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First Atlantic Nursing Informatics Conference a wonderful Success!

I was honoured to participate in the First Atlantic Nursing Informatics Conference held in Halifax this past week, October 1st to 3rd, 2008. It was organized by the Nova Scotia Nursing Informatics Group with help from groups in New Brunswick and members from PEI.

The Conference itself was superbly organized - I was very impressed! It provided both a professional yet relaxed atmosphere for Canadian Nursing informatics enthusiasts to come together to learn, share and network.

I was honoured to provide one of the Pre-Conference workshops, entitled Nursing Informatics 101 (click to view the PPT) as well as provide the Final address, focusing on A National Perspective of Nursing Informatics.

Another Pre-Conference workshop plus the Keynote address was delivered by change expert, Dr. Dawn Marie Turner. Other presenters included: Peggy White, Theresa Fillatre, Sandra Allan, Cathy Berkvens, Steven Soroka, Shauna McMahon, Wendy Martin, Jackie MacDonald, Priscella Sharky, Pearl Murphy, and Margaret Duffy.

I was also impressed with the city of Halifax. The richness of the colonial history in this city is astounding - and they deserve credit for preserving so much of their unique history. The city was celebrating their 250th birthday during our stay, and I saw dozens of locals dressed in what looked like authentic historical costume and regalia.

I am sure the NSNIG will be posting highlights on their website at: You can view a copy of the program HERE.

Special kudos to Nancy McCara for spearheading the Conference planning and organization. She did a tremendous job!

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Bell Tower
Bell Tower Clock in Halifax

Celtic Cross
Celtic Cross Memorial in Halifax

St Pauls
St Paul's Anglican Church in Halifax

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Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge

June wrote Chapter Three, "Computer Science and the Foundation of Knowledge Model" for the new text, Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge which was published by Jones and Bartlett in 2008/9.

ISBN-13: 9780763753283
ISBN-10: 0763753289
$52.95 (Sugg. US List)
499 Pages

NI Book

This textbook was edited by Dr. Dee McGonigle and Dr. Kathleen Mastrian, both faculty at Penn State University. Dee is also the Editor in Chief of the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics. The list of authors is like a who's who of nursing informatics, offering a very usable and invaluable tool for either teaching informatics or for personal professional development reading. The companion book site comes complete with student and instructor resources, including powerpoints, flashcards, crosswords, test banks, pod casts, instructors manual and tools and informatics updates. Click here to visit the Book site.

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