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National Nurses Conference Begins in Winnipeg

June 16, 2014 8:45 AM | News

Health care professionals from across the country are in Winnipeg this week for the Canadian Nurses Association’s (CNA) national biennial convention.

The three-day event, beginning today and running until Wednesday, is bringing together more than 600 registered nurses. CBC’s Rick Mercer is kicking off the event at the RBC Convention Centre.

The convention will explore pressing health care issues facing the nation, reflect on the opportunities for the nursing profession and the health care system, design realistic, goal-driven practices and policy solutions, and act for meaningful change — in keeping with the 2014 theme: Explore. Reflect. Design. Act.

Distinguished guests include Dr. Gina Browne of McMaster University, Dr. David Butler-Jones, Canada’s first and current chief public health officer, and Evan Solomon, host of CBC’s “Power & Politics” and “The House.”

Portions of the conference will be live streamed on the CNA website.