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Canadian Cardiovascular Congress
October 21 - 24, 2017 - Vancouver, BC

CCCN Scientific Program
October 22 & 23 2017
Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC)

CCCN Scientific Session Program

CCCN Opening Ceremonies & Plenary Session
Sunday October 22 2017
VCC 211-214

CCCN is pleased to have Jilianne Code, Ph.D and Rodolfo Pike, RN BN MN NP as its opening plenary speakers.

The lived experience of cardiovascular nursing: A patient’s perspective

The lived experience of cardiovascular disease is a journey shared most intimately between patients and nurses. Providing voice to this experience, two individuals with cardiovascular disease share their journey through the health care system. With these two different perspectives, ones as a cardiovascular nurse turned patient and another as an academic turned patient, affords the opportunity to learn about nursing from the patient perspective with the aim of enhancing nursing practice.

Dr. Jillianne Code,  is a heart transplant recipient and heart failure survivor, co-founder and President of the HeartLife Foundation, Canada’s first – and only – national patient-led heart failure organization, assistant professor at University of British Columbia, post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University, keynote speaker, blogger at heartfailuretoharvard.com, and passionate promoter of patient and family centred care.

Throughout his career, Rodolfo has held many roles in various cardiac departments. He has worked as a staff nurse, clinic educator and currently works as a nurse practitioner at a heart function clinic in St. John’s, Newfoundland.  He remains an active member with the Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses and the Canadian Heart Failure Society. Rodolfo’s research has been presented at a local, national and international level. He is also an avid presenter on cardiac related topics, has served on various cardiac related advisory panels and his work has been published in peer reviewed journals.

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CCCN Health Promotion & Advocacy Plenary Session
Monday October 23, 2017
VCC 109-110

CCCN is pleased to have Susanne Burns as its Health Promotion & Advocacy plenary speaker.

The Social Interaction Connection to Life Long Health

Susanne has worked over 27 years in cardiovascular health care settings from critical care to community and academic research settings. She completed her Master’s of Science in Nursing at the University of British Columbia receiving a Heart & Stroke Foundation and Canadian Institute of Health and Research Nursing Research Fellowship with her thesis. Susanne has presented her clinical and research findings nationally and internationally. Susanne has worked in Cardiac Rehabilitation, Prevention and Risk Reduction for twenty years and has worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at St.Pauls Hosptial Healthy Heart Program and for Fraser Health Authority regional Cardiac Services. She has a continued passion for exercise and risk reduction and improving the transition of care for people with heart disease.

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