Thank you for agreeing to participate in the CANOSC webinar series. 

We would like to set up a rehearsal of the webinar at a time that is convenient to you. Forward dates and times that work; preferably at least a day prior to the event.

All speakers are required to complete a declaration of conflict of interest, provide objectives and a brief description of the talk.  Complete this form asap to ensure we can adequately promote the event and that it meets accreditation standards.

You are welcome to use this ppt template to assist with the branding.

The webinar will be delivered using Zoom video technology.  You will be registered as a panelist by CANOSC and should receive an email confirmation from Zoom.  Zoom allows panelists to use polling, single choice or multiple choice, questions during a presentation. We are able to launch the poll in real time and show results from the participants. We have the ability to download a report of polling after the meeting.

On the day of the Zoom meeting, please sign in about 15 minutes early to ensure all the technology pieces are working correctly.

The preference is to participate in full video mode – so that participants will be able to see you throughout the event.  When you join the webinar, please update your screen to your name so participants will be able to identify you.  We will be recording the presentation for our website educational repository.

Through Zoom webinar you will also be connected by audio.  You can test your sound quality using Zoom. 

As attendees, the audience will not have video or audio functions.  Any questions can be submitted using the ‘chat’ or Q&A function within Zoom.

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. You may claim a maximum of 1.0 hour (credits are automatically calculated).

With events unfolding daily around the world, here in Canada, in our institutions, within our communities and at our homes I hope each of you and your families continue to be healthy and safe.  Thanks again for agreeing to be a part of this webinar, for supporting CANOSC and sharing your expertise with the PMR global community.


  • Mute anything else in your office that beeps or buzzes so you don't distract yourself or others in the audience
  • The best way to avoid feedback is to wear a headset and change your computer's audio settings to be input and output through the headset and its mic
  • Adjust the laptop or your webcam so that your head and shoulders take up the majority of the frame. If you need to, put the computer on  a phone book or close the cover of your laptop just enough to fill the frame. Ideally, the top of your head will touch the top of the frame and the camera will be capturing you straight-on or looking slightly down on you (most flattering like in selfies). If the camera is underneath you, you'll magically grow double and triple chins.
  • No matter what is happening on screen, when you are "listening" look directly into the camera. Otherwise, it will look like you're not paying attention
  • If you are uncomfortable multitasking and moderating the chat as well as pinning resources while you're on-camera, get a virtual moderator to perform those audience engagement tasks and feed you audience questions
  • If you are comfortable doing more than one thing at a time, feel free to play, engage, chat and share with the audience
  • Don't forget: They're at a computer. You can give them things to Google like an educational scavenger hunt as an activity. They can also have discussions and do group work via chat, just like an in-room audience, so build those kind of activities into your session.
  • If a question stumps you, ask the audience to search the web for the answer and tell you what they find.
  • Don't be afraid of silence. There will be a 3-10-second lag so you might want to type in your question before you ask it out loud to give the virtual audience time to think and respond. Or ask the question, fill in time with something else and come back to see what they think.