47th Annual Conference

Transcultural Nursing Society 
Albuquerque, New Mexico

October 27-30, 2021


Abstract Submission Online Form→

Theme: Transcultural Nursing: Setting a Course in Turbulent Times

Now, more than ever, are transcultural nurses called upon to provide direction in the midst of the global pandemic. Record numbers are displaced due to war, climate change, food insecurity, and political unrest. Civil protest and unrest are occurring everywhere. The limitations of the global healthcare system have become apparent and never before has the influence social determinants been viewed as a priority. Transcultural nurses cannot address and resolve these challenges alone. It is imperative that we partner and collaborate transnationally and transdisciplinary to assure safe and effective culturally competent care in these challenging times. In 2021, transcultural nurses will join forces with other nursing organizations and healthcare networks to achieve the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (STGs).


  1. Explore partnerships and strategies that promote equitable, sustainable, and culturally sensitive health care actions to address current and future local and global health challenges.
  2. Identify novel educational and technological strategies to prepare qualified and culturally competent healthcare workers.
  3. Explore the influence of social determinants (environment, education, population density, ethnicity, culture, etc.) on the global health pandemic.
  4. Discuss how environmental, social, political and economic policies affect health outcomes.
  5. Apply transcultural theories and strategies to address current global health crises (displacement and migration).

Our hope is to be in-person in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town!  More information on the hotel and reservations will be posted shortly!

Information for consideration:

  • 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 submission from students, clinical practice, research, administration and education.
  • TCNS encourages diversity of theories and theorists, frameworks, and models.

Abstract Submission Information:

  1. Abstracts must address the conference theme and objectives.
  2. Abstracts must be blinded.
  3. Abstracts must be submitted through the secure on-line system.
  4. Abstract must be limited to 300-500 words. References included in the body of the abstract only. 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 presentation 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, not presented elsewhere. Abstracts must be an original idea, concept, an improvement or revision of an old idea/concept. If the presentation was only to a local community, such as one’s home institution or a local chapter, it can be submitted to our international conference.
  11. Non-research symposium presentation may be submitted.
  12. Each abstract should include a section on significance or relevance to the development of transcultural knowledge.
  13. Abstract submission deadline has been extended to midnight Eastern Daylight Time on MAY 3, 2021.

Questions can be directed to staff@tcns.org.

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  - CLICK HERE