2022 Conference

Date: Sunday, September 18 – Monday, September 19
Time: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Sunday) | 7:15 AM – 4:10 PM (Monday)
Location: The Hilton Airport Suites, 1800 Wellington Ave., Winnipeg

Hotel Rooms

A block of rooms has been reserved for MAFCN participants. The Hilton Airport Suites, 1800 Wellington Ave has provided a conference rate of $139.00 plus tax (single or double). This block of rooms is guaranteed at this rate until August 18, 2022. Rooms may be booked by using this special link or by calling the Hilton Sales Co-ordinator, Bhabe, at 204-786-0905, Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5 pm. Please use code MAFCN.


Workshop registration is limited. Seating will be assigned according to the order in which completed registrations are received. Once a session is full, you will be offered a waitlist position. Should a space open up, people on the waitlist will be contacted in the order of registration and offered the space.

If you register for the Onyfix workshop, you will be required to pay the registration fee along with your registration fee.


Please email info@mafcn.ca.

Please help us to accommodate our colleagues who are sensitive to fragrances. Thank you for not wearing any scented products.


Pay via e-transfer (preferred) or PayPal (credit card, debit card or PayPal balance).

E-transfers should be sent to contactmafcn@gmail.com.

If you are a member of MAFCN and your registration is received prior to the early bird deadline (August 28th), your name will be entered in a draw to have your registration fee refunded.

Refund policy: Refund requests will be honoured, less a $50.00 processing fee, if received in writing prior to September 4, 2022. After this date refunds will not be issued, substitutions are permitted.


 On or before Aug 28thAfter Aug 28th
Full Conference$300$350
Sunday only$150$175
Monday only$200$225

(If you are not currently a member but would like member pricing, please complete the membership registration first. Membership is $40.)


 On or before Aug 28thAfter Aug 28th
Full Conference$350$400
Sunday only$175$200
Monday only$225$250


Subject to change.

Sunday, September 18 | 11:00 AM – 7:30 PM

Please note that no lunch will be served on Sunday. There is a restaurant on site in the hotel.

11:00 AMRegistrationExhibitor Hall Open
12:00 – 12:45 PMSclerotherapy
Speaker TBA

This session will provide an overview of the surgical alternative that is available to clients with varicose veins, veins sclerotherapy, ligation and endovenous laser treatment as well as well-being versus medical compression.

12:55 – 2:55 PM
(choose one of two sessions)
Nurse, Nurse what do you see? I see amazing assessment skills offered to me
Tannis Sorge, RN

We start with a review to ensure everyone is on the same page, followed by a demonstration and an opportunity to try some of these skills for yourself. There will be a focus on the vascular and neuropathy assessment skills. If you are wanting to bump your skills to the next level and you’re a hands-on learner, then this workshop is for you.

Max 20 people

Self-employment And Income Taxes – Everything you need to know
Kevin Code CPA, CGA, Talbot & Associates

In this session, you will learn what it means to be self-employed and how to maximize your tax returns with all available expenses and deductions. Common topics such as vehicle expenses, office-in-home claims, and many others will be explored.

Unlimited seating

2:55 – 3:30 PMCoffee Break
3:30 – 5:30 PM
(choose one of three sessions)
Padding & Off-loading Workshop
Dr. Alicia Snider
Sponsored by CPC Healthcare

This workshop will provide a hands-on opportunity to learn about and practice padding techniques to redistribute pressure on corn and callus sites. We will be looking at over the counter products versus hand-made pads..what is better?

Participants will receive a complimentary package of supplies at the workshop.

Please wear of bring a pair of shoes with a removable insole to practice making custom padding.

Max 24 people

Onyfix Nail Correction system – a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment of ingrown & involuted nails
Josee Hunter, RPN Podortho FCN, Instructor
Sponsored by Neubourg healthcare

This workshop will provide:
– an understanding of the pathophysiology of ingrown/involuted nails
– Understanding existing treatment for nail correction
– Understanding mode of action, efficacy, and application methodology of the Onyfix system
– Practical, hands-on training for the correct usage and application of the Onyfix system

Prior to attending this workshop attendees must complete a 3-hour theorical component with the instructor. Details of this will be forwarded to you once you have registered.

MAFCN members $249.00
Non-members $299.00

Minimum 8 / Maximum 20

Wound Assessment & Dressing Selection
Jane McSwiggan, MSc, OT Reg. (MB), IIWCC

After attending the session, the participants will be able to:

• Recognize and describe wound types
• Apply best practice in the assessment of wounds
• Select dressings based on wound assessment

5:30-7:00 PMNetworking Opportunity

Monday, September 19 | 7:15 AM – 4:10 PM

7:15 AM – 8:00 AMRegistration/Breakfast
8:00 – 8:30 AMOpening Remarks / Meet the Vendors
8:30 – 9:15 AMHow to purchase equipment -What you should ask – What info do you need
Cathy Silcox, Co-Owner of CPC Healthcare Inc

MDEL? CSA? MIFU? – What does all this mean? This session will provide an overview of the things you need to know before you purchase medical instruments and why.

9:15 – 10:00 AMNatural Medicine
Dr. Leanne Florence, ND

Naturopathic doctors use a combination of natural medicine and hands on techniques that support and stimulate the body’s innate ability to heal. Join us for an informative discussion about common pathologies in the lower extremity and how they may be linked to chronic inflammation, hormone imbalance and metabolic syndrome.

10:00 – 10:30 AMCoffee break / Shopping Exhibitor Hall
10:30 AM – 11:15 PMHow to treat Foot Pain with Shockwave Therapy
Dr. Nicole Cook, D.C.

This session will be discussing the usage of Shockwave Therapy as a modality and how it relates to foot pain. It is extremely effective in treating conditions like plantar fasciitis and heel spurs, as well as other joint related disfunctions. Shockwave Therapy can also be used for lower kinetic chain dysfunction and help improve overall body biomechanics.

11:15-12:15 PMBest Practices: Compression and Care for Legs & Feet
Alanna Kukura, Pharmacy Assistant Manager/Owner, Munroe Pharmacy

Synopsis: An Introduction of anatomy & physiology of the venous and lymphatic systems, while learning the difference in compression grading, garment types, indications for use plus the benefits, differences, and appropriate use of, topical leg and footcare applications.

12:15Lunch / Shopping Exhibitor Hall
1:15 – 2:00 PMA Step in the Right Direction
Dr. Sujeet Gupta

This session will provide an overview of Podiatry, Risk Factors, Identify an Ageing foot, Treating an Ageing Foot, and Forefoot issues, Case studies

2:00 – 2:45 PMFoot Care Instruments and the Reprocessing Requirements
Gale Schultz, B.N., MDR Consultant and Educator

Review of the infection prevention & control basics as it pertains to foot care instrument reprocessing. Overview of the Canadian reprocessing requirements as it related to foot care instruments.

2:45 – 3:15 PMCoffee break / Shopping Exhibitor Hall
3:15 – 4:00 PMDiabetes Update
Tracy Hoilett, RN, BN, CDE, CPT, Endocrinology Nurse Clinician

This session will provide a review of medications and tools used for Gylcemic management of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.