About the conference

The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS), will host its 2024 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research at the Grand Hyatt, Washington DC, on June 13-15.

The State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research convenes nurse scientists from across the country in our nation’s capital to explore pressing and timely research issues. This event advances CANS’ goal of Better Health Through Nursing Science and challenges participants to think boldly about how to strengthen their own work toward this endeavor.

The 2024 State of the Science offers attendees first-hand access to cutting-edge presentations led by diverse panels of speakers, the chance to connect with staff from federal research agencies, opportunities to present and view poster and podium presentations, network with colleagues, and be inspired by the impact of nursing science on the health of communities.

This year’s conference aligns with the American Academy of Nursing’s theme of “Envision” during its 50th anniversary arc and is centered on envisioning the future of nursing science. Key areas of interest include emergent topics such as artificial intelligence and social determinants of health, adaptive science on enduring health problems, and novel strategies to scale up nurse-led solutions. We invite participants to share contributions on a national platform that will shape and inform the future of nursing science.

Registration Benefits

  • Keynote Speakers & Interactive Panel Sessions
  • Discussion opportunities with federal research agency representatives
  • Extended On-Demand Content
  • Networking Opportunities 
  • Access to Exhibitor Booths
  • Poster & Podium Presentations
  • Nursing Continuing Professional Development Contact Hours
  • Awards Presentation
  • Welcome Reception