New support service for healthcare professionals

ALS Society of Quebec launches the Exchange teleconferences

ALS Society of Quebec in partnership with the Island of Montreal ALS committee recently launched the Exchange, a series of free teleconferences designed to provide information and facilitate discussions between health professionals caring for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Held every six weeks, each teleconference focuses on a different topic such as opening a patient file, the National Home Ventilation Program and home adaptations. Over 500 health professionals from across Quebec are invited to participate.  “Feedback so far has been fabulous,” says Kate Busch, ALS Society of Quebec coordinator and the moderator of the Exchange. “Each teleconference has from 40 to 50 dial-ins and it is important to know each dial-in may have one, two or more people on the other end of the phone. It is obvious we are filling a need.” The teleconferences give health professionals a chance to learn from each other and share strategies. This can be particularly important for health care providers working in the regions of Quebec who might have never or have rarely cared for a patient with ALS. 

The next Exchange will be held March 26, 2014 and the topic will be financing sources and grants for technical aids.

To learn more about the Exchange or to suggest topics for upcoming teleconferences contact Kate Busch at [email protected], 514 725-2653 ext. 109 or 1-877-725-7725 ext. 109.