Philosophy in a Nurse's World: Troubling Practice

Kinnear Centre for Creativity & Innovation
May 25-27, 2014
The Banff Centre - Banff, Alberta 

The May 2014 conference is an extension of our successful 2012 conference and we will be continuing the general theme of ‘the political’ and nursing practice. At the 2012 conference we examined concerns and questions that related to the social, political and economic contexts and conditions currently organizing nursing as a discipline and a field of care. In 2014 we want to continue our collective philosophical conversation about 'the political' and nursing practice and in particular, focus on philosophy in action in nursing practice. What is the difference that philosophy makes to practice? Can our philosophical work politicize our practices and what effects might this have for us and for health systems?


Plenary Speakers: 

  • Dr. Brenda Cameron, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Dr. Helen Kohlen, University of Vallendar, Germany
  • Dr. Anna Lundberg, Linköpings University, Sweden
  • Dr. Mary Ellen Purkis, University of Victoria, Canada
  • Dr. Gary Rolfe, Swansea University, Wales
  • Dr. Isabela Vellosa, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Important Dates:

January 13, 2013:      Call for Abstract Deadline

February 4, 2014:        Notification of abstract acceptance

March 7, 2014:            Early Bird Registration Deadline

March 24, 2014:          Banff Centre Accomodation Group Rate deadline

May 16, 2014:             Registration deadline  

For more information and to register, please visit:


Conference Co-convenors

Dr. Derek Sellman and Dr. Christine Ceci
Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta