today.

Share the activities that Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre has implemented to make the Hospital a welcoming environment and provide culturally relevant care to improve health outcomes. 

Identify opportunities to increase knowledge to effectively engage with Indigenous patients and their families.  


10:35 am – 11:00 am


11:00am- 11:30am

Caring for People Living with Dementia in Imaging

This presentation includes a comprehensive set of evidence-based recommendations for the radiography team when people living with dementia and their care partners are undergoing imaging.

11:30am – 12:15 pm

 Bridging the Gap – Mobile Cancer Screening in the Northwest

Outline the services offered on the Screen for Life Mobile Coach including the service delivery model, staffing compliments and roles as well as engagement/recruitment

with Indigenous and non indigenous communities across the Northwest.


Review professions supporting the coach and operations.


Highlight the cost or prevention versus the alternative.



12:15 – 1:15 pm


1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Low-dose Positron EmissionMammography: Technology, Development and Advantages in organ specific imaging

We developed a novel Low-Dose (LD-PEM) sensor that seamlessly ‘tiles’ together numerous independent sensor blocks to achieve full coverage of an entire breast without gaps or dead zones.

Our patent-pending solid-state technology facilitates construction of a full-size detector for simultaneous image acquisition of the entire breast.

Highly sensitive radiation detection enables high-resolution, low-dose molecular breast imaging that is also rapid (increasing clinic throughput).

2:05pm- 2:55pm

PACE (Mental Health) 

2:55pm – 3:15 pm


3:15pm – 4:00 pm

The Transgender Experience in Health Care Settings

I will be using my personal experiences throughout the presentation to give context and real-life examples of how to use mindful and respectful language and actions when working with LGBTQ+ patients.

I will use provincial and federal statistics from recent studies to support best practice, as well as WPATH guidelines.

My goal is to instill confidence in attendees when working with the LGBTQ+ patients.


4:00pm – 4:05 pm


 Saturday Afternoon Social 

4:30pm- 5:45pm

Guided Walking Tour 

Free to everyone 


Member Non-Member Student 
$299 $369 $59





Saturday Night Social

Please join us Saturday May 4th for a Post OAMRS Education Summit Social. The evening begins with a buffet dinner at The Prince Arthur Waterfront followed by Cinco de Mayo celebrations at The Sleeping Giant Brewery. Here we will be joining in local celebrations at a famous craft brewery. We will be traveling to and from the event by shuttle bus.


6:30pm- 8:15pm Hot Buffet Dinner at The Prince Arthur
8:30pm Departure for The Sleeping Giant Brewery
8:45pm Drop off at The Sleeping Giant Brewery to enjoy Cinco de Mayo Party 
11:45pm Shuttle back to The Prince Arthur


 Dinner, shuttle and entry to venue will be $50.00

Dinner only $35.00



Participants will receive a certificate of completion from OAMRS education hours and Education hours can be used to satisfy continuing professional development requirements.



Hotel Accommodation and Reservations
Hotel Information
The Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel
To book your room, please call:

Booking inforomation:
Reservation number: 261578 
Room price: $90 + Tax


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