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Keynote Speakers

To many, Jann Arden is one of Canada’s most gifted singer-songwriters. What you may not know is that she’s also a brilliant storyteller and, like many Canadians, a devoted family caregiver. In her candid style, Jann will give us a captivating — and at times hilarious — account of her own health difficulties as well as her mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s. They illustrate the unique role nurses have as they share in the most joyful, devastating and vulnerable times in a person’s life. Jann’s stories will make you remember why you chose such a challenging and rewarding career.

Tim Porter-O’Grady, senior partner with an international health-care consulting firm and one of North America’s most highly respected and engaging health experts.

Sheila Tlou, director of the UNAIDS regional support team for eastern and southern Africa, as well as an educator, politician and activist who led real change in the fight against HIV.

Nik Nanos, chairman of Nanos Research and global fellow at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

Sheri Price, Dalhousie University nursing professor and scientist in the women’s health program at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax.

Board of Directors - Dawn Tisdale
Dawn Tisdale, CNA board representative, Canadian Nursing Students’ Association