Registration will open shortly for the GNABC 2019 Conference

Registration will open shortly for the 2019 GNABC Provincial Conference (Innovation & Change in the Care of Older Adults) & AGM.  Conference Dates: Thursday, April 4, 2019 – Welcome Reception Friday, April 5, 2019 –  Full day conference and trade show (including continental breakfast and refreshments) Saturday, April 6, 2019 – ½ day conference (including […]

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President’s Message October 2018


Dear Members,

 I am the newly inducted President of the Gerontological Nurses Association of British Columbia (GNABC) at the 2018 GNABC Education Conference and AGM (Annual General Meeting) in Nanaimo. I have been a member of GNABC since 2007. I held positions at the local chapter as President of the Simon Fraser GNABC Chapter for two and a half terms,

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The GNABC 2019 Provincial Conference and AGM is being held April 4-6, 2019.

The theme is “Innovation & Change in the Care of Older Adults” – you won’t want to miss it.

Click here for more information: Save the Date GNABC 2019 Conference


Canadian  Gerontological Nursing Association 20th Biennial Conference

Submit your abstracts!
20th Biennial Conference of the CGNA
CGNA2019: Older Persons Climbing Mountains:
Journeys & Transitions
May 2-4, 2019 | Calgary, Alberta, Canada


 Geriatric Lecture Series

The Geriatric Lecture Series, sponsored by the Iowa Geriatric Education Center and the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, is presented online as a series of monthly lectures. Each lecture can be viewed for one month and is accessible exclusively during the month it is scheduled. The series is devoted to topics in clinical geriatrics designed to teach important principles in the management of older adults. Because of grant funding by the Bureau of Health Workforce of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, registration to view the Geriatric Lecture Series is being offered at no cost to all to participants for this year only. Click here to register for and view the Geriatric Lecture Series:


The GNABC 2018 Conference (April 2018)

Conference presentations attached:

Rosanne Beuthin, PHD, RN.“Reflections on What Matters to those Seeking an Assisted Death (MAiD).”Dr. Rosanne Beuthin, RN, PhD completed her post graduate nursing at the University of Victoria and is an adjunct professor. She works as a nurse consultant for Island Health and has been the coordinator for the Medical Assistance in Dying Program since 2016. She has been involved with research into advanced illness since 2009, and has focused on metaphor, spirituality, and death and dying. She is currently funded for two narrative studies related to assisted dying.

MAiD_GNABC April 13 2018

Nicole Tremblay, MSW, MPA. “Providing Inclusive and Affirming Care to LGBTQ2 Seniors.” Nicole Tremblay is a Clinical Social Work Educator with Island Health. She’s been providing education and practice support in Adult Mental Health and Addiction and Seniors Strategy for the past 8 years. Over her 20+ years as a social worker, Nicole has worked in a diverse range of settings across the lifespan. She received her Masters in Public Administration from UVIC in 2006 in order to better understand and advocate for policy and systems changes that support individual health and well-being.

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Tania Dick RN, MN.“Cultural Considerations: First Nation Elders”Tania Dick hails from the Dzawada’enuxw First Nations of Kingcome Inlet. Her entire career has been spent in rural and remote nursing, specializing in Emergency and Aboriginal health. She currently works full time as a general duty nurse in her father’s rural village of Alert Bay, BC, and has held the position of President of the Association of Registered Nurses of BC (ARNBC) since June of 2017.

Cultural Considerations_First Nations Elders

Lanai Vek, Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist.“The Problem of Polypharmacy: is Your Patient Taking too Many Medications?”Lanai Vek is a board certified geriatric pharmacist who currently works in the long-term care setting. Her special interests include palliative care and reducing polypharmacy. She has been involved in several projects in different communities in which she works, including the CLeAR Initiative to reduce antipsychotics, the Shared Care Provincial. Polypharmacy Initiative, and the Residential Care Initiative with local physicians and long-term care partners.

Polypharm handout

Dr. John Coyle, Geriatric and Internal Medicine.“Parkinson’s Disease: The Geriatrician’s Perspective.”Dr. Coyle is a UK trained Geriatric and Internal Medicine physician, working with the Geriatric Specialist Service in Nanaimo since 2015. During training and since staring as a Geriatric specialist in 1999, Dr. Coyle has been involved in care of Parkinson’s patients, including setting up dedicated clinics and working with therapy and nursing colleagues to improve Parkinson’s care. Dr. Coyle is also involved with the stroke service at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, and when in the UK had various managerial roles within the local health community.

Part 1 Parkinson¹s Disease in the Elderly ­ APart 2 Parkinson¹s Disease in the Elderly ­ APart 3 Parkinson¹s Disease in the Elderly ­ A



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