Attend for FREE: Geriatrics Seminars qualify for Grants

Barb Bancroft Seminars Clinical Focus on Geriatrics(UPDATE – Due to unforeseen circumstances, seminars in Grande Prairie have been cancelled. Our apologies for any inconvenience. The seminars in Edmonton and Calgary are proceeding as scheduled. – Updated May 12, 2015)

You don’t want to miss Barb Bancroft’s upcoming seminars on “Clinical Focus on Geriatrics” coming very soon to Grande Prairie (May 26, 27, 28) (UPDATE – Grande Prairie seminars cancelled), Edmonton (Sept. 9, 10, 11) and Calgary (Nov. 17, 18, 19).

Her day-long courses include polypharmacy, neurology of aging, and the geriatric heart. Attend 1, 2, or all 3 seminar days. (Complete descriptions below.)

You may be eligible to attend for FREE! Eligible LPNs (with an CLPNA Active Practice Permit living in Alberta) may qualify for 100% reimbursement for these courses through the Education Grant Program.

Barb Bancroft RN, MSN, PNP is a widely acclaimed national speaker, noted for her humorous, entertaining and information packed seminars. She is author of four books, her latest, Kiss My Asparagus, An Essential Guide to Nutrition’s Role in Health and Disease.

Invite a colleague! Seminars are open to all health professionals. Please, tell your co-workers and managers.

REGISTER TODAY for your preferred seminar(s), or for all three for a comprehensive geriatric education.

REGISTER – Registration Form for “Clinical Focus on Geriatrics”

The CLPNA is proud to host these events, part of our Strategic Plan to prepare LPNs for changing demographics in all care settings.

Seminar Dates and Locations

Location Date Seminar
Grande Prairie (UPDATE – CANCELLED)
May 26, 2015 Polypharmacy: The Pearls, the Perils, and the Pitfalls
Holiday Inn & Suites Grande Prairie May 27 The Neurology of Aging
May 28 The “OLD TICKER”: The Geriatric Heart
Edmonton Sept. 9 Polypharmacy: The Pearls, the Perils, and the Pitfalls
DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton Sept. 10 The Neurology of Aging
Sept. 11 The “OLD TICKER”: The Geriatric Heart
Calgary Nov. 17 Polypharmacy: The Pearls, the Perils, and the Pitfalls
Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre Calgary Airport Nov. 18 The Neurology of Aging
Nov. 19 The “OLD TICKER”: The Geriatric Heart

Seminars are scheduled for 8:30am – 3:30pm.

3 Full-Day Seminars

Seminar 1 – Polypharmacy: The Pearls, the Perils, and the Pitfalls

The whole new world of Geriatric Pharmacology awaits you! It has been estimated that 28% of all hospitalizations in the elderly are due to adverse drug reactions. And, right along with that fact, it has been estimated that each older patient has 6.5 chronic conditions with an average of 3-5 drugs prescribed to treat each condition. YOU DO THE MATH.

Barb will discuss the normal physiologic changes of aging that play a major role in drug absorption, distribution, and excretion. You will learn the most common disastrous drug combinations and how to avoid them – and you will learn what drugs can be substituted, deleted, and/or added to avoid drug-related disasters. How can something as simple as ibuprofen throw an 80-year-old into renal failure? How can a single dose of cimetidine send a 90-year-old into a state of delirium?

Attend this seminar to hone your skills in providing safe pharmaceutical treatments for the multitude of clinical conditions encountered in your aging population.

Seminar 2 – The Neurology of Aging

Barb provides a comprehensive discussion of the most common Neurological conditions observed in the Geriatric population–physiology, pathophysiology, assessment, and treatment.

Barb will discuss the 3 D’s–depression, delirium, and dementia in depth. How do the 3 D’s overlap, how can we distinguish between the three, and treatment and management of each condition.

In addition, you will learn the many causes of dementia–it’s not just Alzheimer’s disease. Barb will also discuss the various types of stroke as well as neuroassessment pearls for patient assessment at the bedside. Parkinson’s disease will also be covered–signs, symptoms, and various treatment modalities. The blood-brain-barrier becomes more lipid-soluble with aging–hence, patients will experience more neurological side effects with drugs that are capable of crossing the blood-brain-barrier. Barb will discuss the use of anti-depressants in the geriatric patient, as well as the use of drugs for dementia and delirium/psychosis.

Seminar 3 – The “OLD TICKER”: The Geriatric Heart

The majority of patients with heart disease are elderly. Barb will discuss the causes of chronic heart failure as well as the clinical manifestations and treatment modalities. New drugs are on the horizon that are being considered “game changers” for the heart failure patient.

The newest information concerning lipids, diabetes, hypertension, and coronary artery disease will also be discussed–each of which have implications in preventing chronic heart disease. Barb will teach your tricks with the stethoscope–listening to hearts is an acquired skill–but one that can be acquired easily if a few easy rules are followed.

You will learn the “ins and outs” of the numerous classes of drugs used to treat cardiac conditions–their indications, contraindications, side effects, adverse effects, and drug interactions.


CLPNA Members – $125 (incl. GST).
Non-Members – $165 (incl. GST).

CLICK HERE to REGISTER NOW for “Clinical Focus on Geriatrics”

Registration Fee includes lunch and coffee breaks.

Eligible CLPNA Members may qualify for 100% registration fee reimbursement through the Education Grant Program. Submission of a Grant Application Form is required.

Payment must be submitted along with your completed registration form to the email and address provided. Once processed, your registration confirmation will be sent by email. Please allow 3 business days for processing.

Notice of cancellation must be made in writing to A $25.00 cancellation fee will apply for each session cancelled until May 11, 2015 (Grande Prairie) (UPDATE – Grande Prairie seminars cancelled), August 25, 2015 (Edmonton), and November 2, 2015 (Calgary). After the dates noted, no refunds will be issued.

Questions? Contact Colleen at, 780-484-8886 or 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta).

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