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SANE: Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Seminar with Aileen Holland

April 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men become victims of a sexual assault. In Quebec, out of 1000 reported sexual assaults only 3 lead to a conviction. As a means to improve access to victims and improve conviction rates, the forensic nursing specialty was established in the United States. Today, close to 4400 front line forensic nurses provide care in 25 countries including all over the United States and Canada except for Quebec. As a way to cap off sexual assault awareness month, Aileen Holland RN, ENC(C), will be offering a talk to all nurses on the problem of sexual assault in our communities, the role of the forensic nurse and more specifically the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE), the impact SANEs have had where they are active, the care they provide, and give nurses the tools to help assess and understand the needs of patients who have been sexual assaulted to get the care they need in a timely manner.

This event is a clear and evident fit with the Women Deliver Mobilizer Campaign theme of “Addressing the root causes of gender-based violence: Adequately resourced support and services for survivors.”

This course will be offered in English; a French course will be planned in the near future. Donations will be collected at the door to cover the administrative costs of the seminar, all proceeds will go to the Montreal Sexual Assault Centre.

When: Tuesday April 30, 5pm to 7pm
Where: Ingram School of Nursing (680 Sherbrooke Ouest, Room 1825)
Price: QNA Members = Donation QNA Non-members = 5$ + Donation

In partnership with McGill Nurses for Healthy Policy and the Quebec Nurses’ Association. This event is part of the ISON Women Deliver 2019 Mobilizer Campaign.

Canada is hosting the Women Deliver 2019 conference in Vancouver June 3-6. This is the world’s largest conference on the health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women. While Canada is a leader on #genderequality, there is still more work to do! In response to this opportunity and responsibility, the ISON has joined the Women Deliver 2019 mobilizers. The Women Deliver mobilization is a pan-Canadian movement consisting of over 300 organizations from coast to coast to coast. The collective goal is to create momentum
towards real and lasting changes for girls/women in relation to three main themes: gender responsive health systems, gender-based violence and women’s economic empowerment. The main legacy action targets for responsive health systems include committing to investment and action for:
1. Equal access to quality care for marginalized and vulnerable people
2. Health services (including sexual and reproductive human rights) and education that
upholds the rights of women and marginalized people
3. Research and development in women’s health
4. Women’s leadership in the global health sector.


April 30, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Ingram School of Nursing
680 Sherbrooke Ouest, Room 1825
Montreal, QC Canada