Conference Description

“Optimizing Health by Addressing Complexity” The 2014 State of the Science (SOS) Congress on Nursing Research will examine future directions in science for optimizing health in the face of increasingly complex health needs and health systems. The conference will focus on the ways nurse scientists are applying innovative approaches to emerging science, including trends in Big Data and in the BRAIN Initiative.

Conference Objectives

Identify innovative strategies to optimize health by addressing complexities in individuals, populations, and health systems.

Apply discoveries for diverse populations and across the lifespan.

Engage in dialogue about the implications of emerging science and future directions for the discipline of nursing

Continuing Nursing Education Hours

Including the special sessions, attendees can receive up to 15.25 contact hours.

See CE Credits Guide.

2014 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research

September 18–20, 2014. Washington, DC

Conference Program

Review the program for the conference schedule and detailed information about the conference.

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Conference Registration

As of September 1, only on-site registration is available. Please note that the Council prefers payment by check. All other means of payment (including credit cards) will incur a $6.95 convenience charge. Bring your checkbook to save time & money!

Registration Fees

Early Bird Regular On-Site
April 15–July 22 July 23–August 31 September 18–20
Council Members Full $500 $550 $650
Partial $325 $355 $425
Council Student Members Full $350 $400 $495
Partial $225 $260 $320
Non-Members Full n/a $750 $850
Partial $500 $485 $550

Full Registration: Thursday, Friday & Saturday includes

  • 3 inspiring and informative sessions hosted by renowned experts
  • Meeting with funding agencies
  • Opportunity to attend roundtable sessions with NINR program directors (first-come, first-served)
  • Awards reception (heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks provided)
  • Chance to view winning research posters and presentations selected by our accomplished review panel
  • Continental breakfasts and coffee breaks

Partial Registration: Thursday OR Friday, and Saturday

Conference Location

The Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Reserve a room online

Additional Hotel Options:

Churchill Embassy Row
(across the street from the Hilton)
1914 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

Call 202-797-2000 to Reserve
Note that you are attending "American Academy of Nursing- CANS SOS Conference"

Courtyard by Marriott Washington, DC/Dupont Circle
1900 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009

Reserve a room online

Accepted Abstracts for 2014

Please note that these were the accepted abstracts as of June 2014. There may have been some changes since then.

Conference News

750 Nurse & Health Researchers to Gather in Nation’s Capital (September 10, 2014)
Director of National Institute of Mental Health to keynote at SOS Conference (March 27, 2014)


Contact us

Thank you to our 2014 Sponsors!

2013 Special Topics Conference (October 16, 2013)

See below for conference speakers' presentations and research:

David Cella (For individual use only. Not for public use or presentation)
Deborah Bruner
Margaret Heitkemper 
Terry Badger
Terri Armstrong