Preliminary Conference Program

August 29 – September 1, 2021 // Halifax Convention Centre

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATIONS
We have received an outstanding number of 808 abstracts from 62 countries that are currently being rewiewed. Abstract submitters will be contacted early March 2020 about the acceptance. 

DETAILED PROGRAM
Stay tuned for the detailed program which promises to offer an excellent and rewarding opportunity to learn together!

SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION
…from English to French and Spanish will be offered for all plenary sessions: opening and closing ceremonies, keynotes. lunch lectures, as well as one track per concurrent session.

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– Please note that the program is preliminary and subject to change. That applies to the pre-conference workshops too. –

 Sunday, August 29, 2021Monday, August 30, 2021Tuesday, August 31, 2021Wednesday, September 1, 2021 
 Celebrating the Year
of the Nurse
Global Health and Human Rights
and Access to Health
Health and Well-being and Research
on Outcomes
Human Resources for Health and
Leadership and Innovation
 
8:00Registration Desk Open

Registration Desk Open

E-POSTERS & EXHIBITS

Registration Desk Open

E-POSTERS & EXHIBITS

Registration Desk Open

E-POSTERS & EXHIBITS

8:00
8:308:30
8:458:45
9:00

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

(see list of pre-conference workshops in the table below)

PLENARY 1
The Role of Advanced Practice Nurses in
Promoting Global Health

Prof. Sheila Tlou

PLENARY 3
Healthcare in the Future: How will
Advanced Practice Nurses Need to
Respond?

Dr. Zayna Khayat


PANEL

Strengthening Health Systems Integration of NP Roles: Examples from 3 Countries

Dr. Natasha Prodan-Bhalla, Tanya King, & Dr. Consuelo Cerón McKay

9:00
9:159:15
9:309:30
9:45E-POSTER PITCH SESSION 1E-POSTER PITCH SESSION 29:45
10:0010:00
10:15

E-POSTERS, EXHIBITS &

REFRESHMENTS

E-POSTERS, EXHIBITS &

REFRESHMENTS

E-POSTERS, EXHIBITS &

REFRESHMENTS

10:15
10:3010:30
10:4510:45
11:00CONCURRENT SESSION 1CONCURRENT SESSION 3CONCURRENT SESSION 511:00
11:1511:15
11:3011:30
11:4511:45
12:00LUNCH BREAK12:00
12:1512:15
12:3012:30
12:45


LUNCH LECTURE

Current Status and Future Directions for the International Development of Clinical Nurse Specialist Roles

Dr. Janet Fulton

Lecture from 1:00 to 1.45 pm


LUNCH LECTURE

Advanced Practice Nursing Outcomes and Priorities in Hong Kong and China

Dr. Frances Wong

Lecture from 1:00 to 1.45 pm

LUNCH BREAK12:45
13:00

PRE-CONFERENCEWORKSHOPS

(see list of pre-conference workshops in the table below)

13:00
13:1513:15
13:3013:30
13:45

CLOSING KEYNOTE

Leadership of Advanced Practice Nurses and Patient Safety

Chris Power

13:45
14:00CONCURRENT SESSION 2CONCURRENT SESSION 414:00
14:1514:15
14:3014:30
14:45CLOSING CEREMONY14:45
15:00

E-POSTERS, EXHIBITS &

REFRESHMENTS

E-POSTERS, EXHIBITS &

REFRESHMENTS

15:00
15:1515:15
15:3015:30
15:45 15:45
16:00 

PLENARY 2
Global Development of Advanced Practice Nursing Roles: Current and Future Impact of the ICN NP/APN Network
Dr. Melanie Rogers

Harnessing the potential of Advanced Practice Nursing
David Stewart

PLENARY 4

Values-Based Health Care:
Implications for Advanced Practice Nurses

Dr. April Kapu

16:00
16:1516:15
16:3016:30
16:4516:45
17:00

OPENING CEREMONY KEYNOTE
Dr. Barbara Stilwell

Year of the Nurse and Nursing Now: Implications for Advanced Practice Nurses

 

ICN NP / APN NETWORK SESSION
Core Steering Group
 17:00
17:1517:15
17:3017:30
17:4517:45
18:0018:00
18:1518:15
18:30 18:30
19:00

WELCOME RECEPTION

THEMED DINNER
Maritime Kitchen Party
19:00
19:3019:30
20:0020:00
20:3020:30
21:00  AFTER HOUR PARTY
Entertainment: Signal Hill
 21:00

Pre-Conference Workshops

Sunday, August 29, 2021

WorkshopTitle and ContentPresenter
Full Day Workshop
09:00 - 16:00
1) Strengthening Nursing’s Voice: An Editor’s Guide to Publishing Your Work
As nurses engage in evidence-based practice, clinical research, and QI projects, sharing their work with the broader nursing and health care communities becomes both an opportunity and responsibility. Scholarship is useless if it doesn’t reach those who can use it, and we need to make nursing’s contribution to health care more visible. Few nurses are comfortable with writing, however, and the publishing process can be daunting for novices.
Maureen Kennedy
Full Day Workshop
09:00 - 16:00
2) Using the Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice (JHNEBP) model for Implementing an Evidenced-Based Practice Project
Evidenced-based practice is the cornerstone of nursing. Thus, nurses, faculty and students need to know how to conduct an evidenced-based practice project. However, few EBP models are ever utilized, and many projects started are not completed. Purpose of the workshop Using the Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice (JHNEBP) model of PET, participants will learn the entire EBP process from identifying the problem, to searching the evidence, to translating that evidence into practice.
Sharon Dudley-Brown
WORKSHOPTITLE AND CONTENTPRESENTER
Half Day - Morning Workshop
09:00 - 12:00
1) Applying a Logic Model to Improve Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Advanced Practice Nursing Roles
Substantive evidence supports the effectiveness of advanced practice nursing (APN) roles (e.g., clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner) for improving care quality, appropriate health service use, and health outcomes. Achieving these outcomes depends on the full implementation of all APN role dimensions (e.g., clinical, leadership, research, education). Consistently, studies evaluating the introduction of APN roles worldwide, report on poor role implementation and evaluation and resulting in threats to long-term sustainability. Inadequate planning to engage stakeholders and to utilize data to clearly define APN roles and to determine priority outcomes are barriers to successful role implementation and evaluation. The PEPPA Framework and its tools can strengthen APN role implementation and evaluation by improving role clarity, increasing stakeholder role understanding, and establishing consensus on role outcomes.
Denise Bryant-Lukosius
Half Day - Morning Workshop
09:00 - 12:00
2) Assessing the risk of self harm and/or suicide: an interactive workshop for advanced practitioners
Death by suicide in UK prisons reached record highs in 2015 and 2016. A multi professional discussion concluded a development and education programme was needed to address the prisons' complex problems and assist nurses in improving their risk assessment and risk management skills. I was asked to undertake the task of designing and implementing this and, following an extensive scoping exercise across London's prisons, identified deficits in nurses' knowledge and clinical skills, as well as problems with policy and procedures.
Chris Hart
Half Day - Morning Workshop
09:00 - 12:00
3) CNS Impact on 3 Spheres of Influence: Demonstrating the Value of the CNS role
The changing healthcare environment calls for a focus on quality outcomes along with reduction in costs. The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is uniquely qualified to lead evidence-informed process improvement initiatives to ensure quality cost effective patient outcomes by supporting nursing practice, and optimization of system processes. The value a CNS can bring to a healthcare organization is often misunderstood. Clinical Nurse Specialists are challenged with demonstrating their value and impact. Purpose of workshop: The purpose of this workshop is to discuss the role of the CNS in the changing healthcare environment, review the importance of tracking financial impact of CNS activities on quality patient outcomes and apply cost analysis tools for outcomes reporting.
Marcia Cornell
Half Day - Morning Workshop
09:00 - 12:00
5) Monkeying Around: Developing Online and Other Surveys for APN Research, Program Development
Advanced Practice Nurses (APN) play a pivotal role in the evaluation of nursing interventions and the translation of evidence into clinical nursing. Although there is a will to perform evaluation research, inhibiting factors including a lack of research knowledge and skills, and a resulting “research phobia” can impact getting started and successful performance. To address this problem, the Research Subgroup of the ICN NP/APN Network developed a symposium to support APNs in deepening their knowledge in survey development, one widely applicable aspect of research methodology.
Franziska Gees
Half Day - Afternoon Workshop
13:00 - 16:00
6) Increase engagement, capacity and outcomes through a personal strategic plan: Build your own!
It is critical to build the APN role of Leader from bedside to boards. However, this role is complex and entwined with personal professional identity. To have a personal, highly articulated strategic plan will set a firm foundation and direction guiding APNs from student and throughout one’s APN career. However, how do you find your true values, vision, and mission? Do they change? Are the important? Is it really necessary? And, can the process be applied to other aspects of my work? - Come find out!
Maria Kidner
Half Day - Afternoon Workshop
13:00 - 16:00
7) Leadership In Advanced Chronic Disease Care: Dyspnea Management And The Art Of Care Planning
Advanced Practice Nurses(APNs) are leaders in chronic disease(CD) management and this role is increasingly important with CD accounting for over 60% of global mortality, according to the World Health Organization. Dyspnea is a common symptom amongst individuals with advanced chronic disease(ACD) including those with end-stage heart failure and chronic obstructive lung disease. Dyspnea is a disabling symptom that impacts the physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of individuals and their caregivers. Current dyspnea management is supported through clinical practice guidelines, but a formalized approach to management is lacking. APN clinicians have an integral role in ACD care: to assess, establish and evaluate evidenced based care plans that enable patient self-management, reduce symptom burden and optimize quality of life and well-being. Clinicians have a duty to facilitate early Advanced Care Planning (ACP) and establish goals of care (GOC) in order to achieve a patient centered experience for those living with ACD.
Amanda Tinning
Half Day - Afternoon Workshop
13:00 - 16:00
8) NP medical abortion provision: practical skills, resources, and the future of implementation
Medical abortion is a safe, effective practice available in 60 countries. In 2017 Canadian nursing regulators and Health Canada implemented changes that would allow nurse practitioners (NPs) to provide medical abortion. There is a timely and urgent need to support this practice to increase access to effective abortion care closer to home. NPs and other nurses are key to improving access to abortion care for marginalized, rural and remote populations.
Andrea Carson
Half Day - Afternoon Workshop
13:00 - 16:00
9) Promoting Primary Care and Nurse Practitioners through Media Engagement
The evidence is telling and troubling: Nurses, women in general, are under-represented in the media. This under-representation is incongruent with nurses being the largest group of health professionals and their professional perspective, expertise, and experiences. Advancing nurses as major players in the transformation of the delivery of primary care services includes nurses engaging with a variety of media to educate the public about the value of primary care, advocate for robust primary care services provided by Nurse Practitioners, and promote needed policy change.
Carole Myers
Half Day - Afternoon Workshop
13:00 - 16:00
10) Cultural Humility and Transgender Care: Knowledge Development and Clinical Interventions
The transgender community has gained increased visibility in society; yet it represents one of the most marginalized and underserved populations in healthcare. Most healthcare issues affecting transgender individuals mirror those of the general population. However, transgender individuals also have unique healthcare needs and can experience distinct barriers accessing and obtaining care including discrimination, lack of provider experience and knowledge, a deficiency of services, and structural barriers. An increased understanding of transgender health needs and disparities would allow APNs the opportunity to reduce these barriers and improve access to healthcare services for this vulnerable population.
Erin Ziegler