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Newfoundland & Labrador Chapter OND Events

Oncology nurses in Newfoundland and Labrador will be officially welcomed to the city council chambers by the Mayor of Canada’s oldest city, His Worship Mayor Dennis O’Keefe. The OND 2012 proclamation will be signed and CANO nurses will be invited to address the City Council to explain the valuable contribution oncology nurses play in the health of those touched by or at risk for cancer.

Morning Coffee

9:30 -11:00 am: CANO NL will host a morning coffee at the local cancer clinic for nurses working in a variety of practice settings and providing care to individuals touched by caner. Nurses have been invited from inpatient and ambulatory care settings, those caring for adults and children, spanning the continuum of care from prevention and screening through treatment, rehabilitation and including those nurses providing end of life care for individuals.

Lunch and Learn

12:00 – 13:00 (with a repeat from 13:00 – 14:00): In keeping with the theme of OND, CANO NL will also be offering a lunch time presentation for all support staff that provide a variety of extremely important services which impact the quality of care we provide to those for whom we provide nursing services.   The presentation will be given by two experienced oncology nurses and is entitled “Working Together As We Care For Our Patients” Staff will be invited to join us for lunch and an informal discussion of the joys and challenges we face on a daily basis.

Evening Talk

19:30 -21:30: On Tuesday evening, health care providers, who care for oncology patients and their loved ones anywhere along the continuum of care, will be invited to the Cancer Centre for an interactive learning experience. The intent of the evening is to gaining a greater understanding and respect for the multiple roles nurses and others provide in the care of individual at risk for or diagnosed with cancer. After a short introduction participants will be guided through a variety of “stations’’ with in the Cancer Centre including speciality nursing roles such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, outpatient clinics, lymphedema, clinical trials, palliative care, and patient navigation. This will provide an opportunity for nurses to share information about the areas in which they work both within and outside of the cancer centre. It will also provide an opportunity to encourage an exchange of questions and answers and identification of issues for which better collaboration will improves the lives of patient and families as well as nurses. Following this, individuals will be invited to a networking opportunity in the staff lounge where refreshments will be provided.

Cancer & The Inuit

The Champlain Chapter of CANO presents their advocacy initiative entitled “Cancer & The Inuit”.

Michelle Valberg – Valberg Imaging

Jacqueline Ellis RN Ph.D  – University of Ottawa / CHEO

Marian Waldie RN BScN CON(C) – Cancer Assessment Clinic

Kim Franchina, RN, CON(C), CHPCN(C) – TOH – Hematology Program

Tooneejoulee Kootoo-Chiarello – Inuit Community Member

Date:    Monday April 2, 2012

Time:    5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Location:    The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Clinic

Conference Room A & B

Admission:    CANO Members: $0.99 / 1 raffle ticket

Non-Members:  $4.95 / 5 raffle tickets

RSVP by March 30 to  lholmes@toh.on.ca

de Souza Institute OND Celebration

No matter where you are in Ontario on April 3rd, 2012 take some time out of your busy day to connect with other hardworking nurses as we celebrate Oncology Nursing Day. Listen to Dr. Mary Jane Esplen, Director of de Souza Institute live at 8:30 am (EST), as she talks about the renowned de Souza Institute and its prestigious Designations to nurses at the Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. In her presentation, Dr. Mary Jane Esplen will be recognizing champion RNs who are working towards their de Souza Nurse Designation.

To connect via videoconference to this special event please share the following link with your local telemedicine coordinator:https://schedule.otn.ca/tsm/portal/nonclinical/details.do?request.requestId=20764425.

This presentation will also be accessible via live and archived webcast for nurses who do not have access to OTN. To watch the live webcast go to: http://webcast.otn.ca/liveevents.html.

OND Flash Mobs

Oncology nurses across Canada will participate in public flash mob events in cities across Canada. Check back later on our Video page on this site to see the results!

Oncology nurses all over Canada will raise awareness by doing the same flash mob and dance to the same music at noon in public spaces of various cities around the country. After the dance the nurses will keep a moment of silence to think of the victims of cancer before dispersing.

The events will take place on Tuesday April 3, 2012 at noon.

The music and the dance moves can be seen in this video. The nurses should wear the CANO/ACIO Colors Orange, Cranberry or be wearing a nursing scrub and wear their CANO/ACIO pin.

Each flash mob group should have one responsible person to film the flash mob and send the video to CANO/ACIO Head Office after the flashmob on Oncology Nursing Day.

Head Office will then upload all the videos to the new CANO/ACIO YouTube Channel that will be launched together with OND 2012! Please contact us at cano@malachite-mgmt.com for further instructions.

To advertise your flashmob, nurses are encouraged to download and use the “Let’s Flashmob” poster.

London Chapter Luncheons

On April 3rd,. the London Chapter of CANO will be having lunches for the nurses, both in-patient, out-patient. For the first time we will be doing this with the pediatric group as well. At the lunch we will be showing our video “Why I Love to Nurse in Oncology”.

BCONG & BC Cancer Agency Event

National Oncology Nursing Day is Tuesday, April 3, 2012, and this year’s theme is “Partners in Care: Advocating for Excellence”. BCONG (BC chapter of the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology) and the BC Cancer Agency are hosting an early evening event for networking, information, and inspiration. Our evening features key note speaker Barbara Fitzgerald (Vice President of CANO and Director of Nursing at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto) and a panel of nurses- all who are “partners in care and advocates for excellence”.

Please save the date and time: Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 5:00-7:30 pm.

Location: Each of the five BC Cancer Agency’s regional centres – Vancouver, Fraser Valley (Surrey), Abbotsford, Vancouver Island (Victoria) and Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior (Kelowna)

The evening will be videolinked, so please join us in person at one of the BCCA centres, or contact your local telehealth coordinator and join us by videolink! Please RSVP to the contact at the centre where you would like to attend this event.

Vancouver Island Centre:  Theressa Zapach (tzapach@bccancer.bc.ca)

Sindi Ahluwahlia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior:  Judi Piper-Wallace (Judi.Piper-Wallace@bccancer.bc.ca)

Vancouver Centre:  Zahra Lalani (zlalani2@bccancer.bc.ca)

Abbotsford Centre:  Laura Mercer (lmercer2@bccancer.bc.ca)

Fraser Valley Centre:  Jagbir Kohli (Jagbir.Kohli@bccancer.bc.ca)

 If you have arranged to link in via telehealth from a Communities Oncology Network Site, please contact Heather Watson (hwatson@bccancer.bc.ca) know.  Heather can let you know about support for light meal costs for you as well.

ONIGA South Chapter OND Dinner

Our annual oncology nursing day dinner will be held on April 4th at Heritage Park Historical Village in Calgary. This year we focused on survivorship and the role of oncology nurses in supporting patients and families through the transition from active treatment to survivorship care. Our dinner will feature three guest speakers each with a unique perspective on survivorship care and the role oncology nurses play. Our key note speaker is Dr. Janine.Giese-Davis, a psychologist, who works out of the Tom Baker Cancer Center in Calgary, who has worked with many oncology nurses on several survivorship care plan research projects. Her talk is titled “Improving the transition to cancer survivorship, the role of oncology nurses”.

Our second speaker is Mike Lang a cancer survivor. Mike is working closely with Dr. Giese-Davis on updating an online Alberta based survivorship website called CancerBRIDGES (www.cancerbridges.ca). Mike will be sharing how oncology nurses can use this website as a supportive care resource for patients and families dealing with survivorship issues. Our final speakers are Karla and Heather, also cancer survivors, who have co-founded the non-profit Cancer Chic (www.cancerchic.ca) as a way to support other young women who are living with or have lived through cancer. They will be talking about survivorship from their perspective and how Cancer Chic could be an additional supportive care resource oncology nurses can offer their patients.

Spacing at the event is limited. For further information, please contact Sydney Phillips Sydney.Phillips2@albertahealthservices.ca.

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