A simultaneous interpretation service will be available for the plenary sessions and for one session in each of the concurrent sessions.

Disclaimer: These schedule below is a preliminary agenda for the conference and therefore dates, times and locations, may be subject to change, addition or deletion.

Note: Shuttle service has been arranged as follows

  • May 1 - 6:30 am pick up at hotels moving guests to SCCN and return from SCCN at 5:30 pm to hotels
  • May 2 - 6:30 am pick up at hotels moving guests to SCCN and return from SCCN at 5:30 pm to hotels
  • May 3 - 6:30 am pick up at hotels moving guests to SCCN and return from SCCN at 4:30 pm to hotels
  • May 4 - 6:30 am pick up at hotels moving guests to SCCN and return from SCCN at 4:00 pm to hotels

 

Eligible Hours Worksheet 

 

Newsletter of the Day:  Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

 

April 30


Sunday April 30, 2017

 Time  Title Educational Theme  Language  Room

0800-1600

Delegate & Exhibitor Registration Open

   

Ballroom Foyer

1300-1430

Opening Ceremonies

Guests:
  • Jim Diodati, Mayor of Niagara Falls
  • Patrick Voight, Representative International Federation of Perioperative Nurses (IFPN)
  • Lucie Vachon, Nurse Advisor, Practice & Policy Division, Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) (greetings to be read)
  • Merlee Steele-Rodway, President of the Canadian Association of Medical Device Reprocessing (CAMDR) (greetings to be read)
  • Vicki McKenna, First Vice-President, Ontario Nurses Association (ONA)
  • Rosalie Armbrust, Treasurer, Niagara Chapter, Region 3, Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO)
  English with simultaneous translation en français

Fallsview Theater

14:30-15:00 Coffee Break  

1500-1530

Activity with Keynote Speaker: Meg Soper

  English with simultaneous translation en français Fallsview Theater

1530-1700

Keynote Speaker: “Bring it On…Strategies to Create a Positive Workplace”  - Meg Soper

  English with simultaneous translation en français

Fallsview Theater

1710-2100

Wine and Hors d’œuvres with the Exhibitors

  English

 Hall A

May 1

Monday May 1, 2017

 Time  Title Educational Theme  Language  Room

0700-0830

Sponsored breakfast
Topic:
Improving Surgical Outcomes in Canada

Presenters:  Lisa Mackie, Jennifer Rodgers and Zahir Hirji

First come first serve! No advance registration.

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English

Ballroom

0845-0945

Concurrent Sessions

1.     Surgical Care Safety: Think National, Act Local

Bonnie McLeod & Jennifer Rodgers

Patient Safety

English with simultaneous translation en français

Fallsview Theatre

2.     Evidence Based Practice for Managing Perioperative Patients in the Prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

Patrick Voight

Perioperative Clinical Practice

English

201/202

3.     “WHERE DID OUR INSTRUMENTS GO?” Partnering an Ambulatory Care Hospital with Reprocessing Specialist

Thanh Vu & Tara Curnoe

Research & Administration

English

207/208

4.    Improving OR Efficiency through Surgeon Scorecard Use

Jane Kusler-Jensen 

Education

English

204

1000-1100

Electronic Distraction in the Operating Room: a Major Safety Issue

Peter Papadakos

Perioperative Clinical Practice

English with simultaneous translation en français

Fallsview Theatre

1100-1500

Exhibit Hall Open, Poster Viewing & Lunch

Educational Seminars in the Exhibit Hall:

11:30 - 2:30  AMT Surgical - Innovative Endoscopic Solutions - a Discussion for Fluid Management.
12:00 - 12:30

ACART - "Standards for sterile storage" - Katie Flynn from Acart was on the CSA standards committee for Z314.15-15 "Storage, transportation, and distribution of single use and reusable medical devices". She will outline standards for storage and distribution in the operating room and beyond.

2:00 - 2:30

ACART - "Standards for scope storage in Canada and around the world with Acart's Dri-Stor adaptive advantage". The standards for storing endoscopes are very hot topic. Katie Flynn from Acart shall outline Canada's most recent standards along with relevant American and international publications and studies.

 

English

Hall A

1500-1530

Using Perseverance to Develop ORNAC Standards

Muriel Shewchuk & Gloria Stephens

 

English with simultaneous translation en français

Fallsview Theatre

1530-1730

The ORNAC Standards and Guidelines Presentation with Guest Speaker

Kevin Woo

Panel:

 Professional Practice

English with simultaneous translation en français

Fallsview Theatre

1830-0000

Great Gatsby Dance with DJ and Swing Dancers

 

     Ballroom

Bring your Roaring 20’s outfits!

Following the success of the recent Great Gatsby film, it makes sense everyone is obsessed with 1920’s glamour and festivities, with every occasion turning into an opportunity to celebrate all things Gatsby-style.

Join us at the ScotiaBank Convention Centre, Monday, May 1 at from 18:30 to midnight for an evening themed "Great Gatsby". We will have a dance, DJ and Ballroom Swing Dancers. Bring your Roaring 20’s and let's have a great time!

Delicately beaded with soft silhouettes and elegant drop-waists, 1920’s fashion sure was stylish. Wear your fascinator, drink champagne, dress in style!

May 2

Tuesday, May 2

Time Title Educational Theme Language Room

0700-0830

Sponsored breakfast -

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Her expertise as a health practitioner and personal experience as a cancer survivor will inspire and inform us.

This event is free and open to all ORNAC attendees; however, space is limited and registration is required.

Don't forget to visit Medline Canada at booth 300 while you're at ORNAC.

Share your thoughts and excitement at #PinkGloveDance.

You are asked to REGISTER for this breakfast. Spaces are limited!

 

English

Ballroom

0845-0945

Creating a Strategic Plan for Perioperative Pressure Injury (Ulcer)

Susan Scott

 

English with simultaneous translation en français

Fallsview Theatre

1000-1100

Concurrent Sessions

1.       Two Empowering Words: I Write

Debra Clendinneng

Professional Development

English

204

2.       Perioperative Jeopardy

Chris Downey & Angela Russell

 

English with simultaneous translation en français

Fallsview Theatre

3.   Harnessing Technology in Perioperative Nursing Education

Heather Plaxton & Bhavna Pooni

 

English

207/208

4.       Perioperative Nurse Specialty Training in Rwanda

Jocelyne Granger

Education

English

201/202

1100-1500

Exhibit Hall Open, Poster Viewing & Lunch

 

English

Hall A

1500-1600

Harnessing the Power of Recognition: Resuscitation for Healthy Teams and Safe Communication

Sarah McVanel-Viney

Professional Development

English with simultaneous translation en français

Fallsview Theatre

1615-1715

Concurrent Sessions

1.       Harnessing Knowledge with Fast Track Perioperative Education

Lyanne Faucher Sinclair & Dawn Affleck

Education

English

201/202

2.     Degrees Matter: Prevent hypothermia before it starts!

Paula Mendes-Baldinelli

Education

English with simultaneous translation en français

Fallsview Theatre

3.       Disruptive Behaviors: Reducing Their Impact for a Better Tomorrow

Alexander Villafranca

Professional Development

English

207/208

4.     Bringing the Baby Friendly Initiative into the Operating Room:  The Best Start for the New Family While Maintaining OR Standards

Melissa Mackie

Perioperative Clinical Practice

English

204

TBA

Free Night to explore Niagara Falls
Check out our Tourism links

#ExploreNiagara

   

 

May 3

Wednesday, May 3

Time Title Educational Theme Language Room

0700-0830

Sponsored breakfast -

Preventing Complications at Hysteroscopy - what the OR nurse needs to know.

Dr. Ally Murji

Objectives: 

  • Discuss principles of electrosurgery at hysteroscopy
  • Learn the differences in hysteroscopic distension media
  • Tips to prevent common complications at hysteroscopy 

It if first come first serve! No advance registration.

 

 English

Ballroom

0845-0945

Concurrent Sessions

1.       Debriefing a Critical Incident in the O.R.

Carol Kirkwood

Professional Development

English

201/202

2.       Contributing Perioperative Knowledge in Quality Based Procedure (QBP), HBAM and ERAS at the Frontline

Bernadette Chiu

 

English

207/208

3.     Vendor Credentialing – Avoiding the Mess

David Loukras

Research & Administration

English

203

4.    RNFA Panel Discussion - Is the RNFA Role Accepted Across Canada

Chris Downey
Grace Groetzsch

Sarah Pelletier, RN, BScN, CPN(C), RNFA, MSc
Jane Radey
Sharon Wandzura

 Perioperative Clinical Practice

English

204

5. Beyond the surgical checklist: Perioperative risk management: The Canadian Nurses Protective Society: CNPS - Chantal Leonard

 

English with simultaneous translation en français

Fallsview Theatre

1000-1100

Concurrent Sessions

1.     Speaking Up Is Hard To Do (CORL Sponsored Presentation)

Gillian Kernaghan, MD

 

English

201/202

2.     Skin Antiseptics, Bioburden Reduction and Optimizing Skin/patient Prior to Surgery
Sponsored by 3M

Kathy McGhie

 

English with simultaneous translation en français

Fallsview Theatre

3.       Two 30 Minute Sessions

a.     Nurse Practitioner as First Assistant - Exploiting the Advanced Practice Nurse in the OR
Matthew Dubuc & Heather-Lynne Goody

Perioperative Clinical Practice

English

203

b.      Bypassing Costs and Cutting Rates of Surgical Site Infection at The Ottawa Hospital Bariatric Program
Celina Baker

Perioperative Clinical Practice

203

4.     Working Together to Protect Our Environment Kim McLennan-Robbins & Laura Smith

 

English

207/208

 5.     Patient Positioning Simulation Lab: Innovative Operative Solutions for Patient Positioning - Sponsored by AMT Surgical

Limited to 60 delegates. First come first serve! No advance registration.

Julia Cristobal
Education

English

Ballroom

1100-1300

Lunch Break

 

English

Hall A

1300-1400

Fort McMurray Evacuation Experience

Karen Espersen and Janelle Gavin

 

English with simultaneous translation en français

Fallsview Theatre

1415-1515

Concurrent Sessions

1.       A Brief EXIT Before a Grand Entrance

Kathy MacDonald & Morgan Richard

Perioperative Clinical Practice

English

201/202

2.     Patient Positioning Simulation Lab: Innovative Operative Solutions for Patient Positioning - Sponsored by AMT Surgical

Limited to 60 delegates. First come first serve! No advance registration.

Julia Cristobal

Education

English

Ballroom

3.     Improving Data Collection Efficiencies by Removing the Paper Trails

Maryann Towns

Perioperative Clinical Practice

English

207/208

4.     Implementation of Intraoperative Case Costing

Allie Akers & Rhonda Beck

Research & Administration

English

Fallsview Theatre

1530-1630

Concurrent Sessions

1.       ORNAC Consultation Workshop: Promoting the role of RNs in ORs - A National Initiative

Laurie Dawn Boyer

Professional Development

English with simultaneous translation en français

Fallsview Theatre

2.       Tourniquet Safety for RNFASponsored by Zimmer

Candace Samudio

 

English

204

3.     Clinical Audit Informs High Reliability in the Operating Room

Catherine Steel

 

English

201/202

4.     Ontario's Surgical Efficiency Target Program Drives Improvement in Perioperative Practice

Valerie Zellermeyer & Sandra Foard

Research & Administration

English

207/208

5.     Patient Positioning Simulation Lab: Innovative Operative Solutions for Patient Positioning - Sponsored by AMT Surgical

Julia Cristobal

 

English

Ballroom

18:30

ORNAC Members Appreciation Night - Table Rock Niagara Lower Landing - Theme is 'Red and White'

 

  Table Rock Niagara Lower Landing

May 4

Thursday, May 4

Time Title Educational Theme Language Room

0700-0900

 Sponsored breakfast - Safety in the OR -

Presenting on Smoke: Donna Watson, Dir. Customer Solutions, General Surgical Products & Advanced Surgical Technologies

The Hidden Costs of Manual Counting: Dr. Victoria Steelman

 

English

Ballroom

0915-1015

Concurrent Sessions

1.       Les soins périopératoires au Québec

Sylvie Beauregard and Isabelle André

Éducation

français

Fallsview Theatre

2.   Harnessing OuR Power: Collaboration and information sharing among perioperative educators - Jennifer Pettit, Dina St. Aubin and Elizabeth Stec

 

English

201/202

3.     Expansion of Transition Related Surgery

Nichole Bentley & Duane Stockley

Perioperative Clinical Practice

English

207/208

4.     Effectiveness of Tablet Computer Game for Reducing Pediatric Preoperative Anxiety

Fu Xiaoling & Nong Zhu

Perioperative Clinical Practice

English

204

1030-1130

Concurrent Sessions

1.  Chief Cook and Bottle-washer – Perioperative Nursing in a Field Hospital

Rachel Meagher

 

English

Fallsview Theatre

2.     Healthy Perioperative Nurses, Happy Workplace

Phuong Nguyen

Professional Development

English

201/202

3.     Providing Exemplary Collaborative Care for Patients with Autism

Marian Simonffy

Perioperative Clinical Practice

English

204

4.       The Novice Perioperative Nurse: A Journey to Educate and Retain Our Future

Dawn Affleck

 

Education

 

English

 

207/208

 

1130 - 1230

Lunch Break

 

 

 Ballroom

1230-1400

ORNAC Annual General Meeting

 

English with simultaneous translation en français

Fallsview Theatre

1415-1600

Closing Keynote - Patients Matter: Why Patient-Centered Care Will Make You a Better Nurse

Mark Black

Closing Ceremonies

 

English with simultaneous translation en français

Fallsview Theatre

 

Networking Events:

Sunday:            Grand Opening of Exhibits and Social Time with Exhibitors (Exhibit Hall)

Monday:           Great Gatsby Dance with DJ and Swing Dancers (Ballroom) Bring your Roaring 20’s outfits

Following the success of the recent Great Gatsby film, it makes sense everyone is obsessed with 1920’s glamour and festivities, with every occasion turning into an opportunity to celebrate all things Gatsby-style.

Join us at the ScotiaBank Convention Centre, Monday, May 1 at from 18:30 to midnight for an evening themed "Great Gatsby". We will have a dance, DJ and Ballroom Swing Dancers. Bring your Roaring 20’s and let's have a great time!

Delicately beaded with soft silhouettes and elegant drop-waists, 1920’s fashion sure was stylish. Wear your fascinator, drink champagne, dress in style!

Tuesday:           Free Night to Discover Niagara

Wednesday:      ORNAC Members Appreciation (Red & White) / Appréciation des membres de l’AIISOC (rouge et blanc)

 

For additional details or to register visit www.ORNAC.ca.