CLPNA’s Education Forum introduces a modern learning experience | Edmonton, Calgary (May 8)

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(Updated March 25, 2020 – In support of public safety during COVID-19 pandemic, this event has been CANCELLED.)

INTRODUCING a modern learning experience, packed with nursing knowledge and professional insights.

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s Education Forum distills the essential elements applicable to all nurses, from practice to regulation to conduct. Workable knowledge for the most experienced to the newest graduate from experts in their fields.

The dynamic one-day event on May 8, 2020 is held in two places at once, thanks to a hosted live webcast in Calgary of the Edmonton in-person forum.

Both locations feature interactive technologies to connect with the speakers and engage with the content.

Get comfortable with a steaming coffee, a delicious lunch and wholesome refreshments throughout the day.

And say ‘Hello Forum’ to a whole new learning experience!

Tickets for Edmonton & Calgary


Tickets for the Live Forum in Edmonton is $150 for CLPNA members, $200 for non-members, and $75 for students. All tickets for Calgary’s Live Webcast are only $75. Lunch, coffee and snacks are included.

Tickets to CLPNA’s Annual General Meeting are available at no cost. Tickets will be scanned at the door.

Forum Presentations

Chris Rokosh

Defensive Documentation

Chris Rokosh, RN, PNC(C), President of Connect Medical Legal Experts   

Draw a straight line from nursing documentation to an improved standard of care. Identify 17 red flags in the medical record. Examine and critique documentation from real medical-legal case studies. Improved patient safety is the goal. Good documentation is the key to your defense!


Life is Worth Living

The Kennedy Sisters, Life is Worth Living Foundation Inc.

Callie and Jaclyn Kennedy share the story of losing their sister to suicide and how it has impacted their family. Together, learn how to recognize the warning signs and risk factors of suicide and how to help connect someone who is feeling suicidal with the proper resources.


Healthy Caring: Building Resilience into your Practice

Michelle O’Rourke, RN MA, Author / Speaker

Caring for others can be physically, emotionally and spiritually exhausting. We will explore perspectives and practices to nourish your heart and mind, including ways to sustain healthy caregiving, build resilience, enhance opportunities for self-reflection and identify ways to create a healthy team environment. Leave with a template for your own personal wellness plan.


Skin Tears, Pressure Injuries and Moisture Associated Skin Damage: Navigating Care Among the Aging Population

Dr. Kimberly LeBlanc,Academic Chair of the Wound Ostomy Continence Institute and a certified Wound Ostomy and Continence (WOCC(C)) Nurse

The predication, prevention, and management of complete skin issues in the geriatric population. A case-based format will be used to highlight how the latest evidence can be integrated into everyday practice.

A new direction

The CLPNA Education Forum was developed in response to feedback from LPNs, especially the overwhelming and enthusiastic participation in the CLPNA’s one-day workshops and webinars.

The format is a significant change from the previous annual event, the CLPNA’s AGM & Conference. That 2.5-day gathering was held for nearly 30 years in locations around Alberta and featured an Awards Dinner, Silent Auction, and multiple vendors.