The National Association of PeriAnesthesia Nurses of Canada (NAPANc), the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN), the British Anaesthetic and Recovery Nurses Association (BARNA) and the Irish Anaesthetic and Recovery Nurses Association (IARNA) lead the inaugural, the first ever International PeriAnesthesia Nurses Conference


Visit the website developed for this exciting event:  ICPAN WEBSITE:

See Photos from this eventICPAN Photo Gallery, Toronto 2011


Location for the First International PeriAnesthesia Nurses Conference:   Toronto, Ontario CANADA was chosen as the First Host City/Country for this Conference!!!!!!   


Date:  October 2-5, 2011.


Venue:  Sheraton Centre Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario.


Conference ProgramICPAN 2011 Conference Program  


The program included 26 presentations from 8 countries and 44 poster presentations from 4 countries.   


History of ICPAN:


April, 2009: Presidents of 4 leading associations meet in Washington DC to begin talks

June, 2009:  Planning begins by email and teleconference calls

September, 2009:  Site (Toronto) is chosen;  Venue selected

October, 2009 - May, 2010:  Committees organized, planning underway

July, 2010:  Contract signed by 4 Associations;  Hotel secured

August, 2010:  International Conference for PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ICPAN) is now the official name!  See:  Official ICPAN Logo.

September, 2010:  Call for Abstracts for Oral Presentations launched

October, 2010:  ICPAN hits the CNA News:  see attached copy of the "Network News" for this announcememt

November, 2010ICPAN Website:  NEW!!!:

January, 2011:  Call for Poster Abstracts launched.  Exhibitors contacted for sponsorship.

February, 2011: Program content to be finalized.  Registration form prepared for online registration.  Exhibitor Prospectus completed and circulated. 

March, 2011:  Program finalized and published/posted on the website.  REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! 

May 31, 2011:  Deadline for Poster Abstract Submission

June-August, 2011:  Registrations soaring, with delegates from 13 countries registered, nearing 400 in total!

September 28, 2011:  Registration closed due to an overwhelming response and at capacity:  450 delegates!

October 2, 2011:  Grand Opening of the Exhibitor's Hall:  over 300 in attendance!

October 3-5, 2011:  Presentations given by PeriAnesthesia Nurses from 8 countries, 474 in attendance!

October 5, 2011:  Closing Ceremonies note that next International Conference site to be arranged.  Stay tuned to ICPAN website for updates:


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