Together Stronger: Nurses Shaping Future Environments for Health


7:00 am

Registration Opens Mont-Royal Foyer
7:30 - 8:10 am Scholarly Poster Session and Coffee Mont-Royal Foyer
8:10 - 8:30 am

  • Opening Remarks by Dr. David Eidelman, Vice-Principal (Health Affairs); Dean of the Faculty of Medicine
  • Word of Welcome from the McGill Nursing Collaborative Partners
Mont-Royal Room
8:30 - 9:30 am

Keynote Address: Vanessa Burkoski, RN, PhD, Chief Nursing Executive, Humber River Hospital 
Reforming Patient Safety - Nurses in Action
Patient safety is at the core of Nursing. To elevate patient safety, nurses need to develop and enhance formal and informal advocacy strategies. Dr. Burkoski will share her thoughts, ideas, and impressions about the skill set nurses can develop to more confidently take action to reform patient safety.

Mont-Royal Room
9:30 - 10:30 am

Keynote Address: Régine Laurent, RN, Analyst, TVA
Le pouvoir aux infirmières! Utiliser notre rapport de force pour changer les choses et améliorer les soins

(Ms. Laurent will deliver her keynote in French)
Mont-Royal Room
10:30 - 11:00 am Break Mont-Royal Foyer
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Keynote Address: Mike Villeneuve, RN, CEO, Canadian Nurses Association 
Better Health, Better Care, Better Value — A Nursing Call to Action
Public polls tell us that Canadians have higher expectations of health care than any other public service. And the vast majority expect health care professionals to exert a strong role in improving health systems. The public has high trust in nurses but also very high expectations: they want attentive, communicative, engaged and individualized care—as well as informed political action—from their nurses. Steven Lewis has argued that nursing’s combination of numbers, reputation and reach should translate into power and influence over how health care is financed, organized and delivered. Yet politically, he says, the profession punches below its weight, and the country is the worse for it. In his multi-media presentation today, Michael Villeneuve will use evidence, humour and experience to push all of us in nursing to act as an effective political force in the effort to achieve better health, better care and better value for Canadians

Mont-Royal Room
12:00 - 1:00 pm Networking Luncheon Luncheon - 3rd Floor 

1:00 - 1:30 pm

Scholarly Poster Session

Mont Royal Foyer
1:35 - 2:35 pm

Keynote Address: Barbara Sattler, RN, MPH, Professor of Public Health, University of San Francisco
Nurses Shaping the Health of Our Environments

Mont-Royal Room
2:35 - 3:00 pm Break and free time for reflection on key learnings Mont-Royal Foyer and Room
3:00 - 4:00 pm

Interactive Panel Discussion 
Moderator: Royal Orr

Mont-Royal Room
4:00 pm Closing Remarks by Dr. Anita J. Gagnon, Associate Dean, Faculty of Medicine; Director, Ingram School of Nursing Mont-Royal Room