American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference Call for Abstracts – Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: Inspiring Leadership Every Day

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The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) is now accepting abstracts for presentation at the APNA 30th Annual Conference, October 19-22, 2016 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut. Submissions will be accepted through March 7, 2016.

APNA Annual Conference Call for Abstracts

APNA Annual Conference Call for Abstracts now open.

I encourage my colleagues to share their expertise to build our psychiatric-mental health nursing knowledge base and publicize the myriad ways nurses take the lead every day.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Annual Conference offers a platform for nurses in the psychiatric-mental health field to discuss and publicize innovative developments in practice, new original research, and important updates on clinical topics. Bringing together psychiatric-mental health nurses from across the globe each year, the conference program offers high caliber continuing education that spans psychiatric-mental health nursing administration, education, practice, research, and more. This year’s theme, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: Inspiring Leadership Every Day, highlights the exciting changes that psychiatric-mental health nurses pioneer across health care every day.

Advanced Practice Nurses, RNs, and other health care professionals are invited to submit abstracts to be considered for presentation at this year’s Annual Conference, which will be held October 19-22, 2016 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut. APNA is seeking abstract proposals for pre-conferences, concurrent sessions, mini-concurrent sessions and poster presentations. All submissions must be completed online by March 7, 2016 at 11:59pm Eastern Time.

“Nurses are again rated our nation’s most trusted profession, which presents a powerful opportunity for us to inspire change in how mental health care is delivered in our country,” says APNA President Mary Ann Nihart, MA, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC. “I encourage my colleagues to share their expertise to build our psychiatric-mental health nursing knowledge base and publicize the myriad ways nurses take the lead every day.”

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
  • Leadership
  • 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

Submissions will undergo peer review by the APNA Scholarly Review Committee. Those selected for presentation at the conference will provide continuing nursing education contact hours. Recordings of presentations may be made available online following the conference, providing presenters with an enduring presence and broad exposure.

Several options are also available to organizations interested in participating in the APNA 30th Annual Conference, including industry-sponsored symposia, sponsorship and advertising opportunities, promotional product theaters, and exhibits in the Exhibit Hall. Visit http://www.apna.org/AnnualConference for more information.

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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.

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