Convention 2021
Convention 2021
Convention 2021

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Contact Hours

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development (CPD) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

To receive contact hours for the CPD sessions offered during the program, participants are required to attend the entire session, complete the CPD event evaluation, and complete the evaluation for each session attended. Certificates for attendees, presenters, moderators, and continuing nursing education can be retrieved after the online evaluation is complete. The number of contact hours awarded to each participant will be based on the number of evaluations completed for each session attended or poster viewed.

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURES

Conflicts of Interest

The planning committee members, content reviewers, and faculty/speakers/authors have disclosed no conflicts of interest unless otherwise noted prior to the beginning of the educational session.

Commercial Support and Sponsorships

Sigma will inform attendees if a commercial interest has provided financial or in-kind support for the educational activity, including how content integrity is maintained and bias is prevented. This will be done prior to the individual educational session.

Non-Endorsement of Products

Please note: Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider of the educational activity or by the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with the educational activity.

Contact hours will be awarded as follows:

Friday, 5 November

1:00-5:00 p.m. (1300-1700)
Excellence in Nursing Education Pre-Conference3.75


Friday total*Up to 3.75


Saturday, 6 November

12:15-2:15 p.m. (1215-1415)
Opening Plenary Session 2.00


2:30-3:15 p.m. (1430-1515)
Concurrent Sessions A 0.75


3:30-4:15 p.m. (1530-1615)
Concurrent Sessions B 0.75


Saturday total Up to 3.50


Sunday, 7 November

8:00-9:15 a.m. (0800-0915)
Plenary Session 21.25


10:45-11:30 a.m. (1045-1130)
Concurrent Sessions C0.75


1:00-4:00 p.m. (1300-1600)
Hackathon3.00


1:45-3:00 p.m. (1345-1500)
Concurrent Sessions D1.25


Sunday total**Up to 5.00


Monday, 8 November

9:00-9:45 a.m. (0900-0945)
Concurrent Sessions E0.75


10:00-11:30 a.m. (1000-1130)
Closing Plenary Session1.50


1:15-2:30 p.m. (1315-1430)
Concurrent Sessions F1.25


2:45-3:30 p.m. (1445-1530)
Concurrent Sessions G0.75


3:45-4:30 p.m. (1545-1630)
Concurrent Sessions H0.75


Monday totalUp to 5.00


Tuesday, 9 November

8:00-8:45 a.m. (0800-0845)
Concurrent Sessions I0.75


9:00-9:45 a.m. (0900-0945)
Concurrent Sessions J0.75


Tuesday total 1.50


Total for Full In-Person EventUp to 15.00


Additional In-Person Contact Hours

Additional CPD contact hours will be awarded for each of the following presentations viewed and evaluated.

Excellence in Nursing Pre-Conference: 3.75
Each poster presentation: 0.10
Total additional contact hours available: Up to 23.45

*     Full length of Excellence in Nursing Education Day not available for CPD contact hours.
**  Total hours for Sunday based on Hackathon attendance. (Hours for Concurrent Sessions D would not count.)

Friday, 5 November

1:00-5:00 p.m. (1300-1700)
Excellence in Nursing Education Pre-Conference3.75


Friday total*Up to 3.75


Saturday, 6 November

12:15-2:15 p.m. (1215-1415)
Live Broadcast Opening Plenary Session 2.00


2:30-3:15 p.m. (1430-1515)
Virtual Concurrent Sessions A 0.75


3:30-4:15 p.m. (1530-1615)
Virtual Concurrent Sessions B 0.75


4:15-4:45 p.m. (1615-1645)
Live Q&A Networking Sessions (A & B Sessions) 0.50


5:30-6:30 p.m. (1730-1830)
Virtual Special Sessions & Symposia 1.00


6:30-7:15 p.m. (1830-1915)
Virtual PechaKucha Presentations 1 0.75


Saturday total Up to 5.75


Sunday, 7 November

8:00-9:15 a.m. (0800-0915)
Live Broadcast Plenary Session 2 1.25


10:00-10:45 a.m. (1000-1045)
Virtual Concurrent Sessions C 0.75


10:45-11:30 a.m. (1045-1130)
Virtual PechaKucha Presentations 2 0.75


1:00-1:45 p.m. (1300-1345)
Virtual Concurrent Sessions D 0.75


2:00-2:30 p.m. (1400-1430)
Live Q&A Networking Sessions (C & D Sessions) 0.50


3:00-3:45 p.m. (1500-1545)
Virtual Concurrent Sessions E 0.75


3:45-4:30 p.m. (1545-1630)
Virtual Concurrent Sessions F 0.75


4:30-5:00 p.m. (1630-1700)
Live Q&A Networking Sessions (E & F Sessions) 0.50


Sunday total*Up to 6.00


Monday, 8 November

7:00-7:45 a.m. (0700-0745)
Virtual Concurrent Sessions G 0.75


7:45-8:30 a.m. (0745-0830)
Virtual Concurrent Sessions H 0.75


8:30-9:00 a.m. (0830-0900)
Live Q&A Networking Sessions (G & H Sessions) 0.50


9:00-9:45 a.m. (0900-0945)
Virtual PechaKucha Presentations 3 0.75


10:00-11:30 a.m. (1000-1130)
Live Broadcast Closing Plenary 1.50


12:15-1:00 p.m. (1215-1300)
Virtual Concurrent Sessions I 0.75


1:15-2:00 p.m. (1315-1400)
Virtual Concurrent Sessions J 0.75


2:00-2:30 p.m. (1400-1430)
Live Q&A Networking Sessions (I & J Sessions) 0.50


2:45-3:30 p.m. (1445-1530)
Virtual Concurrent Sessions K 0.75


3:45-4:30 p.m. (1545-1630)
Virtual Concurrent Sessions L 0.75


4:30-5:00 p.m. (1630-1700)
Live Q&A Networking Sessions (K & L Sessions) 0.50


Monday totalUp to 8.25


Total for Full Virtual EventUp to 20.00


Additional Virtual Contact Hours

Additional CPD contact hours will be awarded for each of the following virtual presentations viewed and evaluated.

Excellence in Nursing Pre-Conference: 3.75
Each poster presentation: 0.10
Total additional contact hours available: Up to 15.95

*  Full length of Excellence in Nursing Education Day not available for CPD contact hours.