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Navigating the Now: A Poem for ORNAC Nurses During COVID

Thank you for attending!

Welcome to ORNAC’s first virtual national Perioperative nursing conference!

Due to the global climate, we were saddened to have to cancel our in person conference in Victoria, British Columbia!  We have adapted, like everyone else, and now are very excited to offer this new format.  We have an exciting educational program which is current and relevant.  

We are also very appreciative to our sponsoring vendors who we are again excited to partner with.  We will have a very unique “virtual exhibit hall” where you will be able to see their latest products and interact directly with them.  

The sessions will be available “live”, or can be viewed after the conference for months to come.  Join us in making this conference another success for ORNAC!

Conference Planning Committee



Officially formed in 1983, the Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC) is a member of the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) Canadian Network of Nursing Specialties and the national voice for perioperative registered nurses across Canada. This not for profit association has a volunteer board of directors representing every province in Canada as well as the domains of Leadership, Education and Advanced Practice. ORNAC works to promote excellence by demonstrating leadership in patient safety, and by enabling best practice, career advancement and professional development for perioperative nurses.


ORNAC wants patients to benefit from safe and effective care by having perioperative practice performed at a high standard, and having perioperative nurses lead the development of effective perioperative teams.

National and International collaboration with aligned organizations is important to ORNAC as seen through work with Accreditation Canada and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute and International Federation of Perioperative Nurses. ORNAC endorses initiatives for “Safer Healthcare Now” as well as CSA Standards on multiple subjects such as perioperative safety, sterilization and health care facilities.

ORNAC has a focus on CNA certification for Perioperative Registered Nurses [CPN( C)] and provides a webinar for ORNAC Members to support certification preparation. It is the mandate of the ORNAC Standards Committee to develop and review national standards for perioperative registered nursing practice every two years. Content expertise has been provided by Perioperative Registered Nurses across Canada and reflects current practice, research, and review of medical/surgical literature.

ORNAC strives for “Excellence, every patient, every time.”