2011 - Toronto
The first global conference was hosted by the National Association of PeriAnesthesia Nurses of Canada (NAPANc) in Canada's largest city, Toronto. The enthusiasm and anticipation surrounding the first conference was incredible! The organising committee, comprised of volunteer chairpersons from the four partnering associations (ASPAN, BARNA, IARNA, NAPANc), was augmented by newly found international colleagues through extensive virtual outreach. In October 2011, approximately 500 eager delegates and exhibitors arrived from many corners of the globe. The dream of uniting global perianaesthesia / anaesthetic and recovery nursing practitioners was embodied in the inaugural conference slogan, "Many Practices … Just One World".