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May 2017

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

26 May 2017 — Sainte Catherine, Montreal, Quebec
Organizational health care restructuring, budget cuts and shortage of health professionals have prompted changes in nursing staff mix.When mainly cost-driven, the resulting staff mix may impact patient acuity, resulting in serious clinical errors and creating an environment which does not allow nurses to fulfill their commitment to provide safe, competent and ethical care.This symposium will be of interest to health care providers, nurse managers and administrators, employers, researchers, educators, regulators and policy-makers.
Keynote Speakers include:
• Irmajean Bajnok, RN, PhD - Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO)
• Ann Casey, RN, MSc - NHS Improvement; University College Hospital London; UK Care Quality Commission, London, UK
• Keith Hurst, PhD, Health and Social Care Workforce Planning and Development, Nottingham, UK
• Linda McGillis Hall, RN, PhD, FAAN, FCAHS, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Educational Objectives:
• Learn about nursing staff mix decision-making and how it relates to care delivery.
• Explore tools and strategies for creating a staff mix that responds to patient needs and optimizes outcomes for clients, staff and organizations.
• Discuss and discover ways to deliver highest quality care to all patients, thereby reducing errors and enhancing patient outcomes.

Join us for a thought-provoking day as we hear from prominent nursing leaders on current issues and strategies which impact nursing staff mix and patient acuity. Continuing Education for Nurses: 6.0 accredited hours. For more information, visit

26-28 May — Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
The Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses invites you to attend their Eighth CAFAN AGM and Conference. You should attend to take part in evidence-based education; regardless if you are a novice or a seasoned practitioner; to learn, share and enjoy a stimulating and challenging environment; enhance your practice through new products and techniques; network with colleagues and share successes and challenges; and return to your practice with new perspectives on improving client outcomes. For more information, visit

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

31 May - 2 June — Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Promoting Best Practices in Ambulatory Care: The Pathway to Clinical Excellence
The Canadian Association of Ambulatory Care Forum is a 3-day conference focusing on promoting, highlighting, educating and transforming the fundamental future of healthcare. This is the 5th annual conference for the Canadian Association of Ambulatory Care (CAAC). It is the first of its kind in Canada, bringing together healthcare professionals to exchange ideas to improve healthcare delivery options in Canada. Our conference is set up in a two day format, offering workshops towards continuing education credits, as well as dynamic speakers, upcoming research and poster presentations, and equipment vendors.
Please join us at the White Oaks Conference Resort and Spa on June 1st and 2nd. Also visit our website: for more information and to join our association for member only benefits.

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

4-6 June 2017 — 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, please visit

7-9 June 2017 — Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
You are invited to attend the 5th Annual Nursing Knowledge Big Data Science Conference. There are national leaders from practice, research, academia, government, and professional organizations collaborating on a national initiative to create and effectively use sharable and comparable nurse-sensitive big data for quality improvement and research. Please see the pre-conference and conference agendas at:

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

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.

12 June 2017 — Rochester, Minnesota, USA
While treating the sequelae of acquired brain injury, we must continually consider how we respond to the patient as an individual, offering treatment options and various ways to manage the whole person throughout recovery. The 2017 Brain Injury Conference will address the unique response to brain injury and approaches for working with patients and families across the continuum of care, and we will feature a personal story of survival and success after brain injury.

The goals of the conference are to:
   • Highlight experiences of patients with brain injuries and their families
   • Address topics that are difficult for healthcare providers to discuss with patients and families
   • Describe cutting edge research and interventions related to acquired brain injury
For more information, please visit

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. 

16 June 2017 — Lexington, Kentucky, USA
The University of Kentucky College of Nursing invites you to attend the Caring for the Complex Needs of Acute Care Patients with Substance Use Disorder. This conference will address: The nature of substance use disorder, drug trends/statistics; healthy boundaries and best practice interactions provide strategies to manage difficult patients and potential for drug abuse in hospital settings; and guidelines, expectations, and legal issues surrounding the care of patients with substance use disorders. For more information, visit

22-23 June 2017— Frankfort, Kentucky, USA
The University of Kentucky College of Nursing invites you to attend the 2017 Diabetes Standards of Care Conference. This conference will examine the 2017 Standards of Care for Diabetes Management across populations. For more information, visit

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.

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

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


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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