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International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice

Thursday, September 29 - Sunday, October 2, 2016

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

Denver, CO USA

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Registration Now Open

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The Association’s conference promises to be packed with diverse sessions and the option to earn valuable CEs. In addition to covering the most current forensic nursing science topics, the Conference offers a wonderful opportunity to network with your peers. As a member, you receive the discounted member rate.


The Regular Registration rate is $550 USD for Members and $679 USD for Nonmembers. Regular registration ends August 31.  



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Hotel & Travel

The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel Room Block Is Now Open!
The special room rate for the Conference is $159 USD/night plus tax for single or double occupancy.  A limited number of rooms are reserved at this discounted rate until August 31, 2016.  The hotel will honor the discounted rate three days before and three days after the conference, based on availability.  Reserve Online or call 888-627-8405. 


The Crowne Plaza Denver Overflow Hotel Room Block is Now Open!

Due to popular demand, we have secured an overflow room block right around the corner from the conference location. The special room rate is $155 USD/night plus tax for single or double occupancy. Reserve Online or call 303-573-1450.


Conference Objectives

  1. Describe the current state of the science in forensic nursing.
  2. Provide opportunities to exchange knowledge related to the future of forensic nursing.
  3. Identify strategies to influence the future of forensic nursing and the global response to violence.
  4. Evaluate the risks and benefits of technological advances as they relate to forensic nursing and issues of violence.
  5. Incorporate evidence-based strategies into forensic nursing practice.


Tracks for Concurrent and Poster Sessions

  • Administrative & Leadership
  • Death Investigation
  • General Forensic & Legal
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry & Corrections
  • SANE

Scholarships Available

The Office for Victims of Crime is pleased to announce the availability of Professional Development Scholarships to Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners working with victims of crime. The scholarships can be used to support training related to:

  • Improving access to trained sexual assault forensic examiners 24 hours a day, 7 days a week;
  • Training personnel to collect accurate evidence in a timely manner and to assist the patient, law enforcement, and prosecution in adjudicating criminal acts;
  • Ensuring survivors' needs are addressed; or
  • Supporting community efforts to develop a sexual assault response team.

Scholarships are available for up to $1,000 for individuals and up to $5,000 for multidisciplinary teams. The scholarship program is administered by the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC).


Scholarship awards are based on eligibility, limited to available funds, and cannot be used to support costs for federal employees. They are non-transferable and can be used only for professional development related to an applicant's responsibilities for serving victims of crime. OVC TTAC must receive the completed application at least 60 calendar days prior to the event.


Please visit the OVC TTAC website to learn more about the scholarship process. 

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