Webinars

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American Public Health Association 
Responding to COVID-19: A Science-Based Approach

Brought to you by the American Public Health Association and the National Academy of Medicine, this webinar series is exploring the state of the science surrounding the current outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States and globally, with a focus on the emerging evidence on how to best mitigate its impact. Hear from trusted experts in such fields as public health, infectious disease, risk communication, and crisis standards of care.

Webinar #1: The Science of Social Distancing, Part 1

In the first COVID-19 Conversations webinar, the lineup of public health, medical and emergency experts shared the science on social distancing as well as strategies to support it. And they explored how findings from past pandemics — as well as the current one — can shape responses today.

Webinar #2: The Science of Social Distancing, Part 2

The second COVID-19 Conversations webinar: discussed benefit-risk analysis of social/physical distancing strategies, including for vulnerable populations; examined strategies for mitigating mental health impacts; and explored what science is available to guide eventual relaxation of measures.

Webinar #3: Emerging Evidence on COVID-19 Spread and Treatment

The third COVID-19 Conversations webinar examined early data on disease spread, potential treatment options, and some of the ethical implications that are even further complicated in the midst of a pandemic.

Webinar #4: Crisis Standards of Care During COVID-19 

The fourth COVID-19 Conversations webinar focused on enacting crisis standards of care during a pandemic, practical considerations for public health departments and hospital systems, and ethical considerations.    

Webinar #5: COVID-19 Testing: Possibilities, Challenges, and Ensuring Equity

This webinar gave an update on testing for COVID-19, what data different tests will provide, how we can use that data to inform plans to ease physical distancing, and the equity issues we must all consider regarding what populations can access testing and how we can ensure equal access for all. 

Webinar #6: COVID-19 and Health Equity — Exploring Disparities and Long-Term Health Impacts

The sixth COVID-19 Conversations webinar explored the disproportionate impact COVID-19 is having on minority communities, what we can do now to combat these disturbing health inequities, and what we can learn from past pandemics about how to provide equitable care to all.

Webinar #7: Toward the 'New Normal' — Protecting Public Health as America Reopens

The seventh COVID-19 Conversations webinar explored how public health, economic, and workforce priorities can be balanced to ensure a safe reopening of the country; how models can inform reopening and what data is still needed; how a nationwide testing strategy can support reopening strategies; and how to ensure the public has reliable, actionable, and understandable data to guide their personal decision-making.

Webinar #8: Summer of COVID-19 — Mitigating Direct and Indirect Impacts in the Coming Months

As we look forward to the summer months, what can we expect to see as states and communities loosen restrictions? The webinar explored how the normal course of events, including warming weather, tornadoes and hurricanes, months of stay at-home orders and loosening of restrictions, combine to impact health and well-being. 

Webinar #9: The Road to Immunity During COVID-19 — Developing and Distributing a Vaccine

The ninth COVID-19 Conversations webinar covered the basics of vaccine development, how developing a vaccine for COVID-19 differs from "traditional" vaccine development, and what actions can be taken now and in the coming months to ensure our supply chain is ready to manufacture millions of doses of a vaccine.

Webinar #10: Learning to Treat COVID-19 — Clinical Trials and Developing Therapeutics During a Pandemic

The tenth COVID-19 Conversations webinar discussed how scientists are learning to treat COVID-19, including presentations on: how scientists have adapted clinical trials to respond to the restrictions and requirements of a pandemic response; best practices in clinical care for those with COVID-19 right now; and promising therapeutics and preventive drugs currently enrolled in clinical trials globally.

Webinar #11: Reopening Colleges and Universities During COVID-19 — Keeping Students and Communities Healthy

The eleventh COVID-19 Conversations webinar covered the variety of considerations being weighed before reopening colleges and universities in fall 2020, including the role of testing and contact tracing, responding to outbreaks, if sports can safely resume, and other strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while allowing education to continue.

Association of Regulated Nurses of Manitoba 

Coping in a crisis: What works?

We looked at recognizing common cognitive, affective and behavioural responses that frontline healthcare providers may experience during pandemics and how these may impact performance and wellness. We then discussd evidence-based strategies to manage intense emotional responses, enhance wellness in high-stress situations and how to take steps to mitigate harm.

Coping during COVID-19: In for the long haul

During this Talk Tuesday we focused on specific questions from members and went more in-depth regarding strategies to enhance psychological health, build resilience and discuss how these might need to change over time as the pandemic evolves.

COVID-19 pandemic: A community health nursing perspective

COVID-19 has put a spotlight on the critical role of public health. This Talk Tuesday forum will feature the challenging reality facing community health nurses, their roles and innovative practices to support and protect the health of communities.

Embracing Opportunities for Growth and Seeking your Passion

In today's healthcare environment it is easy to get discouraged and burdened by resource limitations and the complex challenges our patients face daily. Covid-19 has impacted us all, both personally and professionally.  The nursing profession has endless opportunity to embrace one's passion within traditional and innovative roles. Dream big and step out in faith to embrace the nurse you want to be.

Infection Prevention and Control during COVID-19

Barbara shares some background on coronaviruses in general, compares this COVID-19 outbreak to SARS and MERS outbreaks and explains the timeline of this COVID-19 outbreak. She then goes into detail about communicability and incubation periods before assuring us that there is no evidence that our dogs and cats could spread COVID-19. 

Nursing the world to health: A story of gratitude

This forum during Nursing Week will showcased the ICN/CNA theme and celebrate nurses as leaders, featuring Manitoba’s own Claire Betker, past president of the Canadian Nurses Association. She shares her impressive personal journey of nursing leadership, as well describes how the national nursing priorities and pandemic response relate to us at the provincial level. 

A Pandemic in long-term care: Growing stronger in unprecedented times

We'll discuss how the role of a primary care nurse has shifted and adapted during COVID-19. The presenters will share their successes, challenges, and stories and discuss what they have done personally and as a team to cope and thrive during these unprecedented times.

Pandemic in Primary Care

Hear how the role of a primary care nurse has shifted and adapted during COVID-19. The presenters share their successes, challenges, and stories and discuss what they have done personally and as a team to cope and thrive during these unprecedented times.

Psychedelics, Nursing and Public Health

Hear from the co-founders of Project Safe Audience (PSA). PSA provides peer-based harm reduction services and training to members of the rave and festival communities to mitigate the risks associated with high-risk party activities. 
With the need for social distancing and people staying home during COVID-19, PSA received several requests for information around the self-exploration of psychedelics. The PSA team changed its focus (for the time being) to increasing its organizational knowledge in this area.

Seizing Seismic Change

In this fast-paced time of system change, nurses have had to adapt their practice on a minute to minute basis - new PPE practices, testing guidelines, and clinical care plans. Information often comes from the top down, but what about understanding system change from the bottom up? Sarah Painter shares her story about frontline providers transitioning to a new critical care helicopter environment and how those lessons relate in the context of nurses’ practice in a global pandemic.

Shifting from "just" a nurse into agents for change

Who would have thought that the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife would have shone such a spotlight on nurses?! Join us for an inspirational presentation by Amy Deagle, Founder & CEO of The International Network of Nurse Leaders. Her call to action is for all of us to seize the opportunity to shift away from the "just" a nurse mentality into powerful agents for change. Nurses, more than ever, we truly do have the power to change the world ... so let's get started! 

The Cost of Compassion: Managing Moral Distress in Nursing Practice


Many of the decisions we make in health care are inherently ethical. They challenge values and principles and often cause moral distress. Today, more than ever, ethical decision making and moral distress are a regular part of nursing work. This presentation will explore the experience of moral distress in nursing practice and suggest ways to address it.

Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions

Canada Beyond COVID-19: Looking back to move forward

On May 13, 2020. the CFNU hosted a webinar for parliamentarians; this was a key opportunity for Canada's lawmakers to learn about infectious disease preparedness and response, as well as lessons learned from the 2003 SARS outbreak.

Canadian Nurses Association

Coffee with Claire — Conversations on COVID-19 with CNA’s president

CNA heard from members that among all the emerging science and social media opinions circulating, there is a need for current, reliable evidence-based information on COVID-19. In response, CNA president, Claire Betker, hosts a series of conversations with experts and question-answer sessions on COVID-19 with nurses across Canada. 

Coffee with Claire — Conversations on COVID-19 with CNA’s president

Coffee with Claire - PPE and Ethical Dilemmas

Coffee with Claire – Nurses’ Mental Health Needs – Conversations on COVID with CNA’s President

Coffee with Claire – Conversations on COVID-19 with CNA’s President

Coffee with Claire - Indigenous Nursing

Coffee with Claire — Long-term care


Coffee with Claire — 2020 and beyond: the future of nursing and midwifery National Nursing Week

Coffee with Claire — Impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations


Community health nursing: facing the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has redirected community health nursing practice in Canada. The daily reality of infectious disease control and management, as well as emergency management, emulates the expected practices found in the Canadian Community Health Nursing Professional Practice Model & Standards of Practice. This webinar is an opportunity to explore current and dynamic evidence shaping the shifting nursing roles in the community to protect the health of Canadians. Click here to watch the webinar.

COVID-19 Video Diaries

COVID-19 Video Diaries: Behind the Mask, with Natalie Stake-Doucet

Natalie Stake-Doucet (RN, MSc, PhD(c)), a nurse activist and president of the Quebec Nurses’ Association, tells us about signing up to be deployed to a long-term care facility during the pandemic.

COVID-19 Video Diaries: Behind the Mask, with Jen Calver

Jen Calver (RPN, GPNC(C), BAHSc, MHSc(c)), a registered practical nurse in Ontario, tells us about the complexities and rewards of caring for residents in long-term care.

COVID-19 Video Diaries: Behind the Mask, with Luc Cormier

Luc Cormier (RN, MScN), who has been working at a COVID-19 assessment centre in Ottawa since the pandemic started, tells us why communication, facts and access to testing are so important for citizens during this public health crisis.

COVID-19 Video Diaries: Behind the Mask, with Chasity Vermette

Chasity Vermette (RN, BSN) describes some of the ways her interdisciplinary team ensures clients living with HIV in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, continue to access medical care and community programs during the pandemic.

COVID-19 Video Diaries: Behind the Mask, with Kim Van Herk & Andrew Campagna

Kim Van Herk, (RN, MScN) & Andrew Campagna (RPN) tell us about their experiences working at Ottawa Inner City Health, providing health-care to the homeless during the pandemic.

Canadian Society of Association Executives

Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute

Wellness Strategies for the Helping Professional - Resilience During COVID-19

Helping professionals and essential workers are part of the frontline for protecting the physical, mental, and emotional health of our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Helpers who continue to do their jobs are also managing their own personal safety concerns, which means they are juggling multiple layers of stressors, impacts, and competing demands. This webinar explores unique factors impacting the well-being and resilience of helpers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Strategies for protecting, healing, and maintaining wellness and resilience for those in a wide variety of helping roles will be provided.

Infection Prevention and Control Canada

International Council of Nurses

ICN CEO Howard Catton Update on ICN work regarding COVID-19

ICN CEO Howard Catton gives an update on the ICN response to the COVID-19 situation. ICN is working in close collaboration with National Nurses Associations globally and the WHO to ensure that nurses and healthcare workers are supported, protected and tested in these difficult times. During the Year of the Nurse and Midwife nurses

ICN CEO Howard Catton on Healthcare worker COVID-19 infections

ICN CEO Howard Catton expresses his concern for healthcare workers rising COVID-19 infections and deaths due to lack of personal protective equipment. He also speaks of the lack of data which should be collected systematically by governments to better monitor and control the spread of COVID-19 among healthcare workers.

Global Nursing Policy Leadership Institute (GNPLI) 2017 COVID-19 experiences

GNPLI 17 scholars share their leadership experiences during COVID-19 and send messages of hope to nurses worldwide.