WCHSE 2018 Conference

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“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”

Building Bridges: Working together for SAFER patient care

WCHSE is pleased to announce our annual conference will once again be held at the beautiful Tigh-Na-Mara Resort in Parksville, BC on May 16, 17, and 18, 2018. This conference is an amazing opportunity to connect with health sciences educators from multiple disciplines. The theme for this year’s event is “Building Bridges: Working Together for Safer Patient Care” and will focus on inter professional teaching and learning opportunities.

Preceding the conference on Wednesday, May 16th, will be a full day Gateway Debriefing Workshop presented by faculty from the Center for Medical Simulation in Boston, Massachusetts. Registration for this event is separate from the conference registration (see “Latest Events” at wchse.ca for more information). Participation in this workshop is limited to 50 people.

Included in your $375 registration fee:

· Participation in all scheduled conference sessions

· Welcome Wine & Cheese: Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

· Breakfast, breaks, and lunches provided by Tigh-na-Mara on Thursday, May 17th and Friday, May 18th

Key note Speakers

Dr. Mary Kohl Fey, Center for Medical Simulation

 

Mary Fey has been working in the field of clinical simulation since 2007. She is the Associate Director of the Institute for Medical Simulation at the Center for Medical Simulation in Boston, MA. Her work focuses on faculty development for simulation educators.

Dr Fey serves on the Board of Directors of INACSL, where she holds the position of Vice President for Outreach. In her work with the National League for Nursing in Washington, DC, she co-authored the NLN Vision Statements: “A Vision for Teaching with Simulation” and “Debriefing Across the Curriculum”. She has published qualitative and quantitative studies on debriefing, and has co-authored several of the Standards of Best Practice, Simulation. She serves on the certification committee for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

Dr Fey speaks internationally on the topic of debriefing and the role of the educator in simulation based learning experiences.

 

Colette Foisy-Doll, RN, MSN, CHSE

Faculty of Nursing, MacEwan University

Edmonton, Alberta Canada

Director, Clinical Simulation Centre

Colette has devoted the past 30+ years to Nursing Education with a 20-year focus on leading simulation-based learning program and space development. She is widely recognized for teaching excellence in her work as a simulationist, author, change leader, and difference maker.

Colette holds a Faculty position with the Faculty of Nursing – as Director of the Clinical Simulation Centre at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. She was one of the first in Canada to pioneer simulation in undergraduate nursing education in the late 90s and over the years, she has served as a nurse educator, simulation-based education leader, and consultant in the development of 20+ simulation programs locally, nationally, and internationally.

Colette has been recognized for her excellence as the recipient of several simulation international and national awards. Most recently, she was awarded the Sim Citizen Award through Sim-One Canada, the Canadian Nurses Association – 150 Nurses for Canada, and the 100 Nurses Centennial Award by the CARNA.

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Included in your $375 registration fee:

· Participation in all scheduled conference sessions

· Welcome Wine & Cheese: Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

· Breakfast, breaks, and lunches provided by Tigh-na-Mara on Thursday, May 17th and Friday, May 18th

· Beach bonfire and S’more buffet following the welcome event. Bring your instruments and singing voices!

For an additional fee of $35 (not to be missed):

· Banquet Dinner: Thursday, May 17th. Join us for a delicious buffet dinner featuring the best Tigh-na-mara has to offer. And, back by popular demand, bring your “A” game for a rowdy round three of WCHSE “Name that Tune”!

For hotel Registration Contact Tigh-Na—Mara at : 1800.663.7373

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16th May 2018 schedule

Welcome Wine and Cheese

Optional: Gateway Debriefing Workshop with Mary Fey, Harvard Medical School faculty member and other faculty from Center for Medical simulation 

Beach bonfire and S’more buffet following the welcome event. Bring your instruments and singing voices!

17th May 2018 schedule

Conference

18th May 2018 schedule

Conference

For an additional $35, join us for a delicious buffet dinner featuring the best Tigh-na-mara has to offer. And, back by popular demand, bring your “A” game for a rowdy round three of WCHSE “Name that Tune”!

To submit an abstract please view the “Call for Abstracts” information and email your abstract to Sharon Wong, WCHSE Conference Abstract Committee member, at sharon.wong@bcit.ca. We will be accepting abstract submissions until February 15th, 2018.

Please Note: ALL accepted presenters must pay full conference fees by May 1, 2018 to reserve their place in the program.

WCHSE Call for Abstracts 2018

 

ACCOMMODATION TIGH-NA-MARA SEASIDE RESORT AND SPA: http://www.tigh-na-mara.com/. Phone 1-800-663-7373 to reserve.

ROOMS: Various rooms available at $160.00 per night (+taxes). Some accommodations are pet friendly, and many overlook the water. There are also log cabin bungalows available for larger groups that are an economical solution. GROUP CODE: “2018 Western Canada Health Sciences Educators Conference”.

SPA SERVICES:

Spa services are available at a reduced rate for conference attendees. See attached information on booking your spa treatment.

PLEASE NOTE: – Please mention WCHSE at the time of booking
- A limited number of discounted rooms will be blocked until April 15, 2018, after which time the resort cannot guarantee availability. Rooms are based on double occupancy, additional people are $20/person. Room rates are guaranteed for three nights on either side of the conference dates, so please consider taking the extended long weekend to explore beautiful Vancouver Island.

WAYS TO GET TO TIGH-NA-MARA:

Tigh-na-Mara resort is located in Parksville, BC, on Vancouver Island. It is 30 km from Departure Bay Ferry Terminal/Harbour Air Terminal in Nanaimo, and 47 km from the Nanaimo Airport. The Comox Valley Airport is 90 km away, and a scenic drive if you take the old Island Highway 19A.

The conference takes place just before the May long weekend. If you are traveling by ferry, be sure to reserve your return trip well in advance of the conference date (unless you want to have the authentic Vancouver Island experience of waiting in the ferry line up for hours and hours).

Nanaimo Airport (YCD): http://www.nanaimoairport.com/

Comox Valley Airport (YQQ): http://www.comoxairport.com/

Harbour Air: http://www.harbourair.com /
(fly Harbour to Harbour from Vancouver to Nanaimo.

BC Ferries: http://www.bcferries.com/

CAR RENTALS

The following Vancouver Island car rental companies are available at the Comox Valley Airport (YQQ):

Budget Car and Truck Rentals: http://www.bcbudget.com / Toll Free: 1.888.368.7368 Enterprise Rent-a-Car: http://www.enterprise.com / Toll Free: 1.800.261.7331
 National Rental Cars: http://www.nationalcar.ca / Toll Free: 1.800.387.4747

The following Vancouver Island car rental companies are available at the Nanaimo Airport (YCD):

Budget Car and Truck Rentals: http://www.bcbudget.com / Toll Free: 1.888.368.7368 National Rental Cars: http://www.nationalcar.ca / Toll Free: 1.800.387.4747

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