Dear Delegate,

We would like to share with you the important news that our CGNA2021 conference will be taking place fully online, in light of the ongoing safety concerns about covid-19.

While we are very disappointed not to be meeting you in person, we are working with a conference management company to deliver an online experience that will match as closely as possible what you’ve come to expect from our in-person conferences, including interactive pre-conference workshops, stimulating breakout sessions, and inspiring keynote speakers.

In fact, a virtual conference offers us some unique opportunities for CGNA2021 — here are a few highlights:

  • Reduced registration fees (to be confirmed shortly!)
  • No travel costs!
  • Access to recorded presentations after the conference concludes
  • Expanded reach — we anticipate a larger number of delegates because of the reduced costs & increased convenience
  • Exciting and fully interactive experiences with our conference sponsors and exhibitors

Our conference theme, “Harnessing the Wonder of Gerontological Nursing,” represented our planned in-person location of Niagara Falls, Ontario. While we unfortunately won’t be gathering in Niagara Falls this year, we will certainly still celebrate the wonder of gerontological nursing, as gerontological nurses are at the forefront of the response to covid-19 amongst older adults, in Canada and abroad.  And, we’re also excited to let you know that we’ll return to Niagara Falls, Ontario for CGNA2023.

A full conference program will be available shortly, and registration will open soon!

We are in the process of updating our website to reflect the transition to a virtual conference. Rest assured, conference session times will be adjusted to account for time zones coast-to-coast!

We look forward to “seeing” you at CGNA2021!

Yours sincerely,

Julie Rubel & Kathleen Hunter, CGNA2021 Co-Chairs
Lori Schindel Martin, CGNA President
Elaine Campbell, CGNA President-Elect