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CANN 2018 NATIONAL CONFERENCE: Neonatal Care – It Takes a Village
The Westin Calgary – Calgary, Alberta
April 20, 2018 to April 22, 2018
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.
*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 – STUDENT (undergraduate program): $400
*NOTE: To receive the STUDENT rate, you must submit proof of enrolment in an undergraduate program by email to info@neonatalcann.ca or by fax to 613-721-3581.
Full conference registration fees include: attendance at all main conference sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday; 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, 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, 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, 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 in Canadian dollars and 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.
 - Creating a Global Village through Social Media (Dr. Michael Narvey)
 - Family Integrated Care (FiCare) Panel (Jennifer Taylor, Fabiana Bacchini, Karen Benzies, Adeline Riehl)
 - Neuroprotective Care for Nurses at the Bedside (Kara Ann Waitzman)
 - Impact of Neonatal Neuro-Critical Care Programs (Dr. Khorshid Mohammad)
 - Hope's Home: A Journey of Hope... Community Care for Children with Complex Medical Needs (Jacqueline Tisher, Nicole Cook)
 - FUN-damentals of Feeding in the NICU (Lynn S. Wolf)
 - Empowering NICU Nurses: Making a Difference in Breastfeeding Outcomes of NICU Babies (Kim Carmignani)
 - Respiratory Stabilization at Birth and Current Research (Dr. Georg M. Schmolzer)
 - Moral Distress within the NICU Team (Kimberley Stever)
 - Indigenous Inclusion in the Canadian Health Care Experience (Chelsea Crowshoe)
 - Put on Your OWN O2 Mask FIRST before Assisting Others: N.U.R.S.E.ing the Village Nurse (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.
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.
Click here to reserve your room online at The Westin Calgary or call the Hotel Reservations Department at 403-266-1611 or the Central Reservations Office at 888-627-8417 and refer to our group, the "Canadian Association of Neonatal Nurses Annual Conference 2018".
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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