This page provides important information to speakers/presenters. If you are not a presenter at the Conference, the below information does not apply to you and you do not need to submit the forms.

Thank you for agreeing to participate in the 29th Annual CSGNA National ConferenceBETWEEN THE RIVER & MOUNTAINS DISCOVER US! ENTRE FLEUVE ET MONTAGNES VENEZ NOUS DÉCOUVRIR ! that will be held on September 20-222018 in Quebec City, QC.


While this educational activity is not officially endorsed by the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), nurses may claim it as a continuous learning (CL) activity toward renewal of the CNA certification credential if it is related to their nursing specialty. Pre-authorization from the CNA Certification Program is not required. Participants are encouraged to retain a confirmation of attendance.

This event is a Continous Learning Activity as defined by the Canadian Nurses Association. You may claim a maximum of 18.0 hours.


The easiest way for you to track your CL hours is by using this form, Continuous Learning for Certification Renewal: Activities and Competencies [DOCX, 67.1 KB]. It is a convenient way to log your activities as you complete them. At the end of your five-year term, you submit your CL activities as part of your renewal application (the CNA do not require to see your CL hours until then). It’s also important that you keep all official documents confirming your attendance in CL activities. These documents may be required as part of our renewal auditing process. – See more at:

Presenters are asked to complete the following document: Speaker Information Form

For assistance in writing learning objectives, please refer to the following:



At the beginning of your presentation it is recommended that you identify the learning objectives specific to your presentation which should also be inserted into your slides. If you are a speaker in a session with multiple presenters, please also review the overall learning objectives for the session that have been provided by the Chair.

Your presentation may benefit from interactivity. You may choose a variety of formats for interactivity, e.g. case studies for the presentation, small group activities within the session, live polling or question and answer periods.

Feedback will be solicited from the participants and will include and evaluation of clarity, organization, value, achievement of learning objectives for each session. You will receive a summary of your evaluation following the event, for your CV and/or teaching and academic portfolio. Here is a helpful article as it relates to interactive learning: Interactive Learning in Continuing Professional Development: “at Least 25 Per Cent of Time”, by Gabrielle M. Kane MB, MEd, FRCPC

Actively engaging participants in the content allows them to frame the topic within their own context. Instead of information merely being transmitted, the learner acquires and links new knowledge to his/her current theoretical knowledge and experience in practice. Educational delivery options include the following:

  • plenary sessions
  • small-group sessions
  • round tables
  • workshops
  • break-out sessions
  • debates
  • online programs (with interaction between participants and faculty)

Read more about educational delivery formats:

Please also send a headshot photo for the website and program to the Speaker Coordinator.

Presentation rooms will be equipped with a full set up for powerpoint presentations (laptop and projector). Deadline to submit your presentation is September 7. This will allow the organizers time to upload the preesntation to the website, for delegate participation, and provide to onsite AV. Please bring your powerpoint presentation to the conference on a USB flashdrive to load onto the laptop provided onsite. An a/v technician will be present to help load the presentations.

You may use these PPT templates:

All presenters are required to make their own accommodation arrangements. All scientific sessions will be held at the Quebec Convention Centre,

Quebec City, QC. Additional details are available on the accommodation page of the website.

Registration Fee
All speakers are asked to register for the conference. Presenters receive complimentary registration for the day of their speaking commitment. We encourage all presenters to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in the full conference. Speakers will receive a 20% discount off the member day rate should you wish to participate on a day outside the day of your talk.


We would like to assist in making your presentation run as smoothly as possible. Please contact the Speaker Coordinator at any time if you require information or assistance, and check this website for updated program information.

Thank you again for agreeing to participate in the 29th Annual CSGNA National Conference . Your involvement will contribute in making this meeting a success.