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2014 ISONG Annual Congress

Join us for the 2014 ISONG World Congress. November 7-9, 2014 in Scottsdale Arizona.

The host hotel is:
Doubletree by Hilton Paradise Valley – Scottsdale
5401N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85250
Phone: +1 480-947-5400
Cut-off Date: October 15, 2014
Room Rate: $139 plus taxes
Reservation Link:

The Conference Co-Chairs are Mary Quinn Griffin and Melinda Tinkle Please contact the co-chairs if you have any questions / suggestions.

Congress Objectives

  1. Present and discuss research, education and clinical topics that promote the knowledge and scientific foundation for nursing genetic/genomic practice and scholarship.
  2. Highlight recent genetic scientific advances globally and the implications for nursing research and practice.
  3. Provide a forum for nurses and other healthcare providers globally to interact, network, share experiences and discuss the state of the science related to nursing and genetics/genomics.
  4. Identify genetic discoveries that influence the biology of health and disease.
  5. Provide a forum for debate on the application and use of genomic technologies and information and the implications for health and wellbeing of communities, cultures and populations, from societal and ethical perspectives.

Exhibit / Sponsor Opportunities

In a special endeavor to bring together the best and brightest genetic leaders, sharing current knowledge and future trends of genetics/genomics, we invite you to be a part of the 2014 “ISONG World Congress on Nursing and Genomics” on November 7-9, 2014 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

This will be a rare and exceptional program for you to showcase your company’s product, or university programs to this diverse and varied group of leaders and innovators in the growing field of genetic and genomic nursing science.

Click here for more information on Exhibiting or Sponsorship. of Nursing Scholarship Award

The Journal of Nursing Scholarship is awarding a free online subscription for one year to an ISONG member that is an emerging nurse scholar. JNS is very supportive of disseminating genetic and genomic information and we are very pleased with this opportunity. Those ISONG members wishing to be considering for this award can indicate their interest during the abstract submission process for the ISONG World Congress, November 7-9, 2014.


Call for Abstracts

The Call for Abstracts has closed. We are unable to accept any late submission requests.

The abstract review process is underway. Authors will be notified by May 1st.


ISONG Research Grant Awards

ISONG would like to acknowledge the Schools of Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh, Johns Hopkins University, and Duke University for providing these grants and express appreciation for their ongoing research support.

The 2013 - 2014 ISONG Research Grant announced, visit Research Grant Program


25th Silver Anniversary

Marcia Van Riper (r) and Milena Floria Santos (l)In 2013, we celebrated the 25th Silver Anniversary. View photos from this milestone event. Congratulations to the 2013 ISONG Founder Awards Recipients:

  • Research Award - Rebekah Hamilton
  • Education Award - Marcia Van Riper
  • Service Award - Kathleen Sparbel

ISONG President's Award

Congratulations and gratitude extended to Deb Tamura and Erica Yu for the incredible commitment and efforts on the ISONG Silver Anniversary Conference.

ISONG Congratulations from Jean Jenkins

Dear members of ISONG, it was quite difficult for me not to be able to attend the wonderful 25th anniversary celebration of ISONG. As you may know, when the U.S. Federal government was shutdown in October, as a federal employee I was unable to attend this year’s meeting. I was so looking forward to being a part of the wonderful weekend of networking, sharing of knowledge, and brainstorming about ISONG’s role/your role for the future of genetics/genomics nursing. I had even requested that the Director of NHGRI, NIH Dr. Eric Green, assist me in introducing my final presentation, Celebrating our Silver Anniversary (25th): and Reaching for the Gold (50th)! He created a video if congratulations. I was unable to access that presentation until I returned to work, and am now able to provide you the direct link to hear what Dr. Green had to say. Only those with knowledge of this link will be able to view the video at

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Past Conference Brochures

2013 - 26th Annual ISONG Conference

2012 - 25th Annual ISONG Conference

2011 - 24th Annual ISONG Conference

2010 - 23rd Annual ISONG Conference

2009 - 22nd Annual ISONG Conference

2008 - 21st Annual ISONG Conference


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