Conferences & Professional Development,  Week of April 29 2015

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 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. 

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

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.

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