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Nursing Events and Conferences

Upcoming conferences with an emphasis on nursing! 

1-5 December 2014 — Atlanta, Ga., USA
The Center for Transdisciplinary Evidence-based Practice presents Evidence-based Practice: Making it a reality in your healthcare organization. This program is a deep-dive immersion into evidence-based practice (EBP) that will provide transdisciplinary clinicians and leaders with the knowledge, tools, and skills needed to integrate and sustain EBP in their clinical organization. Participants will receive five days of intensive education in EBP, 36.5 continuing education units, access to the Ohio State University library resources for one year, lifetime access to bimonthly EBP webinars, EBP listserv membership, and access to CTEP EBP resources. If you are looking for a single program to ignite and sustain the shift to evidence-based practice in your health care enterprise, this is it! Email:

4 December 2014 — Coral Gables, Fla., USA
Baptist Health South Florida presents the Second Annual Miami Neuro Nursing Symposium. The Neuro Nursing Symposium offers a broad curriculum focusing on current and state-of-the-art evidence-based practices for nursing and other healthcare professionals who treat and care for neuroscience patients and their families. The symposium will address the treatment and nursing care of the neuroscience patient from the emergency department through rehabilitation. Email:

6 December 2014 — Portland, Ore., USA
The Dermatology Nurses' Association presents the Joan Shelk Fundamentals of Phototherapy Workshop. In a special tribute to Joan Shelk, DNA Past President and the developer of our first workshops, a special phototherapy program has been developed. The Fundamentals of Phototherapy is an intensive one-day training for those administering light therapy under a doctor's supervision. This workshop covers psoriasis and other photo-responsive skin diseases, PUVA, narrow and broad band UVB therapy, equipment operation and metering, and other responsibilities associated with phototherapy administration. Participants who complete this workshop in its entirety will be awarded 7.0 contact hours. For workshop specifics, visit the DNA website or contact the DNA National Office at 800.454.4362. Email:

6 December 2014 — Evergreen Park, Ill., USA
Project C.O.A.T. presents Stress Management: Counseling your patient about health related stressors. The purpose of this workshop is to examine how stress impacts your patient’s everyday life from a medical, emotional, social, financial, spiritual, and environmental perspective. Strategies to manage stress more effectively will be explored, and new coping techniques will be identified. The overall goal of this workshop is to teach yourself and your patients how to identify common stressors and to learn how to relax. This conference is approved for 3 CEUs. Email:

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12 December 2014 — Cambridge, Mass., USA
Tufts University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Education and Tufts Medical Center, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine present the 12th Annual Update in Pulmonary Hypertension. This accredited program (6.5 hours ACCME and American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation is designed for physicians, nurses, and other health care providers who are involved with patients diagnosed and in treatment for pulmonary hypertension. Email:

7-9 January 2015 — Newark, N.J., USA
Rutgers School of Nursing presents the 3rd Annual Winter Institute for Comprehensive Systematic Review: Examining Economic Evidence in Health Care
Presented by experts from the Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation (NEST) at the Rutgers School of Nursing, the Winter Institute prepares researchers and knowledge professionals to help meet the growing need for systematic reviews of economic evidence in health care that can inform policy and practice.
Expert, internationally renowned faculty will provide personalized instruction for participants at both advanced and beginning stages of conducting systematic reviews. You will gain hands-on instruction and practice in using two specialized software programs: JBI-ACTUARI (Analysis of Cost, Technology and Utilization Assessment and Review Instrument) for evaluating economic evidence and CReMS (Comprehensive Review Management Systems) for protocol and report development. Proposal submission deadline: 6 December 2014. Registration deadline: 16 December 2014. Email:

January 2015 — New Orleans, La., USA
The Society for Simulation in Healthcare presents The International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH), presented by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2015. Over 2,000 health care simulation professionals from around the globe attend IMSH 2015: the premier educational and networking event for healthcare simulationists from all disciplines. IMSH features over 300 courses, including hands-on workshops; an emphasis on faculty development; documented improvements in patient safety; networking with your fellow IMSH attendees; the ability to create a customized agenda to meet your learning objectives; and the opportunity to visit over 100 vendors in the Exhibit Hall to see the latest in technology. New for 2015 are the Spectrum of Innovation Showcase and expert-level courses. Email:

24 January 2015 — Baltimore, Md., USA
The Maryland Association of Nursing Students presents the 35th Annual Maryland Association of Nursing Students State Convention. There will be simulation labs, breakout speaking sessions on a variety of different topics, raffles, and a huge exhibit hall! You can used your time in the exhibit hall to network with the many schools and hospitals that are in attendance, and you could find the job of your dreams! Try becoming a delegate for your school, or even running for the 2015-2016 Board of Directors! We are taking submissions for the next Board of Directors up until December 31st. This allows you to campaign at the convention. You also have the option to run as a floor candidate at the convention. Email:

25-30 January 2015 — Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario presents the Primary Care Institute. Learning Goals: enhance full scope of practice utilization by supporting primary care nurses to regain/develop confidence in their competencies, knowledge, and skills using the Primary Care Nurse Task Force role descriptions/recommendations as a guide; equip primary care nurses with the tools, resources, and supports required to care for the highly complex health/social needs of Ontarians within primary care; provide opportunities for exploration, discussion, and application of primary health care nursing knowledge and expertise in the context of the Ontario health system; and incorporate a rural/remote focus as a component of primary care as relevant. 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:

4-6 February 2015 — Lake Buena Vista, Fla., USA
The American Nurses Association (ANA) presents the 9th Annual American Nurses Association Quality Conference.
The 2015 conference will bring together nurses and other health care professionals who have a passionate commitment to improving patient care and their practice. Join ANA at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort to meet, share experiences with, and learn from each other. With the theme “On the Front Line of Quality: The Future of Health Care,” the 2015 ANA Quality Conference focuses on what’s next in nursing quality, featuring more than 60 podium presentations and nearly 150 posters. Attendees can learn about everything from LEAN principles for quality improvement to practical tools for reducing hospital-acquired conditions. Gain the latest information on proven methods and strategies that will enhance your impact on the front line. Email: 

4-8 February 2015 — San Antonio, Texas, USA
The American College of Sports Medicine presents Essentials of Sports Medicine: From sideline to the clinic. This course offers nurses, physicians, and other health care providers information to help care for sports teams in the community. By providing you with hands-on workshops that help fill in gaps in your coursework, you gain new perspectives in the orthopedic, primary care, and emergency medicine aspects of sports medicine and athlete care. 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.

19-22 February 2015 — Miami Beach, Fla., USA
Baptist Health South Florida presents Cardiovascular Disease Prevention - 13th Annual Comprehensive International Symposium. A key strategy for addressing heart disease and stroke is to educate the public and health care practitioners about the importance of prevention. When health care providers perform consistent risk factor assessments, more patients can be properly diagnosed and medically managed to prevent cardiovascular disease. Both primary and secondary prevention, as well as new developments in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cardiovascular disease, need to be addressed. Email:

25 February 2015 — Charlotte, N.C., USA
Chancellor Diversity Challenge Fund + College of Health and Human Services and Veteran Student Services presents Access to Culturally Competent Health Services: Serving Veterans from a Holistic Perspective
This half-day conference is aimed at increasing cultural sensitivity, both on campus and within the Charlotte community, with respect to student veterans. The event will bring together national experts on veterans' issues as well as students, faculty, service providers, and members of the general public to share information on military culture and coordination of health care services to meet the needs of veterans returning from active military service to support their success at UNC Charlotte and their transition to civilian life. The event is free and open to the public. The conference will feature a research poster session and opportunities for audience interaction and questions with all speakers. Attendees will also have the opportunity to visit the “community services” vendor fair and an art exhibit highlighting the work of Robert Bates, former United States Marine Corps Lance Corporal, and current student at UNC Charlotte.

28 February 2015 — Rockville Centre, N.Y., USA
Epsilon Kappa presents the Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Conference. The keynote speaker will be Donna Nickitas, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNE, FNAP, FAAN, professor at the Hunter College, City University of New York Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing. She will be followed by a panel discussion. The conference fee is US $5 for the general public and is free to Molloy faculty and students. Registration is required. Seating is limited, and you should pre-register for the conference by 23 February. Email:

1-6 March 2015 — Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario presents the Best Practices in Wound Care Institute: Minding the Gap
This institute provides opportunities to learn about the best practices in wound care through interactive dialogue with experts and through case studies, demonstrations, and hands-on application labs. Now with foundational and advanced streams. The goals of the institute are to reinforce the concept of evidence-based practice to the frontline clinician, to review and apply specific BPG recommendations through didactic, case, and skill-based labs, to review and clarify nursing best practices as it relates to skin tears, and to enhance the participants’ understanding of the range of wound care products and services available to clients. Email:

3-6 March 2015 — Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario presents
Best Practices in Wound Care Institute: Minding the Gap — Advanced Stream. Our mission is to reduce the physiological, psychological, and fiscal burden of wounds throughout Ontario by building leadership capacity in wound care BPG implementation and by building on the knowledge and skills learned at the Foundational Wound Care Institute. The goals of the institute are to enhance leadership in wound care BPG implementation and evaluation; to provide mentorship regarding the development of business/program planning, research, policies, and surveillance in all sectors of health care in Ontario; to build a foundation of innovation, allowing each individual participant to develop initial plans for future successful implementation of BPGs in their workplaces; to build an awareness of the "metrics" and "surveillance" of wound care assessment and management; and to learn how to apply the guideline implementation framework outlined in the RNAO Toolkit: Implementation of Best Practice Guidelines. 2nd Ed., to support wound care best practices. Email:

19-20 March 2015 — Madera, Calif., USA
Childrens Hospital Central California presents Advanced Care of the Pediatric Patient.
The 2015 Advanced Care of the Pediatric Patient conference offers participants an opportunity to increase their knowledge related to emergency care and stabilization of pediatric patients. Conference highlights include Human Trafficking: Modern-day slavery that happens all around us; interesting pediatric thoracic and vascular injuries; Blood Gas Analysis: Beyond the basics; recognition and management of pediatric respiratory distress and sepsis; and Transfusiology: Resuscitation, new guidelines and current science. Email: 

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:
28 March 2015 — Lubbock, Texas, USA
The Nurse Oncology Education Program presents Competence in Cancer Care: What the Nurse Needs to Know. Competence in Cancer Care: What the Nurse Needs to Know is presented by NOEP and made possible by CPRIT, Texas Oncology, and the LIVESTRONG Foundation. 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 plus ILNA points! Scholarships available. Email:

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.

17-18 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.

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:

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:
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:

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:

 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:

26-30 November 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.

 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:



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