2020 Conference Sessions

2020 Alberta Occupational Health Nurses Conference
Delta Calgary South
April 23 & 24, 2020
Calgary, AB


Registration for the 2020 Alberta Occupational Health Nurses’ Conference taking place April 23 & 24, 2020 in Calgary is now OPEN!  Presentation outlines are still being fine-tuned, however the schedule and speaker lineup is now finalized.

For more information on the individual presentations, please click the title!  We will be continually adding information as it becomes available.


Day 1:  Thursday, April 23, 2020

8:30 - 9:30 Making Sense of Mindfulness Keynote: An Introduction To Mindfulness Practice

Keith Macpherson, B. Ed., Certified Leadership Coach 

9:30 - 10:00 A Day in the Life of an OHN

Presented by Leora Hornstein, RN BN OHN

10:30 - 11:30 Mentorship in Nursing 

Presented by Dr. Lorelli Newell, RN PhD 

12:30 - 4:30 How to Build A Brain Workshop

Presented by Dr. Nicole Sherren, PhD

5:00 - 9:00 Boot Scootin' Boogie Night - Bring your boots and have some fun!!

Sponsored by IRIS Advantage


Day 2:  Friday, April 24, 2020

8:00 - 10:00 AOHNA Annual General Meeting

10:30 - 11:30 Creating More Welcoming and Inclusive Care for LGBTQ2S+ Clients 

Presented by Tammy Troute-Wood, RN, BScN, MN and Angela Reid

11:30 - 12:00 Tech Talk: Informatics in Occupational Health:  Considerations for Practice

Presented by Juanita House, RN, BN, OHNc, COHN, LNC

1:00 - 2:00 Appeals Commission for Alberta Workers' Compensation:  Who are we and what we do?

Presented by Dale Wispinski, BA Hons, LL.B, CIC.C Chief Appeals Commissioner & CEO and Shannon Jacobi, RN, BScN, MScOHS/E, OHNC, COHN(c), COHN, CRSP, RRP Hearing Chair

2:00 - 3:00 Alberta Immunization Regulations: Addressing electronic reporting requirements for 2021 and Integrating Technology in the Workplace

Presented by Beth Woytas, RN, BScN, CIPP/C and Cathy McDermott, B.S.N., R.N.  Senior Public Health Consultant, OKAKI Health Intelligence

3:15 - 4:15 Mental Health, Sustance Use and Accommodation at Work

Presented by Dr. Christina Basedow, Ph.D.


*Please note that all presentations are subject to change as a result of circumstances beyond AOHNA's control*


To register online - please click here

To download and mail, fax or email your registration - please click here to download the registration form.