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: 31 August 2017
2018 Carol Carfang Nursing & Healthcare Ethics Conference: Advancing ethical practice in healthcare requires grappling with difficult, often complex ethical problems and dilemmas. In this new forum, a diverse group of ethicists, philosophers, nurses, and other healthcare professionals will meet to address contemporary ethical issues in healthcare, and will discuss solutions to the most challenging problems for ethical practice and policy. The first biennial Carol Carfang Nursing & Healthcare Ethics Conference, sponsored by the Duquesne University School of Nursing, includes three days of speakers, panels, and presentations, as well as receptions and other opportunities to meet, greet, and discuss with a wide array of professionals interested in healthcare ethics. Please join us in Clearwater, Florida in February for this unique opportunity. To submit an abstract, visit

Deadline: 31 August 2017
The 2018 theme of the Annual ISPN Psychopharmacology Institute and ISPN Annual Conference is "Mental Health Care Amid Policy Chaos."
Objectives of this conference are:
  1. Identify how changes in health policy might impact federal funding opportunities and research priorities especially in relation to mental health.
  2. Describe how proposed changes to health policy might impact access to mental health services, practice standards, and reimbursement payments for services.
  3. Compare and contrast effective educational strategies for preparing skilled and resilient PMH nurses.
The ISPN Board has decided after input from the conference planning committees to open up abstracts to non-members in addition to ISPN members. The Board welcomes the diverse experience and knowledge that non-members and members can share as presenters at the ISPN Annual Conference. We are hopeful that non-members will decide to join the organization after feeling the excitement and energy at our conference. 

To allow additional time for abstract submissions:
The General Abstract Submission deadline has been extended to Thursday, 31 August 2017, at midnight Pacific Time. Student poster deadline is Friday, 29 September 2017, at midnight Pacific Time. 
Complete instructions for the ISPN Abstract Submission can be found on the Abstract Submission Site.

Deadline: 15 September 2017
Have you ever wondered what your colleagues, their students, and research teams are currently focusing on in their research endeavors to further nursing and health knowledge? Here is your opportunity! We are ready to receive research abstracts and registrations for an exciting and inspiring 31st Annual Margaret Scott Wright (MSW) Research Day, co-led by the University of Alberta Faculty of Nursing and the Mu Sigma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. Additional co-sponsors include MacEwan University and Alberta Health Services. The goal of the 2017 MSW planning committee is to maximize opportunities for faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and clinicians in our community and beyond to showcase their research and be inspired by others and their research. Abstracts for oral and poster presentations on a wide variety of health related topics are welcome; there will be approximately 50 oral and 40 poster presentations. We especially encourage first time presenters to engage in this supportive, engaging, and encouraging environment. Oral presentations will feature completed research while poster presentations will include completed research, as well as research in progress and proposed. The keynote speaker, Dr. Barbara Pesut, and the closing panel presentation will focus on the conference theme "Research and Inspiration." These speakers will offer opportunities for participants to ponder the following questions: "who or what inspires me and my research?"; "how does my research inspire others?"; "who or what will inspire future research?" Please submit an abstract now and encourage others to do the same! To submit an abstract, visit

Deadline: 18 September 2017
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) invites abstracts describing programs, courses, initiatives, or evaluation strategies that characterize the conference theme, addressing the many changes and challenges in doctoral programs. Of particular interest are abstracts that reflect innovation and highlight:
  • Collaboration for Optimal Health Outcomes
  • Collaboration - both interprofessional and work between DNPs & PhDs
  • Cultural competence, health equity, and social determinant of health and doctoral education
  • Quality improvement science/innovations
  • Rapid cycle Improvements
  • Academic Rigor: What is the goal? How will we know if we achieve it? How do you evaluate it?
Deadline: 26 September 2017
Public Health Conferences, Global Healthcare Conferences, Nursing Events, and Healthcare Meetings will bring speakers, delegates, and sponsors from Australia, Asia, Middle East, USA, and Europe for 2018. To submit an abstract, visit

Deadline: 29 September 2017

We welcome abstracts for presentations from occupational health nurses and others in all occupational health nursing categories including: Clinical Practice, Disability Case Management, Health Promotion/Wellness, Chronic Condition Management and Coaching, Management and Leadership, Safety & Environmental (including regulations), Research/Evidence-based Practice, Nursing Professional Development, and Global Occupational Health. More guidelines regarding submissions can be found at Please email with any questions.
Deadline: 23 October 2017
Are you involved in educating and developing the current and future nursing workforce? Do you have a contemporary project, initiative, or research to share? If so, we would welcome abstracts to this leading national conference focused on advancing all aspects of the practice of nursing education.

The call for abstracts is open to RCN members and non-members from across the UK and overseas, interested in nursing education, who have a learning to share which promotes innovation in nursing education and practice.

To view the abstract themes and categories for submission visit

This is an inclusive conference covering pre-registration level through to education of the workforce, including the academic and practice setting, NHS, and private sectors. First time and experienced presenters are welcome to submit an abstract to present.

The call for abstracts closes at midnight on Monday, 23 October 2017. For further information and to submit please visit or if you need further support email

We are delighted to announce that the Students in Partnership scheme will run again in 2018. Pre-registration nursing students submitting an abstract for the conference are welcome to apply under the scheme. The top two scoring accepted abstract submissions will be supported with the costs of their travel and accommodation up to a maximum of £300. Please contact for further details.

Deadline: 8 November 2017

Sigma Theta Tau International invites abstracts for the 29th International Nursing Research Congress. Join us in Melbourne, Australia, 19-23 July 2018, and prepare to connect and engage with over 800 nurse researchers, students, clinicians, and leaders who are focused on evidence-based research. Abstracts are invited that reflect the theme of Innovative Global Nursing Practice and Education Through Research and Evidence-based Practice.
Recommended topics for submission include:
  • Culturally-Diverse Health Practices
  • Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
  • International Collaborations
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Leadership
  • Promoting Clinical Outcomes
  • Technologies to Influence Nursing
Submit an abstract today.

Deadline: 1 December 2017
Innovations in Faith-Based Nursing Conference is a multi-day conference hosted by Indiana Wesleyan's School of Nursing. The conference is held on Indiana Wesleyan's campus in Marion, Indiana, and will be held from 18-21 June 2018. The topics are cultural awareness, educational strategies, nursing practice, and spiritual care. All are welcome to attend, and more information can be found on the website, or the Facebook page. The goals of this conference are that participants will have an opportunity to:

  - Explore Christian foundations and worldview in professional nursing; Identify innovative strategies for nursing education and practice;
  - Embrace cultural attributes in the profession of nursing in local and global settings;
  - Experience networking in a Christian community.

There will be speakers, workshops, networking, breakout sessions, vendors, and more. For questions, please contact or 888-876-6498.

Deadline: 5 December 2017

The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialist Annual Conference will be held on 28 February - 3 March 2018 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel. The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) is basing our 2018 abstract selection on the topics of Interest as outlined in the member defined NACNS Research Agenda: Clinical Practice Application, Healthcare System, Healthcare Policy, Health Promotion, Education and Palliative Care Across the Lifespan. To submit an abstract, visit

Deadline: 15 December 2017
The 2018 ANIA Annual Conference will be held May 10-12 at the Hilton Buena Vista Palace in Orlando, FL. The conference offers excellent educational, networking, and professional development opportunities. Abstracts are now being accepted for oral and poster presentations at the conference. The deadline for submission of abstracts for oral presentations is 30 June 2017, while the deadline for abstracts for poster presentations is 15 December 2017. To submit a poster abstract visit

Deadline: 31 December 2017
Nursing research and dissemination is a critical requirement of evidence-based nursing practice. There is a special need to enhance the ability of bedside and clinical nurses to plan, conduct, and disseminate findings from important clinical studies. It is equally important to create a conference that also provides an opportunity for clinical nurses to network with and share their research with others (both academic and clinical researchers). For more information, please visit

Call for Speakers: Deadline for speaker submissions is 31 October 2017 and speakers will be notified 17 November 2017. Speakers are expected to register for the conference but will receive a reduced rate. Consider submitting an abstract and presenting on one of the following themes:
  • The role of the clinical nurse in advancing the science of nursing.
  • Strategies to enhance the quality and rigor of scientific inquiry.
  • Research design options (basic and Advanced levels).
  • Strategies to strengthen study designs through fidelity of interventions and data collection.
  • Methods for disseminating findings, including tips for writing for publication.
Call for Abstracts: Consider submitting an abstract describing your completed research study. Accepted authors will be asked to present either orally (10 minute presentation rounds) as a poster (2-day display), or as both a poster and oral presentation. Presenters must register for the conference, but will receive a reduced rate (primary author only). Deadline is 31 December 2017 and accepted presenters will be notified 15 January 2018.

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