19th Biennial Conference of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association
“Shaping Healthcare for those who Shaped Canada “
May 4-6, 2017 | Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Call for Abstracts Extended until October 21, 2016. Click here to submit your abstracts
Visit the CGNA2017 website to learn more about the conference, including the conference program, speakers, venue, and hotel and travel discounts: http://CGNA2017.ca
- The CGNA biennial conference is the only event of its kind that focuses on all facets of education, practice and research in the care of older adults.
- With an increasing aging population, it is critical that gerontological nurses remain engaged with the latest developments in research and practice in the field.
- The CGNA conference is a key educational and networking event for nurses, students, educators, policy makers, administrators and all others in the field of gerontological nursing
Join the CGNA! CGNA members save on registration fees for CGNA2017 among many other benefits. To join, please visithttp://cgna.net/Membership.html
Sponsor or exhibit at CGNA2017! There are exciting opportunities to showcase your organization or company to leaders in gerontological nursing. For more information, please read our Sponsorship & Exhibiting Prospectus:http://cgna2017.ca/prospectus
The Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability is a non-profit dedicated to the prevention and reduction of pain, pain suffering, and workplace disability. Webinars are FREE to attend, and we will provide proof of attendance for a low fee of $15 or they are free to our members
Mindfulness, Emotions, and Pain Treatment
Mel Pohl, M.D. DFASAM – Chief Medical Officer, Las Vegas Recovery Center’s Pain Recovery Program
In this webinar, Dr. Mel Pohl reviews the emotional aspects of pain and suffering from a physiological and psychological standpoint and explains the basis of meditative techniques and the fundamentals of mindfulness practice.
DATE: October 11, 2016 – 11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST
The ‘Work’ of Workplace Mental Health
Cindy Malachowski, PhD - Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Waterloo
Dr. Cindy Malachowski will discuss research that focuses on the lived experience of employees with depression in the workplace. This research highlights key issues for both the employee and the manager, and demonstrates how the employees’ experience is coordinated through workplace processes and procedures.
DATE: October 14, 2016 – 11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST
Can You Train Your Brain to Cope with Pain?
Tim Salomons, PhD – Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Reading
Dr. Salomons reviews neuroimaging studies examining how thoughts and feelings change pain, and talks about what we can learn from these studies.
DATE: October 25, 2016 – 9:30am PST / 12:30pm EST
Total Worker Health: Evaluating the Evidence
Diane Rohlman, PhD - Associate Professor, Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Iowa
Dr. Rohlman will look at research about programs that expand the traditional focus of occupational safety and health from protecting workers from work-specific safety and health hazards to include the promotion of health and well-being.
DATE: November 10, 2016 – 11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST
Back Pain: Prevention and Management in the Workplace
Frederieke Schaafsma, PhD – Senior Researcher, Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center
Dr. Frederieke Schaafsma will present what we have learned so far regarding management of low back pain in relation to the workplace, and promising new ways to handle low back pain. DATE: November 17, 2016 – 8:30am PST / 11:30am EST
Clinical Decision Support Tools in the Management of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
Douglas P. Gross, Ph.D., BScPT - Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta
Dr. Gross will discuss a recently conducted scoping review of Clinical Decision Support tools for making treatment decisions for injured workers.
DATE: December 1, 2016 – 11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST
Contact With the Workplace During Long-Term Sickness Absence and Worker Expectations of Return to Work
Åsa Tjulin - Senior Lecturer, School of Health, Care, and Social Welfare, Mälardalen University
Dr. Tjulin will discuss research on workers’ expectations upon return to work and stategies for touching base with workplaces while on long-term sickness absence.
DATE: December 8, 2016 – 8:30am PST / 11:30am EST
Fear-Avoidance Beliefs and Chronic Pain
Robert Gatchel, PhD - Professor of the Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at Arlington
Dr. Gatchel will help us understand what fear-avoidance beliefs and behaviors are, how they affect people with chronic pain, and what tools and treatments can be used to help people with pain reduce those beliefs.
DATE: December 13, 2016 – 11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST
Mindfulness in the Workplace
Ellen Choi - PhD Candidate, Organizational Behaviour, Western University
Ms. Choi will discuss how mindfulness can be used in the workplace to impact organizational outcomes.
DATE: January 19, 2017 – 11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST
Vancouver Island University
New Gerontology Diploma fills island’s need for age-specific care and services
To learn more, visit: ow.ly/4mRUte
The two-year diploma is offered in a unique, blended format that includes both face-to-face and online learning. The perspectives and experiences of older adults in the community and the Aboriginal Elders associated with VIU are incorporated throughout the program, ensuring cross-cultural representation. Each course begins with a Weekend Institute at the Centre for Healthy Aging in Parksville, followed by online learning through VIU Learn. Participants can complete the program in two years on a full-time basis, or spread the program over six or seven semesters rather than four. To be admitted into the program, students must hold a baccalaureate degree from a recognized university in any discipline.
Master of Health Leadership and Policy: Seniors Care – Upcoming UBC graduate program
The Master of Health Leadership and Policy: Seniors Care is a 1-year, cross-disciplinary program comprised of coursework focused on Health Leadership and Policy in Seniors Care. The Seniors care and policy components of the programme is taught by expert UBC faculty from the School of Nursing, and the Management and Leadership coursework is provided by faculty from the Faculty of Applied Science and the Sauder School of Business.
Applications are currently being accepted for the January 2017 class (2nd cohort).
For further information on the application process contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
For detailed information about the programme specifics contact:
Jennifer Baumbusch, RN, PhD
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Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar
UBC School of Nursing