When we first started building Nursology.net, one of the “sections” that we set out in the plan was a “future events” section. We all knew of a handful of conferences related to the development of nursing knowledge, but lo and behold – we have now discovered a grand total of twelve! And there could be more! If you have not yet browsed the impressive list of conferences, hover over “Future Events” on the main menu, and you can scroll down for an overview that includes locations and dates!
The first event of the year is the 50 Year Perspective conference at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, March 21-22, 2019. This conference will commemorate the very first nursing theory conferences held in 1968 and 1969 that resulted in a number of landmark articles published in Nursing Research – articles that remain a mainstay that launched a widespread effort to develop nursing’s disciplinary knowledge. The focus of the conference will be the disciplinary perspective of nursing, and the structure of nursing knowledge. Articles in the current issue of Advances in Nursing Science, Volume 42:1 provide a focus that will be a foundation for discussion at the conference – so whether you can attend or not, check out those articles to learn more!
From March on, we have roughly one event every month until the end of the year – occasionally more than one! Most of these are focused on one particular theoretic or philosophic focus, but are still of general interest for many nursologists! Many are accepting abstracts, so watch our sidebar “Due Dates” feature to keep up with these opportunities.
The November KING conference is a collaborative conference for everyone, featuring participation from a number of groups focused on the development of nursing knowledge – including:
- International Association of Human Caring
- International Caritas Consortium
- International Consortium of Parse Scholars
- Neuman Systems Model Trustees Group, Inc.
- Orem International Society
- Roy Adaptation Association
- Society for the Advancement of Modeling and Role Modeling
- Society of Rogerian Scholars
- Transcultural Nursing Society
- Watson Caring Science Institute
Abstracts for this Collaborative conference are not due until May 1st — so consider this great opportunity now!
The (and one) conference is the annual Nursing Journal Editors (INANE) conference in July 30 – August 2 in Reno, Nevada – an event that welcomes all of those interested in and participating in the process of editing and producing nursing literature. The conference this year features a day-long workshop for new editors and those who want to pursue a journal editing career!
The opportunities abound! If you cannot participate in person, watch Nursology.net for reports and resources from each of these events! If you know of an event that we have not yet listed, please let us know! After each event concludes, we will move the conference “page” to our “history” section and add reports, papers, photos and videos that the conference planners provide for archiving. By keeping an eye on these important resources, you can benefit from being informed of the important outcomes and advances that will be sure to enrich our discipline!