Generic placeholder image Retirement of a long standing WFNN employee

JD Meacham, a long standing WFNN Board member retires from the WFNN after a long industrious career. We will miss his humour, his dedication to neuroscience nursing and his beautiful pictures of the mountains where he resides. Congratulations and thank you for all the hard work! Enjoy your well-deserved retirement.

Singapore joins the WFNN

The executive board welcomes the Singapore neuroscience nurses association to the WFNN. Welcome!

 
 

Italy joins the WFNN

We welcomed the Italian neuroscience nurses to the WFNN. Christi DeLemos joined President Cristina Razzini in Rome for their highly successful national meeting.

2015: Updates and new members

So far, in 2015 we updated our website and welcomed Uganda into the WFNN.

 
 

Generic placeholder image 2013: Japan

The conference was held in beautiful city of Gifu during the early spring and hosted by the Japanese Assocation of Neuroscience Nurses (JANN) and local chair Mitsue Ishiyama. Many of us climbed that famous mountain and highly enjoyed the local culture. The congress was attended by 340 nurses from across the world. The executive commitee for the WFNN for the 2013 congress was V. Prendergast (Pres), V. Evans (VP), K. March (Secretary/Treasurer) and JD Meacham, Executive Director.

In 2013; Twitter goes live, a garment factory in Bangladesh claims 1100 people, world politics and violence erupts, and the 3D printer is born.

Generic placeholder image 2009: Canada

Our meeting was held in the culturally-diverse city of Toronto at York University during the early summer and hosted by the local chair of the Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses (CANN) W. Koopman. The executive committee for the WFNN for the 2009 congress consisted of V. Prendergast (Pres), V. Evans (VP), K. March (Secretary), P. Hagell (Treasurer) and JD Meacham, Executive Director. 2009 was the beginning of EANN and Neuroblend, consisting of a group of dedicated neuroscience experts with a passion for international education. Dr. Roberta Bondar, the first female astronaut in space was the key note speaker.

Also in 2009; the 'swine flu' is listed as a global pandemic, Barack Obama is voted in as president, Australia witnesses its worst wild fires and Greenland is voted the least populated country representing .001% of the world's population

 
 

Generic placeholder image 2005: Spain

The conference was held in the romantic city of Barcelona during the springtime and hosted by the local chair R. Suner. The executive commitee for the WFNN in 2005 was H. Ubachs (Pres), P. Hagell (VP), R. Firth (Secretary) and V. Prendergast (Treasurer). Our executive team also welcomed JD Meacham as the Executive Director.

In 2005, Pope John Paul II passes away and >4 million people attend his funeral. Disneyland celebrates is 50th birthday, the Avian flu shows itself, and the Kyoto Protocol comes into effect.

Generic placeholder image 2001: Australia

The conference was held way down under in spectacular Sydney, home of the famous Opera House and hosted by the Australian Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) and local chair, V. Evans. The WFNN Executive committee for the 2001 congress was H. Ubachs (Pres), B. Lester (VP), P. Hagell (Secretary), V. Prendergast (Treasurer).

In 2001, the twin towers collapse and a plane crashes into the Pentagon. An earthquake in India kills >20,000 people, the IRA dismantles it weapons arsenal and the leaning Tower of Pisa is finally re-opended after 11 years of repairs.

 
 

Generic placeholder image 1997: The Netherlands

Our meeting was held in beautiful Amsterdam at the heigth of spring and supported by Europeon Association of Neuroscience Nurses (EANN) and the local chair E. Baten. The executive committee of the WFNN for the 1997 congress was M. Reimer, the new President, C. Eberhardie (VP), S. Carroll (Secretary) and V. Prendergast (Treasurer)

1997 was a challenging year. Both Mother Theresa and Princess Diana pass away this year. 150 countries sign The Kyoto Protocol (global warming), Luxemborg is voted the world's richest country, while the beginning of the global economic crisis is realized.

Generic placeholder image 1993: Mexico

The meeting was held in beautiful Acapulco. Weather was spectacular and attended by many, including the WFNN executive committee, V. Roach (Pres), M. Reimer (VP), M. Fiore (Secretary) and C. Eberhardie (Treasurer).

1993 included the release of the famous movie Jurassic Park. Nelson Mandela and F. W. de Klerk win the Nobel Peace prize. South Africa adopts a majority rule constitution and Rodney King raises racial awareness in the US. The world population sits as 5.5 billion. The Europeon Union is created.

 
 

1970-1993

The WFNN continues to build links and community fostering education and support

1969: Our beginning

The WFNN is conceptualized by Agnes Marshall with the goal of developing and connecting neurosciences nurses worldwide in a community of education, association and support.

1969 was a big year. Russia launches a rocket towards Venus, the concord makes its maiden flight, Neil Armstrong lands on the moon and the Woodstock music and art festival is born.

 
Singapore joins the WFNN

The executive board welcomes the Singapore neuroscience nurses association to the WFNN. Welcome!

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Retirement of a long standing WFNN employee

JD Meacham, a long standing WFNN Board member retires from the WFNN after a long industrious career. We will miss his humour, his dedication to neuroscience nursing and his beautiful pictures of the mountains where he resides. Congratulations and thank you for all the hard work! Enjoy your well-deserved retirement.

Italy joins the WFNN

We welcomed the Italian neuroscience nurses to the WFNN. Christi DeLemos joined President Cristina Razzini in Rome for their highly successful national meeting.

2015: Updates and new members

So far, in 2015 we updated our website and welcomed Uganda into the WFNN.

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2013: Japan

The conference was held in beautiful city of Gifu during the early spring and hosted by the Japanese Assocation of Neuroscience Nurses (JANN) and local chair Mitsue Ishiyama. Many of us climbed that famous mountain and highly enjoyed the local culture. The congress was attended by 340 nurses from across the world. The executive commitee for the WFNN for the 2013 congress was V. Prendergast (Pres), V. Evans (VP), K. March (Secretary/Treasurer) and JD Meacham, Executive Director.

In 2013; Twitter goes live, a garment factory in Bangladesh claims 1100 people, world politics and violence erupts, and the 3D printer is born.

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2009: Canada

Our meeting was held in the culturally-diverse city of Toronto at York University during the early summer and hosted by the local chair of the Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses (CANN) W. Koopman. The executive committee for the WFNN for the 2009 congress consisted of V. Prendergast (Pres), V. Evans (VP), K. March (Secretary), P. Hagell (Treasurer) and JD Meacham, Executive Director. 2009 was the beginning of EANN and Neuroblend, consisting of a group of dedicated neuroscience experts with a passion for international education. Dr. Roberta Bondar, the first female astronaut in space was the key note speaker.

Also in 2009; the 'swine flu' is listed as a global pandemic, Barack Obama is voted in as president, Australia witnesses its worst wild fires and Greenland is voted the least populated country representing .001% of the world's population

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2005: Spain

The conference was held in the romantic city of Barcelona during the springtime and hosted by the local chair R. Suner. The executive commitee for the WFNN in 2005 was H. Ubachs (Pres), P. Hagell (VP), R. Firth (Secretary) and V. Prendergast (Treasurer). Our executive team also welcomed JD Meacham as the Executive Director.

In 2005, Pope John Paul II passes away and >4 million people attend his funeral. Disneyland celebrates is 50th birthday, the Avian flu shows itself, and the Kyoto Protocol comes into effect.

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2001: Australia

The conference was held way down under in spectacular Sydney, home of the famous Opera House and hosted by the Australian Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) and local chair, V. Evans. The WFNN Executive committee for the 2001 congress was H. Ubachs (Pres), B. Lester (VP), P. Hagell (Secretary), V. Prendergast (Treasurer).

In 2001, the twin towers collapse and a plane crashes into the Pentagon. An earthquake in India kills >20,000 people, the IRA dismantles it weapons arsenal and the leaning Tower of Pisa is finally re-opended after 11 years of repairs.

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1997: The Netherlands

Our meeting was held in beautiful Amsterdam at the heigth of spring and supported by Europeon Association of Neuroscience Nurses (EANN) and the local chair E. Baten. The executive committee of the WFNN for the 1997 congress was M. Reimer, the new President, C. Eberhardie (VP), S. Carroll (Secretary) and V. Prendergast (Treasurer)

1997 was a challenging year. Both Mother Theresa and Princess Diana pass away this year. 150 countries sign The Kyoto Protocol (global warming), Luxemborg is voted the world's richest country, while the beginning of the global economic crisis is realized.

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1993: Mexico

The meeting was held in beautiful Acapulco. Weather was spectacular and attended by many, including the WFNN executive committee, V. Roach (Pres), M. Reimer (VP), M. Fiore (Secretary) and C. Eberhardie (Treasurer).

1993 included the release of the famous movie Jurassic Park. Nelson Mandela and F. W. de Klerk win the Nobel Peace prize. South Africa adopts a majority rule constitution and Rodney King raises racial awareness in the US. The world population sits as 5.5 billion. The Europeon Union is created.

1970-1993

The WFNN continues to build links and community fostering education and support

1969: Our beginning

The WFNN is conceptualized by Agnes Marshall with the goal of developing and connecting neurosciences nurses worldwide in a community of education, association and support.

1969 was a big year. Russia launches a rocket towards Venus, the concord makes its maiden flight, Neil Armstrong lands on the moon and the Woodstock music and art festival is born.

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Christi DeLemos, WFNN President and Executive Board member

Christi has enjoyed a neuroscience nursing career for more than 20 years. Her professional work has focused on advancing the care of neuroscience patients through stroke and traumatic brain injury research. She currently works for the University of California Davis as a Nurse Practitioner in neurological surgery and a consultant for traumatic brain injury research. She is a strong advocate for nursing education and serves as clinical faculty at the University of California San Francisco in the department of physiological nursing. Christi is also a founding member of a community nonprofit organization that provides support services to brain aneurysm, AVM patients and their families. She promotes the development of neuroscience nursing skills across the world

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Vicki Evans, WFNN Vice-president and Board member

Vicki has been involved in Neuroscience nursing for the last 30 years in a variety of positions, in both public and private, in Australian and American settings. Along the way she has completed tertiary studies in Management and Neuroscience. She is currently employed as Clinical Nurse Consultant: Neuroscience at Royal North Shore Hospital Sydney, Australia. She is heavily involved in the Australasian Neuroscience Nurses Association (ANNA) and the World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses (WFNN). She holds a number of positions – • WFNN – Vice President (2005- present). • Scientific Chair for the WFNN Quadrennial Congress – Sydney 2001, Canada 2009, Japan 2013, Croatia 2017. • Editor for the Australasian Journal of Neuroscience. • Author of the board game - Cerebral Tap ©

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JD Meacham, WFNN Executive Director

JD's personal focus is patient advocacy. JD is the executive of the WFNN and executive director of NNF. JD is committed to movement disorders and is the director-at-large of the Parkinson's resource center

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Dawn Tymianski, Treasurer/ Secretary

Treasurer/Secretary Dawn Tymianski is a senior Adult Nurse Practitioner at the University Health Network and currently holds the role of Neurosurgical Outreach for the province of Ontario. Dawn holds cross-appointment at the University of Toronto, Graduate Department of Nursing and was an editor and contributor of the first neuroscience textbook for Canadian nurses, called, ‘Neuroscience Nursing: A Canadian Perspective’. Dawn is a frequent key-note speaker at local and international conferences in the nursing leadership and neuroscience care. Dawn is a completing her PhD in organizational studies in healthcare

The World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses (WFNN) is an international neuroscience nursing organization dedicated to the promotion and development of neuroscience nursing worldwide. The mission of the WFNN is to encourage and facilitate interaction amongst neuroscience nurses worldwide and to aid, exchange and disseminate nursing knowledge. The WFNN is dedicated to
improving and fostering the highest nursing standards, encourage nursing research and the development of expertise across all levels of neuroscience nursing.

Activities of the WFNN include facilitating world neuroscience nursing scientific meeting every 4 years, development of educational materials for nursing and highlight and support local and international conferences. The WFNN actively seeks opportunities for learning, highlighted through the website and fosters the building of a community of neuroscience nursing international relationships.

If you are a nurse practicing within the neuroscience field but not yet a member of the WFNN, please contact dawn.tymianski@uhn.ca

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Integra Neuroscience Nursing Grant

Integra has been very generous with WFNN and is offering 2 (two) 1250$ US Dollars travel grants to 2 (two ) nurses in financial need in order that they attend the congress in Opatija this September. Please fill in and complete the application!

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May 13th, 2017

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2017 Agnes Marshall Best Paper and Poster Award

Agnes Marshall is credited with co-founding the WFNN in 1969. The WFNN Board of Directors created the 'Agnes Marshall-Walker Best Paper and Best Poster award recognizes one nurse in each category for their scientific pursuits of scholarly inquiry. Best paper and Best poster awards are 500 USD each and chosen by an international peer review committee

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February 1st, 2017

Travel grant for 2017 Congress

WFNN members can apply for travel grants to provide financial support to attend the 2017 WFNN Quadrennial Congress to be held in Opatija, Croatia. This meeting promises to bring together nurses from across the world to share their passion for neuroscience nursing.

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February 1st, 2017

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