2019 Conference Program

All events take place in Edmonton, Alberta.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Program is subject to change.


10:30 – 11:00 am

Registration Opens

11:00 – 12:30 pm

Annual General Meeting

12:30 – 1:30 pm

Conference Registration & Lunch

1:30 – 2:00 pm

Conference Opening Ceremonies
CLPNA President Valerie Paice & CEO Linda Stanger
Wisdom & Blessing with Roxanne Tootoosis, Indigenious Knowledge Keeper

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Keynote #1: Falling through the Cracks: Greg’s Story
Teri Price and Dave Price, Greg’s Wings Projects 

Falling Through the Cracks: Greg’s Story is a short film on Greg Price’s journey through the healthcare system. The film gives a glimpse of who Greg was and focuses on the events of his healthcare journey that ended in his unexpected and tragic death. In spite of the sadness of Greg’s story, the film is intended to inspire positive change and improvement in the healthcare system.

3:00 – 3:15 pm

Refreshment Break

3:15 – 4:00 pm

Keynote #2: 10 Top Causes of Unprofessional Conduct
Jim Casey, QC Partner, Field Law

4:00 – 5:30 pm

Free Time

5:00 – 6:00 pm

Private Nominee Reception (by invitation only)

6:00 – 6:30 pm

General Reception & Dinner Seating
(Mayfield Dinner Theatre)

6:00 – 9:30 pm

Awards Dinner

hosted by the CLPNA & the Fredrickson-McGregor Education Foundation for LPNs
(Mayfield Dinner Theatre)


Tuesday, May 7, 2019


7:45 – 8:30 am

Conference Registration & Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45

Conference Opening Remarks

8:45 – 9:15 am

Keynote #3: TBA
Dr. Verna Yiu, President & CEO, Alberta Health Services

Dr. Yiu will provide a fresh perspective on everyone’s role within the health system.

9:15 – 10:00 am

Keynote #4: Bill 21 – What you need to know!
Katrina Haymond, Partner, Field Law

10:00 – 10:15 am

Refreshment Break

10:15 – 11:00 am

Keynote #5: The Ethics and Professionalism Related to MAID, A Story About the Last Two Years
Dr. Douglas Faulder, Medical Director, Continuing Care – Edmonton Zone, Alberta Health Services

11:00 – 12:00 pm

Keynote #6: Integrating Research
Dr. Sienna Casper, Assistant Professor, University of Lethbridge
Dr. Jude Spiers, Associate Professor, University of Alberta

12:00 – 1:00 pm


1:00 – 2:00 pm

Keynote #7: Protecting Patients through National Safety Competencies
Sandi Kossey, Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships and Priorities, Canadian Patient Safety Institute

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Plenary: Mixed Elements – The Chemistry of Best Practice

Alchemy involves the combination of fire, water, air and earth and these sessions provide opportunity for brief 6 minute talks from 6 different speakers focused on leading practices that involve the elements of professionalism, patient safety and person-centered care.
General Q & A will follow at the end of the presentations.

3:00 – 3:15 pm

Refreshment Break

3:15 – 4:15 pm

Keynote #8: The Crescendo Effect
Matt Day, Professional Entertainer and Musical Humourist

Inspired by his experience as a professional entertainer and as a music-in-healthcare provider, Matt Day brings a unique, inspiring and memorable presentation to his audiences. The “Crescendo Effect” is an innovative presentation that playfully and powerfully takes effective habits of professional musicians and translates them into beneficial tools you and your organization can use immediately. In music, a ‘crescendo’ is defined as a gradual increase. Matt hopes to inspire you to find gradual and effective increases in beneficial habits, skill and effective thought paradigms in your personal and professional life.

4:15 – 4:30 pm

Conference Closing Remarks