The CASN Biennial Canadian Nursing Education Conference 2023

CASN Conference '23


The in-person event for the 2023 CASN Biennial Canadian Nursing Education Conference, held from May 29-30, 2023 in St. John’s Newfoundland, is sold out, but you can still register for the virtual option until May 17,2023

Join nursing educators, researchers, and students at the 2023 CASN Biennial Canadian Nursing Education Conference on May 29-30, 2023, in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

The CASN Conference is the association’s biennial nursing education conference, held in the spring, where representatives from the nurse educator community gather to share innovative and creative research from across Canada and globally.

This is an opportunity to share your research, innovations, and best practices and network with colleagues from across the country and globally.

The CASN Biennial Canadian Nursing Education Conference 2023 will take place as follows


Delta Hotel St. John’s Conference Centre, St. John’s Newfoundland
***a virtual option will be available***

Conference dates

May 29-30, 2023

Preliminary Schedule


Anti-discriminatory pedagogy in nursing education


  1. Promoting and supporting inclusion and anti-discrimination in simulation
  2. Recruitment through an inclusive and anti-discriminatory lens
  3. Retention through an inclusive and anti-discriminatory lens
  4. Assessment and evaluation from an inclusive and anti-discriminatory lens
  5. Enhancing partnerships/collaboration for bridging academic practice to support inclusive and anti-discriminatory best practices
  6. Leading an inclusive and anti-discriminatory organization/institution

Keynote speakers:

French translation of the keynote addresses will be available to the conference attendees


Abstract Submission Details

The Call for Abstracts is now closed. All abstracts have been reviewed and abstract submitters have been contacted regarding whether their abstract has been accepted or not. If you submitted an abstract and have not yet received an email regarding the decision, please contact Sheema Inayatulla at or 613-235-3150, x122.

Registration Fees

All registration fees are in Canadian dollars

In person registration fee includes:

  • Meals/snacks for breakfast, lunch, and breaks on both days
  • Networking reception on Monday, March 29
  • Access to virtual conference platform
  • Access to in person and virtual presentations

Virtual registration fee includes:

  • Access to virtual conference platform
  • Live-stream viewing of keynote presentations on both days
  • Access to virtual presentations

Any other expenses related to the conference are the responsibility of the registrants.

  Individuals from CASN member schools


Individuals from non-member schools




In person rate – early bird

(up to and including April 2/23)

$825.00 $925.00 $400.00
In person rate – regular

(after April 2/23)

$895.00 $1,000.00 $475.00
Virtual rate – early bird

(up to April 2, 2023 inclusive)

$275.00 $400.00 $200.00
Virtual rate – regular

(after April 2/23))

$360.00 $485.00 $285.00

Registration Information

All accepted presenters must register and pay full conference fees by Friday, March 3, 2023 to reserve their place in the program. Accepted abstracts will be eliminated from the program if the presenters have not registered and paid by Friday, March 3, 2023.

Registration deadline for non-presenters: Sunday, April 30, 2023.

Online registration form:

The in person registration for the CASN Biennial Canadian Nursing Education Conference 2023 is sold out.  We have extended virtual registrations until May 17, 2023.

Nurses registered in Québec (Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec) may use this conference for unaccredited continuing education hours.

Travel and Accommodation

Restaurants, traveller’s guide, and discounts

If your organization would like to be a conference sponsor and/or exhibitor, please review the Sponsor/exhibitor package and submit the form provided in the package by Friday, April 14, 2023.

Confirmed Sponsors: 

Diamond Sponsor 

Canadian Race Relations Foundation

We acknowledge the support of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation with funding provided by the Government of Canada

Canadian Race Relations Foundation Representative:
Angela Lee
Director of Partnerships and Research
1-888-240-4936 – Ext 205

Silver Sponsor


Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Western University

School representative:
Victoria Smye, PhD
Director and Associate Professor
519 661-2111 – Ext 86986

Laerdal Medical Canada

Company Representative:
Shane Peddle
Sales and Services Specialist

Michael Fozard
National Manager

Confirmed exhibitors:


InPlace Software

Company representative:
Katerina Bardakjian
Director, Strategic Partnerships



Company representatives:
Marian Luctkar-Flude, RN, PhD, CCSNE
613-533-6000 ext. 77383

Jane Tyerman, RN, PhD, CCSNE
613-562-5800 ext. 8609


SimX Inc

Company representatives:

Sarah Friend, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C
Client Solutions Manager
650 – 298-1043

Julie Gentile, MBA
Client Solutions Manager

Gaumard Scientific

Company representative:
Danielle Hull RN, MScN, PNC(C), CCSNE
Simulation Specialist- Minogue Medical Inc.
(c) 416-475-6689
(Tel)  1-800-665-6466

Elsevier Canada

Company Representatives:
Roberta A. Spinosa-Millman
Senior Content Strategist, Canada Editorial

Tamara Myers
Director, Traditional Nursing Program. Education Content

Amy Levitt
Regional Sales Manager, Canada

Limbs & Things

Company Representative:
Hilman Yee
Canada Account Manager


Company Representative:
Jody Huebert-Hamm
President and CEO, simMedicate, Inc.
The exclusive North American Distributor of safeMedicate
941-465-7229 (cell)

Northrose Educational Resources

Company Representative
Jim Rozsa
Managing Director

Canadian Nurses Association

Association Representative:
Misty Fortier
Director, Credentialling Centre and Nursing Policy

Nova Scotia Health Representative:
Jenn Williams
Recruitment Consultant
Pocket Nurse

Company Representative:
Stacey Haywood
International Business Development Manager

The Ontario Centres for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long- Term Care at Baycrest

Company Representative
Raquel Meyer
Director, Ontario Centres for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care at Baycrest
416-785-2500, ext. 3044
C 416-206-7643

Laerdal Medical Canada

Company Representative:
Shane Peddle
Sales and Services Specialist

Michael Fozard
National Manager


Company Representative:
Chris Helsby
VP & General Manager, Canada

Health Canada – Consumer Product Safety

Health Canada Representative:
Tanya Pickett
Health Canada- Consumer Product Safety Officer

Associated Health Systems Inc.

Company Representative:
Avery Stobbe
Sales Consultant – Post Secondary Health Sciences


Company Representative:
Alex Martins
Sales Manager, Eastern Canada
437- 350-4629

Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority

Company Representative:
Melvina Aubichon
Human Resources Advisor





GigXR – Homepage

Company Representative:
Joy Jacobs
VP American Sales

Echo Healthcare Inc

Company Representative:
Christina Starcevic
Manager International Sales & Business Development



Indigenous Services Canada



Nursing careers (

Company Representative:
Kathryn Vanderby
Program Analyst

Kim Fraser RN MN DNP
Nurse Manager
National Nurse Travel Team (CCC-TNT)

Contact Information

Please contact Roxanne Nizio, Administrative Officer-Event Coordinator
Tel: (613) 235-3150 Extension 133