2018 Guest Speakers

Every year, highly experienced guest speakers have supported QPANA and have offered an interested and qualified educational opportunity to perianesthesia nurses.

In alphabetic order of their name in the presentation, here is the list of our guest speakers for 2018 with the title and the objectives of their presentation. After the conference, with their permission, their presentations will be available in the Members Area.


Chantal Bellerose
Chief of Infections Prevention and Control Service
CIUSSS de l'Est-de-l'Île-de-Montréal

«Infection Prevention»

Learning objectives:

1.    Demystify some multigerms
2.    Know the precautions to take when caring for a known patient carrying a multigerm
3.    Know the precautions to take when monitoring at home a known patient carrying a multigerm
4.    Administer safe care for all
5.    Know the ways to prevent the transmission of germs


Dr David Bracco
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Trauma
Director of Trauma Anesthesia
Senior Trauma Team Leader
Instructor in Disaster Management
McGill University Centre (MUHC)

«Disaster Management in Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)»

Learning objectives:

1.    Classifications of Disasters
2.    PACU work during a disaster
3.    Contingency plans for PACU

Lynne Casgrain
Barreau du Québec Member
Local Ombudsman/Complaints Commissioner
McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)

Marjolaine Frenette
Delegate to the Commissioner of Complaints and Quality of Services
McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)

Stéfanie Urbain
Barreau du Québec Member
Delegate to the Commissioner of Complaints
McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)

«Intervening in Challenging Behaviors: Perspectives from a Complaints Commissioner / Ombudsman»

Learning objectives:

1.    Become familiar with the complaint system of the Quebec health network
2.    Develop skills to recognize and better intervene during difficult behaviors with the patient / family and with peers

Dr Erika Nguyen
Pediatric Anesthesiologist
McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)

«Perioperative Management of Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder»

Learning objectives:

1.    Define the features of autism spectrum disorder (ASD)  
2.    Identify the perioperative risks associated with ASD
3.    Understand the importance of establishing an individualized plan  
       a.  Non pharmacological elements
       b.  Pre-medication  
4.    Recognize the challenges of patients with ASD in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU/ Recovery Room)
5.    The perioperative journey of a pediatric patient with ASD at the Montreal Children’s Hospital


Dr François Marquis
Internist intensivist
CIUSSS de l'Est-de-l'Île-de-Montréal

«Is there a Professional in the Airplane?»

Learning objectives:

1.    To gain a brief comprehension of the legal framework
2.    Name the most common pathologies that may require intervention in the aircraft
3.    Know the means available to the health professional while flying



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