Annual Conference

2017 Annual Conference Information

The call for abstracts is now open. Click here to submit.

Please note that this is a brand new, updated system this year! Therefore, all individuals will have to create a new username and password.

Deadline for Abstract Submission: August 2, 2017
Deadline for Student Poster Submission: December 5, 2017


The association is basing our 2018 abstract selection on the topics of interest as outlined in the member defined NACNS Research Agenda.

Topics of interest include: 

  • Clinical Practice Application (e.g., patient-centered outcomes, reduction in complications, comparative effectiveness projects, non-disease specific phenomena);
  • Healthcare System (e.g., delivery, services, costs, safety, nurse-sensitive indicators);
  • Healthcare Policy (e.g., scope of practice, regulation, prescriptive authority);
  • Health Promotion (e.g., wellness management, disease management, symptom management, quality of life, functional status, medications and other therapeutics);
  • Education (e.g., healthcare provider/students, patients, families, populations [vulnerable, unique], communities);
  • Palliative Care Across the Lifespan

Presentation Options

The call for abstracts covers four different types of presentations:  individual podium; symposium; clinical management lecture and poster presentations. All abstract submissions should reflect the conference theme: Putting the Pieces Together: Clinical Nurse Specialists Bridging the Gaps in Healthcare.

Download the 2018 Call for Abstracts

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