Conferences & Professional Development,  July 2015

July 2015

NINR’s Big Data in Research Symptoms Methodologies Boot Camp, July 20-24

This free, one-week intensive research training course will cover a number of topics relevant to using Big Data in research. The Boot Camp, part of the NINR Symptom Research Methodologies Series, will take place July 20-24, 2015, in Bethesda, MD, on the NIH Campus. Registration will close when the course is full, so register early.  “Big Data is an exciting and timely topic for NINR’s Research Methodologies Boot Camp,” said NINR Director Dr. Patricia Grady. “Investigators need the tools to tap into the large, complex, and diverse health datasets being generated, particularly with the advent of genomics. This boot camp will help enable participants to locate, analyze, and apply Big Data to symptom science research. The translation of Big Data in research into clinical practice has the potential to improve health and health care.”  NINR’s Big Data in Research Symptoms Methodologies Boot Camp features guest speakers, classroom discussion, and hands-on training with real-world Big Data. The speakers in this course will include nationally and internationally known Big Data experts from NIH and universities across the country. For the course agenda, please visit Graduate students, faculty, and clinicians who are citizens or permanent U.S. residents may register. Boot Camp is open to all disciplines; you do not have to be a nurse scientist to participate. For more information or to register, please visit


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

EXHALE 2015 Conference, July 31-August 1

Exahale (Experiencing Hopefulness amidst life’s experiences) is a two-day conference July 31-August 1, 2015, on Samford’s campus featuring dynamic speakers, helpful programs, and care for those experiencing burnout in their lives. The conference will feature national speaker Dr. Scott Morris, M.D., M.Div., CEO of Church Health Center, Memphis, TN, and programs on self-care and harmony in caregiving. CE’s provided for Registered Nurses, Social Workers, and Chaplains$50.00 for CE Credits (7.5 hours RN), $25.00 for laity, and $10.00 for students. SPACE IS LIMITED: Register EARLY. To register: Contact Debbie Duke @205-726-4451 or

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.

September 2015

2015 National DNP Conference - September 16-18

8th Annual National DNP Conference Seattle, “How to be a Better DNP in 3 days” September 16-18, 2015, Renaissance Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA. The learning outcome/purpose of this conference is to enable the learner to explore practice techniques in order to enhance effectiveness and improve health care outcomes through doctoral prepared practice.

ASPMN 2015 Conference - September 16-19

American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN) 25th National Conference; “Honoring our Past, Building our Future” September 16-19, 2015, Atlanta Marquis, Atlanta, Georgia. The target audience for the 25th National Conference includes registered nurses and advanced practice nurses practicing in pain management, as well as nursing faculty and nursing students with an interest in pain management. Click here to see this year's program.

APHON Annual Conference, September 17-19

Association of Pediatric Hemotology/Oncology Nurses Annual Conference, September 17-19 in Providence, RI. APHON is committed to excellence in pediatric hematology/oncology nursing practice. This is accomplished by members and colleagues teaching one another current trends and new information, as well as learning from and sharing previous experiences. The conference is designed for pediatric and adolescent and young adult (AYA) hematology/oncology nurses and allied healthcare professionals who wish to explore ways to enhance their practice. Expanded hematology offerings at this conference aim to provide an in-depth knowledge base and understanding of the principles of caring for patients with hematologic disorders. Educational sessions that focus on research, clinical, management, and psychological issues are offered at general, intermediate, and advanced levels. These sessions are designed to provide attendees with the knowledge and support to enable them to influence pediatric and AYA hematology/oncology nursing and allied healthcare practice.

October 2015

The International Nurses Society on Addictions, October 21-24

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.

Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center 4th Annual Symposium - October 22-23

Inflammation and Cardiovascular Disease, with the William W. Featheringill Keynote Lecture: Charles N. Serhan, PhD, Director, Center for Experimental Therapeutics and Reperfusion Injury, Brigham and Women's Hospital, The Simon Gelman Professor of Anaesthesia (biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology) Harvard Institutes of Medicine  October 22-23, 2015, Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa

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.

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