Working towards optimal health for all older adults

Plan to participate in the premier leadership development event in gerontological nursing – the NHCGNE Annual Conference on October 24-26, 2023. Under the theme of Research, Scholarship, and Innovations for Optimal Aging, this virtual conference will explore the current state of knowledge about national and international aging, dementia and mental health science, curricular innovations, evidence-based clinical practice, and health policies.

Conference Objectives

Provide expert presentations of current research, education methodologies and clinically oriented evidence-based practice information addressing a diversity of topics in gerontologic nursing that contributes to/supports optimal aging.

Provide opportunities for national and international collegial networking.

Enhance cross-cultural awareness and understanding of challenges in aging to promote health equity.

Sub Themes

Science and Policy

  • Examine research in the fields of gerontologic nursing and aging in order to inform, inspire and motivate positive health outcomes for older adults.
  • Discuss current global, national, state, and local legislative, regulatory and practice issues and their implications/impact on/for older adult health.


  • Analyze innovative approaches, including advanced technology, for aging research, practice, and education.

Translational Research

  • Discuss processes for translating research findings into positive health outcomes in older adults.
  • Demonstrate positive health impact of evidence-based practice and quality initiatives across the aging continuum.

Call for Abstracts and Professional Posters for the NHCGNE Annual Conference!

Abstract Submission Closes: July 30, 2023

NHCGNE cordially invites all interested parties to submit abstract proposals to disseminate and showcase their work. All presentations must be in alignment with the conference theme and at least one of the subthemes.