Embracing the theme Neonatal Care: It Takes a Village, CANN 2018 will feature an impressive line-up of speakers, experts and leaders who will address today's emerging topics and trends that are forging the way to improved neonatal nursing care and newborn health. This 2½-day conference will include a combination of pre-conference workshops, general and concurrent sessions, poster presentations, as well as an exhibit component, and a social program allowing plenty of time to network.
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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Oral Presentation – abstract submission deadline extended to JANUARY 24, 2018
Poster Presentation – abstract submission deadline extended to FEBRUARY 23, 2018
The CANN 2018 Conference Planning Committee invites you to submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation.
FULL CONFERENCE – CANN MEMBER: Early Bird Rate $575 / Regular Rate $650
*NOTE: To receive the CANN MEMBER rate, you must be a current member of the Canadian Association of Neonatal Nurses (CANN). You can renew or apply for membership on the CANN website.
FULL CONFERENCE – NON-MEMBER: Early Bird Rate $675 / Regular Rate $750
FULL CONFERENCE – STUDENT (undergraduate program): $400
*NOTE: To receive the STUDENT rate, you must submit proof of enrolment in an undergraduate program by email to email@example.com or by fax to 613-721-3581.
Registration fees include: attendance at all general, concurrent and poster sessions; access to the exhibit hall; continental breakfast on Saturday; lunches and refreshment breaks on Saturday and Sunday; welcome reception on Friday; reception and dinner on Saturday.
FRIDAY ONLY: $100
Friday, April 20, 3 pm – 7:30 pm
Registration fee includes attendance at all conference sessions on Friday only, as well as at the welcome reception.
SATURDAY ONLY: $400
Saturday, April 21, 7 am – 9:30 pm
Registration fee includes attendance at all conference sessions on Saturday only, as well as the continental breakfast, lunch, refreshment breaks, reception and dinner.
SUNDAY ONLY: $300
Sunday, April 22, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Registration fee includes attendance at all conference sessions on Sunday only, as well as lunch and refreshment breaks.
NOTE: All registration fees are subject to applicable taxes (5% GST).
Cancellation and Refund Policy: Refunds of registration fees, less a $25 administration fee, will be issued for cancellations received by Wednesday, April 4, 2018. No refunds will be issued after this date. If you are unable to attend, you may substitute someone in your place. All cancellations and substitution requests must be received in writing. Refunds will be processed after the conference.
CONFERENCE GENERAL SESSION PRESENTATION TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:
- All Things Neonatal (Dr. Michael Harvey)
- Family Integrated Care: Research / Parent Experience (Karen Benzies, Jennifer Taylor, Parent)
- Neuroprotective Care (Kara Ann Waitzman)
- Impact of Neonatal Neuro-Critical Care Programs (Dr. Khorshid Mohammad)
- Community Care for Children with Complex Medical Needs (Jacqueline Tisher, Nicole Cook)
- Feeding Fundamentals in the NICU (Lynn Wolf)
- Feeding the Extremely Premature Neonate
- Respiratory Stabilization at Birth and Current Research (Dr. Georg Schmolzer)
- Moral Distress within the NICU Team (Kimberley Stever)
- Indigenous Inclusion in the Canadian Health Care Experience (Chelsea Crowshoe)
- Care for the Caregiver (Maureen Shogun)
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: Canadian Neonatal Nursing Certification Exam Preparation
Thursday, April 19, 9 am – 5 pm, and Friday, April 20, 9 am – 2:30 pm
This two-day workshop will be a case-based learning opportunity incorporating the new Canadian Neonatal Nursing Competencies to help support nurses preparing to write the Canadian Neonatal Nursing Specialty Certification Exam. Upon completion of the workshop, the learner will be able to identify gaps in knowledge and areas for further study.
The workshop is open to anyone interested in an opportunity to integrate current neonatal knowledge in an interactive and engaging format, but does not replace exam preparation. Participants are expected to have previously studied all exam components (Exam Blueprint and Specialty Competencies - click here) if planning to write the exam in May 2018.
DISCOUNT RATE (also attending the conference): $200
WORKSHOP ONLY (not attending the conference): $250
Registration fees include participation in the workshop, refreshment breaks and a light lunch on both days.
Registration fees are subject to applicable taxes (5% GST).
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: It Takes a Village: In and Beyond the NICU
Friday, April 20, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Going home after weeks and months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit stirs up happiness and stress simultaneously for parents. Once home these babies and parents often encounter health, growth and feeding challenges. Health care professionals in the community are often perplexed as to how to guide these families.
For the first time in Calgary, a mini workshop will be offered to support parents and community health care professionals caring for babies after the NICU hospitalization. Parents will hear practical advice to manage the challenges at home. Parents with premature babies, late preterm babies, and sick newborns of any gestation are invited. Community health partners are encouraged to join the workshop to hear tips they can share with their clients. Together we will build an informed village to support babies and families after NICU discharge.
HEALTH CARE PROVIDER: $75
PARENT (rate subsidized CPBF): $25
Registration fees include participation in the workshop, refreshment breaks and a light lunch.
Registration fees are subject to applicable taxes (5% GST).
The Westin Calgary
320 4th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2S6
Hotel Phone: 403-266-1611
Central Reservations: 888-627-8417
The Westin Calgary hotel is ideally situated in downtown Calgary, offering the best of the city at your doorstep.
The Calgary International Airport is located approximately 15 kilometres from The Westin Calgary hotel, and taxi fare to the hotel is $30 to $40.
The Westin Calgary hotel offers self-parking and valet parking.
TO RESERVE A HOTEL ROOM
A limited number of hotel rooms have been secured for our group at a special rate of $159 for a Traditional Room.
Our group rate will only be available until Wednesday, April 4, 2018, or until our group block is sold out, whichever comes first. After that point, any new reservation will be subject to availability at the daily rate applicable at the time of reservation.
The rate is applicable per room, per night, for single or double occupancy. The rate is quoted in Canadian dollars and is subject to a 3% Destination Marketing Fee, 4% Tourism Marketing Levy, and 5% Goods and Services Tax (taxes and fees may change without notice).
Individuals are responsible for their own room, tax and incidental charges, and all charges must be paid upon checkout. All rooms include complimentary standard in-room Wi-Fi.
Cancellation or modification of a reservation must be received by Sunday, April 15, 2018, or the cost of one night will be charged. If you check out prior to your confirmed departure date, the cost of one night will be charged unless you reconfirm your departure date a minimum of 48 hours prior to departure and/or if the early departure is due to illness or emergency.
Check-in begins at 3:00 p.m.; checkout time is 12:00 p.m.
Please note: The only hotel room block organized for CANN is the one listed above. CANN does not endorse or recommend booking hotel reservations through any source other than the hotel itself, and no other housing company, travel agent or third party agency is authorized to place hotel reservations on behalf of CANN.
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