AFN Conference Seeks Proposals for Presentations, Posters

February 17, 2021 — The Academy of Forensic Nursing (AFN) is seeking abstract proposals for presentations and posters for its inaugural virtual conference, to be held June 9-10, 2021. The submission period for proposals is open from February 8 – March 8.

All completed submissions will be peer-reviewed, and the official AFN Educational Program will be announced the week of March 20.

The conference, Advancing the Footprint of Forensic Nursing: Informing an Evidence Based Future, is a two-day virtual conference that will promote excellence in evidence-based practice (EBP) to both novice and advanced-practice forensic nurses. The goal of EBP is to inspire innovative techniques and research to inform a multi-disciplinary approach to teams working with victims of trauma across the lifespan.

This virtual conference is open to healthcare providers, forensic nursing and medical professionals, law enforcement, attorneys, court and judiciary staff, and advocates. The AFN's goal is to provide opportunities for both novice and expert forensic providers, nationally and internationally, to highlight innovative EBP.

Abstract proposals for presentations and posters should meet the conference objectives, which include:

  • Improve the response to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, human trafficking, elder abuse, and gender-based crimes.
  • Enhance collaboration among criminal justice and community professionals through a multi-disciplinary approach.
  • Utilize and apply research that creates strong evidence based practice models for Forensic Nurses.​

Abstracts will be choosen regionally for the following track:

  • International (Outside US)
  • Eastern
  • Central
  • Mountain
  • Pacific/Alaska/Hawaii

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