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Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses (CCCN)
Spring Nursing Conference & Annual General Meeting
 "Update Your Cardiovascular Nursing Toolkit"
Friday May 26th and Saturday May 27th, 2017

CCCN would like to thank the following sponsors and exhibitors for supporting our Annual Spring Conference taking place in Victoria, BC May 26th and 27th, 2017:
  •     AstraZeneca
  •     Servier
  •     Dairy Farmers of Canada
Friday May 26th Program

07:45 to
 Registration and Breakfast
Sponsored By: AstraZeneca
08:45 to
Greetings from CCCN President
Susan Morris
09:00 to
Opening Plenary
Inflammation and Coronary Artery Disease
Dr. Imad Nadra, Interventional Cardiologist, Royal Jubilee Hospital
10:00 to
Health Break
 10:15 to

Concurrent Session 1
Canadian Cardiovascular Nurses' Knowledge, Practice and  Advocacy Role In Promoting Evidence-Based Pre-Procedural Fasting Guidelines
R-L Millard, S Reimer Kirkham & J Reimer-Kent

Concurrent Session 2
Revision of the Cardiac Prodromal Symptoms Screening Scale: A Qualitative Exploration of Ischemic Symptomology
S O'Keefe-McCarthy, L Keeping-Burke, K Taplay, J Salfi & J Crawford
11:05 to
Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)
Dr. Rosanne Beuthin
Island Health Consultant for MAID
 12:05 to
Lunch (12:05 – 12:30) &
CCCN Annual General Meeting (12:30 – 13:15)
 13:20 to
Insights into Pacemaker and ICD Technology and Application to Patient Care
Jocelyn Cooper
Clinical Consultant
 14:35 to
Health Break
 14:55 to

Concurrent Session 3
Perceptions of Experienced Nurses To What Influenced Their Decision To Leave Clinical Practice
D Hayward

Concurrent Session 4
Wise Choices: Does My Patient Really Need Telemetry?
N Cook, S Crowe, J Reimer-Kent
 15:40 to
TAVI: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going?
 Dr Sandra Lauck 
Clinician Scientist, Centre for Heart Valve Innovation, St. Paul’s Hospital

Saturday May 27th Program

07:30 to
 Registration and Breakfast
Clinical Practice Guidelines: Are you up to Date?
Dorothy Morris & Rody Pike
 08:35 to

Concurrent Session 5
Targeted Temperature Management Post Cardiac Arrest
S Morris

Concurrent Session 6
The Evolution of BC's Provincial Heart Failure‎ Strategy: It's Influence on Clinical Practice and Patient Care
B. Catlin
09:50 to
Health Break
10:05 to

Concurrent Session 7
Heart Failure and Palliative Care: Bridging the Gap
L Runcie

Concurrent Session 8
Sub-Speciality Clinical Training for Graduate Nurses in a Pakistan Nursing School
Z Bhimji 
 10:55 to
The Journey of Living with Atrial Fibrillation
Tracy Gwozd, NP, St. Paul’s Hospital
Sponsored By: Servier
12:00 to
Sponsored By: Servier
 12:30 to
What’s New in Heart Failure Management in Canada
Karen Harkness, Hamilton Health Centre Hamilton Health Sciences Sponsored By: Servier
 13:35 to
Cardiac Surgery Anesthesia Review - Special Considerations in the Elderly
Dr.  Michael Kinahan
Cardiac Surgery Anesthesiologist, Royal Jubilee Hospital
 14:20 to
Health Break
 14:40 to

Acute and Some Ugly Aortic Dissections
Dr. John Bozinovski
Cardiac Surgeon, Royal Jubilee Hospital
 15:30 to

Closing Plenary
Anxiety Disorders Associated with Arrhythmias and ICDs
Dr. Chris Blashko
Psychiatrist. Mental Health and Addiction Services, Island Health

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Date: Tuesday March 17, 2020
Time: 10:00 PDT, 11:00 MDT, 13:00 EDT, 14:00 ADT.
Register: Email kathryn@cccn.ca.