Media advisory - CNA Centennial Year Convention: Join Nurses from Across Canada as they Explore Nursing Today and Into the Future



    OTTAWA, June 12 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Nurses Association is pleased
to announce the following events at its centennial year convention from June
16-18, 2008, at the Ottawa Congress Centre. The theme of this year's
convention is Be the Change.

    
    CONVENTION SPEAKERS AND HIGHLIGHTS
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    MONDAY, JUNE 16
    - Unveiling of the Canada Post CNA centennial commemorative postage stamp
    by Canada's Environment Minister John Baird and Canada Post
    representative Judy Middlemiss.

    TUESDAY, JUNE 17
    - Release of the 2008 edition of the CNA Code of Ethics for Registered
    Nurses.

    - A Century of Service, A Century of Pride: The Canadian Nurses
    Association at 100 with General Rick Hillier, chief of the defence staff,
    Canadian Forces.

    - The Future Is Now: Realities of the 21st-Century Workplace with Linda
    Duxbury, professor, faculty of business and director of research, Centre
    for Research and Education on Women and Work, Carleton University.

    - Centennial gala banquet and awards ceremony with special performance by
    country music star Paul Brandt.

    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18
    - Release of the Registered Nursing Education in Canada: 2006-2007
    report, providing the latest data on nursing graduates.

    - Realizing Canada's Promise: Implications for Nursing with Roberta
    Jamieson, president and chief executive officer of the National
    Aboriginal Achievement Foundation.

    - The Nursing Workforce for the Next 100 Years: What Will It Look Like?
    with Sally Thorne, director of the school of nursing at the University of
    British Columbia; Judith Oulton, chief executive officer of the
    International Council of Nurses; Rachel Bard, former deputy minister of
    post-secondary education, training and labour for the Government of New
    Brunswick; and Joy Richards, vice-president, collaborative practice and
    quality, and chief nursing executive, Baycrest Geriatric Health Care
    Centre.

    - Thriving vs. Surviving in the Workplace: What's the Difference? with
    Barbara Fry, adult educator, business owner and former nurse
    administrator.
    




For further information:

For further information: or to pre-register as media: Tina Grznar,
Communications Coordinator, (613) 237-2133 ext. 283, Cell: (613) 266-0306,
tgrznar@cna-aiic.ca

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