Call For Abstracts: Canadian Association for the History of Nursing/Association Canadienne pour l’Histoire du Nursing (CAHN/ACHN) – Annual Conference June 2016

Brains, Guts and Gumption: Historical Perspectives on Nursing Education, Practice and Entrepreneurship

The 2016 CAHN/ACHN International Nursing History Conference will be held in Vancouver, Canada, 16-18 June 2016

Exploring connections between health, nursing and leadership, the conference welcomes papers that analyze the various ways in which nurses have negotiated their roles as educators, practitioners or entrepreneurs, testing new paths of work and practice as the context of health care changed and demanded new responses. Questions of education, practice, health policy and power will be examined, looking at critical areas of nursing’s past. How did local, regional and global health contexts shape nursing practice and education? How did nurses negotiate new domains of work, authority and knowledge? What tensions arose over claims of knowledge, quality training, skill and professional identity? Abstracts on other topics are also welcome.

The conference will bring together scholars, professionals, and students internationally and from many different areas of nursing and health care. We especially welcome abstracts from students.

Please submit a one page abstract (350 words max.) and a one page CV for consideration. State the title of the submission at the top, then list name, credentials, institutional affiliation or city, contact and e-mail information. Submit two copies of your abstract; one must include the author and contact information. Indicate if submission is a paper, panel or e-poster (to be presented in electronic poster format) presentation. If more than one author is listed, indicate the name of the contact person. The second copy should include title and presentation type with no other identifying information. Abstracts must be no longer than one page, with one inch margins all around. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed. Due date for submission Jan. 31, 2016

Submit abstracts to Dr. Margaret Scaia, University of Victoria, Abstracts must be received by January 31, 2016. Notification of acceptance will be sent in March. All presenters must be members of CAHN/ACHN.

For further information contact Dr. Margaret Scaia ( (Chair program) or Dr. Geertje Boschma ( (Chair local arrangements).

The CAHN/ACHN conference is hosted by the University of British Columbia (UBC) Consortium for Nursing History Inquiry, and co-sponsored by the UBC School of Nursing, Providence Health Care – St. Paul’s Hospital location, the BC History of Nursing Society, the Margaret M. Allemang Society for the History of Nursing, the Manitoba Association for the History of Nursing, the Halifax Nursing History Group, the Nursing History Research Unit at the University of Ottawa, and the Associated Medical Services (AMS).