Calls for Abstracts

To post your call for abstracts:  
Complimentary calls for abstracts related to nursing education and research are posted on the Sigma website for nonprofit nursing organizations. Submit now.  


Deadline: 30 January 2018
Innovations in Faith-Based Nursing Conference is a multi-day conference hosted by Indiana Wesleyan's School of Nursing. The conference is held on Indiana Wesleyan's campus in Marion, Indiana and will be held 18-21 June 2018. The topics are cultural awareness, educational strategies, nursing practice, and spiritual care. All are welcome to attend, and more information can be found on the website or the Facebook page. The goals of this conference are that participants will have an opportunity to: explore Christian foundations and worldview in professional nursing; identify innovative strategies for nursing education and practice; embrace cultural attributes in the profession of nursing in local and global settings; and experience networking in a Christian community. There will be speakers, workshops, networking, breakout sessions, vendors, and more. For questions, please contact or 888-876-6498. 

Deadline: 31 January 2018
The 7th Global Congress for Qualitative Health Research (GCQHR) will be held 20-22 June 2018 in in Seoul, Republic of Korea at Ewha Womans University. 

The theme of the conference is “The Value of Thick Data in the 4th Industrial Revolution: Global Healthcare Education and Practice Applying Qualitative Methods” with emphasis on ways to solve the key health issues in the new era.

You will have chances to participate the workshops about qualitative health research methods and cutting-edge qualitative health research by renowned scholars from various disciplines at the conference. To submit an abstract, visit

Deadline: 7 February 2018

Sigma invites abstracts for Leadership Connection. Join us in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA 15-18 September 2018 at an event focused on influencing change through leadership in your personal and professional life. Abstracts are invited that demonstrate a direct link to the theme "Transformative Nursing Leadership" and to the overall objectives of the program.

Recommended topics for submission include:
  • Academic Leadership
  • Clinical Leadership
  • Leadership Successes
  • Chapter-Related Content (poster only)

Submit an abstract today. 

Deadline: 1 March 2018

We are delighted to invite you to submit abstracts, attend, and register for the largest world-wide conference dedicated to work related aggression and violence within the health and social services sector: the 6th International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector. Visit

Deadline: 5 March 2018

APNA 32nd Annual Conference: Trusted Agents of Change: Nurses Balancing Inequities in Mental Health Care

Nurses from all areas of psychiatric-mental health: You're invited to submit an abstract proposal to be considered for presentation at the APNA 32nd Annual Conference. Share your expertise with 1600+ psychiatric-mental health nurses from all levels of practice to:

  • Increase awareness of barriers that prevent access to care for all people in need.
  • Examine innovations that enable individuals and families to achieve full and healthy lives.
  • Identify strategies to fully integrate mental health and substance use care into whole health models of care delivery.

Submit your abstract here:

Deadline: 31 March 2018
The 2018 International Neuroscience Nursing Research Symposium aims to provide nurses with current research that impacts the field of nursing and patient care within neurosciences. Nurses of all levels are invited to participate in this one day symposium. Nurse researchers from diverse disciplines will present on the topics of: acute stroke care, stroke in unique populations, traumatic brain injury, seizure management, neurological assessments, neurological monitoring, global health, and multidisciplinary collaboration. Please visit the Neuroscience Nursing Research Center website for more information about registration and abstract submission. 
Deadline: 29 June 2018
The Hacettepe University Faculty of Nursing is honored to invite you to the 7th International Nursing Management Conference which will be held 25-27 October 2018 in Bodrum, Turkey.

Jo Corlett argues that “the theory-practice gap has been the subject of much debate within nursing. Issues include: where the gap is, whether it is a positive or negative phenomenon and whether attempts should be made to bridge it." Both educators and managers have worked together to answer these issues.

As a result of these discussions we are proud to announce the conference theme: “Nurses are Hand in Hand: Impacting the Future of Health Care."

Nurses responsible for leading or managing a professional practice ask themselves how they can create a climate where nurses grow and flourish; patients and families receive the highest quality care; and professionals work collaboratively to ensure quality patient care.

The conference addresses these issues: 
• Enhancing interdisciplinary collaboration in healthcare
• Management and leadership for best practices in healthcare
• Practitioners and educators: Sharing the responsibility for creating a safe culture
• Evidence based practices impacting healthcare
• United for the future: Learning from experience
The program will be a memorable one, one in which recognized experts address the conference topics in both oral and poster presentations.

We will be requesting continuing education credits certification from the International Council of Nurses. This has been approved for previous INMC conferences. 

We look forward to welcoming you in Bodrum, Turkey in October 2018. 

Deadline: 15 July 2018

Any seasoned nurse educator will tell you that nursing education is a calling. It requires a foundation of evidence-based teaching strategies, a little creativity, and a commitment to excellence in order to be successful. During the 10th annual Nuts & Bolts conference, you will not only hear strategies from some of the top nurse educators in the country, but you will work alongside them to improve your classroom, clinical, and lab learning environments. This year’s focus on evidence-based teaching will help with every course in the curriculum. Hands-on activities help you master practical strategies for teaching and learning in fundamentals, maternal-child, medical-surgical, health assessment, and much more. Free Wi-Fi will be available. To submit your abstract, visit

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