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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

February 2020

1-2 February 2020  Chandigarh, India
National Critical care nursing congress 2020. Annual conference of SCCN society for nurses. For more information, visit

7-9 February 2020 — Washington, DC, USA
The NAHN Latino Leadership Institute is a distinguished event for addressing high-impact leadership development specifically tailored for bilingual, bi-cultural Latino nurses.

The NAHN Latino Leadership Institute will convene nursing leaders from academia, research, education, and practice to address leadership roles within their workplaces, professional organizations, communities, legislative arenas, and governmental agencies. NAHN is committed to prepare our members to become engaged professionals and to take action to build their leadership skills, thereby impacting the healthcare outcomes of the increased number of Latinos in our country. The institute convenes nursing professionals to address leadership roles within their workplaces, professional organizations, communities, and in legislative arenas and governmental agencies.

NAHN believes that the more we prepare our nurse leaders to become engaged and to take action to build their leadership skills, the more influence nursing and its values will have on healthcare priorities.

12-16 February 2020 — Charleston, South Carolina, USA

The Sports Medicine Essentials course, formerly the ACSM Team Physician Course, is for primary care practitioners who desire to expand and improve their clinical musculoskeletal knowledge and skills. You will gain comprehensive knowledge of essential sports medicine topics using hands on sessions to improve your care of patients in the clinic and athletes on the field. For more information, please visit

19-21 February 2020 — Iowa City, Iowa, USA

Advanced Practice Institute: Promoting Adoption of Evidence-Based Practice

This institute prepares nursing leaders to guide colleagues and teams in the integration of evidence-based knowledge into practice. Goals are to promote advanced skills of nursing and interprofessional leaders in the use of EBP models; develop leadership skills for facilitating completion of clinically relevant EBP projects; and to foster creative thinking, networking, and issue resolution in the EBP process.

24-25 February 2020 — Dubai, U.A.E.
We are excited about the possibilities and would love to get you involved at our event on February 24-25, 2020 We are glad to inform you that we are conducting a conference on "World summit on nursing and women health" held on February 24-25, 2020 in Dubai, UAE. For more information, visit

March 2020

5-6 March 2020 — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
8th Annual Lung Cancer Symposium: This two-day course is designed for healthcare professionals whose practices focus on the screening, diagnosis, management, and treatment of lung cancer using a multidisciplinary approach. This symposium is led by experts in the fields of Medical and Radiation Oncology, Surgery, Population Health, and Pulmonary Medicine.

Day one highlights advances in lung cancer screening and a health equity perspective to screening services. Day one concludes with a discussion of surgical approaches and immunotherapy for the practicing physician. Day two starts off with a scholarly discourse of oligometastases in lung cancer and MRI-Guided radiation. Day two will also engage you in lively, interactive case-based discussions, a mock tumor board, and critical deliberations on the state of current knowledge, clinical approaches, differential diagnoses, and management options for lung cancer. 

26-27 March 2020 — Los Angeles, California, USA
Our roles in healthcare call us to be moral agents, promoting beneficence in our care and interaction with others. This responsibility is complicated, as our agency necessitates commitments to many (patients, their families, society), our professional relationships within organizations, and our commitment to the goals and values of our professions. In a sense, we are double, and at times, triple agents who face competing obligations, and at times encounter limitations and obstacles as we try to meet them. If we feel caught in this bind, we must consider how to move beyond the idea of “fixing it,” which can trap us in narrowed perspectives. Our fast-paced environments and habituation to quick responses and timely reaction can also limit creativity and reflection in these moments. Yet it is in these instances, amidst the pressures, that we need to pause, to see the bigger picture and discern an ethical response. This process is not always graceful, but even if we blunder, reflection and debriefing teach us how we might respond differently in the future. The 2020 NNEC provides an opportunity to learn how to appreciate ethical humility, develop ethical competence, cultivate ethical cultures, and appreciate the complexity of being moral agents and acting in more well-informed and virtuous ways. For more information, visit 

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.

27 March 2020 — Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
Nurses in psychiatric-mental health settings and in non-psychiatric settings will find the content offered at this conference relevant to their practice. Other professionals may also find the content meaningful. Come to North Carolina for a late-winter break!

We are fortunate to feature Victoria Soltis-Jarrett, PhD, PMHCNS/NP-BC, FAANP, Carol Morde Ross Distinguished Professor of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing in the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. Our Keynote Speaker for the day, Dr. Soltis-Jarrett has devoted much of her extensive career to improving rural mental health care and integrating behavioral health into a variety of settings. 

Dr. Soltis-Jarrett will discuss “Advancing Whole Health Care is the Future: How Nurses and NPs Can Lead the Way in North Carolina," sharing her significant expertise in the topic of integrated care.

We are excited to have a number of other expert clinicians presenting other highly timely topics.

  • Deborah Shelton, PhD, RN, NE-BC, CCHP, FAAN and Ramesh Upadhyaya, MSN, MBA, RN, CRRN will address the mental health needs of individuals involved in the justice system.
  • Michael Baca-Atlas, MD will discuss the opioid epidemic, emphasizing the approaches used in medication-assisted treatment.
  • Debbie Granick, MPH, LCSW, PMHNP-BC will introduce participants to motivational interviewing.
  • Nancy Berson, MSW, LCSW will review trauma across the lifespan.
  • Annie Snyder, AA will present “Purpose in the Pain, Empathy=Empowerment.

Please see the website for more information:

April 2020

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.