2023 Program

CANNT 2023

Meet our MC!

Introducing Zac Bell!

Zack Bell was born and raised in Guernsey Cove, PEI. After attending post-secondary education in Ontario and Nova Scotia he returned to District 10 to work, live, and raise his family.

Zack spent time working in journalism and later in sales with KenMac Energy. Zack and his wife Ashley live happily in Winsloe and are proud parents of their children Sophia and Harrison.

Zack has volunteered as a Master of Ceremonies for fundraisers and events with many community groups and has served as Ambassador with Tourism PEI’s Ask An Islander Program. Zack is a minor hockey coach with the Charlottetown Minor Hockey Association, along with coaching softball in West Royalty.

Preliminary Program

*Subject to Change

0700-0800 Registration and Continental Breakfast
0800-0830 Opening Remarks 
0830-1000 Opening Keynote – Michael Gardam MSc, MD, CM, MSc, FRCPC, CHE, Chief Executive Officer, Health PEI

Michael is the Chief Executive Officer at Health PEI, the health authority that delivers publicly funded healthcare in the Prince Edward Island. He is also the Chair of the Board of Directors of HealthCareCAN, the national voice for healthcare organizations and hospitals across Canada.

Michael is a pioneer of using complexity science-based approaches to improve patient safety, system transformation, staff engagement and other complex challenges. He has advised organizations in Canada and internationally, including the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, Hand Hygiene New Zealand, the Irish Health Services Executive and the Maryland Patient Safety Center, the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, as well as numerous hospitals across Canada.
His interest in physician leadership and organizational culture led him to become Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee at UHN (2015-2017) and Chief of Staff and Humber River Hospital in Toronto (2018-2020). He is also currently the Program Director of the York University Schulich School of Business Healthcare Leadership Development Program, and an instructor for the Physician Leadership Institute of Joule (Canadian Medical Association).
Michael is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He holds Master’s degrees from McGill University (Biochemistry) and the University of Toronto (Health policy, management and evaluation), and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in infectious diseases.

1000-1015 Refreshment Break
1015-1215 Sponsor Workshops
1215-1300 Lunch
1300-1400 Plenary – Dr. Timothy Christie
1400-1445 Concurrent Sessions 1A – 1D
1A   TBD
1B   Nephrology Mythology 2.0
1D   Water System Contamination…What Now?
1500-1545 Concurrent Sessions 2A – 2D
2A   The Beginning of the End: A Case Scenario of an Infected Graft
2B   Abstract 101 – Learn from the Journal Co-Editors
2C   Insights into current practices and unmet needs relating to chronic kidney disease-associated pruritus: Results from a Canadian nephrologist survey
2D   Supporting hemodialysis patients through nursing-technologist collaborative education
1545-1600 Transition Break
1600-1645 Concurrent Sessions 3A – 3D
3A   Nurse practitioner led initiative implementing bedside POCUS to assess fluid status in the in-centre hemodialysis unit at London Health Science Centre
3B   TBD
3C   TBD
3D   Serious illness conversation initiative: more, earlier, better
1645-1845 Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall
1845  Evening Activity: Bowling Night at The Alley
You look STRIKING! On Thursday evening, following the Opening Reception in the exhibit hall, delegates can make their way to the bowling alley up the street!Eat. Drink. Bowl. At the Alley! Tickets are available online when you register for the Conference.
0630-0730 Rise and Shine! Morning Wellness Yoga with Shripal Parikh
0730-0830 Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
0830-0900 Sponsor Recognition and Award Presentations
0900-1000 Dr. Chaudhary – Details to come
1000-1100 Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
1100-1145 Plenary – Joseph Rasmias
1145-1245 Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1245-1330 Concurrent Sessions 4A – 5C
4A   Patient-Centered Hemodialysis Nursing Care
4B   Staying connected: helping you manage multiple patients with a few clicks!
4C   Significance of Choosing Right Solution for Peritoneal Dialysis Therapy
4D   TBC
1330-1400 Refreshment Break and Exhibit Hall Draw Prizes 
1400-1445 Concurrent Sessions 5A – 5D
5A   Halton Best Start Unit-A New Approach to Transition
5B   Utilizing artificial intelligence to predict admission risk among in-center hemodialysis patients
5C   TBC
5D   Secrets of Communicating in Serious Illness
1445-1600 Plenary – Dr. McGregor
1800-2300 Evening of Entertainment – Kitchen Party with the Ross Family Band
Get ready for a kitchen party to remember! There will be music, seafood – an east coast party!

Celebrating PEI’s traditional and contemporary roots music, the Ross Family will present a taste of real Island culture through song and story, bolstered by driving fiddle sets and outstanding stepdancing!

Tickets are extra and available online when you register for the Conference.

0630-0730 Rise and Shine! Morning Wellness Activity Yoga with Shripal Parikh
0730-0900 Breakfast and CANNT Annual General Meeting
0900-1000 Plenary – Patient Empowerment Panel
1000-1015 Refreshment Break
1015-1100 Concurrent Sessions 6A – 6D
6A  The secret ingredient to preserving an arteriovenous graft: Honey
6B   The Association Between Food Insecurity and Hypertension: A Narrative Review
6C   TBD
6D   Bridging the Gap: Implementing the Transitional Care Approach for New Hemodialysis Patients
1100-1115 Stretch Break
1115-1200 Concurrent Sessions 7A – 7D
7A   Bridging the Gap: Implementing the Transitional Care Approach for New Hemodialysis Patients
7B  Goals of Care for the renal patient
7C   Transplant Ambassador Program (TAP)
7D   Critical incident during dialysis treatment: Protocols followed by Technologists in AKC-S
1200-1245 Lunch
1245-1330 Concurrent Sessions 8A – 8D
8A   Chest pain on hemodialysis: What are the causes? A review of the literature, cases and treatment
8B   Analyzing the impact of nurse practitioner- based collaborative care model within hemodialysis outpatient settings
8C   Assessing risk factors of non-adherence and post-Transplant outcomes in kidney transplant recipients
8D   TBD
1330-1430 Closing Keynote: J.D. Gilmour
1430-1500 Closing Ceremonies and Passing of Banner to CANNT 2024