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PEI Chapter Night Out to Local Restaurant

The PEI Chapter of CANO/ACIO along with the RNs at the PEI Cancer Treatment Centre and our satellite Prince County Hospital will celebrate OND by partnering with CCS and promoting the Buy A Daffodil Campaign.

We also are planning a night out together at a local restaurant on April 7, 2015. This invite is extended to all Oncology Nurses both past and present. Our oncology nurses will be presented with a small gift in recognition of the dedicated care that they give to our patients. We have also ordered the Oncology Nurses Pocket Guides to give to our nurses. Following our dinner we will hold our local CANO/ACIO meeting with our CANO/ACIO members.

The Greater Toronto Chapter of Oncology Nurses is planning an amazing educational event for OND

The Greater Toronto Chapter of Oncology Nurses is planning an amazing educational event for OND on April 7th. See poster below.
They are also planning an exciting fund-raiser for the 2015 CANO/ACIO conference in Toronto that will be held before the educational event on April 7th from 6-7 pm. See poster below.

There will be a number of magnificent prizes to raffle – tickets will be sold at the event and winners announced after the dinner.  The silent auction will be a hit too! They are absolutely thrilled to announce one of their grand prize silent auction items is a $500 voucher for the winner to put towards any fantastic de Souza courses! Wow!

Join GTCON for a wonderful evening of learning, networking and supporting a good cause!

 

 

Manitoba Chapter ~ Three Events

Please join us in celebrating Oncology Nursing Day Tuesday April 7th, 2015
The CANO/ACIO-MB executive would like to invite you to an evening dinner presentation to celebrate Oncology Nursing Day.
Manitoba -Oncology Nursing Evening Celebration 2015
On behalf of the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology-Manitoba Chapter (CANO-MB) together with CancerCare Manitoba, the Community Cancer Programs Network and the WRHA Oncology Program, we would like to celebrate and recognize this day together with all Oncology Nurses within Manitoba. This includes nurses working in specialized inpatient hospitals, ambulatory clinics, screening programs, supportive care facilities and community settings. You are all invited on April 7th to attend in person in the CCMB MacCharles Site, Executive Board Room on the 4th floor, or via MB Telehealth. Open registration has been set up with the title of: “Oncology Nursing Day”. We expect the celebration to start at 12:00 and end by 1:00 p.m. Please note MB Telehealth has been booked from 11:30 a.m. ‐ 1:30 p.m. in case we need more time to celebrate. We encourage you to book Telehealth from your locations now so you do not miss this celebration.
Manitoba -Oncology Nursing Day Invitation 2015

 

Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology, Manitoba Branch
12th Annual CANO Manitoba & Oncology Nursing Day Celebration
Workshop Registration Form: “The Changing Face of Cancer: Genetics in Cancer Care”
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 ~ Inn at the Forks
Manitoba -CANO May 2015 Workshop Registration Form

 

Champlain Local Chapter Pizza Lunch & POGO Webinar

Dear Oncology Nurses & Friends of Oncology Nurses,

The Champlain Local Chapter will be hosting a Pizza Lunch at The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre for Oncology Nursing Day on April 7th, 2015.

 

     

 AND

In celebration and recognition of pediatric oncology nurses across Canada,
a POGO webinar will be televised in the

MDU Conference Room 2522 from 0900 – 1400

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

featuring

Kathleen Ruccione, PhD, MPH, RN, CPON, FAAN
Director, HOPE Resource Center
Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases
Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, CA

Please join us for an opportunity to learn, share and connect with your colleagues, to hear from experts in the field of nursing and to celebrate the work of oncology nurses!

Topics covered will include language and communication, managing HLH, qualitative research analysis and more.

Complete agenda below:
Garron-Family-Cancer-Centre-Visiting-Scholar_WEB_Mar-23

ONIGA-South 2015 Chapter Award Honoree

 

ONIGA-South has identified, interviewed, and awarded our OND Chapter Award Honoree to Theo Johnston.

 

Theo Johnston, RN, BN.

Breast Tumor Group Nurse Coordinator

Theo Johnston entered nursing at the Kingston General Hospital in 1970.  In 1973, she found herself in Calgary, Alberta at the Holy Cross Hospital with general female and gynecological surgery.  She took some time off her nursing career to raise her three children, and even traveled to Malaysia and Abudabi while they were young.

She returned to nursing at the Rockyview General Hospital in urology after completing her refresher course in 1988.  Theo pursued further education by entering the post-diploma program and completing her Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Calgary in 1995.

In 1996, after a request for a specific surgeon’s recommendation and a very daunting interview by one of our oncologists, Theo began oncology nursing at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre (TBCC).  She recounts that the surgeon’s recommendation included the glowing review, “she is a nice lady, she won’t give you any trouble”.  She has been in ambulatory oncology at the TBCC ever since.

Theo is most proud of creating the Breast Tumour Group Coordinator role.  This endeavor began in 2007 with a joint pilot project between Alberta Health Services and Alberta Health & Wellness.  The outcomes were clear around the importance of the role and expertise of experienced oncology nurses.  In fact, it was so successful that it is currently an operational nursing position in almost all tumour sites at TBCC.  Her hard work and dedication to her patients was recognized in 2009 at the CANO Conference in Montreal with the AstraZeneca Award.

Interestingly, Theo’s nursing career will have a serendipitous closing as she will be retiring this Fall, back working at the Holy Cross site.  When asked what she plans to do in retirement, Theo responded, “I will do anything I want, any time I want to”, which includes spending time with her grandkids, 13-year-old dog Maxine, and her new grandchild who is due in June.  Theo’s retirement is well-deserved; she has been a mentor and inspiration to all nurses who have been fortunate to work with her.

ONIGA-South 2015 Chapter Award Honoree

ONIGA-South has identified, interviewed, and awarded our OND Chapter Award Honoree to Theo Johnston.

 

 

 

Theo Johnston, R.N., B.N.

Breast Tumor Group Nurse Coordinator

Theo Johnston entered nursing at the Kingston General Hospital in 1970.  In 1973, she found herself in Calgary, Alberta at the Holy Cross Hospital with general female and gynecological surgery.  She took some time off her nursing career to raise her three children, and even traveled to Malaysia and Abudabi while they were young.

She returned to nursing at the Rockyview General Hospital in urology after completing her refresher course in 1988.  Theo pursued further education by entering the post-diploma program and completing her Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Calgary in 1995.

In 1996, after a request for a specific surgeon’s recommendation and a very daunting interview by one of our oncologists, Theo began oncology nursing at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre (TBCC).  She recounts that the surgeon’s recommendation included the glowing review, “she is a nice lady, she won’t give you any trouble”.  She has been in ambulatory oncology at the TBCC ever since.

Theo is most proud of creating the Breast Tumour Group Coordinator role.  This endeavor began in 2007 with a joint pilot project between Alberta Health Services and Alberta Health & Wellness.  The outcomes were clear around the importance of the role and expertise of experienced oncology nurses.  In fact, it was so successful that it is currently an operational nursing position in almost all tumour sites at TBCC.  Her hard work and dedication to her patients was recognized in 2009 at the CANO Conference in Montreal with the AstraZeneca Award.

Interestingly, Theo’s nursing career will have a serendipitous closing as she will be retiring this Fall, back working at the Holy Cross site.  When asked what she plans to do in retirement, Theo responded, “I will do anything I want, any time I want to”, which includes spending time with her grandkids, 13-year-old dog Maxine, and her new grandchild who is due in June.  Theo’s retirement is well-deserved; she has been a mentor and inspiration to all nurses who have been fortunate to work with her.

 

ONIGA-South Chapter & Tom Baker Cancer Center Celebrating OND

OND Event:  April 7th ONIGA-South and the Tom Baker Cancer Centre is celebrating OND by announcing our Chapter Award Honoree.

The Tom Baker Cancer Centre takes part in the DAISY Award program to recognize and celebrate nursing excellence (see http://daisyfoundation.org/ for more details).  This OND, we will be hosting our 3rd DAISY Award Ceremony to recognize excellence in oncology nursing by highlighting the nominees and announcing the DAISY Award Honoree, as well as our Chapter Award Honoree.  This event has been very well received at TBCC and is supported by all levels of management.   What better way to recognize our nurses and thank them for their hard work and dedication than by integrating both awards!

Simcoe Muskoka Chapter: OND Dinner Celebration!

This year the Simcoe Muskoka Chapter is planning on a wonderful dinner at Liberty North in Barrie on Wed April 8th 2015.

Novartis is sponsoring the dinner again this year.  There will be prizes and a picture video presentation of all our nurses.

Keynote Speakers:

Nicole Moore, RN, known as the “Shark Lady” since a couple of years ago Nicole made front page news internationally for surviving a shark attack in the Gulf while visiting Cancun.

Susan Haiplik from Gilda’s club, volunteer and community outreach coordinator.

Nova Scotia in celebration of OND…

Here in Nova Scotia, in celebration of Oncology Nurses Day, we are planning a special cake and coffee break to honor oncology nurses at each of our health district sites.

We would like to thank each and every one of our amazing nurses, who care for our oncology patients and their families, for their dedication, compassion and commitment to the oncology nursing profession. OND is a time to celebrate our nurses and to show our appreciation of all they do.

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