Post CASN Conference Report

CASN Conference 2023The CASN Biennial Nursing Education Conference was held on May 29-30, 2023, in St. John’s, Newfoundland and focused on anti-discriminatory pedagogy in nursing education. The event marked the first in-person conference hosted by the Association since the COVID-19 pandemic and provided an opportunity for a conversation, for reflection, and for change among nurse educators from across Canada.

CASN was privileged to host nurse educators, health professionals, sponsors, exhibitors, and guests from across Canada and beyond. CASN was especially honoured to have Indigenous Elders in attendance, who shared their wisdom delivering conference sessions and provided support to attendees throughout the conference. Thank you, Elder Evelyn Voyageur, Elder Albert Marshall, Elder Paul Willie, Grandmother Doreen Spence, and Elder Calvin White for your valuable contributions.

We acknowledge the support of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (Diamond Sponsor) with funding provided by the Government of Canada. We also acknowledge the support of our Silver Sponsors: Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Western University, and Laerdal Medical Canada, and that of the 21 conference exhibitors. CASN extends our respect and gratitude to all who contributed to this national discussion and reflection.

CASN received valuable feedback from participants and learned many important lessons. These have been shared with the 2024 CASN Conference Planning Committee, and we look forward to implementing the recommendations we received and welcoming participants at the CASN nurse educator conference in Calgary next year.

Photo Gallery

During the conference, many of you would have had the pleasure to meet our excellent event photographer, Augustine Ubah who is a 3rd year BScN student at the Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador (MUN). If Augustine took your picture at the event, you will be able to find a copy of it in the event photo gallery.