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.


Registration is on Eventbrite, click the button below to register

Scientific Sessions Abstracts: Click HERE

Conference Program: Click HERE

The conference will take place at the Atlantica Hotel Halifax close to downtown and local shopping streets with their respective historic attractions and exceptional culinary experiences.

Accomodations: Please book directly with the hotel using this LINK (for the Saturday to Wedesday nights) as it is very important participants are given the group rate and the organizers are credited for the block of rooms booked! Room rates are $159 (+tax and fees). You can also call, or email the hotel


If you wish to book outside of these conference dates (up to 3 days pre conference and 3 days post conference) call or email the hotel directly (info above), and you will be given the conference rate.

These are the methods to book for the conference at The Atlantica. There is no special conference code.

Available CANN Awards

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. ( The bursary may be awarded to one or more individuals depending on available funds.



  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.


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 wrote and renewed in the 2016 and 2017 CNA certification periods.

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:

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!

Click here to see the Program

Read the Abstracts in English here

Lisez les résumés en français ici

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

2016 47th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions

Keep Calm and Neuro On

London, ON

2016 AGM June 16th Agenda

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Thank you to everyone who was able to join us in St. John's, Newfoundland for the CANN 46th Annual General Meeting and Scientific Sessions! Read the highlights here