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Home : Media

May 2012

Rachael McLaughlin, Director
Marketing and Communications
Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International

STTI to host international research and leadership events
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International opens online registration
for International Nursing Research Congress and Leadership Forum

Indianapolis – The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) has opened online registration for two events: the 23rd International Nursing Research Congress and its first-ever Leadership Forum.

23rd International Nursing Research Congress
The 23rd International Nursing Research Congress will be in Brisbane, Australia, 30 July–3 August 2012. Online registration is open through 27 June 2012, with an early registration discount available to attendees who register by 23 May 2012.

Attendees will benefit from presentations on industry-leading nursing research and have the opportunity to network with international attendees around the platform topic: “Creating a Legacy through Nursing Research, Innovation and Global Collaboration.”

Keynote speakers include:

  • Tracey McDonald, PhD, MSc (Hons), BHA, DipNEd, RN, CM, FCN (NSW), FRCNA, endowed research chair in ageing at the Australian Catholic University. McDonald will present on the importance of delivering high standards of care in the midst of changing environments and heightened community expectations.
  • Rhonda Griffiths, DrPH, MSc (Hons), BEd (Nurs), RN, CM, head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Western Sydney, will present on the translation of research into practice.

Other events include the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame induction, concurrent sessions, a pre-Congress workshop and poster presentations.

The Royal College of Nursing, Australia is the Diamond Partner for the event.

Leadership Forum
Online registration is also open for the Leadership Forum hosted in Indianapolis, Ind., USA, 20–22 September 2012. Registration is open through 22 August 2012, but attendees can take advantage of the early registration discount by registering before 18 July 2012.

The Leadership Forum will host hundreds of nurse leaders from around the globe for three full days of educational programing with two main events. One event is focused on general nurse leadership and the other is focused on chapter leadership. Both will include plenary and concurrent sessions, poster sessions, STTI info fair, exhibitors and networking opportunities.

Marsh U.S. Consumer is the Diamond Sponsor for the event.

For additional information on both events and to register, visit:

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The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 135,000 active members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. STTI’s roughly 500 chapters are located at approximately 695 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at

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