2022 Canadian Doctoral Nursing Network Virtual Conference: Moving Forward: Surviving and Finishing the PhD Journey

The Faculty of Nursing is looking forward to this year’s conference. Even though we cannot come together in person, we can still have a great conference virtually



Moving Forward: Surviving and Finishing the PhD Journey

Conference Dates: June 1, 2, & 3, 2022

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. Sylvain Brousseau, RN, MSc, InF, Ph.D.
  • Dr. Sarah Flogen, RN, BScN, M.Ed, PhD
  • Dr. Marlene Smadu, RN, BScN, MAdEd, EdD, LLD (h.c.)
  • Dr. Olive Yonge, RN, PhD, RPsych

2022 Conference Details

Important Dates:

  • Regular $75.00 + tax till May 26, 2022
  • EXTENDED: Abstracts due May 8
  • Recorded Presentations due May 26, 2022
  • Virtual Conference June 1, 2, and 3, 2022

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.



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