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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.
 
 
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: SUBMISSION DEADLINE FEBRUARY 1, 2019
 
The CANN 2019 Conference Planning Committee invites you to submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation.
 
 
REGISTRATION FEES
 
FULL CONFERENCE – CANN MEMBER: Early Bird Rate $350 / Regular Rate $425
 
FULL CONFERENCE – NON-MEMBER: Early Bird Rate $450 / Regular Rate $525
 
FULL CONFERENCE – STUDENT (undergraduate 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 (undergraduate 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 (undergraduate 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.
 
*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 an undergraduate program by email to registration@neonatalcann.ca or by fax to 613-721-3581.
 
NOTE: 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.
 
CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
 
 - Two days of education (Monday, April 8, and Tuesday, April 9) featuring the most current critical issues, emerging trends and  innovations that are forging the way to improved neonatal nursing care
 - Pre-conference workshops (Sunday, April 7) including a Canadian Neonatal Nurses Certification Exam Preparation Workshop
 - An exhibit area featuring the most advanced and specialized products and services
 - Networking and information sharing opportunities with neonatal nurses from across Canada
 
GENERAL SESSIONS INCLUDE: (as of January 18, 2019 – subject to change)
 
MONDAY, APRIL 8
 - Cerebral Function Monitoring and Use in Level II NICU [Dr. Doug Campbell]
 - Stem Cell Research [Dr. Bernard Thébaud]
 - Ethical Considerations when Caring for Preterm Infants [Dr. Paige Church]
 - Indigenous Mothers and Infants Access to Care [Amy Wright and Rachel Bomberry]
 - NICU Parent Experiences and Perspectives [Jack Hourigan and Parents]
 
TUESDAY, APRIL 9
 - Opioids and Cannabis Use and Neonatal Effects [Maureen Shogan]
 - Innovations in NIDCAP [Dr. Heidelise Als]
 - What's New: East, Central and West NICU Initiatives [Tanya Bishop, IWK; Lesa Van Loon and Jennifer Callen, McMaster; Megan Bolton, BC Women's]
 - Cardiac Innovations (TnECHO and Vasopressin) [Dr. Michael Castaldo]
 - Electrified Influence of the Empowered Neonatal Nurse [Maureen Shogan]
 
CONCURRENT SESSIONS INCLUDE: (as of January 18, 2019 – subject to change)
 
MONDAY, APRIL 8
 - Smudging Protocol [Leonard Benoit]
 - Access to Complex Care [Marilyn Ballantyne]
 - Infant Behaviour [Leslie Barreira]
 
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS: SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2019
 
 - CANN Neonatal Nurses Certification Exam Prep Workshop
 - Pregnancy and Infant Loss (P.A.I.L.) Compassionate Care Workshop
 - Caring for Babies after the NICU for Health Care Provders and Parents
 
LOCATION
 
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.
 
TRAVEL
 
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.
 
PARKING
 
The Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel offers a special discounted parking rate of $10 per car per day (based on availability) to attendees of the CANN 2019 National Conference.
 
TO RESERVE A HOTEL ROOM
 
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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