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15-16 April 2020  Charleston, South Carolina, USA
The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium project, started in 2000, 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. This ELNEC Summit will be offering ELNEC Train-the Trainer courses simultaneously [can only chose one when registering]. The courses offered for this Summit will be: ELNEC Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) [to choose an Adult or Pediatric track]; ELNEC Communication; ELNEC Core; and ELNEC Pediatric. Further information regarding ELNEC as well as registration for the ELNEC courses can be found on the ELNEC website at:

27-28 April 2020 — Mayfield Village, Ohio, USA
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.

27-29 April 2020 — Hinxton, United Kingdom
The conference will bring together nurses and educators interested in mainstreaming
genomics in the areas of education, practice, policy, research and leadership. The format will include presentations from international leaders, panel discussions and debates. Abstracts on all areas of the conference are welcome for poster or oral presentations. For more information visit

27 April-1 May 2020 — New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Join nursing and healthcare thought leaders for four days of curated presentations, discussions, and networking. This week-long conference will focus on technology and innovation, highlighting safety across the continuum, NICHE program development, and practice environment best-practices.

New this year is the NICHE Makerthon, a daylong high-energy opportunity to work alongside passionate members of the NICHE community to solve for unmet needs in healthcare. To register for this event, click here:

29 April 2020 — Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
Innovation at the Point of Care: Celebrating Nursing Quality and Research
Purpose: Demonstrating nurses’ contribution to patient outcomes
World Health Organization has designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Nurses and midwives constitute more than 50% of the world’s health care workforce and play a critical role in health promotion, disease prevention, and delivering care to achieve desired clinical outcomes.
As a result of attending this conference, both beginner and expert participants will be able to: 
- discuss the latest research evidence and quality improvement work
- share innovative strategies for integrating evidence into nursing practice
- describe strategies for implementing large scale innovative evidence-based projects

May 2020

4-7 May 2020  Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
The National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition offers learning, inspiration and celebration for high-acuity and critical care nurses.

5 May 2020  Athens, Ohio, USA

The 3rd Annual Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research Conference. As nursing professionals, the ability to effectively serve vulnerable populations is a critical area of focus to improve healthcare outcomes for all people. Key note speaker Dr. Peggy Compton, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor and van Ameringen Endowed Chair will be presenting on the Opioid Crisis and Vulnerable Populations. 7 CE nursing credits will be offered. General registration included breakfast, lunch and parking.

27-29 May 2020  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
The 2020 QSEN International Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will highlight QSEN Academic Practice Partnerships. Mark your calendars for proposal submission deadlines for the abstracts for concurrent sessions and posters.

• October 15 - December 31, 2019
Open submission for concurrent sessions (30 minutes) and posters

Go online at to submit your proposal. 

27-30 May 2020 — Coimbra, Portugal
On behalf of Sigma’s Phi Xi Chapter, the European Planning Committee, and the Nursing School of Coimbra, it is a pleasure to welcome you the Sigma European Conference. The purpose of the Sigma European Conferences is to facilitate the sharing of the latest research knowledge, innovations and current developments within nursing and healthcare from local, national and international perspectives.

The World Health Organisations (WHO) Executive Board has designated the year 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife”, in honour of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale. In the run-up to “2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife”, many nursing institutions including Sigma are aiming to improve the perceptions of nurses, enhance their influence and maximize their contributions to ensuring that everyone everywhere has access to health and healthcare. This is important in bringing nursing to the forefront of thinking on global health and enabling nurses to do even more in improving health globally. We hope this conference will play its role in providing a platform in 2020 to exchange views and ideas on the theme that healthcare should be for all. For more information and to register go to

June 2020

3-5 June 2020 — Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Join us in advancing person-centered care and improving health outcomes through nursing data at the 2020 Nursing Knowledge: Big Data Science Conference. Our agenda is live, registration is open, and we’re excited to announce that the conference is now eligible for ANCC contact hours. For more information, click here

6-7 June 2020  — Toronto, Ontario, Canada
21st International Nursing Ethics Conference and 6th International Care Ethics Conference 
This year’s conference theme – Sustaining Ethical Care through Resistance and Conscientious Commitment – examines the place of conscientious commitment and resistance in building and sustaining moral agency within current healthcare systems. These practices require that nurses and other healthcare practitioners provide needed care in the face of the perception of unjust laws and policies, social disapproval, and/or a lack of organizational support. How can these practices be fostered? What are their limits? How are they related to professional identity? 
Abstracts are invited for oral presentations in the concurrent sessions. Abstract deadline: February 24, 2020. 

Keynote Speakers: 

  • Franco Carnevale, Professor, Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University, Canada 
  • Ann Gallagher, Professor of Ethics and Care, Director International Care Ethics Observatory, School of Health Sciences in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, UK 
  • Joan McCarthy, Senior Lecturer, Healthcare Ethics, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, Ireland

10-12 June 2020 — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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.

For more information, please visit

11-14 June 2020  Reston, Virgina, USA
The APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute (CPI) delivers psychopharmacology updates to professionals looking to provide the best possible care to their patients. 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.

14-17 June 2020 — Miami, Florida, USA
Join NAHN in beautiful Miami as we celebrate our 45th Annual Conference including a trade show with over 60+ companies, educational sessions, and our Awards and Scholarships Gala. We look forward to seeing you in Miami!

16-18 June 2020 — Chiang Mai, Thailand
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.

19-20 June 2020 — Los Angeles, California, USA
Dr. Debra R. Hanna, President of the Roy Adaptation Association International, welcomes all Roy Adaptation Model clinicians, educators, researchers, and scholars to the 21st Annual Conference of the Roy Adaptation Association International to be held at the home of the RAM, Mount St. Mary's University in Los Angeles, CA.

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

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 23-27 July 2020 — Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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
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