News Release: 2nd Acute Care Nursing Conference and Expo a Success

News Release

(Yellowknife – February 21, 2024) – From February 6th to February 9th, 2024, the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) proudly hosted the 2nd Acute Care Nursing Conference, bringing together nurses from across the Northwest Territories (NWT). This four-day event, jointly funded by the NTHSSA and the Department of Health and Social Services (HSS), served as a platform for showcasing the latest advancements, practices, and strategic insights in the ever-evolving field. Topics ranged from the acute and chronic effects of alcohol use disorder and red flags in physical assessment, to mental health.

The conference provides nurses working across the NWT with professional development opportunities. Through seminars from nationally and internationally recognized speakers, and capacity building exercises, nurses were able to enhance their skills and knowledge, while networking with their colleagues. During the Expo, which was hosted on the final day, healthcare professionals and students were invited to visit booths set up showcasing the innovative work being done throughout the local healthcare sector. There were also opportunities for hands-on learning and/or refreshers through interactive booths and displays.

Close to 200 nurses participated in the nursing conference, and roughly 280 healthcare professionals and students were tracked as visiting the expo. The NTHSSA would like to thank healthcare professionals for their participation throughout the week and extend appreciation to the high school students and nursing students and staff from Aurora College, for their interest during the expo.

Looking ahead, the NTHSSA hopes to continue to host and grow the conference, which plays a vital role in nurturing professional growth and supporting organizational goals to continue to enhance quality of care provided to patients across the North.
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