11-Apr-2019 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
NAIT Centre for Applied Technology (CAT)
11762 – 106 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5G 2R1


CCHL - Northern Alberta Chapter Event
NAIT Advanced Medical Simulation & Alberta College of Family Physicians

"A Collective Response to the Opioid Crisis"

11 April 2019

NAIT Centre for Applied Technology (CAT)
11762 – 106 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5G 2R1

Graham Werstiuk currently the Acting Director for the Centre for Advanced Medical Simulation at NAIT supporting simulation-based education for 18 different health programs and external partners. Previously he spent 5 years as full-time faculty for Respiratory Therapy and as the Chair of the Applied Research Committee for the School of Health Sciences. Graham also spent 10 years as a Registered Respiratory Therapist in adult critical care at the University of Alberta Hospital and Fox Flight Air Ambulance. Recent research contributions include the costing of red blood cell transfusions in the Alberta Health care system and a contributing author to Navigating Medical Emergencies: An interactive guide to patient management for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
The Centre for Advanced Medical Simulation at NAIT supports hands-on immersive simulation in a flexible interprofessional setting to ensure the highest standard of education to enhance patient safety by providing adaptable real-world scenarios.
The centre supports the hands-on applied learning needs of NAIT’s allied healthcare programs as well as the simulation needs of industry and NAIT partners.
Terri Potter is the Executive Director with the Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP). The ACFP has been working with primary care partners to create a collective response to the opioid crisis and believes that the complexity of the crisis will require a multifaceted solution including, but not limited to: knowledge translation, education and mentorship, patient attachment, continuity of care, chronic disease management, pain management, mental health, harm reduction and community resource planning. Terri has been instrumental in bringing family physicians together to create community-based recommendations. She has been working to bring the voice of the family physician into Provincial discussions on crisis response, funding, resource planning, and policy development. Terri maintains certification in project management, association management, training and facilitation.

Agenda: 17:00 – 17:30
17:30 – 17:45
17:45 – 18:30
18:30 – 19:30
19:30 – 20:00
Registration & Networking (CAT Foyer)
Welcome & Introductions
CAT Tour, Simulation Experience & Debrief
ACFP Guest Speaker: “Opioid Awareness – Leadership Lessons Learned”
Prices CCHL Member:
Student Member:
Non Member:

Thank you to our sponsors!


Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1.75 Category I credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.
Refund and Cancellation Policy:  
For full refund, cancellations must be received no later than ten (10) days prior to the scheduled event. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after that date. Substitutions for persons attending can be made up to the start of the event without charge. In circumstances where the Chapter cancels an event, all registered for that event are eligible for transfer or full refund.