Tickets on sale for 2.5-day nurses event – 2018 CLPNA AGM & Conference

Knowledge and networking, fun and friends. The 2018 CLPNA AGM & Conference is ‘Shifting Reality’, aiming to prepare Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurse and associated health professionals for changes impacting healthcare.

Tickets are on sale now for the 2.5 day event on May 9 – 11, 2018 in Edmonton.

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The engaging lineup includes topics such as professional presence, cannabis legalization, LGBTQ awareness, disruptive technologies, opioid crisis, and harm reduction… just to name a few!

There so much to enjoy! Your fanciest outfit and a glass of wine is required for entry into the annual Awards Dinner toasting excellence in the LPN profession. Finding something special for yourself or a loved one has never been more fun or philanthropic. Compete during Thursday’s Silent Auction where funds raised go towards LPN education grants, or discover the unique offerings and connections at dozens of exhibit booths.

Opening Presentations

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CLPNA’s Annual General Meeting to share LPN goals, progress

The CLPNA’s Annual General Meeting is a chance to engage with the profession’s goals, progress, possibilities, and personnel. President Valerie Paice and CEO Linda Stanger welcome all to the public event on May 9, 2018 in Edmonton.

The work of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta will be described in detail in the 2017 Annual Report scheduled for release that day. The document summarizes the goals achieved in:

  • Education & Competence
  • Registration & Conduct
  • Research & Innovation
  • Engagement & Empowerment
  • Communication & Public Awareness

The areas match the Council’s Strategic Plan, of which a new version will be shared for 2018-2021.

The AGM opens the annual CLPNA Conference, an absorbing and usually sold-out two-day educational and networking event attracting 350+ LPNs and healthcare professionals.


Wednesday, May 9, 2018  |  6:30 – 8:00 pm
Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort

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  1. Click on Register Now.
  2. On the Conference Registration Form, select the registration category of “Single Day”. (If you wish to attend the Conference as well, you may choose another appropriate registration category.)
  3. Then select “AGM Only” from the panel.
  4. Complete the remaining information.

Completing the registration form will ensure adequate seating and documents are available for all attendees. This event is free and open to the public.

AGM Resolutions may be filed until May 4, 2018. Resolution Forms available by request at info@clpna.com or 780-484-8886.

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Nurses’ Conference inspires and informs: 2017 CLPNA AGM & Conference

2017 Conference Program
The excitement is palpable!

Celebration70!, our 2017 CLPNA AGM & Conference, proves to be another winner from this country’s top healthcare and motivational thinkers. To top it off, Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses are celebrating the 70th Anniversary of our profession with a formal gala Awards Dinner and some special surprises!

Over 400 Licensed Practical Nurses, Health Care Aides, and affiliated health professionals will join the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) for the 2.5 day professional development event, April 26-28, 2017 in Calgary.

Reduced “Early Bird” registration fees are available until March 30. Register before it sells out!

Call for Abstracts to make oral presentations at the Conference is open until January 31, 2017.

Invite a Health Care Aide colleague

LPNs are invited to register a Health Care Aide colleague who will receive a reduced rate to attend this event. During the conference’s concurrent sessions, we’re presenting a special workshop for HCAs and all health providers: “A Celebration of Health Care Aides and the Integration of a Palliative Approach”.

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Keynote Presentations

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Call for Abstracts for oral presentations at nursing conference open until Jan. 31

Call for Abstracts

The CLPNA invites individuals and teams to present at our upcoming Conference their examples of past, present and future work in the Licensed Practical Nurse profession.

About Call for Abstracts

Abstracts for oral presentations are invited from a personal, team, and organizational-focus for your choice of the following themes:

  • Theme 1:             Those Who Have Gone Before Us  
    • Research, pilot projects, historical or experiential information that has guided practice within a setting.
  • Theme 2:             Those Among Us
    • Best and current practices that are setting the stage in healthcare education and delivery today.
  • Theme 3:             Those Yet To Be
    • Out of the box ideas, thoughts and practices with focused direction for the future.

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2017.

Complete details on our Call for Abstracts page.

Annual General Meeting welcomes all LPNs and public

2017 Annual General Meeting

All LPNs and interested members of the public are welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) in Calgary on April 26.

The meeting takes place immediately before the annual CLPNA Conference celebrating the profession’s 70th Anniversary. This two and a half day event will connect 400 LPNs, employers, stakeholders and affiliated health professionals with information regarding nursing practice and professionalism.

There is no fee to attend the AGM; conference registration is not required.

CLPNA’s Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

4:00 – 5:30pm
Grey Eagle Resort & Casino, Calgary, Alberta

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Speaker David Sheard provides additional resources

David Sheard

Handouts that compliment speaker David Sheard’s Friday presentations are available for download below:

Nurturing Approach (PDF)
Creating Memories through ‘Being Together’ (PDF)
Culture Change – The Butterfly Approach in Alberta (PDF)

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Educate, motivate, entertain! Fresh Program Sessions

Conference Program
Our Conference speakers have just refined their topics and updated their session titles. So now there’s even more to offer at the our 2016 CLPNA Annual General Meeting & Conference on April 27-29, 2016 in Edmonton.

Over 300 Licensed Practical Nurses and affiliated health professionals will join the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) for this 3-day educational, motivational, and professional development event. And there’s plenty of entertainment as well!

Reduced “early-bird” registration fees are available until March 29. Register soon! This event sells out every year!

Fresh Keynote Sessions

See anything interesting?

  • Are Celebrities Messing With Our Health?
    Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy and Professor – University of Alberta
  • Connecting Nurses: Leveraging digital tools to transform health and healthcare
    Robert Fraser, Clinical Lead Nurse, Covenant House Toronto
  • Solving Medical Mysteries: The Nurse’s Role
    Dr. David Clarke, President – Psychophysiological Disorders Association
  • Strategy, Practice and Experiences in Mental Health
    Featuring Ed Mantler, Vice President, Programs & Priorities, Mental Health Commission of Canada
  • The Sky’s the Limit: Three Decades of LPNs
    Group presentation of Alberta LPNs
  • Nurturing: Our Emotions at Work in Caring – the Future Role of LPNs
    David Sheard, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Dementia Care Matters
  • Valuing Relationships – LPNs Being Authentic Selves at Work
    Featuring David Sheard, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Dementia Care Matters
  • Leader-Ship: Are you on board or walking the plank?
    Teresa Bateman, Director of Practice & Communications, CLPNA

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Plus even more events

  • cutting-edge, in-depth speakers and expert motivators
  • opportunities for networking
  • insight from our Annual General Meeting
  • our popular fundraiser for LPN education, the Silent Auction
  • abstract presentations and table-top discussions led by local experts
  • our sparkling, formal Awards Dinner and ceremony
  • and a range of exhibitors.

RELATED – “Nurturing: Our Emotions at Work” Keynote by Dr. David Sheard leads program

For more information, visit www.CLPNAconference.com or contact info@clpna.com, 780-484-8886 or 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta).

Call for Abstracts opportunities for April nursing conference

Call for Abstract - 2016 CLPNA AGM & Conference


The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is looking for table-top presentations for our 2016 AGM & Conference professional development event on April 27-29, 2016.

Abstract Submission Deadline is now extended to March 15 February 24.

New for 2016, a limited number of presenters will have the opportunity to share their work with conference attendees via small group table-top discussions on April 29.

RELATED – Call for Abstracts & Submission Form

Abstract proposals should focus on topics of interest to the LPN profession, such as:

  • clinical best practices,
  • educational opportunities,
  • new research,
  • or other developments that can help the profession to continue its evolution.
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“Nurturing: Our Emotions at Work” Keynote by David Sheard leads program

David Sheard

Inspiring motivational speaker and dementia-care advocate David Sheard brings his caring philosophy to Licensed Practical Nurses this spring.  On April 29, he’ll be one of the keynote speakers at the 2016 AGM & Conference of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA).

In “Nurturing: Our Emotions at Work in caring – the future role of LPNs”, he will show that the movement towards providing person-centred care is all about individual people being reached on the inside.

RELATED – Program for 2016 CLPNA AGM & Conference

This requires a newly-evolving construct in ‘being’ an LPN which focuses on the value of emotional labour and rejects the old culture of detached professionalism (“them and us”). The concept of emotional labour sees emotional competency in nurses as their primary competency.

It involves a return to the old values of nursing where LPNs are more feeling beings than just thinking beings.

In this presentation, David Sheard, author of Book 4 in the Feelings Matter Most series, Nurturing: emotions at work in staff, will highlight the findings from his UK study of emotional labour in nurses.

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He will identify what the new concept in nursing of ‘attached professionalism’ looks, sounds and feels like in the New Tomorrow and propose that care organizations will need to develop an Emotions at Work framework to support staff to ‘be’ this.

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