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Nursing Events and Conferences

Upcoming conferences with an emphasis on nursing! 

 17-20 September 2014 — Phoenix, Ariz., USA
Visit the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) booth at the NLN Education Summit to check out the newest books from STTI!

17-20 September 2014 — Lake Buena Vista, Fla., USA

The Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association presents the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association 33rd Annual Conference at Buena Vista Palace. Email:

18-19 September 2014 — Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Cincinnati Children's Center for Professional Excellence presents Evidence Implementation for Changing Models of Pediatric Health Care. The conference is primarily intended for pediatric clinicians and those who support pediatric health care, including nurses and nurse practitioners. Following in the tradition of our hospital’s highly successful Evidence-Based Practice conferences for nurses and for educators, this Pediatric Evidence-Based Conference will ensure an intimate and highly interactive experience between attendees and faculty. Presentations will focus on Evidence Implementation for Practice and System Improvement during the two-day conference and include topics such as The Search for Evidence, Teamwork and Patient-Centered Evidence Implementation. Email:

18-20 September 2014 — Washington, D.C., USA
The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science presents the 2014 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research. The event will be held at the Washington Hilton Hotel.

20 September 2014 — Beachwood, Ohio, USA

Cleveland Clinic Zielony Nursing Institute presents Celebrating APN Practice: Moving Forward.
This conference highlights the APN role in the changing health care system. Clinical topics include Oncology, Obesity and Cardiac updates. Professional topics will include Research, Communication, and advancing your practice as an APN. Contact hours will be awarded. Email:

22-23 September 2014 — Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center presents Cincinnati Children's 2014 Regional Simulation Conference: Creating New Directions in Simulation. Join us for a conference that will target adult and pediatric multidisciplinary health care providers who are currently using or are interested in using simulation. The conference will provide a forum for the exchange of simulation strategies and innovations to enhance education, patient safety, and quality improvement through plenary sessions, interactive workshops, research, expert panels, and podium presentations. Email:
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26-28 September 2014 — San Diego, Calif., USA
Scripps Conference Services & CME presents the Second Annual Scripps Cancer Care Symposium:A Nursing & Advanced Practice Provider Collaboration. The Scripps Cancer Care Symposium is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical nurse specialists, and other health care professionals dedicated to the field of hematology/oncology that practice in settings across the continuum of care. During this two-and-a-half-day conference, attendees will benefit from an intimate learning environment in which renowned faculty will present the latest in evidence-based oncology care and provide practical strategies and tools helping you to improve quality of life and outcomes for patients with cancer and their families. Don’t miss this opportunity to interact and network with like-minded colleagues while earning a generous amount of CNE credits! Follow the conversation on Twitter at #ScrippsCancerCare. Email:

 24-27 September 2014 — Indianapolis, Ind., USA
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) presents Leadership Connection 2014. "Personal. Professional. Global." This event is split into two parts: one for chapter leaders and one for nurse leaders. Chapter leaders are encouraged to attend both portions to gain chapter and nursing leadership skills. Email:

25 September 2014 — Overland Park, Kan., USA
The Research Foundation, the Institute for International Medicine, and the Ed Bixby Institute for Postgraduate Medical Education at Research Medical Center present the 26th Infections Disease Symposium.
The purpose of the symposium is to provide primary members of the healthcare team with the tools and knowledge needed to identify and treat various infections disease conditions of their patients. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. The Institute for International Medicine is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Physicians can earn up to 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. and nurses may receive up to 6 contact hours. Registration ends on 22 September. For more information, call +1.816.276.4218 (International). Email:

25-27 September 2014 — Chiclayo, Peru

The School of Nursing, Universidad Catolica Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo presents the 8th International Congress for Research in Nursing Science. The theme for the 2014 Congress is "The knowledge of caring: The praxis of nursing science with professional practice." The keynote speaker for this Congress is Dr. Patricia Benner, nursing theorist and author of the seminal work, "From novice to expert: Excellence and power in clinical nursing." In addition to exchanging scientific knowledge, this event permits nurses to learn more about nursing in Peru and to visit numerous historical attractions. The City of Chiclayo is known as the "City of Friendship."Email:

30 September – 3 October 2014 — Atlantic City, N.J., USA

The New Jersey State Nurses Association presents NJSNA/IFN Annual Nursing Convention Advocating-Positioning-Educating New Jersey RNs. This conference provides an opportunity for nurses to learn, dialogue and network as we showcase the importance of quality and research in health care and why it is important to nurses. Program highlights: NCLEX Review for students, Special Screening of The American Nurse Film, Poster Sessions, Exhibits, and Continuing Education Sessions — Earn up to 20.45 Contact Hours. Email:


3-4 October 2014 — St. Paul, Minn., USA
The University of Minnesota Office of Continuing Professional Development presents the 17th Annual Twin Cities Sports Medicine Conference - Marathon Weekend.
This dynamic and interactive conference will provide health care professionals the latest treatment updates for commonly diagnosed sports medicine problems through talks presented by internationally and nationally recognized experts. This 1.5 day interactive course will equip healthcare providers with practical solutions through question-and-answer periods, panel presentations, case discussions and hands-on workshops. Email:
3-5 October 2014 — Kissimmee, Fla., USA

The National Nurses in Business Association presents the 29th Annual Nurse Entrepreneurship Conference
Discover emerging opportunities for nurses in business. Nurse entrepreneurship is growing due to many factors affecting the health care industry. Nurse practitioners are increasingly operating and running businesses. This conference has a full agenda of expert presenters with real-world experience. Three of our speakers have been awarded the prestigious CSP designation by the National Speakers Association: Dan Poynter's "Turning Your Nursing Knowledge into Books"; Dr. Louise Jakubik, the founder of Nurse Builders and the Nurse Mentoring Institute is presenting "How to Jump Start Your Speaking Career; and Donna Cardillo, RN, will be presenting her Career Alternatives for Nurses workshop in one of our preconferences. There will be workshops, presentations, team exercises, and round tables. Our audience is filled with nurses, leaders, and mentors. Sharpen your business skills, gain valuable insights, and take advantage of powerful networking opportunities. There has never been a better time to explore nurse entrepreneurship opportunities. Email:

3-5 October 2014 — Rochester, Minn., USA
The Professional Nurse Educator Group (PNEG) presents the 2014 Annual National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development: Leading Reform and Advancing the Science of Nursing Education. The 41st Annual National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development: Leading Reform and Advancing the Science of Nursing Education will be sponsored by Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota. The purpose of PNEG is encourage and support those involved in lifelong learning from schools of nursing, hospitals, entrepreneurial and continuing nursing education programs in order to promote best practices in the delivery of nursing care. Abstracts are due March 10, 2014. Pre-conferences will be held on October 2, 2014. Email:

4 October 2014 — Dallas, Texas, USA
The Nurse Oncology Education Program presents Competence in Cancer Care: What the Nurse Needs to Know (OCN Review). At Maggiano's Little Italy Northpark, Dallas. Includes OCN® test taking strategies and review of OCN® test blueprint. Topics: scientific basis for practice, treatment modalities, protective mechanisms, disease process, alterations in lifestyle, health promotion, and oncologic emergencies. Earn 7.75 contact hours! Email:

6-8 October 2014 — San Antonio, Texas, USA
OMICS Group presents the 4th World Congress on Virology. The 4th World Congress on Virology is reconvened following the success of the previous meetings which were held at Embassy Suites Las Vegas, USA and Baltimore, USA. Virology-2014 conference includes topics ranging from fundamental virology research to diagnosis and control. This event will attract up to 300 delegates, including many of the top virologists, world renowned speakers, researchers, practitioners and academics to present their research findings, works in progress, case studies and conceptual advances in the field of Virology. Email:  

 7-11 October 2014 — Indianapolis, Ind., USA
Visit the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) booth at the 2014 ENA Annual Conference to check out the newest books from STTI!

 8-10 October 2014 — Dallas, Texas, USA
Visit the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) booth at the ANCC National Magnet Conference to check out the newest books from STTI!

9-10 October 2014 — Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
The Medical Sciences National University of Mongolia School of Nursing presents the International Nursing Conference Healthcare and Nursing: New Challenges for the Global Standard. Dedicated to the 85th anniversary of School of Nursing, the 3rd International Nursing Conference will be the global gathering to bring together innovative academics and professionals in the field of nursing and health care to help design the future of our field. We invite you to open your minds and join us in constructing new possibilities for the future. Abstracts of research papers in 300-500 words (due 15 August 2014) are invited from faculties, administrators, educators, nurses, and other health professionals and Ph.D. scholars/graduate students on contemporary issues in nursing and health care. Topics of interest for submissions include, but are not limited to Nursing Education, Nursing Practice, Simulation in Health Professional Education, and Inter-professional Health Care team. We are very enthusiastic about the conference and we look forward to welcoming many participants. Email:

10 October 2014 — Phoenix, Ariz., USA
Mayo Clinic Scottsdale presents the 2014 Mayo Clinic in Arizona Annual Nursing Conference: Pursuing Excellence Starts With a Better You! 
 This nursing conference will include a combined focus of the latest advancements in clinical nursing practice topics, such as Antimicrobial Stewardship, Integrative Medicine, and Compassion Fatigue, as well as updates in wellness for nursing professionals; i.e., Reducing Stress, Navigating Change, and Risks Involved with Social Media. Keynote Speaker Barb Bancroft, MSN, RN, PNP, is a widely acclaimed national speaker, noted for her humorous, entertaining, and information-packed seminars, in addition to being an author of four books. Email:
11-13 October 2014 — Savannah, Ga., USA
The American Nephrology Nurses’ Association presents the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association Fall Meeting at the Westin Savannah Harbor. Email:

15 October 2014 — Washington D.C., USA
Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR) present the 2014 NightinGala. The theme is “Expanding Nursing’s Footprint In High Impact Research: Big Data.” FNINR is expecting over 1,000 nurse researchers, deans of nursing schools, presidents of medical schools, faculty, senior management of health-related associations, corporate and community leaders as well as members of Congress and their health care and legislative staffs at the 2014 Gala! The Keynote Speaker will be Philip E. Bourne, PhD, Associate Director for Data Science National Institutes of Health. Email:

15-18 October 2014 — St. Louis, Mo., USA
The American Assembly for Men in Nursing presents the AAMN 39th Annual Conference — Gateway to Greatness: American Assembly for Men in Nursing on the Move. Be a part of the debate on Health Care Reform and the future of nursing. Things are changing fast. Take home the latest information to best position yourself in the new era of health care! Up to 15.5 contact hours will be offered for two and one half days through the California Institute for Nursing & Health Care. Special session held Saturday for students and nurses either looking to enter the work force or advance their degree in nursing. Subjects include job hunting skills, effective resume writing, interviewing skills, and how to become an advanced practice nurse. Conference is open to members and non-members, men and women, students and professionals. Attend all days or select days. See website for daily speakers. Email:

16-18 October 2014 — Washington, D.C., USA
The American Academy of Nursing presents the American Academy of Nursing 41st Annual Policy Conference.  The American Academy of Nursing’s 41th Annual Policy Conference will identify ways nurses are transforming health care and building a better care delivery system. This three-day conference will showcase the extraordinary work nurses are undertaking to drive policy changes that meet the health care needs of individuals and populations. Transforming Health Care: Driving Policy highlights nursing initiatives that are transforming healthcare, leading change, and influencing policy and ultimately improving the nation’s health. Email:

17 October 2014 — North Canton, Ohio, USA
Phi Eta Chapter STTI and Walsh University present Nursing Research Day. This is a nursing research conference with Keynote Speaker Barb Brunt and Mastery Sessions featuring Dr. Betty Neuman. Email:

20-21 October 2014 — Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, presents Emerging Scholars Forum 2014. This event supports early career development and international networking of emerging nursing scholars who are embarking on a research career. The invitation-only forum offers successful applicants a unique opportunity to network with other doctoral students and recent doctoral graduates, participate in a forum to exchange ideas, be exposed to the future of nursing science, and even help shape the future of nursing science. Selected via a peer-review application process, participants will be invited to present their doctoral research to peers and faculty. During the forum, Bloomberg faculty will lead discussion sessions and speak on the successful development of an academic career. Interacting and networking with colleagues and faculty will be integral components of the Emerging Scholars forum. Applications are invited from Registered Nurses or Nurse Practitioners who are near completion or have recently completed a PhD in nursing, who currently hold or have recently completed a post-doctoral fellowship, and/or who are a newer faculty member in an accredited Faculty, School, or College of Nursing. Competitive awards to provide support for travel and accommodation will be given to all successful applicants. We invite applications from Canadian, American, and international nurse researchers. Application deadline: 25 July 2014. Email: 


20-22 October 2014 — Chicago, Ill., USA
OMICS Group presents the 3rd International Summit on Toxicology. The t
heme is “New Challenges and Innovations in Toxicological Sciences.” Email:

20-22 October 2014 — Chicago, Ill., USA
OMICS Group presents the 2nd International Conference on Endocrinology. O
MICS Group is delighted to invite you to attend the 2nd International Conference on Endocrinology. Endocrinology-2014 will be an innovative and invigorating International congress reflecting the direction of Endocrinology in the 21st century in a secure yet exciting environment that offers a wide range of diversions to participants of all backgrounds. This will be an excellent opportunity to meet leading scientists in the field of endocrinology and learn about the latest technological advances for people with endocrine-related problems. The different tracks are arranged in an interdisciplinary manner to allow delegates to explore issues directly connected to their own areas of work. This also provides an opportunity to engage with other professionals from a wide range of disciplines. Email:

22-24 October 2014 — Miami, Fla., USA
The organization committee presents the Fourth International Conference on Violence in the Halth Sector. Work related aggression and violence within the health and social services sector is a major problem which diminishes the quality of working life for staff, compromises organizational effectiveness, and ultimately impacts negatively on the provision and quality of care. These problems pervade both service settings and occupational groups. Considerable attention and advancements in addressing this problem have been achieved from educational, research, practice, service, and organizational perspectives nationally and internationally. Following three successful conferences in 2008 and 2010 in Amsterdam (Netherlands), and 2012 in Vancouver (Canada) the 4th International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector, will take place in Miami. In addition to raising awareness the 2014 conference will provide a platform to share international developments, with a particular emphasis on best practice research and initiatives to effectively respond to the problem.

 22-25 October 2014 — Indianapolis, Ind., USA
Visit the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) booth at the APNA 28th Annual Conference to check out the newest books from STTI! The American Psychiatric Nurses Association's annual conference is the premiere event for psychiatric nursing! It is held in a new location each year to encourage new regional participation and to add travel adventure to those who regularly attend. The program will feature more than three days of continuing education specific to psychiatric nursing for RN-PMH and advanced practice nurses alike. Surrounding the educational sessions will be social and networking events to meet with peers and learn from each other. APNA also takes this opportunity to recognize outstanding contributions to the association and psych nursing through the presentation of the APNA Annual Awards. 

22-25 October 2014 — Charleston, S.C., USA
The Transcultural Nursing Society, Inc. presents the 40th Annual Conference. The theme is 40 Years of Transcultural Nursing: Living Our Mission in a Changing World. The Mission of the Transcultural Nursing Society is to enhance the quality of culturally congruent, competent, and equitable care that results in improved health and well being for people worldwide. Our objectives for this conference are: Identify evidence based best practices that use innovative strategies to correlate culturally competent care with improved patient outcomes in the clinical setting; Incorporate transcultural nursing theory and research in the strategic planning, design and implementation of health related programs worldwide; Integrate transcultural nursing research that enhances culturally congruent, competent and equitable care; and Analyze the contributions of transcultural nursing theory and research that results in improved health and well-being in the changing U.S. and global communities. Email:

22-25 October 2014 — Indianapolis, Ind., USA
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association presents the APNA 28th Annual Conference. The APNA Annual Conference is the premiere event for psychiatric nursing! This year's conference, with a theme of Building Connections: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Perspectives, will be held at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. The program will feature more than three days of continuing education specific to psychiatric nursing for RN-PMH and advanced practice nurses alike. Surrounding the educational sessions will be social and networking events to meet with peers and learn from each other. APNA also takes this opportunity to recognize outstanding contributions to the association and psych nursing through the presentation of the APNA Annual Awards. Email:

23 October 2014 — St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Barnes Jewish Hospital presents the 8th Annual Multidisciplinary Research Conference. This conference presents nursing and allied health research on innovative approaches to improve outcomes in patient care. Keynote speaker Melody Goodman, PhD, (Washington University) will present her research on community-research partnerships to reduce health disparities. Keynote speaker Susan Scott, PhD, RN, (University of Missouri Health Care System) will present her research on the Second Victim program, which helps health care providers cope with traumatic events. Email:

27-29 October 2014 — Bodrum, Turkey
Hacettepe University Faculty of Nursing presents the 6th International Nursing Management Conference. The theme of the conference is "Creating the Future: Nurses Leading to Safe Environments." The conference includes the following subtopics: enhancing interdisciplinary collaboration in health care, management and leadership for best practices in nursing, creating a safety culture in health care, legal and ethical issues for creating a healthy work environment: staff and patient perspectives, evidence-based practices for safe environments, health information technology, and occupational health and safety. In addition, a preconference workshop will be offered. The conference venue is Bodrum, a district and port city in the Muğla Province, in the southwestern Aegean Region of Turkey. Our conference creates a learning platform blending the latest developments in creating safe environments in nursing with opportunities for interaction and collaboration at national and international levels. In addition to professional, scientific, and social sharing, attendees will experience history and enjoy the miraculous nature bringing sea and forest together. The language of the conference will be English. For Turkish participants simultaneous translation to Turkish will be provided. Outstanding speakers from different countries will share their expertise and best practice related to creating safe environments. Continuing education will be provided for this educational activity. Email:

28 October 2014 — Rochester, Minn., USA
Mayo Continuing Nursing Education presents the 2014 Orthopedic Nursing Conference. The conference is designed to explore orthopedic innovations that will improve the patient’s experience. A variety of topics will be highlighted, including perseverance from a patient’s experience, nursing implications for the direct anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty, patient positioning during surgery, and an approach to holistic wellness for orthopedic patients. The goals of the conference are to explore orthopedic innovations to advance the care of the orthopedic patient and provide resources to optimize orthopedic patient experience including preparation and recovery process following surgery. Email:


29-31 October 2014 — Iowa City, Iowa, USA
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics presents 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:

29 October – 1 November, 2014 — Anaheim, Calif., USA
The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) presents the 40th Annual Educational Conference.
ARN will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in a big way. We will be taking full advantage of our Disneyland® Hotel location and have many magical surprises in store to delight all attendees. The ARN educational conference is where rehabilitation nurses who are leaders in the field come each year to learn, teach, share, network, and rejuvenate their practice. The conference features the finest educators in the world of rehabilitation nursing, and you will not find a better place to learn the skills needed to advance your career — no matter what your practice level. Great optional events including preconference sessions, the RNF symposium, and professional tours are available. There is something for everyone, and you will come away with new friends and contacts, a fresh perspective, and, most of all, the enthusiasm to return to work and provide the highest level of care to your patients. Email:


31 October – 3 November 2014 — Lake Buena Vista, Fla., USA
The Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates presents the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates Annual Conference at Disney's Contemporary Resort. Email:


2-4 November 2014 — Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Cleveland Clinic Zielony Nursing Institute presents Dimensions in Cardiac Care. T
he 31st annual Dimensions in Cardiac Care conference is designed to provide the nursing professional with the latest trends in cardiac care. This program has been approved by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) for 15.50 Contact Hours Synergy CERP Category A, 1.00 Contact Hour Synergy CERP Category B and 1.75 Contact Hours Synergy CERP Category C, File number 00018737. Email:

4-5 November 2014 — New Orleans, La., USA
The American Nurses Association presents the 2014 American Nurses Association Staffing Conference. Interact with innovative industry experts and over 700 of your nursing peers to explore case studies, leading practices and innovative approaches to tackle your toughest staffing challenges. Learn how to build and implement your facility’s optimal staffing solution! Sponsorship opportunities are available. Email: 

5-7 November 2014 — New York, N.Y., USA

The The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Chemotherapy Foundation present the Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium: Innovative Cancer Therapy for Tomorrow®. This is a CME accredited educational activity jointly presented by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Chemotherapy Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting cancer research, in collaboration with The Tisch Cancer Institute. Founded in 1972 by Ezra Greenspan, we continue to bring the groundbreaking advances spearheading progress in cancer therapeutics to community and academic practitioners. Leading oncologist and hematologist investigators will report on new regimens, clinical trials and emerging therapeutic advances in common cancer types. Email:

7 November 2014 — Merrillville, Ind., USA
The North West Indiana Nursing Research Consortium presents the 22nd Annual Northwest Indiana Nursing Research Consortium: Cornerstones of Care: Research, Evidence Base Practice, and Quality Improvement.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ronda Hughes, Assistant Professor, Marquette University. Keynote Address: "Nurses at the 'Sharp End' of Patient Care." This program has been submitted for 3.0 nursing contact hours. Purchase tickets online. Conference fee for attendees is US $30. Conference fee for poster presenters is US $20. Conference fee for students is US $20. Tickets will not be sold at the door! Email:

7-9 November 2014 — Scottsdale, Ariz., USA
The International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG) presents the 2014 ISONG World Congress on Nursing and Genomics. In a special endeavor to bring together the best and brightest genetic leaders, sharing current knowledge and future trends of genetics/genomics, we invite you to be a part of this event. The scheduled congress program will feature diverse presentations in: Research Oncology, Clinical Oncology, Technology, Genetic Literacy, ELSI (Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues), Pharmacogenomics, and more. The 2014 ISONG congress overall objectives: present and discuss research, education, and clinical topics that promote the knowledge and scientific foundation for nursing genetic/genomic practice and scholarship; highlight recent genetic scientific advances globally and the implications for nursing research and practice; provide a forum for nurses and other healthcare providers globally to interact, network, share experiences, and discuss the state of the science related to nursing and genetics/genomics; identify genetic discoveries that influence the biology of health and disease; and provide a forum for debate on the application and use of genomic technologies and information and the implications for health and well-being of communities, cultures, and populations from societal and ethical perspectives. This will be a rare and exceptional program for you to attend and to network with this diverse and varied group of leaders and innovators. Email:

10-12 November 2014 — Cape Town South Africa
The International Council on Women’s Health Issues (ICOWHI) presents the ICOWHI 2014 Congress. The theme is "Beyond 2015: What will it take? FUNDISA is the host of this event, and STTI is a prominent sponsor. ICOWHI is an international nonprofit association dedicated to the goal of promoting health, health care, and well-being of women throughout the world through participation, empowerment, advocacy, education, and research. This organization is a multidisciplinary network of women’s health providers, planners, and advocates from all over the globe. It constitutes an international professional and lay network of those committed to improving women’s health and quality of life.
Good news! The early bird registration for the ICOWHI & STTI Conference in Cape Town from 10-12 November 2014 has been extended to 30 August 2014. Remember, it is the 10-year celebration of Tau Lambda as a chapter. Make sure you are there!

10-12 November 2014 — Singapore
Three Joanna Briggs Institute Collaborating Centres in Singapore present 9th Biennial Joanna Briggs International Colloquium 2014, Singapore. The 9th Biennial Joanna Briggs International Colloquium 2014, Singapore is jointly hosted by the three Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Collaborating Centres in Singapore: the National University Hospital Centre for Evidence-Based Nursing, the National Healthcare Group HSOR Collaborating Centre for Evidence Based Health Services Management, and the JBI - Institute of Mental Health (Singapore) Centre for Evidence-Based Practices in Mental Health Care. The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) is a not-for-profit organisation sited within the Faculty of Health Sciences in the University of Adelaide. The theme of the Colloquium is “Scaling New Heights: Challenging the Status Quo”. The theme is a reflection of the challenging times that health care is facing with increasing costs and a fast-growing older population. The Colloquium will be graced by gurus/leaders in evidence-based practice, who will share scholarly works and experiences on evidence synthesis, translating best available evidence into practice and many more. As delegates, the 9th Biennial Joanna Briggs International Colloquium 2014 presents the perfect opportunity for healthcare professionals to network with experts, delegates and exhibitors to expand your horizons to challenge the current state of health care. Email:

10-11 November 2014 — Rochester, Minn., USA
Mayo Continuing Nursing Education presents the Medical Surgical Nursing Review Course.
This course will provide a review of the most current national treatment guidelines and recommendations for best practices in the care of medical and surgical adult patients. Individuality of care must be applied to each practice environment. Experts in medical and surgical patient care will instruct the course. This course may be used for more in-depth knowledge of nursing care and/or in preparation for a nursing certification exam. Participants completing this course should be able to describe essential components of care for medical and surgical patients, identify predisposing risk factors affecting surgical patients and those with medical diseases, review current pharmacologic and treatment strategies, and utilize research-based recommendations for care practices across the continuum. Email:

11-14 November 2014 — Vitoria, Spain
The Organizing Committee presents the 18th International Nursing Research Conference. This is a meeting point for the presentation and discussion of ideas where research and innovative activity is promoted internationally. It is an extraordinary opportunity for exchanging and consolidating knowledge on research results obtained from the different health care fields. The conference gathers a great number of professionals from different health areas from all over the world. Our guest speaker will be Judith Shamian, President of the International Council of Nurses (ICN). Plenary sessions will focus on two relevant issues for health care research. In the opening session representatives of the general population will give their opinion on the willingness of citizens to participate in health care research projects, and in the second session researchers will debate about the controversies around scientific publications (open access vs paid access, impact of scientific publications, etc.). The conference is bilingual (spanish-english), and there will be simultaneous translation in the plenary session. Email:

14 November 2014 — El Paso, Texas, USA
Delta Kappa and Pi Omega chapters present The Civility Dialogues: Conversations to Inspire Action and Transform Your Culture. T
his session brings together three pioneering researchers and thought leaders in the field of civility on a “live stage.” There is little these three have not lived, studied, or heard when it comes to getting professional joys stolen by incivilities, whether in academic or service settings, large and small, public or private. So come with your dilemmas, interventions that work, and inspirations for a collaborative future to enliven what promises to be an unforgettable dialogue about cultivating civility and co-creating healthy workplaces. Speakers will be Cynthia M. Clark, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, School of Nursing, Boise State University; Kathleen T. Heinrich, PhD, RN, Principal & Scholar-Mentor, K T H Consulting; and Susan Luparell, PhD, RN, College of Nursing, Montana State University. Email:

14-16 November 2014 — Indora, India

Choithram College of Nursing presents the 18th Nursing Research Society of India conference. All arrangements are in place to ensure that a grand and concentrated academic feast awaits you, with plenty of fun and frolic too. Theme of the conference is “Qualitative Research: A Step towards Theory Construction and Development.” Kindly block the dates in your diary to enrich your academic knowledge and research skills and widen your circle of friends in the nursing fraternity. This is to nursing professionals and post-graduate students from across the country to join us in the true spirit of NRSI. Email:

17 November 2014 — Tampa, Fla., USA
USF Health through the University of South Florida College of Nursing presents the Joining Forces to Restore Lives Nursing Research, Education and Practice in Veterans Health conference.
This conference is a part of a comprehensive national initiative to explore the health and well-being of military members and veterans. Registration will fill rapidly so please register early. Email:

17-19 November 2014 — Bengaluru, India
Bio Genesis presents Healthy Ageing in the Changing World 2014. The idea behind the Geriatrics conference is to integrate the knowledge of specialists regarding ageing-associated diseases with the knowledge of geriatricians regarding the course of age-related diseases and the treatment of the same. Email: 

4-6 February 2015 — Antwerp, Belgium
Rho Chi-at-Large Chapter presents the first CARE4 International Scientific Nursing and Midwifery Congress. The department of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences of the University of Antwerp celebrates the 10th anniversary of its master programme with the first CARE4 International Scientific Nursing and Midwifery Congress. In partnership with the University Colleges Karel de Grote Antwerp, Artesis Plantijn Antwerp, the HZ University of Applied Sciences Vlissingen (the Netherlands) and the Flemish Organisation of Midwives (VLOV) we will offer you a programme of distinguished keynote speakers, oral and poster presentations on broad scientific issues in the nursing and midwifery research fields. We are honoured to invite researchers to present their scientific work at the CARE4 International Scientific Nursing and Midwifery Congress. We are pleased to welcome an international community of nursing and midwifery researchers and practitioners who CARE4 in the amazing City of Antwerp. Email:

18-20 February 2015 — Iowa City, Iowa, USA
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 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.

21-23 March 2015 — Madrid, Spain
The European Association of Urology Nurses (EAUN) presents the 16th International EAUN Meeting.
Inspiring three-day meeting on various topical urology nursing subjects in conjunction with the 30th Anniversary EAU Congress. The congress takes place at the IFEMA - Feria de Madrid, Avenida del Partenón 5, 28042 Madrid, Spain. The topics are presented by specialists and specialist nurses in workshops, panel discussions, state-of-the-art lectures, symposia, poster abstract sessions, etc. Discussions on clinical practices and pre-congress optional visits to a local hospital guarantee you return home completely updated. Share your knowledge with your colleagues and submit an Abstract, Research Plan or your Difficult Case (Deadline 1 December 2014). 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:
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:

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:

 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:

 7-11 November 2015 — Las Vegas, Nevada, 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:



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