Conferences & Professional Development, August 27 2014

September 2014 

RightCare Alliance Young Innovator Grants, applications due on September 12, 2014

Rethink. Reinvent. Renew Medical Education. Apply now for the RightCare Young Innovator Grant Program. Why Apply? Do you want to inspire clinicians to rethink the way they care for patients? Do you want to improve medical training so we do more for our patients without doing too much to our patients? Harms from overtesting, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment are more recognized now than ever before, but too often medical training does not give trainees the tools they need to prevent them. The RightCare Alliance’s Young Innovator Grant Program provides funding for students, residents, and junior faculty to pilot programs that teach trainees to recognize and avoid overuse, build more meaningful relationships with patients, and provide ethical, compassionate care. You could receive up to $7,000 to cover project expenses, conference travel, and participation in a national RightCare Leadership Training.

6th Annual EBP Research Conference, September 15

"Enhancing Value Based Care:Translating Evidence & Generating New Knowledge", Ochsner Health System, New Orelans.  for more info email

The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, National State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, September 18-20, 2014

Call for abstracts! Papers, posters, and symposia will be selected that best exemplify the state of nursing science in the particular area. Only abstracts derived from completed research will be accepted. Abstracts should clearly specify how the work contributes to the current state of nursing science.

October 2014

The HIV and Aging: From Mitochondria to the Metropolis, October 2-3

The HIV and Aging: From Mitochondria to the Metropolis conference will serve as a translational science meeting to address the basic science, clinical, and socio-behavioral aspects of Aging with HIV/AIDS. This conference will afford you the opportunity to: Hear from internationally-recognized HIV and Aging experts along with representatives from NIH, VA, and other funding agencies; Showcase your posters focused on Aging and/or HIV; Network with leading scientists, educators, and clinicians working in the fields of gerontology and HIV-related studies.  The conference will be held on-campus at the Margaret Spain Auditorium. For more information please contact Debra Stuckey at

Alabama Organization of Nurse Executives Leadership Conference, October 10, 7:30-4:00

Navigating the Future: Nursing Leadership 2020, objectives of the conference are  to disseminate the latest concepts in nursing leadership,to identify opportunities for nurse leaders to increase knowledge in special interest areas, to provide opportunities to increase nurse leader’s knowledge in current patient quality and safety care, and to provide opportunities for collaboration and networking among nurse leaders.  For more infomation please contact or

Second Annual Nursing Innovation Summit, October 20

The second annual Cleveland Clinic Nursing Innovation Summit will give nurses and all attendees the unique opportunity to learn the concepts behind inventions and innovations that enhance nursing practice and patient care. Participants will be provided with the education and resources needed to foster innovative thinking that can be directly applied to the development of new or improved nursing technologies and processes. Find out more and register online at

Alabama Perinatal Conference, October 24

SAVE THE DATE  Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Perinatal Care October 24, 2014 UAB National Alumni Society House, 1301 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL. Registration and Syllabus available online.

StarCall for Proposals, 2014 Lifetime of Learning Conference, October 24

Alabama Possible invites college and university faculty members, administrators, and students from our Higher Education Alliance members and their community partners to submit presentation proposals for the 2014 Lifetime of Learning Conference.

The International Council of Nurses Call for Abstracts- Due by October 7, 2014                        

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.


Association of Nurses in AIDS Care 2014 Conference, November 5-8
This year's Conference includes an Advanced Practice Track specifically designed to address the learning needs of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners, and topics include pharmacotherapeutics and primary care of people living with HIV across the lifespan. The Conference agenda also includes a range of panel discussions, including presentations on the role of  faith-based communities in HIV prevention, testing and care; the HIV epidemic in the Caribbean and the HIV epidemic in Latino and Hispanic populations. Any Questions?  call 330-670-0101 or email

International Nursing Administration Research Conference Pioneering through Chaos:Leadership for a Changing World November 12-15, 2014

Navigating the changing landscape in healthcare delivery is inextricably interwoven with leadership competencies at all levels and across all systems. The 2014 INARC Conference will provide nurse educators, executives, administrators, clinical leaders and researchers with new knowledge and skills to navigate through the chaos of today’s healthcare systems in areas such as predictive analyses, business intelligence, service on boards, working across care transitions, and a new mindset to support evolving role expectations in nursing. Sponsors for the 2014 INARC conference are CGEAN, Texas Health Resources, Texas Organization of Nurse Executives and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

StarFirst Annual Palliative Care Conference:Moments of Life: Making them count, November 21

Presented by The Central Alabama Hospice and Palliative Nursing Association (HPNA)   with Dr. Sam Perna, Dr. Heather Herrington, Attorney Bill Nolan and Chaplain Craig Greer presenting. Contact hours, breakfast and handouts provided. Friday, November 21, 2014, MCSA UAB Hospital, 7:30AM-1:00 PM. For questions contact Ami Goodnough  via email ( or Jackie Palmore via email ( or at 205-975-0826. Early registration by Friday November 7th  $25, At the door $30.  Registration form here.

December 2014

7th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation: Transforming Health Systems to Optimize Individual and Population Health, December 8-9

Abstract Submission Deadline: August 8, 2014. Abstracts are encouraged for 3 types of scientific sessions: Individual Oral Presentations, Panels, and Poster Sessions. Descriptions of each type of session and instructions for submission are provided below. The goal of these sessions is to stimulate interactions among researchers and experts in the field. Therefore, the sessions will be structured and executed in order to optimize interaction and networking among conference participants.


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

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