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“The Gerontological Nurses Association of British Columbia is a professional organization that supports and advances the professional interests of its members by promoting a social, economic and political climate in which nurses and other healthcare providers that care for the older adult can provide accessible, efficient and effective healthcare that meets the highest professional standards [...]

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President’s Message April 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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GNABC 2018 Conference - “What Really Matters”

April 12 – April 14, 2018

Nanaimo, BC

Conference presentations:

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.

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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.

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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 ­ A

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Canadian Association on Gerontology – 47th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting

CAG2018: Making It Matter-  Mobilizing Aging Research, Practice & Policy

http://CAG2018.ca

October 18-20, 2018

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

For more information, including discounted room rates at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, please visit http://CAG2018.ca

CAG2018 is hosted by the Gerontology Research Centre at Simon Fraser University (https://www.sfu.ca/grc.html)

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Canadian  Gerontological Nursing Association

Annual General Meeting – May 12, 2019

Location: E Wing, Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ontario

For more information, please see the Annual General Meeting 2018 page.

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Canadian  Gerontological Nursing Association Biennial Conference – CGNA 2019

May 2 – 4, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

“Older Persons Climbing Mountains: Journeys and Traditions”

Call for Abstracts

The Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association and the Alberta Gerontological Nursing Association are excited to announce the Call for Abstracts for CGNA2019, the 20th Biennial Conference of the CGNA, taking place May 2-4, 2019 in beautiful Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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 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: https://igec.uiowa.edu/gls

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 Preventing Dementia – University of Tasmania

Free Online Course – enrollment now open

4 weeks – May 14, 2018 to June 22nd, 2018

https://mooc.utas.edu.au/landing/pd1share

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