FINAL CALL for Abstracts Running Back to Saskatoon

FINAL CALL for Abstracts
Deadline - January 27th, 2017


Running Back to Saskatoon
48th Annual General Meeting & Scientific Sessions
Date: June 13-16, 2017
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


The Saskatoon Chapter of CANN invites you to join us and experience our magical prairie
skies and urban parkland river valley. Situated along the South Saskatchewan River, Saskatoon
offers an eclectic collection of hidden gems, just begging to be discovered each waking day,
creating new and unique moments of wonderful surprise for every visitor.
The conference will take place at the Radisson Hotel Saskatoon just steps away from the
riverfront Meewasin Trail. With its central location you can easily connect with our city and
discover the restaurants, shopping, attractions, history and natural beauty.
We are very proud to be hosting the 2017 CANN AGM & Scientific Sessions. We
anticipate an inspiring scientific program with evidence-informed presentations for both novice
and expert practitioners. We invite nurses and other health care professionals from all
neuroscience areas to contribute to our scientific program.
We invite you to share your knowledge of:

  • Best practice
  • Successes
  • Original research
  • Case studies
  • Literature reviews
  • Quality improvement projects
  • Proven treatment, Nursing techniques

Web Links:
Abstract guidelines and template: www.cann.ca/guidelines
CANN award guidelines are available on the CANN website: http://www.cann.ca/awards
Requirements for preparing abstracts (paper, poster, or workshop)
1. On a single page, the abstract must describe the central theme of the paper, workshop or poster. Maximum length 200 words.
2. Type your name and the title of your abstract on the top of the page. The first author should be the person presenting the paper, workshop or poster. Submit a second copy of the abstract with the title only. Do not include any names on this second abstract, as a blind review process is used for abstract selection.
3. Indicate the following on the abstract page:
a. Intended level of audience (basic, advanced, or all participants).
b. Intended subspecialty (e.g., pediatrics, neurology, neurosurgery, neuro-critical care, etc.).
c. Preferred format/time guidelines for sessions.
i. Plenary – 60-90 minutes
ii. Concurrent – 30 minutes
iii. Workshop – 1-2 hours
iv. Poster – 10-15 minutes
4. Please send abstract submissions via email to include:
Microsoft Word files:
a. One file of the completed abstract with title and author
b. One file of the completed abstract with title only
c. One file with curriculum vitae for each presenter
d. One file with authors’ information and audiovisual requirements
e. Your return e-mail address
5. If you would like your abstract to be considered for one of the awards available, please indicate this with your initial submission.
a. Canadian Journal of Neuroscience Nursing has the first right of refusal for the publication of the Mary Glover, Brain Tumor Foundation, and Medtronic Award papers presented at these scientific sessions.
b. All presenters must register for the conference at least for the day of their presentation and pay the applicable registration fee.
Guidelines for Workshop Submissions: PLEASE INDICATE
1. The desired length of the workshop (1-2 hours);
2. The desired minimum and maximum number of workshop participants;
3. Learning objectives for the workshop;
4. AV equipment, room set-up, and other logistic requirements;
5. Handouts and/or any learning materials required are the responsibility of the workshop organizers.
Please forward your abstracts to:
Saskatoon 2017 Scientific Chair Ruth Whelan – ruth.whelan@usask.ca
Acknowledgement of receipt of any files or communication will be sent via email soon after receipt. If you do not receive this acknowledgement, or if you need to communicate with Ruth, please contact her at the above email.


Deadline for abstract submissions: FINAL DEADLINE
Critical Date:
January 27th, 2017 - All abstracts must be received by this date.

If the Brain Tumor Foundation Award or Medtronic Award is being sought, this must be noted at the time of abstract submission.

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