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STTI selects Melbourne, Australia, for the 29th International Nursing Research Congress in 2018

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) has announced it will host its 29th International Nursing Research Congress from 19-23 July 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. STTI conducts its annual congress in different cities around the world to be close to members and showcase host locations in each of the organization’s seven global regions.

In Melbourne, congress attendees will have the opportunity to connect and engage with more than 800 nurse researchers, students, clinicians, and leaders focused on evidence-based research, all while experiencing the tastes and wonders of the Land Down Under. 

STTI will post a call for abstracts shortly after the conclusion of the 28th International Nursing Research Congress this July in Dublin, Ireland. Abstract deadlines and registration information for the 2018 event will be available soon.

About STTI

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 135,000 active members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others. STTI’s roughly 500 chapters are located at approximately 695 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at


STTI’s International Leadership Institute offers leadership programs, mentoring opportunities, and career development resources designed to enhance leadership skills, individual abilities, and talents. The STTI International Leadership Institute administers academies and mentoring programs in maternal-child health, board leadership, gerontologic nursing leadership, leadership development, and nurse faculty leadership.


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