Clinical updates • Technology updates • Safe quality care • Changing practice • Taking care of ourselves

Come for a day of exciting, diverse, practical and interactive sessions in all domains of the nursing practice. Start with humour and end with compassion. Includes lunch and coffee breaks!

Keynote Address: Meg Soper

“Bring it on...Strategies for creating a positive workplace”

Plenary Session: Sheli Murphy

"We’ve Come a Long Way Baby!"

Closing Address: Brendan Leier

"Compassion Fatigue"




 Speaker Name

Session Title

 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Registration; Kule Theatre 9-323

Note: Refreshments and buns available at registration.

 8:00 - 8:05 a.m.

Opening; Kule Theatre 9-323

Nicole Simpson

Opening Remarks

 8:05 - 8:10 a.m.

Faculty Greetings: Kule Theatre 9-323

Sharon Bookhalter; Dean, Faculty of Health and Community Studies, MacEwan University

 8:10 - 8:15 a.m.

Keynote Introduction: Kule Theatre 9-323

Nicole Simpson

Keynote Introduction

 8:15 - 9:15 a.m.

Keynote Address: Kule Theatre 9-323

Bring it on: Strategies for Creating a Positive Workplace

Meg Soper

 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Break Out Session 1: Changing Practice


Session 1A: 9-218

Kathleen Hunter

CAUTI: What can the nurse do to prevent this hazard of hospitalization?


Session 1B: 9-101

Jim Antsey, Canadian Nurses Protective Society

Professional LIability (live webcast)


Session 1C: 9-216

Carolyn Hoffman

Changes Present and Future to Nursing Practice to Improve Quality and Patient Safety


Session 1D: 9-213

Nursing Regulatory Colleges

Panel Discussion: Scope of Practice Current and Future

 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Coffee Break - Networking and Poster Viewing/Poster Rounds

Atrium-2nd floor

 11:00 a.m - 12:00 noon.


Plenary Session: Kule Theatre, 9-323

We've Come a Long Way Baby!

Sheli Murphy

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch and Poster Viewing/Poster Rounds

Paul Byrne Hall, 9-115

 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Break Out Session 2: Technology Updates


Session 2A: 9-213

Colette Foisy-Doll

Simulation: From Education to Practice


Session 2B: 9-214

Brian Parker, Jon Coulson, Dustin Chan and Kirk Wright

Utilizing the iPad as a Mobile Resource in Nursing Practice


Session 2C: 9-216

APP Providers

APP Round Table


Session 2D: 9-218

Sue Yorke

Obesity 2.0: Upgrading Your Awareness


Session 2E: 9-101

Minogue Medical--Intuitive Surgical

Robotic Surgery is Here Now! What is the Impact to Your Patient and Your Practice?

 2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Break Out Session 3: Clinical and Personal Updates


Session 3A: 9-213

Lynn Robertson

Speak Up! Addressing Psychological Hazards in the Workplace


Session 3B: 9-214


Walking for Health and Life


Session 3C: 9-216

ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen

Practical Planning for Healthy Eating


Session 3D: 9-218

Jane Ratay

What's New in Woundcare


Session 3E: 9-101

Anna Farmer

Supplements and Complementary Medicine

 3:15 - 3:30 p.m.

Coffee Break - Network Break: Kule Theatre, 9-323

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Closing Address: Kule Theatre, 9-323


Compassion Fatigue

Brendan Leier

 4:30 - 4:40 p.m.

Closing Remarks: Kule Theatre, 9-323  Shirley Galenza  Closing Remarks