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The 2019 Call for Abstracts 

Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract and/or volunteered their time in helping contribute to our Preliminary Program. Please click here and follow this link to our Program Section within the website for the most up to date information regarding the program.

View the Call for Abstracts PDF

Conference Sessions Include

Oral Presentations – 25 minutes inclusive of question period.

Talking Circle/Fishbowl Discussions – This format is designed for maximum audience engagement. The room will be set in concentric rings with 4-5 chairs in the centre. A handheld microphone will be provided, but no other A/V equipment. The people in the centre chairs are the ones to speak. The presenters or facilitator will sit in the centre to start the conversation. As participants have something to say, they may join the centre chairs. Movement is encouraged to allow all voices to be heard. The session lasts for 1 hour.
Open Session Format – Have a creative idea for a new session format? Select this option and include a description of your session delivery method. Time frame could be 15 minutes, 30 minutes or up to 1 hour. Innovative formats could include: Networking Cafés, Gallery Walks, Multi Media or Video Presentations and hands on technology demonstrations.


For the 2019 National Community Health Nursing Conference, the theme is "Harnessing the Power of Community Health Nursing". How are you using the power of community health nursing to bring about change in your community for, and with your clients? Are you utilizing innovative technology in your practice; finding new ways to address health inequity issues; or integrating Indigenous ways of knowing and cultural safety? Your abstract can address the following: 
• Advocating for healthy public policy
• Client centred care
• Quality Improvement
• Demonstrating leadership
• Building Relationships/Partnerships
• Advancing CHN roles


Abstract submissions are encouraged from nurses in all domains of community health nursing: practice, administration, education, research and policy. Student submissions are strongly encouraged!


Advancing Community Health Nursing in Canada.


• Acquire practical tools, products and processes to advance practice
• Generate research questions, connections and opportunities
• Discover innovative leadership strategies
• Strengthen CHN visibility and identity
• Continuing our learning about Indigenous health

All abstracts are subjected to "blind" peer review. Selection criteria include relevance to Community Health Nursing as well as the conference themes.


All abstracts will be acknowledged on the date they are received. Abstracts will be accepted until 11:59pm EST on January 11, 2019. The selection process will be completed and all primary authors will be notified by the end of February 2019.

All presenters are responsible for all expenses incurred and must register for the conference prior to May 1, 2019.