SNRS 2017 Annual Conference

Pre-conference Workshops

Call for Special Poster Session

Opening Keynote

Funding Panel Breakfast

Meet the Editors

Silent Auction

Call for Exhibits/Sponsors

Hotel Information

Registration Fees


The Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS) invites you to join us February 22-25, 2017, at the InterContinentalDallas, in Addison, TX, as we celebrate our 31st year of supporting and advancing quality nursing research at the 2017 Annual Conference. The SNRS Program Committee has planned a full program with scholarly papers, symposia, poster discussion sessions, posters, general sessions, and networking sessions.


The early-bird deadline ends January 31st!! Don't delay, register today

Pre-Conference Workshops

Ten workshops are planned for SNRS 2017 in Addison, TX.  Make plans to join us on Wednesday, February 22. 


Half-day Morning Workshops (9am-12 pm)

  • Workshop 1: Writing for Publication
  • Workshop 2: Annual Undergraduate Nursing Research Symposium
  • Workshop 3: Models and Roles of Research in Clinical Settings: Theoretical Considerations on Getting and Keeping Your Foot in the Door
  • Workshop 4: Health Disparities Research: An Interdisciplinary Approach
  • Workshop 5: Intermediate Statistical Modeling

Half-day Afternoon Workshops (1-4 pm - WS 6, 7, 8, 9/WS 10 - 1-5pm):

  • Workshop 6: The Nuts and Bolts of Advancing Research in Clinical Settings: Anticipating, Navigating, and Resolving Challenges
  • Workshop 7: Understanding the Bio in Biobehavioral Research: Ideas to Discovery 
  • Workshop 8: Applying Mixed Methods in Instrument Development: Enhancing Fidelity and Validity
  • Workshop 9: Foundations for Translational, Implementation and Improvement Science
  • Workshop 10: Doctoral Program Navigation and The PhD and Zombies: A Survival Guide

Click here for a detailed description of the workshops.


Call for Special Poster Session

Research-based Nursing Practice: A Look at the Evidence


SNRS is accepting abstracts that have previously been submitted and accepted to a research conference for a special poster session on Saturday, February 25, 2017, 10-11 am. Don't miss the opportunity to present your abstract at this special poster session! 


Click here to submit your abstract


Opening Keynote

Marilyn Hockenberry PhD, RN, PNP-BC, FAAN

Bessie Baker Professor and Associate Dean for Research Affairs of Nursing at Duke University School of Nursing

Dr. Marilyn Hockenberry, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, FAAN, is the Bessie Baker Professor of Nursing at Duke University School of Nursing. Dr. Hockenberry, a distinguished leader in pediatric oncology and evidence-based practices and outcomes, is actively involved in the Schools cancer-related research initiatives and teaches in the DNP program. She also serves as one of the 11 chairs of the Duke Institutional Review Board.


Before coming to Duke, she was Professor of Pediatrics in the Hematology/Oncology Division at Baylor College of Medicine. She also served as the nurse scientist for the hospital and director of the pediatric nurse practitioner program in the Texas Childrens Cancer Center at Texas Childrens Hospital (TCH) from 1994 to 2012. At TCH, she served as director of the Center for Research and Evidence-based Practice from 2002 to 2009 and director of the Evidence-based Outcomes Center from 2004 to 2009. Earlier in her career, she practiced as a hematology/oncology nurse practitioner at Duke University Medical Center and was a clinical associate in the Duke School of Nursing.


Click here for more information.


Funding Panel Breakfast


Join us for the funding Panel Breakfast, Friday, February 24th.  This panel will include a variety of funding agencies including:  

  • Department of Veterans Affairs 
  • Hartford Foundation
  • American Heart Association 
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)
  • National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)  
  • TriService 
  • PCORI 
  • American Nurses Foundation
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Oncology Nursing Society


Meet the Editors Networking Session


Join us for the Meet the Editors Networking Session, Thursday, February 23rd. This panel will include:  

  • Debra Brandon, Advances in Neonatal Care
  • Cindy Munro, American Journal of Critical Care 
  • Joy Don Baker, AORN Journal
  • Kathy Baker, Gastroenterology Nursing
  • Melissa Batchelor-Murphy, Geriatric Nursing
  • Sandra Thomas, Issues in Mental Health Nursing
  • Debra Moser, Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing  
  • Vallire Hooper and/or Jan Forren, Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing
  • Norma Cuellar, Journal of Transcultural Nursing
  • Marion Broome, Nursing Outlook  
  • Maggie Kearney, Research in Nursing & Health


11th Annual Silent Auction


The primary mission of SNRS is to support nursing research. To that end, we are continuing, as part of our Annual Conference, a Silent Auction to generate funds for additional research grants. 


For the past several years, we have had a silent auction and raffle at the conference that has been extremely successful. All proceeds have been designated to help build a foundation for research grants awarded to promising future nurse researchers. This year we hope to top previous years in terms of the amount raised! We can't reach this goal unless you help us through your generous donation of auction and raffle items. Individuals and schools have historically donated items valued at more than $50.00. Soft sacks were used last year and several "winners" loved the fact that they could carry their silent auction items on the plane or pack them easier.


Please consider submitting a soft sack filled with items to represent your school and/or region and help us raise money for research grants. The modest cost of creating the sack can provide advertising for your school and generates excitement about the silent auction.


Click here for more information regarding the silent auction.


Call for Exhibits and Sponsors


Don't miss the opportunity to exhibit, sponsor or advertise at the 2017 Annual Conference! 

  • Marketing opportunities to reach potential clients at the conference and throughout the year, include advertising in the program and inserting your brochure in attendee registration packets.
  • For Exhibitors, the Conference is an excellent opportunity to meet and network with new contacts within the nursing research society, and showcase products and services.
  • Sponsor an event or a branded item at the conference. A sponsorship will draw greater attention to your organization. 
  • Check out our NEW sponsorship opportunities, from keycards to the Student and New Member Reception. These new opportunities will drive exposure to your school or organization!

Click here for more details.


Conference Hotel Information

IntercontinentalDallas, 15201 Dallas Parkway

Addison, TX 75001


It's not too early to reserve your hotel accommodations at the InterContinentalDallas in Addison, TX


Centrally located in the heart of North Dallas in Addison, just 13 miles from downtown. This vibrant, bustling district includes a wealth of shops, restaurants and bars all within walking distance. This Dallas luxury hotel is an urban retreat with easy access to the northern suburbs, Love Field and DFW International Airport. The hotel's restaurant Q de Cheval has been recognized by the readers of the Dallas Morning News for the Best Sunday Brunch in Dallas.


A special rate of $189 for a single/double has been arranged. These room rates are available from February 19 through February 28, should you wish to extend your stay. Please book your accommodations online by clicking here or call the hotel directly at 1-800-386-1592, and identify yourself as an SNRS Annual Conference attendee to receive the special rates. The reservation cut-off date is January 30, 2017; thereafter, the hotel will accept reservations on a space-available basis.

Please note:

Only book your room on our website with the provided link or by calling the 1-800 number provided above.  There is a third party contacting our members offering to book rooms. This is not a legitimate offer. 


Registration Fees

(Fees shown are for early-bird registration by January 31, 2017; additional fees apply after January 31, 2017)


Pre-Conference Half-day Workshops:

SNRS Member or Member of other Regional Society - $120 

SNRS Student/Retired Member or Student Member of other Regional Society - $70 

Non-Member - $240

Non-Member Student -$160


Full Conference Registration:

SNRS Member or Member of another Regional Society - $450 

SNRS Student/Retired Member or Student Member of other Regional Society - $255 

Member* Group Discount (Four or more) - $425 

Board Members/RIG Chairs/Chairs-Elect - $255 

Non-Member - $600 

Student Non-Member - $435

Non-Member Group Discount (Four or more)-$575


Day-Only Registration

(limited to a maximum of 2 days)

SNRS Member or Member of another Regional Society - $265 (Thu/Fri) or $145 (Sat) 

SNRS Student/Retired Member or Student Member of another Regional Society - $170 (Thu/Fri) or $110 (Sat)  

Non-Member - $365 (Thu/Fri)/ or $245 (Sat)

Student Non-Member - $245 (Thu/Fri) or $170 (Sat)


*NOTE: Students not eligible for group discount


Register Now


SNRS Membership


Not an SNRS member? Join today by going to the SNRS Membership page to sign up.


Remember SNRS members receive a discounted price to attend the Annual Conference  and you can join/renew at the same time you register for the meeting.


Are you presenting at the Annual Conference in February? If you are, please be sure your membership is current prior to the Annual Conference. If you are not a member and have been selected to present, you must become an SNRS member prior to the Annual Conference in February 2017.


If you have any questions regarding membership, you can email us at or phone 877-314-7677.

Southern Nursing Research Society
10200 W 44th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033