NP Knowledge Exchange Virtual Symposium

Mon, 2020-11-23 09:00 - 16:00
Virtual program VIA Zoom
About this Event:

On Nov. 23, 2020, RNAO is holding its seventh invitational Nurse Practitioner Knowledge Exchange Symposium, titled "Moving from Strength to Greater Strength: NPs in Ontario, Canada, and around the Globe." This annual event offers RNAO NPs a unique opportunity to dialogue on matters important to their critical role in Ontario’s health system.

The NP Knowledge Exchange Symposium objectives are to:

  • gain knowledge about the Nurse Practitioner Task Force: Vision for Tomorrow, its compelling history, dynamic progress and promise to drive successful health transformation;
  • share and discuss how the clinical, policy and governance roles of NPs during COVID-19 impacted the system and can be leveraged in the vision for tomorrow;
  • identify opportunities and strategies to enable and advance full NP supply, utilization, and scope expansion within Ontario’s health system;
  • gain new insights on global and local policies impacting health transformation and the role of the Nurse Practitioner; and
  • contribute to development of a vibrant public education campaign regarding the role and capacity of NPs.

The symposium will be from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. virtually via Zoom, and as RNAO NP member, we would be delighted if you could join us in this lively and ground-breaking event! 

9 - 9:15 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks from RNAO
Doris Grinspun, CEO, RNAO

Opening Remarks and Review of the Day
Sally Baerg, NP-PHC; NPIG Chair

9:15 - 11:15 a.m.

Introduction and Overview of the NP Task Force: Vision for Tomorrow Report

  • Doris Grinspun, Task Force Co-Chair; CEO, RNAO
  • Elissa Ladd, PhD, FNP-BC, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA; ICN/APN Network Core Steering Group; Deputy Director, ICN/APN Network Global Academy of Research and Enterprise

Panel – Task Force Members

  • Vicki Smye, RN, PhD; Director and Associate Professor, School of Nursing Western University; COUPN Representative
  • Beth Sweeney, NP- PHC; Youth Correctional Facilities; NP Policy Consultant, RNAO
  • Michelle Acorn, NP, DNP; Provincial Chief Nursing Officer, MOHLTC

International Perspective

  • Barbara Stillwell, Executive Director, Nursing Now

Moderator: Catherine Jewell, RN, MN; Nursing Policy Analyst, RNAO

11:15 - 11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 - 12 p.m.

Breaking the Ceiling on NP Practice & Envisioning a Bright Future for NPs Globally

  • Barbara Stillwell, PhD, NP, RN, FRCN; Executive Director of the Nursing Now Global Campaign

Moderator: Doris Grinspun, CEO, RNAO

12 - 1 p.m.

Lunch and Learn with Nurse Practitioners and Task Force Members: A Day in The Life

  • Hoodo Ibrahim, NP-PHC, MSN; St. Joseph’s Health Care; NPIG Communications ENO
  • Sarah Rice, NP-PHC, MScN, ET; Alliance for Healthier Communities/ London InterCommunity Health Centre
  • Tara Leach, NP-PHC; Clinical Director/Founder HEALTH Clinic
  • Renee Bradley, NP; Women’s Health in Women’s Hands CHC
  • Wendy Dunn, NP; Greenwood Court and Knollcrest Lodge

Moderator: Elissa Ladd, Task Force Co-Chair

1 - 1:45 p.m.

Table Talk with Seasoned Nurse Leaders & NPs: Experiences & Lessons Learned from COVID-19
Choice of one concurrent session

Perspectives from Acute Care & Working with Indigenous Populations

  • Suzanne Robichaud, RN, Vice-President Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive (CNE); Monfort Hospital
  • Aric Rankin, NP; De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health 4 Center

Moderator: Catherine Jewell

Perspectives from Academia & Mental Health & Addiction

  • Dania Versailles, RN, MScN, Director of Clinical Services; CHMA-Ottawa
  • Sherry Morrell, NP, MN, MCISc-WH, PhD (c); Faculty, University of Windsor

Moderator: Irmajean Bajnok

1:45 - 2 p.m.

NPIG: What’s Upcoming?
“White Board” Timeline Review

  • Sally Baerg, NP-PHC; NPIG Chair
  • Eric Staples, DNP, RN, Miller Fellow, NPIG Student Liaison
2 - 2:15 p.m. Break
2:15 - 3 p.m.

On the Horizon: NPs and Health System Transformation

Helen Angus, Deputy Minister of Health

Moderator: Doris Grinspun

3 - 3:45 p.m.

Crafting a Courageous Global to Local Public Education Campaign: How do we get there?
Brainstorming Session

Moderators: Barbara Stillwell, Executive Director, Nursing Now; Doris Grinspun, CEO, RNAO; Marion Zych, Director of Communications, RNAO; and Madison Scaini, Web and Social Media Editor, RNAO

3:45 - 4 p.m.

Closing Remarks

  • Sally Baerg, NP-PHC; NPIG Chair
  • Doris Grinspun, Co-Chair NP Task Force; CEO, RNAO 

Please click here to download the agenda. To see photos of the symposium, please check out our Facebook gallery.

Cost for Members: 
$0.00 CAD
Cost for non-Members: 
$0.00 CAD
Related Documents:
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