Upcoming Nursing Events and Conferences

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June 2017

30 June- 2 July 2017 — Marco Island, Florida, USA
Baptist Health South Florida invites you to participate at the 16th Annual Primary Care Focus Symposium. This symposium will provide practical, evidence-based strategies to strengthen healthcare competencies. Expert faculty will explain recent advances in diagnosis, management and treatment and address compelling issues as they relate to irritable bowel disease, hormone replacement therapy, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, psoriasis, facts and fiction surrounding medical marijuana, pancreatic cancer, target therapy, gynecologic oncology and multiple myeloma. There will be ample opportunity for Q&A with the faculty during the panel discussion. For more information, visit

July 2017

8-9 July 2017 — Nashville, Tennessee, USA
This intensive two day course focuses on current informatics trends and issues in health. It includes content for nurses interested in becoming Certified Informatics Nurses. Nurses may with to attain ANCC contact hours for re-certification, licensure or promotion, or increase knowledge in nursing informatics. To register, visit

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.

20-21 July 2017 — Orange, California, USA

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. Others may take the course for education and contact hours for recertification or relicensure. 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

24-28 July 2017 — San Francisco, California, USA
The 19th biennial conference will gather school nurses, in fellowship from around the world, to share their knowledge of school nursing practices. All sessions will be held at SFSU. For complete information, go to

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

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

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

October 2017

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

3-5 November — 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

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

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

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

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