lac lemy

November 10-12, 2011

Hilton Lac-Leamy Hotel



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Upcoming Events


November 5-6, 2010

Allergy in Clinical Care

Canadian Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology

Annual Scientific Meeting

Victoria Conference Centre,
Victoria, British Columbia

CSAIC Brochure Victoria 2010.pdf




By Cheryl Connors, Executive Director

With great enthusiasm, we would like to announce the dates and location of our very special Tenth Anniversary ASED conference! The conference will take place November 10-12, 2011 at the five-star Hilton Lac-Leamy in Gatineau, Quebec (minutes from downtown Ottawa). We felt it was particularly appropriate to mark this special event by holding the conference in Canada’s Ottawa Capital Region.  

We are also pleased to announce that Lisa Cicutto, PhD, CAE, and one of the two recipients of the 2009 A Les McDonald Award for Innovation & Excellence in Respiratory Care & Education, has agreed to chair the Conference Planning Committee. We will once again be sending out Calls for Plenary Session Speakers & Topics as well as Workshops & Facilitators. Lisa has already assembled an enthusiastic team of planners, who will be carefully reviewing the feedback from Whistler and seeking your input to make our tenth anniversary conference our best ever. (Don’t I always say that?)  

The conference will take place at the luxurious Hilton Lac-Leamy Hotel. The hotel is just 10 minutes (6 km) from downtown Ottawa in Gatineau, Quebec. (Some of us older folks will still remember it as Hull!). The hotel is situated on the shore of Lake Leamy and Des Carrieres Lake, bordered by a beautiful, all-season walking/biking trail. The fitness/recreation area is state of the art. The swim-in/out all season heated pools & Norwegian sauna baths reminded me of the pool area at Whistler (which we knew was going to be a tough act to follow). Travelling to Ottawa for meetings several times a year, I had never been to the Hilton Lac-Leamy so was amazed that such a unique and special hotel was so close to downtown Ottawa and all of the sites that Ottawa has to offer.

Ottawa-area hotel prices are pricier than some parts of the country but we were still able to secure a fantastic rate of $163. That’s why we’re giving you lots of advance notice so you will have time to budget! The hotel is relatively new and the rooms are large, beautifully decorated and all offer breathtaking views of the lake. (For the ladies, bathrooms are huge, with Italian marble tile and deep mahogany cabinetry. And there is a 17-treatment room spa on site.) There is a casino and theatre on the property as well as shops, six restaurants, state-of-the art fitness facilities & activities (tennis courts, playgrounds, video arcade).  

To take a peek at the hotel:  

For those of you have not been to the Ottawa-Gatineau region before, make sure you plan to take some time to tour some of the area’s attractions ­ Parliament Hill, museums for every interest (Canadian Museum of Civilization, National Gallery of Canada, Canadian War Museum), the Rideau Canal and of course, not trip to Ottawa would be complete without spending some fun time in the Byward Market area, filled with restaurants and bars.  

It is definitely going to be fun planning for our tenth anniversary conference. I just checked and traditional 10th anniversary presents are aluminum and tin... but modern is diamond jewelry…

Have a wonderful summer!









Recertification Update

The CNRC Certification Management Committee (CMC) met in May in Calgary. One of the many items on the agenda was to review the current recertification guide and application. The CMC has agreed to greatly simplify the exam guide. They are currently working on creating simplified forms (check boxes) and easing the restrictions on maximum hours allowed for professional development activities. Any CAEs and CREs who are due to recertify now are permitted to wait for the new guide and will not be considered late/lapsed. We will be working on the new guide over the summer and will get it out to you a.s.a.p. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Cheryl Connors at

Exam Date Changing in 2011

We wanted to give everyone a heads-up about an important change to the CAE, CRE and COPD-only exam (for current CAEs) exam dates. This year’s exams will take place as usual on Saturday, November 6, 2010. Traditionally, exams have always been held on the first Saturday in November. However, starting in 2011, the exam date will now change to the first Saturday in June. (Saturday, June 4, 2011).

The exam date change will help ease the burden in the office of having the exams and conference occurring at the same time of year. (Who ever thought that was a good idea? Ed Note)

Addition to the CNRC Family

We are pleased to announce the birth of a new “member” of the CNRC family, Certification Management Chair, Heather Sharpe, gave birth to daughter Sophie on June 8th. Heather, continuing to prove her dedication to CNRC, still spent three days in May at our Certification Management Committee & Item-Writing meeting. Our best wishes to Heather & family!