Six more weeks for abstract submission and early bird registration!

The end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014 is only six weeks away – always an intensely packed time frame.  So we want to get a bit ahead of the distractions of the holidays to remind you about our INANE 2014 end-of-year deadlines.

submit-abstract-news1First, are abstract submissions, due by January 1, 2014.  We already have several submissions, so if you want to have your idea considered for the program, head on over to the “Abstract submission” page and fill out the online form! Please take a minute to do so so you can share your editing innovations with your INANE colleagues next summer.

And, in the next six weeks, until the end of this year, you too can be an early bird registrant for the conference.  This means that you can register for only $395, compared to the mid-range price of $495 (from January 1 – April 30) and the full price of $595 (after April 30).

This saving is impressive if you only look at the numbers, but consider all that INANE 2014 registration offers!

  • Attendance at all Keynote, Breakout, and Poster Sessions.
  • Access to all password protected online resources for the conference: PDFs, presentations, evaluation forms, and more.
  • Access to the Guidebook mobile app–all participants will have the full conference program, info on speakers, and more in the palm of their hand.
  • Discover Portland Tour and Opening Reception (8/4/2014).
  • Continental breakfast, plated lunch, and breaks on Tuesday (8/5/2014).
  • Hot plated breakfast and breaks on Wednesday (8/6/2014).
  • Name badge and LL Bean tote bag embroidered with INANE 2014 logo.

The planning committee has a dynamite lineup for the plenary sessions.  The first plenary session features Jeffrey Beall, who writes the essential blog that many of us follow, Scholarly Open Access. Our own Carolyn Yucha (editor Biological Research for Nursing) joins Jeffrey with a unique nursing perspective on the rise of predatory publishing initiatives aimed at nurses.

The other major plenary session features Charles Graeber, author of “The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness and Murder” and Diana Mason, former Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Nursing and founder of the Center for Health Media Policy.  Diana served as a consultant in the preparation of “The Good Nurse,” and they will be discussing the process of writing and publishing this book, as well as implications and challenges that writers and journal editors face for responsible reporting on healthcare.

We on the planning team are very excited about this conference, and we know that this will be an outstanding conference!  You won’t want to miss this one, so consider taking advantage of the early bird registration now, and consider submitting your abstract for the program!

Peggy

Planning Committee: Leslie Nicoll (chair), Peggy Chinn, Margaret Comerford Freda, Shawn Kennedy, Lisa Marshall, Jean Proehl

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