From Theory to Practice: Interprofessional Leadership Project Poster Presentations

“Building Community Capacity for Interprofessional Care to Improve Health Care for Seniors”

On June 18th, 2010, healthcare providers from across Durham Region participated in an informative and engaging series of poster presentations.  The event was a celebration and an opportunity to showcase outcomes stemming from the completion of supported six month practicum projects from the second of two groups of Leadership Participants in the Interprofessional Leadership Project.  Leadership Participants shared excellent examples of how collaboration and partnership is possible when there is flexibility and willingness, and most importantly they shared their insights and lessons learned.

The IPL Project Team is pleased with the interest and commitment to interprofessional education and collaborative practice, and the team commends these busy providers who took the opportunity to learn together through a series of UOIT-HETRU education workshops, who then gained a broader understanding of interprofessional care, and who ultimately integrated something new into the way that they deliver care/services for seniors.

To view the Group 2 posters please click on the links below.  To view the Group 1 posters please click here.   For an overview of the project, please click here.

For more information please contact:  Susanne Babic at or Josie d’Avernas, Associate Director, RIA at


Consent & Capacity: Everyday Decision Making in LTC - An Interprofessional Perspective - Melody Irwin and Debbie DiNardo, Lakeview Manor 

Implementation of a Mentoring Team Program at the Region of Durham - Hillsdales Estates - Pamela Rowe, Hillsdale Estates 

Beyond the Labels: A Shared Care Approach to Understanding Older Persons with Complex Personalities - Janet Katchaluba, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences 

End of Life Care for Clients with End Stage Dementia - Christine Wimhurst, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences 

Memory Bridge: Supporting Interprofessional Dementia Care - Melanie Kelly, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences and Loretta Tanner, Alzheimer Society Durham

Discharge Planning Process and Policy for RVHS Rehab and Complex Continuing Care - Amanda Whyte, Rouge Valley Health System

The Role of the Personal Support Workers in Collaborating with Physiotherapists in the Community - Cindy Lipsett, Community Care Durham

Physiologic Monitoring in the Home - Dr. Jim Park, Lakeridge Health

Bridging the Gap for Clients from the LHO G4 Cardio-Pulmonary Unit to the Community - Laurie Kelly, Lakeridge Health

Interprofessional Collaboration, Communication and Cognizance Tool for Senior Clients of CMHA Durham Durham, their Caregivers and Service/Support Providers - Kelly Delaney and Kelly Weeks, CMHA Durham

Dedicated Emergency Department CCAC Case Managers: Playing Their Part in the Provision of Seamless Care - Sarah Lafleche, Central East Community Care Access Centre