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Thursday

Thursday 08:00 to 08:45

STUDENT NETWORKING BREAKFAST

Session: Student Forum

Location: Halifax BC


Thursday 08:00 to 08:45

EDUCATORS’ NETWORKING BREAKFAST

Session: Educator Forum

Location: Halifax A


Thursday 08:00 to 08:45

LEADERS’ NETWORKING BREAKFAST

Session: Leadership Forum

Location: Sable ABC


Thursday 08:45 to 09:30

Student Perspectives on the Perceptions of Respiratory Therapy

Vanessa Bonomo, RRT, HBSc, Graduate, Conestoga College, Kitchener, ON
Anna Enerio, RRT, Graduate, Conestoga College, Kitchener, ON

Session: Student Forum

Location: Halifax BC


Thursday 08:45 to 09:30

Adopting Positive Lifestyle Habits to Prevent Professional Burnout

Kelsey Thibault, RRT, Certified Exercise Physiologist, BScKIN, Saskatoon Health Region, Saskatoon, SK

Session: Leadership Forum

Location: Sable ABC


Thursday 08:45 to 10:15

Tools for the Evaluation of Attitudes in Respiratory Therapy Education Programs – a Workshop

Jocelyn Vachon, inh., M.Éd.
Seana Martin, RRT, FCSRT

Session: Educator Forum

Location: Halifax A


Thursday 09:00 to 16:00

Paediatric and Neonatal Care Workshop: Caring with Confidence

Session: Workshop


Thursday 09:30 to 10:15

COPD and AAA: Endovascular Versus Open Surgical Repair

Allison Denoudsten, SRT

Session: Student Forum

Location: Halifax BC


Thursday 09:30 to 10:15

Maximizing Clinical Control of Product Procurement

Maurice Pitre, RRT, BHS, Supply Chain Clinical Coordinator, BC Clinical and Support Services Society, Port Moody, BC

Session: Leadership Forum

Location: Sable ABC


Thursday 10:45 to 11:30

Resulting Neurologic Effects of Hypoxemia during OSA

Samantha Dansereau, SRT, Student, Thompson River University (TRU), Kamloops, BC

Session: Student Forum

Location: Halifax BC


Thursday 10:45 to 11:30

Do E-Learning Modules Really Work?

Julie Brown, RRT, MASc, FCSRT Coordinator Respiratory Therapy Fanshawe College/ Chair CBRC BoD, Fanshawe College, London, ON

Session: Educator Forum

Location: Halifax A


Thursday 10:45 to 11:30

Working with Multi-Generations in Health Care

Farzad Refahi, HBSc, RRT, CRE, Lead RRT, Toronto Lung Clinic, Toronto, ON

Session: Leadership Forum

Location: Sable ABC


Thursday 11:30 to 12:15

Debriefing for Reflective Practice in Healthcare: Impact on Morale, Performance and Patient Care

Lisa Pozzobon, SRT, Foothills Medical Centre (AHS), Calgary, AB

Session: Student Forum

Location: Halifax BC


Thursday 11:30 to 12:15

Comparison of SRT Pediatric Education: Study Design

Katherine Reise, RRT Clinical Educator, Respiratory Therapy, the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON
Roger Correia, RRT Simulation Educator, the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON

Session: Educator Forum

Location: Halifax A


Thursday 11:30 to 12:15

Redefining Competencies in Respiratory Therapy

Lindsay Martinek, RRT, MHS, Manager Interprofessional Practice, Michael Garron Hospital, East York, ON

Session: Leadership Forum

Location: Sable ABC


Thursday 12:15 to 12:45

LUNCH

12:30 – Overview of CSRT student initiatives – Dave Sahadeo, Board of Directors

Session: Educator Forum

Location: Halifax A


Thursday 12:30 to 16:00

Non-Invasive Ventilation: From Hospital to Home Environments

Session: Workshop


Thursday 12:45 to 13:30

New Graduate Challenges Working Exclusively in Neo/Peds

Nigel Siu, RRT, Respiratory Therapist, the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON

Session: Student Forum

Location: Halifax BC


Thursday 12:45 to 13:30

The Student Experience of Assessment in Simulation

Andrew West, EdD(c), RRT, FCSRT, Doctoral Candidate, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

Session: Educator Forum

Location: Halifax A


Thursday 12:45 to 13:30

Creating a Disaster Plan for RT Departments

Madeline Laberge, BSc, RRT, MA (candidate), Respiratory Therapist and Masters Student, Vancouver Coastal Health/ Royal Roads University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Session: Leadership Forum

Location: Sable ABC


Thursday 13:00 to 17:00

Proportional Assist Ventilation: A practical workshop for the Use of PAV+ Software

Session: Workshop


Thursday 13:30 to 14:15

Bronchial Thermoplasty: From Patient to Respiratory Therapy Student

Jazmin Chase, SRT, Student, NBCC, St. George, NB

Session: Student Forum

Location: Halifax BC


Thursday 13:30 to 14:15

Why it Takes a Village to be Successful

Hillary Every, RRT, RT Clinical Specialist, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON
Pamela Greco, RRT, RT Clinical Educator, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON

Session: Educator Forum

Location: Halifax A


Thursday 13:30 to 14:15

Implementation of Standardized Tool for Charge RT Handover

Fatima Nathoo, RRT, BSc, MPH(c), the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON
Chantha Sun, RRT, BHSc, the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON

Session: Leadership Forum

Location: Sable ABC


Thursday 14:15 to 15:00

Adjusting from Lab Simulation Debriefing to Clinical Debriefing

Kris Higgs, SRT, Student, Conestoga College, Kitchener, ON

Session: Student Forum

Location: Halifax BC


Thursday 14:15 to 15:00

Getting your Staff’s Best: Employee Engagement

Norm Tiffin, BSc, MSA, FCSRT, Partner/VP, Carswell Partners, Komoka, ON

Session: Leadership Forum

Location: Sable ABC


Thursday 14:45 to 17:00

Best Practices in Preceptor Training

Ginette Aubin, RRT, Teacher/Coordinator, La Cité, Ottawa, ON
Tammie Fournier, RRT, B.Ed., FCSRT, Coordinator/Instructor, NBCC, Saint John, NB
Meredith Patey, RRT, Instructor, SAIT, Calgary, AB
Jennifer Stefura, MAL, BSc, RRT, Instructor, SAIT, Calgary, AB

Session: Educator Forum

Location: Halifax A


Thursday 15:30 to 16:15

Expanding the RT Role in Pediatric Transport

John Savery, RRT, Saskatoon Health Region, Saskatoon, SK
Adam Shaw, RRT, Saskatoon Health Region, Saskatoon, SK

Session: Student Forum

Location: Halifax BC


Thursday 15:30 to 16:15

Taking Care of our Communication!

Marise Tétreault, RRT, MA, Professional Development Coordinator, OPIQ, Montréal, QC

Session: Leadership Forum

Location: Sable ABC


Thursday 16:15 to 17:00

How Do I Become a Researcher? The RRT Perspective

Ravinder Kajla, RRT, Clinical Resource Therapist, Fraser Health Authority/Surrey Memorial Hospital, Surrey, BC

Session: Student Forum

Location: Halifax BC


Thursday 16:15 to 17:00

How Can Respiratory Therapists Solve Alarm Fatigue?

Cynthia Welton, RRT, MSc, FCSRT, Quality & Patient Safety Consultant, Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga , ON
Monica Baudisch, RRT, Respiratory Therapist, Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga , ON

Session: Leadership Forum

Location: Sable ABC


Thursday 17:30 to 19:30

WELCOME RECEPTION – RÉCEPTION DE BIENVENUE

Session: All

Location: Exhibit Hall – Salon des exposants


Friday

Friday 07:30 – 08:00

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Session: All

Location: Exhibit Hall


Friday 07:30 – 08:00

DEJEUNER CONTINENTAL – Salon des exposants

Session: Francophone

Location: Salon des exposants


Friday 08:00 to 08:45

DEJEUNER CONFERENCE

Session: Francophone

Location: Salon des exposants


Friday 08:00 to 08:45

Symposium A: Indirect Calorimetry: Taking the Guess Work out of Feeding Critically Ill Patients

Jennifer A. Wooley, MS, RD, CNSC
Sponsored by General Electric Healthcare

Session: Breakfast Symposium

Location: Sable ABCD


Friday 08:00 to 08:45

Symposium B: A Review of the Medications from GSK’s COPD Portfolio

Stephen Graham, BSc(Pharmacy), PhD
Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline

Session: Breakfast Symposium

Location: Halifax A


Friday 08:00 to 08:45

Symposium C: Understanding The Role Of OPEP Therapy & Mucous Clearing In The COPD Patient

Dr. Jason Suggett
Angela Taylor, RRT
Sponsored by Trudell Medical Marketing Ltd.

Session: Breakfast Symposium

Location: Acadia ABC


Friday 08:00 to 08:45

Session D: Advanced Aerosol Delivery

Speaker Patricia Dailey, BS, Respiratory Therapist, Medical Science Liaison, Manchester, CT pdailey@aerogen.com
Sponsored by Canadian Hospital Specialists Ltd & Aerogen

Session: Breakfast Symposium

Location: Halifax BC


Friday 08:45 – 09:35

Neo/Peds Critical Care in the Air

Laura Betts, RRT, Clinical Leader Air Medical Transport Team, IWK/EHS LifeFlight, Dartmouth, NS
Alana Spicer, RRT, Flight Respiratory Therapist, IWK/EHS LifeFlight, Dartmouth, NS

Session: Neonatal-Pediatric

Location: Halifax A


Friday 08:45 – 09:35

Asthma Care Apps in the Patient’s Pocket

Shirley Quach, SRT, HBSc, Student, Michener, Toronto, ON

Session: Community and Chronic Care

Location: Acadia ABC


Friday 08:45 – 09:35

Crisis Resource Management (CRM) in the OR – Human Factors

Dr. Liane Johnson, MDCM, FRCS(C), FACS, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, NS

Session: Anesthesia Assistants

Location: Halifax BC


Friday 08:45 – 09:35

À chacun son masque

Nathalie Poirier, inh., Coordonnatrice technique, Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec, Ste. Foy, QC

Session: Francophone

Location: Oxford


Friday 08:45 – 9:35

Procedural Sedation Outside the Operating Room

Dr. Mark Mensour, MD, CCFP, EM, ANAES, FCFP

Session: Critical Care

Location: Sable ABCD


Friday 09:35 – 10:10

REFRESHMENT BREAK

Visit of Exhibits

Session: All


Friday 09:35 – 10:10

PAUSE CAFÉ – Visite des exposants

Session: Francophone


Friday 10:10 – 11:00

Cardiac Arrest Management Post Cardiac Surgery

Lisa Diep, RRT, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, AB

Session: Critical Care

Location: Sable ABCD


Friday 10:10 – 11:00

High Frequency Oscillation Volume Guarantee in Preterms

Jenny Luc, RRT, SickKids, Toronto, ON

Session: Neonatal-Pediatric

Location: Halifax A


Friday 10:10 – 11:00

Respiratory Care in Neuromuscular Disease

Faiza Syed, RRT, Lead RRT - LTV Program, the Hospital for Sick Kids Toronto, Toronto, ON
John Britton, Executive Director – Atlantic and Ontario, Muscular Dystrophy Canada
Alex Peeler, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Warrior

Session: Community and Chronic Care

Location: Acadia ABC


Friday 10:10 – 11:00

Sugammadex: A Revolutionary Reversal of Neuromuscular Blockade

Shakib Naqshbandi, RRT, AA, Anesthesia Assistant, London Health Science Centre, London, ON

Session: Anesthesia Assistants

Location: Halifax BC


Friday 10:10 – 11:00

Bouger à domicilie : rêve ou réalité ?

Cynthia Levesque, Dt. P., Ste. Foy, QC
Marie-Josée Rivard, inh., Ste. Foy, QC

Session: Francophone

Location: Oxford


Friday 11:00 - 11:50

Preventing Ventilator Associated Pneumonia: Where is the Benefit?

Thomas Piraino, RRT, FCSRT, Clinical Educator, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton, ON

Session: Critical Care

Location: Sable ABCD


Friday 11:00 - 11:50

L’intégration des outils de Télésanté dans la pratique de l’inhalothérapeute

Véronique Adam, inh., Montréal, QC

Session: Francophone

Location: Oxford


Friday 11:00 – 11:50

50 Years of Neonatal Care – Are we Learning from our Mistakes?

Dr. Don Reid, MD, FRCP(C), Pediatrician/Neonatologist, Medpoint, London, ON

Session: Neonatal-Pediatric

Location: Halifax A


Friday 11:00 – 11:50

Obtaining Quality Diagnostics from a Multicultural Population

Micah Kooperberg, RRT, CRE, C-Health, Calgary, AB

Session: Community and Chronic Care

Location: Acadia ABC


Friday 11:00 – 11:50

Resuscitation Challenges in Obstetric Patients

Narendra Vakharia, MD, FRCPC, Staff Anesthesiologist, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, NS

Session: Anesthesia Assistants

Location: Halifax BC


Friday 11:50 – 13:00

LUNCH

Visit of Exhibits

Session: All

Location: Exhibit Hall


Friday 11:50 – 13:00

DINER – Visite des exposants

Session: Francophone


Friday 12:45 to 13:30

Session A: 2017: The Changing Landscape In the Treatment of COPD

Speaker Dr. Colm McParland, MBChB, BAO, FRCPI, FRCPC
Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Canada Ltd.

Session: Industry Education Session

Location: Sable ABCD


Friday 12:45 to 13:30

Session B: A Review of the Medications from GSK’s Asthma Portfolio

Stephen Graham, BSc(Pharmacy), PhD
Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline

Session: Industry Education Session

Location: Halifax A


Friday 12:45 to 13:30

Session C: Esophageal Pressure Monitoring

Ray Ritz, BA, RRT, FAARC
Sponsored by BOMImed

Session: Industry Education Session

Location: Acadia ABC


Friday 12:45 to 13:30

Session D: Shift Happens: Changing Minds and Minding Change

Speakers:
Evan Richards, BSc, RT, Director of Education & Clinical Services, Bunnell Incorporated, Salt Lake City, UT
Jeff Dmytrowich, RRT, FSCRT, Clinical Supervisor, Saskatoon, SK
Sponsored by Mallinckrodt

Session: Industry Education Session

Location: Halifax BC


Friday 13:30 – 14:20

You, Me and Them – Making ECMO Interprofessional

Leanne Davidson, HBSc, RRT, Clinician Educator/Clinical Specialist, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON

Session: Critical Care

Location: Sable ABCD


Friday 13:30 – 14:20

Better Together: The Power of Patient and Parent Partnerships

Catherine Gunn, BSc, RTR, MBA, Educator, Dalhousie, Halifax, NS
Yarrow Gillis, BSc, Family Advisor IWK Health Care, Halifax, NS

Session: Neonatal-Pediatric

Location: Halifax A


Friday 13:30 – 14:20

Creating a Regionalized Lung Health Program

Christina Dolgowicz, BHSc, RRT, CRE, Lung Health Coordinator, Lanark Renfrew Health & Community Services, Lanark, ON
Michelle Maynard, BHSc, RRT, CRE, Lung Health Manager, Somerset West Community Health Centre, Ottawa, ON

Session: Community and Chronic Care

Location: Acadia ABC


Friday 13:30 – 14:20

Procedural Sedation – The Why and How

Karine Grondin, inh. Clinical Coordinator in Respiratory Therapy, CUISSS de l'Estrie-CHUS, Sherbrooke, QC

Session: Anesthesia Assistants

Location: Halifax BC


Friday 14:20 – 14:45

REFRESHMENT BREAK

Visit of Exhibits

Session: All


Friday 14:45 - 15:35

Seamlessly Incorporating Bedside Data to Improve Quality

Brian K. Walsh, PhD, RRT-NPS, FAARC, AARC President, Boston, MA

Session: Neonatal-Pediatric

Location: Halifax A


Friday 14:45 – 15:35

I Collaborate, Therefore I am – An RT!

Noel Pendergast, RRT, MPH, FCSRT, RT Educator / IPE Coordinator, Dalhousie University School of Health Sciences / Faculty of Health Professions, Halifax, NS

Session: Critical Care

Location: Sable ABCD


Friday 14:45 – 15:35

SHISHA25: Shisha Tobacco Use in Newcomers to Canada

Maryam Al-Azazi, SRT, BSc, Student, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

Session: Community and Chronic Care

Location: Acadia ABC


Friday 14:45 – 15:35

Anesthetic Trace Gas Analysis

John Patton, RRT, CCAA, Staff AA, Interior Health Authority, Kamloops, BC

Session: Anesthesia Assistants

Location: Halifax BC


Friday 15:35 - 16:15

Withdrawal of Life Sustaining Care Post-Traumatic Brain Injuries

Krysta Madden, SRT, student, SAIT, Calgary, AB

Session: Critical Care

Location: Sable ABCD


Friday 15:35 – 16:15

Autonomy in NICU Teamwork: Why It Matters

Robert Graham, RRT, NRCP, Advanced Practice Neonatal Respiratory Therapist, Sunnybrook H.S.C., Toronto, ON, (Primary) & Clinical Trainer, Bunnell, Salt Lake City, UT

Session: Neonatal-Pediatric

Location: Halifax A


Friday 15:35 – 16:15

The Trick is to Keep Breathing

Kelsey Lett, Cystic Fibrosis Warrior

Session: Community and Chronic Care

Location: Acadia ABC


Friday 15:35 – 16:15

Limitations of Video Laryngoscopes

Orlando Hung, MD, FRCPC, Professor in Anesthesia, Director of Research, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Session: Anesthesia Assistants

Location: Halifax BC


Friday 16:15 – 18:30

RT OLYMPICS

Session: All

Location: Annapolis


Friday 16:15 to 18:30

RT OLYMPICS

Session: Francophone

Location: Annapolis


Friday 19:30

CSRT/Roxon FUN NIGHT!

Session: All


Friday 19:30

CSRT/Roxon FUN NIGHT!

Session: Francophone


Saturday

Saturday 07:30 – 08:00

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Session: All

Location: Nova Scotia Ballroom Foyer


Saturday 08:00 to 09:00

CSRT ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Session: All

Location: Nova Scotia Ballroom


Saturday 09:00 – 09:45

The Psychologically Difficult Airway: Managing the Patient and Yourself

George Kovacs, MD, MHPE, FRCPC, Professor, Departments of Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia and Medical Neuroscience, QEII Health Science Centre, Halifax, NS

Session: Saturday Program

Location: Nova Scotia Ballroom


Saturday 09:00 to 16:30

APRV – A Therapeutic Tool to Reduce ARDS Incidence: Never let the Lung Collapse

Session: Workshop


Saturday 09:45 – 10:30

The Respiratory Therapist: Tales of Every Day Heroism

Evan Richards, BSc, RT, Director of Education & Clinical Services, Bunnell Incorporated, Salt Lake City, UT

Session: Saturday Program

Location: Nova Scotia Ballroom


Saturday 10:30 – 10:45

REFRESHMENT BREAK

Session:

Location: Nova Scotia Ballroom Foyer


Saturday 10:45 – 11:30

Paper to Practice: Understanding Clinical Research

Jeff Dmytrowich, RRT, FSCRT, Clinical Supervisor, Saskatoon, SK

Session: Saturday Program

Location: Nova Scotia Ballroom


Saturday 11:30 – 12:30

Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID): An Ethical, Spiritual and Legal Perspective

David Maginley, M.Div, CSCP, Spiritual & religious Care for Hematology Palliative Care, MSICU and Nova Scotia Cancer Care at Nova Scotia Health Authority, Halifax, NS
Jeffrey Kirby, MD, MA(philosophy), Professor, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
Jocelyn Downie, BA, MA, MLiH, LLB, LLM, SJD, Professor, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Session: Saturday Program

Location: Nova Scotia Ballroom


Saturday 12:30 – 13:00

LUNCH

Session: All

Location: Nova Scotia Ballroom Foyer


Saturday 13:00 – 13:45

The RT Courtroom Survival Guide

Christian Soder, MD, FRCSPC, Medical Staff Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, NS

Session: Saturday Program

Location: Nova Scotia Ballroom


Saturday 13:45 – 14:30

Being Transgender

Hamilton Elliott, Student/Firefighter - FF1, FF2, Industrial Fire Brigade Member, MFR, Hazmat Ops, Centreville, NS
Michaelia Elliott, Infantry, Canadian Armed Forces/ Business Student, Saint Mary’s University, Centreville, NS

Session: Saturday Program

Location: Nova Scotia Ballroom


Saturday 14:30 – 14:45

REFRESHMENT BREAK

Session: All

Location: Nova Scotia Ballroom Foyer


Saturday 14:45 – 15:30

Cannabis Legalization and Its Impact on Older Adults

Jason Nickerson, RRT, FCSRT, PhD, Clinical Scientist, Bruyère Research Institute, Ottawa, ON

Session: Saturday Program

Location: Nova Scotia Ballroom


Saturday 15:30 – 16:15

The Professional Road Ahead

AARC President Brian K. Walsh, PhD, RRT-NPS, FAARC, AARC President, Boston, MA

Session: Saturday Program

Location: Nova Scotia Ballroom


Saturday 16:15

CLOSING REMARKS

Session: All

Location: Nova Scotia Ballroom


Saturday 18:00 – 19:00

PRESIDENTS’ COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Session: All

Location: Nova Scotia Ballroom Foyer


Saturday 19:00

PRESIDENTS’ BANQUET AND AWARD CEREMONY

Session: All

Location: Nova Scotia Ballroom


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