National Conference - Archive

Mental Health Nursing in the 21st Century:
Social and Professional Responsibility

Comes to Toronto, Ontario
October 26-28, 2011
Sheraton Centre Hotel

Thank you to everyone who attended the 5th National Mental Health Nurses Conference in Toronto, October 26-28th. This year’s conference was a great success with over 350 people in attendance along with 19 Exhibiting Organizations and Companies.

The program kicked off on Wednesday with 6 pre-conference workshops and Professor John Cutcliffe started the main 2-day conference on Thursday morning. Between Thursday and Friday, we had a total of 64 Concurrent / How – To / Roundtable / Networking café presenters along with 23 Poster presenters.

Thursday evening brought our banquet dinner where we recognized Madge Reece, winner of the Toronto Star Nightingale Award.Madge is an RPN and Mental Health Nurse. Also at the banquet we heard the beautiful music of harpist Marie Asuncion and then we heard a very touching speech from Marie, who has schizophrenia.

Friday morning brought together perspectives from across the country, as we had our Cross Country Panel: Wayne Skinner, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, ON; Cathy Pryce, Alberta Health Services; Sally Palmer, Capital District Health Authority, NB andElly Spencer, NOR-MAN Regional Health Authority, MB.

To close out the conference, we had Susan Inman speak on “What Parents with Psychotic Disorders Need from Nurses”.

Mental Health Commission of Canada
Unfortunately Louise Bradley, President & CEO of the Mental Health Commission of Canada could not be in attendance, however she did send a letter, click here to view it.

A big thank you to our sponsors