Eastern Nursing Research Society


ENRS 27th Annual Scientific Sessions

Nursing Science, Evidence, and Policy: Creating a Culture of Health

April 15 - 17, 2015
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Road NW
Washington, DC 20008

Join us at the ENRS 27th Annual Scientific Sessions

27th Annual Scientific Sessions: Important Dates
September 18, 2014 - Abstract Reviewer Interest Submission Deadline
September 19, 2014 - Early Bird Abstract Submission Deadline
September 26, 2014 - Abstract Submission Deadline
October 6, 2014 - Submission Opens for Student Poster Abstracts
November 21, 2014 - Student Poster Abstract Submission Deadline
January 2015 - Online Registration Opens
March 1, 2015 - Early Bird Registration Deadline
March 30, 2015 - Advanced Registration Deadline
April 7, 2015 - Last Day to Register Online

    2015 Onsite Program Book -
    download here

    Tips & Suggestions for BS, MS, Early Doctoral and DNP Poster Presentations - download here

    Tips & Suggestions for Peer-Reviewed Poster Presentations - download here


    The 2015 Partnership Prospectus contains many exciting opportunities for supporting the 27th Annual Scientific Sessions. Institutional partnerships are paramount to the success of the sessions. Please contact Liz Dougherty at (215) 564-3484 ext. 2205 with any questions regarding sponsorship opportunities.

    Exhibitor Schedule
    The Following Hours are dedicated to exhibits:
    4/15/15 - Exhibitor Set-up Hours from 8:00AM-2:00PM
    4/15/15 - Welcome Reception with Posters and Exhibits from 6:30AM - 8:30PM
    4/16/15 - Breakfast with Exhibitors from 7:00AM - 8:15AM
    4/17/15 - Exhibits with Coffee and Tea from 7:00 - 8:15AM
    4/17/15 - Exhibitor Breakdown from 11:00AM - 1:30PM

    Exhibitor Tables will be out during all meeting hours including the below:
    4/15/15 - Exhibits Available from 2:00PM - 8:30PM
    4/16/15 - Exhibits Available from 7:00AM - 6:30PM
    4/17/15 - Exhibits Available from 7:00AM - 11:00AM

    We understand that some exhibitor representatives will attend meeting sessions. Please note the dedicated exhibit times to maximize your exposure to the attendees. Please contact ENRS meeting manager Kacie Sheppeck at (215) 564-3484 ext. 2244 with any questions related to exhibit space/schedule/onsite logistics.


    Online Registration is now open! Please click here to begin the registration process. A PDF version of the registration form is available for download here. Please call (215) 599-6653 with any questions related to registering for the 27th Annual Scientific Sessions.

    NEW Onsite registrations will be accepted beginning at 7:00 AM EST on Wednesday April 15 in the Thurgood Foyer at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

    Registration rates are as follows:

    Full Scientific Sessions Registration: April 15 - 17, 2015
    ON OR BEFORE MARCH 1, 2015

    Regular/Associate Member
    Student Member/Retired Member  



    BETWEEN MARCH 2 - 30, 2015

    Regular/Associate Member
    Student Member/Retired Member



    AFTER MARCH 30, 2015

    Regular/Associate Member
    Student Member/Retired Member 



    One-Day Scientific Sessions Registration
    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015

    Regular/Associate Member
    Student Member/Retired Member



    THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015

    Regular/Associate Member
    Student Member/Retired Member



    FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015

    Regular/Associate Member
    Student Member/Retired Member


    Written cancellations must be submitted via email to info@enrs-go.org by March 30, 2015. A $75 processing fee will apply to all cancellations. No refunds will be issued on cancellations received after March 29, 2015.


    Traveling to Washington, DC
    Visit washington.org, DC’s official travel website, for all the information you need to visit Washington, DC. 100 Free & Almost Free Things to do in DC provides a great list of ideas for making the most of your experience in our nation’s capital. For attendees planning to drive to DC, you will find below parking rates at the Washington Marriott Wardham Park Hotel:

    Self Parking Rates

    0 - 2    Hours
    2 - 12 Hours
    12 - 24 Hours




    Valet Parking Rates

    0 - 2    Hours
    2 - 12 Hours
    12 - 24 Hours




    Amtrak Fare Discount
    Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the best available rail fare to (Washington, DC) between (April 12, 2015 - April 20, 2015). To book your reservation call Amtrak at 1 (800) 872-7245 or contact your local travel agent.

    Conventions cannot be booked via Internet. Please be sure to refer to Convention Fare Code X54V-921 when making your reservation. This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela Service. Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional for all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts. Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges.


    Call for Student Poster Abstracts - Deadline November 21, 2014
    ENRS offers nursing students the opportunity to share emerging scholarship by presenting a poster at the 27th Annual Scientific Sessions. Individual schools are invited to select these student poster abstracts for submission, which will NOT be peer-reviewed, from Monday, October 6 through Friday, November 21, 2014. Each university/college is invited to submit a maximum of:

        One abstract representing project work of BS students
        One abstract representing project work of MS students
        One abstract representing the dissertation topic of doctoral students who have not yet defended their proposal*
        One abstract representing the project of DNP students*

      *An institution that has a PhD program OR a DNP program, but not both programs, may submit a maximum
       of two abstracts for the respective category.

    Please note: it is the responsibility of each university/college, and not the students, to select the poster abstracts.


    Abstract Review - Oct. 10 - Oct. 31, 2014
    Thank you to all members who contributed their time and expertise to the peer-review of abstracts for the 2015 Scientific Sessions. The following criteria was taken into consideration during the review process:

    For all abstracts:

        Significance of the topic
        Clarity of purpose
        Adequacy of method/design
        Soundness of findings
        Overall quality
        Congruence with conference objectives

    For Symposium abstracts only:

        Reflective of interdisciplinary perspective

    Reviewers received an email notification of their assigned abstracts and instructions for completing their review.


    2015 Conference Objectives

    1.  Describe the generation and application of nursing research to promote high quality, inter-professional
         health care for diverse populations, locally and globally.
    2.  Propose innovative strategies to use nursing science to influence health policy.
    3.  Examine approaches to promote translation of research findings into a culture of health.
    4.  Explore theoretical and research methodological approaches to promote health through public policy.



                Thank You Sponsors of the 27th Annual Scientific Sessions 


Adelphi University


Columbia University School of Nursing







Massachusetts General Hospital


Northeastern University School of Nursing







NYU Langone Medical Center


NYU College of Nursing







Penn State College of Nursing
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey







UMASS Boston College of Nursing and Health Sciences


University of Pittsburgh, School of Nursing







The George Washington University







The University of Vermont


Villanova University, College of Nursing




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    Eastern Nursing Research Society
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    Phone: 215-599-6700
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