American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference: 2014 Call for Abstracts - Building Connections: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Perspectives

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) is calling for abstracts to be presented at the APNA 28th Annual Conference, October 22-25, 2014 in Indianapolis, IN. Submissions will be accepted until March 4, 2014.

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APNA 28th Annual Conference Save the Date

APNA 28th Annual Conference Save the Date

Advanced practice nurses, RNs, and psychiatric mental health professionals are encouraged to submit abstracts to be considered for presentation at the APNA 28th Annual Conference.

Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) January 16, 2014

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association invites psychiatric mental health nurses and behavioral health professionals to submit abstracts to be considered for presentation at the American Psychiatric Nurses Association 28th Annual Conference. The conference will be held October 22-25, 2014 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Indiana, and will offer more than three days of continuing nursing education and networking. As the premiere event for psychiatric-mental health nursing, the APNA Annual Conference is one of the largest gatherings of psychiatric-mental health nurses in the US and offers a high caliber program addressing the most current and relevant topics in nursing and mental health.

Advanced practice nurses, RNs, and psychiatric mental health professionals are encouraged to submit abstracts to be considered for presentation at the conference as podium sessions (2-hour, 45-minute, or 20-minute formats) or poster presentations. Abstracts which are original, innovative, and contribute to the scholarly practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing are preferred. The APNA Scholarly Review Committee will conduct a peer review of all submissions, rating each based upon clarity, completeness, and quality of work. Abstracts must be submitted online by March 4, 2014 at 11:59 EST. For more information and to submit an abstract, visit http://www.apna.org/CallforAbstracts.

Suggested topics for abstract submissions include but are not limited to:

  • Addictions / Substance Use
  • Administration
  • Advanced Practice
  • Child and Adolescent
  • Complimentary & Alternative Therapy
  • Continuing Education
  • Cultural Issues
  • Emergency/Disaster Preparedness
  • Emergency Departments
  • eTools / Electronic Health Records
  • Forensic
  • Graduate Education
  • Inpatient
  • Integrated Physical & Mental Health Care
  • LGBT Issues
  • Men’s Health
  • Military / Issues Related to Returning Service Members
  • Older Adults
  • Outpatient
  • Pharmacology
  • Private Practice
  • Psychotherapy
  • Recovery
  • Research
  • RN-PMH Practice
  • Safety
  • Undergraduate Education
  • Violence
  • Women’s Health

Abstracts presented at the conference will provide continuing nursing education contact hours to attendees. In addition, recordings of many presentations will be published online in the APNA eLearning Center for CNE credit following the conference. This will provide presenters with an enduring presence online and enable them to reach an even wider audience across the globe.

Interested organizations also have the opportunity to participate in the APNA 28th Annual Conference through a variety of channels, including Industry-sponsored symposia, various sponsorship options, promotional product theaters, and exhibits in the Exhibit Hall. Visit http://www.apna.org/AnnualConference for more options.

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The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is a national professional membership organization committed to the specialty practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing and wellness promotion, prevention of mental health problems and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders. APNA’s membership is inclusive of all psychiatric mental health registered nurses including associate degree, baccalaureate, advanced practice (comprised of clinical nurse specialists and psychiatric nurse practitioners), and nurse scientists and academicians (PhD). APNA serves as a resource for psychiatric mental health nurses to engage in networking, education, and the dissemination of research.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.