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April/June 2019 - Volume 15 - Issue 2

  • Cindy Peternelj-Taylor, MSc, BScN, RN, DF-IAFN
    University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
  • 1556-3693
  • 1939-3938
  • Quarterly
  • 0.717

Call for Abstracts for the International Conference on Forensic Science and Practice - Now Open

Although the next conference is still months away, I am already excited about the next conference that will be held in New Orleans, LA, September 11-14, 2019.  I have been to NOLA (as referred to by the locals) a few times, and each time I have been there, I can hardly wait to go back. The city is alive with ghost stories, jazz music, a fantastic array of restaurants for all you gastronomes, and of course we can't forget about those warm mouthwatering Beignets, piled sky high with icing sugar.  

More importantly, NOLA is home to the next International Conference on Forensic Science and Practice – I hope to see you there!  The conference is an excellent opportunity to meet up with likeminded colleagues, learn about the latest contributions to the field of forensic nursing, and to share your own innovations in research, clinical practice, and administration. The call for abstracts is open until March 8, 2019.  And while you are preparing your abstract for submission, be sure to also think about submitting a manuscript based upon your abstract, for publication in the Journal of Forensic Nursing.  New this year, is the inclusion of 30 minute research/evidence based practice sessions, and of course the traditional 90 minute sessions that we have become accustomed to.  Abstracts for the 30 minute and 90 minute sessions are due March 8, 2019; poster sessions are due April 30, 2019.  For further information please see

We are still looking for articles for the upcoming special issue dedicated to Trauma Informed Care in Forensic Nursing.  Forensic nurses are all too familiar with the impact of trauma in the lives of those that they serve.  As such, they have a significant role to play in the adoption of trauma informed practices and advocating for trauma informed organizational change. I am pleased to announce that Drs.  Kathryn Laughon and Annie Lewis-O'Connor have agreed to serve as guest editors for this special issue.  Please see the attached for further information, regarding suggested topics, journal submission guidelines, and contact information.  We look forward to receiving your queries and your manuscripts for review for publication in the Special Issue.  Of course, we always welcome manuscripts on all topics of relevance to forensic nursing.

All the Best,

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Cindy Peternelj-Taylor, RN, MSc, DF-IAFN

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Forensic Nursing

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