Synapse 2024 – Call for Abstract Extension

We are happy to share that we have had an excellent response to our call for abstracts. Thank you!

We understand that faculty and students are currently busy with end of term assignments, final exams, and responsibilities. To ensure that everyone has the opportunity to submit their abstracts, the Synapse Planning Committee is pleased to announce that the deadline for abstract submission has been extended from April 17th, 2024, to April 24th, 2024.

This year’s theme is Standing Up for Our Values: Community, Social Justice, Professionalism & Innovation. Abstracts for project proposals, works in progress/on-going projects, and completed research/projects will be accepted.

Abstracts must be sent to the Synapse Committee using the online abstract system: http://synapseslc.ca/.  Submission instructions can be found on the web-based submission form.

Decisions will be sent out the week of May 6th, 2024.  

Thank you in advance for your participation.  We look forward to your submission.

The 2024 Synapse Planning Committee

Synapse 2024 – Keynote Speakers

We are excited to introduce our keynote speakers for the 8th Annual Synapse Nursing Symposium which will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2023, in St. Lawrence College–Kingston Campus with the theme “Standing Up for Our Values: Community, Social Justice, Professionalism & Innovation.”

MORNING KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Karen Fleming

CNS, MN, MSHS, CHSE

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Red Blood Cell Disorders Clinic

Toronto General Hospital

Karen Fleming has been a nurse for over 21 years and started her career at The Hospital for Sick Children on the Haematology/Oncology unit.  She has since pursued nursing leadership roles, completed her MN in 2011 and her Masters of Science in Healthcare Simulation in December 2021 and will be starting her Doctor of Education in September 2024 at UofT.  She believes in the power of education and more specifically, in the power of simulation-based education to engage all 3 domains of learning, while having the biggest impact on behaviour change.

With an ongoing mental commentary of wanting to reduce inequities in health care and improve the quality, access, and delivery of care from nurses, doctors, and all healthcare providers, she has devoted her free time and work time to the advancement of quality care for individuals with Sickle Cell Disease that is anti-racist, equitable, safe, and accessible.

Karen’s most recent achievement is as a member of the Ontario Health Advisory Committee for a Sickle Cell Community of Practice, where providers from all settings can come together to learn from, with and about the best practices in the interprofessional care of patients with SCD.

“My biggest message to all of you is never give up on your dreams, don’t let anyone tell you you can’t, and believe in your own greatness, no matter what anyone else thinks or says.”

AFTERNOON KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Joanna Binch

RN(EC), MScN, PhD

Professor of Nursing, Algonquin College

Joanna Binch, RN(EC), MScN, PhD is a full-time professor of nursing with Algonquin College and a nurse practitioner, practicing in Ottawa. Joanna has worked in community health for the last 23 years- working first in Northern Ontario communities, then returned to school to complete her Master’s and the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program.  Joanna enjoyed working with Inner City Health and individuals experiencing homelessness, but soon moved to Somerset West Community Health Centre where she spent 14 years offering outreach and low-barrier health care to individuals living in rooming houses.  She has a passion for advocating for housing as a form of health care and addressing primary health care needs considerate of the social determinants of health.

We look forward to your participation and having you with us to welcome Karen and Joanna in our symposium.

Synapse 2024 Registration is Now Open

We are happy to announce that the registration for the 8th Annual Synapse Nursing Symposium is now open. We invite all faculty, students, and alumni of the BScN and PN programs as well as members of the nursing community outside SLC to join us for this exciting day of research and scholarship.

Synapse 2024 will take place in St. Lawrence College – Kingston Campus on June 12, 2024, Wednesday. This year’s theme is “Standing Up for Our Values: Community, Social Justice, Professionalism & Innovation.”

Registration will be free for SLC students and faculty. However, there will be a $25 fee + tax for external registrants. An invoice will be sent via email to external registrants with payment instructions.

You can register at this link: Synapse 2024 Registration Form. The deadline for registration is May 24, 2024.

We are thrilled to welcome you to this fantastic event!

Synapse 2024 – Call for Abstract

You are invited to submit an abstract for the 8th Annual Tri-campus Scholarship Symposium “Synapse”, which will take place at the Kingston campus on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. Abstracts are welcome from nursing educators, faculty, alumni, community members, and students. This is an opportunity to share, collaborate, and network with colleagues.

Participants are invited to send abstracts for oral and poster presentations that address this year’s theme “Standing Up for Our Values: Community, Social Justice, Professionalism & Innovation”. We welcome a variety of research and scholarly activities. 

You may review CASN definitions and domains of scholarship here: https://casn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/3OverviewofBoyersModelSA.pdf.

Abstracts for project proposals, works in progress/on-going projects, and completed research/projects will be accepted.

Abstracts must be sent to the Synapse Committee via the online abstract system: Synapse 2024 Abstract Submission Form.   Abstracts must be a maximum of 250 words. This word count does not include titles, headings, and references. The following information must be included:

  • Presentation format
  • Presentation title and full list of author(s)
  • Presenter(s)
  • Scholarly activity
  • Background/context
  • Purpose/aim
  • Methods/results for research studies
  • Evaluation/outcomes for other scholarly activities
  • Impact/application

Submissions will be peer-reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Merit/relevance
  • Findings
  • Clarity
  • Connection with the conference theme is considered an asset

Please indicate if the study involves human subjects and whether it has received Research Ethics Board approval.  Also, please indicate your preferred presentation format.

Formats include: 

A. Oral Presentation

  • A1.  25 minutes (20 minutes presentation + 5 min Q&A): for completed work.
  • A2.  10 minutes (7 minutes presentation + 3 min Q&A): for project proposals, presentation of a paper, or work in progress

B. Poster presentation (posters will be set up during breaks for discussion between authors and participants).

The deadline for submission is April 17, 2024.  Decisions will be sent out the week of May 6, 2024.  Authors will be requested to confirm attendance at the conference to present their work within a week of receiving the acceptance.

For more information regarding the Synapse Nursing Symposium, please visit the St. Lawrence College Synapse or Synapseslc.ca websites.

We look forward to your submissions.

Synapse 2024 – Save the date!

This year, the Annual Synapse Nursing Symposium will be held on June 12, 2024, under the theme “Standing Up for Our Values: Community, Social Justice, Professionalism & Innovation.

The symposium will be highlighting the nursing program, its partners, and alumni’s scholarship activities in a one-day conference at St. Lawrence College – Kingston Campus.

We invite all nursing faculty, nursing students, community partners, and alumni to participate by submitting an abstract for an oral or poster presentation regarding a scholarship project they are interested in sharing at this symposium.  Abstracts will be accepted until April 17.  We will provide further information regarding the guidelines and process for abstract submission in an upcoming email. 

Please save the date – Friday, June 12th!

We look forward to your participation.

Synapse 2023 Registration DEADLINE May 24, 2023

We are two weeks away from Synapse 2023 and the deadline for registration is on May 24, 2023.  Hurry, register now!

We invite all faculty, students, and alumni of the BScN and PN programs as well as members of the nursing community outside SLC to join us for this exciting day of research and scholarship.

Synapse 2023 will take place in St. Lawrence College – Kingston Campus on June 7, 2023 (Wednesday).  This year’s theme is Building Back: Envisioning the Future of Nursing and will be focusing on how the nursing profession is moving forward in a post COVID healthcare system.

Registration will be free for SLC students and faculty.  However, there will be a $25 fee for external participants/attendees/presenters.

You can register through this link Synapse 2023 Registration.

2023 Synapse Planning Committee

Synapse 2023 – Program

The day for Synapse 2023 Nursing Symposium is drawing near. We are happy to share the preliminary program for the event:

We invite all faculty, students, and alumni of the BScN and PN programs as well as members of the nursing community outside SLC to join us for this exciting day of research and scholarship.

Synapse 2023 will take place in St. Lawrence College – Kingston Campus on June 7, 2023 (Wednesday).  This year’s theme is Building Back: Envisioning the Future of Nursing and will be focusing on how the nursing profession is moving forward in a post COVID healthcare system.

Registration will be free for SLC students and faculty.  However, there will be a $25 fee for external participants.

You can register through this link https://synapse1.typeform.com/to/wAaFM2Ji.

The deadline for registration is May 24, 2023.  Hurry, register now!