EVENTS & COMMUNITY NEWS
Join the healthcare innovation community on Sept 25th at JLABS for the the September edition of #HealthTO
For Health Literacy month, OpenLab’s senior fellow, Dr. Karen Okrainec, and project lead, Shoshana Hahn-Goldberg will be joined by one of OpenLab’s patient and family advisors to present a Patient Education health Talk at UHN.
The 5th Annual National Forum on Patient Experience is an event dedicated to patients and professionals from across the country in coming together to address important issues in patient-and-family-centred-care.
Our weekly Open Rounds are, as the name suggests, open for everyone to attend. It is our weekly gathering to discuss progress across all of our projects and to entertain new ideas. In addition to the OpenLab staff, Open Rounds are often attended by people unaffiliated with OpenLab.
Cracked is an innovative research-based play that follows persons with dementia and their families on their unique journeys with dementia, from diagnosis to their new lives in long term care. The families struggle to see beyond the disease as they come to accept that each of us has cracks as part of being human.
Open Rounds Plus is an extension of our weekly Open Rounds, were we invite presenters to share a project they have been working on in greater depth, and get feedback from the audience. Like Open Rounds, the event is open for everyone to attend.
News & Announcements
“A garden is a beautiful outside space for patients to appreciate,” says Stefan Pankiw, spiritual care provider. “By having the opportunity to do something as simple as even watering plants, patients’ dignity is honoured. It allows patients to be engaged in a safe and meaningful way.”
TheVRx project is conducting cutting-edge research on its use in healthcare settings.
Check out the VRx’s early adopter sites, Runnymede.
OpenLab’s executive director Dr. Howard Abrams joined other leaders in healthcare, government and food sectors on Wasan Island in order to explore the role of food in healthcare in Canada.
Check out the Toronto Star’s feature on “From Patients Who Know: A Hospital Handbook.”
OpenLab Senior Fellow Adeline Cohen has helped create a wheelchair accessible garden at UHN.