Conference 2017 | BCNPA

12th Annual BCNPA Conference, June 1-3, 2017, in Nanaimo, BC

BCNPA’s 12th Annual Conference will be held in the beautiful harbor city of Nanaimo, BC, at the Vancouver island Conference Centre – an award winning conference venue.  The BCNPA Conference is the only stand-alone NP-focused event in BC that provides an exclusive opportunity to meet with a variety of NPs from across the province.  Cutoff for registration is May 19th extended to May 24th!

There are a variety of skill building workshops are plenary and concurrent sessions to update you on the latest changes to practice – check out the choices available: Conference 2017 program

  • Day 1 – Thursday, June 1: Workshops & BCNPA AGM & Reception
  • Day 2 & 3 – Friday, June 2: Keynote, Plenary, Panels, Concurrent Sessions & Gala Networking Dinner.  Saturday, June 3:  Key Note, Plenary, Panels, Concurrent Sessions.  Closing speaker will be Dr. James McCormack: We should stop using clinical practice guidelines when it comes to really taking care of our patients – or should we?

To register please go to: REGISTRATION LINK

Note: If you registered for the conference before the workshops were available online and wish to add workshops, please contact Venue West for assistance – Maria at  or call toll free 1-866-481-5226.

Accommodation in Nanaimo – preferred rate at the Coast Bastion Hotel

Rooms at the preferred rate will be available after May 1st but only upon availability (the blocking is lifted and rooms will be available to the public as of May 1st).  Choices are now limited. To make a reservation for rooms still available at the preferred rates, call the central reservation line at 1-800-663-1144 and quote Group Code:  CBI-GFC15667.

If you are looking for options, the Vancouver Island Conference has posted this information:

BCNPA Conference Delegates – fly Harbour Air and receive discount!

Harbour Air is pleased to extend a special discounted rate to attendees of the conference for travel on scheduled flights to and from Nanaimo between the dates of May 30th and June 6th .

Subject to availability, attendees will receive a 20% discount on the regular fares for confirmed travel to/from Nanaimo. Please note that all rates are subject to tax and fees. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions or be paid by Airbucks or TurboBucks and cannot be applied to private charters.

In order to receive this special discounted rate, attendees must contact the Reservation Department directly by phone at 1.800.665.0212, by e-mail at or online at and quote the promotional code ‘BCNPA06-17’ Also be advised that attendees will need to provide a copy of the registration to the conference or conference badge upon check-in. All schedules and location information can be accessed through the website at

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Eileen Owen-Williams  Engaging, Sustaining and Transforming: Nurse Practitioners in the New Millennium

dr-owen-williamsWe are very pleased to announce that Dr. Eileen Owen-Williams is the Keynote Speaker for the BCNPA Conference 2017.  For  more information refer to:


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Watch this space for further updates!


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