The Fitzpatrick College of Nursing's Continuing Education in Nursing and Health Care Program hosts several conferences throughout the year. Archives of select recent events are available for review.



In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Center for Global and Public Health at Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing announces a call for abstracts for papers and posters at its Global & Public Health Summit 2020: Innovations in Best Practice to be held April 3, 2020 in the Driscoll Hall Auditorium on the University’s campus.

The event is co-sponsored by the College’s Continuing Education Program and the MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education.

The theme of Innovations in Best Practice incorporates evidence-based work and research that focuses on excellence in practice, education, and leadership.


The deadline for abstracts to be received is October 4, 2019 at 5 p.m. The decision of the Abstract Review Committee will be communicated to the applicants by November 22, 2019.

The call is open to those who are addressing the many facets of global and public health - locally and globally - from immigration and refugee advocacy, to local and global short-term experiences, addressing the opioid crisis, and sustainable agriculture to ensure food security and community health. We encourage and welcome presentations from all disciplines – nursing, nutrition, public health, law, social justice, medicine and more. We will provide the opportunity to submit a digital poster or rely on technology to present from a distance for colleagues whose abstracts are accepted (preference will be made for international colleagues to present electronically).  

Abstracts should include purpose, significance, population, methodology, data analysis, conclusion, recommendations for research and/or practice, and if you will present in person or electronically and prefer a poster or podium presentation.

Abstracts should be single-spaced, 12-point Arial font, and limited to one page in length. The title page should include title of research; name(s) and credentials of author(s); current position; mailing address, email address and phone number of the author who is to be notified regarding selection. Specify consideration for paper/poster or either.

Submit abstract here!


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