Conferences & Professional Development,  Week of January 26, 2015

January 2015

Genetics and Genomics in Clinical Research Genomics Immersion Course, January 26th -30th, 2015

This course will review the principles, major technologies, and experimental approaches in genetics and genomics through both lectures and hands-on activities. Course will be taught by Department of Genetics and HudsonAlpha faculty. January 26th -30th, 2015, 7:15 am-11: 15 am Location: Edge of Chaos, 1700 University Blvd. 4th floor. Cost; $50 - Faculty, $25 -Post-Doc, $10 - Students. Please save your spot by emailing Shaila Handattu at

February 2015

Birmingham Black Nurses Association & The Alabama Organ Center Open House, February 2

BBNA’s 2015 Open House and Membership Drive Theme “Giving Back and Paying Forward”. Keynote Speaker, Terri Poe, DNP,RN, NE-BC, Chief Nursing Officer UAB Hospital, Monday, February 2, 2015 from 5:30-8:00PM- West Pavilion Conference Center E-UAB.  For more information contact, Gwendolyn Parker  Chairperson

Greater Birmingham Chapter American, Association of Critical Care Nurses, Call for Proposals: 2015 Nursing Symposium

The Greater Birmingham Chapter Nursing Symposium will be held at the Birmingham Marriott (Grandview) in Birmingham, Alabama on February 20th, 2015. The symposium is a held annually with participation of around 75 nurses each year. Evaluations of this symposium continue to be excellent and it has earned a great reputation. The program committee seeks proposals that reflect state-of-the-art information in critical and acute care as well as leadership topics that introduce future trends. Speakers should be experts on the topics that they present and should incorporate the most recent research and advances in practice. Content should relate to the development of competence, proficiency, and excellence in these specific areas of nursing practice. Proposals are encouraged from health professionals in all disciplines.  Program information form and AACN CNE Bio data form.

The Southern Nursing Research Society Conference, February 25-28

The 29th SNRS Annual Conference, "Conducting Research in Difficult Times: Come Revitalize your Research Spirit."  is hosted by the University of South Florida College of Nursing. February 25 - 28, 2015, at the Saddlebrook Resort, in Wesley Chapel, Florida. 

March 2015

Alabama League for Nursing - Call for Abstracts! Due February 6

The Annual Alabama League for Nursing meeting is scheduled for Friday, March 13, 2015, and will be held at the Rosewood Hall in Homewood, AL. Abstracts are now being accepted for poster presentations. Deadline for submissions is Friday Feb 6, 2015. Preference will be given to posters focusing on nursing education research or innovation.

6th Annual Global Health Conference, Invitation to Participate

Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) invites all persons wishing to report original research, innovative projects or novel programs related to global health to submit abstracts to be considered for presentation. The conference will be held in Boston, MA, March 26-28 2015.

April 2015

5th Annual Comparative Effectiveness Research Center, 2015 Symposium April 145th Annual Comparative Effectiveness Research Center, 2015 Symposium April 14

This year's theme is Methods in Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) and Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER). Presentation and Breakout Discussions to Include: "Innovative CER Methods, Including Stakeholder Engagement", "Leveraging Electronic Resources and Health IT to Build a CER Infrastructure", "CER & Rural Populations", "Implementing CER Findings in Safety Net Clinics", & "CER & Older Populations".For those interested in presenting during the poster presentations session, please submit your abstracts for review to Rachel Lamp no later than Monday, March 2nd. April 14 at Washington University, St. Louis.

Save the Date!  19th World Congress on Distaster and Emergency Medicine, April 21-24, 2015, Cape Town, South Africa

UAB SON Office of Professional Development - Leadership Practices for Quality and Safety Conference, April 30-May 1

This interactive workshop is designed to enhance leadership practices for quality and safety. The workshop focuses on developing authentic leaders, practice environments, teamwork, and interprofessional collaborative relationships conducive to quality and safety. For more information contact Becky Wakefield or call 205-975-2481 or RSVP here.

May 2015

QSEN National Forum - May 26-28 Call for Abstracts

The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) National Forum is designed to attract nursing leaders in academia and practice to share, innovations in curricular design and teaching strategies,research related to education in academia and practice,clinical innovations and research in practice related to the QSEN competencies of patient-centered care, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety, teamwork, and informatics.To present papers or posters, submit abstracts online from September 15 to December 30, 2014.

The 4th Annual Global TeleHealth 2015 Conference for Peer Reviewed and Applied Learning, May 29, 30

Open to all academic, healthcare, health informatics and telehealth professionals from Canada and around the world.

June 2015

Association of Clinicians for the Underserved - 2015 Annual Conference & Workforce Forum, June 1-3

The 2015 Annual Conference & Workforce Forum will bring clinical leaders and top government officials together in Washington DC to focus on improving access to care and the latest cutting edge quality improvement initiatives for clinicians.  The Annual Conference & Workforce Forum will feature topics reflecting the unique aspects of delivering care to underserved populations. June 1-3, Alexandria, VA. 

Register to Attend the AANP 2015 National Conference! June 9-14

You are invited to join your colleagues June 9-14 at the AANP 2015 National Conference in New Orleans in celebration of 50 years of nurse practitioners.  The star-studded opening general session on Wednesday, June 10, features Grammy award winner Naomi Judd, "Speaking from the Heart" on her years as a registered nurse – years that helped prepare her for the extraordinary life she has led and the life lessons she has learned. Enlightened by her unique experience, Ms. Judd will share her thoughts on health care today as we celebrate the impact NPs are having in advancing access to care and improving patients' lives. Overflowing with excitement and opportunity, the AANP 2015 National Conference is certain to be one of our most memorable. Featuring two days dedicated to workshops on Tuesday, June 9, and Sunday, June 14, the conference includes: 260 sessions, 43 skill enhancing workshops, Up to 37.75 contact hours of continuing education (includes all sessions Tuesday – Sunday), An exhibit hall filled with the latest products and services for NPs and NP students, Register early for the best selection of workshops and sessions! Workshops have limited seating and fill very quickly.

AcademyHealth 2015 Annual Research Meeting, June 14-16

For more than 30 years, AcademyHealth's Annual Research Meeting (ARM) has been the premier forum for health services research, where more than 2,400 attendees gather to discuss health policy implications, sharpen research methods, and network with colleagues from around the world.

The International Council of Nurses, June 19-23        

The ICN Conference to be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, June 19-23, 2015. With the theme "Global Citizen, Global Nursing," the ICN 2015 Conference will provide a global platform for the dissemination of nursing knowledge and leadership across specialities, cultures and countries.  Topics areas include; research and expertise on how to provide quality care, improve populations' equity and access to health care or contribute to further advance nursing knowledge and practice. Please do not hesitate to contact Marie Barry at if you have any questions.

Second Annual Inclusion Institute: Valuing the Culture of Women, June 29 & 30 in Orlando

The goal of the conference is to exchange knowledge, expertise, research, challenges and successes in addressing issues related to women and develop strategies for integrating the cultural values and beliefs of women into healthcare. Who should attend? Primary Care Providers, Nurses, Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Students, Educators, Researchers, and Non-Profit Community Based Agencies.

July 2015

INTERNATIONAL NETWORK FOR DOCTORAL EDUCATION IN NURSING, Call for Abstracts from INDEN Members, Abstracts must be submitted by February 21, 2015.

The INDEN Board of Directors and Conference Planning Committee are pleased to invite abstracts from members of INDEN for paper presentations at its biennial conference to be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The abstracts should address one or more of the conference objectives, listed below. The submissions may be research studies, educational innovations that have been undertaken, or proposed ideas for the future, and should have clear international dimensions or implications. Projects presented should have been completed and should have evaluative components, where feasible. Presentations are a total of 45 minutes with 30-35 minutes to present and 10-15 minutes for questions. Biennial Conference, July 22-23 2015 San Juan, Puerto Rico

October 2015

The International Nurses Society on Addictions- Call for Abstracts! Due March 30Call for Abstracts!  Due March 30

IntNSA invites you to submit an abstract for a symposium, oral presentation and/or poster session at the 39th Annual Educational Conference to be held at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, October 21-24, 2015 in Charlotte, NC.

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