NNAS Annual Conference 2016 - We are less than 1 week away!

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The National Nursing Assessment Service is excited to be hosting its inaugural annual conference, October 18-19, 2016.  

The schedule for the conference on Day 1 will be: 8:45am - 4:45pm and on Day 2 it will be: 8:45am - 4:15pm.  Registration on both days will take place starting at 8:15am! 

This year’s theme:

Emerging Canadian Healthcare Trends and its Impact on IEN Nursing Registration.

Internationally educated nurses (IENs) play an important role in Canada’s healthcare system. NNAS’s conference will provide a platform for thought leaders to share their views on emerging issues within the Canadian healthcare landscape, including issues within Canadian healthcare workplaces, that will have an impact on IEN registration. NNAS will also share with delegates the achievements that have been made to-date on the harmonization of the preliminary IEN registration pathway.  Some of our expert and thought-provoking speakers, panelists and moderators include Ms. Deanna Williams, Dr. David Benton (NCSBN), and St. Elizabeth Healthcare, to name a few. 

The conference provides an opportunity to dialogue, network and engage in knowledge exchange and transfer amongst a diverse set of delegates that will comprise Canadian nursing regulatory body leaders and staff, government (federal and provincial), Canadian and international academia, international nursing regulatory bodies, IENs and other partners interested in IEN registration and international nursing.

Register now, and join us for two intensive days full!


Program Highlights:

Some Program Highlights:

Day 1:  Oct.18, 2016

Patient Speaker - Amanda Ross White (just added!)

Plenary – Current Trends in the Canadian Healthcare System

NNAS Annual General Meeting:  Celebrating Achievements & What is on the Horizon (Guest Speaker: Katherine Thomas, Executive Director, Texas Board of Nursing, just added!)

Plenary Panel – Current Trends in Canadian Healthcare Workplaces (D. Williams, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Other)


Day 2:  Oct.19, 2016

Plenary – Nursing Trends Around the World (D. Benton)

Canadian IEN Profile Trends (NNAS)

Plenary Panel – Trend Implications for Canadian Nursing Regulatory Bodies.



Tuesday October 18, 2016 to Wednesday 19, 2016.


Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
33 Gerrard Street West
Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

*Special Hotel Rate for Conference Delegates


Call for Abstracts

The National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS) is now accepting submissions for abstracts of:

  • Oral presentations
  • Panel presentations
  • Poster presentations

NNAS’ inaugural annual conference will be focusing on the theme:  Emerging Healthcare Trends and their Impact on (IEN) Registration.  For our first conference, the theme will be on Emerging Canadian Healthcare Trends and its Impact on IEN Nursing Registration.  We are welcoming abstracts that will present or offer up presentations / posters on initiatives that your organization has undertaken to address an emerging Canadian healthcare issue in relation to IENs and/or IEN registration.  Some of the emerging issues that are of interest include:

  • Information technology and information management (this includes social media)
  • Nursing practice
  • Patient care models
  • Diversity, Cultural Competence and Language Proficiency
  • Patient-centered care and patient experience
  • Entry-to-practice competencies
  • Other

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission opens: July 18, 2016
  • Abstract submission due: September 6, 2016
  • Notification of decisions: September 21 2016

If you have any questions about abstracts, please email: eventplanning@nnas.ca

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Posted on June 13, 2016 .