Upcoming Nursing Events and Conferences

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February 2017

16 February 2017 — Los Angeles, California, USA

The purpose of this conference is to empower nurses as leaders and change agents whose initiatives measurably improve patient outcomes and hospital bottom lines.

  • Describe why it matters that nurses use their bold voices to drive change.
  • Explain how to apply purpose to clinical practice by creating a model of care focusing on evidence-based practice and quality.
  • Identify the critical behaviors and skills necessary for nurses to thrive and excel both personally and professionally.
  • Practice writing and storytelling techniques as a strategy for overcoming fear and unleashing personal creativity.  
Visit https://aacnleadership2017.eventbrite.com/ for more information.

16-19 February 2017 — Miami Beach, Florida, USA

A key strategy for addressing heart disease and stroke is to educate the public and healthcare practitioners about the importance of prevention. When healthcare 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. Complimenting CVD Prevention Symposium are comprehensive updates on the latest advances in cardiovascular medicine. For more information, email juliez@baptisthealth.net.

24 February 2017 — Ithaca, New York, USA
The Second Annual Oncology Teaching Day — Clinical Approaches to Care of the Oncology Patient —  is a one-day conference empowering nurses and healthcare providers with the tools and knowledge to care for oncology patients within the complex healthcare setting. This program has been approved for 6.75 contact hours. Registration is required: http://cayugamed.org/CCevent.cfm.

26 February - 3 March 2017 — Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario presents the 2017 Wound Care Institute. 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. Our mission is to reduce the physiological, psychological, and fiscal burden of wounds throughout Ontario by building clinical expertise using best practice guidelines (BPGs) related to wound care. For more information, email gwong@rnao.ca.

March 2017

2-6 March 2017 — Caribbean
Emerging nurse leaders will especially want to take advantage of a unique learning and networking opportunity aboard the Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas, from 2-6 March 2017. Sea-E-You III will explore in four co-facilitated seminars the nurse leader's role in achieving the quadruple aims of optimized health system performance. Unlike other continuing education offerings at sea which feature one or two presenters, Sea-E-You III will feature a faculty of 12experienced nurse leaders, and in addition to four 90-minute seminars, the program includes four facilitated small group discussions facilitated by a seasoned nurse leader. With cabins starting at less than US $520 per person double occupancy (including meals, lodging, gratuities, port fees, and taxes), this four-night cruise — which sails from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Cozumel, Mexico — is truly an affordable learning get-away in the warm Caribbean. The program registration is only US $140 per participating nurse. Friends and families are welcome. For more information, visit http://seaeyou.com/ or call 800-422-0711.

7-11 March 2017 — Baltimore, Maryland, USA

The International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses presents its 10th Annual Psychopharmacology Institute and 19th Annual Conference. The International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses (ISPN) is offering a program of presentations and posters that addresses cutting-edge issues related to innovative clinical practice, education and research, and diversity in the psychiatric-mental health field.

12 March 2017 — Rockville Centre, New York, USA
You are invited to attend the Research and Evidence-Based Practice Conference hosted by the Epsilon Kappa Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International at Molloy College. Please email Susan Vitale (svitale@molloy.edu) for more information.

17-20 March 2017 — Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Creating Healthy Work Environments is designed to help leaders in both academic and clinical settings develop, implement, and maintain strategies that will improve their organizations' work environments.

20-24 March 2017 — Baltimore, Maryland, USA
The Johns Hopkins Nursing Center for Evidence-Based Practice presents this intensive 5-day workshop. Using the Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice (JHNEBP) model, you will learn the entire EBP process from assessing the problem to disseminating your results and everything in between. Our expert faculty will provide you with the tools, knowledge, and skills needed to not only conduct an EBP project, but also lead and mentor others in the EBP process. The course involves both didactic and experiential teaching methods and participants will complete an evidence-based practice project on a problem of their choosing.

21-22 March 2017 — Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Are you interested in the future of nursing education and practice in the UK? This conference will support you as a healthcare educator. Learn about the latest developments in this field, share good practice through facilitated discussions, and network with colleagues from across the globe.

Confirmed keynote speakers include Professor Dame Jill McLeod Clark, Professor Jane Dewing, Dr. Alison Steve and Professor Pauline Pearson. The conference will include a variety of themed streams, interactive sessions including participatory workshops and masterclasses, updates from across the four counties, peer voted best poster prizes and an interactive panel session.

For more information, email education@rcn.org.uk.

23-24 March 2017 — Los Angeles, California, USA
Fourth National Nursing Ethics Conference! Shaping an Ethical Environment is the theme for the 4th Ethics of Caring® National Nursing Ethics Conference (NNEC) in Los Angeles. Nurses are actively engaged in influencing the processes and actions that create ethical environments and directly impact the nurse, the delivery of care, inter-professional collaboration and ultimately, patient outcomes. Recognizing that nurses' voices are required to participate in shaping those environments, the conference will emphasize the development of skills needed to manage ethical dilemmas and to enhance practice and leadership. Over the course of this two-day immersive and interactive journey, a variety of influences on and in the healthcare environment will be explored that can affect the nurse's actions and efforts to do the right thing for the right reasons. Visit http://ethicsofcaring.org/registration/ for more information.

24 March 2017 — Oakland, California, USA
Holy Names University's Department of Nursing is hosting its 3rd Annual Nursing Symposium to stimulate the minds of nurses, prospective students and community stakeholders. The all-day event is designed to explore nurses’ ability to navigate the complex and evolving changes in the health care environment. The Symposium will be held 24 March from 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Valley Center for the Performing Arts on the beautiful campus of Holy Names University. The registration fee of US $30 covers lunch and 8 CEUs for the full day attendance.  Due to limited seating, advanced registration is strongly recommended by 1 March 2017. Register before January 31 for entry prize.

31 March 2017 — Brookings, South Dakota, USA
Join us for the 28th Annual Nursing Research Symposium. Keynote presenter Mary D. Moller, DNP, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC, CPRP, FAAN, is presenting "From the Couch, to the Bus Depot, to the Mall, to Work: The Milestones of Adjustment Post-Psychosis (MAPP) Recovery Model". Sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau International, Phi Chapter, South Dakota State University, College of Nursing and Zeta Zeta Chapter, Augustana College, Department of Nursing. Register online or mail this form with appropriate fee by 20 March 2017 to:
   Nursing Research Symposium
   SDSU College of Nursing
   Box 2275
   Brookings, SD 57007-0098
For additional information, contact (605) 688-5178 or toll-free (888) 216-9806, Option #6.

April 2017

2-4 April 2017 — Miami, Florida, USA
The Catalyzing Nursing Education and Scholarship for Global Health conference will spotlight key issues in nursing education that extend to nursing research, nursing practice, and health policy.
The conference program includes an opening reception, keynote speakers, concurrent abstract sessions, and poster presentations.

Academic administrators, nursing faculty, clinical researchers, representatives from health and education ministries, professional nursing associations, and graduate nursing students are invited to come exchange ideas, knowledge, and research related to the conference themes:

  • Promoting excellence in education through accreditation
  • Creating future nurse leaders to transform care
  • Meeting population health needs: Analysis of curriculum development
  • Innovations and technology in education
  • Strengthening nursing education through cross-border partnerships
  • Creating global nurses: Cross-border study and research opportunities for nursing students

6-7 April 2017 — Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Oncology Nursing Conference 2017 - The Ever Changing Landscape of Oncology Nursing: From Diagnosis to Survivorship. This conference will provide a comprehensive overview of key topics of interest to nurses and other health care professionals specializing in managing the care of adult and pediatric patients along the cancer experience continuum. The focus of the conference is to highlight nursing care related to specific disease groups and treatments, complementary modalities, palliative care, survivorship, and includes nursing advocacy and professional development. Learn more here.

Topics will include:
  • Patient Management
  • Pharmacology
  • Cell Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Care Coordination
  • Research and Innovation
  • Survivorship
  • Sexuality
  • Ethics
19-22 April 2017 — Austin, Texas, USA
The 2017 Annual NICHE Conference is a four-day event highlighting evidence-based innovations, research, and networking opportunities to support hospitals and other healthcare facilities in meeting one of the most critical challenges of our times – quality care for older adults.

This year’s conference will focus on “25 years of Geriatric Nursing Care Excellence – Honoring our Legacy and Transforming the Future.” Continuing education credit will be provided for each session attended.

Nearly 1,000 healthcare professionals from more than 300 NICHE member and non-member hospitals, located around the world, will meet in Austin, TX. Join us to discover innovative solutions and approaches to improving elder care. Please visit http://conference.nicheprogram.org/ for more information.

26 April 2017 — Wichita, Kansas, USA

This conference is hosted by Epsilon Gamma-at-Large Chapter of STTI. Membership in STTI is not required to participate. We strongly encourage you and your colleagues to submit an abstract and showcase your innovative work supported by evidence in the nursing sector. Contact hours will be offered for this conference: approximately 6-8 hours applicable for RN and LPNs. We look forward to receiving your submission and registration. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments. Please visit http://ebpnursingwichita.org/ for more information.

26-28 April 2017 — Salem, Massachusetts, USA
The Massachusetts Emergency Nurses Association is hosting the New England Regional Symposium in Salem, Massachusetts on April 26-28, 2017. We would like to extend an invitation to all nurses, especially those interested in emergency nursing innovative topics to attend our conference. It will be in historic Salem, Massachusetts! Come Be Enchanted and Enlightened while attending excellent presentations by international, national, and local expert speakers. The National ENA 2017 Present Karen Wiley MSN, RN, CEN, is our keynote speaker. Topics on day one include: Care & Safety of the Behavioral Health ED Patient; Sepsis Updates; Pediatric Burn Trauma; Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries; Zika: Origins & Lessons Learned; Herbs & Spices for Critical Care Patients in the ED; The Massachusetts SANE Exam & Documentation; and Rapid Sequence Intubation. Day two topics include: Stroke & Brain Injury; Famous Assassinations in History and Would They Survive Today; Triaging the ED, not the Patient: How Focus on Patient Flow Messes with Patient Care; Initial Management of Geriatric Trauma Patients; Care of the Suicidal Patient in the Emergency Department; Two Lives on the Line: OB Trauma Cases. Our closing speaker is a nurse attorney presenting Live and Learn: This Could Be You. Contact hours pending. Registration is open. Please visit http://www.ma-ena.org/ for full details including registration information.

27-28 April 2017 — Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
You are cordially invited to attend the 2017 University of North Carolina's Medical Center Nursing Conference hosted by the Department of Nursing Quality and Research, titled: Nursing Quality and Research: Driving Excellence in Patient Care. This conference will inform attendees on how quality and research are translated into the clinical setting and into clinical practice. The target audience is clinical nurses, those from Magnet™ designated hospitals and those on the Journey to Magnet Excellence™, and any nurse interested in learning about or becoming more proficient in nursing quality and research.

28 April 2017 — Charleston, South Carolina, USA
The MUSC New Knowledge and Innovation Council and the Nursing Research Councils of the Roper St. Francis hospitals invite you to join us for our second annual joint nursing research conference in conjunction with the Gamma Omicron-at-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. The Lowcountry Nursing Research Conference will focus on bridging the gap between clinical practices and nursing research while building relationships among community partners in nursing excellence. The conference will be held in the Bioengineering Building on MUSC’s campus on Friday, 28 April 2017. For more information, please contact CravenH@musc.edu.

May 2017

8-9 May 2017 — Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce the 2017 Emerging Nurse Scholars Forum to support early career development and international networking of emerging nursing scholars who are embarking on a research-focused career. The Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, ranked #3 in the world, is widely recognized as a research-intensive environment that promotes education and scholarship in nursing.

Competitive awards to provide support for travel and accommodation will be given to all successful applicants. Selected via a peer review application process, participants will be invited to present their doctoral/postdoctoral research to peers and faculty. Preference will be given to applicants whose research and academic interests focus on public health (the health of individuals, groups, or populations), health systems and/or improvement of care/outcomes.

Applications are invited from Canadian, American, and international Registered Nurses or Nurse Practitioners who are near completion or have recently completed a PhD in nursing; or who currently hold or have recently completed a post-doctoral fellowship (within the past year). Participants will be able to meet with nurse researchers who have established successful careers in nursing science. During the forum, Bloomberg faculty will lead discussion sessions and speak on the successful development of an academic career.

Application deadline is February 10, 2017. For more information email, scholars.nursing@utoronto.ca

10-13 May 2017 — New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
The American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) 2017 Annual Conference is the only conference that offers education for current and future ambulatory care and telehealth nurses. The program has been carefully designed to help you discover the latest clinical, management, and leadership trends in the specialty. This year, you can customize your learning with three tracks: Care Coordination and Transition Management, Leadership, and Telehealth. register and view full program at http://conference.aaacn.org/.

26 May 2017 — Barcelona, Spain

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! For more information, email globalnursingstudent@gmail.com

30 May - 1 June — Chicago, Illinois, USA
2017 Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) National Forum is supported by an AHRQ Conference Grant award to focus on implementation and dissemination science to interprofessional healthcare educators, practice leaders, and researchers who are dedicated to improve healthcare professionals’ quality and safety competencies. For more information, email methavichitm@gmail.com.

June 2017

1-2 June 2017 — Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada

The Canadian Association of Ambulatory Care (CAAC) was founded in 2012 to highlight the groundbreaking work being performed in ambulatory care settings in Canada and globally.
​The CAAC is a voluntary nonprofit organization developed for professionals working in various ambulatory care areas who have a strong commitment and passion toward the delivery of quality health care on an out patient basis. Our members represent an interdisciplinary stakeholders such as RN, physiotherapist, OT, AA, CEO, Director, VP, MoHLtC representation, and international delegates expressing interest and striving for excellence in ambulatory care. For more information, email canadianambulatorycare@gmail.com.

7-9 June 2017 — Denver, Colorado, USA
“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 healthcare 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. This event is co-hosted by the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence and the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies at Montana State University. Register now at http://www.nursingworkforcecenters.org/.

8-11 June 2017 — Baltimore, Maryland, USA

The APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute (CPI) is appropriate for RN-PMH and advanced practice psychiatric nurses (APRNs) especially those who administer and/or prescribe medications. Across the board, CPI prioritizes the integration of scientific findings into the psychopharmacologic practice of nurses in the field. Because CPI is planned for nurses by nurses, the program provides a depth and breadth of scientific information tailored to the challenges inherent in psychiatric-mental health nursing practice. We offer the scientific base from which treatment decisions are made, while also addressing aspects informing the context of care within the nurse/consumer/family relationship. The APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute offers state-of-the-science understanding of psychopharmacologic nursing practice across the lifespan, delivering cutting edge psychopharmacology updates, research, and trends to professionals looking to provide the best possible care to their patients. Earn approximately 20 continuing education contact hours Thursday-Sunday and network with leaders and experts in psychopharmacologic nursing practice. All health care providers interested in psychopharmacology are welcome for advanced study, especially fellow nurses, primary care physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, and pharmacists.

14-17 June 2017 — Pamplona, Spain 
The International Family Nursing Association (IFNA) is an organization whose mission is to transform family health globally. We are pleased to announce the 13th International Family Nursing Conference,‟Improving The Art and Science of Family Nursing: Transforming Health for Families,” at the Universidad de Navarra. With an emphasis on the art and science of nursing, attendees will have ample opportunities to learn about recent advances in the field and share their work and ideas with others who are committed to the advancement of family nursing as they network and create collaborations among researchers, clinicians, educators, and students. With an eye to the future, the conference will emphasize global issues related to family health. We hope to have one Spanish-language session during each of the IFNC13’s concurrent sessions. 

26-28 June 2017 — Dallas, Texas, USA
Nursing Science-2017 provides a unique networking opportunities for researchers and practitioners from all around the world to share the latest research and advancement in the field of nursing practice and learn from each other. Nursing includes the prevention of illness, promotion of health and the care of ill, disabled people. Continuing education and advance practice are the step towards the achieving excellence in nursing practice. This conference is a global platform to discuss and learn about exchange research evidence, innovative ideas and models of best practice. Nursing Science-2017 covers a wide range of nursing topics such as advancing practice nursing, nursing education, nursing types, cancer nursing, midwifery, heart and cardiovascular nursing, pediatric nursing, surgical nursing, clinical nursing, dental care nursing, critical care and emergency nursing, adult health nursing, women health nursing, and many more. The Nursing Science-2017 organizing committee is confident that participants will benefit from the high value scientific program. We welcome all the researchers/practitioners to join us at Dallas, Tesas, USA, for three days of stimulating discussions, knowledge sharing, and networking events.

July 2017

11-14 July 2017 — Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
International Nursing Research and Leadership Conference: We are excited to have this opportunity to showcase our research and scientific discussions here at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver Canada and to welcome travelers from afar to this spectacular venue. Our conference theme Power of the Past, Force of the Future fosters three categories supporting dynamic and wide-ranging conversations:

- 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

We invite you to consider presenting your research at this event in the form of a poster or podium presentation. Please stay tuned, as opportunities will be available shortly for submitting abstracts for this international nursing research and leadership conference.

Looking forward to seeing you in Vancouver in July.

27-31 July 2017 — Dublin, Ireland

Join Sigma Theta Tau International for the 28th International Nursing Research Congress in Dublin, Ireland. Prepare to connect and engage with over 800 nurse researchers, students, clinicians, and leaders who are focused on evidence-based research.



October 2017

18-21 October 2017 — Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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. Attendees have the opportunity to earn approximately 25 CNE contact hours onsite and an additional 100+ contact hours online. This year's conference theme is Whole Health Begins with Mental Health. Together, we advance psychiatric-mental health care through networking, education and a celebration of psychiatric-mental health nurses' holistic approach to health and wellness.

18-21 October 2017 — New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
The Transcultural Nursing Society is pleased to announce the call for abstracts and invite you to attend its 43rd Annual Conference and meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. The theme of this important event is Transcultural Nursing: Approaches to Population Health that Reduce Health Disparities. The conference is timely for all aspects of healthcare including education, practice, administration and research. Nurses and healthcare professionals from around the globe will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue, learning, and discovery surrounding the field of culturally competent and equitable healthcare. The presentations are diverse and work toward our mission to enhance the quality of culturally congruent, competent, and equitable care that results in improved health and well-being for people worldwide. Transcultural Nursing (TCN) is a theory based humanistic discipline, designed to serve individuals, organizations, communities, and societies. Human care/caring is defined within the context of culture. Culturally competent care can only occur when culture care values are known and serve as the foundation for meaningful care.

26-28 October 2017 — Dublin, Ireland
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.

28 October - 1 November 2017 — Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Sigma Theta Tau International is excited to invite you to the 44th Biennial Convention. Save the date for STTI's largest event, featuring outstanding plenary speakers, award presentations, networking opportunities, over 800 oral and poster presentations, and the opportunity to travel to a city that is rich in culture, sports, and tradition.


10-12 November — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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 barriers to using nursing science in daily practice. For more information, visit https://pneg.org/2017-conference/.

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