2020 Conference

April 26, 2019 – May 03, 2020

This year’s focus will be Cardiac Issues

on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas

Our Keynote Speaker is Dr. Alejandro Floh, MD, MSc, FRCPC.

Conference Prices

Conference Fee  – $375.00
Early Booking by September 30, 2019 – $350.00

About Dr. Alejandro

Cardiac Intensivist in the
Department of Cardiac Critical Care Medicine
at the Hospital for Sick Children

Dr. Floh graduated from the University of Toronto in 2001. Following residency in Pediatrics at McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton, he trained in Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

He completed his Master of Science focusing on research methodology and design through the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.  Dr. Floh started on staff in the Cardiac Critical Care Unit at the Hospital for Sick Children in 2012.  In addition to his clinical duties in the Department of Critical Care, he is also a member of the Labatt Family Heart Centre’s Single Ventricle Team.  

His research has focused primarily on the inflammatory, metabolic and endocrine response to pediatric cardiopulmonary bypass, critical care nutrition, and resource stewardship.

Speaker: Sandra Hall

I have been a registered nurse for 19 years.  I started my career on the cardiac unit at SickKids in Toronto, working there for 2 years, learning about congenital heart defects and their management.  

I then moved to the Cardiac ICU at SickKids for the next 4 years, caring for patients before and following surgical repairs of heart defects.  In an effort to expand my knowledge base and experience, I spent 12 years on the Critical Care Response team at SickKids, where I helped to care for, resuscitate and stabilize critically ill patients outside of the ICU setting.  

This involved many cardiac patients, and gave me the opportunity to share some of my knowledge with other care providers.  

In 2018 I entered a new stage in my career.  I currently work at Guelph General Hospital, a community hospital in Ontario.  I am the clinical educator for the Special Care Nursery, Paediatrics and Ambulatory Care.  

I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and experience, in an effort to ensure we provide the most complete, current and evidence based care to our vulnerable populations.

Speaker: Leslie Laurio

Leslie Laurio graduated from university of Western Ontario with a BScN in 2010. Over the last 9 years she has gained invaluable experience in paediatric cardiology, home care and critical care nursing – where she has worked the last 8 years. Within the Cardiac Critical Care Unit at the hospital for sick children Leslie has thrived and become an asset to the unit.

Taking on many leadership roles including practice and education Council – supporting unit and hospital wide initiatives for standardizing procedures and safe practice initiatives.

She has also been a member of the code blue team, RN council representative, and currently a member of the CCCU clinical support team. She has expanded her leadership and coaching skills by becoming a instructor for basic life support to colleagues and families.

As well as instructor to various levels of health care providers in the training of paediatric advanced life support (PALS), paediatric emergency assessment, recognition & stabilization and is clinical instructor at Humber college