Bioethics week Nov 7-11 - flyer of events

There are some very interesting presentations at SickKids Bio-Ethics week running Nov 7-11.

Please check out the flyer of events for more details.

NICU retreat brings together parents from Sunnybrook, Mount Sinai and SickKids

Tri-Hospital Parent Advisories
“Best Practices for Our NICUs”

Saturday, November 5th 2011
Sunnybrook Hospital, 2075 Bayview Avenue

8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast

9:00 - 9:30 Welcome and introductions

9:30 - 10:00  "Beyond "Giving Back": Lessons Learned by Veteran Parent Volunteers" - Frank Gavin founded the Canadian Family Advisory Network (CFAN) and currently serves as CFAN's National Liaison.

10:00 - 10:30 “Peer Support: the important role”, Mt Sinai

10:30 - 11:00 coffee break

11:00 - 11:30 “Getting to Yes: family and staff partnerships at Sick Kids NICU”, SickKids

11:30 - 12:00 “The effectiveness of a Paid Parent”; Sunnybrook

12:00 - 12:30 Lunch with speakers Dr. Diambomba, Mount Sinai & Dr Ng, Sunnybrook

12:30 - 1:00 Group discussion/wrap up

For more information or if you are interested in attending (spots are limited) please contact Kate.Robson AT

Janis Purdy and I will share activities at SickKids' NICU family council and we look forward to a good learning and networking opportunity for parents and staff focused on patient and family engaged care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.