Synergy through Connection: A virtual education summit

May 2, 2020 09:30AM to May 2, 2020 04:00PM





OAMRS is supporting MRT & DMS Canada wide with a chance to earn 6.5 CE hours or 5.5 CAMRT Category A credits from the comfort of your own home!

Free for OAMRS members!

Communication and connection are the hallmarks of effective patient care. The way we communicate, how we connect within our teams and how we care for ourselves is intrinsically linked to building synergy in our lives and in our practice. 

Join us on Saturday May 2, 2020 from 9:30 am - 4:00 pm (EST) for a day filled with an opportunity to learn, connect and build skills that will help you enhance your practice.



You will receive an email from OAMRS on Thursday April 30th with instructions on how to attend!





9:30 EST

Greg Toffner MHS, RTR

President and CEO


Synergy through Connection

Greg will welcome attendees and deliver an inspiring message of what connection, collaboration and compassion means for MRTs and DMSs (Sonographers) both in Ontario and across Canada. He will highlight ongoing OAMRS efforts and provide updates on what OAMRS is doing to represent your interests while you continue to work through this pandemic. 

9:55 EST

Andy Thibodeau 

Leadership Trainer

Andy's Impact Presentations

 Don't Wait for the Miracle...Be the Miracle!

Andy is an internationally known motivational speaker who has had to “pivot” in the face of COVID-19. Like you, Andy’s life has changed dramatically over the last few months. How can his unique experiences on the front lines of an “essential service” offer insight and encouragement to you in your essential role on the front lines? Andy is bringing his enthusiasm and energy to offer praise and encouragement to attendees in the understanding that you are creating miracles every day.


11:00 EST

Brian Densmore, MRT(R)  

Technologist NVCI Instructor

Woodstock Hospital


 Defensive Behaviours and When to Get Help

Brian has over 20 years of experience as a technologist and has been an integral part of the Woodstock Hospital team as a NVCI instructor for 14 years. Brian will outline the five levels of defensive behaviours, the staff response to these behaviours and limit setting for a person in crisis.


12:00 EST

John Peacock CRGS

Educator & Advocate


Walk A Mile In Their Shoes; Compassion In Healthcare

What is compassion and what does it look like on the healthcare landscape? Join in for John’s talk to gain insight on why we need to practice compassion in our lives, with our patients and ourselves. This talk will serve as a teaching tool, a refresher and reminder for all healthcare practitionersroll-out.

1:00 EST

Jordan Holmes MA, MRT(N), CHSE

Senior Manager

Centre for Learning, Innovation and Simulation at The Michener Institute of Education at University Health Network

Using Virtual Reality to Teach Verbal De-escalation Skills

Jordan will outline objectives for his research using Virtual Reality to teach Medical Radiation Technologists and new clinical hires verbal de-escalation skills. Live simulation training has limitations and can often compromise the authenticity of the simulations. In partnership with Baycrest and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Michener is delivering a state-of-the-art program that fully leverages opportunities for de-escalation training, situational awareness and empathy building. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience a recorded demonstration of this collaboration.


1:30 EST

Mackenzie Crawford MPA, HBSc

Tanya Wah Khan, MRT


Project Analyst, MRI Technical Specialist

Joint Department of Medical Imagin(JDMI) at University Health Network 

JDMI Image Quality Peer Learning Program Implementation

This presentation highlights how both internal and external inter-professional communication and collaboration were paramount in designing, implementing and now carrying out the Image Quality Peer Learning program at JDMI, with a particular focus on how the team addressed challenges throughout the program roll-out

2:30 EST

Rene Boyer

Senior Director, Sales and Marketing

Diagnostic Imaging

Siemens Healthineers

Siemens Healthineers in Canada - our impact on healthcare

An overview of Siemens Healthineers operations and product portfolio in Canada, along with insights and healthcare trend and where Siemens Healthineers see the healthcare sector moving in the future.


3:00 EST

Dr. Ferco Berger MD, FESER, FASER 

Assistant Professor, Deputy-Chief (Operations), Head Emergency & Trauma Radiology Division

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Mass Casualty Incidents: Preparation and real-life events are all about teamwork  

With the increasing number of MCIs worldwide it is now, more than ever, important to understand that this can happen right here in your backyard. This lecture will provide perspective of what is involved in proper preparedness planning including exercise and simulation strategies along with examples of real-life events. 

4:00 EST

MPP Deepak Anand

Mississauga-Malton, Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario




Member: FREE

Non-Member: $49.00

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