Conferences & Professional Development,  Week of February 25, 2015


March 2015


Alabama Council of Administrators of Professional Nursing Education Program Conference, March 6

"Building Bridges:  Classroom and Clinical Tools for a Variety of Learners" ACAPNEP Spring 2015 Conference For Nurse Educators March 6, 2015, Troy University in Montgomery; Whitley Hall, Gold Room 2nd Floor Auditorium, 231 Montgomery Street. Conference Speaker: Michele Deck, MEd, RN, BSN, LCCE, FACCE, C.E.O. GAMES/Tool Thyme for Trainers. Sponsor: Alabama Council of Administrators of Professional Nursing Education Programs (ACAPNEP).  Questions?  Contact Dr. Rhonda McLain at rho211@uab.edu


The Minority Cancer Survivorship Symposium, March 13-14, 2015

The 2015 inaugural symposium will focus on African American cancer survivors, and is a one-of-a-kind forum for researchers, health care professionals, and minority cancer survivors to share the latest innovative research in the field. The Minority Cancer Survivorship Symposium will move beyond documenting disparities to advancing the science on improving survivorship and quality of life in minority cancer survivors. The symposium will be held immediately preceding the 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO). The Minority Cancer Survivorship Symposium will be held March 13-14, 2015, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. RSVP here!


Alabama League for Nursing, March 13

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.


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

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

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

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