Legacy 2020 Research Conference

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Honouring our Past, Creating our Future:

Transforming Education, Services, Systems and Policies that Impact Health

The Legacy 2020 Research Conference is postponed until further notice. 

On behalf of the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing and Iota Omicron Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, we wish to announce that we are postponing the Legacy 2020 Research Conference, originally scheduled for May 7-8, 2020, at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel in London, Ontario. Consistent with current public health guidance, we take seriously the need to do our part to reduce the impact of COVID-19. This includes protecting participants and their families but also supporting our colleagues who are a critical part of the health care response to this pandemic.

We are working to secure new dates for this conference in late fall 2020. If you are speaking at the conference, your presentation will be automatically rescheduled and you will receive notice of the new day and time. We will be in touch soon with details about the new conference dates, programming, registration, and other matters.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We hope that postponing the conference will permit more of our delegates to participate at a time when we can truly celebrate the transformative work of nurses and other health care professionals – past, present and future.

Call for Abstracts (CLOSED)

The call for abstracts has now closed. Offers to present at the conference will be sent via email by mid-February.

Keynote Speakers

Thursday, May 7 (Evening)

Nancy GlassDr. Nancy Glass, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

Professor and Independence Chair in Nursing Johns Hopkins School of Nursing & Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of International Health Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health

Dr. Glass conducts multidisciplinary projects in partnership with local experts and communities across diverse global settings domestically and globally, including in conflict and post-conflict countries (Somalia, DR Congo, South Sudan). Her federally funded program of research work focusses on evaluating violence prevention, economic empowerment and safety interventions to improve the health, economic stability and well-being of survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) and their families. Dr. Glass has collaborated with global experts and donors (such as UNICEF and World Bank) to implement and evaluate innovative primary prevention programs that challenge social norms that sustain violence against women; examine the prevalence of gender-based violence (GBV) to inform programs and service; and improve health care systems’ responses to survivors of GBV. These and other projects use mHealth technologies to deliver programs and to collect confidential and secure data, reach diverse populations, and provide tools and resources to health and social service providers. A past president of NNVAWI, Dr. Glass is committed to collaborating with and mentoring colleagues, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students globally as well as partnering with community experts and organizations to improve health, safety, and economic stability for women, families, and communities.

Friday, May 8 (Morning)

Lynn NagleLynn M. Nagle, PhD, RN, FAAN

Director, Digital Health and Virtual Learning, University of New Brunswick
Adjunct Professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto
Adjunct Professor, Western University

With more than 35 years of healthcare experience, Dr. Nagle is nationally and internationally known for her work in health and nursing informatics. She brings expertise from many different clinical and academic settings, has participated in and led the development of numerous digital health initiatives, as well as research focused on the adoption of digital health solutions in practice environments. Dr. Nagle teaches in undergraduate and graduate programs focused in nursing, health administration and informatics. Prior to establishing her own health informatics consulting practice, she was the CIO and Senior Vice-President for Technology and Knowledge Management at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. She has numerous professional publications and presentations to her credit and in recognition of her work was named one of the top 10 Women Leaders in Digital Health in Canada in 2017.


Full program schedule coming soon.

Venue & Accommodations

DoubleTree by Hilton – London, Ontario

Hilton300 King Street
London, Ontario, Canada 
N6B 1S2

We are pleased to offer accommodations at the conference hotel, DoubleTree Hilton, at a reduced rate of $135 per night (single or double occupancy). To make a reservation, call the hotel at 1-800-445-8667 and provide the code “LRC”, or use the reservation link to book online.

Rooms will be offered on a first come, first served basis until April 6, 2020 or until the block of rooms has been filled. We ask that you consider booking your accommodation at the DoubleTree to help offset the costs of hosting this meeting.

Delegates are responsible for arranging and paying for their own accommodations.

Parking: Complimentary self-parking for overnight guests is available adjacent to the hotel (based on availability).

Room Cancellations: Reservations must be cancelled at least 48 hours in advance. If rooms are not cancelled at least 48 hours prior to arrival a charge equal to 1 night room and tax will be applied to the individual’s credit card.

About DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

Situated in the center of downtown London, Ontario, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London Ontario is just 15 km from the London International Airport (YXU). Only three blocks from Via Rail Station, the Greyhound Bus Terminal, and minutes from the 401 Highway, making it easy to get around. Enjoy easy access to lots of shopping, dining and entertainment options, and popular attractions like Budweiser Gardens, which is just three blocks away.

Guest rooms are spacious and modern. They offer fantastic views and feature complimentary WiFi, a refrigerator and a large desk. Comfortable suites are also available, offering more space and amenities – ideal for families, extended-stays or casual business meetings. Maintaining exercise routine is easy with state-of-the-art fitness center and sparkling indoor swimming pool. Dine in style in Blake’s Lounge, and recharge with favorite hot drink and a sweet treat in Starbucks, situated in the hotel lobby.


Please note the Legacy 2020 Research Conference is postponed until further notice. 

Fees include: All sessions, conference materials, breakfast, lunch and nutrition breaks, May 7 reception (with two-day rate) and HST (#10816 2587 RT0001)

Early Bird Registration (ends March 6, 2020)

  • Full-Time Student/Postdoctoral Fellow (2 days): $125.00
  • Regular Rate (2 days): $250.00

Regular Registration (after March 6, 2020)

  • Full-Time Student/Postdoctoral Fellow (2 days): $150.00
  • Regular Rate (2 days): $300.00
  • Single Day (May 7): $180.00
  • Single Day (May 8): $180.00