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CCCN Canadian Cardiovascular Conference Program

Opening Plenary Speaker
Sunday October 26th, 2014

CCCN is please to announce Dr. Sandra Lauck PhD, RN as its opening plenary speaker.

Driving practice and improving outcomes: Strengthening cardiovascular nurses' impact and partnerships

Cardiovascular nurses play a pivotal role in driving practice and contributing to patients' outcomes. Daily, nurses seek opportunities to promote health in the midst of chronic disease and acute illness, and develop processes, protocols and interventions to improve outcomes.  Our role in the complex and changing clinical cardiovascular landscape is rooted in the promotion of best practices, and our scope ranges from the bedside to the board room. Together, we can use our critical mass, expertise and passion for patient care to develop a road map to strengthen our collective contributions to people's health.


Sandra is a clinical nurse specialist and a clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia School of Nursing. She serves as the BC Clinical Director for the provincial transcatheter heart valve program, and is a clinician scientist associated with the Centre for Heart Valve Innovation.

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Health Promotion and Advocacy Activity - Monday October 27th, 2014
Join the Board of Directors and Health Promotion and Advocacy Committee Members at 11:50 for a 20 minute Interactive Demonstration Session: The Healthy Heart Benefits of Tai Chi
This session will be followed by our CCCN Health Promotion Keynote Plenary Session: Dr. John Oliffe, “Gendering Cardiovascular Disease and Heart Health”

Gendering Cardiovascular Disease and Heart Health 


Dr. Oliffe is a Professor at the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia. Founder and lead investigator of UBC's Men's Health Research program (www.menshealthresearch.ubc.ca), his work focuses on masculinities as it influences men's health behaviors and illness management, and its impact on partners, families and overall life quality. His research provides key insights to guide clinicians and researchers toward advancing gender-sensitive health promotion practices.

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