PedNIG Conference


PedNIG Conference

May 9th and 10th

Pediatric Nursing – A Dynamic Specialty

Eaton Chelsea Hotel
33 Gerrard St. W
Toronto, ON

Early Bird Registration Deadline:  Monday April 7th, 2014
Register today!  Click here to register.

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Keynote Speaker: Pam Hubley RN, MSc, Chief,  Professional Practice & Nursing
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

Pam completed her BScN at the University of Western Ontario and took her first nursing position at SickKids in the Burns and Plastic Surgery Program.  Her passion for ongoing learning took her back to the academic environment at the University of Toronto where she completed an MSc degree and subsequently, the post-masters ACNP diploma. Throughout Pam’s career, she has taken on new and exciting positions such as Clinician, Educator, Policy Analyst and Organizational Leader. Pam is committed to leading Nursing Practice at SickKids to be of the highest standard possible and to supporting nurses to care for children and families with knowledge and compassion.

Closing Keynote: Kirsten Culver PhD (Medical Sciences)
Science Chair, Undergraduate Nursing Education
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
McMaster University, Hamilton

“Champions of Family Centered Care: How nurses shape the patient experience”
In October of 2007, Kirsten’s son William was diagnosed with cancer. During the 101-day long battle for his life in McMaster Children’s Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Will’s family developed a close and long-lasting bond with the nurses assigned to Will’s care.  As a nurse educator, Kirsten will share her experiences and unique insights into the impact of family centered care on the patient and family experience, as well as the role of nurses as “heroes” to a family in crisis.