Conferences & Professional Development,  Week of March 18, 2015


April 2015

Greater Birmingham Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses Symposium, April 3


5th 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".


The National Council on Family Relations, April 16-17

Service Member to Civilian: A National Summit on Improving Transitions, April 16, 2015 - April 17, 2015, University of Alabama; Tuscaloosa, Alabama. How can we improve the transition from serving in the military to returning to civilian life? Share information, ideas, service models, and cutting edge translational research at this interdisciplinary summit. Local, state, and federal partners will use this conference to explore education, translational research, and employment dynamics to remove physical, mental, emotional, financial, employment and educational barriers.


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 askSONCE@uab.edu or call 205-975-2481 or RSVP here.


May 2015

2015 AlaSim International Conference & Exposition, May 5-7

The Alabama Modeling and Simulation Council (AMSC) announces the Call for Classified Briefings at AlaSim International 2014, May 5-7, 2015, at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) Shelby Center in Huntsville, Alabama, USA.  The session for classified briefings will be held on Tuesday, May 5 at the Shelby Center.  AlaSim is designed to showcase the breadth and depth of simulation activity in Alabama and to collect, document, display and discuss the current state of simulation technology throughout the world.

QSEN National Forum - May 26-28


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.


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. 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 Marie.barry@ana.org 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

National Sexual Health Conference 2015, July 13-14

The 2015 National SHC aims to create opportunities to share information, efforts, and best practices around sexual health across the lifespan by bridging the varied disciplines of education, advocacy, and clinical care, among others.  The conference is targeted to individuals across the range of sexual health including individuals in organizations involved in clinical care, education, reproductive health, HIV, STDs, LGBT healthcare, advocacy, policy development, hepatitis, and sexuality from birth to death. July 13-14, Keystone Colorado. 

INTERNATIONAL NETWORK FOR DOCTORAL EDUCATION IN NURSING, July 22-23

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

August 2015

Call for Proposals! Patient Engagement in Biomedical and Health Services Research, August 3-4

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in collaboration with the Mixed Methods International Research Association is hosting a two-day Mixed Methods International Research Association Regional conference focusing on Patient-Centered Mixed Methods Research; Patient Engagement in Biomedical and Health Services Research: A Pragmatic Mixed Methods Approach. August 3-4, 2015, San Antonio, Texas. For call for proposals follow this link to the conference.


October 2015

The International Nurses Society on Addictions, October 21-24- Call 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.

Association of Nurses in AIDS Care 2015, Sex, Drugs, and Living Well, October 29-31

ANAC is pleased to open the Call for Abstracts for ANAC2015:  Sex, Drugs & Living Well!  After nearly 20 years, ANAC returns to Chicago to host ANAC2015: Sex, Drugs & Living Well at the Chicago Hilton, October 29-31, 2015.  You are invited to submit an abstract and share your work and experiences with your colleagues at ANAC's Conference.


Have a Conference or Professional Development Opportunity you would like to have added? 
email Lauren Antia at lar@uab.edu