Conference Program & Workshops – 2018 | BCNPA

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Program Overview for BCNPA 2018

The goal of the Conference Committee is to provide members with opportunities for professional growth and practice, to offer interesting and educational topics, and provide you the opportunity to network with other NPs around the province.

  • Day 1, Thursday, June 7th – workshops, BCNPA AGM, reception
  • Day 2, Friday, June 8th – keynote, plenaries and concurrent sessions, exhibit hall, gala dinner
  • Day 3, Saturday, June 9th – exhibit hall, plenaries and concurrent sessions

Workshops – Day 1, Thursday, June 7th

10:00 am – 12:00 noon

  • Low Back Pain…Not Again?!    Instructor:  Dr. Kevin Letcher, MD, FRCPC, Dip Sport Med   This workshop will focus on an approach to the initial evaluation of a patient presenting with low back pain in the primary care setting. 
  • Advanced Primary Care for Transgender Patients (Part A)   Instructor: Marria Townsend, MD, CCFP, Medical Director, Trans Care BC.  Note:  A certificate will be available upon completion of Part A and Part B (2 separate workshops)   A trauma informed, informed consent based approach to supporting clients seeking gender affirming hormone therapy.
  • Joint Injections    Intructors: Beth Berlin, NP(F) and Celia Evanson, NP(F)   Practical approaches to injecting basic joints: Shoulders, Knees and Trochanteric Bursa.
  • The Neurobiological Impact of Trauma; How you can be an agent of change (Part A)   Instructor: Jan Ference, BEd, MS, NMT Certified, IPMHF (Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellow)   Note: It is recommended that you take Part A as it leads into the material of Part B (in the afternoon).   When a child is exposed to chronic stress, trauma, violence and/or neglect, brain development is impacted in a significant way. This in turn influences daily function, and the ability to develop in a typical manner. Science is teaching us that adversity has a direct correlation to both emotional and physical health that can be passed onto future generations. We are also learning that the quality and nature of the early attachment relationship is more imperative than we ever understood.  How does this information relate to your work as a care provider?  How does our society and culture ignore our greatest biological gifts, that are the potential key to lasting change? Lastly, but most importantly, how can we find hope in our work? 
  • The Long and Short of Heart Failure   Instructors: Hazel Porteous, MN/NP and Jacqueline Lum, MN/NP    Heart Failure Management Workshop:- Review and Application of 2017 Heart Failure Guidelines, by using case studies. Bring your questions

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

  • Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder – Beyond AA and Detox   Instructor:  Zak Matieschyn, MSN, NP(F< Addiction NP Fellow – BC Centre on Substance Use     Alcohol Use Disorder is the most prevalent use disorder (except tobacco) among the patients we see in both primary and tertiary settings, yet is woefully under-treated. In this workshop we will review the evidence for the multitude of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for this disorder, and we’ll review case studies to leave you feeling more confident in managing this common disorder in your practice.
  • Advanced Primary Care for Transgender Patients (Part B)   Instructor: Marria Townsend, MD, CCFP, Medical Director, Trans Care BC.  Note:  A certificate will be available upon completion of Part A and Part B (2 separate workshops)    A trauma informed, informed consent based approach to supporting clients seeking gender affirming hormone therapy.
  • Suturing 101   Instructors:  Celia Evanson, NP(F) and Beth Berlin (NP(F)     Practical suturing skills- simple and mattress. A hands on interactive learning session.
  • The Neurobiological Impact of Trauma; How you can be an agent of change (Part B)   Instructor: Jan Ference, BEd, MS, NMT Certified, IPMHF (Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellow)   Note: It is recommended that you take Part A as it leads into the material of Part A (in the morning).    When a child is exposed to chronic stress, trauma, violence and/or neglect, brain development is impacted in a significant way. This in turn influences daily function, and the ability to develop in a typical manner. Science is teaching us that adversity has a direct correlation to both emotional and physical health that can be passed onto future generations. We are also learning that the quality and nature of the early attachment relationship is more imperative than we ever understood.  How does this information relate to your work as a care provider?  How does our society and culture ignore our greatest biological gifts, that are the potential key to lasting change? Lastly, but most importantly, how can we find hope in our work?
  • IUD Insertion   Instructor:  Diane Middagh, NP(F)     Come to this hands on workshop to gain knowledge about inter uterine contraception. We will use plastic models and practice with the progesterone and some of  the copper devices.You will be able to dispel some common IUD myths, perform IUD insertions’ including cervical anaesthesia and discuss and manage difficult IUD insertions. Please bring clinical scenarios that may have been challenging.    The facilitator is a family practice NP with several years experience inserting IUDs.

Keynote Address: Spiritually Competent Practice in Health Care and Global Perspectives of Advanced Nursing Practice Roles with Dr. Melanie Rogers.

We are proud to announce that Dr. Melanie Rogers will be our keynote speaker for 2018!  For more information on Dr. Rogers and her extensive background – many roles and experience, please go to:   #BCNPA2018 key note

TO REGISTER NOW, GO TO:  Conference 2018 Registration

Over the coming weeks we will be providing more information on program highlights so please check the website for updates.

Email inquiries to: conferencechair2018@bcnpa.org

 

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