Home > Events > 2018 CNA Biennial Convention > Program

Program

MONDAY, JUNE 18

07:00-20:00
Registration and information

18:30-19:30
Convention launch speaker (open to the public):
Timothy Caulfield, professor of health law and science policy, author of Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?

HEALTH IN THE AGE OF FAKE NEWS, SCIENCE SPIN AND CELEBRITY NOISE

FREE and open to the public! (Registration required)

Popular culture is filled with health myths, pseudoscientific noise and dangerous conspiracy theories. In this fun and provocative presentation, Timothy Caulfield will debunk some of the most pernicious falsehoods and explore the cultural forces driving the rise and spread of health misinformation, including celebrity culture, social media and cognitive biases. Specifically, Caulfield will:

  • Outline the forces twisting what we hear about health and bioscience
  • Analyze health-care provider obligations in relation to misinformation and health myths
  • Explain how nurses can help the public and patients cut through the noise

19:30-21:00
Opening reception: exhibits, refreshments


TUESDAY, JUNE 19

07:00-17:00
Registration and information

08:00-09:30
Opening ceremonies (watch live on Facebook)

08:15-08:30

Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor will deliver remarks (watch live on Facebook).

09:30-10:15
Opening keynote speaker: Stu Schwartz

MY JOURNEY

Over 500 Canadians are diagnosed with cancer every day, but few have shared their story as publicly and passionately as Ottawa’s Stu Schwartz. The popular radio host and Senators hockey team public address announcer was first diagnosed with leukemia in February 2016 and has been a true friend of nursing ever since. He calls nurses the “heart and soul” of the health-care system, praising the impact of their tireless efforts to guide him through his treatment journey from diagnosis to full recovery. Schwartz is an exceptional storyteller who will launch the first day of our convention and make you proud to be a nurse.

10:15-11:00
Networking break

11:00-12:30
Concurrent panel presentations
Concurrent panel presentations are led by nurses whose abstracts have been selected by peer review. Presentations are 60 minutes followed by 30 minutes for discussion.

12:30-13:30
Networking lunch

13:30-15:00
Plenary panel presentation (watch live on Facebook)

NURSING LEADERSHIP, NARRATIVES AND ACCELERATING SYSTEM CHANGE

As leaders within multidisciplinary teams and independent practice, nurses are increasingly asked to find workable solutions to complex, seemingly intractable problems. While leadership has received great attention in nursing education, does training prepare nurses for leadership in clinical practice? How can experienced nurses address contemporary leadership challenges? How can any nurse be an accelerator for health system change? Moderated by Dr. Alika Lafontaine, this session will feature a panel of dynamic nurse experts early in their careers and respond to questions such as: What are the core leadership competencies to achieve system change? How can I have system impact, whether or not I have an official title? What is the role of narratives in system change? And how can I accelerate system change through understanding and shaping narratives?

MODERATOR:

  • Dr. Alika Lafontaine, Anesthesiologist; Collaborative Team Leader, Indigenous Health Alliance

PANELLISTS:

  • Rajet Anand, RN, Innomar Strategies and the Jewish General Hospital
  • Robert Fraser, RN, Author and Digital Tool Strategist; Adjunct Assistant Professor at Western University
  • Sarah Painter, Flight Nurse, STARS Air Ambulance; M.Sc. student; board member, Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba
  • Paisly Symenuk, President, Global Association of Student and Novice Nurses
  • Isabelle Wallace, MScN student, University of Ottawa; former Junior Nurse Consultant, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada

15:00-15:30
Networking break

15:30-17:00
Solution labs and PechaKucha 20X20s — SURE TO BE A CONVENTION HIGHLIGHT!

Solution labs are inspiring presentations that showcase innovative nursing solutions being put into action by the country’s largest health profession. In the 90 minutes allotted, you’ll be able to attend three labs (each will be a 25-minute oral presentation followed by a five-minute discussion).

PechaKucha 20X20s are dynamic and engaging presentations that contain 20 slides, each lasting 20 seconds, for a presentation of 6 minutes and 40 seconds. You’ll be able to attend multiple presentations on a range of topics.

The solution labs and PechaKucha 20X20s run concurrently and are led by RNs who submitted abstracts (selected by a peer-review panel) on one of the following topics:

ACCESSIBILITY:
Delivering care that is equitable, timely and affordable

PERSON-CENTRED CARE:
Helping patients and clients be partners in their health

HEALTH PROMOTION AND CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT:
Empowering people to take charge of their health

TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION:
Using advancements to make health care better

COOPERATION AND COLLABORATION:
How teams and other sectors contribute to health

18:00-21:30
Awards banquet and entertainment
(ticket purchase necessary)

Join us for an evening of fine dining, entertainment and a chance to celebrate individual RNs.

CNA will present its highest honour, the Jeanne Mance Award. Nurses nominated for this prestigious award have made outstanding contributions to nursing and the health of Canadians. Their work has raised public awareness of the nursing profession and has influenced the way it is practised in Canada and abroad.

As well, five Orders of Merit will be bestowed to nursing leaders in the areas of clinical practice, education, administration, research and policy. These nurses have made significant and innovative contributions to health care and brought increased status and public recognition to the nursing profession.

We will also be recognizing two health-care facilities with Employer Recognition Awards for exemplary support of the CNA Certification Program and CNA-certified registered nurses.


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20

07:30-12:00
Registration and information

08:30-09:30
Keynote speaker: Anne Marie Rafferty, professor of nursing policy, Florence Nightingale faculty of nursing and midwifery, King’s College London, U.K. (watch live on Facebook)

THE FUTURE IS NURSING: GETTING AHEAD OF THE CARE CURVE

Current trends in health care — managing chronic diseases, caring for an aging population with multi-morbidities and understanding shifts in technology — are generating the demand for a different distribution and calibre of care skills. Nurses are an important part of the solution. But are we moving quickly enough to get ahead of the care curve? In her presentation, Anne Marie Rafferty will ask: what do we need to do now to ensure society is well nursed in the future? With whom do we have to work to ensure that happens? Drawing on evidence and examples from across Europe, North America and low-to-medium income countries, this presentation will first consider how nurses are responding to societal needs and, next, focus on what needs to be done now to future-proof care for a sustainable future.

09:30-10:00
Networking break

10:00-11:30
Solution labs and PechaKucha 20X20s

11:30-12:30
Networking lunch

12:30-14:00
Solution labs and PechaKucha 20X20s

14:00-14:30
Networking break

14:30-14:50
Transfer of the presidential chain of office (watch live on Facebook)

14:50-15:50
Closing keynote speaker: Carolyn Jones, photographic ethnographer and patient

A TRIBUTE TO NURSES

Carolyn Jones had her first real introduction to nursing when a nurse guided her through chemotherapy — a very personal experience. Jones subsequently spent five years interviewing, photographing and filming nurses across the U.S., travelling to places that were dealing with serious public health issues. Along the way she discovered that nurses are uniquely positioned to help guide patients, families and caregivers as they make critical choices about their care, especially end-of-life decisions. Jones presents an outsider-looking-in perspective, inspiring you to think of nursing in ways you never have before and raising the volume on the profession’s voice.

16:00-17:00
President’s reception
Your chance to thank our outgoing president, welcome the incoming president and congratulate the president-elect

SCENT FREE
In consideration of participants who are sensitive or allergic to fragrances, please refrain from wearing scented products.