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2020 Canadian Doctoral Nursing Network Conference



Over the past year, the University of Regina’s Faculty of Nursing has been preparing for the 2020 Canadian Doctoral Nursing Network Conference (CDNN) with great eagerness. However, in light of the COVID-19
pandemic, the 2020 CDNN Conference to be held on June 8, 9, and 10 has been cancelled. The health and wellbeing of all faculty, staff, and students at the University of Regina, and guests is of utmost importance to the University.

We apologize for any inconvenience, but believe cancelling this event is the best course of action in the present
circumstances in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The University of Regina is looking forward to sponsoring the Doctoral Conference in 2021. Conference organizers will be in contact with you in the fall, as we move forward with the plans for next year. We hope that you will be able to join us."



From Your Dissertation to Prosperity

Conference Dates: June 8th, 9th and 10th, 2020

University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada


The Canadian Doctoral Nursing Network Conference (CDNN) is only one of two conferences in Canada where Canadian and International nursing scholars engaged in doctoral work can come together to focus on their journey. The CDNN conference provides a safe place for doctoral students to “find their voice” and test out their ideas among their peers and with nursing faculty. Attendees are given the opportunity to present their research, engage in scholarly discussion and learn from each other and from faculty. There will also be three internationally recognized nurse researchers and scholars, as key note speakers to inspire and motivate attendees.

This conference is dedicated to bringing together many minds, unique in perspective but united in purpose to join together, to network and learn. To accomplish this, the conference is open to nurses and other disciplines engaged in doctoral studies at any stage in Canada and internationally. In the past we have had attendees from disciplines such as Nursing Education, Health Policy, Curriculum & Instruction, and Global Health. As well, attendees have come from all across Canada and internationally from United States of America, Iran and Australia to name a few.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Claire Betker, RN, MN, PhD, CCHN
  • Dr. Elan Paluck, BSP, MSc, PhD
  • Dr. Sally Thorne, PhD, RN, DSc (Hon), FAAN, FCAHS

2020 Conference Details

Important Dates:

  • Early Bird $300 + tax till April 15, 2020
  • Regular $350 + tax till June 2, 2020
  • Abstracts Due May 20, 2020
  • Presentations Due June 5, 2020 at 9:00 am
  • Conference June 8th & 9th, & 10th 2019

Goals of the Conference:

  • Bring together doctoral students engaged in research for networking, scholarly discussions, and learning opportunities;
  • Provide doctoral students with the opportunity to submit an abstract and present their research; and
  • Provide support, encouragement, and mentoring of doctoral students.

Intended Audience:

  • Students at any stage of their doctoral journey, from any discipline.

Example: an RN who is engaged in doctoral studies in education, nursing, rehabilitation sciences, etc.

  • Open to Master's students interested in pursuing a doctoral program.


Research and Innovation Centre
University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

For more information on conference please contact us.