Upcoming Events:

World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses International Meeting

The World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses (WFNN), in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses (CANN) are proud to present our International Meeting, which will be held in Toronto, Canada, October 19th-20th, 2018. **The Venue:** Toronto, Canada Toronto, Canada is located on the northern shores of Lake Ontario. As the most populous city in Canada, Toronto is the cultural and tourist hub of the nation. The BMO Conference Center is centrally located within walking distance to major local hotels and easily accessible via public transportation from their International Airport. **Our Hosts** The Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses (CANN) was established to set standards of practice and promote continuing professional education and research. Established in 1969, the association promotes lifelong learning by organizing numerous professional meetings, seminars and conferences with the aim of presenting and sharing knowledge about the latest developments in the field of neuroscience.

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2nd Annual International Research Symposium

Just like this past year – presentations will be short (15-20 minutes) and focus on neuro-nurse-research. The symposium will cover the research spectrum and include 1. Planned proposals and ideas 2. Works in progress 3. Works in data analysis or manuscript preparation phase 4. Completed research studies We are looking for speakers. Unfortunately, we cannot afford to cover expenses nor provide honoraria. If you or a nurse you know has work – this will be a great venue. We will be sending out a call for poster abstracts (we hope you keep this in mind for students and trainees with research work in neuro). Just as the symposium covers works in progress and completed works, posters will be allowed to include WIPs and Completed studies.

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WFNN 13th Quadrennial Congress

"Create - Imagine - Inspire - Discover" Please join us for the 13th Quadrennial Congress of the World Federation Neuroscience Nurses to be held in Darwin, Australia. It will prove to be an event to remember in Australia's "*Top End- a place like no other.*" - Abstracts Open: 1st April, 2020 - Abstracts Close: 1st November, 2020 - Authors Notified: 30th November, 2020 - Registration Opens: December, 2020

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World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses International Meeting

The World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses (WFNN), in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses (CANN) are proud to present our International Meeting, which will be held in Toronto, Canada, October 19th-20th, 2018. **The Venue:** Toronto, Canada Toronto, Canada is located on the northern shores of Lake Ontario. As the most populous city in Canada, Toronto is the cultural and tourist hub of the nation. The BMO Conference Center is centrally located within walking distance to major local hotels and easily accessible via public transportation from their International Airport. **Our Hosts** The Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses (CANN) was established to set standards of practice and promote continuing professional education and research. Established in 1969, the association promotes lifelong learning by organizing numerous professional meetings, seminars and conferences with the aim of presenting and sharing knowledge about the latest developments in the field of neuroscience.

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EANN Quadrennial Congress

The EANN and BANN welcome abstract submissions on any aspect of neuroscience nursing or related subjects to advance nursing care, management, research or education. In order to plan the programme the abstract will be allocated to one of the followings topic areas: Neurology Neurosurgery Neuro-Rehabilitation Neurocritical care Neuro Paediatrics Neuro-Oncology Neuro radiology Neuro vascular Neuro trauma and emergency care Spinal Education and training Quality improvement projects Abstracts may focus on research or clinical studies, literature review, case studies or practice development.

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Emergency Neurological Life Support

ENLS is designed to help healthcare professionals improve patient care and outcomes during the critical first hours of the patient’s neurological emergency. ENLS covers a collaborative multi-disciplinary approach that outlines a consistent set of protocols, practical checklists, decision points, and suggested communication to use during patient management. **Topics include:** - Acute Non-Traumatic Weakness - Acute Stroke - Airway Ventilation & Sedation - Coma - Intracerebral Hemorrhage - Ischemic Stroke - Meningitis/Encephalitis - Resuscitation following Cardiac Arrest - Spinal Cord Compression - Status Epilepticus - Subarachnoid Hemorrhage - Traumatic Brain Injury ENLS is designated for a maximum of 15 CME, ACPE, ANCC and CECBEMS credits upon completion of the online course. ENLS Certification is valid for 2 years.

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Dawn
06/22/18

A new scholarship for African Neuroscience Nurses

The WFNN has developed a scholarship to honour of Elizabeth Naigaga, an outstanding neuroscience nurse from Uganda who recently passed away. The Elizabeth Naigaga Scholarship will support African neuroscience nurses with funds to attend a national or international conference. Donations to the scholarship will begin July 1st, 2018.

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Christi
05/30/18

Elizabeth, we will miss you!

Elizabeth Naigaga was an inspiration to so many nurses in Uganda! She paved the way as a nursing champion to become the head nurse of the first ICU at Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. Despite low resources and limited personnel, she improved care in the pediatric intensive care unit and developed a high dependency unit for the neurosurgical patient.

In 2013, Elizabeth traveled to Gifu, Japan and presented at the 11th Quadrennial WFNN Congress. Elizabeth was the first representative from Africa to attend the WFNN meeting. Elizabeth demonstrated incredible clinical, mentoring, and leadership skills which has helped to transform the Mulago ICU into an exemplary unit. She died yesterday in Uganda from cancer but she will be remembered for her dedication and pioneering work to change lives, inspire hope and improve neuroscience nursing.

Elizabeth's passion to change the world she lived in will be honored by a creating a scholarship fund in her name to benefit an African nurse with limited resources to attend an international nursing conference with WFNN, NCS or AANN. We will miss you Elizabeth!

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Vicki
03/19/18

50th Anniversary of AANN meeting celebrated in San Diego!

Nurses from across the US and abroad converged in San Diego, California to celebrate the 50th anniversary of AANN. In 1968, visionary leader Agnes Marshall Walker formed an organization of specialized neuroscience nurses with a typewriter, a few dollars and unlimited determination. Now 50 years later, AANN has more than 5000 members and the celebration and commitment to neuroscience nursing continues.

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Christi
02/17/18

EANN Quadrennial Congress site is now open!

It's time to start planning your trip to Manchester, England! The EANN congress website for the congress is now open and accepting abstracts for their next meeting scheduled March 19-22, 2019. This congress will be hosted by BANN in collaboration with the Society of British Neurosurgeons expanding your opportunities for professional networking and outstanding education. It's definitely on my calendar and I hope to see you there! www.neuro2019.org

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Dawn
02/09/18

You need to check out this article in Nature

A team of international scientists think they have found a way to identify patients at risk for Alzheimers Disease-and all through a simple blood test. We have known for years that AD is the result of a build-up of amyloid proteins in the brain. These proteins destroy neurons. For healthy people, these proteins are broken down and released into the blood stream for elimination. For people with AD, they stay put. Taking amyloid levels in healthy people versus those with AD should something startling...The amyloid blood levels are higher in healthy people...So measuring amyloid serum levels may provide insight into those with higher levels of amyloid in their brain (AD). Nature

Upcoming Events:

World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses International Meeting

The World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses (WFNN), in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses (CANN) are proud to present our International Meeting, which will be held in Toronto, Canada, October 19th-20th, 2018. **The Venue:** Toronto, Canada Toronto, Canada is located on the northern shores of Lake Ontario. As the most populous city in Canada, Toronto is the cultural and tourist hub of the nation. The BMO Conference Center is centrally located within walking distance to major local hotels and easily accessible via public transportation from their International Airport. **Our Hosts** The Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses (CANN) was established to set standards of practice and promote continuing professional education and research. Established in 1969, the association promotes lifelong learning by organizing numerous professional meetings, seminars and conferences with the aim of presenting and sharing knowledge about the latest developments in the field of neuroscience.

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Emergency Neurological Life Support

ENLS is designed to help healthcare professionals improve patient care and outcomes during the critical first hours of the patient’s neurological emergency. ENLS covers a collaborative multi-disciplinary approach that outlines a consistent set of protocols, practical checklists, decision points, and suggested communication to use during patient management. **Topics include:** - Acute Non-Traumatic Weakness - Acute Stroke - Airway Ventilation & Sedation - Coma - Intracerebral Hemorrhage - Ischemic Stroke - Meningitis/Encephalitis - Resuscitation following Cardiac Arrest - Spinal Cord Compression - Status Epilepticus - Subarachnoid Hemorrhage - Traumatic Brain Injury ENLS is designated for a maximum of 15 CME, ACPE, ANCC and CECBEMS credits upon completion of the online course. ENLS Certification is valid for 2 years.

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2nd Annual International Research Symposium

Just like this past year – presentations will be short (15-20 minutes) and focus on neuro-nurse-research. The symposium will cover the research spectrum and include 1. Planned proposals and ideas 2. Works in progress 3. Works in data analysis or manuscript preparation phase 4. Completed research studies We are looking for speakers. Unfortunately, we cannot afford to cover expenses nor provide honoraria. If you or a nurse you know has work – this will be a great venue. We will be sending out a call for poster abstracts (we hope you keep this in mind for students and trainees with research work in neuro). Just as the symposium covers works in progress and completed works, posters will be allowed to include WIPs and Completed studies.

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