Geriatric Nursing, Education & Simulation Conference CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Abstract Submission Deadline: September 15, 2008

International Conference: April 2-3, 2009

Presented by UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing and Flinders University School of Nursing and Midwifery, Adelaide, South Australia

Nurse educators, clinicians and administrators are invited to submit abstracts to present at this international conference designed to integrate clinical simulation, including the use of a human patient simulator, into teaching and training at all levels of nursing education and patient care. The conference will incorporate issues related to a range of environments, including classrooms, hospitals and long term care facilities. Presentations will focus on innovative, cutting-edge learning modules using simulations, scripted cases, online and distance learning. Conference organizers will accept 40 paper presentations and 15 poster abstracts after peer-review.

An innovative feature of the conference will include Hands-On Rotation using the human patient simulator, with customized geriatric cases, led by Carol Durham, EdD (c), RN, director of the Clinical Education Resource Center and the Center for Geriatric Clinical Simulations. Durham is considered one of the leading international experts on clinical simulations in teaching and training.

Abstract Guidelines:

  • Center the title of the abstract in 16 pt. Times Roman Bold Face, cap/lower case type at the top of the page.
  • List each author with name, credentials, affiliation, employer, city, state, country, contact address, e-mail address, telephone number and fax number for each author below the title.
  • Indicate the contact author.
  • Describe innovative research or programs involving simulation using a maximum of 250 words, in 12 pt. Times Roman font and send via email as an MS Word attachment.
  • Notice of Acceptance will be sent via e-mail by November 30, 2008.
  • Invited presenters must accept or decline no later than December 15, 2008.
  • Presenters much register for the conference no later than January 10, 2009.

This international conference will be held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA. The season of spring in North Carolina is resplendent with blooming dogwoods, the sweet aroma of pine and temperate weather. It is a perfect time to visit.

For more information, contact Carolyn Davenport, BSN, project coordinator, “Improving the Nursing Care of Acutely Ill Elders,” a Health Resources and Services Administration DHHS Grant No. D62-HP01913, at (919) 966-0725, or


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