49th Annual Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses General Meeting and Scientific Sessions

Dates: June 24-27 2018

** 2nd Call for Abstracts Extension**

Deadline Extension – 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.

Please forward your abstracts and share your knowledge of:

-Best practice

-Successes

-Original research

-Case studies

-Literature reviews

-Quality improvement projects

-Proven treatment

-Nursing techniques

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 (to ensure unbiased consideration):
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.
- 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.

- If the applicant is interested in being considered for any award or scholarship (see link below) please note this at the time of abstract submission.

CANN award guidelines are available on the CANN website: http://www.cann.ca/awards and below.

Guidelines for Workshop Submissions:

Please include in abstract

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.

Abstract guidelines and template:www.cann.ca/guidelines

To note: All presenters must register for the conference at least for the day of their presentation and pay the applicable registration fee.

Please forward your abstracts to: Nova Scotia 2018 Scientific Chairs Christine Price, Cynthia Isenor, and Emily Hart

christine.price@nshealth.ca

*Please make your email subject “CANN 2018 Abstract Submission”

*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 the scientific chairs, please contact them at the above email.

Deadline for abstract submissions: DEADLINE EXTENSION

Critical Date:

  • January 8th, 2018 - 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.

Award, Bursary or Scholarship

Guidelines

(Taken from the CANN website)

Medtronic Award

$1000.00 Travel Grant from Medtronic

The Medtronic Award will be presented to the author or authors of a written paper, which demonstrates the achievement of excellence in the area of neuromodulation or neuroscience nursing clinical practice. It is expected that the money will be used to assist the recipient with travel expenses to attend the annual meeting to present their paper.

ELIGIBILITY

  1. At least one of the author(s) is a general/honorary member of the Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses (CANN) and was a general/honorary member in the preceding year;
  2. The author(s) stipulates in writing the intention to seek the award by the call for abstracts deadline; the deadline is November 1st of each year.
  3. The author(s) is prepared to present the paper at the CANN Annual Meeting in the year the award is being presented.
  4. The paper contains original work by the author(s);
  5. The paper may be an adaptation from a previous work by author(s); this must be stated;
  6. The award may not be presented to the same author(s) two consecutive years.

CONTENT

  1. The paper is written according to the manuscript guidelines for publication;
  2. The author(s) presents a logical development of ideas based on scientific evidence;
  3. The author(s) demonstrate creativity and originality;
  4. The paper has implications for neuroscience nursing practice, education, administration or research;
  5. The paper is relevant to current trends in neuroscience nursing;
  6. Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of the topic.

STYLE

  1. The paper is written according to the manuscript guidelines for publication as established by the Canadian Journal of Neuroscience Nursing

SELECTION

  1. The paper is selected by the Scientific Program Committee through consultation with the scientific liaison and editor of CJNN;
  2. The Scientific Program Committee reserves the right to withhold the award if no paper meets the specifications;
  3. The Scientific Program Committee must receive papers for consideration by February 15.

PRESENTATION

1. A representative of the Medtronic Ltd. will be on hand at the Annual Meeting to present the award.

PUBLICATION

  1. The completed paper must be submitted to the editor of CJNN, or designee (e.g. Peer reviewer) at the Annual Meeting for publication;
  2. The monetary portion of the award will be withheld until publication in CJNN.

Brain Tumour Foundation Award

$1500.00 from BTF of Canada

The Brain Tumour Foundation award is presented to a member of the Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses (CANN) who demonstrates excellence in neuroscience nursing related to brain tumours. Established in honour of Pamela Del Maestro, RN, BSc, CANN member and a co-founder of Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, the award includes the publication of the winner’s paper in the Canadian Journal of Neuroscience Nursing.

ELIGIBILITY

  1. At least one of the author(s) is a general/honorary member of the Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses (C.A.N.N.) and was a general/honorary member in the preceding year;
  2. The author(s) stipulates in writing the intention to seek the award by the call for abstracts deadline; the deadline is November 1st of each year.
  3. The author(s) is prepared to present the paper at the C.A.N.N. Annual Meeting in the year the award is being presented;
  4. The paper contains original work by the author(s);
  5. The paper may be an adaptation from a previous work by author(s); this must be stated;
  6. The award may not be presented to the same author(s) in two consecutive years.
  7. The author may not be the recipient of any other CANN award in the same given year
  8. The successful recipient(s) will write a letter of appreciation to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and outline how the award has been utilized to improve their practice.

CONTENT

  1. The paper is approached from a nursing perspective;
  2. The paper is relevant to care of patients with brain tumors;
  3. The author(s) presents a logical development of ideas based on scientific evidence;
  4. The author(s) demonstrate creativity and originality;
  5. The paper has implications for neuroscience nursing practice, education, administration or research;
  6. The paper is relevant to current trends in neuroscience nursing with brain tumor patients;
  7. Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of the topic.

STYLE

  1. The paper is written according to established guidelines for the writing of a manuscript as per Canadian Journal of Neuroscience Nursing (CJNN) guidelines.
  2. The paper shall not exceed 20 double-spaced typed pages.

SELECTION

  1. The Scientific Program Committee selects the paper: in collaboration with the editor of CJNN and the Scientific Liaison.
  2. The Scientific Program Committee reserves the right to withhold the award if no paper meets the specifications;
  3. Papers for consideration must be received by the Scientific Program Committee by February 15 of each year.

PRESENTATION

  1. A representative of the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada will present the award at the Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions.

PUBLICATION

  1. The completed paper must be submitted to the editor of CJNN, or designee (e.g. Peer reviewer) at the Annual Meeting for publication;
  2. The monetary portion of the award will be withheld until publication in CJNN.

Jessie Young Certification Bursary

Cost of Certification/ Renewal

The Jessie Young Certification Bursary Award was established to promote continuing professional education in line with the mission and vision of CANN. This bursary provides financial support to qualified CANN members to pursue CNA certification in Neuroscience Nursing. (https://nurseone.ca/certification). The bursary may be awarded to one or more individuals depending on available funds.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

GUIDELINES

  1. This bursary is open to registered nurses who have worked in neurosciences and are members of CANN in good standing for at least two years.
  2. Successful candidate(s) must agree to write a letter to be published in the CJNN describing how completion of the course will advance their neuroscience nursing.

APPLICATION

A complete application consists of:

  1. A completed application form.
  2. Proof of registration to write the certification exam, or proof of certification renewal.
  3. Evidence of amount of registration and or renewal fees.
  4. Proof of current registration with provincial nursing association.
  1. One letter of reference from a person who has had the opportunity to assess your work.

Acceptable references include:

  • Another member of CANN
  • Manager
  • Educator (institution or hospital)

Application Deadline:

  1. The closing date for receipt of applications for the Jessie Young Certification Bursary is May 31st, 2018.

The Jessie Young Certification Bursary will next be awarded in June 2018. Applications will be received from those who write and renew in this next CNA certification period.

For your information:

CNA Certification Deadlines:

Deadline for applications for initial certification or renewal by exam.

Spring – January 10 – March 1, 2018

Fall – June 1 – September 10, 2018

Deadline for online applications for renewals by continuous learning.

January 10 – November 1, 2018

Marlene Reimer Research Award

$2000 plus

The Marlene Reimer Research Award was established to promote neuroscience nursing research in line with the mission and vision of CANN. This award provides financial support to qualified nurses to pursue a research project focusing directly on neuroscience patient care issues relevant to the scope of nursing practice in Canada. Amount awarded is determined yearly. The award may be awarded to one or more individuals depending on available funds

Guidelines for Funding Request:

  1. Research funds will be allocated yearly based on numbers of requests;
  2. Application deadline is November 1st annually
  3. The total Marlene Reimer Research Award be $2000 plus the net profit from the Run for Research of the previous year; to be reviewed annually at the midyear meeting by the BOD;
  4. Fundable projects will focus directly on neuroscience patient care issues;
  5. Projects will focus on issues within the scope of nursing practice in Canada;
  6. The primary investigator must be a nurse and an active member of CANN, in the preceding year;
  7. A letter of request plus the proposal shall be sent to the chairperson of the Research Committee (may be sent electronically);
  8. An additional two copies of the proposal will be mailed electronically to the research committee; one copy includes identifying information (research team members, health care setting) and the second copy does not include this information.
  9. A letter or support from management/clinical supervisor describing the contribution of this neuroscience nursing research study proposal should accompany the application;
  10. The research proposal shall include the following:
  • Title of project
  • Names and qualifications of the principal and co-investigators
  • Purpose of the project
  • Methodology (including sample, procedures and data analysis plan)
  • Evidence of consent by the Ethics Committee of the institution/agency from which the research subjects will be selected, if applicable
  • Budget and time frame
  • Amount of money requested from CANN.

  1. The proposed budget should include the following headings:
  • Professional Services
  • Supplies
  • Services
  • Travel (does not include funding for travel to present findings at annual CANN meeting)
  • Equipment

  1. Proposal should also include details about other funding sources; including those confirmed and those pending;

  1. The Research Committee will review proposals and notify the Board of Directors on decisions about funding awards:
  2. The award will be given to the recipient at the time the decision is made and official recognition will be given at the annual meeting luncheon;
  3. Those who receive funding shall provide progress reports to the Research Committee upon request;
  4. The deadline for applications for research funds will be November 1st and will be published in CJNN;
  5. Researchers are expected to publish their results in CJNN and present them at the Annual Meeting ;
  6. Researchers must submit a report of their research to the Research Committee.

Research Committee: skady@shaw.ca


Thank you to the Saskatchewan Chapter of CANN for hosting the 48th Annual AGM and Scientific Sessions. Their commitment to CANN, passion for Neuroscience Nursing and hospitality was appreciated by all! Well done Saskatoon!

Running Back to Saskatoon!

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AGM Agenda

Conference Sponsors:

Platinum Level

  • Sanofi Genzyme
  • Medtronic

Silver Level

  • Abbott
  • AbbVie
  • Alberta Health Services
  • Bayer
  • Boston Scientific
  • Codman
  • MicroVention Terumo
  • Penumbra
  • Stryker
  • UCB

Bronze Level

  • Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
  • OrangeTheory
  • Saskatchewan Union of Nurses

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