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Fall Education Event – ONIGA South Chapter

Event: “Up Close and Personal at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre”
Date: October 29th, 2014
Time: 5:00pm
Location: TBCC Auditorium, Main Floor

ONIGA’s Fall Education event titled, “”Up Close & Personal at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre” was our chapter’s first student exclusive event. 

This was fitting since our goal this year was to increase recruitment and retention.  As well, this offered a means of increasing awareness and interest of oncology nursing, and also relationship building and networking with both local universities in Calgary.  The students were taken on a tour of the cancer centre, had a presentation from a patient on their experience and cancer journey, a discussion on the importance of the oncology nursing role, explanation of the various oncology nursing roles at the centre and also a Q&A period with our expert oncology nurses. 

We had 32 students attend the evening, and created an evaluation of the evening to gather data on student interests in oncology and gaps in knowledge for future education events.  We felt this was a huge success in “Engaging for Excellence” at the university level to enhance interest and awareness of the great career oncology nursing provides!

What Is A Nurse

What Is A Nurse
By
Mary Lyon RN, CON(C), CHPCN(C)
Specialized Oncology Nurse
Stronach Regional Cancer Centre
at Southlake Regional Health Centre
Newmarket, Ontario
905-895-4521

What is a Nurse

I sit beside you at the bedside, your eyes are closed
your hands are still and cool to touch.
I watch you breathe slow shallow breaths with moments of
pause
My breath stops with each pause of yours

My life, whatever I have is separate from yours
You have your family and I have mine.

But we are connected you and I in this moment of time
We have this light around us that helps you move into your next
experience.

You are part of why I am a nurse.  I have become who I am because of
such experiences.

I reflect on the past
moments of joy; elation; sadness; success; security; insecurity; happiness; hope.

Chapter Event – Manitoba Oncology Nursing Day Celebration

On April 2, the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology – Manitoba Chapter (CANO-MB) together with Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg celebrated the 10th Annual Oncology Nurses Day at a reception on the HSC campus.

Manitoba Minister of Health, Theresa Oswald, delivered the official proclamation to oncology nurses across Manitoba.

MANIOTBA Chapter – OND Celebration
From left to right: Barb Ammeter (CANOMB – Treasurer), Minister of Health Honourable Theresa Oswald, Michelle Rosentreter (President CANO MB), Darlene Grantham (Vice President, CANO MB)

CANO MB Continuing Education Award Winners – Shellie Anderson, Rose Wolshyn, Awards Chairperson, and Patricia Benjaminson.
The scholarships are for $1000 each and encourage oncology nurses in Manitoba to pursue education in conferences, or workshops that will enhance their oncology practice.

Shellie Anderson (left) Rose Wolshyn, Awards Chairperson, and Patricia Benjaminson (right)

CANO MB Chapter Executive showing off the OND cake!

CANO MB Chapter Executive

BC Oncology Nursing Day Award

On April 2nd, BCONG and the BC Cancer Agency professional nursing department hosted an evening supper and speakers event, celebrating the 10th Oncology Nurses Day: Inspiring Change.

As BC Minister of Health – Honourable Margaret MacDiarmid – was attending; Tracy Truant, RN, MSN was awarded with the Oncology Nurses Day Award.

OND Award Tracy Truant with BC Health Minister, Honourable Margaret MacDiarmid

Province of Manitoba – Proclamation

On April 2nd, the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology: Manitoba Chapter (CANO-MB) together with Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg celebrated the 10th Annual Oncology Nurses Day at a reception on the HSC campus.
Manitoba Minister of Health, Theresa Oswald, delivered the official proclamation to oncology nurses across Manitoba.

From left to right: Barb Ammeter (CANOMB – Treasurer), Minister of Health Honourable Theresa Oswald, Michelle Rosentreter (President CANO MB), Darlene Grantham (Vice President, CANO MB)

OND Celebration Breakfast – Newmarket, Ontario

Please click here to see the OND celebration at Stronach Regional Cancer Centre at Southlake in Newmarket, Ontario.

Event: OND Celebration Breakfast
Date
: Tuesday, April 2nd 2013
Time: 8:00-9:00 am
Location: Stronach Regional Cancer Centre at Southlake in Newmarket, Ontario

City of Vancouver – Proclamation

BC Cancer Agency’s Vancouver Centre Nursing Integration Committee, with  Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson’s Oncology Nursing Day proclamation.

From left to right, the nurses are Janice Dirksen, Arlyn Heywood, Karen Janes, Elizabeth Beddard-Huber, Mary McCullum, Lindsay Schwartz, Debbie Jepson, Michelle Moore, Jennifer Rosychuck, and Candace Davey

 

Vancouver – Flashmob

On April 2, 2013 for the 10th Oncology Nursing Day, Vancouver CANO/ACIO members organized a flashmob event.

Vancouver

Oncology Nursing Day on CBC Radio – Vancouver

Oncology Nursing Day on Vancouver CBC Radio Early Edition – April 2nd

Please click here to listen to Helena Akrigg interview on CBC Radio – Vancouver Early Edition on April 2 for the 10th Oncology Nursing Day – please move to the 1:10:48 time mark to listen to the beginning of the interview.

Oncology Nursing Day on CBC Radio – Halifax

CBC Radio Information Morning – April 1st

Jennifer Fahie nurse in haematology and medical oncology at Capital Health, was interviewed on CBC Radio Information Morning in Halifax on April 1. Please click here to listen to her interview.

Province of Nova Scotia – Proclamation

On  April 2nd at 1:45pm on in Halifax Province House, nurses Joan Hamilton, Kara Henman and Karen Woodworth met Premiere Darryl Dexter and the Minster of Health and Wellness David Wilson for the signing of the proclamation.

After the signing, they were invited to the visitors’ gallery in the Legislature where Minister Wilson introduced the nurses to the Legislature’ members and read a resolution for oncology nursing day!

FromLeft-right: Joan Hamilton, Kara Henman and Karen Woodworth with
Premiere Darryl Dexter and the Minster of Health and Wellness David Wilson

Chapter Event – Nova Scotia – Halifax

Nova Scotia Chapter is celebrating OND 2013 in Halifax:

• Event description:
Social Event

• Where?
Your Fathers Moustache

• When?
April 2nd, 5pm

Evening Session Palliative Care: “Its All About the Living”

CANO NL invites Nurses to Attend an Evening Session Palliative Care: “Its All About the Living” on Tuesday, April 2 – 7:30 p.m.

Lecture Theatre B, Health Sciences

Guest Speaker: Carmel Collins RN BN,NP-PHC CHPCN (c)

To Register Call 777-5067
Limited Registration
Refreshments will be served
Eligible for 2 hrs. CCP

Please click here to see the official invitation.

 

Oncology Nurses Day – Stand Proud Contest

The Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology – Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter (CANO – NL) are asking Registered Nurses to stand proud of the contribution they make to cancer care in our province.

  • Are you a Registered Nurse involved with individuals during the screening, diagnosis or treatment of cancer?
  • Are you the Registered Nurse caring for patients and families at home as they move through the continuum of care?
  • Or, are you the Registered Nurse caring for individuals trying to put their life back together following treatment for cancer?

Maybe, life is coming to an end and you are supporting patients and their families through this difficult time. It doesn’t matter where you work – if you care for individuals touched by a cancer diagnosis then you are an oncology nurse. Stand proud and celebrate Oncology Nurses Day (OND) by wearing orange on April 2nd – a symbol of the compassion and care you bring to oncology nursing practice.

If you are a Registered Nurse contributing to cancer care, forward your name and contact information to Kathy.fitzgerald@easternhealth.ca and have your name entered for a prize to be awarded at a CANO-NL event on April 12th.

Remember; wear orange on April 2!

City of St John’s – Proclamation

Canadian Oncology Nursing Day will be going to St John’s City Council on Monday April 1st at 4:30pm. Mayor O’Keefe will be signing the proclamation with the below nursing attending:
•    Darlene Osmond, Division Manager
•    Gale Roberts, Oncology/Hematology Coordinator for Children
•    Stephanie Eason, APPHON Coordinator

Chapter Event – Toronto TCON

Greetings from the TCON Executives!

You are invited to the 2013 TCON Oncology Nursing Day celebration at the Westin Prince Hotel.

Date: Tuesday, April 2nd 2013
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: 900 York Mills, Toronto, Ontario

Highlights include
•         Greetings from Executive team
•         “The Nuts and Bolts of Melanoma” presentation by Dr. Teresa Petrella from the Odette Cancer Centre
•         Oncology Nurse to Know Award
•         Membership drive
•         Door prizes

Seating is limited. Please register by  March 27, 2013  to Sabrina Bennett at Sabrina.bennett@uhn.ca  (with your CANO membership number) to avoid disappointment.

We hope to see you all then!

Warmest regard from your TCON Executives

POGO invites you to celebrate OND!

The POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario) Nursing Committee would like to thank you for your dedication to paediatric oncology nursing. In recognition of your tireless efforts on behalf of children with cancer and their families, we have organized a one hour webinar on the soon to be published POGO Guideline for the Prevention of Acute Nausea and Vomiting due to Antineoplastic Medication.

Details of this event are as follows:

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST

Location: Participants can join the webinar from anywhere with an internet connection. Login instructions and other details will be circulated prior to the event.

Audience: Paediatric oncology nurses – all are welcome!

Speaker:
Lee Dupuis (BSc, BScPhm, RPh, ACPR, MScPhm, FCSHP) Clinical Manager, Department of Pharmacy, Division of Haematology/Oncology, SickKids

Click here for additional details on this exciting topic!

By return email, kindly RSVP to Emily Bain, Assistant to Conference & Educational Events Coordinator, at ebain@pogo.ca by Thursday, March 28 if you wish to attend.

We wish you all the best in your celebration of Canadian Oncology Nursing Day 2013 and hope that you will join us on April 2nd!

City of Brampton – Proclamation

Canadian Oncology Nursing Day went to Brampton City Council on Wednesday March 27th at 1pm. Below nurses were attending to accept the proclamation on behalf of CANO/ACIO:

  • Suzanne Lewis RN, CON(c)
  • Mary Ellen Hay RN
  • Lollita Rahaman RN, MScN, CON(c), CHPCN(c)

Brampton Nurses with Brampton City Council proclamation.
(From left to right City Councillor John Hutton, nurses: Mary Ellen Hay, Lollita Rahaman, Suzanne Lewis)

 

London Flashmob Information

London Oncology Nurses Interest Group (LONIG) will organise Flashmobs simultaneously in 2 different areas: Outpatient Cancer Program and Inpatient Hospital

Date:  Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Time:  12:10 p.m.
Location:  London Regional Cancer Program Outpatient area and Inpatient Hospital

Chapter Event – London Oncology Nurses Interest Group (LONIG)

The DeSouza institute will be presenting London Health Sciences Centre with an award on OND in recognition of Being a Leader in Cancer Care Excellence for having 89 nurses achieve certification in Chemotherapy and Biotherapy

Date:  Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Time:  12:15 p.m. – DeSouza presentation will happen just after the Flashmob in the London Regional Cancer Program Outpatient area
Location:  London Regional Cancer Program Outpatient area

Vancouver Flashmob Information

The Flashmobs will take place on Tuesday April 2, 2013 at 4pm in front of Vancouver General Hospital, Main Entrance along 12th Avenue.

The music and the dance moves can be seen in the video on YouTube, click here to see the video.

Nurses should wear the CANO/ACIO Colors Orange, Cranberry or be wearing a nursing scrub and wear their CANO/ACIO pin.

Flashmob Coordinator:
Jennifer Stephens
Cell: 778-230-4027
Email: hemeonc@yahoo.ca

To  find out more details about the event, please download: 2013 Vancouver OND Flash Mob Info.

Please contact us at cano@malachite-mgmt.com for further instructions.

Click here to watch our 2012 flashmob videos.

2013 Flashmob Information

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 music and the dance moves can be seen in the video on YouTube, click here to see the 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 CANO/ACIO YouTube Channel that was launched together with OND 2012!

Please contact us at cano@malachite-mgmt.com for further instructions.

Click here to watch our 2012 flashmob videos.

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