Virtual Professional Issues Conference
November 6, 2021

Theme & Outcomes

ANA-Illinois will offer an opportunity to expand the work of the Expert Panel on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the 2021 Professional Issues Conference in an effort to improve understanding and garner academic insight by showcasing the scholarly work of Illinois nurses.

The ANA–Illinois Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Expert Panel works to empower the nursing community: institutions, practitioners, leaders, students, staff, and faculty to eliminate health disparities due to intentional and unintentional discrimination, marginalization, and racism. Historically and systematically marginalized communities have included Black, Latinx, and indigenous populations of color, immigrant, LGBTQ+ population, older adults, people with disabilities, people with mental illness, rural populations, and others. Through a social justice lens in partnership with the communities we serve, it promotes a greater understanding of the global history of oppression and takes action to eliminate its contemporary effects within the nursing profession in Illinois.

To complement these efforts, the focus of this year’s Professional Issues Conference is Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. We are seeking podium and poster presentations that demonstrate the ability of nurses to influence and shape healthcare through excellence in these areas.

The overall conference learning outcome is:

Promote a greaterunderstanding of the global history of oppression and how to take action to eliminate its contemporary effects within the nursing profession in Illinois.

General Information

Submissions from all levels of practice and areas of expertise are encouraged. Abstracts undergo peer-review by members of the Program Committee. Please submit your abstract here. You are able to re-enter the system and make modifications or allow others to help you complete the submission. Please be sure to save your work as you move through the process.

Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.