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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.

16-18 March 2018 — New York, NY, USA
The Consortium of Universities for Global Health's (CUGH) 9th annual conference will take place at the Hilton Midtown Hotel, New York City from 15-18 March 2018 (satellite sessions will be on March 15). This year's theme, Health Disparities: A Time for Action, reflects one of the world's great challenges. The increasing gap in opportunity, security, health, and prosperity between the poor and middle class, and the rich, continues to grow and threatens to undermine the gains in development we have seen over the last few decades.

The conference will be a forum for engagement, learning, and collaboration to strengthen our efforts to impact the enormous challenges before us. We will have continuity with previous sub-themes: planetary health and environmental health; governance and institution strengthening; infectious diseases; non-communicable diseases and the social determinants of health, ​and we will introduce new ones.

CUGH's annual meeting has become the world's leading academic global health conference. It will bring together leaders from academia, NGOs, think tanks, the private sector, and government. Over 1,700 professionals, educators, and students from diverse fields including medicine, nursing, public health, veterinary sciences, engineering, business, law, public policy, urban planning, natural sciences, environmental studies, and more will explore ways we can address the global health challenges before us.

As co-hosts for the conference, Columbia University (USA), Stellenbosch University (South Africa) and University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka) warmly invite you to join us in New York to teach, learn, and collaborate to reduce disparities around the world. For more information, visit

23 March 2018 — Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
Come join us in Chapel Hill!

Nurses in either psychiatric-mental health settings or in non-psychiatric settings will find the content offered at this day-long conference relevant to their practice.

Our Keynote speaker is Linda Beeber, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and President of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. The recipient of numerous teaching and research awards, Dr. Beeber has been appointed by Health and Human Services Secretary Thomas Price to the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee.

Dr. Beeber will focus on the impact of current and emerging digital technology on the relationships psychiatric-mental health nurses have with patients, families, and colleagues.

Theresa Raphael-Grimm, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, a Professor in the Schools of Nursing and Medicine, will speak to the needs of non-psychiatric nurses in interacting with patients and families.

The Closing Address, delivered by The Reverend Carl B. Clark, MDiv, ACPE, will offer his humanistic perspective on the therapeutic relationship and its impact on care. Other conference topics include stigma and the healthcare professional, recovery-based integrative care, polypharmacy, and habit training. For more information 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

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:

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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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