Perinatal Services BC’s 3rd Biennial Conference: Healthy Mothers and Healthy Babies

Cross-continuum Approach to Research and Practice

March 1-2, 2018

Richmond, BC, Canada

Hosted by Perinatal Services BC, this conference is for health care professionals invested in the care of pregnant/postpartum women and their infants through the continuum of perinatal and newborn care. This conference will engage health care professionals from a wide range of disciplines in knowledge transfer and interprofessional collaboration in order to provide the best care possible and ensure healthy mothers and babies. Patient informed research and practice as well as examples of how health care can be enriched by patient involvement will be highlighted. The format will include plenary, breakout, and poster sessions, along with networking opportunities. 


The 7th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity – Beyond the Clinic

October 24-26, 2018

Calgary, AB

This conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals working in the field of childhood and adolescent obesity. The 7th conference will focus on a range of topics that impact the prevention and treatment of obesity beyond the clinic setting, considering the broader social and environmental factors that influence the health of children, adolescents, and families. This multi-theme meeting will explore the role that health care professionals can play in promoting healthy strategies within the greater community to enhance the well-being of children and adolescents living with obesity. Specifically, the conference will showcase examples of successful collaborations that span diverse settings, including the health care system, government, schools, and community at-large.

For more information, please visit the website at

Room 217 Care Through Music

National Music Care Conference

Edmonton, AB

Room 217, with its partners, the Winspear Centre and the Institute for Continuing Care Education and Research, is bringing its one-day, national Music Care Conference to Edmonton Nov. 6. Presentations include Dr. Corene Hurt-Thaut on neurologic music therapy and rehabilitation, Julian West on participatory arts and dementia care, Jennifer Buchanan on Music Therapy and Mental Health, and Nadia Chana on music for grief and bereavement. The conference kicks off with a performance by Sherryl Sewepagaham, and wraps up with Sean McCann, founding member of Great Big Sea. This conference is for anyone who wants to learn more about the role music plays in care. Delegates include allied healthcare providers, family and volunteer caregivers, care receivers, musicians, spiritual care providers and students. Early bird pricing is in effect until Sept. 21. For more information, visit, or call toll-free 1-844-985-0217.

Diabetes Educator Courses

Diabetes is an emerging epidemic. No matter what area of healthcare you work in, you will encounter people affected by diabetes. New approaches to diabetes management are continuously appearing.

This comprehensive course is for health professionals from a variety of disciplines who face diabetes in practice. The goal is to update your understanding of the complexities of diabetes care, and learn effective approaches to educate those affected by diabetes. It is an ideal course if you are entering the dynamic, specialty field of diabetes education. While this course is not specifically designed as preparation for the CDE examination, it will serve as an excellent review in your preparation to become a certified diabetes educator. 

Vancouver 2017

October 19-21, 2017

Best Western Plus Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites & Conference Centre



Toronto 2017

November 16-18, 2017

Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Airport


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Upcoming CNPS Webinars

Public Health & Community Health Nursing and the Law

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT

Public health and community health nursing is a unique area of nursing which may present unique challenges for nurses. This webinar will provide nurses an overview of legal risks and direction on how to best protect themselves when practicing in this area.


To register or for more infomation, visit the CNPS page here

CNA Certification Program

The CNA Certification Program is now accepting applications. 

CNA certification is a nationally recognized nursing specialty credential for registered nurses. The first certification exam, offered in 1991, was in neuroscience nursing. Today, nearly 17,000 RNs are CNA certified in one of 20 specialties.

Important dates for nurses to get certified by exam and for certified nurses due to renew in 2017

Initial or renewal by exam


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June 1 – Sept. 1

Nov. 1 – 15



Renewal by continuous learning (CL)

Renewal by CL

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Jan. 3 – Nov. 30

Please note: All certifications set to expire in 2017 are valid until December 31, 2017.

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The Michener Institute of Education at UHN

For nearly sixty years, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN has remained Canada’s only post-secondary institution devoted exclusively to health sciences education. With an emphasis on interprofessional collaboration, leadership, and simulation-based learning, our Continuing Education courses and programs help busy health care professionals maintain their skills, enhance or advance their practice, reach their professional development goals, and contribute to the health care needs across Canada and beyond.

The Continuing Education brochure is available here


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