Edmonton CONA Chapter

Vision Statement

A driving force within our community engaging orthopaedic professionals to excel.

Message from our President

It is my pleasure to be the CONA Local President for Edmonton 2019-2020.  I am really looking forward to connecting and working with our fellow orthopedic healthcare professionals.

For the upcoming year I would really like to focus on our vision statement in engaging our orthopedic professionals to excel and how we can best facilitate that.  How can we best provide that?

I do believe that all of us are always interested in expanding our knowledge and CONA with its members have so much to if to offer.  This learning is not a one way street however, new members have so much to bring to the group in keeping us connected with advances, changes and challenges going on in our region. 

CONA Edmonton is very willing to engage with you, to hear new ideas and provide support towards orthopedic excellence.  I would love for you to make contact with myself or any CONA member if this sparks your interest.

Now for the bit about me.  I graduated from the University of Alberta BScNursing program in 1994 and headed south to Texas to work for 4 years where my exposure to geriatrics and then orthopedics started.  I returned in 1998 to work in surgical float pool at the UAH on 9 different units, with 3-4 orthopedic specific.  In 2005 I became the CNE for Ortho and successfully wrote the Orthopedic Certification exam.  This would be the time I started becoming involved in CONA.  What a great choice!  To be honest, I became a member to get the job but soon found what a treasure trove it was.  It gave me access to support and experience I didn’t know I needed.  I got to collaborate and build relationships with so many amazing nurses!  For the last 11 years I have worked at the Edmonton Bone and Joint Centre as a Case Manager and continued my involvement with CONA primarily on the Program Committee, then Funding and now it’s my turn to take the Lead.  Best of all, those relationships have turned also into friendships.

Although my ortho knowledge continues to grow I realize my exposure to other areas of orthopedics is limited to my workplace.  This is where you and CONA come in!  The fact is we really need each-other to ‘be the best we can be’.  I also want to clarify…you don’t need to in orthopedics to join us.  Ortho is everywhere in healthcare and our personal lives. 

From deep in our bones, we invite you and welcome you!!  See you soon.

Christine Toews RN, BScN, ONC(C)
CONA Edmonton - President 2019 - 2020

 

 

 

Chapter Executive 2019-2020

Christine Toews

RN, BScN, ONC(C)
President
 
 

Rebecca Foster

RN, BScN, ONC(C)
President Elect/Secretary
 

Kim Stewart

RN, ONC(C)
Past President

Daralyn Williams

RN, ONC(C)
Treasurer

Cheryl Moisey

LPN
Membership

Venesia Lu

RN, BScN, ONC(C)
Continuing Education

Shabeen Altaf

RN, ONC(C)
Continuing Education

Stella Callender

RN, ONC(C)
Continuing Education

Rebecca Gelhart

RN, BScN, ONC(C)
Continuing Education

Dan Dupont

LPN
Continuing Education

Gillian Peterson

LPN
Continuing Education

Marg Keddie

BScN, RN, ONC(C)
Archives/Twinning Liaison

Guillaine Anderson

RN, ONC(C),
Communications/Publicity

Candace Kenyon

BScN, RN, ONC(C)
Funding

Rebecca Gelhart

RN, BScN, ONC(C)
Funding

Daralyn Williams

RN, ONC(C)
Funding
 
 
 

 

Meeting Schedule

Monthly Meeting - 3rd Thursday of each Month  (EXCEPT July & August)

                    ** PLEASE note dates of the meetings are subject to change **

  • meetings are held at the Edmonton Bone & Joint Clinic (Edmonton Muscuoskeltal Centre)
  • 2nd floor of Northgate Mall  -  2068, 9499 - 137 Avenue  Edmonton, Alberta

2019 - 2020 Meeting Schedule

  • Thursday September __, 2019
  • Thursday October __, 2019
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2018 - 2019 Meeting Schedule

  • Thursday September 20, 2018
  • Thursday October 18, 2018
  • Thursday November 15, 2018
  • Thursday December 20, 2018 - Christmas Dinner & meeting hosted by CONA Edmonton.
  • Thursday Janurary 17, 2019
  • Thursday Feb 21, 2019
  • Thursday March 21, 2019 - Annual General Meeting
  • Thursday April 18, 2019
  • Thursday May 16, 2019
  • Thursday June 20, 2019 - Potluck Meeting at Candace's home

** PLEASE note dates of the meetings are subject to change **

2017 - 2018 Meeting Schedule

  • Thursday September 21, 2017
  • **October Meeting Date Change to coincide with International Orthopaedic Nurse's Day**
    • Monday October 30, 2017 - Education session on 'The Geko TM Device'
  • Thursday November 23, 2017  ** Please Note** Meeting Date changed**
    • Educational session 1730 - 1815 -- Topic ' Journey of an Infected Patient'
    • Local meeting following presentation
  • Thursday December 14, 2017
    • Christmas dinner and meeting hosted by CONA Edmonton.
  • Thursday January 18, 2018
    • Educational session 1730 - 1815h -- Topic "Amputee Rehab"
    • Local meeting following presentation
  • Thursday February 15, 2018
  • Thursday March 15, 2018 -- Annual General Meeting
  • Thursday April 19, 2018
  • Thursday May 17, 2018
  • Thursday June 21, 2018 - Meeting and Indoor Picnic - All Welcome

** PLEASE note dates of the meetings are subject to change **

 

 

 

any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at:    cona.edmonton@live.ca

 

CONA Edmonton Minutes

2019-2020

May 2020
Agenda & Minutes
April 2020
Agenda & Minutes
March 2020 (AGM)
Agenda & Minutes
February 2020
Agenda & Minutes
January 2020
Agenda & Minutes
December 2019
Agenda & Minutes
November 2019
Agenda & Minutes
October 2019
Agenda & Minutes
September 2019
Agenda & Minutes
 
June 2019
Agenda & Minutes
  Annual Reports

2018-2019

May 2019
April 2019
March 2019 (AGM)
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
Agenda & Minutes
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
 
June 2018
Agenda & Minutes
 

Annual Reports

 

2017-2018

May 2018
Agenda & Minutes
April 2018
Agenda & Minutes
March 2018 (AGM)
Agenda & Minutes
February 2018
Agenda & Minutes
January 2018
Agenda & Minutes
December 2017
Agenda & Minutes
November 2017
Agenda & Minutes
October 2017
Agenda & Minutes
September 2017
Agenda & Minutes
 
June 2017
Agenda & Minutes
  Annual Reports

 

 

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