Welcome to CANN

The Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses (CANN) sets standards of practice and promotes continuing professional education and research. Members collaborate with individuals, families, interdisciplinary teams and communities to prevent illness and to improve health outcomes for people with, or at risk for, neurological disorders.

CANN 50th Anniversary Logo contest!

In 2019 CANN will be celebrating its 50th anniversary as well as its 50th annual conference and AGM.
To commemorate this milestone of our organization's history, a new CANN logo contest was launched at the 2017 Saskatoon meeting and we are extending the deadline to December 15th, 2017 for submissions.
Please send your logo ideas/drafts/drawings to president@cann.ca December 15th at the latest.

Visit the Annual Scientific Sessions Page here

We're headed to HALIFAX in 2018!

Download the Call for Abstracts Here Submissions Deadline: January 8th 2018

For the 2018 CANN AGM and Scientific Sessions, the Nova Scotia Chapter of CANN is proud to invite all CANN members and professionals to experience the fresh sea air, vibrant culture, and upbeat night life of Halifax, Nova Scotia! Walk the waterfront boardwalk and explore an urban center with rural charm.

The conference will take place at the Atlantica Hotel Halifax that is close to downtown and local shopping streets with their respective historic attractions and exceptional culinary experiences. Let’s look forward to the inevitably inspirational scientific program, sure to be informational to both new and experienced practitioners. All neuroscience nurses and health care professionals are encouraged to contribute to the scientific program.

The 2017 AGM was recorded live and is available for viewing on our Facebook page

Renewal must be completed online prior to April 30th each year for continued access to the Member's only web content

Members please renew online before April 30th! New memberships purchased February 15th to April 30th will include the upcoming membership year (May 1 to April 30)
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Link to purchase text book "Navigating Neuroscience Nursing: A Canadian Perspective"

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History of Neurosurgery Nursing in Halifax (1947 -1997) the first 50 years

Bienvenue à ACIIN

L’Association canadienne des infirmières et infirmiers en neurosciences (ACIIN) établit les standards de pratique de la profession et fait la promotion de l’éducation permanente et de la recherche. Les membres collaborent avec les individus, les familles, les équipes multidisciplinaires et la communauté en général dans le but de prévenir les maladies neurologiques et d’améliorer la santé des gens qui en sont atteints ou qui sont à risque d’en souffrir.


  • Neuro Frenzy 2017

    October 25, 2017

    CANN – Alberta North proudly invites you our 5th Annual Neuro Frenzy 1-day conference, to be held on November 21, 2017.

  • Call for Abstracts- CNA Biennial Convention 2018

    October 9, 2017

    From Insights to Impact: It Starts with Nursing is the theme of the CNA biennial convention being held on June 18-20, 2018 in Ottawa, Ontario.

  • AB-North Chapter Stroke Dinner and Discussion

    September 15, 2017

    CANN invites nurses and all health care professionals for an evening of networking, dinner, and an educational presentation on the hyperacute management of stroke.

  • Call for Abstracts CANN 2018

    September 7, 2017

    Call for Abstracts is OPEN! Submission deadline November 1st 2017 Download the full document and prepare to share the amazing work you do in neuroscience nursing!

  • Association Logo Contest!

    August 30, 2017

    We are looking to re-design the logo to be web friendly and serve as a conference logo for the 50th anniversary year. Submit your design ideas to Jodi Dusik Sharpe CANN president by November 1st 2017.

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  • 2018 Traumatic Brain Injury Conference

    The University Health Network (UHN) is excited to be hosting the 2018 Traumatic Brain Injury Conference an annual, one day event for healthcare practitioners, students, researchers, and community members who encounter traumatic brain injury in their practice. This event will explore topics such as concussion, long-term effects of brain injury, rehabilitation, and sleep/wake disturbances following brain injury from prominent researchers and renowned scholars.

    February 2, 2018 | Toronto, ON

  • CANN 49th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions

    In Halifax we CANN! Join us June 24th to 27th 2018 at the Atlantica Hotel and Conference Centre. Come enjoy the East coast hospitality, great neuroscience nurse networking, and learning opportunities. Call for Abstracts is Open NOW!!

    June 24, 2018 | Halifax, NS

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