Upcoming Nursing Events and Conferences

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August 2019

13-16 August 2019 — 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 http://www.internationalfamilynursing.org/.

September 2019

13 September 2019  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA 
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh presents “Pediatric Nursing: What’s Now? What’s Next?”. This national pediatric nursing conference is an excellent opportunity to share your best practice initiative, research project, or provide continuing education as it relates current pediatric issues. The conference offers participants breakout sessions highlighting clinical projects, education, and research studies. For more information, please visit http://www.chp.edu/health-care-professionals/cme/other-cme/nursing-conference

20 September 2019  Los Angeles, California, USA
18th UCLA Annual Research and Evidence Based Practice Conference: From Bench to Bedside: Reducing Risk, Advancing Care
Join us for a day designed to inspire excellence in innovation, highlight key research, and discuss ways to infuse those findings into evidence-based practice. For more information, visit https://www.uclahealth.org/nursing/ebpconference

25-27 September 2019 — Iowa City, Iowa, USA
The Advanced Practice Institute prepares nursing leaders to guide colleagues and teams in the integration of evidence-based knowledge into practice. For more information, visit https://uihc.org/advanced-practice-institute-promoting-adoption-evidence-based-practice.

October 2019

1-3 October 2019  Nashville, Tennessee, USA 
The National Nurse-Led Care Consortium presents “Nurse-Led Care Conference 2019: Designing the Future of Healthcare” 1-3 October 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The conference will convene national leaders to learn about the transformative role that nurses play in designing the future of healthcare. The event includes a keynote address, plenary and breakout sessions, in-depth pre-conference workshops, and a networking reception. For more information, please visit https://nurseledcare.org/events/item/382-nurse-led-care-conference-2019.html

2-5 October 2019  New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
The APNA 33rd Annual Conference will bring together nurses passionate about psychiatric-mental health for 100+ varied educational sessions covering all facets of psychiatric-mental health nursing care—from opioid use to suicide prevention to recovery. Connect with 1600+ psychiatric-mental health RNs and APRNs and earn CE (100+ contact hours in person and online) at the premiere event for psychiatric-mental health nursing this October in New Orleans. For more information, visit http://www.apna.org/AnnualConference.

3-6 October 2019  Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland Clinic is pleased to host the 2019 Professional Nurse Educators Group (PNEG) Conference. PNEG is a virtual network of educators in the United States who are dedicated to the lifelong learning of professional nurses. The conference provides professional nurse educators and academic nursing faculty with the knowledge, tools and resources to advance their professional development and clinical performance. For more information and registration, please visit: www.clevelandclinic.org/pnegcle or email coffink@ccf.org

9-11 October 2019  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Mental Health Nursing: Taking Action to Advance Care that Make a Difference in the Lives of Others
The CFMHN invites psychiatric/mental health nurses from around the country to Winnipeg, Canada’s hub for human rights learning and discovery. This 2019 conference promises to inspire nurses through an immersive learning experience that will profile the voices of diverse and vulnerable populations. Through collaboration, advocacy, research, and sharing of clinical knowledge and tools, we can make a difference in the lives of those we encounter in our communities and care settings. For more information, visit http://www.cfmhn.ca/meetingconferences/NationalConference2019.

10-11 October 2019 — Ontario, California, USA
Odyssey 2019
Advancing Nursing & Changing Lives: Addressing Health Disparities and Diversity
Join us 10-11 October at the 24th Annual Joint Southern CA Chapters of Sigma Conference held at the DoubleTree Hilton Ontario Airport, 222 North Vineyard Avenue, Ontario, CA, 91764, USA. The conference is sponsored by: Iota Sigma; Chi Mu; Xi Theta; Upsilon Beta; Nu Mu; Rho Beta; Phi Theta; Gamma Alpha; Gamma Gamma; Zeta Mu; Gamma Tau; Omicron Delta; Psi Theta at-Large; and Phi Alpha.

This conference promotes communication about nursing research, education, practice, and leadership, and enhances research collaboration throughout nursing’s scholarly community. Our keynote speaker, Mary Wickman, PHD, RN, Professor and Director, Nursing, Interim Dean of Graduate Programs, Vanguard University, opens the program. 

Register at https://sigmasocalodyssey.regfox.com/2019-so-california-regional-stti-odyssey-conference,
Hotel Registration 1-800-222-8733, or https://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/index.html. Enter city of Ontario CA, and enter Group Code TAU. (Pulldown tab under "Add Special Rate Codes".)


16-19 October 2019  Richmond, Virginia, USA 
The Transcultural Nursing Society is pleased to invite you to attend its 45th Annual Conference and meeting in Richmond, VA. The theme of this important event is Transcultural Nursing: Advancing Culture Care. 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. Conference Goals/Objectives - Explore new definitions of community locally and globally - Analyze trends to advance transcultural nursing knowledge and practice - Reflect on innovative ways to prepare transcultural nurses - Discuss evidence-based interprofessional models for culturally competent care. For more information and registration, please visit https://tcns.org/tcnsconferenceregistration/

22-24 October 2019  Rome, Italy
Madridge Conferences extend a warm welcome to the distinguished speakers, delegates, clinical and medical professionals, researchers, and industry leaders from all around the world to attend the 5th International Nursing Conference which is going to be held from 22-24 October 2019 at Rome, Italy. 

The main aim of the nursing conference is bring together people who have an enthusiasm for various fields of nursing like psychiatry, education, cancer, cardiac, critical care, women’s health, pediatric, nursing, midwifery, and public health. 

The four International Nursing Conferences were huge success, as the participants enjoyed, appreciated, and were enriched by the presentations given by the nationally recognized speakers. For the previous nursing conference programs, please click here.

Nursing-2019 conference includes plenary lectures and keynote lectures by eminent personalities from around the world in addition to contributed papers both oral and poster presentations. Through networking and sharing, Nursing-2019 will provide an opportunity for researchers, practitioners, and educators to exchange research evidence, practical experiences, and innovative ideas on issues related to nursing.
24-26 October 2019 — Oslo / Lillestrøm, Norway
The 11th European Congress on Violence will focus on clinically relevant and useful interdisciplinary scientific and knowledge with regard to interventions aimed at treating and reducing violence and aggression. The overall congress theme “Unraveling and Understanding Violence in Clinical Practice” reflects our commitment to partnership working between clinicians, researchers, educators, service users, and caregivers. For more information, please visit http://oudconsultancy.nl/Oslo_11_ECVCP/index.html.

28-29 October 2019 — Westbrook, Connecticut, USA
Join us for Building Brighter Futures 2019! The two-day conference on 28-29 October will focus on emerging trends in pediatric and neonatal care. The event is geared toward RNs, APRNs, and PAs, though all healthcare professionals are welcome to attend. Plus, attendees can earn contact hours! To learn more, visit https://www.connecticutchildrens.org/events/futures/.

November 2019

1-3 November 2019 — San Diego, California, USA
Join INS as we take a trip to the West Coast for the last-ever National Academy Conference.

On Friday, 1 November INS's final National Academy Conference begins with The One-Day Program: Advancing Oncology Practice and concurrent general sessions covering a wide array of topics that will continue through Sunday. The evenings will allow attendees to explore and enjoy everything San Diego has to offer. Visit our website to register, reserve hotel rooms, and learn more!

5-8 November 2019 — Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
The 5th International Collaboration of PeriAnaesthesia Nurses' (ICPAN) conference will be held at the Cancun International Convention Centre (CICC) in Cancun, Mexico. The 2019 conference theme, “Bienvenidos: Exploring New Horizons, Empowering Global Practice,” underpins the importance of expanding professional nurse connections across the broader perianesthesia practice domain. This nonprofit organization hosts a biennial conference aiming to facilitate international nurse networking and sharing of practice standards; encourage collaborative research and evidence-based practice sharing; and provide nursing expertise, voice, and participation in global interprofessional perioperative care team population health initiatives. ICPAN represents the interests of over 18,000 global nurse members through its 11 organizational members and affiliate membership. For more information, please visit http://www.icpanconference.com/.

8 November 2019 —  Englewood, New Jersey, USA
The Center for Clinical Practice at Englewood Health will be presenting our 25th Annual Nursing Research/Evidence-Based Practice Conference on Friday, 8 November 2019. The theme of the conference is, “Celebrating the Past, Present, and Future of Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice.” Englewood Health is a Magnet, acute care, teaching hospital, in northern New Jersey, located about 25 minutes from New York City. Learn more information about the hospital. Our speakers in the past have included Jean Watson, Aline Holmes, Ronda Hughes, Susan Salmond, Marita Titler, and Bernadette Melnyk to name a few. Our audience averages 100-130 participants, includes our nursing staff and nurses, faculty, and nursing students from nearby hospitals, colleges, and universities.

14-15 November 2019 — Washington, DC, USA
A collaborative theory conference sponsored by the following organizations: King International Nursing Group, Newman Systems Model Trustee Group Inc., Orem International Society, Roy Adaptation Association, Society of Rogerian Scholars, University of Connecticut School of Nursing, Watson Caring Science Institute, International Consortium of Parse Scholars, Transcultural Nursing Society, and International Association for Human Caring (interdisciplinary).

An inspiring forum for all nurses (clinicians, researchers, educators, administrators, nurse practitioners, theorists, and undergraduate and graduate students) to celebrate nursing knowledge development through clinical, theoretical, and research presentations related to nursing theory. There will be 24 peer reviewed presentations following a keynote panel with time for responses to the panel. A silent auction will be used to raise scholarship funds. For more information, visit http://www.kingnursing.org/.

Sigma Event  16-20 November 2019 — Washington, DC, USA

Sigma is excited to invite you to the 45th Biennial Convention. Save the date for our largest event, featuring outstanding plenary speakers, award presentations, networking opportunities, over 800 oral and poster presentations, and the election of officers for the 2019-2021 biennium.

16 November 2019 — Oro Valley, Arizona, USA
The 2019 Grand Canyon Fall Conference will be in full swing with the theme "New Technologies" this year. The conference will feature educational experts aligning with the theme along with accompanying continuing education credits.

The Oro Valley Community & Recreation Center is located in the shadow of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Neighboring hotels and accommodations will be featured soon.

The conference will include breakfast and lunch along with a vendor fair. There will be opportunities to support the chapter with our raffles. 

20-22 November 2019  Columbus, Ohio, USA 
The Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice (EBP) in Nursing and Healthcare presents its national summit series – Transforming Healthcare Through Evidence-based Practice. This groundbreaking event provides nursing and transdisciplinary clinicians, leaders, academicians, and researchers with the best and latest evidence to guide the highest level of practice that improves healthcare quality, safety, policy, patient outcomes, and costs. Topics will include strategies for integrating EBP into academic programs, building and sustaining an EBP culture and environment, using EBP to guide organizational and health policy, using evidence to inform consumer decision-making, and dissemination and implementation of research to rapidly move evidence-based interventions into real-world clinical settings. For more information about the conference, please visit https://fuld.nursing.osu.edu/2019-fuld-institute-ebp-national-summit.


January 2020

10-11 January 2020 — Chiang Mai City, Thailand
The 23rd international EAFONS conference will be held on 10-11 January 2020 in Chiang Mai, Thailand at the Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel. The theme of the two-day conference is “Advancing Nursing Scholars in the Era of Global Transformation and Disruptive Innovation” and will focus on the opportunities and challenges presented by the intensifying pace of global transformation and disruptive innovation on nursing education, research, and practice. The term “disruptive innovation” was coined by Dr. Clayton Christensen, who discussed the theory in the context of industry. When more established and generally more expensive models are overtaken by simpler solutions in order to fill a gap in services or product needs, the disruption presents expansion and contraction; new growth in one area and consequent decline in another. How do we translate this concept in the field of healthcare and in nursing, specifically? How can healthcare scholars and practitioners become “positive disruptors,” as Halstead discusses, leveraging the potential inherent to transformation and enhancing the efficacy of interprofessional healthcare provision as a whole?

EAFONS 2020 will serve as an opportunity for health professionals to gather and share experiences, lessons learned, successes, and obstacles to creating sustainable healthcare practices that are adaptive to change. We invite you to submit your abstracts by 30 June 2019 at www.eafons2020.com.

March 2020

Sigma Event  26-28 March 2020 — Washington, DC, USA
You are invited to attend the Nursing Education Research Conference, presented by Sigma and the National League for Nursing. This conference will focus on educational research directed toward its impact on clinical outcomes, through oral and poster presentations, educational workshop sessions, and influential plenary presentations. Attendees will be provided with the tools to enhance nursing education programs to make education more effective in nursing practice.

April 2020

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: https://nicheprogram.org/conference/registration.

May 2020

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 https://sigma.esenfc.pt.

July 2020

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

Join Sigma for the 31st International Nursing Research Congress in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Prepare to connect and engage with over 800 nurse researchers, students, clinicians, and leaders who are focused on evidence-based research.

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