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The 2018 NP Forum for Nursing and Allied Health
will be held on April 13th, 2018

Don't miss out – mark your calendars!


Learning Objectives

~ Supporting the patient through the whole journey of cardiac care by sharing new knowledge in cardiac technologies, research, and treatments of specific cardiac conditions with nurses and allied health professionals.

~ Supporting cardiac patients and their families with acute and chronic heart disease; considering their stress, suffering and quality of life issues.


Who Should Attend?

The content of this conference is aimed at nursing and allied health, however all interested in heart health will find value in attending.

Past Programs

Curious about the topics covered? Have a look at our past programs here.


2018 Speaker infor will be posted as the forum begins to take shape

2017 NP Forum Speakers & Presentations

Stroke Action Plan

2017 Keynote Speaker - Dr. Jeerakathil

Dr Jeerakathil grew up in the wilds of northern Saskatchewan and completed medical school at the U of S and a then a neurology residency in Edmonton. A brief stint in Boston allowed him to complete an MSc in Epidemiology from Boston University School of Public Health, and a Stroke Fellowship with the Framingham Heart Study. He was also certified in basic keelboat sailing but hasn’t been in any kind of boat since. He is currently Associate Director of the Edmonton Stroke Program, Professor with the U of A, the Northern Stroke Lead for the Cardiovascular and Stroke Strategic Clinical Network, and a general neurology, stroke and telestroke neurologist within AHS. He is involved in research, teaching, and is the lead or co-lead for a number of quality improvement and health services research initiatives including the Evaluation Pillar of the Alberta Stroke Strategy, the Rural Stroke Action Plan, the ASPIRE TIA Triaging Project, and a cross provincial door to needle time initiative. He has over $14 million in peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed grant support and over 60 peer reviewed journal publications. He is co-PI of the Stroke Ambulance project which means he finally has an expensive big truck after nearly 16 years in Alberta.

Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin Kexin 9 (PCSK9) Inhibitors and the Canadian Cardiovascular Guidelines

Dr. Robert C. Welsh

The Uncommon Cardiomyopathies

Dr. Lalonde

Pharmacy update new meds

Dylan Pollmann, Pharmacist

Congenital Heart Disease in the Adult
Pam Heggie, RN

Pam graduated with Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Calgary, 1989. Initially she began her nursing career in Calgary and in 2000 moved to Edmonton. Over the past 27 years she has worked in a variety of nursing roles including: Staff Nurse in Cardiology/CV/PVD surgery and Urgent Care, Program Nurse in outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation, Clinical Nurse Educator in Cardiology, Clinical Instructor with the University of Alberta Faculty of Nursing, and for the past 12 years has been the Clinic Nurse Coordinator for the Northern Alberta Adult Congenital Heart (NAACH) Clinic at the UAH/Mazankowski Heart Institute. Cardiac Sciences has always been the aspect of nursing Pam enjoyed the most. She is a strong patient advocate and believes educating patients in the management on their chronic disease is the most important and rewarding role she has.

Ventricular Assist Devices (VADS)

Osiris Zelaya

CPR Outcomes & Communication

Dr. Peter Brindley

Stemi VS nonStemi

Dr Wayne Tymchak



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