2019 NP Conference: Programs & Speakers

The full conference program will be published shortly, but in the meantime we are delighted to share with you the pre-conference workshops to be held on May 30, 2019.

Pre-Conference Workshops:


Introduction to myoActivation – A Treatment Approach to Complex Pain Care

Introduction to the myoActivation therapeutic system of pain care based on the myofascial trigger point needling methodology. This workshop will include a hands-on portion.
Note: The course will not provide certification.
Facilitator: Barb Eddy, MN, NP(F)

Basic Joint Injections

A workshop that covers the anatomy, rationale and techniques of common joint injections including knee injection and aspiration and shoulder injection.
This is a hands-on workshop. Please wear loose clothes/shorts for hands-on practice.
Facilitator: Deborah Lowe, MScN, NP(F)

Basic Suturing

Basic wound assessment and management with suturing. A hands-on interactive learning session.
Facilitator: Celia Evanson, NP(F)

Basic IUD Insertion

This workshop will familiarize participants with the common types of IUDs available in Canada and include a hands on instruction of insertion and removal techniques using plastic models.
Facilitator: Shanda Rojas, NP(F)

PoCUS (Point of Care Ultrasound)

This workshop will be a hands-on experience to teach providers bedside applications of portable ultrasound. Participants will practice capturing specific ultrasound views under the guidance of an experienced instructor.
Important note: This workshop will take place from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Learning & Development Centre 5005 at the University Hospital of Northern BC.
Facilitator: Dr. Shyr Chui, MD, RCPSC

Tendon and Bursa Injections

A workshop that covers the anatomy, rationale and techniques of common joint injections including knee injection and aspiration and shoulder injection.
This is a hands-on workshop. Please wear loose clothes/shorts for hands-on practice.
Facilitator: Deborah Lowe, MScN, NP(F)

Advanced Suturing

More complex laceration repair and excisions. A hands-on interactive learning session.
Facilitator: Celia Evanson, NP(F)

Advanced IUD Insertion

This hands-on workshop will take advantage of plastic models, slides and discussion and is most suitable for clinicians who have already been inserting IUDs. It will also include a discussion of current indications for use for different clinical conditions. Participants are encouraged to bring clinical scenarios that have been challenging.
Facilitator: Shanda Rojas, NP(F)