Events

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January

In-Depth Series: Becoming a Person of Influence

Weekly from Friday, January 12 to Friday, February 2 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Hosted by the Association  
890 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, MB or by Zoom video conference 

890 Pembina Highway, or by Zoom video conference Presented by Kelly Hallock RN, BScN, Independent Certified Speaker, Trainer and Coach. This in-depth series will guide you from uncovering your influence inventory to putting it all together and understanding how your influence can touch those around you.

For more information and to register
http://bit.ly/2um2GMd

Advances in Nutrition: From Daily Living to High Performance Sport 

Saturday, January 13
Hosted by the Canadian Nutrition Society
Hilton Toronto (145 Richmond Street West), Toronto, Ontario

Advances in Nutrition: From Daily Living to High Performance Sport will offer delegates an opportunity to listen, learn, network and engage with some of our leading experts on nutrition as it relates across the spectrum of daily physical activity to high performance sport. The conference will focus on the latest research, current knowledge and practical application of sport nutrition for the every-day practitioner. Join us for an exciting day of presentations.

For more information
https://cns-scn.ca/2018-thematic-conference/overview

Liability Considerations in Collaborative Care

Tuesday, January 16 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Hosted by the Canadian Nurses Protective Society
Online

Can nurses be held liable for an incomplete nursing assessment even if the patient was, shortly after, assessed by a physician for the same complaint? Do you have to manage interruptions in your practice? These issues were the focus of two recent decisions from the courts of British Columbia. 

Register now

http://bit.ly/2zDu4bG

It Can Happen to Anyone

Wednesday, January 17 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Hosted by the Association
890 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, MB or by Zoom video conference 

Presented by Constable Dan Noordman, Paramedic Cory Guest and CNS Shelley Marshall. According to government of Canada statistics, in 2016 there were 69 apparent opioid-related deaths recorded in Manitoba and across the country 2,816 people have died from opioid-related drug overdoses. Presenters share their personal and professional stories in the hope of ending fentanyl-related deaths.  

For more information and to register
http://bit.ly/2um2GMd

Emerging Leaders Network: Specialty Areas - Little Chats About the Big Opportunities

Thursday, January 18 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Hosted by the Association
890 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, MB or by Zoom video conference 

Meet with nurses who work in a variety of settings to explore the variety of specialty areas within the profession of nursing. Representatives from NICU, med/surg, cardiac, palliative care, community, home care, critical care, emergency, and many other areas will share their passion for their specialty. 

For more information and to register
http://bit.ly/2um2GMd

Nurses in Independent Practice

Thursday, January 18 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Hosted by the Canadian Nurses Protective Society
Online

Are you hoping or planning on becoming self-employed? Do you already have an independent practice? Attend this webinar to understand the different legal considerations when working in independent practice.

Register now
http://bit.ly/2ipt0En

Learn About CNPS Supplementary Protection

Wednesday, January 24 9:30 AM CST - 10:30 AM CST
Hosted by the Canadian Nurses Protective Society 
Online

How can CNPS support nurses in the College/Association complaint or disciplinary process? Are you aware of CNPS Supplementary Protection which provides support to nurses during a complaint or disciplinary process with their regulatory body? 

To register 
http://bit.ly/2CQDDVZ

Learn About CNPS: More Than Liability Protection

Tuesday, January 30 1:00 PM CST - 2:00 PM CST
Hosted by the Canadian Nurses Protective Society
Online

Are you thinking about joining CNPS, or are you already a beneficiary and have questions about CNPS? The CNPS offers professional liability protection, education, risk management, and optional assistance with regulatory matters (College complaints) for RNs and NPs. Attend this free webinar to learn more about CNPS’ comprehensive legal services related to nursing practice. 

To register
http://bit.ly/2D5F4nu

Cultural Safety in the Classroom: Addressing Anti-Indigenous Racism in Education Settings

Thursday, January 25 12:30 - 2:00 pm CST
Hosted by the PHSA Health Team 
Online

Presented by Sheila Cote-Meek and Leigh Patel. This national webinar series provides an opportunity to share knowledge; experiences and perspectives in support of collective efforts to strengthen Indigenous cultural safety in health and social services.

For more information and to register
http://bit.ly/2myAGmd


February

Cannabis and Nursing in a Shifting Regulatory and Practice Context

Tuesday, February 6 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Hosted by the Association
890 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, MB or by Zoom video conference

Learn about the latest regulations, policies, research and practice implications regarding medical and non-medical cannabis for nurses in Manitoba.

For more information and to register
http://bit.ly/2um2GMd

Coping in Times of Workplace Change

Monday, February 12 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Hosted by the Association
890 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, MB or by Zoom video conference

Presented by Daryl Croft RN, BN, BA this presentation is an opportunity to discuss the impact of the significant changes to our healthcare system that impact our capacity to maintain a healthy work-life balance and learn effective coping skills to help navigate our current environment. 
For more information and to register
http://bit.ly/2um2GMd

Assertive Communication

Wednesday, February 14 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hosted by ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership and Workplace Performance 
Best Western Airport, Winnipeg, MB

This workshop teaches participants how to express ideas, make requests, and say ‘no’ in clear and direct ways. 

For more information and to register 
http://bit.ly/2DnO8DT

Emerging Leaders Network February Event: Northern Nursing - A Day in the Life

Thursday, February 15, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Hosted by the Association
890 Pembina Highway or by Zoom video conference

A panel of northern nurses will speak to the opportunities and challenges working in a remote environment, within public health, community, nursing stations and hospital settings. They will also talk about interactions with big centres.

For more information and to register http://bit.ly/2um2GMd

 

Vicarious Trauma - Strategies for Resilience

Thursday, February 15 9:00 am  - 4:00 pm
Hosted by the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI)
Best Western Plus Airport, Winnipeg, MB

This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to examine their own experience and become aware of the signs of both vicarious trauma and vicarious growth. Participants will develop a personalized plan to repair negative effects as well as accelerate their resilience. Helpers regularly encounter stories and symptoms of trauma in their roles. There is growing evidence that the impact of directly supporting others through experiences of trauma goes beyond burnout or fatigue. 

For more information and to register
http://bit.ly/2BbzutX

Harm Reduction for Non-Medical Cannabis Use 

Tuesday, February 20 11:00 - 12:00 CST
Hosted by the Canadian Nurses Association
Online 

Canada is moving towards legalization of non-medical cannabis. While this will be an important step for reducing the harms of cannabis use, it brings with it uncertainty and questions from both the public and health professionals. As the largest group of health-care providers in the country, nurses are well positioned to engage with patients in conversations about cannabis.

This webinar will provide an overview of current research related to potential harms of non-medical cannabis use and offer 10 evidence-informed recommendations to minimize those negative effects.

These recommendations provide a starting place for reducing harms as Canada moves forward with cannabis legalization.

To register
http://bit.ly/2GnrTvD

Social Media and Technology

Wednesday, February 21 11:00 AM CST - 12:00 PM CST
Hosted by the Canadian Nurses Protective Society
Online

An increasing number of nurses are using mobile devices and apps as tools to assist in daily clinical care. As well, the use of social media by nurses is growing. Participate in this upcoming CNPS webinar to learn more about the legal risks involved in using these new technologies. 

To register
http://bit.ly/2FtK2s2>

Wound Management for Health Professionals: Level 1

February 23 to April 6
Hosted by the University of Victoria 
Online
Cost: $325 plus $16.25 GST

Proficient wound management is an ever-present challenge for professional healthcare clinicians. Chronic and acute wound prevention and treatment requires a strong foundation of theory and principles of wound management cobined with evidence-based practice. This comprehensive six-week online course provides multidisciplinary healthcare professionals with the essential tools and strategies to confidently address wound management. You will apply theory using visual case examples, interactive assessments and collaborative discussion. 

For more information and to register
http://bit.ly/2EmfJXp

Anxiety - Practical Intervention Strategies

Tuesday, February 27 9:00 am  - 4:00 pm
Hosted by the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI)
Best Western Plus Airport, Winnipeg, MB

This workshop will explore when anxiety is adaptive and in order, compared to when it becomes disordered. Participants will learn practical and accessible strategies which can be applied across the lifespan and address the physical, emotional, cognitive and social aspects of anxiety.

For more information and to register
http://bit.ly/2rfGtCt

Depression - Practical Intervention Strategies

Wednesday, February 28  9:00 am  - 4:00 pm
Hosted by the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI)
Best Western Plus Airport, Winnipeg, MB

This workshop introduces participants to a variety of effective approaches that can be used to help an individual who is struggling with depression. Participants will learn practical strategies to help separate the person from the problem and the need to get to know each – the person as well as their experience/relationship with depression.

For more information and to register
http://bit.ly/2DH9UQu

March

Mindful Leadership

Thursday, March 1 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hosted by ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership and Workplace Performance 
Best Western Airport, Winnipeg, MB

This workshop teaches participants how to express ideas, make requests, and say ‘no’ in clear and direct ways. 

For more information and to register 
http://bit.ly/2rf6Zfn

Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum

March 2 to April 6, 2018
Hosted by the University of Victoria 
Online
Cost: $225 plus $11.25 GST

If you work with older adults in long-term care, acute care or home care in the community, this five-week online course will help you acquire the knowledge and skills needed to apply an evidence-based approach to the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries. 

For more information and to register
http://bit.ly/2nU0RFb

Depression - Practical Intervention Strategies

Wednesday, March 7 to Thursday, March 8  9:00 am  - 4:00 pm Hosted by the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI)
Best Western Plus Airport, Winnipeg, MB

Participants of this workshop will develop competency in engaging and communicating with children (ages 3-12) and their natural support systems. Drawing from the expressive arts (play, art, drama) and integrative body-based techniques (mindfulness, sensory, and whole-brain activities); practical skills that promote and build resilience in children will be presented. Informed by attachment theories, developmental psychology, family therapy and neuroscience, this training uses a variety of experiential exercises, role-plays and interactive activities to enhance participant learning.

For more information and to register
http://bit.ly/2DH9UQu

Rising Up: A Graduate Students Conference on Indigenous Knowledge and Research

Friday, March 9 to Saturday, March 10, 2018
Hosted by University of Manitoba
University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Rising Up is an academic gathering giving graduate students the spotlight to present their work while connecting with other researchers. The conference is interdisciplinary, and attracts students and researchers who are working on a wide range of topics in the Indigenous/Native Studies field. This is a free event, open to all.

For more information http://www.risingup.online/

Dealing with Difficult People

Tuesday, March 13 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hosted by ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership and Workplace Performance 
Best Western Airport, Winnipeg, MB

Participants in this workshop will learn how to positively engage others in discussions about behavioural patterns such as passive aggressiveness and chronic resistance. 

For more information and to register 
http://bit.ly/2rf6Zfn

Communication in Cancer Care: Health Systems in Transition and the Patient Experience

Monday, March 19, 2018 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Hosted by University of Manitoba Helen Glass Research Symposium
Canadian Museum for Human Rights (85 Israel Asper Way) Winnipeg, Manitoba

At the 2018 Helen Glass Lecture, Dr. Sally Thorne will share three decades of research on the powerful healing force of quality communication, as well as the harm created when health systems fail to make cancer care communication a fundamental priority. As the health care system transitions to an increased focus on efficiency, there is a critical need for nursing to play a central role in ensuring “communication safety” for patients and families within the delivery of cancer care.

For more information
http://bit.ly/2ofYMUf

Canadian Domestic Violence Conference 5

Monday, March 20 to Friday, March 23 Hosted by Bridges Institute and NewStart Counselling
Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Canadian Domestic Violence Conference 5 is a national showcase of ground-breaking grassroots initiatives that address intimate partner violence. The ultimate goal of this progressive and formative conference is to strengthen and enrich those individuals who confront domestic violence and to challenge the current social determinants of domestic violence.

For more information
http://bit.ly/2xliB1U

Coaching Strategies for Leaders – Conflict, Performance, Change

Wednesday, March 21 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hosted by ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership and Workplace Performance 
Best Western Airport, Winnipeg, MB

This workshop provides leaders with a set of coaching tools to enable changes in behaviour, promote skill development and resolve conflict.

For more information and to register 
http://bit.ly/2DIphbj

Nutrition and Health Status of New Canadians: Readiness for Culturally Appropriate Care

Tuesday, March 21
Hosted by the Canadian Nutrition Society 
Calgary, AB

At the close of this symposium, participants will be able to: describe the nutrition and health Status of recent immigrant and refugee children and their families; Understand the food security status of refugees compared to Canadians and recent immigrants; and explain culturally appropriate care in the field of nutrition and health for newcomers.

For more information
http://bit.ly/2EBFRJb

Brief Focused Counselling Skills – Strategies from Leading Frameworks

Wednesday, March 21 to Thursday, March 22 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hosted by the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI)
Best Western Plus Airport, Winnipeg, MB

This workshop is designed to move beyond general counselling skills and offer increased capacity and confidence to those wanting to expand their existing knowledge base and current skill set. Participants will acquire a deeper understanding of Cognitive Behavioural, Strengths Based, Narrative and Solution-Focused frameworks. Practical strategies and techniques of each of these leading theoretical frameworks will be explored and be accompanied with experiential opportunities to assess and understand their application within a counselling context.

For more information and to register
http://bit.ly/2DdOfOY

8th Annual Advanced Practice Nursing Conference

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 4:30 - 8:30 pm
Hosted by the University of Manitoba Graduate Nursing Student Association 
University of Winnipeg, Robert B. Schultz Theatre, Winnipeg, Manitoba 

This year’s conference is titled ‘Pioneering in Times of Change’, and will consist of presentations by three speakers – a including the Association’s own Professional Development and Advocacy Advisor, Asha Pereira – and touch upon issues such as the value-added role advanced practice nurses provide the healthcare system and reducing barriers to scope of practice, among others. The event is free, but RSVP is required by March 23. 

For more information and to register
http://bit.ly/2okWjXT 

April

Disordered Eating - From Image to Illness

Monday, April 9 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hosted by the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI)
Best Western Plus Airport, Winnipeg, MB

Beginning with a general overview, this workshop will examine symptoms, contributing factors and the experience of living with an eating disorder. Participants will be challenged to check assumptions and to fully address the function disordered eating plays in a person’s life. The focus will then shift to possible treatment options and practical strategies for supporting individuals struggling with disordered eating.

For more information and to register
http://bit.ly/2mSbE2f

Diversity and Culture – Strategies for Working with Differences

Wednesday, April 11 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hosted by ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership and Workplace Performance 
Best Western Airport, Winnipeg, MB

This workshop helps participants examine the dynamics of diversity and inclusion as they relate to culture, identity, and experiences of discrimination.

For more information and to register 
http://bit.ly/2DbMYYz

Health Care Practitioner Networking

Friday, April 13, 5:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Hosted by Diabetes Canada (MB Chapter)
Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport, 1740 Ellice Ave, Winnipeg, MB

Guests will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with other health care professionals, and pharmaceutical reps, including at a sit down dinner as part of the evening. A motivational presentation will be made by keynote speaker, Dr. Tricia Tang, PhD  who will speak about “Motivational Interviewing in the exam room: The first step to nudging patients in the direction of behavior change.” There will also be exhibitor booths and displays about the latest information on diabetes technology.

For more information
Carly.Kowalchuk@diabetes.ca

Mental Health Awareness and Support

Friday, April 13 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hosted by ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership and Workplace Performance 
Best Western Airport, Winnipeg, MB

This workshop will provide a general overview of common adult mental illnesses and their symptoms, causes and treatment. Participants will learn to be more comfortable when talking about mental health issues affecting either themselves or others.

For more information and to register 
http://bit.ly/2FJRz5X

Type 1 Diabetes Showcase

Saturday, April 14, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hosted by Diabetes Canada (Manitoba Chapter)
Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport, 1740 Ellice Ave, Winnipeg, MB

The morning will include a light snack and tradeshow, followed by an interactive educational event by Dr. Tricia Tang, PhD on “Diabetes distress and other psychosocial issues in the type 1 community”. Afterward, former competitive alpine skier Filip Gigic will speak about his experience conquering the slopes with Type 1 Diabetes. 

For more information
Carly.Kowalchuk@diabetes.ca

Advanced Workplace Violence Prevention Training

Monday, April 16 to Wednesday, April 18 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Hosted by the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI)
Best Western Plus Airport, Winnipeg, MB

Practical and hands-on, this workshop provides specific skills and techniques about how to conduct more effective interviews and investigations that generate useful information. Participants will develop a clear understanding of how to assess the potential for violence and respond with a diverse set of strategies designed to help manage individuals who may be escalating towards violence.

For more information and to register
http://bit.ly/2rgLWJl

How to Avoid Becoming a Legal Case Study Professional Development Day

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hosted by the Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba
Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Association is partnering with the Canadian Nurses Protective Society to bring a one-day legal professional development workshop to Manitoba. Nurses will learn about legalities related to their practice in a variety of ways including how registered nurses are seen by the law, the common legal proceedings nurses become involved with and much more. This workshop will help nurses manage their legal risk and obligations inherent in nursing practice. 

For more information and to register
http://bit.ly/2orS7pq

Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Reconciliation - We Are All In This Together, What Next?

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Hosted by the Community Health Nurses of Manitoba
890 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, Manitoba or online

The Community Health Nurses of Manitoba (CHNM) welcomes you to join us for a free and motivating webinar. An exploration of Health-Related Recommendations from The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. If we want change, we have to be a part of that change. It’s time to get involved!

For more information
CHNManitoba@gmail.com

Personal Work Styles – Working with Differences

Wednesday, April 25 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hosted by ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership and Workplace Performance 
Best Western Airport, Winnipeg, MB

Utilizing ACHIEVE’s Personal Work Styles assessment tool participants will become equipped to understand personality styles different from their own and provided with strategies for building healthy work environments.

For more information and to register 
http://bit.ly/2DKhx8Z

Walking Through Grief – Helping Others Deal with Loss

Thursday, April 26 to Friday, April 27 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Hosted by the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI) Best Western Plus Airport, Winnipeg, MB This workshop is designed to give helpers an increased awareness of the dynamics of grief, and to provide tools and strategies to best support someone who is grieving. Through personal sharing and discussion, cultural and popular understandings of grief and loss, and the influences these have on how we experience and work with grief will be explored.

For more information and to register
http://bit.ly/2Bb0Noe

Manitoba 15th Annual Travel Health Conference

Thursday, April 26 to Friday, April 27
Hosted by Winnipeg Regional Health Authority & Tropical Medicine Services
Viscount Gort Hotel (1670 Portage Avenue), Winnipeg, MB

This conference is offered with the support of the Manitoba Travel Health Network, and is intended for all those who practice or are interested in the discipline of Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease. The conference will offer an overview in travel medicine, immunizations and infectious diseases, as well as the most current information on Canadian travel health & immunization guidelines.

For more information
https://bit.ly/2qab6Xg 

Canadian Family Practice Nurses Association/Manitoba Primary Care Nurses Association Biennial Conference

Friday, April 27 to Sunday, April 29, 2018
Hosted by MPCNA
Inn at the Forks, Winnipeg, Manitoba

This national conference will begin with a wine and cheese event, including speeches from founding stakeholders. The following two days will consist of a range of speakers addressing topics ranging from hypertension in primary care settings; current harm reduction trends in Canada; RN prescribing; and how to deal with difficult conversations around cancer and sexuality, among other topics. 

For more information
www.mpcna.ca 

May

4th International Conference on UV and Skin Cancer Prevention

Tuesday, May 1 to Friday, May 4, 2018
Hosted by the Canadian Dermatological Association
Toronto, ON

Featuring interactive small-group and plenary sessions with leading international advocates, the conference will unite a broad array of experts from diverse fields. Sessions cover topics ranging from urban planning, architectural design, public health and radiation science all with common goal of increasing public awareness – and public action – on the need for increasing shade and maximizing sun protection. The conference will be of keen interest to everyone interested in learning about the latest international initiatives, programs and design efforts aimed at maximizing the use of shade and reducing the dangers of sun exposure.

For more information

http://www.uvandskincancer2018.org/

Canadian Nutrition Society Annual Conference 2018

Thursday, May 3 to Saturday, May 5, 2018
Hosted by Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS)
Halifax, NS

The Annual Conference is a forum for the presentation of scientific research spanning basic, regulatory/policy, clinical and community nutrition research. It offers an exceptional learning environment and brings together nutrition experts, opinion leaders, industry representatives, government officials, and future leaders. This year’s conference will feature a Food for Health Workshop and a Trainees in Nutrition Workshop, with the weekend’s social activity a Maritime Lobster Dinner at the famous Pier 21. 

For more information
https://bit.ly/2HS6z1Z

Sex Crimes – Paedophilia, Child Molestation & Cross-Associated Sexual Deviances

May 4, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Hosted by the Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals
Best Western Plus Winnipeg Airport, Winnipeg, MB

This presentation will consist of an exploration of the psychology of the paedophile and the types of associated paraphilic activities they can be involved with. Also discussed will be the role of child pornography; grooming behaviour and indicative material collections. Early bird pricing is available until April 14. 

For more information
http://bit.ly/2HrL08k 

Leading Through Conflict 

Thursday, May 3 to Friday, May 4 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hosted by ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership and Workplace Performance 
Best Western Airport, Winnipeg, MB

This workshop assists participants to develop practices and strategies for leading through conflict with clarity, understanding, and insight. 

For more information and to register 
http://bit.ly/2DHp34m

NETNEP 2018: 7th International Nurse Education Conference

Sunday, May 6 to Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Hosted by Elsevier 
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, Alberta

The NETNEP series of conferences are designed to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experience of nursing, midwifery and healthcare workforce education worldwide. NETNEP 2018 will continue this philosophy by encouraging the sharing of research and practice of nursing, midwifery and healthcare education as it impacts on the learning experience of students and qualified practitioners and the health and social care needs, and safety, of the individuals and communities it serves worldwide.

For more information and to register
http://bit.ly/2wNXkeC

Centre on Aging 35th Annual Spring Research Symposium and Workshop

Monday, May 7 to Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Hosted by the University of Manitoba
May 7 - Bannatyne Campus, 727 McDermot Avenue May 8 – Fort Garry Campus, Marshall McLuhan Hall, University Centre

This year’s sessions will focus on the following topics: the role of age in leadership; ageism; wheelchair use among older adults; using games to assess Mild Cognitive Impairment; exploring Canadian ethno-cultural differences in healthy aging; gambling among older Asian-Canadians; and how perception and action affects neuropsychological patients. The Symposium and Workshop are free to attend, but registration is required by April 27, 2018. 

For more information
http://bit.ly/2mXCzIl 

Harm Reduction – A Framework for Change, Choice and Control

Friday, May 11 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Hosted by the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI) Best Western Plus Airport, Winnipeg, MB

This workshop is designed to give helpers an increased awareness of the dynamics of grief, and to provide tools and strategies to best support someone who is grieving. Through personal sharing and discussion, cultural and popular understandings of grief and loss, and the influences these have on how we experience and work with grief will be explored.

For more information and to register 
http://bit.ly/2DJyPTE

Wounds Canada 2018 Spring Conference: The Future of Skin and Wound Care

Friday, May 11 to Saturday, May 12, 2018
Hosted by Wounds Canada
RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

The conference will feature two days of jam-packed learning and networking opportunities in a multi-disciplinary setting, including oral and poster presentations outlining the latest in research, technology and tools. In bringing together national and international experts in the field of wound prevention and management, some of the goals of the conference are: To assist practitioners to incorporate the most recent scientific evidence, technology and tools into practice; and provide an avenue for communication between practitioners and industry. 

For more information
http://bit.ly/2ne0rIw

Skin Spectrum Summit 2018

Saturday, May 12, 2018 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Hosted by the Canadian Ethnodermatology Special Interest Group 
Toronto, ON

The conference is a one-day educational conference where participants will learn about different skin disorders in ethnic populations; be able to improve their diagnosis of these conditions in a growing number of their patients; and be provided with strategies and tools to better manage patients and unique challenges they may face in treatment. Conference dates are also taking place in Montreal on May 12, and Vancouver on June 2. 

For more information
http://www.skinspectrum.ca/ 

15th Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition: Climate Change in Long Term Care - Embracing Diversity

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Long Term & Continuing Care Association of Manitoba 
Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

For more information
www.ltcam.mb.ca

Aboriginal Education Research Forum 2018

Monday, May 14 to Tuesday, May 15
Hosted by Ongomiiziwin Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba Bannatyne Campus, Winnipeg, MB

The focus of this year’s research forum is on “Health and education research as interconnected paradigms for Indigenous wellness: cultural safety, relevancy, and bridging for reconciliation”. Keynote speakers include Dr. Marcia Anderson, a Cree-Saulteaux who practices both Internal Medicine and Public Health as a Medical Officer of Health with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority; and Dr. Glen McCabe, a Metis academic and artist from Winnipeg who recently retired from his position as Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba. 

For more information
http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/aerf/index.html

The Cost of Compassion: Managing Moral Distress in Practice

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Hosted by the Association 
890 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, MB or by Zoom video conference

Presented by Jennifer Dunsford RN, MN, Regional Director, WRHA Ethics Services. This presentation will examine the causes and effects of moral distress for nurses and suggest resources and practices for managing it. 

For more information and to register:
https://bit.ly/2FCmnnY

Emerging Leaders Network - Stepping into Specialties: The Next Step in Your Career

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 pm 
Hosted by the Association 
890 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, MB or by Zoom video conference

For more information and to register:
https://bit.ly/2FCmnnY

Train-the-Trainer Certification Workshop for De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations

Tuesday, May 15 to Thursday, May 17 11 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Hosted by the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI) 
Best Western Plus Airport, Winnipeg, MB 

Due to the high demand for this workshop and its relevance to many workplaces, CTRI offers a train-the-trainer program for our De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™ workshop. Training an internal trainer to deliver this workshop enhances organization know-how. It also saves costs at the same time.

For more information and to register 
http://bit.ly/2BaRODI

Advancing Psychological Health and Safety in Nursing 

Thursday, May 17, 2018 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 
Hosted by the Association 
890 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, MB or by Zoom video conference

Since the 2015 release of the Manitoba Nurses Union’s (MNU) report, PTSD in the Nursing Profession, MNU has embarked upon multiple lobbying and research initiatives to advance workplace psychological health and safety. MNU’s Researcher, Mikaela Brooks, will share key findings from the 2015 research report and highlight the actions MNU has accomplished thus far for Manitoba’s nursing workforce. Participants will gain knowledge about the common psychological hazards prevalent in the nursing profession and learn more about the national psychological health and safety strategy. Mikaela will also identify and discuss key provincial initiatives currently underway to improve workplace psychological health.

For more information and to register:
https://bit.ly/2FCmnnY

Heart2Heart: Cardiac Surgery Nursing in Rwanda


Tuesday, May 22, 2018 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Hosted by the Association
890 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, MB or by Zoom video conference

Team Heart is committed to sustainable cardiac care in Rwanda. Pat is one of three nurses who is part of the team and the only one who has been able to continue to volunteer. She will speak about how patients are selected, the surgeries and all the care that follows. She will speak about nursing and volunteering and the process of being part of support Rwandans to provide this care to their 12 million people. 

For more information and to register:
https://bit.ly/2FCmnnY

Volunteering with the Canadian Red Cross 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 
Hosted by the Association 
890 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, MB or by Zoom video conference

Presented by Michelle Ford. Michelle is the Community Outreach Coordinator for Central Manitoba with the Canadian Red Cross. She manages the volunteers in the Winnipeg area, and responds to disasters as they occur as well as helps plan for future disasters. She has experience with disasters in The Philippines, Fort McMurray, British Columbia, and all over Manitoba.
For more information and to register:
https://bit.ly/2FCmnnY

Heart Attack Day 2018

Thursday, May 24, 2018 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Hosted by the ACS Network  Sam Cohen Auditorium, St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre, Winnipeg, MB

The ACS Network annual “Heart Attack Day” is designed to teach Manitoba physicians, nurses, pharmacists, EMS and educators
optimal care of patients with heart attacks. Didactic lectures, workshops and panel discussions will be employed for this
educational event.

For more information and to register
cpd-umanitoba.com/events/acs-network-heart-attack-day-2018/

Leadership – Insights for Thinking Differently

Wednesday, May 30 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hosted by ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership and Workplace Performance 
Best Western Airport, Winnipeg, MB

This workshop will challenge you to think critically about your approach to leadership by exploring new and different ways of working through challenges as well as opportunities. This training is based on the book The Ordinary Leader, and taught by Randy Grieser, CEO, Author, Speaker.

For more information and to register 
http://bit.ly/2mPFuEw

June

What to Do with What Lies Under the Dressing: A Primer on Wound Care

Friday, June 1 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Hosted by the University of Manitoba department of continuing professional development (CPD) U of M Bannatyne: Basic Medical Sciences Building: Room-Frederic Gaspard Theatre (745 Bannatyne Avenue), Winnipeg, MB

Multidisciplinary presentations will address a broad range of topics ranging from understanding the evidence to the psychology of chronic disease. The program will be fast-paced, with multiple opportunities for audience engagement. Presentations will also address such important topics as vascular assessment, wound microbiology, pressure relief, and diagnosing and managing rashes, blistering and malignant wounds. The day will be wrapped up with a 45-minute session consisting of interactive case discussions.

Early bird (March 1, 2018) physicians $170 | other health professionals $65
Regular (after March 1, 2018) physicians $190 | other health professionals $75 | residents/students $35.

For more information and to register
http://bit.ly/2Eyq3H7

Caring for the Caregiver in a Changing Environment 

Saturday, June 2, 2018 8:45 pm
Hosted by the Nurses Christian Fellowship 
Calvary Temple (440 Hargrave Street), Winnipeg, MB
Cost: $15

Includes a hearty breakfast, international crafts and music. 

For more information
204-930-1927

Canadian Vascular Access Association Winnipeg Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 5:30 – 7:30 pm
890 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, MB

Complications of Peripheral IVs. Speaker France Paquet. 

For more information and to register 
linlaw57@outlook.com

Mindfulness Counselling Strategies – Activating Compassion and Regulation

Thursday, June 7 to Friday June 8 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Hosted by the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI) 
Best Western Plus Airport, Winnipeg, MB 

Due to the high demand for this workshop and its relevance to many workplaces, CTRI offers a train-the-trainer program for our De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™ workshop. Training an internal trainer to deliver this workshop enhances organization know-how. It also saves costs at the same time.

For more information and to register 
http://bit.ly/2mJodfc

College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba Annual General Meeting

Friday, June 8, 2018 9:00 am
Victoria Inn (1808 Wellington Avenue), Winnipeg, MB

Click here for details and to register
https://www.crnm.mb.ca/about/agm-and-annual-report

Diabetes Prevention: Overview of the initiative in the U.S. with lessons learned

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 12:00 - 13:00 EST (Webinar)

Click here for details and to register
https://bit.ly/2M05ms7

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association's Learning Institute 2018

Thursday, June 14 to Saturday June 16, 2018
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association 
Brookstreet Hotel, Ottawa, Ontario

The CHPCA's Learning Institute brings together health care professionals from across the country for an intense learning weekend on hospice palliative care. 

For more information
www.conference.chpca.net

Borderline Personality Disorder – Understanding and Supporting

Tuesday, June 19 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Hosted by the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI) 
Best Western Plus Airport, Winnipeg, MB 

This workshop’s purpose is to increase the understanding of BPD from the perspective of all those impacted, including caregivers, family members and those diagnosed. Participants will be given an opportunity to explore and better understand their own response as helpers when supporting individuals diagnosed with, or exhibiting behaviours associated with BPD. With this increased understanding and new strategies for offering support, participants will be better equipped and more confident in their role of supporting meaningful and manageable change in the lives of those impacted by BPD.

For more information and to register 
http://bit.ly/2EQxfyv

Navigating Difficult Conversations

Wednesday, June 20 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hosted by ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership and Workplace Performance 
Best Western Airport, Winnipeg, MB

This workshop presents the key elements of preparing for, conducting and concluding difficult conversations. 

For more information and to register 
http://bit.ly/2Dt32J7

Can we feed our babies better to prevent allergies?

June 13, 2018 - 12:00 - 13:00 EST (Webinar)

Click here for details and to register

https://bit.ly/2kRmzHT

Infection Prevention & Control: Across the Continuum Conference

Infection Prevention and Control Canada
Friday June 22, 2018 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Centro Caboto Centre
1055 Wilkes Ave, Winnipeg, MB

Click here for details and to register

https://bit.ly/2sHJidf

Everything You Wanted to Know About Marijuana But Were Afraid to Ask: A Workshop for Professionals

Friday, June 22, 2018
Facilitators Rand Teed B.A.,B,Ed., ICPS, CCAC Alan Vanderwater MA
Canad Inns (1824 Pembina Highway), Winnipeg, MB
Cost: $225

To register or for more information 
info@drugclass.ca or 306-501-0123

National Community Health Nurses Conference

Tuesday, June 26 to Thursday,  June 28, 2018
Regina, Sasketchewan

This conference brings together individuals who have an interest in Community Health Nursing from practice, research, administration, policy and education. It is a forum to explore issues of mutual concern as well as exchange knowledge, share evidence and ideas, and generate solutions. Our goal is Advancing Community Health Nursing in Canada.

For more information
https://www.chnc.ca/en/conferences

July

Crisis and Trauma Response Certificate Program

Monday, July 9 to Friday,  July 20 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hosted by the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI)
Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, MB

In the summer of 2018, CTRI is offering a unique opportunity to complete our 10-day Certificate Program over a two week period. This program provides participants an opportunity to develop a set of competencies to effectively respond to critical incidents.

 For more information and to register
http://bit.ly/2mR8OdT

Conflict Management Skills Certificate Program 

Monday, July 23 to Friday, July 27 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hosted by ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership and Workplace Performance 
Canadian Mennonite University

ACHIEVE is offering a unique opportunity to complete our 5-day Certificate Program over a one week period. This program provides participants an opportunity to develop a set of skill-based competencies in conflict resolution.

For more information and to register 
http://bit.ly/2DIeLB2

Dealing with Difficult People

Wednesday, July 25 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hosted by ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership and Workplace Performance 
Canadian Mennonite University

We all encounter people we find difficult. Typically conversations with them leave us feeling frustrated, stressed, angry and tired. This workshop will analyze what is happening in those exchanges and demonstrate how people can adapt their strategies to bring about more productive conversations with those they find difficult.

For more information and to register 
https://bit.ly/2xK22hW

Leadership and Management Certificate Program 

Monday, July 30 to Friday, August 3 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hosted by ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership and Workplace Performance 
Canadian Mennonite University

ACHIEVE is offering a unique opportunity to complete our 5-day Certificate Program over a one week period. This program provides participants an opportunity to develop a set of skill-based competencies in leadership and management. 

For more information and to register 
http://bit.ly/2DIeLB2

Leadership – The Essential Competencies

Monday, July 30 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hosted by ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership and Workplace Performance 
Canadian Mennonite University

Essential leadership skills and competencies often mean the difference between thriving or failing in a leadership role. This workshop is designed to help new or existing leaders increase their abilities to lead teams. Participants will gain skills to engage others, assess team dynamics, make better decisions, and to improve trust and influence with those they are leading.

For more information and to register: 
https://bit.ly/2M1qGgS

Management and Supervision – The Crucial Skills

Tuesday, July 31 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hosted by ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership and Workplace Performance 
Canadian Mennonite University

One of the most difficult and often overlooked aspects of moving into a supervisory or management position is developing the skills necessary to truly manage people. Like all skills, management skills must be learned. This workshop presents the crucial skills for managing employment relationships from beginning to end, with particular focus on hiring and performance management. Both new and existing supervisors and managers will find this workshop useful as they work on developing skills for managing people.

For more information and to register: 
https://bit.ly/2J8FLjb



August

Leadership – Insights for Thinking Differently
 

Wednesday, August 1 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hosted by ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership and Workplace Performance 
Canadian Mennonite University

This workshop will challenge you to think critically about your approach to leadership. Join other leaders in exploring new and different ways of working through challenges as well as opportunities, and develop new insights that will strengthen your leadership. Particular attention will be given to employee engagement and organizational health – two areas that our recent survey showed were of greatest importance to leaders and employees. This training is based on the book, The Ordinary Leader: 10 Key Insights for Building and Leading a Thriving Organization. Author and Speaker, Randy Grieser will share his own journey of leadership, and inspire you to think differently and grow as a leader.

For more information and to register: 
https://bit.ly/2J8FLjb

Coaching Strategies for Leaders – Conflict, Performance, Change
 

Thursday, August 2 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hosted by ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership and Workplace Performance 
Canadian Mennonite University

Effective leaders inspire positive growth, change and healthy work relationships. This workshop provides leaders with a set of coaching tools to bring out the best in the people they lead. It demonstrates a mindset and related skills for leading others through their personal and professional development in their working careers. Participants will learn a coaching model for working with their employees to enable changes in behaviour, promote skill development and resolve conflict.

For more information and to register: 
https://bit.ly/2JekSmz


Mental Health Counselling Skills Certificate Program

Monday, August 13 to Friday, August 24
Hosted by the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI) 
Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, MB   

CTRI is offering a unique opportunity to complete our 10-day Certificate Program over a two week period. This program provides participants an opportunity to develop a set of competencies to effectively support individuals struggling with mental health.

For more information and to register
http://bit.ly/2rhYssb

September

27th Annual Provincial Palliative Care Conference

Thursday, September 13 to Friday, September 14, 2018
Hosted by Palliative Manitoba
Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

The theme for the 2018 Provincial Palliative Care Conference is ‘Keep it Simple’. The goal is to promote conversations and provide interactive sessions that clarify the philosophy of a palliative approach to care and service provision. Delegates will have an opportunity to explore their own and others’ perceptions of palliative care, while enhancing their ability to provide quality care to individuals and their families who are facing life-limiting illnesses and bereavement.

For more information
http://bit.ly/2lPGtEb

New Guidelines and Evolving Evidence for Infant Feeding and Food Allergies

September 20, 2018 - 12:00 - 13:00 EST (Webinar)

For more information and to register
https://bit.ly/2LnYtQx

Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care - How We Made It Work

September 24, 2018 - 12:00 - 13:00 EST (Webinar)

For more information and to register
https://bit.ly/2xHcy9P

Malnutrition as a phenotype vs Malnutrition due to insufficient intake

September 25, 2018 - 12:00 - 13:00 EST (Webinar)

For more information and to register
https://bit.ly/2LXF5uw

October

Assessing Protein Needs Across the Spectrum of Renal Failure - Practical Guidance for Diet Management

October 17, 2018 - 12:00 - 13:00 EST (Webinar)

For more information and to register
https://bit.ly/2JoVIB0

Fourth International Conference on Law Enforcement & Public Health

Sunday, October 21 to Wednesday, October 24 Toronto, ON LEPH2018 aspires to continue to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to overcome marginalization by focusing on connections between policing and public health. Previous conferences in 2012, 2014 and 2016 have worked to enhance local, national and international political and institutional leadership and develop a multidisciplinary research agenda and methodology. The 2018 conference aims to combine research insights and professional practice knowledge to help guide organizations in both policing and public health to increase the health and safety of citizens.

For more information
https://leph2018toronto.com/

CSAM Nursing Symposium: Crisis, Controversy and Change 

Friday, October 26, 2018
Hosted by the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine
Vancouver, BC

In partnership with the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use, we are pleased to announce that the CSAM 2018 conference will feature an academic nursing symposium, aimed at engaging nurse researchers, educators and clinicians. Nursing professionals will be invited to share academic research, participate in skills-building workshops and engage in interdisciplinary dialogue about how to optimize health care service delivery to individuals with substance use disorders and their families. 

For more information

https://www.csam-smca.org/events/2018-csam-annual-meeting-scientific-conference/
 

November

Wounds Canada Conference

November 8–11, 2018
London Convention Centre at 300 York St
London, ON N6B 1P8 

This event is for any health-care professional looking to improve their knowledge and skills and connect with colleagues who share similar challenges. The conference blocks will focus on diabetic foot, knowledge to practice, and other advanced topics such as pilonidal sinus, hidradenitis suppurativa, epidermolysis bullosa, burn management and more. Other sessions will focus on topics such as venous leg, infection, surgical wounds and pressure injuries. 

For more information and to register
https://bit.ly/2sEcp12

December