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Nurse Practitioners: Partners in Improving the Health Care System
Monday, March 25, 2013
With the implementation of Bill 179 and the focus on Bill 46, Nurse Practitioners are playing a bigger role than ever in helping to make the health care system more efficient.
Nurse Practitioners have the knowledge, skill and judgment in delivering safe, effective, quality care to patients in Ontario.
This conference will address how the expanded scope of practice for Nurse Practitioners is helping to meet the ER/ALC challenge and ensuring accessible high quality health care for all.
- How institutions (ie: acute, LTC) are leading the implementation and integration of Nurse Practitioners in their organizations
- Liability Issues for Nurse Practitioners: Case Studies
- The Lakeridge Experience: One Year Later
- An Update to Bill 179
- A Review of the Nurse Practitioner Toolkit
- LHINs: How the Nurse Practitioner Role is Supported
For more information or to register now, visit www.oha.com/NP2013
Nutrition and Food Services in Health Care Organizations
March 21, 2013
Millions of meals are served in hospitals and long-term care homes to patients and residents every year. However, achieving optimal nutrition for their client populations is still an overarching goal for many health care organizations, for many reasons, some beyond the nutrition and food services arena.
Here are some factors to consider:
- Fiscal Constraints: The budgets allocated per patient per meal are small
- Organizational Communication: Gaps still exist between key players such as the Nutrition and Food Services Manager; the Dietitian; the patient/outpatient; and the Physician
- Quality Indicators: Patient food satisfaction is not always one of the quality indicators that organizations are focused on
- Third Party Involvement: Many health care facilities have outsourced their kitchens and staff cafeterias
- Limited Research: There is lack of research available that links nutritional care to other important quality indicators like patient length of stay
This conference will address the following issues:
- Malnutrition in Canadian Hospitals
- Sodium Content in Hospital Food
- Patient Satisfactions Indicators
- Nutrition for the Older Population
- Culture Change: Making Meal Time—Person Centred
- Lean Methodology in Nutrition and Food Services
Attend the conference, get inspired and find out how to make a difference!
For more information or to register now, please visit www.oha.com/nutritionandfoodservices2013.
SickKids Centre for Brain & Behaviour Biennial Conference
Brain Injury in Children
July 9–13, 2013, Park Hyatt, Toronto
We welcome you to join us at the 3rd Biennial SickKids Conference on Brain Injury in Children in Toronto, Canada.
This is the only Conference of its kind, focused exclusively on the full range of paediatric brain injury types.
The calibre of our scientific program and speakers ensures this event will be one of the best medical conferences of 2013 and is not to be missed!
To view the Agenda, click http://www.sickkids.ca/brainnetwork/Home.aspx
We are thrilled to announce the 4th conference in the acclaimed series:
Brain Development & Learning:
Making Sense of the Science
July 24–28, 2013, in Vancouver, BC
Whether you work mostly with adults or children, you can expect to learn about:
- important cutting-edge research in neuroscience and related fields, and
- promising new evidence-based approaches that can improve patient care in clear terms you can understand, see the immediate relevance of, and USE.
“Finally, a conference that successfully bridges the gap between research and practice.” — Robert Knight, MD, Neurologist and Director, Neuroscience Institute, UC-Berkeley
*** CE Credits available ***
This interdisciplinary conference brings together doctors, nurses, teachers, administrators, social workers, and others from all over the world.
“For years I have seen people try to bring educators together with health specialists, or either with researchers. I have never seen any effort work as well as what you put together in Vancouver. A wonderful meeting and you attract world class attendees.” — Michael Meaney, Prof. of Medicine in the Depts. of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Neurosurgery, McGill
Topics and Speakers include:
- Neuroplasticity: The brain that changes itself
Kurt Haas, a neuroscientist at UBC, will show plasticity at the level of the synapse in real time. Stan Rodski, the neuropsychologist who helped guide Australia’s Olympic sailing team to victory in 2012, will demonstrate plasticity in the human brain as you watch.
- Similar problems affect the developing brain and adult brain in different ways
Annette Karmiloff-Smith will demonstrate the marked differences in the effects of lesions to a fully-developed adult brain and disorders that affect the developing brain. Karen Pape, a maverick neonatologist and pediatrician, who describe how she is able to help children with severe motor deficits make remarkable progress when other doctors have given up on them – based on a very simple principle that makes perfect sense once you hear it.
- Indigenous ways of healing
Joseph Gone, a Professor at the Univ. of Michigan and a member of the Gros Ventre tribal nation of Montana, will discuss integrating Indigenous healing practices and Western medical practices. Evan Adams, the 1st Deputy Provincial Health Officer for BC and a Coast Salish from the Sliammon Nation, will discuss unique barriers, and solutions, to health for First Nations, Métis and Inuit children.
- How psychological trauma affects the mind, brain, and body and ways to recovery
Bessel van der Kolk, Bruce Perry, and Gabor Maté will all speak; each in his own way has been in the vanguard of changing how the effects of trauma are understood and treated. Greg Miller will describe the neurobiology of how stress affects the brain and body. Michele Chaban and Sonia Lupien will discuss ways to relieve stress and reduce its effects.
The conference has doubled in size each time it’s been offered because people find it so valuable. 99% of those attending the last meeting rated it as OUTSTANDING!
“Research and implications presented wonderfully well with clarity and enthusiasm.”
“There was a wonderful feeling of mutual respect. What I found most impressive was the comfortable, grounded, open atmosphere that had a feeling of community.”
“The speakers are exceptional, the organization of the conference supreme, the spirit of the whole conference is great; this is the best conference I ever attended.”
It is with great pleasure that we announce the opening of the call for abstracts for World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses 11th Quadrennial Congress. Abstracts will be excepted now through December 3, 2012. The congress will be held September 13–16, 2013, in beautiful Gifu, Japan. For more information and to submit an abstract please visit the WFNN website, www.wfnn.org.