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March 2018

15 March 2018 — Tulare, California, USA
You are invited to the Mother-to-Baby Legacy: Breastmilk Influences, a breastfeeding conference, featuring Laurel WIlson, IBCLC, CLE, CLD, CCCE. Conference topics include:

 - The Long-term Legacy: Breastmilk and the Epigenome
 - Hold the Phone! Diet Does Matter
 - Up in Smoke: The Potential Health Impact of Cannabis Use During Pregnancy and Lactation
 - Can a Baby be Allergic to Breastmilk? Lactose Intolerance, Galactosemia, Allergies, and Food Sensitivities

The California Health Collaborative is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider #12012. BRN 6 contact hours will be awarded for this program.

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

17-18 March 2018 — San Diego, California, USA

APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute West: This new expansion of the APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute, CPI West, will feature two days of continuing nursing education in psychopharmacology, planned for nurses by nurses. Earn up to 10 contact hours in pharmacology. Learn more:

17-19 March 2018 — Copenhagen, Denmark
The European Association of Urology Nurses (EAUN) was founded in 2000 and serves a region which has thousands of urology nurses, nurses-in-training, and other healthcare professionals in the urological field. The aim is to represent European urology nurses and contribute to the development of higher standards of urological nursing in Europe. The EAUN has over 2,500 members. As a member of the EAUN you receive a series of free publications and benefit from many other membership discounts and privileges. Full membership of the EAUN is open to all certified European nurses and allied healthcare professionals working in urology. Other membership categories are Corresponding member and Affiliate member. The EAUN organise an annual three-day meeting for which members pay a reduced fee. In 2017, the EAUN meeting was attended by more than 300 nurses from 35 countries.

Inspiring three-day meeting on various topical urology nursing subjects in conjunction with the 33rd Annual EAU Congress. The congress takes place at the Bella Center Copenhagen, Denmark.
The topics are presented by specialists and specialist nurses in workshops, panel discussions, state-of-the-art lectures, symposia, poster abstract sessions, etc. Discussions on clinical practices and pre-congress optional visits to a local hospital guarantee you return home completely updated.

For more details, visit or contact Hanneke Lurvink at

20-21 March 2018 — Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
If you are involved in educating, supporting, and developing the nursing workforce in the clinical or educational setting, this conference will support you by updating you on latest developments, facilitating discussion that will help shape best practice and provide a platform to network with nursing colleagues from across the UK.
  • Accrue over 17 hours of CPD.
  • A packed programme of learning, including ViPERS, symposia, masterclasses and themed sessions, will enable you to tailor your conference experience to your learning needs.
  • Discover the latest developments and research in the field of nursing education and practice.
  • Hear from colleagues on the innovative work they are undertaking. Reflect on their findings and explore how you can use this knowledge to improve your practice.
  • Use this opportunity to network with your peers, mentor, and support colleagues and showcase the work of your employer.

​The full programme is now available to view online. 

  • Emerging results from the nursing associate pilots - Sam Donohue, Senior Nurse Manager: Policy, Health Education England 
  • Preparing tomorrow’s leaders today - Prof. Ruth Taylor, Pro Vice Chancellor, Anglia Ruskin University and Prof. Brian Webster- Henderson Professor of Nursing, Edinburgh Napier University 
  • Carry on nursing! Education during turbulent times of change - Prof. Jan Draper, Vice-Chair, and Katerina Kolyva, Executive Director, Council of Deans of Health 
  • Simulation and technology based learning – Can they help fix the NHS? - Andy Anderson, Former Chief Executive, Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare and Director, Vopulus Limited

For more information, please visit

21 March 2018 — Worthington, Minnesota, USA

The 2018 Spring Summit: Excellence in Rural Nursing is a practice/research conference as a forum for nurses, nursing students, and nursing faculty to share experiences and projects aimed at advancing rural nursing practice. Topics related to rural nursing include holistic nursing and cultural nursing practice. Please see the website to register and learn more:

21-24 March 2018 — Atlanta, Georgia, USA
The Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS) invites you to join us 21-24 March 2018, at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, GA, as we celebrate our 32nd year of supporting and advancing quality nursing research at the 2018 Annual Conderence. The SNRS Program Committee has planned a full program with scholarly papers, symposia, poster discussion sessions, posters, general sessions, and networking sessions. For more information, visit

Please plan to join us in Atlanta!

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

23-24 March 2018  Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Thanks to a scholarship grant from Bronson Health Foundation and our sponsors, registration is only $125 per nurse for this high-quality, case-based NI education by expert consultants. This is an outstanding and affordable opportunity for any nurse (from staff nurse to informatics leader) that is interested in nursing informatics. Please visit the website for more information:

April 2018

4 April 2018 — Wichita, Kansas, USA
The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma), Epsilon Gamma at-Large Chapter invites all interested nurses and nursing students to attend our Fourth Annual Evidence-Based Nursing Conference on Wednesday, 4 April 2018 at Wichita's WSU Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex. The theme for the 2018 conference will be, “Exploring the Evidence to Address Healthcare Crises.” Continuing education credits will be available for RNs and LPNs. For more information, visit

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

12-13 April 2018 — Philadelphia, PA, USA
Join us for the Fundamental Critical Care Support 2018! Jefferson is proud to be a licensed provider for The Society of Critical Care Medicine's (SCCM) internationally recognized Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS). FCCS training prepares non-intensivists, nurses, house staff, and other critical care practitioners for the preliminary evaluation, stabilization, and management of critically ill or injured patients until a transfer or expert consultation can be organized. 

This standardized two day course combines didactic lectures with case-based skills stations. Participants will gain knowledge and skills in:
  • mechanical ventilation
  • airway management
  • diagnosis and management of shock
  • cardiopulmonary/cerebral resuscitation
  • neurologic support
  • the diagnosis and management of life-threatening infections and metabolic disturbances. 
  • Small group stations are a hallmark of FCCS training, so space is limited! FCCS certificates are valid for four years. If you attended an FCCS course in 2014 or prior, you may need to renew your certification. This course is designed for intensivists as well as non-intensivists physicians, nurses, house staff, and other critical care practitioners.

18-19 April 2018 — Seattle, Washington, USA
29th Annual Ambulatory Care Nursing Conference: nurses in ambulatory care have diverse roles, serve unique groups of patients and require specialized clinical and management skills. This conference is an educational forum for those who practice in a wide variety of settings, including large and small clinics, physician offices, home health, long term care, public health, community health, occupational health, school health, college health, military health, specialty clinics, and other outpatient settings. Two general sessions and nine sets of concurrent sessions allow registrants to design a conference that meets their individual needs. Speakers include distinguished local, regional, and national experts presenting on clinical assessment, nursing interventions, administrative/management issues, and professional development. Conference goals are to strengthen the practice of nursing, promote innovation, and create seamless systems for patients and communities. Teaching methods include lecture, discussion, case studies, hands-on skill development, poster sessions, and collegial interchange.

13.3 Contact hours (6.6 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level*)

*CE amount subject to change. Please see conference website for most recent information. Visit for more information.

19 April 2018  Monrovia/Los Angeles, California, USA
"Igniting and Sustaining Evidence-based Practice"
This is a one full day conference designed to inspire excellence in research and evidence-based practice. Join our nationally renowned keynote speakers and featured academic/clinical practice partners in exploring ways to design evidence-based improvement projects and improve our clinical practice.

Keynote Speakers:

  - Bernadette Melnyk, Ph.D., RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN (Dean, Vice President for Health Promotion, Chief Wellness Officer, The Ohio State University)
  - Mary Beth Flynn Makic, Ph.D., RN, CNS, CCNS, CCRN-K, FAAN, FNA (Associate Professor, University of Colorado, College of Nursing)

Continuing Nursing Education Units (CNE)
Azusa Pacific University School of Nursing is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #2722. This conference program is approved for 5 contact hours. To register for this event, please 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

26-27 April 2018  Coralville, Iowa, USA
The University of Iowa invites you to attend the 25th National Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Conference. This conference will feature topics focused on evolving evidence and re-solving care. For more information, please contact

27 April 2018 — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
This annual conference takes a unique approach to patient care by zeroing in on sex differences in non-reproductive areas, such as gastroenterology, cardiology, and endocrinology. By understanding these differences, clinicians will be able to tailor care for both men and women, avoiding delays in care and improving outcomes. Covering a range of specialties, this conference:

  • Focuses on how major organ systems function differently in men and women, going beyond a basic review of physiology.
  • Highlights differences in clinical presentation common diseases in men and women.
  • Provides important information on varying responses to treatment options, looking at both success rates and adverse reactions.

New this year! Registered attendees can submit patient cases to be evaluated and discussed during the conference. Additional information will be provided upon registration. 

This course is designed for physicians, nurses. and allied health professionals specializing in family medicine, internal medicine, and primary care. For more information, please 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

9-12 May 2018 — Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA

American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing is pleased to have the only conference offering education for current and future ambulatory care and telehealth nurses. Attendees will expand their knowledge with the latest clinical, management, and leadership trends in the specialty. The conference will include a pre-conference workshop, "rapid fire" sessions, and networking with leaders in the field. For more information, visit

24-25 May 2018 — The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

The aim of the conference is to provide an international platform for discussion among healthcare providers, policy makers, academics, and researchers on strategies and initiatives to achieve collaboration, innovation, and transformational development in cancer care in local and global contexts. For more information, please 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

5-10 June 2018  Niagara Falls, New York, USA

The AHNA Annual Conference is a gathering of approximately 500 holistic nursing professionals from across the country, with growing international attendance from Canada, Japan, China, and Jamaica. This annual event is one of the largest and most valuable conferences dedicated to bringing together nurses who share a passion for holistic healing. The AHNA Annual Conference offers six days of top-notch continuing education workshops; industry-leading keynote speakers; networking with fellow holistic nurses; an exhibit hall filled with vendors offering the latest products and services to complement your daily practice; and time to nurture yourself and your connection to holism in an environment primed with energy and support of fellow healers.This year's theme is "Holistic Nursing: Creating and Expanding Global Presence." The purpose of this conference is to enable participants to embrace, enhance, and enliven our global relationships though shared wisdom, caring, knowledge, and research. You can earn up to 41.05 contact hours by fully attending the conference. The conference will take place at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, with lodging at The Sheraton At The Falls. For more information, please visit

7-8 June 2018 — Dublin, Ireland
Join us in Dublin, Ireland, for "Nursing the World: Learning to Lead in Global Health" - 2nd Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Global Association of Student and Novice Nurses (GASNN). GASNN is the first and only organization that was developed, governed by, and represents student and novice nurses (SNNs) globally. The focus of this meeting will be to bring together national SNN leaders from around the world and any SNNs interested in global health for a program filled with hands-on activities, organizational decision-making, and workshops. For more information, visit

7-9 June 2018 — New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
For 40 years, throughout an evolution of health care, ACHNE has remained a steadfast and supportive association advancing public health nursing. Our initial leaders had great vision and their legacy continues to influence healthcare to this day. At this year's Annual Institute, we will celebrate these 40 years of remarkable successes. Past presidents will share their journeys, and new emerging leaders will launch their innovative ideas. The amazing roles that community health nurses hold as educators, leaders, practitioners, researchers, policy makers, authors, innovators, and many more will be showcased. As we build on our accomplishments, we also build on collaborations shared across sectors. We will come together to collectively envision the future. Plan to be inspired to lead the way in a new changing landscape of healthcare, and to take away endless possibilities to influence future generations. For more information, visit

Keynote Speakers: Susan B. Hasmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, Senior Advisor for Nursing at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Director of the Future of Nursing Campaign for Action; and Carolyn Williams, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Dean Emeritus, College of Nursing at the University of Kentucky and Past President of American Academy of Nursing.

Special topics to include: population health, advancing public health nursing, mentoring, working on boards, simulation in public health nursing; global health, coalition building, collaborations, and partnerships.

7-10 June 2018 — Baltimore, Maryland, USA

APNA 16th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute is planned for nurses, by nurses.
Get a cutting-edge understanding of psychopharmacologic practice across the lifespan. The APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute (CPI) delivers psychopharmacology updates to professionals looking to provide the best possible care to their patients. Get content developed for nurses by psychiatric-mental health nurses. CPI prioritizes the integration of psychopharmacology and neuroscience into clinical practice. It offers the scientific base for treatment decisions and addresses the context of care within the nurse/consumer/family relationship.

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.

18-21 June 2018 — Marion, Indiana, USA
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 from 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. 

20-22 June 2018 — Seoul, Republic of Korea
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. For more information, visit

29 June-1 July 2018 — Key Largo, Florida, USA
Baptist Health South Florida invites you to attend the 17th Annual Primary Care Focus Symposium. Expert faculty will explain recent advances in diagnosis, management, and treatment and address compelling issues as they relate to managing cholesterol, adolescent medicine, common sports injuries, evaluation of abnormal menstrual bleeding and other women’s health concerns, atrial fibrillation, collagen vascular diseases, common eye problems, physician well-being, nutrition, and fatty liver disease. There will be ample opportunity for Q&A with the faculty during the panel discussion. For more information, visit

July 2018

9-10 July 2018 — Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
This exciting two-day conference kicks off an amazing year-long mentoring program. The conference will include presentations by seasoned academic leaders sharing their expertise and experience. Each participant will join a mentoring group led by one of the speakers. Over the course of the next year, participants will meet quarterly with their mentor group to build a network of colleagues, and they will meet virtually one-on-one with their mentor on a regular basis to work on their personal plan for growth as an academic leader. Come prepared to have fun, learn, and network with other participants as you fine-tune your leadership skills and develop a personal plan for continued growth in your career.​ For more information, please visit or email

17-19 July 2018 — 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:

To help sponsor a nursing and midwifery colleague from a developing country:

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

August 2018

2-5 August 2018 — Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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. For more information, please visit

11 August 2018 — Dallas, Texas, USA
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.

13-16 August 2018 — Washington, DC, USA
14th International Family Nursing Conference - Social Determinants of Family Health: Expanding Family Nursing Capacity (IFNC14). IFNC14 attendees will have the opportunity to build knowledge about family-related issues. We hope to use the occasion of meeting in the city of the United States’ national government at this important time to strategize and examine family health policy with an international lens. Our collective insights can inform initiatives of IFNA and members regarding their national constituencies. For more information, visit

30-31 August 2018 — Farmington, Pennsylvania, USA
Join us at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, PA, for this opportunity for nurse leaders to learn about emerging issues and successful strategies while networking with fellow nursing colleagues from across the region.

The SWPONL Annual Educational Conference offers you the opportunity to learn from our expert speakers as well as from experienced peers who share your same journey. Attendees will have the chance to mingle with colleagues and friends during the Networking and Poster Reception on Thursday. The reception is included with your registration and is open to all attendees.

Posters on display will represent new ideas and programs to improve patient care and patient care delivery developed by individuals and organizations within the Southwestern Pennsylvania healthcare region. Take the opportunity to talk to the poster authors and get valuable ideas and information. For more information, please 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.

25-28 September 2018 — London, United Kingdom
The Emerging Global Healthcare Leadership Symposium helps prepare 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.
Attendance at this symposium prepares globally-aware healthcare leaders to:

  1. 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 meet dynamic global healthcare challenges.
  4. View healthcare issues from a global perspective.

October 2018

9-10 October 2018 — Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto, is pleased to announce the 2018 Huffman Splane Emerging Nurse Scholars Forum, to support early career development and international networking of emerging nursing scholars who are embarking on a research focused career. The Bloomberg Nursing is widely recognized as a research-intensive environment that promotes education and scholarship in nursing. 

Competitive awards to provide support for travel and accommodation will be given to all successful applicants. 

Selected through a peer review application process, participants will be invited to present their doctoral/postdoctoral research to peers and faculty. Preference will be given to applicants whose research and academic interests focus on public health (the health of individuals, groups, or populations), health systems, and/or improvement of care/outcomes.

Applications are invited from Canadian, American, and international Registered Nurses or Nurse Practitioners who are near completion (i.e. data analysis complete), have recently completed a PhD in nursing, or who currently hold or have completed a post-doctoral fellowship within the past year.

Participants will be able to meet with nurse researchers who have established successful careers in nursing science. During the forum, Bloomberg faculty will lead discussion sessions and speak on the successful development of an academic career.

Application deadline is June 20, 2018. For more information, visit

17-20 October 2018 — San Antonio, Texas, USA
The Transcultural Nursing Society Inc. is pleased to invite you to attend the 44th Annual Conference and meeting: Transcultural Approaches to Advance Health Care. This theme 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. The conference objectives that will be address include: 
- Exploring the connectedness of Transcultural Nursing Education, Practice, Research, and Administration.
- Examining population health through meaningful use of transcultural theories and evidence-based best practices. 
- Identifing new and innovative transcultural nursing strategies to promote delivery of evidence-based care.
- Synthesizing ecological, global, and social determinants of health to develop culturally relevant programs and services for individuals, families, communities, and populations.

Registration will open in February 2018. Visit for more information.

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

24-26 October 2018 — Toronto, Ontario, Canada
We are delighted to invite you to submit abstracts, attend, and register for the largest worldwide 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. For more information, please visit

24-27 October 2018 — Columbus, OH, USA
Join us for the APNA 32nd Annual Conference: Trusted Agents of Change: Nurses Balancing Inequities in Mental Health Care.

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 25+ CNE contact hours onsite and an additional 100+ contact hours online. Together, we spark change through education, collaboration, and innovation.

25-26 October 2018  Pittsburgh, Philadelphia USA
A national forum focusing on critical issues in healthcare practice and policy through the lens of social justice, the McGinley-Rice Symposium looks into the face of the person who has been trafficked and views the world through his or her eyes. For more information, please visit

25-27 October 2018 — Bodrum, Mugla Turkey
The Hacettepe University Faculty of Nursing is honored to invite you to the 7th International Nursing Management Conference which will be held between 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 health care
• Management and leadership for best practices in health care
• Practitioners and educators: Sharing the responsibility for creating a safe culture
• Evidence based practices impacting health care
• 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. 

26-28 October 2018 — Orlando, Florida, USA
Save the date and join us for 2018 ISONG World Congress - Building Connections to Genomic Health! The Congress dates are 26-28 October 2018. Please join us for the welcome reception on 25 October. The Congress committee is working hard to bring you the very best program possible keeping with the mission of ISONG to foster scientific discovery and professional growth in nursing and human genetics and genomics worldwide. 

The focus of the 2018 ISONG World Congress is "Building Connections to Genomic Health." Presentations by keynote, plenary, invited speakers, and abstract presentations will be selected to meet the following program objectives:

  • Discuss strategies for developing connections between patients, educators, researchers, and practitioners to improve the genomic health of populations.
  • Identify useful online genomic tools for education, research, and clinical care.
  • Understand the role that human genomic diversity plays in health research and clinical practice.
  • Identify the unique contribution of nursing in connecting patients, providers, researchers, and educators to improve and sustain genomic health.

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