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Antibiotic awareness week — nursing leadership in AMR and AMS

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 12 to 1 pm ET

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Antimicrobial resistance is an urgent health threat to people in Canada and globally. It’s listed by the World Health Organization as one of the most urgent health-care threats this decade. In accordance with World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (November 18-24), this presentation will bring together nursing leaders on antimicrobial resistance and stewardship (AMR/AMS) to discuss the intersection of the nursing profession and leadership in the context of AMR/AMS. Lianne Jeffs will moderate the panel, joined by Maralon Bevans, nursing instructor and faculty advisor at the University of Lethbridge, Linda Jorgoni, clinical nurse leader antimicrobial stewardship at University Health Network — Sinai, and Denise Gravel Tropper, manager of the Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System, Public Health Agency of Canada. The discussion will open with an understanding of the impact of the pandemic and infectious diseases, followed by highlights of the unique perspectives, considerations and interventions of the nursing profession.


Lianne Jeffs, RN, PhD, FAAN
Research and Innovation Lead Scholar in Residence, Senior Clinical Scientist
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health System


Maralon Bevans, RN
Nursing Instructor III — CHN Practice/Faculty Advisor
University of Lethbridge

Denise Gravel Tropper
Manager, Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System
Public Health Agency of Canada

Linda Jorgoni, RN, BScN, MScN
Clinical Nurse Leader Antimicrobial Stewardship
University Health Network — Sinai

System transformation and emergency preparedness: amplifying the voices of community and public health nurses

Thursday, November 26, 2020, 12 to 1 pm ET

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Speaking at the International Council of Nurses congress in Singapore in July 2019, World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Dr. Tedros) argued that “investing in a stronger nursing workforce is essential for achieving universal health coverage.” He also cited the UN High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth conclusion that “health workers are an investment that pays a triple return for health, gender equality and economic growth.” Building on these observations, Michael Villeneuve will reflect on the role and history of public health and community nursing in Canada and their impacts on population health. He will push us to think about the importance of strong nursing leadership and actions for change as we respond to the current pandemic, particularly the global call for nursing to help achieve the sustainable development goals to build a better world by 2030.

Presented by:

Michael Villeneuve, RN, M.Sc., FAAN
Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Nurses Association

Michael Villeneuve was appointed chief executive officer of CNA in 2017. He leads the Ottawa-based organization as it works for its more than 139,000 members across Canada and hundreds of First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities. In his role, he is helping to implement a forward-leaning vision for professional nursing in Canada and the related services needed at CNA to support that transformation. Mike has held teaching, executive and consulting roles with the federal Office of Nursing Policy, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris, the Academy of Canadian Executive Nurses, CNA and its National Expert Commission, and the Lawrence S. Bloomberg faculty of nursing at the University of Toronto. Prior to returning to CNA as CEO, Mike led his own consultancy in health policy analysis, research, strategy and communication, serving governments, professional associations, unions and universities across Canada and internationally. Mike lives on unceded Algonquin territory in rural Eastern Ontario, where he is proud to serve on the board of directors at Winchester District Memorial Hospital — one of Ontario’s highest-performing small community hospitals.

To watch recordings of previous webinars, visit CNA’s Progress in Practice YouTube channel.