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October 2017

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

17 October 2017 — Layton, Utah, USA
Conference runs from 1 to 5 p.m. and will include a poster competition. First place receives a $100 scholarship; second place receives a $75 scholarship; and third place receives a $50 scholarship. Keynote speaker is Sigma Theta Tau International's Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Pat Thompson, EdD, RN, FAAN. A Leadership Panel of representatives from all four Utah Chapters will then provide insight to their leadership success and answer questions. A no host dinner will follow at Corbin's in Layton. Contact for registration information. Registration fees: students at any level - $20; Sigma Theta Tau active members - $40; all others $50; deadline for registration is 11 October 2017.

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.
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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.

19 October 2017 — Cleveland, Ohio, USA
The 1st Annual Summit on Leadership and Quality Improvement: Accelerating Change through Positive Forms of Leadership, featuring internationally recognized researchers Dr. Bruce Avolio and Dr. Maria Shirey, will take place on 19 October at the Glidden House Conference Center in Cleveland, Ohio. This inter-disciplinary conference will explore the intersection between leadership and QI that will accelerate performance in healthcare organizations. This summit will be held by the VA Quality Scholars Program and the QSEN Institute, currently centered at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. For more information, visit

21 October 2017 — Colfax, North Carolina, USA
Project Nightingale presents: "Collaborate for Success: How to Be An Effective Member of Your Team." As primary care catalysts and care-givers within the healthcare environment, we realize that nurses are often over-worked and highly stressed, with little time to care for themselves. Many nurses burnout which can compromise not only their health, but the safety of their patients. By attending this event, nurses will discover important tips on how to prevent and recover from burnout and compassion fatigue, while learning about Project Nightingale's 15 Universal Laws of Teamwork in the most lively and interactive setting. Nurses will gain valuable information on how they can display behaviors and attitudes that can greatly improve the social dynamics of healthcare and contribute to greater patient safety by our panel of dynamic speakers and educators. Coupled with acapella music, breakfast, lunch, and a cocktail reception in the evening, experience a nursing education conference like you've never experienced before. Nurses, allow us to pay you the tribute that you deserve, and show you just how much we care. Being in attendance at the event for at least 85 percent of the day qualifies you for 6.5 contact hours. For more information, please visit

23 October 2017 — Cleveland, Ohio, USA
5th Annual Nursing Innovation Summit: Nursing Innovation for Transformational Care
Nursing innovation is often the catalyst to creating value in healthcare, value that improves patient outcomes and healthcare costs. Nurses are at the frontline of healthcare delivery and can take the lead in transforming patient care. The 5th Annual Nursing Innovation Summit will help nurses lead in the creation of innovative solutions that keep pace with a constantly changing healthcare environment.
During the 5th Annual Nursing Innovation Summit, innovation experts will discuss the following themes including:

  • The importance of nursing innovation for transformational care.
  • The art and science of innovation.
  • Business opportunities and healthcare innovation .
  • Success stories and challenges of innovation.
  • Cultivating ideas for creative solutions.

The Nursing Innovation Summit is intended for all nurses, no matter the work role or job title.

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)

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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.

26-27 October 2017  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
The McGinley-Rice Symposium on Justice for Vulnerable Populations is a unique scholarly forum for nurses and other healthcare professionals to address issues of social justice in healthcare. 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. For more information, visit

27 October 2017 — Pittsburgh, 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

27-28 October 2017 — Rosemont, Illinois, USA
Join us at NAON's first ever Orthopaedic Symposium! Attendees can earn up to 14.5 contact hours by attending numerous sessions during this two-day event. To download the schedule of sessions, visit For more information, visit

27 October 2017 — Rochester, New York, USA
The 2017 DNP Summit calls together local, regional, and national advanced practice nurses, leaders, policy makers, and scholars interested in exploring and sharing competencies of the DNP prepared nurse that can influence health care practice, delivery, and patient outcomes. For more information,

27 October 2017 — Los Angeles, California, USA
You are invited to attend the 16th Annual Research and Evidence‐Based Practice Conference on 27 October 2017 at the new Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center at UCLA in Los Angeles, California. This year’s theme is Transforming Research and Practice through Interprofessional Collaboration. The conference provides an opportunity to raise awareness of new healthcare trends, while supporting quality improvement, evidence‐based practice, research, and innovation at the bedside. The 2017 conference program will feature a wide range of topics focusing on interprofessional collaboration, innovation, inquiry, and improving patient care. Contact hours will be provided.
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28-31 October 2017 — Washington, D.C., USA
The Academic Nursing Leadership Conference (formerly Fall Semiannual Meeting) brings American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) members together with noted thought leaders to discuss key funding, organizational, and legislative challenges and opportunities impacting nursing education. Learn more.

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

6 November 2017 — Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Join us at the 2017 Indiana Nursing Summit, where Indiana nursing and other healthcare leaders share best practices as they relate to the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM’s) Future of Nursing recommendations and the culture of health in Indiana. Learn more.

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


February 2018

4-6 February 2018 — Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
This conference aims to promote innovative, diverse, and scholarly international scientific exchange in transforming the future of nursing education and practice through embracing and adopting scholarly approaches of quality and accreditation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and new and innovative discoveries in technology. To achieve the goals of the conference, we are pleased to bring together experts from the fields of academic accreditation, evidence-based practice, inter-professional education, and educational technology. There will be pre-conference workshops on the first day in which experts will address the state-of-the-art in their fields and will stimulate scholarly interactions among the audience. The 2nd International Nursing Conference will shed a light on the needed development to enhance and maintain the quality of nursing education and practice to meet the demands of the future. The conference will accept concept papers, proposals, and finished projects on the development, implementation, and evaluation of:

  • Technology - are recent advances/technology utilized by nurses and the allied health professionals in research, education, and practice and their effectiveness to the stakeholders (i.e. profession, students, patients, among others) and their documented experiences (prospects and challenges) using technology.
  • Innovation - novel ideas, milestones, and trailblazing practices that creatively and sensitively address nursing and health issues which include but not limited to developed policies/protocols, standards, theoretical/conceptual frameworks/models, patents, action research, among others.
  • Collaboration - practices, strategies, and activities of inter-professional, intra-professional, and trans-professional cooperation and dynamics that significantly impact the nursing profession and healthcare outcomes.

21-25 February 2018 — San Diego, California, USA
Sports Medicine Essentials. This course gives health care providers the core knowledge needed to care for sports teams in your community. Through hands-on workshops you'll learn the latest about orthopedic, primary care, and emergency medicine specific to sports medicine and athlete care.
Course topics include: overuse injuries, musculoskeletal, knee, hip, foot and ankle, rehabilitation, pharmacology, conditioning, nutrition, spine, and more.

28 February-2 March 2018 — Clearwater, Florida, USA
2018 Carol Carfang Nursing & Healthcare Ethics Conference
Advancing ethical practice in health-care 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. For more information, please visit

March 2018

7-9 March 2018 — Los Angeles, California, USA
Reimagining Nursing from the Inside Out: An Invitation to Reflect, Celebrate, Reimagine, and Transform

Calling all nurses and our colleagues. In our heart of hearts, we chose to work in healthcare professions quite literally to make the world a better place by helping those in need. We have all experienced the deep sense of fulfillment and joy that accompanies our being present, in competent and compassionate ways, at the most vulnerable times for our patients and their families. Many are finding it increasingly difficult to renew our energies for healing as we meet the dynamic and complex challenges of healthcare today.

Join national nursing ethics leaders as we reflect on and celebrate the best of nursing’s historical commitment to the sick, suffering, and dying and reimagine the power of 21st century nursing unleashed in our troubled world. Think about these two days as an ethics retreat. We won’t be handing out magic wands, but we can promise you precious time to reflect on our personal and collective commitments and to strategize about how best to create a positive future for nursing and the communities we serve. The journey begins with each us.

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

19-20 April 2018 — Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
Excellence in nursing and clinical practice is achieved through exploration, experimentation, and innovation. This one and a half day conference provides a forum for nurses and other healthcare professionals to learn from national and regional experts about the ways in which patient care, healthcare, and work environments can be improved and provides attendees with the opportunity to advance their professional skills and knowledge about quality, research, and evidence-based practice. Poster presentations will provide opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and inspire you to embrace the challenges and benefits that quality and research can offer in your practice setting.

Healthcare professionals and students who desire to advance their understanding and skills regarding evidence informed practice, quality improvement, and research as the drivers to improve their care and patient outcomes are encouraged to attend. For more information, please 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

May 2018

2-3 May 2018 — Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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, 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

11-13 June 2018 — Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
The Faculty of Nursing at the University of Regina is pleased to announce the launch of the website for the 2018 Canadian Doctoral Nursing Network Conference. The theme is: Doctoral Success Through Leadership. The CDNN conference provides a safe place for doctoral students to “find their voice” and test out their ideas among their peers and with nursing faculty. The conference is intended to bring together doctoral students engaged in research for networking, scholarly discussions, and learning opportunities; provide doctoral students with the opportunity to submit an abstract and present their research; and provide support, encouragement, and mentoring of doctoral students. The conference is open to nurses and other disciplines engaged in doctoral studies at any stage in Canada and internationally.

July 2018

17-19 July — Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Join us for the 12th Biennial Conference and Meetings of the Global Network of World Health Organizations to be held in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. The Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres (WHOCCs) for Nursing and Midwifery comprises dedicated WHO Collaborating Centres from the six regions of WHO, who focus on nursing and midwifery. The biennial conference helps foster new connections across disciplines and geographies, encourages dynamic small group interactions, and promotes innovative and creative thinking. The theme of the conference is Sustainable Development Goals are Everyone’s Business.

Early bird registration is now open. You can save up to 15% on your registration fee if you register by 4 April 2018. Abstract submission and registration:

To help sponsor a nursing and midwifery colleague from a developing country:

19-23 July 2018 — Melbourne, Australia
Join Sigma Theta Tau International for the 29th International Nursing Research Congress in Melbourne, Australia. Prepare to connect and engage with over 800 nurse researchers, students, clinicians, and leaders who are focused on evidence-based research.

30-31 July 2018 — Melbourne, Australia
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. For more information, visit

September 2018

15-18 September 2018 — Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Leadership Connection, held each even-numbered year, combines chapter and nursing leadership topics. Chapter leaders learn the skills necessary to operate well-functioning, vital chapters, while the other half of the program is devoted to a variety of topics relevant to today’s nursing workforce.

October 2018

19 October 2018 — Cleveland, Ohio, USA
The 1st Annual Summit on Leadership and Quality Improvement: Accelerating Change through Positive Forms of Leadership, featuring internationally recognized researchers Dr. Bruce Avolio and Dr. Maria Shirey will take place on October 19th at the Glidden House Conference Center in Cleveland, Ohio. This inter-disciplinary conference will explore the intersection between leadership and QI that will accelerate performance in healthcare organizations. This summit will be held by the VA Quality Scholars Program and the QSEN Institute, currently centered at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. For more information, visit

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