2013 CASN Conference – Registration Now Open!!!

Conferencecover2013Theme: Collaborative Synergy: Teams, Scholarship and Capacity Building in Nursing Research
Date: June 24-26, 2013
Location: Hilton Metrotown, Vancouver, BC

Registration Now Open!
Early Bird Deadline April 19, 2013!

To register please click here.

For a full breakdown of the registration fees, please donwload the fee chart.



  • Keynote presentation from Dr. Nancy Edwards, Dr. Margaret B. Harrison, and Dr. Ian Graham
  • Panel discussion focusing on collaborative teams from academia, practice and government agencies
  • Concurrent Sessions presented by Graduate Students
  • What’s Next! A session for Undergraduate Students focusing on how they can utilize research and exploring graduate studies


Opening Speaker – Nancy Edwards, RN, PhD, University of Ottawa
Nancy Edwards is a Distinguished Professor, University of Ottawa, and Full Professor in the School of Nursing, with a cross-appointment to the Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine. She is a Principal Scientist with the Institute of Population Health; and Senior Scientist, Élisabeth Bruyère Research Institute. Nancy was the inaugural Director of the Population Health PhD Program at the University of Ottawa.

Keynote Speaker – Margaret B. Harrison, RN, PhD, Queen’s University
As founder member of an innovative practice-research partnership, Practice and Research in Nursing (PRN) at Queen’s, that aims to improve patient outcomes through evidence-based care, this Senior Scientist at Queen’s University is a recognized expert who has been called upon to work with international and national organizations including the Joanna Briggs Institute, ADAPTE international, Canadian Cancer Partnership and the Canadian Stroke Network.

Closing Speaker – Ian Graham, PhD, University of Ottawa
Dr. Ian Graham is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, University of Ottawa and Senior Scientist in the Clinical Epidemiology Program of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. From 2006-2012 he was on an interchange with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research where he held the position of Vice-President of Knowledge Translation and Public Outreach. Dr. Graham obtained a Ph.D. in medical sociology from McGill University.

His research focuses on knowledge translation (the process of research use) and conducting applied research on strategies to increase implementation of evidence-informed practice. He has published over 200 peer reviewed articles and is co-editor of Knowledge Translation in Health Care (2009) and Evaluating the Impact of Implementing Evidence-based Practice (2010).

Exhibitors and Sponsors
The 2013 conference will provide a national stage for your company to market and showcase its products, services and achievements to key decision makers and industry leaders. There are several exhibitor spaces available and a wide range of sponsorship packages. For more information on sponsoring please download our full exhibitor and sponsorship package here.

One-Day Pre-Conference NCLEX® Workshop
Date: June 24, 2013, 0800hrs – 1600hrs
Registration Fee: $275.00

CASN is offering this one day workshop to all nursing faculty who want to know more about the NCLEX® exam that will be administered in Canada beginning in 2015.

The registration fee includes all workshop documents, breakfast, lunch, and morning and afternoon snacks.

Workshop themes

  • Comparison of the CRNE and the NCLEX®
  • Format and focus of the NCLEX®
  • Computer adaptive testing
  • Supporting our Canadian students

Workshop activities
Presentations, Q & A Panel, and Discussions

What’s Next? Utilizing Research and Exploring Graduate Studies!

At this session undergraduate students will have the opportunity to explore subject including how to use research in practice and options in graduate school programs. Participants will also have the opportunity to speak with representatives from nursing graduate programs across Canada. For more information on this session please download the session brochure here.

As part of the session What’s Next? CASN will be hosting a graduate studies fair, come meet the next generation of registered nurses and inform them on all that your graduate program has to offer! More information and registration forms can be accessed here.

The call for abstracts is now closed, thank you for submitting.

A special rate of $140.00 CDN per night plus applicable taxes and fees has been negotiated with the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown for the duration of the conference. The negotiated rate is in effect until June 2nd, 2013.

To take advantage of this rate, contact the hotel and specify you are registering for the CASN Conference.

Hilton Vancouver Metrotown
6083 McKay Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5H 2W7
Phone: 604-438-1200
Book online

If you have any questions please contact Andrea Pinsent-Martineau CASN’s Conference Coordinator at apinsent@casn.ca.