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Nursing Events and Conferences

Upcoming conferences with an emphasis on nursing! 


8 April 2015 — Holyoke, Mass., USA
Beta Zeta-at-Large Chapter and The University of Massachusetts, Amherst College of Nursing present Scholarship Day 2015. The keynote speaker is Dr. Melanie Dreher PhD, RN, FAAN. "From Bedside to Board Chair: A Personal History in the Pursuit of Influence" is her topic. Dr. Dreher is past president of Sigma Theta Tau International and Beta Zeta-at-Large Chapter. There will be research presentations, poster sessions, and networking with colleagues. CEUs have been applied. Email:

9-10 April 2015 — Denver, Colo., USA
The University of Colorado Health System, University of Colorado Hospital presents the 27th Annual Rocky Mountain Interprofessional Research and Evidence-Based Practice Symposium: "The Impact of Research and Evidence-Based Practice on Evolving Healthcare Environments." This research forum has proven to be an extraordinary contribution to the professional growth of nurses and other health care professionals. The range of topics presented through workshops, podium, and poster sessions is broad and represents a diverse selection of research and evidence-based practice initiatives being conducted in a variety of clinical settings. We look forward to continued collaboration and success in discovering and strengthening relationships that promote research and scholarship in clinical practice.

9-10 April 2015 — Rochester, Minn., USA
Mayo Continuing Nursing Education presents Advanced Practice Nursing Confence: Care Through the Ages. This important conference is planned by and for all advanced practice nurses. This conference offers a unique opportunity to affirm common roots across advanced practice nursing roles. It is designed to address issues around advanced nursing practice related to care of patients of all ages. This year’s conference will focus on clinical topics specific to advanced nursing practice with tracks designed for clinical nurse specialists, adult and pediatric nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and certified nurse midwives. The goals of the conference are to provide education for advanced practice nurses to promote and support continual advancement of evidence into practice, identify resources to assist advanced practice nurses in serving patients and families throughout their life spans and in different settings, and provide networking opportunities for advanced practice nurses. Email:
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 15-18 April 2015 — Phoenix, Ariz., USA
The American Organization of Nurse Executives presents AONE 2015: Empowering Leaders Igniting Change. AONE’s annual meeting is one of the most widely recognized nursing leadership events. An exceptional array of speakers will gather to focus on the theme of “Empowering Leaders.” You will be able to choose from activities including networking, roundtable discussions, plenary and topical lectures by some of the best of the best in nursing leadership, and an exhibitor showcase to find the solutions you need.

17 April 2015 — Shreveport, La., USA
Beta Chi Chapter presents the 2015 STTI Regional Conference. The 2015 STTI Regional Research & Evidence-Based Conference for Region 6 will be held at the Shreveport Convention Center. The theme of this year’s event is “Nursing Excellence: Local Service—Global Impact.” The co-sponsoring chapters are Beta Chi — Northwestern State University, Kappa Psi — McNeese State University, Epsilon Theta — University of Texas, Lambda Mu — University of Louisiana at Monroe, Gamma Xi — University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Iota Nu — University of Texas at Tyler. The featured keynote speaker for this event will be Dr. Suzanne Prevost, immediate past president of Sigma Theta Tau International and dean at the Capstone College of Nursing, University of Alabama. Please make plans to join us! Email:

17-18 April 2015 — Galveston, Texas, USA

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston presents the 2nd Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) National Conference. The 2015 Conference will be packed with a fusion of novel practice-grounded approaches, creative solutions, and bold ideas about mapping the EBP-Innovation pathway to build and foster a transformative evidence-based practice culture. We are offering concurrent sessions. You can select from either one or a combination of tracks. The Learning track will engage you to revisit the EBP skills set with a fresh perspective to guide your inquiry journey; the Launching track will inspire you to adapt EBP strategies from various ecosystems into your own practice setting; and the Leading track will empower you to critically question issues and trends in enculturating EBP and cultivating innovation in practice. Email:

19-22 April 2015 — San Diego, Calif., USA
The Assessment Technologies Institute presents the 2015 ATI National Nurse Educator Summit. This event will feature nursing professionals from across the country who share your passion for education and lifelong learning. Join your colleagues in nursing education and academia for three info-packed days that will help you grow and excel in your role as nurse educator, while you earn continuing education credits. You’ll have the opportunity to join discussions on the critical issues facing nursing and health care today, as well as share knowledge, celebrate achievement, and build relationships that promote a stronger nursing industry.

21-22 April 2015 — Los Angeles, Calif., USA
The UCLA Nursing Practice Research Council presents the 14th Annual Research and Evidence-Based Practice Conference: "Building a Culture of Evidence-Based Practice through High Reliability and Sustainability." Nurses, as well as clinical, education and administrative leaders, are challenged to deliver evidence-based care while managing demanding patient loads and attempting to keep pace with the latest recommendations for their clinical practice. The purpose of this annual conference is to assist nurses, educators and clinical and administrative leaders to infuse the latest evidence into their current practice and to provide opportunities for networking and education. Email:

22-24 April 2015 — Cape Town, South Africa

The Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative presents Building Children's Nursing for Africa 2015.
Hosted by the University of Cape Town's Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative and the Western Cape Department of Health, this event is designed to facilitate active participation of nurses and other professionals who work with and care for infants, children, and adolescents in African hospitals and communities. The conference will offer a unique opportunity for participants to consider best practice in local contexts for nurses, nurse educators, researchers, and families. The 2015 conference theme — "Foundations of Evidence" — is set to challenge participants to add good reasoning and evidence to the practice and voice of nurses and families, as we work together to improve outcomes for sick children. Innovative approaches and inspirational speakers, both local and international, will again challenge us to raise the bar of children’s nursing in our respective countries. Email:

23-24 April 2015 —  Iowa City/Coralville, Iowa, USA

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics presents the 22nd National Evidence-Based Practice Conference: Nursing Workload Balance-Quality Care and Staff Wellness. The 22nd National Evidence-Based Practice Conference will highlight the research and evidence related to nursing workload and outcomes related to healthcare quality and staff wellness. Email:

23-26 April 2015 — Las Vegas, Nev., USA
The Dermatology Nurses' Association (DNA) presents DNA's 33rd Annual Convention. Collaborate, discover, and gain educational insights that will improve the care of dermatologic patients. Great learning opportunities for all, ranging from the novice to the most seasoned nurse. Diverse programming with seven educational tracks, a Nurse Practitioner Forum, Pre-Convention Workshops, an expert panel, 32 concurrent sessions, plenary sessions, and an exhibit hall featuring the latest in the industry. Email:

24 April 2015 — Winchester, Va., USA
STTI's Rho Pi Chapter presents Changing Trends in the Healthcare Climate: The Forecast for Nursing - 17th Annual Research and Scholarship Symposium. This event is sponsored by Rho Pi Chapter and hosted by Shenandoah University School of Nursing. Morning Keynote Speaker: Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN; Afternoon Keynote Speaker: Anne Belcher, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, ANEF. Podium and Poster Presentations. Approved for 5.5 ANCC credits. Registration open 9 March – 9 April. Email:

24 April 2015 — Portland, Maine, USA
The New England Chapter of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association presents its spring conference: Psychiatric Nursing: Staying Ahead of the Curve. Subjects such as ECT, Substance Use Disorders, Leadership, EMDR, and more will be covered.  Attendees can earn 6.25 CEUS. Email:

24 April 2015 — South Bend, Ind., USA
The Indiana University South Bend School of Nursing presents The Inaugural Shields Lecture "NursingTheory: The Transformation of Practice​." Presenters: Violet Malinksi, RN, PhD (College of New Rochelle) with Rogers’ Science of Unitary Human Beings; Rosemarie Rizzo Parse, RN, PhD, FAAN (Loyola University Chicago) with Parse’s Humanbecoming Paradigm; Marian Turkel, RN, PhD, FAAN (Holy Cross Hospital) with Watson’s Theory of Human Caring/Caring Science; and Martha Whetsell, RN, PhD (Lehman College, CUNY) with Roy’s Adaptation Model. IU Nursing students, faculty, and preceptors attend free. Conference participants will be able to identify innovative strategies linking nursing theory and practice; incorporate nursing theory in the planning, design, and implementation of nursing practice; and examine how nursing theory-guided, evidence-based practice transforms care. CEUs will be earned. Email: ​

27-28 April 2015 — Aurora, Ohio, USA

The Cleveland Clinic Office of Nursing Research & Innovation presents the 11th Annual Cleveland Clinic Nursing Research Conference. Join nurse researchers and clinicians for an extraordinary opportunity to present your research findings and learn about exciting research being done by other nurses. This two-day conference includes nationally recognized speakers, paper and poster presentations, and workshops that will enhance your ability to transform practice through research and dissemination. This year’s keynote speakers include Dr. Beatrice Kalisch and Dr. Jane H. Barnsteiner. The conference will be held April 27th and 28th, 2015 t the beautiful Bertram Inn and Conference Center, the heart of Ohio’s wine country and only 20 minutes from the excitement of downtown Cleveland. Contact hours will be awarded. Email:
29 April – 1 May 2015 — Nashville, Tenn., USA
HealthStream presents Summit 2015. This event will provide an opportunity to connect with fellow health care executives, educators, training professionals, and learning experts from across the country. Attendees will learn about transforming health care workforce development into a strategic advantage. With our partners, we’ll facilitate your efforts to adopt new educational products, find new ways to make decisions and take action based on research data, and improve clinical and business outcomes at your organization. Email:

4 May 2014 — Stanford, Calif., USA
Stanford Health Care & Stanford Children's Hospital presents the 6th Annual National Nursing Research Symposium. The theme of this symposium is “Transitions in health care throughout
the lifespan.” Presentations and posters will include topics related to transitions in health care: patient factors influencing care transitions (physical, behavioral, developmental, psychosocial); innovative patient care models optimizing transitions in health care; best practices and case studies related to care transitions; and improving safety, quality, and value with transitions in health. The Keynote Speaker will be Afaf I. Meleis, PhD, DrPS (Hon), FAAN from Department of Family and Community Health/University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Email:

4-8 May 2015 — The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario presents
Designing and Delivering Effective Education Programs. This five-day course is designed for health care professionals who educate staff or patients/families to develop the knowledge and skills to design and deliver effective education programs. This program is designed to be highly interactive and build on basic skills that participants have already acquired throughout their professional careers and roles. There will be several opportunities to learn from the experience and expertise of participants as well as expert program facilitators. Focus will be on the both the content and the process of developing education programs. It has been designed for participants to benefit from the program content and enjoy the process of learning. Email:

17-21 May 2015 — San Diego, Calif., USA

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses presents the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI). The theme will be "Focus the Flame." NTI offers hundreds of sessions for nurses who care for high-acuity and critically ill patients, while highlighting the latest trends and evidence-based practices in health care. The Critical Care Exposition showcases the best of what’s new in practice and technology. Email:
 18-21 May 2015 — San Diego, Calif., USA
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses presents the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition. The premier conference for high-acuity and critical-care nurses, NTI will reignite your commitment to your practice and our profession with outstanding and diverse learning opportunities, inspirational keynote presentations, celebratory gatherings, and networking with colleagues. Take home the best evidence-based knowledge to improve your practice, patient outcomes, and the hospital's bottom line.

20-21 May 2015 — Marion, Ind., USA
Indiana Wesleyan University presents Health and Human Trafficking. The purpose of this Conference is to launch a national conversation about the acute and chronic health consequences of human trafficking and to examine how to give health care providers the tools to identify and respond appropriately to victims of human trafficking. This conference will bring together health care professionals including doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians, social workers, clinical psychologists, and others to discuss and address the complex health problems of trafficking victims and survivors and the need for programs across the country to address these issues. Email:

21-22 May 2015 — Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Canadian Association for Ambulatory Care presents the 3rd Ambulatory Care Conference. This year’s theme is Ambulatory Based Care: A Framework for Preventable Hospitalizations. The conference will be held at the Westin Prince Toronto. Email:

1-26 June 2015 — Bethesda, Md., USA
The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) presents the Summer Genetics Institute (SGI). This is an intensive one-month program of classroom and laboratory instruction in genetics that provides a foundation for biobehavioral research and clinical practice. The SGI is administered by the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences as one of the Bio-Trac programs. The SGI is provided by NINR at no cost to program attendees. Attendees are responsible for housing, food, and transportation expenses incurred during program participation. Nursing graduate students, faculty, and clinicians who are U.S. citizens and permanent U.S. residents are eligible to participate. The application period will close 1 March 2015. Email:
 4-6 June 2015 — Denver, Colo., USA
The Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (ACHNE) presents the 2015 ACHNE Annual Institute. The theme is "New PHN Frontiers: Informatics and Beyond." The objectives of this conference are to: 1. Examine the role of information in PHN today and in the future; 2. Integrate innovative teaching strategies to prepare students for culturally congruent PHN practice in utilizing informatics and technology; 3. Develop teaching strategies which target culturally congruent PHN practice utilizing informatics; Analyze current and evolving informatics and technology research for PHN education and practice; 5. Examine evidence-based informatics strategies in education, practice, and research; and 6. Design the multimodal virtual classroom of the future.

9-10 June 2015 — Pittsburgh, Pa., USA
The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing; Institute for Research, Education and Training in Addictions (IRETA); National SBIRT Addiction Technology Transfer Center (National SBIRT ATTC); AIDS Education and Training Center; and WISER Center present Screening, Brief Intervention, & Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for alcohol and other drug use: An Interprofessional Conference. Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is a public health and evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use, abuse, and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs. The SBIRT model calls for interprofessional widespread and community-based screening for health risk behaviors. Abuse of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs is costly to our nation, exacting over US $600 billion annually in costs related to crime, lost work productivity, and health care (NIDA, 2012). Health care costs alone account for US $137 billion dollars. Health care providers cannot ignore substance use. Risky substance use causes significant morbidity and premature mortality among all patient populations. Email:

10-13 June 2015 — Atlanta, Ga., USA

The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning presents the 14th Annual International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning Conference.
This conference, a leading forum for nurse educators, researchers, nurse managers, and staff development professionals, provides the ideal environment to disseminate and gain current knowledge in the area of skills/simulation lab management and simulation enhanced education. Nurses and other health care professionals will have the opportunity to network with colleagues and exhibitors and discuss best practice research, safety-related outcomes, competencies, and challenges. Email:

11-12 June 2015 — Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
he Faculty of Nursing and the University of Regina presents the 2nd Canadian Doctoral Nursing Network Conference. The Goals of the Conference are to provide students with the opportunity to present their dissertation work; bring together Registered Nurses engaged in doctoral research for networking, scholarly discussions, and learning opportunities; provide support, encouragement and mentoring of doctoral students. The conference is designed for Registered Nurses at any stage of their doctoral journey and from any discipline (for example, an RN who is engaged in doctoral studies in education, nursing, rehabilitation sciences, etc.) Email:

11-14 June 2015 — Baltimore, Md., USA

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association presents the 13th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute. The conference theme “From Discovery to Recovery: Transforming Psychopharmacologic Nursing Practice” will focus on complex clinical issues, addressing the most current practices and insights in clinical psychopharmacology. CPI is appropriate for generalist and advanced practice psychiatric nurses — especially those who administer and/or prescribe medications. Recognizing that a person is more than a mental disorder, this institute will explore the interaction of neurobiological and genetic mechanisms, recovery from mental health disorders and clinical syndromes, and transcultural care delivery. Complex health issues, polypharmacy, and recently approved medications will also be covered. The content will offer up to 20 continuing education contact hours in pharmacology (contact your Board of Nursing for more information on your state’s requirements). Email:

24-27 June 2015 — Istanbul, Turkey
The Organising Committee presents the 2nd International Clinical Nursing Research Congress
In the congress, evidence-based practices and solutions will be shared among nurse researchers, clinicians, educators, policy makers, and administrators. The congress will be a great opportunity to promote international dialogue and opportunities in nursing research and build global partnerships utilising innovation and new technologies. The knowledge and experience you bring to this congress will help improve nursing care. The Organising
Committee looks forward to welcoming you in Istanbul in June. Email:

25 June 2015 — Dublin, Ireland

Trinity College Dublin presents the 1st International Spirituality in Healthcare Conference.
Conference will be held at Trinity College in Dublin. Keynote speakers include Dr. Michael O’Sullivan, Prof. Wilfred McSherry, Prof, Donia Baldacchino, and Dr. Jenny Hall. Email:

26 June 2015 — Miami, Fla., USA

Baptist Health South Florida's Nursing and Health Sciences Research present the 10th Annual Research Conference: Building Partnerships in Research for Improved Patient Outcomes. Baptist Health South Florida’s Nursing and Health Sciences Research department is inviting individuals from clinical, educational, and research settings to our day long (07:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) event. The conference will take place at Miami Beach's Jungle Island and will bring together clinical and academic health care professionals to identify achievable ways to link research as the key to providing the best quality care. Email:

8-11 July 2015 — Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
The International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC) presents the International Conference on Cancer Nursing 2015. The theme for ICCN 2015 is Cancer Nursing Research: Global Strategies and Implications for Evidence Based Practice. ICCN is the longest-running international conference for our profession and offers a unique opportunity to meet with international cancer nursing leaders from around the world, in one place, at one time. Email:

13-17 July 2015 — Newark, N.J., USA
Rutgers School of Nursing presents the Summer Institute for Comprehensive Systematic Review. As the demand for health care continues to grow, so does the need for easily accessible, up-to-date evidence on best practices in health care. Systematic reviews are an important vehicle for addressing this need. Participants in the Summer Institute will gain a thorough understanding of the process and
tools needed to undertake this important form of research. Four Tracks Available: 1-Day Introductory, 3-Day Qualitative, 3-Day Quantitative, or 5-Day Proposal Development. Classes will be held in Rutgers' high-fidelity classrooms and computer labs. You will gain hands-on instruction and practice in using three specialized software programs: JBI-MAStARI (Meta Analysis of Statistics, Assessment and
Review Instrument) for quantitative data, JBI-QARI (Qualitative Assessment and Review Instrument) for qualitative data. and • JBI CReMS (Comprehensive Review Management Software). Email:

24-26 July 2015 — Naples, Fla., USA

Baptist Health South Florida presents the Primary Care Focus Symposium - 14th Annual. This symposium will provide practical,evidence-based strategies to strengthen healthcare competencies associated with a wide spectrum of common and important medical conditions encountered in the primary care setting. Expert faculty will explain recent advances, discuss emerging treatments and address compelling issues. Email:
 23-27 July 2015 — San Juan, Puerto Rico
Join the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International and your peers in nursing research and evidence-based practice in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for the 26th International Nursing Research Congress. The theme for this congress is Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. The event will take place at the Puerto Rico Convention Center. Hotel rooms will be available at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel, next to the convention center. Email:

18-21 August 2015 — Odense, Denmark
The International Family Nursing Association presents the 12th International Family Nursing Conference. As reflected in our conference theme “Improving Family Health Globally through Research, Education, and Practice,” the 12th International Family Nursing Conference will focus on engaging nurses and interdisciplinary colleagues in discussion of global trends and issues facing families worldwide. With an emphasis on enhancing family strengths, the conference will focus on promoting creative partnerships among researchers, clinicians, and educators that expand the capacity of family nurses to further family well-being. Email:

19-21 August 2015 — Seoul, South Korea
The Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing (KACHN) and International Collaboration for Community Health Nursing Research (ICCHNR) co-present the 6th International Conference on Community Health Nursing Research. The theme of the conference is "Knowledge Translation on Community Health Nursing: Health Promotion Across the Lifespan." The conference aims to provide evidence to promote strategies for the advancement of nursing for high quality care in community setting, and it will provide an environment in which to share good practice, disseminate research, and meet others working in similar fields offering opportunities to establish new collaboration and networks. Email:

6-9 September 2015 — New Orleans, La., USA
The Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals presents the2015 Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals Educational Conference & Expo SCI… And All That Jazz. The ASCIP educational conference and expo is a vital resource for Psychologists, Social Workers, Behavioral Health Providers, Physicians, Spinal Cord Injury Nurses, and Occupational and Physical Rehabilitation Therapists with the focus on spinal cord injury and disorder. Professionals attend the ASCIP conference for premium and diverse education, unmatched collaboration, and exposure to the most innovative products and solutions on the market that enrich the continuum of care for individuals with spinal cord injury/disorder. The 2015 ASCIP Educational Conference will focus on cutting-edge and innovative strategies to promote and achieve successful outcomes following SCI/D. It is essential for the professionals working in SCI/D to stay current with recent advances and technology, and this conference will provide a venue to promote optimal quality of life as it relates to SCI/D medicine and rehabilitation. Email:

7-8 September 2015 —
London, England
The British Association of Critical Care Nurses presents the 5th International BACCN Conference.
The conference is titled "Delivering High Quality and Safe Critical Care Services: A Global Ambition" and aims to bring together critical-care professionals from across the world to discuss, share, and debate best practice, research, and issues from across the critical-care field. This two-day event will offer over 40 different sessions including presentations from industry leaders and interactive workshops. Abstract submission is open and we're encouraging papers from all critical care nurses to present on a global platform. Themes for the conference include Safety & Quality for service improvement, Education, Clinical practice, and Research & Innovation. Email:

25-26 September 2015 — Coimbra, Portugal
The Nursing School of Coimbra presents the 2nd International Congress of Nursing in Multiple Sclerosis “Better Practice, More Quality of Life” with the support of Novartis. Multiple Sclerosis (MS ) is a health condition that bring many disadvantages to patients and their families. As a chronic disease, the patients’ responsibility for disease management is a focal point and this success relies largely on their efforts. The quality of life of these patients and their families is affected at the psychological, social, family, professional, and financial levels, among others. The disease is managed in partnership with health care professionals. These professionals face the challenge of providing support to the patient and family in the management of therapeutic self-care, therapeutic regimes, signs and symptoms, activities of daily living, the relationship with support services and their accessibility so as to optimize their responses to this complex process of transition, making it easier to adapt to the new life conditions and promoting quality of life and well-being.Email:

27-30 September 2015 — Yerevan, Armenia

The Ministry of Health RA, Ministry of Education and Science RA, Armenian Association of Nursing Administrators, and Yerevan State Armenian-American Medical College Erebouni in collaboration with the Global Education Development Institute (GEDI) and the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International present the Third International Nursing Congress of Armenia, which brings Nursing Transition to the forefront. Our program theme is "Nursing: Education Related To Fatigue, Safety And Outcomes." Congress goals: Improving patient safety and health care quality to enhance outcomes for patients through education. Congress objectives: to demonstrate nursing’s contribution to patient safety and health care services, to improve health care and safety practices for better outcomes for patients, and to provide Global collaboration for health care advancement through the science of nursing and education. Email:

1-4 October 2015 — Naples, Fla., USA
Healing Beyond Borders, Educating and Certifying the Healing Touch(TM) presents the 19th Annual Energy Healing Conference & Instructor Meeting. Healing Touch is a relaxing, nurturing energy therapy that uses gentle touch to assist in balancing physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Healing Touch works with your energy field to support your natural ability to heal, is safe for all ages and works in harmony with standard or allopathic medical care. The HTI Healing Touch Certificate Program is offered through Healing Beyond Borders, Educating and Certifying the Healing Touch™ and has been endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) since 1997. Healing Beyond Borders is also an approved provider for nursing Continuing Education (CE) contact hours through the AHNA, the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and the California Board of Registered Nursing. Email:

14-16 October 2015 — Nashville, Tenn., USA
The American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association presents the 2015 American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association Annual Educational Conference & Expo. itation Providers Association Annual Educational Conference & Expo. AMRPA is the nation’s only trade organization dedicated solely to the interests of Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals and Units (IRH/U), outpatient rehabilitation centers, and other medical rehabilitation providers. Our focus is on collective advocacy — working together to advance the field of medical rehabilitation. The 2015 Educational Conference will focus on cutting-edge and innovative strategies to promote and achieve successful outcomes and advocacy in the interests of Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals and Units (IRH/U), outpatient rehabilitation centers, and other medical rehabilitation providers. Email:

22-23 October 2015 — Columbus, Ohio, USA
Nationwide Children's Hospital presents Celebrating Pediatric Care: Creative Solutions in Research and Evidence-Based Practice. Conference themes are Research for best practices, Applying evidence for developmentally appropriate care, and Evidence on holistic practices with children. The intended audience is members of nursing and other disciplines that directly or indirectly provide health care to children and adolescents. Email:
22-24 October 2015 — Copenhagen, Denmark
The European Violence in Psychiatry Research Group, the European Network for Training in the Management of Aggression, and the World Psychiatric Association present the 9th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry. This event will focus strongly on clinically relevant and practically useful interdisciplinary scientific and practical knowledge with regard to interventions aiming at treating and reducing violent behavior of psychiatric patients and forensic patients and severe problem behavior in persons with intellectually disability. Hence the overall congress theme “Advancing knowledge – Transforming Practice.” Also at this conference will be a debate “meeting of minds” regarding user participation. Email:

26-27 October 2015 — Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto presents the 2015 Emerging Nurse Scholars Forum to support early career development and international networking of emerging nursing scholars who are embarking on a research career. The LSBFON is widely recognized as a research-intensive environment that promotes education and scholarship in nursing. This event follows the highly successful 2013 and 2014 Forums, which brought together the next generation of leading nurse scientists. Applications are invited from Canadian, American, and international registered nurses or nurse practitioners who are near completion or have recently completed a PhD in nursing or who currently hold or have recently completed a post-doctoral fellowship (within the past year). Preference will be given to applicants whose research and academic interests focus on policy related to issues in nursing, health care and systems, and/or effective care/outcomes. The application deadline is 15 June 2015. Email:

28-30 October 2015 — Iowa City, Iowa, USA
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics presents the Advanced Practice Institute: Promoting Adoption of Evidence-Based Practice. This program is designed to build skills in the most challenging steps of the evidence-based practice (EBP) process and in creating an organizational infrastructure to support evidence-based health care. Participants will be able to implement, evaluate, and sustain EBP changes in complex health care systems. Email:

28-31 October 2015 — Portland, Ore., USA

The Transcultural Nursing Society presents the 41st Annual Conference of the Transcultural Nursing Society: Interprofessional Approaches to Health Care: Transcultural Nurses Leading the Way. This conference explores the evidence-based best practices associated with culturally competent and equitable care. We welcome diverse participation and offer diverse presentations. Join us to share knowledge related to cultural competency and translating that knowledge into practice, education, research, and administration. Email:

28-31 October 2015 — Lake Buena Vista, Fla., USA
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association presents the APNA 29th Annual Conference. The APNA Annual Conference is the premiere event for psychiatric nursing. This year's theme is "Collaborating in an Evolving Health Care System: Opportunities to Advance Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing." The program features more than three days of continuing education specific to psychiatric nursing for RN-PMH and advanced practice nurses alike. Social and networking events surround the educational sessions to provide attendees with the opportunity to connect and collaborate with peers. Email:

 7-11 November 2015 — Las Vegas, Nev., USA
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) presents the 43rd Biennial Convention. Save the date for STTI’s largest event, featuring outstanding plenary speakers, networking opportunities, over 800 oral and poster presentations, and the opportunity to explore one of the most famous cities in the United States. The 43rd Biennial Convention will take place at the Aria Resort and Casino. Email:
18-20 November 2015 — Bengaluru, India
Bio Genesis presents the Global Cancer Summit. The “Global Cancer Summit-2015” is a unique forum that brings together researchers and clinicians for a three-day program that is dedicated to increasing knowledge, stimulating research, and promoting prevention and treatment of cancer through nutrition, physical activity, and weight management. The “Global Cancer Summit-2015” would also discuss basic cancer research,which has been inspired by the study of genes and the processes altered in human cancers by utilizing model systems ranging from yeast to mammals and patient-derived tissue. Email:

17-19 February 2016 — Iowa City, Iowa, USA
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics present the Advanced Practice Institute: Promoting Adoption of Evidence-Based Practice. This program is designed to build skills in the most challenging steps of the evidence-based practice process and in creating an organizational infrastructure to support evidence-based health care. Participants will be able to implement, evaluate, and sustain EBP changes in complex health care systems. Email:

2-4 March 2016 — Hong Kong, China
The Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong presents the Sixth Pan-Pacific Nursing Conference and First Colloquium on Chronic Illness Care. The aim of the conference is to provide a platform for discussion and debate between providers of health care and social services, policy makers, academics, and researchers on ways to achieve transformational and sustainable health and social care. Email:

26-28 October 2016 — Iowa City, Iowa, USA
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics presents the Advanced Practice Institute: Promting Adoption of Evidence-Based Practice. This program is designed to build skills in the most challenging steps of the evidence-based practice process and in creating an organizational infrastructure to support evidence-based health care. Participants will be able to implement, evaluate, and sustain EBP changes in complex health care systems. Email: kristen-rempel@uiowa.ude



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