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September 2019

30 September 2019 — Hong Kong, China

You are cordially invited to join the 7th Serena Yang Lecture entitled “Innovation in Nursing: Health Care Analysis & Embracing Change in Education, Research, and Practice” to be delivered by Professor Marion E Broome, Dean, and Ruby Wilson, Professor of Nursing of Duke University School of Nursing; Vice Chancellor for Nursing Affairs of Duke University; and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs for Nursing of Duke University Health System.

Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Venue: Cheung Kung Hai Conference Centre, G/F, William MW Mong Block, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Registration link:

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

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

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

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: or email

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

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,
Hotel Registration 1-800-222-8733, or Enter city of Ontario CA, and enter Group Code TAU. (Pulldown tab under "Add Special Rate Codes".)

12 October 2019 — Sacramento, California, USA

In it's 5th year, the annual Coalition for Health Equity Conference aims to improve health outcomes of Sacramento’s vulnerable populations. Speakers series and breakout sessions throughout the day will empower community members and healthcare providers by providing local resources and hands-on training. The conference, dedicated to health equity, will foster long-term partnerships between clinicians and the community. By bringing awareness to upstream determinants of health, we will ignite passion for advocacy and invoke policy change.

Following the conference will be a resource fair to learn and engage with organizations aimed at providing support to the community.

Time: 8am-3pm
Cost: FREE!
Schedule includes breakfast, speaker series, workshops, lunch, and resource fair.

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

19 October 2019 - Boston, Massachusetts, USA

This day-long meeting celebrates the world wide initiatives that promote nursing. The World Health Organization’s Executive board designated 2020 as "The Year of the Nurse & Midwife," in honor of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale. The NursingNow Campaign is a three-year effort (2018-2020) to improve health globally by raising the status of nursing. The National Academy of Medicine, Future of Nursing 2020-2030 charts a path for the nursing profession as leaders in developing a culture of health, reducing health disparities, and improving the health and well-being of the United States population in the 21st century. This event is co-sponsored by the Global Nursing Caucus and the MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health. For more information, visit

Specific objectives:

  1. Discuss the role of various organizations in the implementation of one or more of the initiatives and their impact on nurses.
  2. Analyze the different mediums by which nurses can best tell their stories.

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.

3 October 2019 — Cleveland, Ohio, USA

The 7th Annual Nursing Innovation Summit, held at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio, on 23 October 2019, is a chance to revolutionize healthcare through nursing innovation. The summit will provide continuing education credits, information helpful for Pathway to Excellence or Magnet journey, and opportunities for networking.

Speakers include:

Rebecca Love RN, BS, MSN, FIEL, nurse entrepreneur, inventor, TedX Speaker, and the first nurse featured on
Bonnie Clipper DNP, RN, the first vice president of innovation for the American Nurses Association.
Nurse innovators and nursing innovation champions, including several who have been featured in Johnson & Johnson commercials.
Nurses are frontline innovators.

All nurses, in any role, are invited to attend.

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

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

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!

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

6-8 November 2019 — Miami, Florida, USA

Miami Neuro Overview

This symposium will focus on recent advances in caring for neurology patients, stroke management, neuro-critical care, neuro-imaging, epilepsy, and movement disorders. The expert faculty will engage participants through complex cases, novel treatment strategies, and lively panel discussions.

Nurses are a crucial part of treatment and recovery of neuroscience patients. The Neuroscience Nursing Symposium offers a broad curriculum focusing on state-of-the-art evidence-based practices for nursing and other healthcare professionals who treat and care for neuroscience patients. The program will address the treatment and nursing care of the neuroscience patient from the emergency department through rehabilitation. The expert faculty will educate the audience about nursing issues related to neurological complications, hypothermia, stroke, epilepsy, rehabilitation, and pharmacologic management of neuroscience patients. The goal of the program is to share the most innovative and evidenced-based clinical practices that have been implemented and are available to optimize patient outcomes throughout all areas of neuroscience.

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

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

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


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

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.

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.

30-31 March 2020 — Kyoto, Japan

Coalesce Research Group is very glad to announce “World Nursing Care Congress” is going to be held during 30-31 March 2020 in Kyoto, Japan. The main theme of our conference is "Nursing Care at its Best: Proficient and Caring."

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:

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

June 2020

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!

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