50th Annual Conference of the Transcultural Nursing Society

Envision the Future, Honor the Past: A Half-Century of Advancement in Transcultural Practice, Education, Research, and Administration

Salt Lake Marriott City Center
220 South State Street, Salt Lake City, UT
October 23-26, 2024


  • Examine the historical evolution of transcultural nursing practice, education, research, and administration.
  • Explore methods of preparing a new generation of nurses to apply ethical, moral, and politically responsible healthcare to diverse populations.
  • Discuss the role of transcultural nursing in addressing emerging health issues impacting individuals, populations, and communities.

In the mid-1950s, Dr. Madeleine Leininger became a leader in establishing transcultural nursing as an area of study and practice. In 1974-75, under the leadership of Dr. Leininger and other professionals committed to research, education, and practice in this new field founded the Transcultural Nursing Society at the University of Utah. Join us in Salt Lake City, Utah, to honor the past 50 years and explore the growth and knowledge leading us into the future!

This activity will be submitted for approval to award contact hours.




Information for consideration:

  • Membership in the Transcultural Nursing Society is strongly encouraged but not required for abstract submission.
  • TCNS accepts non-research symposium presentations, evidence-based practice presentations, and research presentations.
  • TCNS encourages and accepts submissions from multiple healthcare disciplines.
  • TCNS encourages and accepts both qualitative and quantitative research submissions.
  • TCNS encourages diversity of submission topics.
  • TCNS encourages and accepts submissions from students, clinical practice, research, administration, and education.
  • TCNS encourages a diversity of theories and theorists, frameworks, and models.
  • Poster Presentations will be done electronically, including an in-person overview on one assigned day.
  • All presenters (poster and podium) must register for the conference and attend in person.
  • The individual submitting the abstract MUST be attending and presenting at the conference.  You may not submit an abstract and have a secondary individual present for you at a later date.
  • Presenters must register to attend the conference by September 15, 2024, or they will be removed from the program.   Registration fees are non-refundable after this date.

Abstract Submission Information:

  1. Abstracts must address the conference theme and objectives.
  2. Abstracts must be blinded and contain no personally identifying information.
  3. Abstracts must be submitted through the secure online system.
  4. Abstracts must be limited to 500 words.  No reference list should be included.
  5. Research and Quality Improvement(QI) Project presentations are required to have undergone an IRB review
  6. Research and other presentations of indigenous populations must have approval from the council/governing body of the indigenous communities. If it is research, then IRB approval from the author's institution is also required.
  7. Only submissions with completed research will be accepted for podium presentations.  That is if a submission to any category includes results of an investigation, only completed research will be accepted for a podium presentation.  On the other hand, if the presentation falls within a category other than research, and does not include research, then there is no such requirement.
  8. Research-based presentations should use the introduction, methods, results, and discussion (IMRAD) structure.
  9. Posters may include pilot projects, ongoing research, preliminary analyses, literature reviews, or other non-research projects.
  10. Abstracts should be submitted for new work, gold standard information, and/or an original idea, concept, improvement, or revision of an old idea/concept.
  11. Non-research symposium presentations may be submitted.
  12. Each abstract should include a section on significance or relevance to the development of transcultural knowledge.
  13. The individual submitting the abstract MUST be attending and presenting at the conference.  You may not submit an abstract and have a secondary individual present for you at a later date.
  14. The abstract submission deadline is midnight Eastern Daylight Time on May 15, 2024.

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Sample Abstract and Evaluation Criteria:

  • To view evaluation criteria CLICK HERE to download
  • Sample Research Abstract using the introduction, methods, results, and discussion IMRAD format  Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion and you must include the significance to transcultural nursing- CLICK HERE

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