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Call for Abstracts--Linking Our Knowledge through Diverse Interests, Canadian Nurses for Health and the Environment

Deadline March 25, 2010

The Canadian Nurses for Health and the Environment (CNHE), an Emerging Group of the Canadian Nurses Association since 2009, represents Registered Nurses across the country dedicated to the promotion and improvement of environmental health in all domains of nursing practice.

CNHE, in conjunction with the Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada, the Canadian Men in Nursing Group and the Diabetes Nursing Interest Group of the RNAO wish to announce their first joint national conference, Linking Our Knowledge through Diverse Interests. This national conference celebrates not only the 35th Anniversary of A.N.A.C. but also celebrates the changes in nursing practice and collaborative distinct partnerships as 2010 International Year of the Nurse. This celebration provides opportunities for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Nurses to come together to share, support, network and link our knowledge across a wide variety of diverse, yet overlapping health topics.

The conference will take place October 25-27, 2010 at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites in Toronto, ON. The conference link, including the conference poster, call for abstracts and registration information is available here: http://anac.on.ca/conferences.php. Current members of each association will be able to take advantage of discounts in the conference fee, accommodation and travel costs (with Air Canada or VIA Rail).

Abstract submissions are encouraged from both students and health professionals alike, as long as they comply with the abstract submission guidelines (available on the website). Some of the topics include:

  • Recruiting and retaining underrepresented populations in Nursing;
  • The environmental impact on health;
  • Using traditional knowledge for health and/or the environment;
  • The future of nursing education: Linking environmental knowledge with theory and practice;
  • Setting the political agenda: Nursing challenges and opportunities in environmental or Aboriginal health.

Please note that the abstract submission deadline is May 25, 2010.

For further information, please contact Hilda ([email protected]) or Shelly ([email protected]).