Nursing conferences not only provide you with a ton of different opportunities to learn about the latest breakthroughs and advancements in healthcare, but they can also be a lot of fun, too! You can attend lectures, participate in workshops, and socialize with other professionals in your industry.
If you are interested in developing your nursing skills, sharing best practices with nurses from other facilities, and offering the best care possible to your patients, then attending a nursing conference would be a must.
How A Nursing Conference Can Benefit You
Broaden Your Network
Healthcare professionals in every field and from all over the world gather at medical conferences. You can meet with speakers, panelists, and fellow attendees to share your ideas, learn from the best in the field, and make connections.
Get Up To Date With The Latest Best Practices
When you study, train, and work in the same community for years, it can start to feel a little routine. Breakthroughs and new developments in medicine and healthcare are happening every day. Nursing conferences expose you to different ways of thinking, as well as the latest innovations and developments in the field.
Earn Credits For Continuing Education
As you know, continuing education units (CEUs) are required to maintain your license. CEUs require that you are up to date with modern healthcare practices. Most conferences can provide up to 30 or more units, potentially enough to complete your CEU requirement for the year.
Advance Your Career
There are many ways in which attending a nursing conference can be a stepping stone for your career. First, you can network with future colleagues and learn about new work opportunities at the conference. Second, conferences can provide opportunities for certification, which can help you gain an advantage when applying for higher positions. Third, attending conferences will make you aware of the academic programs your peers are taking - like Laboure's RN to BSN program, for example.
Gain Holistic Knowledge
Many nurses have some specialty training, certification. Continuing education and training may be necessary to take on high-level positions, but it can also be incredibly meaningful and eye-opening to learn about another area of nursing. After all, you may learn something that you can apply immediately in your current position. . It may also inspire you to broaden your horizons further and explore a new career path!
List of New England Nursing Conferences in 2020
When: February 8, 2020
Where: Groton, Connecticut 06340, United States (Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa)
- Physicians - $125
- Nurses/PAs/Allied Health Professionals - $75
- Non-Yale Fellows/Residents/Students – $50
- Yale Fellows/Residents/Students – complimentary, online registration required
- Lawrence+Memorial Hospital affiliated physicians, mid-level providers – complimentary, online registration required
- Lawrence+Memorial Hospital Staff – complimentary, online registration required
- Exhibitor – $3,000
One day seminar featuring relevant and up-to-date topics in general cardiology and its subspecialties applicable to the practice of general internal medicine.
When: February 9, 2020 - February 11, 2020
Where: Stowe, Vermont, United States (The Lodge at Spruce Peak)
- Physician $525
- PA, NP, Nurse, etc. $425
- Residents and fellows $325
The course will provide practical approaches to common problems in hospital medicine informed by experts and the latest evidence.
When: February 28, 2020 - March 3, 2020
Where: Boston, Massachusetts (Boston Marriott Long Wharf)
Tickets: Price N/A
This five-day course will provide an authoritative update on the specialized clinical management of elderly patients in primary care practice. The program incorporates the knowledge and skills of many disciplines needed for effective management of medical, neurological and psychiatric illnesses in the aged.
When: April 30, 2020 - May 1, 2020
Where: Newton, MA (Boston Marriott)
Theme: The New England Regional Nurse Practitioner Conference features illustrations on basic EKG interpretation, suturing skills, adolescent case studies, advanced EKG interpretation, neurological exam and case studies, ENT disorders in the pediatric patient, and much more.
Tickets: Special rate $199 single/double
This 3-day conference includes timely keynote addresses as well as a variety of workshops, clinical sessions, poster presentations and industry exhibits designed to help nurse practitioners and other health care professionals develop and maintain expertise in the delivery of high quality care.
When: May 2, 2020 at 7:30am ET - May 3, 2020 at 5:00pm ET
Where: Aquidneck Avenue Middletown (Wyndham Newport Hotel & Conference Center)
Tickets: Price N/A
The Rhode Island School Nurse Teachers Association is the proud host of the upcoming New England School Nurse Conference. This year's theme is "Eyes on School Health: Vision of School Nursing 2020". Attending the conference will provide you with an amazing opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills as a professional school nurse.
Young Adults with Chronic Conditions: Optimizing Treatment and Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care
When: March 2, 2020 - March 4, 2020
Theme: Strategies, best practices, and tools for state-of-the-art care and transition of young adults with chronic conditions
Where: Cambridge, Massachusetts (Royal Sonesta Boston)
Tickets: Physicians $975 - Allied Health Professionals and Residents/Fellows $775
This course will provide education on state-of-the-art strategies, best practices and take-home tools (transition checklists, sample transition curricula, readiness assessments, transition plans and policies, up-to-date transition coding and reimbursement tip sheet) to optimize:
- Clinical approaches to the care of adolescents and young adults with chronic pain, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, IBD, sickle cell disease, HIV, rheumatic diseases, mental illness, substance use disorder, autism, intellectual & physical disabilities, epilepsy, spina bifida, childhood cancer survivors, and solid organ transplant recipients
- The transition of young adult patients with chronic conditions to—and acceptance of these patients into—adult primary and inpatient/subspecialty care: timing/timelines, communication with goal setting, multidisciplinary care integration, checklists, insurance considerations
When: March 6, 2020 - March 7, 2020
Where: Newton, Massachusetts (Boston Marriott Newton)
- Super Saver - $65 February 4, 2020
- Advanced - $80 February 20, 2020
- Last Chance - $95 March 5, 2020
- On-Site - $135 March 6-7, 2020
This two-day APPs Oncology Summit was designed to provide APPs with the latest evidenced-based strategies to optimize care and outcomes of patients with cancer. The summit - a collaborative effort of oncology advanced practice clinicians from different organizations - offers a unique opportunity for APPs from various healthcare teams to collaborate, learn from national faculty and each other sharing best practices on a range of issues related to the care of cancer patients.
The Steven J. Parker Memorial Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric Conference: Clinical Problems in Primary Care
When: March 6, 2020 - March 7, 2020
Where: Boston, Massachusetts (Boston University Charles River Campus, Metcalf Trustee Center Ballroom)
Tickets: Regular Rates MD/DO - $495.00
This conference will increase participants competency in the areas of patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism and systems-based practice.
Cutaneous Oncology: Melanoma & Beyond (an Interdisciplinary Approach for Beginners/Advanced Learners)
When: March 7, 2020
Where: Providence, Rhode Island 02903, United States (The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University)
- All Healthcare Professionals $100.00
- Students, Residents, Fellows $25.00
This integrated review is designed to provide the latest evidence on the detection and management of malignant melanoma and other skin cancers. Didactic lectures and interactive case presentations will increase knowledge and improve collaborative approaches to managing both common and complex cases.
When: March 27, 2020
Where: New Haven, Connecticut 06510, United States (Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale)
- Physician- $150
- Nurse/PA/Allied Health Professional- $75
- Non-Yale Resident/Fellow/Student†- $30
- Yale Resident/Fellow/Student†- Complimentary
- Comprehensive Epilepsy Center Nurses - complimentary
- Comprehensive Epilepsy Center Staff- complimentary
This symposium will provide participants with the tools to stay up-to-date on new advances in the treatment of epilepsy and related disorders, and will increase participants’ awareness of emerging diagnostic and therapeutic options.
When: March 31, 2020 - April 2, 2020
Where: Portland, Maine (Holiday Inn)
Theme: Critical Care
Tickets: Price N/A
American Association of Critical - Care Nurses (AACN) Horizons Conference is organized by American Association of Critical - Care Nurses (AACN) and will be held during Mar 31 - Apr 02, 2020 at Holiday Inn Portland-By The Bay, Portland, Maine, United States of America.
Addiction Research: From Molecules to Circuits to Treatment - 2nd Neurobiology of Drug Addiction Gordon Research Conference
When: August 16, 2020 - August 21, 2020
Where: Newry, Maine , United States (Grand Summit Hotel at Sunday River Resort)
Tickets: Price N/A
The conference focuses on presentations and discussions at the frontiers of addiction research. The scope of the lectures will be confined to basic and clinical studies involving addictive drugs (including alcohol) and the nervous system and will focus on mechanisms of compulsive drug use and relapse.
Conferences provide the perfect opportunity to update your knowledge, widen your network, and grow both personally and professionally.
By taking advantage of just one, two, maybe a handful of the literally hundreds of nursing conferences around the world, you can take your career to the next level. If you’re looking for options outside of conferences, consider taking a certification program or additional degree at a local college or university.
At Labouré College, we offer a variety of online and on-campus programs for RNs to earn a BSN, for other healthcare professionals to become an RN, or for any healthcare professional to specialize in fields like neurodiagnostics, radiation therapy, and more.