May 14, 2016

The Holman Grand Hotel
123 Grafton Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7M4

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The next annual general meeting will be held in Charlottetown, PE on Saturday, May 14, 2016. The AGM includes a review of the ORNAC financial statements, the budget for the coming year, the strategic plan, and continuing education opportunities (CE) . The objective is to provide a minimum of 3 hours of training (CE) on the day of the meeting.

Nominations for 2016 are now closed.


Friday May 13, 2016
09:00 - 17:00 ORNAC Executive Meeting
Saturday May 14, 2016
10:00 - 11:30 Surgical Care Safety: Think National, Act Local
Bonnie McLeod
Jennifer Rodgers, Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI)
11:30 - 12:00 Lunch
12:00 - 13:15 ORNAC AGM
13:15 - 13:30 Networking Break
13:30 - 15:00 "Bridging the Gap" between the OR and MDR
Beth Kingsbury, CAMDR
Rebecca White, CAMDR
15:00 End of the ORNAC AGM and Education Day
15:30 - 17:00 ORNAC Board Meeting
Sunday May 15, 2016
08:00 - 13:00 ORNAC Board Meeting cont'd (if required)



Surgical Care Safety: Think National, Act Local

Jennifer Rodgers
Jennifer Rodgers, CPSIJennifer Rodgers is a Patient Safety Improvement Lead at CPSI with a main focus on providing project management support to the National Surgical Safety Strategy.

Jennifer has over 20 years of experience in healthcare with 10 years of leadership experience in two large Ontario community hospitals in a director role with responsibility for patient safety, quality, risk management and special projects. Jennifer has a passion for patient safety and based on her education and experience, she understands the challenges and opportunities from all perspectives within the healthcare system.

Jennifer holds a Masters degree in Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University as well as a Masters degree in Health Sciences from the University of Toronto.

"Bridging the Gap" between the OR and MDR

Beth Kingsbury, CAMDR
Beth has been a perioperative nurse for 27+ years. She began her nursing career in Toronto, Ontario and like every good maritime, she saw the light and eventually “came home”. Beth has been with NSHA for just over 10 years. She found her passion and dedication to cardiac patients at the Halifax Infirmary site.

Rebecca White, CAMDR
Becky has worked in the MDR field for the past 22 years. Starting as a front-line worker at the Dartmouth General Hospital, Becky quickly learned how her work directly impacted patient care and the requirement for continued learning. Becky received her certification as an MDRT through the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, and went on to complete the Central Service Leadership Course through Purdue University and the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM). Becky moved to the QEII in 2010 and has been the MDR Supervisor at the Victoria General Hospital and currently at the Halifax Infirmary.

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