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12th Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition

May 12, 2015


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Full Brochure with Speaker Profiles

Electronic Registration Form


For more information, please contact Jane Hiebert or call 204-477-9888.


Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition
May 6, 2014

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Thank you to everyone who made this event a great success!
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2014 Post Event Story

The Long Term & Continuing Care Association's (LTCAM) 11th Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition "Journey" was held Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the Victoria Inn, in Winnipeg, MB. Following last year's event theme of "Reaching New Heights", this year's theme throughout the day was acknowledging the journey each one of us is continuously going through (for the event program, speaker profiles & presentations, scroll down). Attendees were health care professionals and members of the community joining together from both across Manitoba, as well as surrounding provinces. These attendees included rural and urban centre health professionals, CEOs, managers, and support workers from long term and continuing care residences. Also welcome to attend are informal caregivers looking to access information to assist in their caregiving responsibilities. The exhibitor hall was packed with over 90 companies showcasing their innovative products and services. While exploring the exhibitor's hall, both the conference attendees and the exhibitors got better acquainted, networked and formed new working relationships. The event saw a grand total of over 550 people, made up of dedicated volunteers, eager delegates, speakers, guests, exhibitors, members, and staff.

Awards for Excellence
One the day's most special moments is the Awards for Excellence ceremony. This ceremony is dedicated to acknowledging all nominees and winners of awards in three different categories. These people have gone above and beyond their 'job description' in the community of long term and continuing care. It was an honour and a delight having the Honorable Minister Sharon Blady host the Awards for Excellence with Jan Legeros, LTCAM Executive Director.

Award Winners and Categories:

  • Community Service – Mary Nichols
  • Recreation Therapy Services – Emerson Volunteer Auxiliary
  • Recreation Therapy Services  – Rachelle Dureault
  • Innovation, Vision, Leadership – Hospital Home Team River East/Transcona


- Conference Delegate

The reason LTCAM hosts these provincial conferences annually is to always inspire, educate, enlighten and nurture long term and continuing care staff and caregiving individuals. We want to offer new and different approaches to your work and personal lives, to enhance your feeling of satisfaction of having not only performed your job well, but of having brought some joy to someone that day! If we can achieve this as an outcome, having you leave the conference with some new "tools" that you can't wait to use the very next day with that resident that you just have not been able to connect with, then we have truly inspired you. This also supports LTCAM's primary objective; to advocate on behalf of seniors in Manitoba and the staff who serve them.

"Very good mix of teaching tools."
- Conference Delegate

Each presentation throughout the day touched on the topic of this year's theme "Journey". Amongst the 12 presentations, the topics ranged from intellectual disabilities and dementia, to music for life's journey, as well as navigating the path to clinical research. The closing keynote speaker was Jody Urquhart. This was her second time at the conference, due to popular demand, presenting "The Nerve to Serve, Say Hello to Humour and Goodbye to Burnout". Our speakers continue to be the crucial reason that our conference draws growing attendance numbers each year.

"Great Conference!"
- Conference Delegate

Each year, we encourage our participants to complete a conference evaluation form. A special thank you to the huge number of those folks who took the time to contribute their comments and suggestions. These forms are carefully reviewed, analyzed, and used to a large extent to shape future conferences. This information not only gives us direction for next year, but encourages us to "strive for perfection" in the years to come. This year we reached the highest evaluation scores we have ever seen!

2014 Evaluation Results
Registrants 415
Exhibitors 91
Speakers 85%
Organization, Venue, Value for money  92%
Overall 89%

- Conference Delegate

Participation in our Annual Provincial Conference may fulfill the requirements of the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba Continuing Competence Program. Also, Pharmacists may document this accredited learning activity in their MPhA Professional Development log. A number of other professional associations recognize this event as an avenue for continuing education. LTCAM also offers a certificate of attendance upon request.

Special thanks to our Partners & Exhibitors

  • Gold Partner: Complete Purchasing Services Inc.
  • Silver Partners: Momentum Healthware, Revera, Extendicare, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Medisystem
  • Bronze Partners: Canadian Society of Nutrition Management, Preferred Health Care Services, Room 217 Foundation, Jody Urquhart, Java Music Club, ActivityPro
  • Lunch Partner: RANA
  • Refreshment Break Partners: Rexall Specialty Pharmacy, MARCHE
  • Delegate bags: Riverwood Square
  • Lanyards: Rexall Specialty Pharmacy
  • Delegate Bag Assembly: Robertson College
  • Hand Sanitizer Stations: GOJO
  • Massage Stations: Wellington College Students

Only with their collaborative support could this day be made possible.

Many thanks to our Partners and Exhibitors for their contributions and the many fabulous door prizes, including an iPad and a pair of Jets tickets!

The exhibitor hall was SOLD OUT so we encourage exhibitor's to fill out their application
for the 2015 conference now, to ensure a spot!


3M Canada Company
A & O: Support Services for Older Adults
Accent Environments
Alzheimer Society of Manitoba
ArjoHuntleigh Canada Inc.
Associated Health Systems Inc.
Azores Upholstery
B.J. Charette & Associates
Barik Medical
Bayshore Home Health
Bee Wellness
Browels ID Solutions
Buhler Furniture
Canada Vigilance Program
Canadian Footwear
Canadian Health Care Engineering Society - MB Chapter
Canadian Virtual Hospice
Cardinal Health Canada
CareLink Advantage
Chubb Edwards
Complete Purchasing Services Inc.
Critical Control Solutions
Domtar Personal Care
Extendicare (Canada) Inc
FCS International
First Quality
GoJo Industries.Inc
Hill-Rom Canada
Hippo Facility Management
Hospice & Palliative Care Manitoba
I Do Inspire
Invacare Continuing Care
Java Music Club
LNJ Medical Inc.
M.C Healthcare Products
Maintenance Care
Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety
Manrex Ltd
Marsh Canada Limited
Meals on Wheels
Med e-care Healthcare solutions Inc.
Medical Mart West
Medigas Respiratory Wellness Centre
MediSystem Pharmacy 
Meredith Stoesz Photography
Momentum Healthware
Munroe Pharmacy
National Industrial Communications Inc.
Nestle Health Science
Northland Healthcare Products Limited
Ortho Canada
Osteoporosis Canada, Manitoba Chapter (Dairy Farmers)
Preferred Health Care Services
Project Lifesaver Manitoba
Quality Life Services Inc.
RANA Respiratory Care Group
Reliable Mobility
Revera Home Health
Rexall Specialty Pharmacy
Riverwood Square
Robertson College
Room 217  Foundation
Ruban Insurance
Rupert's Land Caregiver Services
Safe Work Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba
SCA Personal Care
Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat
Silver Group Purchasing
Silvert's Adaptive Clothing & Footware
SIMS Medical Corp.
Soaps, Lotions and More
StaffSchedule Care
Status Solutions
Sunlife Financial
Surge Learning
Sysco Winnipeg
Tache Pharmacy
The Stevens Company Ltd.
Verathon Medical
We Care Health Services


- Conference Delegate

Save the Date for next year: May 12 , 2015

Speakers & Presentations
LTCAM would like to recognize the following guest speakers for their informative and enlightening presentations. To download copies of the presentations, please click on the icons below (please note that larger presentations take a few minutes to load). Some of the sessions may link to an external website.

Session & Speaker Name
Bev Foster, Executive Director of the Room 217 Foundation Music for Life’s Journey (Bev Foster)
Amanda Adams-Fryatt NP WRHA, LTC Preetha Krishnan NP WRHA, LTC Nurse Practitioners in Long Term Care (Preetha Krishnan & Amanda Adams-Fryatt)
Leslie Udell BCR Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia (Leslie Udell)
Sue Hemphill and The Manitoba Institute for Artists + Community Collaboration (ACI Manitoba) The Transformative Power of Artists Working in LTC (Sue Hemphill)
Colleen Braun-Janzen Preetha Krishnan NP WRHA, LTC

Navigating the Path to Clinical Research (Colleen Braun-Janzen & Ben Adaman)

Peter Wiebe RN, GNC (C), BRE Geriatric Education and Consultation Services Journey to E.M.P.A.T.H.Y (Peter Wiebe)
Bev Foster, Executive Director of the Room 217 Foundation Enhancing Connections in Persons With Dementia at End of Life through Music (Bev Foster)
Susan L. Mitchell, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Care of the Patient with Advanced Dementia: What Providers need to Know
(Susan L. Mitchell)
Dr. Phil St John, MD, MPH, FRCPC Geriatrician Services in Manitoba (Dr. Phil St John)
  Speaking Out, Speaking Up!
Minding Dad Minding Dad (Live Play)
Jody Urquhart, Author and Motivation Speaker The Nerve to Serve, Say Hello to Humor & Goodbye to Burnout! (Jody Urquhart)

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