London is calling...For your abstracts!!

Dates: June 15–17, 2016

Location: Hilton Double Tree Hotel, London, Ontario.

The Ontario West Chapter of the Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses (CANN) invites you to join us and showcase the wonderful work neuroscience nurses are doing across Canada and further afield.

Enjoy your stay at the newly renovated Double Tree hotel in the heart of London. You will enjoy full conference amenities just steps away from shopping on Richmond Row, a lively nightlife, restaurants, museums, outdoor cafes and pubs, and beautiful Victoria Park.

Abstract submissions from the entire spectrum of neuroscience research topics are welcome including:

  • Best practices
  • Case studies
  • Literature reviews
  • Original research
  • Proven treatment, nursing techniques
  • Quality improvement projects and
  • Successes

There are several streams for the conference. When submitting please indicate which stream you are submitting your abstract for consideration to.

  • Neuroscience Basics (building blocks)
  • Vascular (stroke, aneurysm, neuro sx)
  • Neurodegenerative/Muscular
  • Brain Tumor
  • Pediatrics
  • Miscellaneous/General

Abstract Submission Summary

Web Links:

Abstract guidelines, templates:

CANN award guidelines (Brain Tumour Foundation, Medtronic) and CJNN Author are available on the CANN website:

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Additional Notes

Requirements for preparing abstracts

  1. On a single page, the abstract must describe the central theme of the paper, workshop or poster. Maximum length 200 words or fewer.

  1. Type your name and the title of your poster or presentation or workshop on the top of the page. The first author should be the person presenting the paper, workshop or poster.
  1. Submit a second copy of the abstract with the title only. Do not include any names on this second abstract. A blind review process is used for abstract selection.
  1. Indicate the following on the abstract page:
  1. Intended level of audience (basic, advanced, or all participants).
  2. Intended subspecialty (e.g., pediatrics, neurology, neurosurgery, neuro-critical care, etc.).
  3. Preferred format of your session (plenary, concurrent, workshop or poster).

4. Send the following via e-mail only:

Microsoft Word files:

  1. One file of the completed abstract with title and author
  2. One file of the completed abstract with title only
  3. One file with curriculum vitae for each presenter
  4. One file with authors’ information and audiovisual requirements
  5. Your return e-mail address
  6. Completed “CANN abstract Submission Summary” document

5. If you wish your abstract to be considered for one of the awards available, please indicate this with your initial submission on the CANN abstract submission summary sheet you include with your submission. Details of the awards available are at, or speak with your local chapter councilor.

Please forward the above to:

London 2016 Scientific Chair Jean Morrow at:

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 Jean Morrow, please contact her at the above email.

Deadline for abstract submissions:

January 1st, 2016: All abstracts for paper and workshop presentations must be received.

January 1st, 2016: All abstracts for poster presentations must be received.

January 1st, 2016: Intent to submit an application for the Brain Tumour Foundation Award, or Medtronic Award must be received (see below for further information on requirements for these awards).

Additional Guidelines for Workshop Submissions: please indicate

1. The desired length of the workshop (i.e., half a day or one day);

2. The desired minimum and maximum number of workshop participants

3. Learning objectives for the workshop (to be included in abstract submission; please refer to Requirements for Preparing Abstracts p.39 CANN journal or on line

4. AV equipment, room set-up, and other logistic constraints

5. Refreshments and/or meals, name of sponsor(s)

6. Handouts and/or any learning materials required are the responsible of the workshop organizers.

Additional Notes and Award Guidelines

Canadian Journal of Neuroscience Nursing has the first right of refusal for the publication of the Mary Glover, Codman Award, Brain Tumour Foundation, and Medtronic Award papers presented at these scientific sessions.

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


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