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2020 CNA Biennial Convention

Ottawa, Shaw Centre
June 23-24, 2020 (convention follows the annual meeting of members on June 22)

The theme for CNA’s 2020 biennial convention is Take Care of Nurses to Take Charge of Health. Because the well-being of nurses is essential to building effective health systems, the convention will be full of inspirational ideas, conversations and practical strategies for ensuring the nursing profession is ready to deliver quality care.

We’re focusing on nurses’ health in part because the World Health Organization has declared 2020 to be the Year of the Nurse and Midwife in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.



We are seeking abstracts from nurses, midwives and other health professionals on our four abstract themes.

  • Health and wellness of practice settings: creating the best work environments 
  • Intra-professional collaboration: getting the best from all types of nurses
  • Self-care: helping nurses help themselves
  • Resilience in health systems and care settings: examining the role of structures in workplace wellness

Deadline: January 6, 2020 (midnight ET).

Read more details and submit your abstract.


We’re developing an exciting lineup of events, including speakers, interactive sessions, nurse-led presentations and a leadership workshop. Check back soon!

Online registration will open shortly.