Monday October 1st,
9:30 11:30 am

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Web 2.0 and the Implications for Health Care

Workshop Facilitators: June Kaminski, RN MSN PhD(c) and Robin Carriere, RN MSN

Web2.0 and the implications for healthcare Please join us for a unique pre-conference workshop which looks to the future of health information management and the internet. The workshop will examine new trends and tools, collectively known as web2.0, which are changing how people use and interact over the internet. This workshop will examine current web2.0 concepts such as wikis, social networking, user-driven content, syndication and folksonomies. Attendees will then be given the opportunity to use and test many of these tools. To close off the session, participants will discuss how these concepts may be applied to their current work and how it could change our methods of creating and sharing knowledge.

This introductory workshop is geared towards people who have no or very little experience with web2.0 concepts and practices and is intended for a non-technical audience. Some knowledge of using the internet is expected. To maximize your experience, please bring a laptop (wireless preferred) to the session. Access to a laptop will be provided for those who are unable to provide their own (but these may need to be shared).


June Kaminski is completing her PhD at the University of BC in Technology Education, Curriculum Studies. Her focus is educational technology, informatics, aesthetics and e-learning for nursing. Currently, she is presently completing her PhD dissertation work on the faculty perceptions of nursing informatics and education culture. June is currently the President-Elect and Director of Communications for the Canadian Nursing Informatics Association (CNIA). She assumed the President role in 2008. She is also the Editor in Charge of Virtual Nursing Practice and Culture for the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI) and a member of the OJNI Board of Directors. As well, she is the Editor in Charge of the Canadian Nursing Informatics Journal She has taught Nursing Informatics related theory and practice content to nursing students and nurses since 1990 at Kwantlen University College in Surrey, BC and presents education and other nursing informatics related information through her website Nursing at

Robin is currently a Clinical Informatics Specialist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. He is also the CNIA Past President (President during the Conference). He completed his Bachelor of Nursing at Laurentian University, in Sudbury, Ontario. Mr. Carriere has had a variety of experiences in nursing informatics and is currently involved in the design and implementation of a computerized provider order entry system (CPOE). His previous experiences include web and multimedia design, IT planning and assessment, database migration, nursing workload, and user training. Mr. Carriere is very involved in the informatics community, currently holding the position of promotions coordinator for the Ontario Nursing Informatics Group and as a member of the Open Nurse group. Mr. Carriere's clinical nursing experience includes pediatric emergency, neonatal intensive care and adult intensive care.


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