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Saturday April 14th, 2018
Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology
4715 Hywy 101 East
South Porcupine, Ontario
ESD Timmins Agenda - Updated Nov 28.pdf


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OSMT Connect - Timmins, April 14th, 2018 - Early Bird Registration – Member

Educational Symposium Day at Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology, South Porcupine, Ontario. Registration for Members.


OSMT Connect - Timmins, April 14th, 2018 - Early Bird Registration – Non-Member

Educational Symposium Day at Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology, South Porcupine, Ontario. Registration for Non-Members.


OSMT Connect - Timmins, April 14th, 2018 - Registration – STUDENT

Educational Symposium Day at Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology, South Porcupine, Ontario. Registration for Students.


All speakers now confirmed.

Updated November 28th, 2017

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Pendergrast
Associate Medical Director of the University Health Network Blood Transfusion Service
Topic: Sickle Cell Anemia

Jacob Pendergrast graduated in 1999 from Dalhousie Medical School and completed his training in internal medicine, hematology, and transfusion medicine at the University of Toronto before taking a staff appointment at the University Health Network, where he serves as an Associate Medical Director of the Blood Transfusion Service. He currently holds a cross-appointment in the Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology as a Clinician Teacher and has been seeing patients in the Red Blood Cell Disorders Clinic since 2004.

Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Zinck
The DNA of Darkness and Light – Strategies to Enhance Mental Health

Jonathan will help you identify the symptoms of mental health problems in ourselves and the people we care about, and guide you on how to find the proper help for these problems. Jonathan will also show you how to protect and boost your own mental health on a daily basis.

A dynamic and entertaining Professional Speaker, Jonathan wowed audiences with his seminars on Self-Care and Mental Health. Jonathan’s mission is to inspire people to make lasting changes in their lives and open their eyes to new possibilities. Drawing from ground breaking research in the field of Positive Psychology, Jonathan has dedicated his life to developing programs that help people enhance their skills and reconnect with their values and energy. The wisdom and skills that Jonathan shares will dramatically and measurably move you toward taking control of your own personal and professional growth. Jonathan’s energy and humour will leave you wanting more!

Gilles Guillemett
Occupational Health and Saftey Coordinator

Topic: Respectful Workplaces

Gilles Guillemette is an occupational health and safety professional working at the Timmins and District Hospital. His current role includes responsibilities for occupational health & safety, emergency response and accessibility. He brings more than 35 of years of diverse experiences to his role including lessons learned from the mining, industrial and health care sectors. Representing OHA Region 1 (the north east) he is also a member and the chair of the OHA’s Health and Safety Advisory Committee.

Linda Rochon
Speech Language Pathologist
Session: Ethical Decision Making in a Hospital Setting

Born and raised in Timmins Linda left to pursue a Bachelor's Degree is Psychology at University of Western Ontario and Graduated in 1998. She then attended Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, USA and graduated with her Masters of Arts in Communication Disorders in 2001. She began her career at the Cochrane Temiskaming Resource Centre working with children and adults with development disabilities and then moved to the Timmins and District Hospital in 2002.

In 2008 she pursued a Clinical Doctorate Degree through Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida and graduated in 2013 with a Clinical Doctorate in Speech Language Pathology. Currently she is a Speech Language Pathologist and is the Chair of the Ethics and Research Committee at TADH.

Tiffany Rock
Infection Control Practioner

Session: How to Avoid Infection Control Issues in a Hopsital Setting

Tiffany Graduated in 2011 with honours from Northern College and Laurentian University’s collaborative Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing Program. She worked as a frontline nurse until transitioning into Infection Prevention and Control at Timmins and District Hospital in 2013. She then obtained my certification in 2016 from the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology. She is a member of Infection Prevention and Contro Canada.

Michelle Hoad, Executive Director, OSMT
Session: Building a Healthly Life in the Lab

The OSMT has issued a challenge to all laboratoies to get healthy in 2018. This informative and interactive session will provide an overview of the current state of "health factors' in Ontaro. It will outline recommendations on how to get 'healthy' with the primary focus being medical laboratory professionals. The session will end with a group session on stretches to help you feel better and take the information back to the lab to help your collegues.