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Canadian Nurses Association hosting its biennial convention in Ottawa


Ottawa, June 14, 2018 — The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) is hosting its biennial convention in Ottawa, June 18-20. Members of the media are invited to join us for the event.


June 18

18:30-19:30 — Timothy Caulfield: Health in the Age of Fake News, Science Spin and Celebrity Noise — Popular culture is filled with health myths, pseudoscientific noise and dangerous conspiracy theories. In this fun and provocative presentation, Timothy Caulfield will debunk some of the most pernicious falsehoods and explore the cultural forces driving the rise and spread of health misinformation, including celebrity culture, social media and cognitive biases.

June 19

8:00 — Opening ceremony (watch live on CNA’s Facebook page)

8:10 — Mark Taylor, Ottawa’s deputy mayor, delivers remarks (watch live on CNA’s Facebook page)

8:15 — The Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Canada’s Minister of Health, delivers remarks (watch live on CNA’s Facebook page)

09:30-10:15 — Stu Schwartz: My Journey — Over 500 Canadians are diagnosed with cancer every day, but few have shared their story as publicly and passionately as Ottawa’s Stu Schwartz, a true friend of nursing ever since his diagnosis in February 2016.

13:30-15:00 — Panel: Nursing Leadership, Narratives and Accelerating System Change. As leaders within multidisciplinary teams and independent practice, nurses are increasingly asked to find workable solutions to complex, seemingly intractable problems. Moderated by Dr. Alika Lafontaine, this session will feature a panel of dynamic nurse experts early in their careers. (Watch live on CNA’s Facebook page.)

June 20

08:30-09:30 — Anne Marie Rafferty: The Future is Nursing: Getting Ahead of the Care Curve — Drawing on evidence and examples from across Europe, North America and low-to-medium income countries, Anne Marie Rafferty’s presentation will first consider how nurses are responding to societal needs and, next, focus on what needs to be done now to future-proof care for a sustainable future. (Watch live on CNA’s Facebook page.)

14:50-15:50 — Carolyn Jones: A Tribute to Nurses — Carolyn Jones will share her story of how she discovered that nurses are uniquely positioned to help guide patients, families and caregivers as they make critical choices about their care, especially end-of-life decisions. Jones presents an outsider-looking-in perspective, inspiring you to think of nursing in ways you never have before.

Consult the full convention program.

Convention hashtags: #ItStartsWithNursing #CNAYOW18


Shaw Centre, Canada Hall 1
55 Colonel By Dr.
Ottawa, ON
K1N 9J2

For media inquiries, please contact:
David Granovsky
Lead, Government Relations
Canadian Nurses Association
Tel: 613-697-7497
Email: dgranovsky@cna-aiic.ca


The Canadian Nurses Association is the national and global professional voice of Canadian nursing, representing over 139,000 registered nurses and nurse practitioners in Canada. CNA advances the practice and profession of nursing to improve health outcomes and strengthen Canada’s publicly funded, not-for-profit health system.