The ANA-Illinois Professional Issues Conference will be held Saturday, November 4, 2023, at the Carle Forum in Urbana, Illinois.
In 2022, we started a tradition of adopting a theme for the year. The theme would align with our mission and vision and help set the tone of our work for the year. Our theme for 2023 is “Human First, Nurse Second .”The message is a reminder to every nurse, our families, colleagues, and the public for whom nurses provide care that nurses are human beings with all the feelings and emotions that come from being human. This simple truth is easy to forget as nurses as we push ourselves to do more for our patients in times of crisis and during staffing shortages. For our families, friends, and the public, please have compassion for the nurses you love and the nurses who are there for you when you are most vulnerable. We are nurses; we are your advocates; we are often your last line of defense. Our code of ethics guides us as we do our very best to advocate for you and ensure that you have the best health care available at the moment. But please never forget; we also become stressed when pulled in multiple directions; we are human. We also feel pain, humiliation, and sorrow; we are human. We, too, have a breaking point; we are human. Let’s remember we are “Human first, Nurse Second .”We must learn to take care of ourselves and build systems that protect, shield, and support us so that we can take care of all the people who depend on us.
Professional Issues Conference Purpose
The conference aims to facilitate discussions regarding issues relevant to nurses in various clinical, academic, and leadership roles. To align with our theme of the conference is “Human First, Nurse Second .”We are seeking presenters who can speak to any of the following areas:
- Finding balance in your professional and personal lives
- Innovations that reduce burnout and improve retention
- Tactics that improve nurse empowerment at the bedside
- Violence prevention methods and training for healthcare
- Compassion and Empathy in Nursing Practice
- Work Environment Challenges
We are also seeking graduate students interested in sharing their projects and research with the attendees. Please submit an abstract for our virtual poster presentation on Evidence-Based Practice, clinical research, and quality improvement projects. Of particular interest are abstracts related to the conference’s purpose and theme, as well as innovative EBP projects or topics.
POSTER ABSTRACTS WILL OPEN JUNE 1 & WILL CLOSE AUGUST 1.
The abstract submission deadline is 6/30/2023. Presenters will receive a complimentary registration for the conference and a $250 honorarium.
To submit your presentation abstract, please go to SUBMIT A PROPOSAL