Event date
July 1, 2023, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
July 2, 2023, 7:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
July 3, 2023, 7:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
July 4, 2023, 7:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
July 5, 2023, 7:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.
July 6, 2023, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Event address

InterContinental Montreal
360 rue Saint-Antoine Ouest
Montreal QC H2Y 3X4

No cost

About this event:

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) and the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) will co-host the 29th ICN Congress July 1-5, 2023 in Montreal, Canada with the theme: Nurses together: a force for global health. The 2023 Congress will be held in the Montreal Palais des Congrès. To register for the congress, please see their website. Please see below for a list of all RNAO sessions at the ICN.

The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is hosting a Best Practice Spotlight Organization® (BPSO®) Special Session following ICN on July 6, 2023 at the InterContinental Montreal, connected to the Montreal Convention Centre.

RNAO invites current and prospective BPSOs to join us for this event. For more details, please contact Melissa Greig at mgreig@RNAO.ca.

To learn more about BPSOs, please read our fact sheet (in Spanish) and brochure (in Spanish).

Download RNAO's ICN calendar

Descarga el calendario de actividades de la RNAO en el CIE

RNAO sessions

Please browse all RNAO and BPSO sessions taking place at the ICN Congress below:
*Schedule below is subject to change

Saturday, July 1
ePoster viewing available daily for duration of event and on the ICN 2023 Congress mobile App.
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Leveraging policy and Best Practice to create change on the Overdose Crisis

Grinspun D., Kellway M., Merali S., Bailey L., McConnell H.

ePoster 4996
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A mixed-methods approach to synthesizing implementation strategies associated with improved pain management

Naik S., Kim P., Medeiros C., Singla S., Joyce A., McConnell H.

ePoster 4494
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Digitized clinical pathways advance evidence-based practice and continuous quality improvement in Long-Term Care

Wilson R., Johnston D., Grinspun D.,

ePoster 3956
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Turning knowledge to action through a Wound Care Champion Program

McConnell H., Julian P., Grinspun D., Botros M., McCallum C., Beemer D. 

ePoster 7471
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Supporting the development of new, resilient nursing leaders to rebuild and transform health care during a global pandemic

Chee J., Bajnok I., Miscio V., Young B. 

ePoster 7611
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COVID-19 pandemic in Long-Term Care: A global perspective

Grinspun D., Matthews J., Bonner R., Moreno Casba T., Mo J. 

ePoster 8005
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NPs pushing the boundaries through innovation, collaboration and a blueprint for transformation

Bajnok I., Stade B., Kellway M., Ladd E., Smye V., Grinspun D.

ePoster 8107
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The adversity quotient of novice nurses in the COVID-19 pandemic era: across-section study, from China

Wang X., Ma T., Zhong J., Dou X.
Lanzhou University Second Hospital

ePoster 5452
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A study on the correlation between caring ability and caring atmosphere among undergraduate nursing students

Wang Y., Wang J., Zhou L., Dou X.
Lanzhou University Second Hospital

ePoster 6230
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Construction and experimental study of the teaching model of “humanities in course” in pediatric nursing

Wang Y., Zhou L., Wang J., Dou X.
Lanzhou University Second Hospital

ePoster 5238
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Effect of auricular point sticking on recovery of gastrointestinal function after gynecological laparoscopic surgery: a meta-analysis

Tiantian Z.
Lanzhou University Second Hospital

ePoster 7327
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Validity and reliability of the Chinese short versions of the EBP beliefs scale, the EBP implementation scale, and the oganizational culture and readiness scale for system-wide integration of EBP

Liu W., Bai W., Lu Y., Xing L., Yan F., Zhao R., Zhao J., Zhang H.
Henan Provincial People’s Hospital

ePoster 5829
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The status survey and influencing factors of clinical readiness for evidence-based nursing practice 

Liu W., Bai W., Miao X., Yang L., Lu Y., Zhang H.
Henan Provincial People’s Hospital

ePoster 5903
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Relationship among cognitive emotion regulation strategies, professional identity and perceived stress in nursing interns

Lu Y., Xing L., He C.
Henan Provincial People’s Hospital

ePoster 6216
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Complicaciones del estoma y la piel periestomal en pacientes ostomizados atendidos encentros comprometidos con la excelencia en cuidados en España

González-María E., Bernués-Caudillo L., Cameselle-Lago C., Albornos-Muñoz L., Moreno-Casbas M. T.
Instituto de Salud Carlos III

ePoster 5407
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Dismantling systemic and structural racism in nursing

Brathwaite A.C., Versailles D. 
RNAO and the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ottawa Branch

ePoster 708
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Use of Best Practice Guidelines to improve the work health environment in the aged care sector in south Australia

Williams N., Wood J., Bonner R., Dabars E.
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, SA Branch

ePoster 2220
Exhibition area Systematization of experiences of 7 Latin American nursing programs in the implementation of evidence-based nursing and best practice guidelines of the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Silva A.., Vergara O.J., Diaz O.L., Marciales A.P., Uribe F.C., Ochoa M.A.

ePoster 8120
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Cuidaven: use of mobile technology in patient care with a venous device

J. Bujalance Hoyos, M. Enríquez De Luna Rodríguez, M.T. Pérez Jiménez, A.C. González Escobosa, M.J. Fernández Álvarez, A.M. Oña González
Unidad de Gestión de Cuidados, Hospital Regional Universitario de Málaga

ePoster 2817
Sunday, July 2 
1:05 - 2 p.m. ET Station 5

Pandemia de COVID-19 en cuidados a largo plazo: Una perspectiva global

Grinspun D., Matthews J., Bonner R., Mo J., Moreno-Casbas M.T., Batchelor M., Rangel M.

ePoster discussion 8116
1:05 - 2 p.m. ET Station 11

Leading the Expansion of Evidence-Based Practice Cultures Globally

McConnell H., Grinspun D., Dou X., Zhao J., Hao Y., Guo H.

ePoster discussion 2636
1:05 - 2 p.m. ET Station 17

Mobilizing champions to take action through innovative learning solutions

Punia H., Zucal G., Saadallah Z., Wallace K., Julian P., McNeill S.

ePoster discussion 4075
1:05 - 2 p.m. ET Station 9

Advancing knowledge translation using an implementation specialist competency framework

Zucal G., Punia H., Wallace K., Campbell K., Sweeney S., McNeill S.

ePoster discussion 7476
Monday, July 3
10 - 11:30 a.m. ET Room G

Artificial Intelligence-powered techniques to advance evidence-based nursing practices: A case study on falls prevention strategies

Naik S., Grinspun D., Singla S., Medeiros C., McConnell H.

Concurrent session 4478
10 - 11:30 a.m. ET Room D

Addressing anti-Black racism in nursing: Black nurses leading change

Baiden D., Brathwaite A.E., Garraway C.T., Salami B.O., Nelson L.E., Grinspun D. 

Concurrent session 4370
10 - 11:30 a.m. ET Room K

Effectiveness of jigsaw combining PBL method in research proposal writing training among nurses taking part-time master’s programs

Xing L., Lu Y., Shi Z., Liu W.
Henan Provincial People's Hospital 

Concurrent session 3442
1:05 - 2 p.m. ET Station 9

Development of evidence-based nursing-sensitive quality indicators for stroke patients with dysphagia: A Delphi study

Feng Y.
Henan Provincial People’s Hospital

ePoster discussion 4912
Tuesday, July 4
1:05 - 2 p.m. ET Station 1

Efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapies for patients with chronic pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Ma P., Zhao H., Qin W.P.
Lanzhou University Second Hospital

ePoster discussion 6852
4 - 5:30 p.m. ET Room I

A Two-Eyed Seeing Approach to Promoting Indigenous Communities Through Holistic Community Wellness

Suva G., Catalan G., Fenelon P., Meekis G., McConnell H.

Concurrent session 3347
Wednesday, July 5
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET Room H

Diseño y validación de una app para disminuir las complicaciones asociadas al uso de los dipositivos venosos

J. Bujalance Hoyos, M.T. Pérez Jiménez, A.C. González Escobosa, M. Enríquez De Luna Rodríguez, S. Sánchez Gómez, D. Moreno Sanjuan
Unidad de Gestión de Cuidados, Hospital Regional Universitario de Málaga

Concurrent session 676
Thursday, July 6

RNAO invites you to a special session on RNAO’s BPSO designation program on July 6, 2023, the day after the congress:

Location: InterContinental Montreal, 360 rue Saint-Antoine Ouest in Montreal, Que. (direct access to the Montreal Convention Centre)

Speaker: Dr. Doris Grinspun, RNAO CEO and founder of the BPG Program and the BPSO social movement


  • 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET: General information session – This session will highlight the key elements of RNAO’s rigorous BPG Program and the strategies used through the BPSO designation to support knowledge translation and foster uptake and sustainability of RNAO BPGs. BPSOs from around the world will be sharing their BPSO experience and will be available to answer your questions. Breakfast will be provided.  
  • 12 – 4 p.m. ET: BPSO representatives will meet in the afternoon to discuss the ongoing evolution of the program. The afternoon session is for BPSOs only. 

    We invite you to join us for an energizing dialogue on advancing nursing and improving health and health care globally!

    Please register online.

    See the full agenda

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