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Events Sub-Committee

The mission of the Events Sub-Committee is to provide counsel and advice on professional nursing issues to the Chief Nurse Officer, the Surgeon General, and federal agencies while serving as a representative of the federal nursing voice. The vision of the Events Sub-Committee is be a national coalition of nursing leaders committed to promoting and protecting the public health.

Events Sub-Committee Goals

  • To provide easy access via web links to current events occurring in our Nation.
  • Organize Annual U.S. Public Health Service Nursing Recognition Day.
  • Support the COA conference.

Events Sub-Committee Objectives

  • Provide a current list of conferences annually by Dec 31 of each year.
  • Update conference list quarterly as conferences are added.
  • Provide place for nurses to provide feedback to add conferences to the website.
  • Invite speakers who will provide opportunity for attendees to learn.
  • Provide opportunity for nurses to showcase their posters that have been presented over the last year.
  • Encourage attendance by offering incentives such as CEU, raffles etc.
  • Invite groups to set up tables to showcase job opportunities and other unique opportunities for civil service and PHS officers.
  • Set up booth to recruit for PHS, as well as offer information for the nursing category.
  • Plan for nurse category day at the COA conference.
  • Support the COA conference.


Events Sub-Committee Co-Chairs
LCDR Leslie Wehrlen -- This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

LCDR Allison Adams-McLean -- This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Nurse Category Day Print E-mail

Join us June 20-23, 2011, in New Orleans, LA for the USPHS Scientific and Training Symposium.  The conference will feature 3 1/2 jam-packed days of informative keynotes; track sessions on an array of topics; more than 80 companies showcasing the latest products and services; a full-day of profession-specific topics; and much, much more. The theme for the 2011 Symposium is "Public Health Leadership: The Key to a Healthier Nation." 

Nurse Category Day is Tuesday, June 21, 2011, the theme is “Creating a Healthy Nation: The Role of Nursing Leadership.” Our morning keynote speaker will be Ms. Lisa Colletti, Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer, Ochsner Medical Center. Our afternoon keynote speaker will be Dr. Betty P. Dennis, Director of Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center and Professor of Nursing at Dillard University. In addition, we will also have five interesting and educational panels throughout the day; to include presentations from Deputy Surgeon General Boris Lushniak and Assistant Director of Health Services for the Bureau of Prisons RADM Newton Kendig.

For information on the Nurse Social on Tuesday night, click here.

Note: Attendance is not limited to USPHS nurses, all nurses are encouraged to attend.

For more info on the conference, go to

Upcoming Events Print E-mail


2- 6th  American Association for Cancer Research 102nd annual meeting
Orlando, FL. 

6 - 9th  Amer. Acad. of Ambulatory Care Nursing 36th Annual Conference
San Antonio, TX.

14 - 17th Spring 24rd annual Symposium on Advanced Wound Care and Wound Healing Society
Dallas, TX.

27 - 30th Society Behavioral Medicine 32nd annual meeting and scientific sessions
Washington DC..

30- 3rd  Association of Clinical Research Professionals Global conference
Seattle, WA.  

1 - 4th   SOPHE 2011 Mid Year Conference
Albuquerque, NM.

6th   Annual U.S. Public Health Service Nursing Recognition Day
Bethesda, Md.   20th Annual Nursing Recognition Day Flyer

Nursing Recognition Day Registration Form     Nursing Recognition Day Agenda

12th Symptoms Mechanisms, Measurement and Management Joint Conference

Invitation Summary 

Joint Conference Agenda

 28 - 1st  ONS 36th Annual Congress,
 Boston, MA..  

2 - 4th   4th Annual Scientific meeting of the Organization for the study of sex differences
Oklahoma City, OK.

4 - 8th Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses  42nd annual conference
New Orleans, LA.

20 - 23rd USPHS Scientific and Training Symposium
New Orleans, LA.

22-26th The 26th National Conference of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

7 - 10th National Nursing Staff Development Org. Conference.
Chicago, IL. 


4 - 7th American Psychological Association 119th convention
Washington DC

29 - 1st  12th International Congress on Behavioral Medicine
Budapest, Hungary.

TBD  Fall Symposium on Advanced Wound Care and Wound Healing Society

8- 11th  Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses 20th  annual convention
Boston, MA..

23 - 25th Society Of Clinical Research Associates conference
San Diego, CA.

28 - 31st Society of Urologic Nurses and associates annual conference
San Antonio, TX

TBD  Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses 35th annual conference

TBD  Diabetic Limb Salvage, Georgetown University Hospital

TBD   Advance Practice Nursing Conference

Nursing Conferences Worldwide: