Featured Speakers and Biographies

Meet our Featured Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Elizabeth A. Carlson, PhD, RN

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Rush College of Nursing

Nursing Education Toward the Public Trust: Past Successes and Future Direction

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Thursday, 13 July 2017

Sally Thorne, RN, PhD, FAAN, FCAHS

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University of British Columbia

Nursing Research in Support of Core Values in Health Care: Past Successes and Future Directions

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Invited Speakers

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Elizabeth M. Saewyc, PhD, RN, FSAHM, FCAHS

Professor and Director, School of Nursing

Executive Director, Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC)

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University of British Columbia

Nursing’s role in supporting transgender people’s health through practice, research and education

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Thursday, 13 July 2017

Anne Bruce, PhD, RN

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University of Victoria

Inviting Compassionate Conversations about End of Life: Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) in Canada

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Friday, 14 July 2017

Responding to the Opioid Crisis: A Summit for Healthcare Professionals

 

Shawna Baher

Inspector, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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Miranda Compton

Director of Prevention, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

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Tim Gauthier

Clinical Coordinator, Insite and Onsite, Vancouver

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 Jonathan Gormick

Captain, Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services

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Lori Korchinski

Patient Services Manager, Emergency Department, Vancouver General Hospital

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 Sally Kupp

Overdose Response Nurse Educator, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

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Dr. Mark Lysyshyn

Medical Health Officer,  Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

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Daron and Catrina McDonald

Paramedics, British Columbia Emergency Health Services

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Please click here for Catrina McDonald’s biography

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 Bill Spearn

Staff Sergeant, Organized Crime Section, Vancouver Police Department

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 Rebecca Thomas

Project Coordinator, Illicit Drug Overdose Response, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

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