Upcoming Events


Ketogenic diet for diabetes and weight management Webinar

November 23, 2023 I 12:00 to 12:30 pm MT I Via Zoom



What’s the truth about ketogenic diets? Learn about this popular way of eating for individuals at risk of diabetes and the research underway at the University of Alberta from nutrition professors Dr. Cathy Chan and Dr. Caroline Richard, and endocrinologist Dr. Rose Yeung.

Learning Objectives:

• Provide update on ketogenic diets and cardiovascular health, immunity, and inflammation

• Discuss concerns about saturated vs unsaturated fats within ketogenic diets

• Offer clinical trial opportunity for individuals with prediabetes/metabolic syndrome comparing ketogenic diet with saturated fat vs unsaturated fat sources

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Dare to Lead™: A courage-building leadership program

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The Program

Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program designed to be facilitated by organizational development professionals.

The most significant finding from Brené’s latest research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. The Dare to Lead™ program focuses on developing these courage building skills through workshops, trainings, and coaching to help individuals, teams, and organizations move from armoured leadership to daring leadership.

Individuals who successfully complete the full 24-hour Dare to Lead™ program will receive a certificate of completion and are allowed to put the Dare to Lead Trained badge on their LinkedIn account.


What will you take away?

  • Learn to develop the four essential skills for courageous leadership
  • Know how to live into your values
  • Explore your leadership strengths and areas for growth
  • Build the skills needed to have tough conversations even when you want to tap out
  • Learn how to reset after setbacks and disappointments
  • Improve your self-awareness & emotional literacy
  • Understand the role of courage and vulnerability in daring leadership
  • Practice empathy and self-compassion

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EPIQ Train the Trainer

December 5, 2023 I 8:00 am to 3:00 pm MT I Via Zoom


Our special "EPIQ: Train-the-Trainer" virtual workshop is intended for those who wish to become EPIQ facilitators. This Train-the-Trainer workshop covers the EPIQ workshop content, as well as additional material focused on developing your knowledge and skills as a co-facilitator. Learn more.

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QI Webinar: Planting the seeds of engagement, innovation, and organizational learning: A Northern Canadian tale of Quality Improvement

November 23, 2023 I 12:00 to 1:00 pm MT I Via Zoom

Join us as the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority tells their EPIQ story, showcasing how employee engagement, strategic partnerships and vision for team-based quality improvement planted the seed for QI improvements system-wide.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to leverage employee engagement feedback to inform creative learning and development opportunities in HSS innovation.
  • Learn how the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority implemented EPIQ training.
  • Learn how EPIQ fosters frontline innovation, quality care, and the development of safe shared-learning environments.

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Learn How to help Your Patients Living with Overweight and Obesity Course

  • Winter course: February 6-27, 2024 I Tuesdays from 5:00-6:30 pm MT I via Zoom

This four week interactive course will provide you with an overview of therapeutic approaches, help you frame clinical conversations, provide you with the opportunity to share your experiences, and discuss strategies to improve obesity prevention and management in your practice.


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Crucial Conversations®

Crucial Conversations® teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), participants surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on their decisions with unity and commitment.


Crucial Conversations in Healthcare

  • If you are interested in an upcoming course or in forming a cohort please contact lll@ualberta.ca

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Managing Depression and Anxiety in the Community: an integrated treatment approach

This workshop is presented as a two-part series. 

The first session provides information on using an integrative approach to anxiety and depression which provides the foundation for the interactive case based panel and QI discussion in session two. 

Session 1: Beyond DSM: Individualized Medicine and Integrated Care, September 27, 2023, from 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm MST.

Session 2: Working as a Community Team: A Case-Based Approach, October 11, 2023, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm MST.

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply a wellness-based model for the treatment of depression and anxiety that incorporates both evidence-based principles of care and treatment algorithms.
  • Develop an individualized treatment plan by assessing objective, subjective, and relational factors contributing to the illness and its resolution.
  • Implement a systemic approach to psychopathology within an interdisciplinary team environment that both supports and empowers the patient as an intentional agent.
  • Explore quality improvement initiatives to facilitate mental health support in the community.

Speaker: Dr. Yakov Shapiro, M.D., F.R.C.P (C), Clinical Professor and Psychotherapy Supervisor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Alberta

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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Grand Rounds


Using Motivational Interviewing to Support Patient Change

September 19, 2023 I 11:00 am to 12:00 pm MT I Via Zoom

Presented by: Bev Drew

Communication Disorders in the DSM-5-TR: A Speech-Language Pathology Perspective

October 17, 2023 I 11:00 am to 12:00 pm MT I Via Zoom

Presented by: Marie Sydney

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) in Children and Adolescents

November 21, 2023 I 11:00 am to 12:00 pm MT I Via Zoom

Presented by: Lisa Bilodeau


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