Nursing Explorations 2018 Conference

Nursing Explorations 2018 Conference will be held on November 30, 2018 at the Centre Mont-Royal: 2200 Mansfield St, Montreal, QC H3A 3R8

Together Stronger: Nurses Shaping Future Environments for Health” 

Hosted by:

The Ingram School of Nursing and the McGill Nursing Collaborative

Nursing Explorations brings together key stakeholders of the profession, namely senior nurse leaders of major health care institutions, managers, advanced practice nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse clinicians, nurse educators and researchers.

This event will be accredited.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the conference participants will be able to:

  • Explore strategies that could contribute to  closing the gap between acute care and primary health care nursing to strengthen our overall healthcare environment.
  • Understand globalization and its effect on the health of populations, and reflect on how ready are we to deal with the impacts of environmental issues?
  • Describe the current contextual challenges related  to health-care delivery in the Canadian context and how nurses can advocate and fully utilize their political voice on behalf of Canadians.
  • Describe the key attributes and skills of nursing leadership required to face the demands of the current context.
  • Identify future directions for nursing leadership and the necessary strategies for supporting  safe, high quality reliable care to address the demands and needs of the Canadian population.


This educational activity is approved for a maximum of 6 hours of accredited continuing nursing education by the Office for Continuing Nursing Education (CNE), Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University.


Scientific Advisory and Planning Committee

  • Elaine Doucette, N, MSc(N) (Co-Chair)
  • Annie Chevrier, N, MSc(A)  (Co-Chair)
  • Rosetta Antonacci, N, MSc (adm)
  • Alain Biron, N, Ph.D.
  • Jessica Emed, N, MSc(A)
  • Francoise Filion, N, MSc(N)
  • Valerie Frunchak, N, MSc(A)
  • Diana Gausden, N, SCPHN
  • Melanie Gauthier, N, M. Int. Care N
  • Sandie larouche, N, MSc(A)
  • Melanie Lavoie-Tremblay, N, Ph.D.
  • Virginia Lee, N, Ph.D.
  • Caroline Marchionni, N, MSc(A)
  • Louise Murray, N, MSc(A)
  • Lia Sanzone, N, MSc(A)
  • Jodi Tuck, N, MSc(A)
  • Rosanna Zappavigna, N, M.Ed.

Conference Management

Adriana Bonacci – JPdL International
NursingExplorationsSecretariat [at] jpdl.com

Media relations

Christina Kozakiewicz, Communications Officer, Ingram School of Nursing
communications.nursing [at] mcgill.ca

Call for abstracts


Call for Poster Presentation Abstracts

To all nurses, students, educators, practitioners, advanced practice nurses, researchers, and managers.

Nursing Explorations 2018 will be accepting abstract submissions for poster presentations at its annual conference on November 30, 2018.

The theme for Nursing Explorations 2018: Together Stronger: Nurses Shaping Future Environments for Health.


UPDATED Abstract preparation guidelines:

  • Maximum word count: 350 words (excluding spaces)
  • The title of the abstract and author(s) are not included in the 350 words
  • Language of submission: English or French
  • Required headings: introduction, methods, results, conclusion
  • Additionally, please include a brief explanation of how your topic fits into the theme of the conference
  • Abstracts can have been published or presented at any other conference (please specify) within the past year

Additional information:

  • Abstracts should be submitted only if an author intends to attend the conference and present the poster if accepted
  • All presenters must register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fee
  • Designated poster session times will be listed in the Conference Program. Presenting authors will be required to stand by their posters during listed time(s)
  • Instructions regarding the poster presentation will be provided if the abstract is accepted
  • Abstracts must be submitted by email with the subject: “Nursing Explorations 2018: Call for Abstracts Submission” and sent to: conference.nursing [at] mcgill.ca

Abstract submission themes:
​Together Stronger: Nurses Shaping Future Environments for Health is a theme that may have many dimensions including but not limited to: nursing politics and activism; nursing and technology: implications for clinical practice: education and research; ethical dimensions of nursing; social justice and equity; culture of healthcare; workplace environment and quality of care; Indigenous health; environmental health

Please direct any questions to conference.nursing [at] mcgill.ca

About the McGill Nursing Collaborative

The McGill Nursing Collaborative in Education and Innovation in Patient- and Family-Centered Care is a donor-supported initiative intended to advance nursing research, education and practice in the McGill community, especially in ways that enhance cooperation between the three founding partners: the Ingram School of Nursing, the McGill University Health Centre, and the Jewish General Hospital.

The l​ogo for the McGill Nursing Collaborative (above image) was designed to represent the different organizations involved: the Ingram School of Nursing (ISoN) (McGill University), the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and the Jewish General Hospital (JGH). The themes represented in the logo's design are: service, care and collaboration. 

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