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July 2020

8-10 July 2020 — Hong Kong, China
The Second Colloquium on Chronic Illness Care on 8-10 July 2020 in Hong Kong.
The theme of the colloquium is ‘Driving Innovations and Advancing Science in Chronic Illness Care’. It aims to provide an international multidisciplinary platform for health care providers, academics and researchers to share their visions and passions for advancing chronic illness care through impactful research and innovations.
Internationally renowned scholars and experts will be invited as keynote speakers to share their insightful views and experiences in chronic illness care. There will be concurrent sessions to foster debates among participants on a wide range of theme-related topics, such as chronic illness prevention and early detection. Following the colloquium, professional workshops will be organised to equip participants with knowledge and skills in interpreting, planning and conducting systematic reviews.
Abstract submission is NOW OPEN! The submission deadline is 27 April 2020. Abstracts for oral/ poster presentations relating to any of the following colloquium sub-themes are invited:
- Chronic illness prevention and early detection
- Symptom science research on chronic illnesses
- Impactful interdisciplinary research, education and innovations in chronic illness care
- Genomics research addressing chronic illness risk factors and related outcomes
- Translating evidence into action in chronic illness prevention and management
We believe that your support and participation will contribute significantly to the success of this colloquium.

10-12 July 2020  Naples, Florida, USA
You're invited to attend the 19th Annual Primary Care Focus Symposium. The primary care practitioner (including nurses) has the special and important responsibility to diagnose and manage patients with every category of ailment, injury and disease. This symposium will provide practical, evidence-based strategies to strengthen healthcare competencies. The expert faculty will explain recent advances in diagnosis, management and treatment and address compelling issues as they relate in the primary care setting. There will be ample opportunity for Q&A with the faculty during the panel discussion. For more information, visit

15-17 July 2020 — Rochester, Minnesota, USA
The 2020 Mayo Clinic Holistic Health and Well-Being Conference will be a unique experience that includes evidence-based overviews of a variety of holistic approaches for mind, body, and spirit well-being. Health promotion and disease prevention are important factors for transforming healthcare. The purpose of this conference is to provide participants with a variety of strategies for self-care which can be incorporated in their practice and inspire whole person care. The latest research on planetary health, sustainable living, anxiety, depression, resilience, herbal remedies, mindfulness, stress management, nutrition, movement, and health behavior change will be presented by expert clinicians and researchers. This conference will offer lectures and experiential sessions on a variety of holistic well-being practices. For more information, visit

Sigma Event 22-24 July 2020 — Virtual Congress
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant travel and visa restrictions, it will not be possible for Sigma to host the 31st International Nursing Research Congress as an in-person conference in Abu Dhabi this July as planned.

Sigma remains committed to disseminating and celebrating nursing research, especially during this time when so many conferences and events are being canceled. In that spirit, Sigma will move forward and host congress 2020 as a virtual event. Please check the congress website for additional details.

September 2020

8-9 September 2020 — Bangkok, Thailand
Episirus Scientifica regards each one of the individuals to go to the 2020 World Heart and Cardiothoracic Surgery Conference 8-9 September 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand, which will include brief keynote presentations, speaker talks, exhibitions, symposia, and workshops. Meet global pediatricians from Asia-Pacific, Middle East, India, Europe, and the United States. For more information, visit

Sigma Event 11-13 September 2020 — Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Join Sigma chapter leaders from across the world at Chapter Leadership Connection (CLC), Sigma’s biennial chapter leadership training conference. Being held in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, from 11-13 September 2020, CLC training sessions will cover relevant topics for chapter leaders, like creating a renewal plan, planning an induction ceremony, social media 101, creating chapter visibility, and more!

13-16 September 2020 — Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
The Travelers Conference
is a conference that is dedicated to the Healthcare Traveler. It provides over 40 CE eligible sessions, an Exhibit Hall with over 100 exhibitors – many of them staffing agencies with open positions to fill, & unlimited social networking opportunities. You’ll come away from this conference with a whole new set of skills on how to manage your traveling career!

TravCon is attended by all types of Nurses, Therapists, SLP’s, Sonographers, Technicians & Advanced Practice Professionals. It is also very popular with “Dreamers” – those in the medical field who are exploring the idea of taking their profession on the road. Some attendees bring their traveling partner or spouse as they are frequently part of the ‘traveling team’. Spouses enjoy attending non-clinical sessions, interviewing potential recruiters, or just hanging out with other spouses in the Spouse’s Spot.

October 2020

7 October 2020  Oakbrook, Illinois, USA
ELNEC Extended is a 1/2 day workshop that discusses how to organize, market, and teach ELNEC. This workshop will be offered as a preconference to the two day ELNEC Summit being held October 8-9. This workshop is open to the Summit attendees and current ELNEC trainers. Current ELNEC trainers may attend without attending the following two day ELNEC Summit. For further information and to register, please visit the ELNEC website at:

8-9 October 2020 — Oakbrook, Illinois, USA
The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) project is a national and international education initiative to improve palliative care. The project provides palliative care training with essential information to nursing students and practicing nurses, including undergraduate and graduate nursing faculty, continuing education providers, staff development educators, specialty nurses in pediatric, oncology, critical care, geriatric and advanced practice nurses. ELNEC Summit is a two day conference and will offer three ELNEC Train-the-Trainer courses simultaneously: ELNEC Core, ELNEC Critical Care, and ELNEC-Geriatric [choose one when registering]. For further information regarding ELNEC and to register for ELNEC courses, please visit the ELNEC website at:

15-16 October 2020  Ontario, California, USA
The 25th Sigma SoCal ODYSSEY CONFERENCE 2020 Year of the Nurse: Honoring Nursing Excellence is presented by the Sigma SoCal Odyssey Consortium, which includes Chi Beta, Chi Mu, Gamma Alpha, Gamma Gamma, Gamma Tau-at-Large, Iota Sigma, Nu Mu, Omicron Delta, Phi Alpha, Phi Lambda, Phi Pi, Phi Theta, Psi Theta-at-Large, Rho Beta, Upsilon Beta, Zeta Mu-at-Large, and Xi Theta Chapter

The purpose of this joint conference is to promote communication about nursing research, education, practice, and leadership, and to enhance research collaboration throughout nursing’s scholarly community.For more information, visit

21-24 October 2020 — Louisville, Kentucky, USA
The Transcultural Nursing Society is pleased to invite you to attend its 46th Annual Conference and meeting in Louisville, KY. The theme of this important event is Transcultural Nursing: Influencing Research, Education, Practice and Administration. Nurses and healthcare professionals from around the globe will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue, learning, and discovery surrounding the field of culturally competent and equitable healthcare. The presentations are diverse and work toward our mission to enhance the quality of culturally congruent, competent, and equitable care that results in improved health and well-being for people worldwide. Transcultural Nursing (TCN) is a theory based humanistic discipline, designed to serve individuals, organizations, communities, and societies. Human care/caring is defined within the context of culture. Culturally competent care can only occur when culture care values are known and serve as the foundation for meaningful care. Objectives of the conference are: Discuss strategies for advocating social change to promote culturally competent care. Apply transcultural nursing theories in research, education, practice and administration. Identify transcultural nursing research and theory to address migrant health challenges, gender issues, and women's health. Analyze issues influencing transcultural nursing research, education, practice and administration
Conference Information and Abstract Submissions:

29-30 October 2020  Miami, Florida, USA
This symposium will focus on the latest advances in echocardiography and treatment of structural heart disease. For more information, visit
Venue: Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon Hotel


February 2021

Sigma Event 19-21 February 2021 — Austin, Texas, USA
Creating Healthy Work Environments is designed to help leaders in both academic and clinical settings develop, implement, and maintain strategies that will improve their organizations' work environments.
Call for abstracts is open through 15 July 2020.

April 2021

22-24 April 2021  Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
The CGNA biennial conference is the only event of its kind that focuses on all facets of education, practice and research in the care of older adults. With an increasing aging population, it is critical that gerontological nurses remain engaged with the latest developments in research and practice in the field. The CGNA conference is a key educational and networking event for nurses, students, educators, policy makers, administrators and all others in the field of gerontological nursing. Visit the CGNA2021 website to submit your abstracts and learn more about the conference, including the conference program, speakers, venue, and hotel and travel discounts: For more information visit


June 2021

3-5 June 2021  Los Angeles, California USA
You are invited to submit abstracts for the conference, opening September 1, 2020 and closing February 1, 2021 with notification of acceptance in mid-February. Criteria for evaluation are quality of scholarship, authentic use of Roy Adaptation Model, potential contribution to practice, education or research, contribution to conference theme, and potential for further knowledge development. The call for abstracts, in both English and Spanish, is available on website. Both podium and posters will be accepted. Housing is available on campus for reasonable rate. For questions, contact Roy Adaptation Association