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Deadline: 13 November 2019
The 2020 National Forum for State Nursing Workforce Centers and National Nurse-Led Care Consortium Annual Conference will bring together leaders from nursing, healthcare, and workforce research to build a healthier nation by utilizing the power of data. This conference will enhance your knowledge, enrich your networking, and provide you with strategies to positively impact healthcare.

Upon completion of the conference, participants will be able to:
1. Investigate current use of data to support integration of population health in practice and academia;
2. Understand how data drives new care delivery models and improvements in healthcare;
3. Examine how data can inform the development of healthcare policy;
4. Assess healthcare workforce and investigate strategies to support inclusivity and resiliency in capacity building;
5. Understand and address the impact of the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 report.

To submit an abstract, visit


Deadline: 30 November 2019
Advocacy & Policy 2020 is a three-day international conference to be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand 16-18 June 2020. Advocacy & Policy 2020 is the 13th biennial conference for the Global Network of World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery. The event will focus on strengthening health professionals’ abilities to advocate for health policy and programming shifts as well as to augment the impact of health professionals in health policy decision making.

We are now accepting submissions for oral and poster presentations in English through the conference website. To submit an abstract, visit

The conference is open to all researchers, including students. We invite submissions of abstracts related to health advocacy and policy. Please consult our website for a full list of possible themes.

Sigma Events  Deadline: Extended to 4 December 2019
Sigma invites abstracts for the 31st International Nursing Research Congress. Join us in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 23-27 July 2020, and prepare to connect and engage with over 800 nurse researchers, students, clinicians, and leaders who are focused on evidence-based research.

Recommended submission categories include the following:

  • Emerging Technologies
  • Interprofessional and Global Collaborations
  • Advances in Education
  • Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
  • Leadership Initiatives
  • Cultural Context and Care
  • Promoting Clinical Outcomes
  • Complementary Health Practices
  • Global Health Issues and Ethics

Submit an abstract today.

Deadline: 16 December 2019
Advocacy and Policy: Strengthening the Voices and Capacities of Health Professionals
Health Advocacy 2020 will focus on strengthening health professionals’ abilities to advocate for health policy and programming shifts as well as to augment the impact of health professionals in health policy decision-making.

We will accept abstracts for oral and poster presentations on administration, education, health promotion, quality of life, adult health, mental health, and other areas that focus on the themes of advocacy and policy. There will also be workshops to provide participants with hands-on skills in policy, advocacy, and related areas.

The objectives of Health Advocacy 2020 are:
1. To feature international efforts to increase the profile and voice of health professionals in policy and advocacy with particular emphasis on nurses and midwives;
2. To provide opportunities to develop knowledge and skills in advocacy and policy engagement;
3. To offer a forum for health professionals to network to promote advocacy and policy within the region and globally; and
4. To foster and enhance collaborations and partnerships with educational, research and clinical institutes.

Health Advocacy 2020 aims to speak to a wide range of health professionals who share a commitment to improving population health and quality of care and to enhancing the role and efficacy of their professions. We hope that this conference will serve as a springboard into the knowledge, skills, networks, and motivation to engage in policy processes as we work towards the Sustainable Development Goals and universal health coverage as a global community of health practitioners. To submit an abstract, visit

Deadline: 31 December 2019
On behalf of Sigma’s Phi Xi Chapter, the European Planning Committee, and the Nursing School of Coimbra, it is a pleasure to welcome abstracts for the Sigma European Conference. The purpose of the Sigma European Conferences (27-30 May 2020 in Coimbra, Portugal) is to facilitate the sharing of the latest research knowledge, innovations and current developments within nursing and healthcare from local, national and international perspectives. To submit your abstract, or find out more information about the conference, please go to


Deadline: 10 January 2020
Dr. Debra Hanna, President of the Roy Adaptation Association International welcomes all Roy Adaptation Model researchers and scholars, clinicians, educators, administrators, and students to the 21st Annual Workshops and Conference of the Roy Adaptation Association International

Conference Theme: Roy Adaptation Model: Contributions to Authentic Nursing Knowledge

Criteria for evaluation:
- Quality of scholarship
- Authentic use of Roy Adaptation Model
- Potential contribution to practice, education, or research
- Contribution to conference theme
- Potential for further knowledge development

Notification of abstract acceptance will be made 14 February 2020.

Deadline: 15 January 2020
Abstract submission site is now open for the 16th Annual Clinical Nursing Research Conference 2020 sponsored by the Stanley Shalom Zielony Institute for Nursing Excellence at Cleveland Clinic.

This is a great opportunity for nurses interested in clinical nursing research, from novice researchers to experts, to share their research findings with like-minded professionals.

We are honored this year to have Molly McNett, PhD, RN, CNRN, FNCS, Assistant Director of the Implementation Science Core of the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-Based Practice at The Ohio State University; and Nancy Redeker, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, inaugural Beatrice Renfield Term Professor of Nursing and Director of the Center for Biobehavioral Health Research at Yale University School of Nursing, as our keynote speakers.

Both days have a series of clinical research presentations, breakout sessions about research and dissemination methods, poster presentations, and time for networking. To submit an abstract, visit