Calls for Abstracts

To post your call for abstracts:  
Complimentary calls for abstracts related to nursing education and research are posted on the STTI website for nonprofit nursing organizations. Submit now.  


Deadline: 15 February 2017
MUSC New Knowledge and Innovation Council and the Nursing Research Councils of Roper St. Francis Hospital is inviting abstracts for their 2nd Annual Lowcountry Nursing Research Conference. The planning group is inviting proposals for podium and poster presentations on:
  • Integrative literature reviews that focus on clinical practice issues
  • Strategies for implementation of evidence-based practice changes and performance improvement
  • Evaluation of practice changes
  • Innovative research designs/methodologies
  • Results of clinical research projects
Abstracts must be submitted online at by February 15, 2017. Abstracts will undergo blind peer review and notification will be sent to the primary contact by February 24, 2017. Presenters will be expected to register and attend the conference.

Deadline: 16 February 2017
The central theme of the 2017 HCEA conference, "Reaching New Heights in Patient Powered Care", focuses on how educators can empower patients and families while they navigate through the ever-changing health care environment. We encourage you to present at this conference to an audience of patient educators, staff educators and other professional peers, gain exposure for your work, and advance your career!

The conference is organized around three key aspects:
• Using Technology to Engage Patients and Improve Outcomes - Share your innovative solutions for meeting the educational needs of patients and staff using a variety of technology tools.
• Putting Patient Powered Care into Practice – Share your successes and lessons learned as your organization moves toward a more patient-centered health delivery system.
• Getting from Here to There: Shifting the Vision for Patient Education – Share how your organization is moving the bar with regard to health literacy and patient education. What innovative programs have you instituted at your organization that have brought patient education to the forefront?

To submit an abstract, go to

For more information about the 2017 HCEA conference or questions regarding abstract submissions, contact Joan Morris at

Deadline: 20 February 2017

You are invited to submit your abstract for the Research & Evidence Based Practice Conference hosted by the Epsilon Kappa Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. Please email your abstract to Susan Vitale ( with the following:
  • One (1) page Word document with Name/Credentials of all authors, Affiliation (School/Hospital); Poster Title, Category (Evidence-Based Practice, Research [completed, in progress, or proposal]); Purpose/Objectives, Background/Literature Review, Method/Design; Findings/Implementation, Results/Conclusion. Implications, Recommendations.
  • Electronic Poster: Submit only one (1) PowerPoint Slide or one (1) PDF page of your complete poster.

Deadline: 1 March 2017
15th Biennial Custody and Caring International Conference on the Nurse’s Role in the Criminal Justice System: A forum for highlighting innovations in practice, education, research, and policy development in the field of forensic mental health and correctional healthcare in Canada and throughout the world. Clinical issues and work life issues unique to nurses, healthcare professionals, and other professionals working within forensic mental health and correctional environments will be featured. For more information and to submit an abstract:

Deadline: 1 March 2017
On behalf of the scientific committee we invite psychiatrists, practitioners, psychiatric mental health nurses, psychologists, health scientists, educators, trainers, researchers, managers, and policymakers engaged in the prevention, management, and research into violence and aggression in mental health and intellectual disability settings to submit an abstract and/or attend the 10th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry to be held in Dublin, Ireland, 26-28 October 2017. For more information and to submit an abstract, visit

Deadline: 1 March 2017
The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing invites you to the 2017 Annual National Conference of the Professional Nurse Educators Group. We're very excited to present a conference program that will explore the tradition of lifelong learning on the part of nurses, and discuss how to remove the barriers to using nursing science in daily practice. For more information and to submit an abstract, visit

Deadline: 3 March 2017
The Nursing Workforce & Health Reform: Trends & Opportunities in a New Political Era
The 2017 National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers Conference will assess how the 2016 Presidential and Congressional elections are reshaping the delivery and financing of health care delivery and influencing the agenda of the nursing workforce in the US. At the conference, you will join leaders and stakeholders of state-based nursing workforce centers, along with the nation’s leading nurse workforce researchers and analysts, to discuss and learn about changes in healthcare and how the workforce centers and researchers can work collaboratively to strengthen the nursing workforce. In addition to assessing the new political landscape, sessions will focus on the expanding roles of registered nurses in primary care and behavioral healthcare, how nurses must produce value in value-based payment systems, what’s new in forecasting the future supply and demand for nurses, and much more. Whether you are from a newly created workforce center, an established center, or are interested in transforming the nursing workforce, this conference will enhance your knowledge, enrich your networking, and better prepare you to meet the challenges that lie ahead for nurses in practice, education, research, and policy. Co-hosted by the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence and the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies at Montana State University. Register now at

Deadline: 3 March 2017
The Xi Eta-at-Large Chapter, in association with North American Region 1 of Sigma Theta Tau International, invites you to submit an abstract to be considered for presentation at the upcoming International Nursing Research and Leadership Conference being held 11-14 July 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We are excited to have this opportunity to welcome travelers from afar to showcase their research here at the University of British Columbia.

Our conference theme -- Power of the Past, Force of the Future -- fosters and supports dynamic and wide-ranging conversations in three categories: 

  • Clinical practice in the context of global health and nursing
  • Policy, education, and advocacy in relation to global health and nursing
  • STTI chapter management best practices that influence sustainable, healthy chapters
To submit an abstract, please visit

Deadline: 6 March 2017
The 2017 APNA Scholarly Review Committee invites you to submit an abstract proposal to be considered for presentation at the APNA 31st Annual Conference. The APNA Annual Conference delivers 100+ varied continuing education sessions and networking opportunities to the 1600+ psychiatric-mental health RNs and APRNs who attend each year. The theme this year is "Whole Health Begins with Mental Health". We are seeking abstracts that cover all areas of psychiatric-mental health nursing practice, administration, education, research, and policy. Presenting at "the premiere event for psychiatric-mental health nursing" provides a powerful platform to share your expertise. Not only is it prestigious, speaking at the APNA Annual Conference enhances your professional development through presenter coaching, resources, and camaraderie. Together, we advance psychiatric-mental health care through networking, education, and a celebration of nurses holistic approach to health and wellness. For more information and to submit an abstract, visit

Deadline: 15 March 2017

The Southern Regional AHEC invites you to submit your abstracts for the 13th Annual South Eastern Nurse Educator Symposium (20-21 October 2017 at Hilton-Charlotte University Place). There are currently three tracks that will address the learning needs for the:
  1. Novice Educator
  2. Advance Educator
  3. Academic Educator (School of Nursing Faculty)
There is also a call for two plenary session presenters. For more information email,

Deadline: 15 March 2017

The Ohio State University College of Nursing is excited to announce The Inaugural Helene Fuld Health Trust National Summit Transforming Healthcare Through Evidence-Based Practice (EBP). This groundbreaking event will be held on 19-20 October 2017 in Columbus, Ohio, USA, at the Hilton Columbus at Easton. A reception to celebrate the official launch of the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare will precede the Summit on the evening of 18 October. The new Fuld Institute will serve as a national hub for EBP in order to improve healthcare quality, safety, and health outcomes. To submit an abstract, visit

Deadline 15 March 2017
This Southern California Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Conference has the following keynote speakers: Laura Cullen, DNP, RN, FAAN, the Evidence-Based Practice Scientist at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic, and Maureen 'Shawn' Kennedy, MA, RN, FAAN. The program provides a platform for an international nursing EBP expert to share her wisdom, opportunities for clinicians, educators, leaders, and researchers to share progress or outcome reports of evidence-based projects, and time to discuss new ideas with colleagues. Abstracts are being accepted for posters and podium presentations for completed or work in progress. The program has four objectives: 

  1. Describe how to develop a map for an organizational, unit-based, or individual EBP journey to promote excellent nursing care, including management of detours.
  2. Create a list of skills and tools necessary for nurse clinicians to have a successful trip.
  3. Discuss the development and evaluation of the evidence to support the journey to nursing excellence.
  4. Identify the steps to disseminate EBP journeys to serve as guides for future travelers.
The abstracts are due 15 March with notification of acceptance by 7 April 2017.
Deadline: 31 March 2017
The newly launched Global Association of Student and Novice Nurses (GASNN) invites you to the first GASNN conference and annual general meeting in Barcelona, Spain, that will welcome student and novice nurses from around the world. GASNN is the first international organization developed, governed, and represented by student and novice nurses. Our mission is simple, to provide a unified voice for student and novice nurses globally through partnerships and collaboration. Join us in Barcelona in May for our inaugural meeting, board elections, and conference!
If you are a student or novice nurse, we invite you to submit for a PechaKucha presentation! We are welcoming presentations on any topic you are passionate about related to health or nursing! Special consideration for those that align with the conference theme. For more information, email
Deadline: 1 April 2017
The 2017 National Nurse Practitioner Symposium (20-23 July 2017 in Keystone, Colorado, USA) will be accepting abstracts on clinical topics, innovative practice settings, research, and other topics related to advanced practice nursing in primary care and acute care. Preference will be given to those with clinical applicability, demonstrative innovative models of care, completed research with outcome studies, and future‐oriented perspectives, that will develop and enhance the skills of the healthcare provider. Podium Abstracts can be submitted from 1 August 2016 to 15 October 2016. Poster Abstracts can be submitted from 1 August 2016 to 1 April 2017. Learn more.

Deadline: 3 April 2017
Exploring Social Justice for Vulnerable Populations: The Face of the Person with an Addiction. The McGinley-Rice Symposium on Justice for Vulnerable Populations is a unique scholarly forum for nurses and other health care professionals to address issues of social justice in health care. Organized annually by the holder of the Jacques Laval Endowed Chair in Justice for Vulnerable Populations at the Duquesne University School of Nursing, the McGinley-Rice Symposium is an expression of the mission of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, the Catholic missionary order that founded Duquesne and assists needy and marginalized persons throughout the world. Addiction is a significant public health epidemic in the United States. Drug overdose was the leading cause of accidental death during 2014. During that year, over 47,000 persons died from misuse of prescription pain medicine; 10,574 persons died from heroin overdoses. These gripping statistics reveal that although opioid addiction affects persons of different ages, races, ethnicities and genders, adolescents and women are at greater risk. Characterized by drug seeking behavior and compulsive use, relapses are common. Because addiction still carries a social stigma, symptoms of addiction are often denied and concealed. Only about 10 percent of persons with addiction to drugs receives specialty treatment. Addiction is now recognized as a disease of the brain that can be prevented and treated. The McGinley-Rice Symposium looks into the face of the person with an addiction seeking to see the world through her or his eyes

Deadline: 1 August 2017
On behalf of the scientific committee we invite psychiatrists, practitioners, psychiatric mental health nurses, psychologists, health scientists, educators, trainers, researchers, managers, and policymakers engaged in the prevention, management, and research into violence and aggression in mental health and intellectual disability settings to submit an abstract and/or attend the 10th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry to be held in Dublin, Ireland, 26-28 October 2017. Please submit your abstract electronically by the 1 March 2017. Poster abstracts can be submitted until 1 August 2017. Submit an abstract

Connect & Engage