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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.

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