May 12, 2018

Executive Airport Plaza
7311 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC, V6X 1A3
Toll Free: 1-800-663-2878

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The next annual general meeting will be held in Richmond, BC on Saturday, May 12, 2018. The AGM includes a review of the ORNAC financial statements, the budget for the coming year, the strategic plan, and continuing education opportunities (CE) . The objective is to provide a minimum of 5 hours of training (CE) on the day of the meeting.


Saturday May 12th, 2018

08:00 – 08:45


09:00 – 10:00

Plenary Session featuring Kathryn Proudfoot, MSc
Presentation: What’s teamwork got to do with it? Exploring teamwork and communication for advancing care

10:00 – 11:00

Plenary Session featuring Dr. Ahmer A. Karimuddin, MD, MAEd, FRCSC
Presentation: The Road to SSI Reduction for Colorectal Surgery

11:00 – 11:30


11:30 – 13:00

Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC) – Annual General Meeting

13:00 – 13:45


14:00 – 15:00

Panel Discussion featuring Dr. Tom Lloyd,  Dr. Teodor Grantcharov and Pansy Schulthess, RN
Presentation: Surgical Black Box Improves Performance & Safety?

15:00 – 15:30

Networking Break & Close

AGM DOCUMENTS - Coming soon!

  • AGM Notice
  • AGM 2018 Agenda
  • AGM 2017 Minutes (Final)
  • AGM 2018 Treasurer's Report
  • AGM 2018 Roll Call
  • AGM 2018 Slate of Directors


Surgical Quality Control
Geoff Schienbeck will speaking about ways to get people excited again about being perioperative nurses including how we respond to the environment around us and how we work together in a team to achieve high quality patient care and a healthy, safe, engaged, and happy team.  He will be sharing tools to help with interdisciplinary team dynamics. 

Geoff Schienbeck, Quality Leader, Surgery
Geoff is an RN who joined the Council in 2013 from Interior Health where he was a Quality Consultant in Surgery. He has worked in critical care and emergency departments throughout Canada and the US. He is responsible for supporting all health authorities in BC for surgical initiatives and Clinical Care Management. He is a past graduate of the BCPSQC Quality Academy and has a keen interest in using electronic data collection strategies for quality improvement purposes. Geoff has been recognized for his contribution in implementing the surgical safety checklist and has had success in building relationships with front line staff and physicians.

Team Building
Brian Fraser uses the wit, wisdom and workings of jazz to revive the VIBE in not-for-profit organizations. VIBE is Jazzthink's acronym for Values, Intentions, Barriers and Execution. Find out more at

Brian Fraser, Lead Provocateur, Jazzthink
Brian is also minister with Brentwood Presbyterian Church. He retired some years ago from being dean of St. Andrew’s Hall, the Presbyterian college at UBC, and teaching leadership and organizational development at Vancouver School of Theology.

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