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CANN 2019 NATIONAL CONFERENCE: Parent Engagement – The Power of Empowerment
Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel – Toronto, Ontario
April 08, 2019 to April 09, 2019
CANN 2019 National Conference
Embracing the theme Parent Engagement: The Power of Empowerment, CANN 2019 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 two-day conference will include a combination of pre-conference workshops, general and concurrent sessions, poster presentations, an exhibit component, and a social program allowing plenty of time to network.
Check back here for more details as they become available.
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*NOTE: To receive the CANN MEMBER rates, 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.
*NOTE: To receive the STUDENT rates, you must submit proof of enrolment in a full-time undergraduate or graduate nursing program by email to info@neonatalcann.ca email or by fax to 613-721-3581.
All registration fees are in Canadian dollars and subject to applicable taxes (13% HST).
Cancellation and Refund Policy: Refunds of registration fees, less a $25 administration fee, will be issued for cancellations received by Friday, March 15, 2019. 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.
FULL CONFERENCE – STUDENT (full-time undergraduate or graduate nursing program): $200
Full conference registration fees include attendance at all main conference sessions and access to the exhibit hall, as well as the continental breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks on Monday and Tuesday, and the welcome reception on Monday.
MONDAY ONLY: Member $225 / Non-Member $275 / Student (full-time undergraduate or graduate nursing program) $100
Monday, April 8, 08:00-19:00
Registration fees include attendance at all main conference sessions and access to the exhibit hall on Monday only, as well as the continental breakfast, lunch, refreshment breaks and welcome reception.
TUESDAY ONLY: Member $200 / Non-Member $250 / Student (full-time undergraduate or graduate nursing program) $100
Tuesday, April 9, 08:00-16:30
Registration fees include attendance at all main conference sessions and access to the exhibit hall on Tuesday only, as well as the continental breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks.
GENERAL SESSIONS INCLUDE: (as of January 24, 2019 – subject to change)
 - The Cerebral Function Monitor (CFM) in a Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Friend or Foe? [Dr. Douglas Campbell]
 - Stem Cell Research in Neonatology [Dr. Bernard Thébaud]
 - Neonatal Outcomes in the Era of Periviability [Dr. Paige Church]
 - Providing Culturally Safe Care for Indigenous Families in the NICU [Dr. Amy Wright and Rachel Bomberry]
 - NICU Parent and Patient Experiences and Perspectives [Jack Hourigan and Parents]
 - Cannabis + Opioids Use and Neonatal Effects [Maureen Shogan]
 - NIDCAP - Voice of the Newborn: Responsibility and Opportunity [Dr. Heidelise Als]
 - What's New: East, Central and West NICU Initiatives [Tanya Bishop, IWK Health Centre; Lesa van Loon and Jennifer Callen, McMaster Children's Hospital; Megan Bolton, BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre]
 - Cardiac Innovations (TnECHO and Vasopressin) [Dr. Michael Castaldo]
 - Electrified Influence of the Empowered Neonatal Nurse [Maureen Shogan]
CONCURRENT SESSIONS INCLUDE: (as of January 24, 2019 – subject to change)
 - Smudging Protocol [Westwind Evening]
 - Life after the NICU... It's Just the Beginning: Parents' Transition Experiences and Stories [Dr. Marilyn Ballantyne]
 - Using Behaviour Science to Support Preterm Survivors and Their Parents [Leslie Barreira]
Registration fees include participation in the selected workshop, refreshment breaks and a light lunch.
Canadian Neonatal Nursing Certification Exam Preparation
Sunday, April 7, 08:00-16:30
Member $100 / Non-Member $125
The Journey after the NICU: Supporting Health and Wellness for Health Care Providers and Parents
Sunday, April 7, 10:00-17:00
Member $75 / Non-Member $90 / Student (full-time undergraduate or graduate nursing program) $50 / Parent $20
Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre
801 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario  M9W 1J5
Hotel Phone: 416-675-6100
Sheraton Reservations: 866-932-7058
The Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel provides guests with spacious accommodations, convenient amenities, and an ideal location situated just moments from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ). Hotel amenities include the Sheraton Fitness Centre, which encompasses state-of-the-art gym equipment and an indoor heated pool, and Olio, the Mediterranean-inspired restaurant. Downtown Toronto's attractions, entertainment, dining and nightlife are a mere 20 minutes away.
The Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel is located approximately 3.3 kilometres (about 6 minutes) from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ). The hotel offers a complimentary 24-hour shuttle from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) – Shuttle Phone: 416-675-6100. Taxi fare from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) to the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel is $25 flat rate; the fare by Uber is approximately $15.
The Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel offers a special discounted parking rate to attendees of the CANN 2019 National Conference: $10 per car per day (based on availability).
Click here to reserve a room online at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel, or phone Sheraton Reservations at 866-932-7058 and refer to "Canadian Association of Neonatal Nurses Conference" or our group code "CA1476" to receive our preferred group rate.
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 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, March 15, 2019, 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 (single, double, triple or quad occupancy), and is subject to applicable taxes and fees, currently 13% Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) plus 4% Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT). MAT is also subject to HST. 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 check-out. All rooms include complimentary standard in-room Wi-Fi.
A deposit equal to one night's stay is required at the time of reservation. Full refund of this deposit will be given to cancellations received until 72 hours prior to arrival. For cancellations received within 72 hours of arrival, this deposit is non-refundable. An early departure fee of $50 will apply if you check out prior to your confirmed departure date.
Check-in begins at 3:00 p.m.; check-out 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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