As with many organizations across Alberta, AOHNA had to cancel our 2020 Occupational Health Nurses Professional Development Conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic and had hoped that we would be able to hold the rescheduled event in May 2021. However, in consideration of the ongoing restrictions on gatherings, the AOHNA Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2021 in person Conference. As a result, we have organized a series of educational offerings with a focus on mental health and wellness and giving back to our members….introducing… the AOHNA Symposium Series!
During the last year, we all have had to navigate unchartered waters. We have faced what will most likely be the greatest storm of our era. This challenge is not just affecting OHNs; it is not just affecting Albertans; it is affecting everyone. In some ways, the pandemic has enhanced the value of OHNs and the role you play in helping our communities recover, however there will be a multitude of lessons learned as we emerge from the pandemic with one of the most concerning being a tsunami of issues related to mental health. Management of mental health and accommodation of employees at work and how mental health issues have a significant impact on workplace attendance and safety is more important now than ever before.
It is also important to maintain your own mental health…which is why our 2021 Symposium Series is making this a huge focus not only for AOHNA, but for each and every one of our members. We truly hope that you will join us either live or on-demand, earn educational credits and network virtually with your peers!
Click here to access the Symposium details including the session and presenter information and also to register at special member’s only rates!