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As the year 2017 has come to an end, we have much to look forward to for the 2018th year. For the New Year, we have the provincial conference in Red Deer, Alberta on September 19-22, 2018. The theme is “I am a nurse, what is your super power?”. Remember to book education and/or vacation time in the upcoming Vacation Planner to attend this eventful biennial conference for an opportunity of educational sessions, vendor presentations, networking, and themed fun. See the upcoming issue of Snips and Snaps for details! Please consider that the 26th ORNAC National Conference falls on the 2018/19 vacation planner as well. This year the conference will be in Halifax, Nova Scotia on April 26-30, 2019. The theme is Tides of Change, Oceans of Perioperative Excellence.
ORNAC membership renewal for the 2018 year is now open. Please renew your membership and encourage new nurses in your operating room (OR) the value in becoming a member. Becoming a member means more than discounted rates on education sessions and conferences, it means having a professional interest in your practice and involvement in the OR community. You will find, with your membership, support from your colleagues to facilitate your interest in the OR nursing profession. You can renew or apply for membership online via www.ORNAC.ca.
The executive board and district boards are continuously looking for keen and interested nurses who are looking to strengthen their leadership skills and widen their voice of influence in the OR community. If you are looking to become a member or even a member of the district boards, please do not hesitate to ask your hospital representative for more information.
Rana Sleiman RN BScN CPN(C)