The 2011 CCCN Annual General Meeting and Scientific Sessions was held in Vancouver, October 22 to 25, 2011 as part of the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC), the premier annual cardiovascular event in Canada. There were approximately 600 CCCN members in attendance. CCCN sessions showcased a wide range of outstanding clinical and research work in the CV nursing field.
We had the following plenary speakers:
- Martha Mackay, PhD, RN, CCN(C) who spoke on "Assumptions about ischemic heart disease: Are we really all the same?". For a detailed bio, please click here.
- Barbara L. Mildon, RN, PhD, CHE, CCHNC(C) who spoke on "Health Pormotion for Nurses: From Research to Recommendations - Why is the Canadian Nurses Association advocating improving the workplace for nurses? What factors contribute to nurse fatigue?". For a detailed bio, please click here.
In addition to the plenary speakers, there were three pre-congress workshops on the following topics:
- Workshop 1 - Putting the "self" back in to self-care: Management tips for successful Heart Failure
- Part 1 Understanding Self-care in Patients with Heart Failure
- Part 2 Managing Heart Failure in the Elderly and Heart Failure Transition of Care A case-based review and discussion of the CCS guidelines with a focus on the clinical issues and management related to self-care
- Workshop 2 - Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices (Pacemakers, ICD’s and CRT) “The Basics and Beyond”. A copy of this presentation is available by clicking here.
- Workshop 3 - Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Cardiac Nurses
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CCCN held a closing plenary session consisting of a Panel Presentation that discussed the topic “Cardiac Disease - When the nurse becomes the patient!”
CCCN's Board of Directors would like to thank all of those who attend our sessions and look forward to seeing everyone in Toronto, October 27 to 31, 2012. More details to follow when available.
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