2022 CANNT Conference

CANNT 2022 October 27-29 in Hamilton, Ontario

Conference Information

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Preliminary Program

Check out the Conference Schedule – more details to come soon!

Registration is now open!

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Room Block now open!

CANNT has reserved a room block at the Sheraton Hotel with a preferred rate

Meet the 2022 Planning Committee

Looking forward to seeing you in Hamilton!

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities

Exhibit spaces are still available!

2022 Planning Committee

Luke Adamcewicz
Melanie Ball
Jeff Bellenie
Yolanda Berghegen
Mohammed Al Hameli
Sharon Kostiloff
Jennifer Latulippe
Alicia Moonesar
Sukeshi Patel
Denis Rabbat
Lisa Robertson
Dianne Yeboah

Hotel & Conference Venue

Conference Room Block: Sheraton Hamilton Hotel

The Canadian Association of Nephrology Nurses and Technologists (CANNT/ACITN) is excited to have a room block at the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel.  Enviably located in downtown Hamilton, our hotel offers guests intimate access to the city’s premier attractions.  Please Directly connected our conference venue – the Hamilton Convention Centre.

Sheraton Hamilton Hotel
116 King Street West
Hamilton, ON L8P 4V3


Did you know that your choice of hotel for the CANNT National Conference has a direct impact on the association? Although we understand that making your reservations outside of the CANNT block can sometimes be more economical, it may cause the association to have to pay a penalty for unbooked rooms within the contracted room block, which over time will result in higher conference registration fees. Please assist CANNT by making your hotel reservation in the official conference block at the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel.

Preliminary Program

Meet our MC!

CANNT is excited to announce Mark Matthews will be the CANNT MC!

Mark Matthews stepped on stage to compete in the Funniest Person in Hamilton Contest in 1987. Out of 15 comics, he placed dead last. The next year he returned to win the contest and performed in New York City at Catch a Rising Star and The Comic Strip – two of Manhattan’s premier comedy clubs.

Performing for and hosting to support charities too numerous to list over 33 years, Mark has directly raised funds for: The Canadian Kidney Foundation, Autism Ontario, the ALS society, MS Society, Big Brothers and Big Sisters and many more. A former dialysis patient and kidney transplant recipient, Mark is the co-founder and producer of the annual Komedy for Kidneys Gala which has raised over $85,000.00 to date for Dialysis Patient Care in Niagara.

Mark will keep us on track throughout the CANNT Conference, and will close the conference with “Koping with Komedy” – a touching and humorous reflection on two modalities (PD and Hemo) and the transplant experience from the patient’s point of view.

Preliminary Program Schedule

0700-0800 Registration and Continental Breakfast
0800-0830 Opening Remarks 
0830-1000 Opening Keynote: 

Zayna Khayat , Ph.D. VP, Client Success & Growth, Teledoc Health (Canada)

Zayna is VP of Growth & Client Success at Teladoc Health in Canada.  Zayna previously led the Futures team with national home healthcare and aging non-proift, SE Health, as their Future Strategist. Zayna is Faculty of Singularity University’ Exponential Medicine stream, and is adjunct faculty in the Health Sector Strategy stream at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. Dr. Khayat was previously the lead of health system innovation at MaRS Discovery District, a health innovation hub in Toronto, Canada. In 2017 she was seconded to the REshape Innovation Centre at Radboud university medical centre in the Netherlands. Zayna completed her Ph.D. in diabetes research from the University of Toronto (2001), followed by a career in strategy consulting, including as a Principal in the healthcare practice of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). She currently resides in Toronto with her husband and three children and is proficient in French and Arabic languages.

1000-1015 Refreshment Break
1015-1215 Concurrent Workshops
1215-1300 Lunch
1300-1400 Plenary Session: Infectious Diseases – Dr. Chagla
1400-1445 Concurrent Sessions 1A – 1D
1445-1500 Refreshment Break
1500-1545 Concurrent Sessions 2A – 2D
1545-1600 Transition Break
1600-1645 Concurrent Sessions 3A – 3D
1645-1845 Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall
1845 Evening Activity: Ghost Walk of Downtown Hamilton!

Ghost stories and dark history of the core.  Stops at landmarks like the Royal Connaught, Right House, Hamilton Place, St. Paul’s Church and the Gothic Pigott Building.  Experience the haunted city in a unique way!

0630-0730 Rise and Shine! Morning Wellness Yoga with Shripal Parikh
0730-0830 Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
0830-0900 Sponsor Recognition and Award Presentations
0900-1000 Plenary Session: Ethics – Jamie Robertson
1000-1100 Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
1100-1145 Concurrent Sessions 4A – 4D
1145-1245 Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1245-1330 Concurrent Sessions 5A – 5D
1330-1400 Refreshment Break and Exhibit Hall Draw Prizes
1400-1445 Concurrent Sessions 6A – 6D
1445-1600 Plenary Session: Future of Transplant – Dr. Christine Ribic
1800-2300 Evening of Entertainment – Murder Mystery Dinner
0630-0730 Rise and Shine! Morning Wellness Activity Yoga with Shripal Parikh
0730-0900 Breakfast and CANNT Annual General Meeting
0900-1000 Plenary Session: Patient Empowerment Panel
1000-1015 Refreshment Break
1015-1100 Concurrent Sessions 7A – 7D
1100-1115 Transition Break
1115-1200 Concurrent Sessions 8A – 8D
1200-1245 Lunch
1245-1330 Concurrent Sessions 9A – 9D
1330-1430 Closing Keynote: Komedy for Kidneys
1430-1500 Closing Ceremonies and Passing of Banner to CANNT 2023