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2019

November 2019

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.

December 2019

6 December 2019 — Miami, Florida, USA

The Miami Brain Symposium will focus on state-of-the-art approaches in the management of primary and metastatic brain and spine tumors, along with an understanding of current standards of care as well as a look at future directions. For one full day this symposium will engage participants, as the expert faculty navigate through complex cases and novel treatment strategies and lively panel discussions.

9-10 December 2019 — Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

It gives us great pleasure to announce that the 9th Hong Kong International Nursing Forum cum 1st Greater Bay Area Nursing Conference, jointly organised by the School of Nursing of The University of Hong Kong and The University of Hong Kong - Shenzhen Hospital, will be held 9-10 December 2019 in HKU-Shenzehn Hospital, Shenzhen, China. The event, with the theme "Shaping the Future of Nursing through Specialisation," aims to bring together international and local leading authorities in nursing research, nursing education, and clinical practice to present and discuss their insights on the latest innovations and developments in nursing specialisation. For further information, please visit http://hknf.hku.hk.

2020

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.

February 2020

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 https://www.acsm.org/attend-connect/events-and-conferences/sports-medicine-essentials-(team-physician-course).

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.

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

27-28 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 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.

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 https://www.nurseledcare.org/events/item/621-conference-2020.html.

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

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 https://heart.episirus.org/2020-world-heart-cardiothoracic-surgery-conference.

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!