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ORNAA Provincial Conference

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September 24-27, 2014
Red Deer Sheraton Hotel

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Welcome to all returning and new ORNAA members! Starting in May 2014, ORNAA members began renewing and registering for their membership via the ORNAC website (www.ornac.ca), as we are now officially a Provincial Council of ORNAC. In addition to this new process, the membership year has switched from July - June to January - December. However, for this inaugural year, ORNAC has provided ORNAA members with the additional 6 months (July 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014) as part of the annual fee. Memberships purchased now will be valid until December 31, 2015. If you have not yet renewed or joined be sure to do so soon!

The hot temperatures and the long days are indeed proof that summer has finally arrived in Alberta. My hope is that each of you are able to take some time to relax and enjoy these longer days as we all know fall will be right around the corner. With that said, this fall will be an exciting one as we have our first biennial provincial conference. A very energetic and dedicated group from SCORNA and AEAC (Alberta Exhibitor Advisory Committee) has worked hard to plan an exciting program and fun filled social events for the conference. Be sure to check out the program and plan to attend! It is a great way to network with other Perioperative Nurses, gain knowledge and it might also provide an opportunity to fulfill your continuing competency requirements as part of your nursing registration.

The conference is also a time to honour individuals for either the Promising Star Award or the Muriel Shewchuk Leadership Award. We all work with some amazing nurses who go above and beyond in caring for our perioperative patients each day. Why not consider nominating one of your colleagues today? Check out the nomination process and requirements at http://ornaa.org/awards.shtml. Nomination deadline is September 1, 2014.

Enjoy the summer and I look forward to seeing many of you in September!

Lucia Pfeuti RN, BN, CPN(C)
ORNAA President


Volunteers Needed!
For The 2015 ORNAC National Conference


"Bridging Excellence in Perioperative Practice"
May 3-7, 2015

Shaw Conference Center,
Edmonton, AB


What's in it for you?
  • The chance to be involved with ORNAA/ORNAC.
  • The chance to network with your Perioperative colleagues.
  • Opportunity to experience a National conference and make it the best ever!!

Contact Christine at cmochid@hotmail.com to secure your spot as a volunteer.
2013 AGM

Lunch with Vivian - (L to R): Heather Raitt, Lee VanRuskenveld, Lucia Pfeuti, Charlotte Parker, Vivian Watson (AORN Ombudsman), and Danene Kresier.
(Heather, Lee, Charlotte and Danene are all NCORNA Board Members)

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