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Meha BhattMeha Bhatt, Research Project Coordinator, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary AB

Meha completed her Master of Science in Health Research Methodology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Her MSc research focused on patient outcomes in addictions treatment programs. Since then, she went on to apply her training in research methods in multiple clinical areas including hematology and nephrology. Meha’s research interests include evidence synthesis methods including systematic reviews and guideline development, patient-centred research, and knowledge translation.

Meha’s current work is focused on initiative to improve early recognition and physician response to the development of acute kidney injury (AKI) in hospitalized patients, so as to decrease the development of severe kidney disease and the risks associated with post-AKI CKD including the need for dialysis and prolonged length of hospitalization. She has developed an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) strategy that includes automated detection and alerting of AKI from laboratory data, an AKI dashboard and decision support prompts integrated within the hospital EMR.

• Implementing Meaningful Use of Electronic Information Systems in Nephrology Care: Clinical Decision Support for Acute Kidney Injury, Thursday October 25, 1625-1710

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Roch BeaucheminRoch Beauchemin, Inf, BSc N, MSc. N, IPS Néphrologie, Montreal QC

Je travaille en hémodialyse depuis 1984. J’ai travaillé comme infirmier au chevet. J’ai obtenu mon Baccalauréat en 1986. Par la suite, j’ai obtenu le poste assistant infirmier chef en hémodialyse. J’ai obtenu ma Maitrise en Soins Infirmier avec spécialisation : Infirmier Praticien spécialisé en Néphrologie. En 2006.

En 1991, nous avons débuté les traitements d’hémodialfiltration en ligne. En 1993, nous avons obtenu le prix UPJOHN, pour la meilleure présentation technique lors de la Conférence CANNT/ACTIN à Halifax. La Néphrologie est un domaine des plus intéressants et rempli de défis. Durant ma carrière en Néphrologie, j’ai pu m’impliquer dans plusieurs projets de recherche, faire de l’enseignement et plusieurs présentations reliés aux différents aspects de l’hémodialyse.

• The Perceptions of Wellbeing in Patients Receiving Hemodialfiltration Treatments, Friday October 26, 1630-1715

• La perception du Sentiment de bien-être des patients recevant des Traitements d’hémodiafiltration, Saturday October 27, 1015-1100

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Danielle BoucherDanielle Boucher, IPSN, M.SC., D.E.S.S., CNeph(C), Ste-Brigitte-de-Laval QC

Danielle Boucher est infirmière praticienne spécialisée (IPS) en néphrologie pour le secteur de l’hémodialyse au CHU de Québec-Université Laval, depuis 2006. Elle fait partie de la première cohorte d’infirmières praticiennes spécialisées de la province de Québec. Elle est titulaire d’une maîtrise, d’un diplôme d’études supérieures spécialisées en néphrologie et d’une certification canadienne en soins infirmiers en néphrologie, depuis 2005. Elle est membre fondateur de l’Association des infirmières praticiennes spécialisées du Québec et du Club de lecture provincial des infirmières praticiennes spécialisées en néphrologie. Elle a également collaboré à l’adaptation québécoise du chapitre sur l’équilibre hydroélectrique et acidobasique de la troisième édition du volume Soins infirmiers- Fondements généraux de Potter et Perry, paru en 2010. Elle est membre experte du comité d’excellence clinique en santé de l’Institut national d’excellence en santé et en services sociaux (INESSS). Elle fait également partie du comité de révision de l’examen de spécialité des infirmières praticiennes spécialisées de l’Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ). Enfin, elle est substitut du comité d’examen de certification des infirmières praticiennes spécialisées en néphrologie, comité conjoint de l’OIIQ et du Collège des médecins du Québec (CMQ). Elle a plusieurs conférences à son actif, notamment sur le rôle de l’infirmière praticienne au Québec lors de congrès internationaux.

• En route vers l’autonomie : de l’adolescence à l’âge adulte pour un meilleur accompagnement, Thursday October 25, 1430-1515

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Frances BoutilierFrances Boutilier

Frances graduated in Nursing from the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Frances had a 20 year career in Dialysis, as Head Nurse and then Supervisor, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island Dialysis Program. Frances was President of CANNT from 1976-1984. In 1984, CANNT named the first Bursary “Frances Boutilier Bursary” in recognition for her service to CANNT. In 1986, Frances was made a “CANNT Life Member”. Frances retired from Health Care as Coordinator, Medical and Therapeutic Units in 1994. Frances graduated from the Atlantic School of Theology with a Masters of Divinity in 1997. She was ordained priest in the Anglican Church of Canada in 1998 and served in Parish ministry in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Now retired again, Frances continues to in ministry in her home Church, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia – focusing on pastoral ministry.

• Panel Session: The History of CANNT, Vascular Access Hx, History of PD, Friday October 26, 1500-1630

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Michelle BrazierMichelle Brazier, RN, BScN, CNeph(C), Montreal QC

Ever since I graduated nursing school in 2005, I have always had an interest in dialysis. I have been fascinated by the complexity of the kidneys and how they are so intricately connected to all body systems. In 2009, I obtained a position in the hemodialysis unit at St. Mary’s. I took every opportunity I could to increase my knowledge (even attended my first CANNT conference in Ottawa in 2012 on my own time!). In 2011, I took an interest in quality related issues experienced by our clientele, namely with respect to fall assessment (this led to the creation of a fall assessment tool which is currently in use on our hemodialysis treatment sheets). In 2012, I seized the opportunity to work in the peritoneal dialysis unit and I developed a passion for facilitating patients through their trajectory of having a PD catheter inserted to them functioning independently at home and making accurate and informed decisions about their own care. In 2014, I became the nurse counselor in dialysis and this has helped me share my knowledge and expand my teaching abilities to all members of the multidisciplinary team. Included in my new role was being a member of our Quality Improvement team and when the topic was introduced to create a communication tool to improve our practice for hospitalized dialysis patients, I wholeheartedly became implicated in its creation, revision and deployment.

• Poster P07 NephroTalk; an Interdepartmental Nursing Communication Tool

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Leonor CercenaLeonor Cercena, RN BScN, Montreal QC

Department of Dialysis, McGill University Health Center – Glen Site

Nurse, B. Sc. N, University of Ottawa (2001).

Diverse clinical experiences in both the Canadian and US health care systems.

Nurse clinician in the haemodialysis unit at McGill University Health Center in Montreal, Quebec since 2005.

Teacher, mentor and coach for nursing students and new peers.

Author.

• Poster P05 Prevalence of Cardiac Events in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

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Sheriane CowieSheriane Cowie, BscN, RN, Montreal QC

Sheriane Cowie is a Clinical Nursing Instructor (CNI) in the hemodialysis unit at the Jewish General Hospital. She originally attended Vanier College, in Saint-Laurent, Quebec, were she received her DEC in Nursing. She began her nursing career on a medical-surgical floor in 1999 and in 2005 she transferred to the hemodialysis unit. While working in hemodialysis she completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Ottawa. In January of 2017 Sheriane started her new role as a Clinical Nursing Instructor and began a pilot project to integrate licensed practical nurses in partnership with Joanne Gawryluk Head Nurse Dialysis RN, BSc. CNeph(C).

• The Integration of LPNs in a Hemodialysis Unit: Building on the Foundations Laid before Us, Thursday October 25, 1430-1515

• The Integration of LPNs in a Hemodialysis Unit: Building on the Foundations Laid before Us, Friday October 26, 1100-1145

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Elizabeth Carmelina del RossoElizabeth Carmelina del Rosso, Honours Psychology, Kitchener ON

Elizabeth del Rosso lives in Kitchener, Ontario. She studied Psychology at the University of Waterloo. Throughout her years of study, she maintained several volunteer placements, one of which included being part of the Palliative Education Subgroup for the Nephrology Unit at Grand River Hospital. Passionate about helping others, Elizabeth will be applying to medical school September 2018. In her free time, Elizabeth likes to spend time with her family, play music, and go outdoors.

• Poster P02 Addressing Healthcare Gaps: The Person-Centred Decision-Making Initiative

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Jean-Yves DionneJean-Yves Dionne, Pharmacist, Expert in Natural Health Products

Jean-Yves Dionne is a pharmacist, trainer, clinical consultant and scientific advisor on natural health products (NHPs). He enjoys an exceptional reputation and credibility in Quebec. For the past two decades, he is recognized as the NHP expert by the media and many health professional organizations.

Great communicator and well-known speaker, Jean-Yves stands out for his remarkable ability to integrate different health approaches in order to convey concrete, practical and realistic advice.

Mr Dionne currently teaches at Université Laval and Université de Montreal. In addition, through his Apothecary Academy (apothicaire.ca), he offers clinical and independent training on NHPs to healthcare professionals.

Jean-Yves acts as a collaborator and reviewer for several scientific and popular publications such as Natural Medicine Journal (USA), actualité pharmaceutique and Montréal en santé. He is also author or co-author of several books including The end of pain; Fatigue, Stress, Insomnie: Briser le triangle infernal and Herbs – Everyday Reference for Health Professionals (CPhA & CMA 1999).

Jean-Yves Dionne has a weekly health column at LCN (French news channel) and is regularly called as a health expert by several media. His French blog Franchement santé (jydionne.com) attracts approximately 900,000 readers each year (1,300,000 page views).

• Interactions with Natural Health Products (NHPs), Saturday October 27, 0900-1000

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Christina DoreChristina Doré, RN, candidate au PhD, Laval QC

Madame Christina Doré, inf., MSc inf, candidate au Ph. D., est professeure à l’unité d’enseignement et de recherche en sciences de la santé (l’UER) de l’Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Elle a à son actif deux articles publiés et trois articles soumis pour publication et projette au cours de l’année des communications scientifiques au Canada et à l’international en lien avec son projet doctoral qui porte sur l’évaluation de l’épuisement professionnel et l’empowerment des infirmières en hémodialyse et le développement d’un futur site Web professionnel visant à favoriser leur empowerment et leur bien-être au travail afin de réduire leur risque d’épuisement professionnel. Elle compte près de 27 ans de pratique, soit à titre d’infirmière clinicienne en hémodialyse, prédialyse, soins critiques, médecine, chirurgie, oncologie, gériatrie et en santé communautaire puis, à titre de cadre-conseil afin d’optimiser les pratiques infirmières et interdisciplinaires. Elle fait aussi partie de comités professionnels pour le développement de la pratique infirmière ainsi que de la recherche.

• L’épuisement professionnel et l’empowerment des infirmières travaillant en hémodialyse au Québec, Thursday October 25, 1625-1710

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Liane DumaisLiane Dumais, IPSN, M.SC., D.E.S.S., Ste-Brigitte-de-Laval QC

Liane Dumais est infirmière praticienne spécialisée (IPS) en néphrologie pour le secteur de la greffe rénale au CHU de Québec-Université Laval. Elle fait partie de la première cohorte d’infirmières praticiennes spécialisées de la province de Québec. Elle a à cœur le développement et la pérennité du rôle de l’IPS, surtout dans un contexte de développement de nouvelles spécialités. Elle est titulaire d’une maîtrise et d’un diplôme d’études supérieures spécialisées en néphrologie et d’un certificat de premier cycle en administration. Elle est membre fondateur de l’Association des infirmières praticiennes spécialisées du Québec (AIPSQ) et du Club de lecture provincial des infirmières praticiennes spécialisées en néphrologie (CLIPS). Elle a également collaboré à l’adaptation québécoise du chapitre sur l’équilibre hydroélectrique et acidobasique de la troisième édition du volume Soins infirmiers- Fondements généraux de Potter et Perry, paru en 2010. Elle est membre suppléant du comité d’examen de certification des infirmières praticiennes spécialisées en néphrologie, comité conjoint de l’Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec et du Collège des médecins du Québec. Elle fait également partie de l’équipe de visiteurs pour l’agrément des programmes de formations pour les infirmières praticiennes spécialisées. Elle a également présenté sur divers sujets, notamment sur le rôle de l’infirmière praticienne au Québec et sur le développement de club de lecture pour les infirmières et les IPS comme outil de formation continue, lors de congrès internationaux.

• En route vers l’autonomie : de l’adolescence à l’âge adulte pour un meilleur accompagnement, Thursday October 25, 1430-1515

• J’ai besoin d’un rein : comment en parler avec mes proches?, Friday October 26, 1400-1445

• Le donneur vivant non compatible : quelles sont les options?, Saturday October 27, 1400-1445

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Julie DupontJulie Dupont, IPS néphrologie, M. Sc., DESS, Québec QC

Julie Dupont est infirmière praticienne spécialisée (IPS) en néphrologie au CHU de Québec – Université Laval pour le secteur de la pré-dialyse et de la dialyse à domicile depuis 2006. Elle fait partie de la première cohorte d’infirmières praticiennes spécialisées de la province de Québec. Elle est titulaire d’une maîtrise et d’un diplôme d’études supérieures spécialisées en néphrologie. Elle est professeure de clinique à l’Université Laval pour la formation des infirmières praticiennes. Elle est membre suppléant du comité d’examen de certification des infirmières praticiennes spécialisées en néphrologie, comité conjoint de l’Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec et du Collège des médecins du Québec. Elle est membre fondateur de l’Association des infirmières praticiennes spécialisées du Québec et du Club de lecture provincial des infirmières praticiennes spécialisées en néphrologie du Québec. Depuis 2016, elle est co-chercheure en recherche clinique interdisciplinaire en néphrologie et a présenté les résultats d’une étude rétrospective sur les cathéters en dialyse péritonéale à l’Annual Dialysis Conference en Californie en mars 2017. Elle fait aussi partie de différents comités scientifiques locaux et provinciaux liés à la formation continue en néphrologie. Elle a à cœur le développement et la pérennité du rôle de l’IPS.

• La littératie en néphrologie: une approche pour se réinventer : résultats d’une étude clinique, Thursday October 25, 1530-1615

• Augmenter l’accès à la dialyse péritonéale par l’ajout d’un nouveau mode d’installation des cathéters en angioradiologie: résultats d’une étude rétrospective, Friday October 26, 1400-1445

• Augmenter l’accès à la dialyse péritonéale par l’ajout d’un nouveau mode d’installation des cathéters en angioradiologie: résultats d’une étude rétrospective, Saturday October 27, 1110-1155

• S’adapter à nos patients, de la littératie à l’enseignement : une avenue se conjuguant au présent et au futur pour améliorer les soins!, Saturday October 27, 1400-1445

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Karen EyolfsonKaren Eyolfson, RN, CNeph (C), Winnipeg MB

Registered nurse for 26 years. Received Nursing Diploma in 1990 from Red River Community College in Winnipeg. Received CNA Certification in Nephrology Nursing in 2014. Previously worked for 11 years in Hemodialysis and prior to this worked in surgery, Emergency Department and community care. Has 15 years’ Renal experience with 4 years’ experience in PD nursing at Seven Oaks General Hospital Peritoneal Dialysis Unit.

• A First User Experience of New Remote Monitoring Technology in Peritoneal Dialysis – Leveraging Timely Sharesource Data to Effectively Manage Patients at Home and Ease Their Transition Into PD, Saturday October 27, 1400-1445

• Poster P16 A First User Experience of New Remote Monitoring Technology in Peritoneal Dialysis – Leveraging Timely Sharesource Data to Effectively Manage Patients at Home and Ease Their Transition Into PD

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Olusegun FamureOlusegun Famure, MPH, MEd, CHE, Toronto ON

Segun Famure is the manager for new knowledge and innovation in the kidney transplant program, University Health Network, Toronto ON. He is also the co-Director of the Multi-Organ Transplant Student Research Training Program (MOTSRTP) at the same institution. In addition to the advances degrees he has obtained in both the field of public health and education, he holds a Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation from the Canadian College of Health Services Executives. He is also a past recipient of the Health Services and Policy Research Training Award from Ontario Training Centre. His research interests lie in areas of health curriculum development, chronic care delivery modeling, health program evaluations and quality of life assessments.

• Employment Patterns After Kidney Transplantation: Rates, Contributing Factors, and Outcomes, Thursday October 25, 1530-1615

• Development of an Early Hospital Readmission Risk-Prediction Model for Kidney Transplant Recipients, Thursday October 25, 1625-1710

• Development of an Early Hospital Readmission Risk-Prediction Model for Kidney Transplant Recipients, Saturday October 27, 1015-1100

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Nancy FilteauNancy Filteau, Inf, RN, CNeph(C), BScN, MSc(A), Montreal QC

N, BScN, MScA, CNeph (c) has worked in the field of nephrology/ hemodialysis since 2001, in a variety of positions, staff nurse, nurse educator and most recently as a nurse manager at the McGill University Health Centre. Certified nephrology nurse since 2008.

• The Perceptions of Wellbeing in Patients Receiving Hemodialfiltration Treatments, Friday October 26, 1630-1715

• La perception du Sentiment de bien-être des patients recevant des Traitements d’hémodiafiltration, Saturday October 27, 1015-1100

• Chair, CANNT/ACITN 2018 Organizing Committee

• Vice President Quebec/Vice-Présidente du Québec, CANNT/ACITN 2018 Board of Directors

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Nicole GagneNicole Gagné, infirmière CNeph(C), Boucherville QC

Nicole Gagné infirmière CNeph(C) Spécialiste en application Clinique ,Dialyse Péritonéale ,Fresenius Medical Care Canada

• La Dialyse Péritonéale Automatisée Adaptée (DPAa) – Optimiser la thérapie sur cycleur, Saturday October 27, 1110-1155

 

 

 

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Julien GautierJulien Gautier, Engineer in Biology, Biomechanics and Biomaterials, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France; Director, International Marketing, NxStage Medical, Inc.

Julien Gautier qualified from the University of Technology of Compiègne in France as Engineer in Biology, specialized in Biomechanics and Biomaterials. He had various responsibilities in development of renal medical devices and therapies since 2001. He is leading a European Medical Board and the KIHDNEy network (Knowledge to Improve Home Dialysis Network in Europe) which is collecting, analyzing and presenting clinical evidence about Home Hemodialysis across 11 centers and 9 countries in Europe. He also collects and analyzes clinical, health-economic and epidemiologic data worldwide, including major European countries, Canada, Australia/New-Zealand and Middle East.

• Clinical Outcomes of Home Hemodialysis with Low Dialysate Volume, Saturday October 27, 1400-1445

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Arden GibsonArden Gibson, RN, St. Catharines ON

Graduated from nursing in 1978 from SAULT College in Sault Ste Marie. Previously worked for 7 years in Hemodialysis and 8 years in Pre Dialysis education.

Has 27 years of PD experience and is currently the PD Charge Nurse. She is also the educator for community nurses, PD nurses and nephrology nurses.

• Poster P12 Technological Advancements in APD with Remote Patient Monitoring and User Friendly Peritoneal Dialysis Cycler: Impact on Patient Confidence and Clinical Decision Making

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Deidra GoodacreDeidra Goodacre, RN, BSN, CNephC, Prince George BC

Deidra Goodacre is the energetic, fun-loving regional Dialysis Access Coordinator for BC’s Northern Health region. She’s part of the BC Provincial Vascular Access Educators Group which helps develops vascular access policy for the BC Renal Agency. She’s married with two busy and energetic boys, both in French Immersion. Her interests include travelling, skiing, and spending time with her family. She began her nursing career in 2004. Hemodialysis sparked her interest in renal nursing in 2006 and she then went on to work in both the CKD clinic and cardiac care. In 2015, she began her position in dialysis access which combines two of her greatest passions, teaching and providing excellence in patient care. Deidra brings innovation, passion and energy to everything she does and is beyond excited to attend CANNT 2018!

• Using Technology to Guide the Future of Vascular Access, Thursday October 25, 1530-1615

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Lori HarwoodLori Harwood, RN(EC) PhD CNeph(C), London ON

Lori Harwood is a Nurse Practitioner in the Adam Linton Hemodialysis Unit in Victoria Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre. She is also a clinical Adjunct Associate Professor in the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing & School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Western University and an Associate Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute. She has an interest in patient and family centred care, CKD self-management and cannulation of the AV fistula.

• Providing Hemodialysis Services in a Rehabilitation/Complex Care Setting, Thursday October 25, 1530-1615

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Billie Hilborn, RN, CNephC, BScN, MHSc, Toronto ON

Billie Hilborn is the Clinical Educator in the Hemodialysis Unit, Nephrology Department, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, where she has been on staff for twenty-five years. The Hemodialysis Unit includes 48 outpatient stations and provides hemodialysis across all acute care units.

• Poster P15 Interprofessional Shadowing Between the Hemodialysis Unit and Laboratory

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Kahá:wi JacobsKahá:wi Jacobs, PhD, Programming and Planning Research Officer (PPRO) in Maanuuhiikuu, Regional Mental Health Program, Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (CBHSSJB)

Kahá:wi Jacobs, PhD is a Kanienkeha’ka (Mohawk) woman, Bear Clan, mother of one, with a doctorate in Transcultural Psychiatry from McGill University. After receiving her degree, she worked for a number of years at the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), where she led health research projects exploring topics relating to health human resources and end stage renal disease (ESRD) among Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. For the past 5 years she has been a Programming and Planning Research Officer (PPRO) in Maanuuhiikuu, the Regional Mental Health Program of the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (CBHSSJB). In this role, she has made major contributions to the development of mental health programming for all nine Cree communities as well as policies and procedures for accessing mental health care on and off territory. As part of an internal working group, she also developed and delivered training to front line workers in Cree territory on how to respond to adult disclosures of sexual assault.

• Workshop W1 Cultural Competence & Safety in Cree Territory: A How-to, Thursday October 25, 1015-1215

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Elizabeth (Betty) KelmanElizabeth (Betty) Kelman

Elizabeth (Betty) Kelman worked in Nephrology Nursing for 40 years before retiring in 2013. She graduated from the Atkinson School of Nursing (Toronto Western Hospital) in 1974. She pursued part-time studies at the University of Toronto, and graduated with a BA in Sociology in 1986, a Masters of Education in 1992 and the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate in 1995.

She has worked as a staff nurse in PDU, Research Nurse in Peritoneal Dialysis, Nurse Educator in Nephrology and Nurse Practitioner in Toronto with her positions held at Toronto Western Hospital and then Toronto General Hospital, the University Health Network. During her career, Betty helped develop the Nephrology Nursing Certificate Programme through Humber College and taught in the programme for several years. She was also a consultant at Georgian College in Barrie for a Nephrology Nursing Programme. She has spoken nationally and internationally on a wide range of topics including renal anatomy and physiology, chronic kidney disease, anatomy and physiology of the peritoneal membrane, access for peritoneal dialysis, complications of peritoneal dialysis, nursing education and professional development, calciphylaxis and palliative care in nephrology. She and her co-author, Diane Watson, wrote the chapters on peritoneal dialysis for the second and third editions of Contemporary Nephrology Nursing: Principles and Practices, ANNA. Betty has also had other publications but is most proud of her contributions to a journal for patients and families called The Renal Family from 1982 to 1990. She was honoured to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award in the field of Peritoneal Dialysis (Nursing), presented by the University of Missouri/Annual Dialysis Conference in 2008.

She is enjoying retirement greatly, baking cookies, travelling and working on the Pastoral Care Committee for Manor Road United Church And as she says, enjoying her second childhood!

• Panel Session: The History of CANNT, Vascular Access Hx, History of PD, Friday October 26, 1500-1630

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Sandra LagacéSandra Lagacé, Resource Nurse, CNeph(C)

I have basically started my nursing career in hemodialysis. I’ve been a hemodialysis nurse from 1999 to 2004. In 2004 I was offered a new role as the Resource Nurse. It was a new challenge that quickly turned into a passion that I still have to this day.

In 2006, I decided to take the CNA Nephrology certification exam and have been certified since then. I’m also on the exam committee and making sure I take every opportunity to mention that the certification program is very important and we have to continue promoting it to our staff.

Every day, as a team, we work to make hemodialysis easier, better and smoother for the patient and their family. Innovation is always a work in progress and we are always ready to try a new product if it will somehow help out our patients and/or our staff.

Now in 2018, I am still the Hemodialysis Resource Nurse in my hospital. I’ve done lots of documents, presentations, projects, trials and research but this will be my first attempt at presenting a poster.

Hope you enjoy!

• Évaluer la thérapie d’hémodialyse étendue (HDx) en comparaison à la thérapie HD conventionnelle relativement aux résultats cliniques et aux résultats des patients

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Lezlie Lambert-Burd, B.Ad.Ed, BScN, RN., CNeph(C), St. Catharines ON

Lezlie has worked in Kidney Care for the past 20 years and is currently a nurse educator in the Kidney Care Program at Niagara Health. She has her BScN and B.Ad.Ed and is currently completing her M.Ad.Ed. She has a passion for learning with specific interests in curriculum design, complexity and workplace learning and its application to technology and human factors. Through collaboration initiated by a partnership with St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Lezlie has worked with Nurse Educators; Peggy Kajah, MScN and Lisa Robertson, BScN to develop a preceptor workshop utilizing the RNAO practice guideline: Practice Education in Nursing.

• Poster P14 Creating an Opportunity to Improve Outcomes through a Joint Initiative to Develop a Standardized Preceptor/Mentor Workshop for Hemodialysis (HD) Nurses

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Mortimer LevyMortimer Levy, MD, McGill University, Montreal QC

I obtained my medical degree in 1961 at McGill University after obtaining a B.Sc in honours Physiology. My medical and nephrology training was done at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, and from September 1966 until December 1968, I was a kidney physiology research fellow at the Boston University Medical Center. I returned to Montreal in January 1969 and joined the staff of the nephrology division at the Royal Victoria Hospital, where I have remained ever since. My research has centred about the pathophysiology of edema formation and kidney function in patients with liver disease. From February 1984 to October 1998, I was Director of Nephrology at the Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH). In more recent years, I have become interested in the history of early dialysis at McGill University. I am a senior physician and nephrologist at the RVH and in 2010, I became Professor Emeritus in medicine and physiology at McGill University. This is my first speaking engagement with CANNT.

• Opening Keynote: The Arrival Of The Kolff Artificial Kidney And Haemodialysis In Montreal: 1947-48, Thursday October 25, 0830-1000

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Mary LewisMary L. Lewis, RN BScN(Hons) CNeph, Vancouver BC

Mary Lewis has over 30 years of nursing experience. She studied at the South Bank University, London England. Her interest in nephrology developed after working with kidney transplant patients at The London Bridge Hospital. In 1988 she obtained her nephrology nursing certification at Guys Hospital, London, England. In 1989 she moved her career to Vancouver, BC.

She has worked extensively in all areas of nephrology nursing. She currently teaches in the Vancouver Regional Home Hemodialysis Program.

She has presented locally and nationally on topics including pre dialysis patient management, barriers to patient learning, the challenges of managing home hemodialysis (HHD) patients in remote communities and the myths surrounding HHD.She currently manages 20 HHD patients living throughout BC and Yukon Territories. She was a member of the 2015 CANNT organizing committee.

• I Need a Vacation! Supporting Home Hemodialysis Patients Who Want to Travel With Their Dialysis System, Thursday October 25, 1430-1515

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Maureen LeyserMaureen Leyser, RN (EC), BScN, MN-ANP, CCCN(c), PhD Student, University Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre

Maureen Leyser’s nursing career started 26 years ago working in an acute care setting and outpatient clinics for chronic disease in both a community hospital and an academic center. The last 15 years had been as a Nurse Practitioner working at her full scope of practice both independently and within a multidisciplinary team. This extensive clinical experience has provided her a foundation of dedication to achieve excellence in a wide spectrum of clinical areas which includes Renal Dialysis, Secondary Stroke Prevention Clinic, Cardiology and Heart Function Clinic, and Adult Primary Care Clinic for orphan patients recently discharged from hospital.

Her capability of being an effective team member has been demonstrated by upholding respect, trust and responsibility. Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to establish positive relationships with physicians, staff, patients/clients, families, and the community agencies, have been evident throughout her nursing career. Together with her clinical experience, this has proven to be vital as she is an active committee member in the Cardiology Department, involved in a Provincial Digital Quality Based Practice order sets for Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), and completed a LHIN initiative on Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab care mapping from acute care setting to community on CHF.

In addition, a passion for research and lifelong learning has given her the ability to uncover gaps within programs, improve and standardize the quality and consistency of patient care (and education) through best practices. This has resulted in her success to present her own independent research at Canadian and International conferences and to become a Co-Author in the Canadian Nursing Journal.

• Workshop W4 When the Heart wins the battle and the Kidney wins the War, Thursday October 25, 1015-1215

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France MartineauFrance Martineau, BscN, LcScEd, RN, Montreal QC

Transplant Coordinator for Pre-kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program.

Clinical Nurse at the At MUHC Royal-Victoria since 2000 (ICU, Heart Failure/Heart Transplant) and since 2007 work as Transplant Coordinator for the same institution.

Previously Clinical Nurse for the Neurology department , from 1996-1998 at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Interest: Promotion on organ donation, Transplantation, Educating the population, nurses and physicians about kidney transplant.

• Transplant 101; Is My Patient a Candidate for Transplantation, Friday October 26, 1100-1145

• Transplant 101; Is My Patient a Candidate for Transplantation, Friday October 26, 1630-1715

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Juliana Matoush-SnowboyJuliana Matoush-Snowboy, B.A., Director of Organisational Quality and Cultural Safety,Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (CBHSSJB)

Ms. Matoush-Snowboy is a Cree from First Nations of Mistissini, QC. Holds a B.A. in Psychology from Carleton University (Ottawa ON) and currently studying Health and Social Services Management at McGill University (online course Graduate level). Currently a Director of Organisational Quality and Cultural Safety with Cree Board of Health & Social Services of James Bay: www.creehealth.org, Coordinator of Maanuuhiikuu (Mental Health) program since May 2016 to July 2018 and was a Planning and Programming Research Officer with Maanuuhiikuu from 2014-2016. She is trained in suicide intervention (ASIST, 2002), spent six years as the Social and Health Planning and Programming Officer (2004-2009) for CBHSSJB in Chisasibi, Quebec, and worked as an interviewer for Health Canada in Eeyou Astchee in the early 1990’s. Juliana has also help develop and facilitate Cultural Competency & Safety trainings within the Cree Nations. She also provides training and coaching for women’s sweat lodge ceremonies and has been a lodge keeper for about 14 yrs. Juliana helps lead other ceremonial gatherings such as Sundances and other Cultural healing gatherings. She’s a mother of five children and 5 grandchildren. (Languages – Cree, English, French.)

• Workshop W1 Cultural Competence & Safety in Cree Territory: A How-to, Thursday October 25, 1015-1215

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Janice McKenzieJanice McKenzie, RN, MScN, Edmonton AB

Janice McKenzie is the manager of four Chronic Kidney Disease clinics in the Northern Alberta Renal Program. These clinics served as the sites where the Conservative Kidney Management Pathway was initially implemented and evaluated. Janice maintains a clinical practice where she uses both the patient decision aide and the CKM pathway in patient care

• Conservative Kidney Management: An Alternative Care Pathway to Dialysis, Saturday October 27, 1015-1100

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Jo-Anne McMullen, RN CNeph(C), London ON

Registered Nurse in the Peritoneal Dialysis Unit at London Health Science Center.

34 years nursing experience with 28 in Nephrology.

• Using a Telehome Monitoring and Communication Platform to Enhance Nursing Support and Practice for Home Based Renal Replacement Therapy, Saturday October 27, 1110-1155

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Primrose MharaparaPrimrose Mharapara, RN (EC), MScN, PHC-NP, CNephC, Toronto ON

Primrose Mharapara is a nurse practitioner, in incentre hemodialysis at UHN at the Toronto general hospital site. Works closely and collaboratively with nephrologists in the outpatient unit, as well as, cross covers the dialysis start unit. She is a graduate of York University in the MScN-PHCNP, as well as, a graduate of the Michener Institute in the diabetes educator certificate program and recently attained the University of Toronto collaborative change leadership certificate. After graduating with a BScN from York University she began her nursing career at North York General in ICU/CCU as a staff nurse and later trained to be a SLED (Sustained Low Efficiency Dialysis) nurse. On her nursing career path, she has assumed numerous educational and leadership roles which include patient and family centered care (PFCC) steering committee member, co-founder of the ICU/CCU education on the fly; a peer to peer teaching model at the bedside, nephrology interprofessional education rounds and the UHN order sets medical directives and delegations committee member. She also served as a Membership Liaison for the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses (CACCN) during her time at North York general. Occasionally, she evaluates internationally educated nurses as an OSCE examiner and writes entry to profession examinations according to CNO for RN’s and a clinical course director with York University in the nursing program.

• Dying with Dignity: A Hemodialysis Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) Case, Friday October 26, 1400-1445

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Linda MillsLinda M. Mills, RN CNeph(C), Hamilton ON

Linda has proudly practiced nursing for 40 yrs , 30 of those in Hemodialysis. As Vascular Access Coordinator, Linda has found this her most professionally rewarding role. She has been the recipient of the Robertson Memorial Award for Nursing Leadership and Innovative Practice and Nursing Excellence Award for Patient Education. She has co-developed modules for Ontario Renal Network’s Vascular Access Nursing Education program. She has presented at numerous national and international conferences related to Hemodialysis Vascular Access. She co-authored, “Development of competencies for the use of bedside ultrasound for assessment and Cannulation hemodialysis vascular access” in the Canadian Association of Nephrology Nurses and Technologists journal.

• Poster P08 Visual Education – CVAD (Central Venous Access Device) Video

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Christine MortonChristine Morton, BScN, RN, CNEPH(UK)(NI), Toronto ON

Clinical Nurse Educator.

St Michaels Hospital.

 

 

 

• Poster P10 Clinical Use of a Body Composition Monitor to Establish and Troubleshoot Ideal Body Weight in Hemodialysis Patients

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Maria-Teresa ParisottoMaria-Teresa Parisotto, Bad Homburg Germany

Maria Teresa Parisotto obtained the Nursing Diploma in 1974 and the Nursing Management Diploma in 1976, at the Nursing School Hospital San Carlo, Milan, Italy.

At the beginning of her career she worked as Nurse Manager in a Dialysis Unit, Hospital San Paolo, Milan, Italy.

In 1980 she left the hospital and started to work as Application Specialist first, Marketing Director Peritoneal Dialysis afterwards in Fresenius Medical Care Italy.

In 1999 she moved to Fresenius Medical Care headquarters (Bad Homburg, Germany) as Director Peritoneal Dialysis for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

From 2006 till 2016 she worked in Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH – NephroCare Coordination, Bad Homburg, Germany as Director Nursing Care Management for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Currently she is working Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH – Care Value Management, as Chief Nurse Advisor.

Her main areas of interest and experience are Vascular Access Cannulation and Care, Hygiene and Infection Control, Dialysis processes analysis, Safety in Dialysis.

Her publications focused on Peritoneal Dialysis, Haemodialysis safety and quality and Vascular Access cannulation and care.

She participated in scientific projects with EDTNA/ERCA as co-author for the development of “Environmental Guidelines for Dialysis – A practical Guide to Reduce the Environmental Burden of Dialysis”, Co-Editor for the development of “Vascular Access Cannulation and Care – A Nursing Best Practice Guide for Arteriovenous Fistula” and editor of the “Vascular Access Cannulation and Care – A Nursing Best Practice Guide for Arteriovenous Graft”.

• Can Nursing procedures have an influence on improved anaemia control?, Saturday October 27, 1400-1445

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Neil A. PenalosaNeil A. Penalosa, RN, RGN(UK), BSN(Ph), CNeph(C), Surrey BC

Neil Penalosa has a wealth of knowledge and experience from over two decades of nursing which began in his native land, The Philippines. He has a Bachelor’s degree in nursing and had specialized in renal through a post-graduate course, completed with honors. He had spent a decade in the United Kingdom, nursing in both government and non-government institutions. With strong determination to expand his nursing perspective, he moved to Canada.

His optimism and his capability to influence the practice of his colleagues have led him to be awarded the Ann Tolg award, for excellence in clinical practice.
Currently, he is working for the biggest health care authority in British Columbia, as a front-line staff. He is privileged to be working with highly committed and passionate team that seeks to unceasingly improve its practice. He currently leads a team of frontline nurses that campaign for exemplary undertakings aimed at the improvement of vascular access related services.

Neil had won three poster presentations under the Viewer’s choice category. His innovation, Enhanced Sliding Short Axis (ESSAX) technique for precise cannulation, is a testimony to Aristotle’s words: “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work”; and was formally presented at a national conference in North America. Neil is committed to generously share his innovation and experiences to renal at a global scale, with the highest passion to improve renal vascular access preservation, to enhance nursing service, and to promote a cost-effective and time-saving practice.

His positive outlook in life is being nurtured by Max Ehrmann’s poem, Desiderata and by Etienne de Grellet’s words: “I shall pass this way but once; any good that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being; let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again”.

• Poster P06 Enhanced Sliding Short Axis (ESSAX) Technique: An Innovation for a 100% Cannulation Accuracy

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Cheryl RalphCheryl Ralph, RN BScN CNephC, Ottawa ON

Graduate of Seneca College in Nursing.

Graduate of University of Ottawa BSCN program.

Have worked Hemodialysis at the Civic Campus of TOH since 1997.

• Development of a 44 hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor Training Program, Saturday October 27, 1110-1155

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Léo SauriolLéo Sauriol, Technologue en Génie Biomédical en dialyse depuis 2004, Lachine QC

• Le rôle de l’eau pour l’hémodialyse, Thursday October 25, 1530-1615

• The Role of Water in Hemodialysis, Friday October 26, 1100-1145

• Le rôle du technicien de Génie Biomédical en Dialyse, Friday October 26, 1630-1715

• The Role of the Biomedical Engineer Technician in Dialysis, Saturday October 27, 1015-1100

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Anuradha Sawant, PT PhD, London ON

Dr. Anuradha (Anu) Sawant graduated with a PhD from Western University in the late fall of 2013. She is a physiotherapist by training and has worked in many countries including India, Great Britain, Bahrain, United States, and Canada. Anu studied patients with renal disease since 2007.
For her PhD she looked at how the fluid loss during dialysis treatment affects the strength in the legs.

Dr. Sawant’s research goal is to study the impact of weaker muscles following hemodialysis on gait and balance in people with renal disease. Her research question of interest is the risk for falls related to weaker muscles, particularly the muscles of the leg that are involved in balance and standing.

So far Anu has published 13 articles in peer reviewed journals, has 29 abstracts, oral and poster presentations at several physiotherapy and nephrology conferences in Canada and abroad. She is actively involved in research, and teaching physiotherapy students at Western University. Anu was on advisory committee between 2013 and 2016, for developing community based “active living programs” for people with kidney disease for The Kidney Foundation of Canada.

As a part of her ongoing research she developed evidence based- fall risk assessment tool in consolation with the nephrology team. This poster presentation is about the preliminary results obtained from administering the new tool and the currently used tool. The team is currently rworing on further refining this tool.

• Poster P03 Improved Identification of Hemodialysis Patients at Risk for Falls to Increase Preventative Action Strategies and Patient Safety

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Joe SchwarczJoe Schwarcz, MD, Director, Office for Science and Society, McGill University, Montreal QC

Dr. Joe Schwarcz is Director of McGill University’s “Office for Science and Society” which is dedicated to demystifying science and separating sense from nonsense. He is well known for his informative and entertaining public lectures on topics ranging from the chemistry of love to the science of aging. Professor Schwarcz has received numerous awards for teaching chemistry and for interpreting science for the public. He is the only non-American ever to win the American Chemical Society’s prestigious Grady-Stack Award for demystifying chemistry. He hosts “The Dr. Joe Show” on Montreal radio, has appeared hundreds of times on television and is the author of 16 best sellers. Also an amateur conjurer, Dr. Joe often spices up his presentations with a little magic.

• Closing Keynote: Humour, Magic and Medicine, Saturday October 27, 1515-1615

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Wendy SherryWendy Sherry, Nurse Clinician, Montreal QC

Wendy Sherry is a Nurse Clinician for Organ and Tissue Donation at the MUHC in Montreal, Quebec. She began her nursing practice in 1984 and went back to school to complete her under-graduate and graduate degrees. Wendy has been working in organ & tissue donation for more than 12 years. The development of the critical care nursing resource manual was the focus of her practicum project.

• Creating Meaningful Experiences for Grieving Family Members in Adult Critical Care Areas, Friday October 26, 1400-1445

• Supporting Culturally Diverse Families Involved in the Deceased Donation Process, Friday October 26, 1630-1715

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Guylaine St-CyrGuylaine St-Cyr, RN, MN, CNeph(C), Ottawa ON

Guylaine St-Cyr RN, MN, CNeph(C) completed her degree of Master of Nursing through Athabasca University in 2012. She has been practicing as a nurse educator at the Ottawa Hospital (TOH) Nephrology program for the past 11 years. Member of the Canadian Association of Nephrology Nurses and Technologists (CANNT) and certified for Canadian Nurses Association Nephrology Nursing.

Her span of coverage as a nurse educator in the nephrology program has included hemodialysis satellite units, hemodialysis new start program and nephrology clinics. She is passionate about developing education curricula to facilitate the integration of new staff to the workplace. She is part of the team awarded the TOH Herbert and Corinne Zagerman Endowment Fund for Nursing. This award supports the development and implementation of a nursing-led quality improvement project that demonstrates innovation to improve current clinical practice and enhance quality of patient/family care. She provided a group of nurses in Dubai with a 3-day nephrology workshop in October 2017 to assist them in preparing for the CNeph certification exam.

She enjoys spending time with her family, her dog Molly as well as gardening, yoga, running and soap making.

• From Cannulation to Complications: Integrating a Learner-Centered Approach to Delivering Hemodialysis Nursing Orientation, Thursday October 25, 1430-1515

• From Cannulation to Complications:

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Rachel TongRachel Tong, RN, Toronto ON

Sukhjeet Samra and Rachel Tong are nurses who work at the Home Dialysis Unit at St. Michael’s Hospital. Starting their careers off in in-patient nephrology wards, they gained the basic knowledge of peritoneal dialysis and now they teach patients and families how to do their own dialysis care at home. Working alongside a multidisciplinary team of nephrologists, a dietician, a nurse navigator, a social worker, and a pharmacist, the team successfully transitions patients from kidney care clinics, or hospital settings, to doing peritoneal dialysis successfully in the comfort of their homes.

• Home Dialysis Training Videos, Thursday October 25, 1625-1710

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Bincy VargheseBincy Varghese, RN, BSN, C (Neph) C, Surrey BC

Bincy Varghese, RN, BSN, C (Neph) C, has been working with the Fraser Health authority in British Columbia since 2003. She has accumulated 23 years of nursing experience and education in various areas of patient care (cardiac, neurology, medical and hemodialysis). Bincy has a unique combination of strong nursing skills and experience, and continuously strives to provide the best care possible for her patients. Over the years, she has been part of a few innovative project, such as the Care Matters Project (2012-2013) and the Vascular Access Link Initiative (2016-2017). Currently, she is the project lead for the ongoing Vascular Access Link Project in her unit which includes over 25 front line staff. With these projects, she intends to improve her existing knowledge of nursing practices, as well as improve the quality of patient care. Bincy earned her Bachelors of Degree in Nursing from Dr. M.G.R. Medical University in Madras, India. In 1993, Bincy began her nursing career and worked as an RN in both India and Kuwait. She moved to Canada in 2002 and continued her passion for nursing. Presently, she is working as a registered nurse in the dialysis unit at Surrey Memorial Hospital, in British Columbia. In her free time, Bincy loves to cook, read books and most of all, spend time with her family.

• Poster P04 Vascular Access Link Nurse’s Initiative: A Bold Commitment with Exemplary Results

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Murray VasilevskyMurray Vasilevsky, MD, Clinical Site Director, Montreal General Hospital, Montreal QC

Dr. Vasilevsky obtained his medical degree in 1975. He trained in Nephrology at McGill University and Boston University Medical Centre. He is currently the Site Director of Nephrology at the Montreal General Hospital and Director of Dialysis at the McGill University Hospital Centre.

• Plenary Session: 49 Years and Counting: A Remarkable Journey of Survival on Hemodialysis, Friday October 26, 0900-1000

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Betty Ann WasylynukBetty Ann Wasylynuk, RN, BScN, Edmonton AB

Betty Ann Wasylynuk is the Supportive Care Clinical Nurse Educator for NARP. She has helped develop and implement several supportive care initiatives throughout NARP and is currently part of the Conservative Kidney Management team. Betty Ann has published several articles on the topics of conservative kidney management and advance care planning for patients with advanced chronic kidney disease.

• Conservative Kidney Management: An Alternative Care Pathway to Dialysis, Saturday October 27, 1015-1100

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Barbara Wilson, NP, CNeph(C), London ON

Barbara Wilson is a nurse practitioner in hemodialysis at London Health Sciences Centre. She has worked in this position since 1994. Barbara holds a cross appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor in the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing. She received her nephrology nursing certification [CNeph(C)] in 1999. Her current focus is the management of patients with end-stage renal disease requiring chronic hemodialysis. Research interests include stressors and coping in chronic kidney disease (CKD), hemodialysis access and cannulation, and nephrology nursing work environments.

• Poster P20 Support in the Home for Peritoneal Dialysis: Implementation and Evaluation of Integrated Services

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