Alberta PH Forum

PHA Canada’s first PH Forum in Alberta.

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Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Radisson Red Deer (6500 67 Street)

PHA Canada believes in bringing the PH community together. We are committed to creating opportunities for our members to learn more about PH and to make valuable connections with one another. The Alberta Forum is part of our commitment to making sure that such events are made available to as many people–in as much of the county–as possible. The convenient location of Red Deer was chosen to accommodate participants from both Northern and Southern Alberta. 

The Forum’s program was put together by a great provincial steering committee consisting of Lynn-Marie Cox, Marcin Gozdzik, Gail Nicholson, Cheryl Salvador, Stephanie Ricci, and Heather Zloty. 

Program at a Glance

Keynote Presentation

Support Systems for Coping with Chronic Illness, presented by Kristen Lambert, RSW

Kristen is a registered social worker with experience participating in bedside care of PH patients, including identifying coping skills for dealing with diagnosis and the challenges of living with PH. Kristen completed a Bachelors of Health Sciences, with a major in Addictions Counseling, in 2013 at the University of Lethbridge. She then went on to complete her Bachelors of Social Work in 2015 at the University of Calgary and recently graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Masters of Social Work, specializing in clinical practice. Kristen is registered with the Alberta College of Social Workers and currently works for Alberta Health Services in Addiction and Mental Health. She has also held roles in numerous inpatient hospitals, including the Peter Lougheed Centre, South Health Campus, and the Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brian Injury.

Other Session Topics Include:

  • Nutrition & PH – how to cook tasty, low-sodium meals
  • PH Care & Treatments – find out what’s new and what’s on the horizon
  • Tips & Tricks for Living Well with PH – learn from other PH patients & caregivers how they manage things like travel, exercise & staying positive
  • Ask-a-Medical-Professional Panel – bring your questions for our panel of PH experts
  • And a Very Special Pediatrics Panel – featuring Dr. Ian Adatia (Stollery Children’s Hospital), Karen Janz (McKesson Canada) & Shannon Reitor (Mom to PHighter Adam) 

Plus a free networking lunch for participants who register by September 27th!

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