Upcoming Nursing Events and Conferences

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July 2017

25 July 2017 — Rochester, Minnesota, USA
The 2017 Psychiatric Nursing Conference will explore challenges and solutions for current trends in mental healthcare.
Conference goals:
   • Explore trends in psychiatric mental health care
   • Apply multidisciplinary approach for the continuum of mental health care
   • Discuss individual medicine as it applies to psychiatric mental health care
Intended Audience:
This conference is designed for registered nurses, mental health professionals, social workers, and all other interested healthcare professionals. For more information, please visit

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.

27 July 2017 — Nashville, Tennessee, USA

The Center for Nursing Practice conference focuses on the sustainability and innovative models of nurse-led care and clinics. We are accepting abstracts for posters and presentations (400-600 words) on research and topics related to the sustainability and innovative models of nurse-managed care and clinics. Abstracts are due to by the end of the day on June 14, 2017.
To submit an abstract, register for the conference, or for inquiries, please contact Virginia Fowler at, or visit

August 2017

9-11 August 2017 — Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
Preparing for a Certification in Informatics: This intensive two day course focuses on current informatics trends and issues. It includes content for Registered Nurses who are interested in becoming American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) board certified Informatics Nurses. Fourteen (14) Continuing Education Units [CEUs] are awarded to each student who completes the course. This program is approved for up to 14.5 continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) and the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS). For more information, visit


September 2017

18 September 2017 — New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Ochsner Health System's 9th Annual EBP / Research Conference – Optimizing Outcomes Through Interprofessional Care Delivery, New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center. Keynote speaker – Dr. Janice Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP, ANEF, FSSH, Director of Educational Innovation and Development for the Center for Medical Simulation and Lecturer for Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. For more information, visit

20 September 2017 — Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Effective Communication in Healthcare Conference: This course has been designed to help healthcare providers in all disciplines improve their ability to communicate with their patients, as well as other healthcare professionals. It will provide practical information on improving communication skills. Topics to be discussed include: agenda-setting with patients who have numerous health concerns, obtaining a patient-centered medical history, the importance of non-verbal communication, demonstrating empathy and dealing with a variety of challenging patients, including giving bad news, dealing with an angry patient, maintaining good communication with an electronic medical record, the non-English speaking patient, the talkative patient, the drug-seeking patient and others. Multiple demonstrations will be given using standardized patients. For more information, visit

21-23 September 2017 — Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

You are invited to attend the 2017 LEAP Conference, hosted by the American Association for Men in Nursing. The purpose of this conference is to explore methods to increase diversity and inclusivity of traditionally underrepresented groups in the nursing profession.
Conference objectives:
    −− Explore the history of traditionally underrepresented groups in the nursing profession
    −− Discuss the needs of traditionally underrepresented groups in nursing
    −− Describe strategies to increase the number of minorities in nursing
For more information, please visit

25 September 2017 — Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Mayo Continuing Nursing Education invites you to participate in their Oncology Nursing Review Course. This review course is an overview of cancer and oncology nursing practice. It is designed for oncology nurses practicing in settings across the continuum of care and can be used in preparation for certification. Participation in this review course does not guarantee successful completion of a certification test. For more information, visit

26-29 September 2017 — Washington, DC, USA
The Institute for Global Healthcare Leadership® prepares healthcare leaders to effectively work in and/or lead major public health departments, public or private organizations, and global programs and initiatives, thereby directly and indirectly improving the health of people worldwide.

The Emerging Global Leader Institute is designed to prepare globally-aware healthcare leaders to:

  1. Successfully participate in global healthcare ventures and networking.
  2. Become a global thought and practice leader, locally, and regionally.
  3. Provide local and regional consultation to effectively meet dynamic contemporary global healthcare needs.
  4. View healthcare issues from a global perspective.

For more information, please visit, Institute for Global Healthcare Leadership.

27-30 September 2017 ​— Shanghai, China
The 3rd Shanghai International Nursing Conference & Exhibition on Nursing Technology & Products will be held at the Shanghai International Convention Center from September 27 to 30, 2017. The conference is jointly sponsored by the Shanghai Municipal Nursing Association, Hong Kong Nursing Association and Jiangsu Province, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Jiangxi, Fujian, Shandong and other provinces in East China.
For more details,visit

27 September 2017 — Rochester, Minnesota, USA
The 2017 Current Issues in Cancer Care Conference is designed to share current approaches in cancer treatment. Focus areas include disease-specific information, innovative, and conventional therapies. For more information, visit

  • Highlight new treatment options for individuals with cancer
  • Identify the role and impact of genomics on oncology
  • Provide an update on multiple myeloma, ovarian, and head and neck cancers
  • Identify ways nurses can deal with stress to avoid burn out

October 2017

5-6 October 2017 — Ontario, California, USA
The purpose of Odyssey 2017: 21st Century Nursing: Scholarship, Leadership, Service is to promote communication about nursing research, education, practice, and leadership, and to enhance research collaboration throughout nursing’s scholarly community. The conference is sponsored by the following schools/STTI chapters: Azusa Pacific University/lota Sigma Chapter; CSU Dominguez Hills/Xi Theta Chapter; CSU Los Angeles/Nu Mu Chapter; CSU Long Beach/lota Eta Chapter; CSU San Bernardino/Rho Beta Chapter; Loma Linda University/Gamma Alpha Chapter; San Diego State University/Gamma Gamma Chapter; University of San Diego-Point Loma Nazarene University/Zeta Mu-at-Large Chapter; University of California Los Angeles-CSU Northridge/Gamma Tau-at-Large Chapter; University of Phoenix, Southern California Campus/Omicron Delta Chapter; CSU Fullerton/Upsilon Beta Chapter; Western University of Health Sciences/Phi Alpha Chapter; CSU San Marcos/Phi Theta Chapter; California Baptist University, Chi Mu Chapter; CSU Long Beach/Iota Eta Chapter; Vanguard-Concordia/Psi Theta-at-Large Chapter.

11-13 October 2017 — Tauranga, New Zealand
Come and enjoy a stimulating, friendly, and entertaining urology conference, held in the beautiful coastal city of Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty. For more information, visit

16-17 October 2017 — Boston, Massachusetts, USA
The Harvard Medical School invite you to join us for this exciting and timely program, Healthcare Quality and Safety Conference, and look forward to meeting you. Successful completion of this program will award 5.6 nursing contact hours for day 1, and 5.5 contact hours for day 2. Brigham and Women’s Hospital is an Approved Provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. For more information, visit

18-20 October 2017 — Providence, Rhode Island, USA
2017 IACRN 9th Annual Conference theme will build on last year's celebration of the recent publication of Clinical Research Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice and ANA's recognition of CRN scope of practice and acknowledgement of the standards and competencies.

Theme: Clinical Research Nursing: Incorporating Professional Scope and Standards to Advance the Coordination and Care of Research Participants.

For more information, please visit

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.

25-27 October 2017 — Iowa City, Iowa, USA
You are invited to the Advance Practice Institute, sponsored by the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. This is an advanced program 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 healt care. Participants will be able to implement, evaluate, and sustain EBP changes in complex healthcare systems.

This unique program features a highly interactive, small-group focus with individual consultation sessions. For more information, visit

26-27 October 2017 — Stanford, California, USA
The International Caritas Consortium (ICC) is an exciting forum for innovative collaboration, uniting, and energizing healthcare professionals and committed individuals from various clinical and educational systems, actively engaged in Caring Science and the Theory of Human Caring. We invite you to showcase the innovative approaches you have taken to integrate and sustain Caring Science into your practice, environment, and culture. This is a unique opportunity to gain national and international recognition and contribute to sharing this meaningful work.

We invite:
  • Nurses and all health professionals, managers, clinicians, educators, researchers
  • Those interested in Caring Science and transformative theory – guided professional practice model
  • Those interested in authentically shifting from disease, illness; and institutional care to caring and health, healing, and well-being
Event Tracks
  1. To Care (Practice/Evidence-Based Practice)
  2. To Educate (Academic/Professional Development)
  3. To Lead (Caring Leadership)
  4. To Discover (Research/Innovation)
For more information, visit
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.

27 October 2017 — Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is sponsoring their 8th Annual National Pediatric Nursing Conference on Friday, October 27, 2017 in the John G. Rangos, Sr. Research Center. The conference titled ”Raising the Bar: Advances in Pediatric Care” will identify new trends in evidence based practice and innovation, highlight interprofessional collaborative practices for improved outcomes, and showcase quality and safety initiatives as they relate to pediatric care. For more information, visit

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.

November 2017

1-2 November 2017 — Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Mayo Clinic Department of Nursing is pleased to announce a two-day symposium for international nurses and nurse leaders designed to provide an in-depth exposure to the mission, values, and systems that have made Mayo Clinic Nursing a recognized leader worldwide. Through presentations, tours, discussions, and question and answer sessions, participants will gain a cohesive understanding of Mayo Clinic’s nursing care delivery. For more information, visit

Symposium Highlights:
  • The Mayo Clinic Nursing Professional Practice Model
  • Elements of Mayo Clinic’s quality, safety, use of technology, integrated practice, patient experience, and population health
  • The culture of service excellence that sustains Mayo Clinic Nursing’s five-time Magnet designation promoting quality and excellence
Target Audience:
This symposium is designed for international nurses and nurse leaders practicing in all specialties.

3 November 2017 — Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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! For more information, visit

3-5 November 2017 — Reston, Virginia, USA
The ISONG Congress appeals to a worldwide audience of nursing researchers, educators, and clinicians focusing on genetics and genomics to improve evaluation, diagnosis, and patient care. The Congress consists of interesting, cutting-edge abstract presentations, scientific poster presentations, international perspectives, and multiple breakout sessions. For more information, visit

8-9 November 2017 — Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Mayo Continuing Nursing Education invites you to participate in their 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 for used for preparation for a nursing certification exam and/or more in-depth knowledge of nursing care. For more information, visit

10-12 November 2017 — 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

December 2017

18-19 December 2017 — Pokfulam, Hong Kong
The 7th Hong Kong International Nursing Forum with the theme “Hand in Hand Creating Tomorrow: Nursing Practice, Education and Research,” offers an excellent platform to bring the local and overseas practitioners, educators and researchers together, to work hand-in-hand for creating an advanced nursing and healthcare environment to the local, regional, and international community. Worldwide distinguished healthcare leaders and professionals have been invited to serve as our keynote speakers for both The Forum and the Grace Tien Lecture to be delivered during the Forum. For more information, please visit


April 2018

4-14 April 2018 — Tempe, Arizona, USA
11th Annual Psychopharmacology Institute and 20th Annual Conference: Mental Health Care Amid Policy Chaos
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.

At the end of the conference, the participant should be able to: (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 standard, and reimbursement payments for services; (3) Compare and contrast effective educational strategies for preparing skilled and resilient PMH nurses. For more information, visit

stti_bug19-21 April 2018 — Washington, D.C., USA

Meet and network with more than 400 nurses at the Nursing Education Research Conference (NERC). NERC provides nursing administrators, faculty, students, researchers, and leaders in the nursing profession with the opportunity to learn more about the science of nursing education. NERC will focus on research that promotes evidence-based teaching practices with the potential to transform nursing education. Oral and poster presentations, educational workshop sessions, and plenary presentations will provide evidence to enhance the scholarship of teaching and link educational outcomes to student learning. For more information, visit

June 2018

4-6 June 2018  — Cambridge, United Kingdom
Leading Nursing in Times of Change: Education, Research and Practice. The programme will include a combination of concurrent sessions, posters, workshops, seminars, and clinical visits to local healthcare providers. We are pleased to announce that Baroness Mary Watkins of Tavistock will deliver one of three keynote presentations. Other keynote speakers will be confirmed closer to the conference date. There will also be a lively social programme allowing delegates to meet and network with nurses from around the world. For more information, visit

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