Call for Abstracts IFNC13

LATE BREAKING Abstract Submissions

Deadline Tuesday, February 28, 2017

To accommodate the unexpected number of international colleagues who wish to submit late-breaking abstracts and who may need time for abstract translation to English, the deadline for abstract submission has been extended to February 28th

If your work is a novel contribution to family nursing practice, education, or research,

If your data are now available to include in an abstract,

If your methods reflect an emerging and cutting edge approach,

We welcome you to submit an abstract for a poster or oral presentation for the 13th International Family Nursing Conference, ‟Improving The Art and Science of Family Nursing: Transforming Health for Families,” to be held Wednesday, June 14 – Saturday, June 17, 2017. The conference will be held in Pamplona, Spain on the Universidad de Navarra campus.

No extensions can be granted due to the need for a quick turnaround time for the abstract review process.

The Objectives for the conference are:


  1. To offer creative educational strategies that address both the art and science of family nursing.
  2. To highlight leadership and excellence in family nursing education that promotes the health of families around the globe.
  3. To promote collaboration in family nursing education across the contexts of practice, education, research and innovation.


  1. To identify opportunities and strategies for family nursing practice responsiveness to contemporary social issues affecting families, such as the refugee crisis, poverty, discrimination, and global conflict.
  2. To examine strategies for family nursing practice that build on current research and technology to promote the health of families.
  3. To discuss the development, implementation, refinement, and evaluation of family nursing practice, particularly focused on attention to identification of the family outcomes of family nursing practice to advance the practice of family nursing worldwide.


  1. To highlight research that focuses on the challenges for transforming family health and family care worldwide.
  2. To provide a forum for dialogue around major conceptual and methodological issues facing family researchers worldwide.
  3. To connect researchers, clinicians, and educators in conversations that support innovative global partnerships around the art and science of family nursing.


  1. To examine the role of policy in addressing the challenges affecting contemporary families and increasing family engagement in health care.
  2. To identify strategies for increased participation of family nurses in policy development at the local, national, and international level.
  3. To highlight opportunities to enhance family health and meet emerging challenges globally.

As reflected in the conference theme, “The Art and Science of Family Nursing: Transforming Health for Families” the conference will provide an opportunity to network and create collaborations among nursing and interdisciplinary researchers, clinicians, and educators. Attendees will have ample opportunities to learn about recent advances in the field and share their work and ideas with others who are committed to the advancement of family health and family care. With an eye to the future, the conference will emphasize global issues related to family health.

Call for abstracts for oral and poster presentations:
Presentations that demonstrate state of the science family related research, education, and evidence-based practice projects are invited. Presenters are expected to provide information, strategies, and/or tools relevant to family researchers, educators, and/or clinicians to advance their work.

If accepted, your IFNA Membership must be active / current with your dues paid.

Oral presentations will feature completed research, education, and evidenced-based practice projects related to family nursing. Speakers will be grouped in sessions by topic area and will present at their assigned concurrent session using PowerPoint slides. The oral presentation length will be 15 minutes, which includes time for questions and discussion.

Poster presentations will feature research, education, and evidenced-based practice projects with findings related to family nursing. Posters will be grouped by topic areas and displayed at designated times during the conference. Authors of accepted poster abstracts must be present at their poster during their assigned session at the conference to allow for dialogue with participants.

Abstract guidelines:
Abstracts must be submitted in English and online (via Oxford Abstract System).

Abstracts must include:

  • Background and Purpose
  • Model / Framework, if used
  • Methods
    • Research: Describe design, sample, setting, procedures, measures, and analyses
      • Quantitative Study
      • Qualitative Study
      • Mixed Methods Study
    • Clinical or Educational or Quality Improvement Focus: Describe approach, evaluation methods
    • Methodological Focus: Describe approach to address issue and strategies used.
    • Theoretical Focus
    • Synthesis Focus
  • Results
  • Conclusions

Abstract text is limited to 300 words. (Note: Figures, tables, and references should not be included in the abstract)

Evaluation Criteria:
Abstracts will be blind reviewed and evaluated for their scientific merit and their relevance to family nursing research, education, and/or practice.

Due dates and notification:
Deadline Tuesday, February 28, 2017

After your abstract is received, you will receive e-mail notification of receipt via the Oxford Abstract System. Further notification of the Scientific Program Committee’s decision to accept or reject your abstract will be sent to you no later than Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Click here to submit an abstract. Once you register in the Oxford System, you will be sent the instructions and abstract template directly. However, you can use the links below to view them in advance.

Click here to view the Instructions.

Click here to view the abstract template.

If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Zaparoni at