Passionate about Our Practice,
Fortified by Our Standards

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enrichies par nos normes

2023 programming

Daily program:


Fortifying Practice Through Global Perioperative Fellowship an IEN’s Journey

Webinar | Webinar | 1 hour | English | Professional Development

Globally, the need for nurses will continuously skyrocket as the current geriatric population and healthcare demands rise. Internationally educated nurses are hired to support the growing needs of countries like Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, and the USA. Although there are many benefits, importing this valuable resource can be challenging.

With the goal of paying forward through sharing, an internationally educated nurse (IEN) leader will take you on a unique neophyte to the new fellow success story of grace and grit in continuous motion. Successful global approaches to innovative leadership and creative education will be shared to highlight how true strategic collaborations propel acculturation and holistic excellence in IENs.


  • Daphny Peneza

Clinical Debriefing:  Promoting shared experiences and facilitating conversations among team members

Webinar | Zoom | 1 hour | English |

Dr Vakharia is a former Medical Director of Simulation and of the Office of Education for Dalhousie University Department of Anesthesia. He is a staff anesthesiologist at the QEII Health Sciences Center and Chief of Department of Women’s and Obstetric Anesthesia at the IWK Health Center in Halifax.

Chanda MacDonald, a graduate of the St. Francis Xavier University, has been a registered nurse for 23 years with a successful background in critical care and is currently a Clinical Educator with Nova Scotia Health in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. She has dedicated much of her career supporting of new nursing graduates as they enter the nursing profession and brings her experience in simulation development for quality practice competencies to her role as an educator.


  • Dr Narenda Vakharia
  • Chanda MacDonald

Our Shared Vision: Perioperative Excellence in Motion

Webinar | Zoom | 1 hour | English | Professional Development

Health care continues to evolve as the demand for services increases daily. As front liners, perioperative nurses in the perioperative arena must rapidly adapt to changing tides of a fast-paced, precise environment. These key leaders must continuously update knowledge and sustain collaboration across perioperative phases and specialties.

This presentation will outline various creative techniques perioperative leaders utilize to support a diverse team holistically. Furthermore, it will discuss practical strategies and how to successfully improve team synergy at every step of the dynamic patient care continuum.


  • Daphny Peneza

Rapid fire session

Webinar | Zoom | 30 min. | English |

Presented by


Virtual exhibitors Hall

Chat session | Zoom | 2 hours | English and French |

Come speak with our exhibitors.


Closing Ceremony

Webinar | Zoom | 30 min. | English |

Closing of the 28th Ornac national conference.

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