Thank you to our sponsors!

As everyone knows, sponsors are essential to help us put on a successful INANE Conference. This year we have four generous sponsors and we are grateful for their support. Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins will once again be sponsoring Guidebook! We have three sponsors at the Bronze Level: Elsevier, RCNi (host of last year’s very successful INANE in London), and Slack, Inc.

We are proud to display their logos on this website and acknowledge their ongoing support of INANE!


The Complete Program is Posted!

Greetings INANE Colleagues–

Once again, we had a successful Call for Abstracts and have rounded out our program with Breakout Sessions and Poster Presentations. This year’s INANE Conference promises to be diverse and intellectually stimulating. We have an Opening Gala with a great speaker, Tom “Dr. Colorado” Noel. Friday and Saturday, Aug 4th and 5th will feature four General Sessions, nine Breakout Sessions, ample opportunities to view the posters, our annual Business Meeting, and presentations of awards. The conference will close with “Ten Reasons to Visit Boston for INANE 2018.”

See the full program here.

Regular registration is open now–Click here to register. Don’t forget–the price goes up by $100 on May 1st so don’t delay and register today!

I look forward to seeing everyone in Denver!


Nominations open for 2017 Margaret Comerford Freda Award

I remember the first time I met Margaret Comerford Freda, I had been invited to a colleague’s house for a gathering, and Dr. Freda was sitting next to me. I knew her immediately, her reputation for excellence in the area of maternal-child health was well known, and I had spent many an hour perusing the MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing during my doctoral program. I was honored to be introduced, and after introductions were made she immediately put me at ease, and asked me about

Margaret Comerford Freda
Margaret Comerford Freda

myself, and my areas of interest. Not only did her genuine smile inspire sharing, but the warmth and true interest was readily apparent, so I found myself telling her about my program of research and plans for furthering my scholarship. Her follow up question of course was inquiring about when I was going to be submitting a manuscript to MCN. Given her expertise and stature in the area of maternal healthcare issues, and the fact that I was quite the novice, I was very flattered that she would even consider my work. However, what became more apparent as we talked, was her willingness to work with someone who was a novice writer, and help them to grow in their scholarship. Needless to say, in my mind there was a permanent impression of a professional who made a difference.

I was at the INANE conference when the award was first announced, “to recognize outstanding achievements or contributions by an editor in pursuit of excellence in nursing publication” (INANE webpage) . Immediately the memory of my first meeting with Dr. Freda flashed into my head, and at the same time, it occurred to me that Margaret Comerford Freda reflected the essence of INANE. In August, at the 2017 Annual INANE conference, the Margaret Comerford Freda award will be presented to an editor for outstanding achievements in pursuit of excellence in nursing publication. Nominations are currently being accepted for editors whose outstanding achievements reflect the standard established by the work of Dr. Freda. Please consider who you know, who might be deserving of the Margaret Comerford Freda Award, and submit a nomination form. You can see the past recipients of the award here.

Information about the award, criteria and instructions for nominations, and a link to the online nomination form for the MCF Award are on the INANE website. Applications are open now and must be received by April 15, 2017.

It is an honor for me to be chairing the awards committee this year. The committee members look forward to reviewing the applications for this outstanding award.

Julia Snethen

Denver Walk-Abouts!

Now that abstract submissions are in and we are closing in on all the details for our 36th Annual INANE meeting, we can turn attention to the program enhancements that are already planned!  Of course we have the Thursday interesting (and delicious) opening excursion to Castle Rock (included in your registration), the opening Gala on Thursday evening (also included), and the optional “High Tea” at the close of the conference on Saturday!

Then each morning I (Peggy) and Julia will be leading Denver Walk-Abouts for those who want to get up a bit early to enjoy the invigorating early morning mile-high air!  Denver is well-known as a “fitness” city – more opportunities for

16th Street Mall
16th Street Mall

physical activities than almost any other city in the U.S.!  The downtown city streets are very pedestrian-friendly and in fact one of the main thoroughfares – 16th Street – is completely dedicated to pedestrian and trolley traffic only.  We will take one of our walk-abouts along the 16th Street mall – which at 6 am will be mostly deserted, but will give you an overview of the many fun entertainment, browsing, eating and shopping opportunities line the mall.

The other path will take us to Confluence Park, which marks the area where a gold discovery in 1858 led to the founding of the city.  This Park is also the northern end of a 40-mile trail that parallels Cherry Creek, passing southeat through urban landscapes and parks, into the suburbs and ending at Cherry Creek State Park in Arapahoe County. Of course we will only have time (and energy!) for a bit of exploration of Confluence Park, but we will talk about the many attractions that are within reach along the trail as it wanders through the city just south of Confluence Park!

So bring your walking shoes – even if you do not plan to join us for the walk-abouts!  Denver is a very casually oriented city – you won’t need to dress up, and the weather will be very warm to hot once we step outside the hotel!  I will be wearing Teva sandals the whole time – so follow my lead and plan for comfort, whether you are walking, siting, or standing!

Peggy, on behalf of the planning group!

Hosts: Karren Kowalski and Patricia Yoder-Wise

Planning Committee Members:

Liana Comacho
Peggy Chinn
Edna Hull
Elaine Miller
Leslie Nicoll
Julia Snethen

Abstract Deadline Extended to January 31, 2017!


Take note of this important announcement: the deadline to submit abstracts for INANE 2017 has been extended to January 31, 2017! We made this decision because the INANE/MEDICC trip to Cuba is taking place January 14-22. Several INANE editors are registered for this trip and we wanted to make sure that everyone has sufficient time to submit an abstract for the conference!

dec-31-calendarWe have several terrific keynote speakers lined up, but the breakout sessions and posters are the “bread and butter” of an INANE conference. This is the time when you can share your innovations and your great ideas with your colleagues–and receive feedback and discussion through the interactive format of the session. If you have been thinking about submitting an abstract but haven’t quite gotten to it…here’s your chance. The deadline is 3 weeks from today and won’t be extended again.

Submit your abstract online–it is quick and easy. If you have any questions, send a message through the contact form.

Thanks and I look forward to seeing everyone in Denver!



  • Don’t forget to register for the 2017 INANE conference in Denver, Colorado. Today is the last day to receive the todayearly bird rate, so hurry to get your registration submitted!!
  • Abstracts are due by January 31, 2017, please don’t forget to get your abstract submitted, the link for submission is provided on the INANE website:

The 2017 INANE conference is coming up August 3rd through the 5th in Denver, Colorado. The conference is being held at the Brown Palace in downtown Denver. As you are planning on heading to the INANE conference, be sure and pack your walking shoes as Denver is known as the mile high city, and has the fourth most walkable downtown according to the Brookings Institute. If shopping is your passion, there is a free shuttle bus that can facilitate a day of shopping along the 16th Street Mall. Among the notable sites to visit for shopping and dining while in Denver is Union Station or the LoDo Historic District, which have been developed to house many shops, restaurants, and taverns.

Given the many site-seeing opportunities in downtown Denver, consider arriving early or extending your trip to enjoy the museums or make a reservation for a tour of the U.S. Mint. There are multiple opportunities for enjoying the beautiful scenery available in Denver, including the mile high City Park, which has splendid views of the mountains.

One Week from Today! Early Bird Registration!

Indeed!  Early Bird registration for INANE 2017 in Denver closes one week from today – January 6, 2017 at midnight,earlybird Mountain Standard Time.  The early bird fee is only $395 – after midnight, this rate goes up to $495.  So do not delay –
get your registration in now and start planning for a dynamite INANE experience!

Register now for $395 and save $100 off the regular registration rate.

Deadlines! Mark Your Calendar!


Just a reminder to everyone–there are deadlines for INANE 2017 coming up!

INANE 2017 is going to be another outstanding conference in a fabulous location–the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver! I know this is a busy time of year, but take a minute to register, submit an abstract, and encourage a colleague or protege to apply for a Mentoring Editors Award! Time is rushing by!

Happy Holidays to everyone and best wishes for a peaceful and safe 2017!


The famous Brown Palace, and how to get there!

Registration is now open for the 2017 INANE conference being held in downtown Denver, Colorado. The conference is being held at The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, located on 321 17th Street, in Denver, Colorado, 80202.  All the essential information you need is on the conference website, but this post sums it all up and gives a lot of useful information about where we will be and how to get there!

Accommodations: The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa

The conference is being held at The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, located on 321 17th Street, in Denver, Colorado, 80202. denver_co_hotels___the_brown_palaceThe Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, built in 1892, is an elegant hotel in downtown Denver Colorado. Known for fine dining and regal accommodations, the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa offer amenities focused on ensuring a restful and relaxing stay. The luxury hotel allows the guest to unwind in style, while also providing excellent services to address all of our meeting needs. No conference is complete without the added touch of a Spa and Salon in the facility, which allows you to relax and rejuvenate.



The Brown Palace provides an array of culinary opportunities, with 6 restaurants within the hotel, ranging from elegant fine dining to casual cuisine. Consider the opportunity to enjoy the spa, and then take part in a traditional afternoon tea complete with Devonshire cream with harps playing in the background at the Tea Room. Alternatively, if a champagne brunch is more in line with your idea of pampering, then the Ellyngton restaurant is where you will want to be. In addition to bison being grilled or the freshest of veggies, The Brown Palace has a variety of selections for your epicurean delight.


Denver is known for a vast array of museums, several of which are within easy walking distance from The Brown Palace Hotel. The Denver Art Museum presents a variety of international art throughout the year including traveling exhibits and displays. Art enthusiasts might find it even more intriguing to go to the Clyfford Still Museum, which is a tribute to the works of Clyfford Still, who is reported to be a controversial Abstract Expressionist. Another option is the History Colorado Center, which provides great insight for all members of the family, into Colorado history. Using an array of artifacts, media, and technology really helps bring the history of Colorado to life at the museum. Visits to Denver bring to mind the adventures of the well known Colorado native, Molly Brown. The Molly Brown House and Museum, in downtown Denver, provides a tribute to the  American philanthropist, socialite, and activist Margaret Brown. Finally, it would not be a trip to Denver without seeing the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, which holds natural history exhibitions, IMAX, and planetarium shows.


Airport: Denver International Airport (DEN)

Options for transportation from the airport:

From the Denver International Airport (DEN) to Denver Union Station, a $9 airport fare (each way) will get you to and from The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa in 37 minutes. A Line trains depart every 15 minutes during peak and every 30 minutes otherwise.

With Denver Union Station being only a 7 min cab ride, 15 minute free MallRide down 16th Street Mall, or a 20 minute walk from The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, a stay with us has never been more convenient.

If you are planning on renting a car or driving to Denver, here are the driving directions:

Driving Directions From The Airport:

Denver International Airport is approximately 22 miles from the hotel and takes between 25 to 40 minutes driving time, depending on the time of day.

  • Exit the airport on Pena Boulevard.
  • Drive 10 miles to I-70 west.
  • Drive on I-70 west 7 miles to Colorado Boulevard (exit 276B).
  • Turn left on Colorado Boulevard.
  • Drive south on Colorado Boulevard 2.3 miles to 17th Avenue and turn right.
  • Drive west on 17th Avenue 2.5 miles.
  • (Note: As York street is crossed, 17th Avenue becomes 18th Avenue).
  • Continue heading west on 18th Avenue to Tremont Street.
  • Veer left on Tremont Street. The front entrance of The Brown Palace Hotel will be on the left.

Directions from the Rocky Mountains and I-70 West:

  • From the foothills take 1-70 East to 6th Avenue Exit Continue on 6th Avenue Freeway East for approx. 10 Miles Turn Left at Lincoln Street
  • Continue on Lincoln Street to 18th Avenue (turn Left) Take 18th to Broadway and soft Left on to Tremont Street (follow green signs above)
  • The Grand Entrance to the Brown Palace Hotel is on Tremont Street A Doorman will be at the entrance to assist with valet parking

See you at the Brown Palace in August!

Prepared by Julia Snethen on behalf of the planning team:

Hosts: Karren Kowalski and Patricia Yoder-Wise

Planning Committee Members:

Liana Comacho
Peggy Chinn
Edna Hull
Elaine Miller
Leslie Nicoll
Julia Snethe

Have you registered for INANE 2017 yet? Now is the time!

earlybirdAs is our tradition, registration for our annual conference starts earlier than most, and this year is no exception!  Early Bird registration is only $395, and is available through January 6 at midnight Mountain Standard Time! After the January 6 deadline, the registration fee will put another #100 dent in your pocketbook, and after April 30, 2017, the price goes up to $595! So go to the registration page now and register now for this terrific savings!  If you are not able to click over to the registration page now, then put a note on your to-do list so that you do not miss this savings!

You may be asking – why so early?  The answer is simple – INANE is no ordinary group, and we have no ordinary way of financing what we do!  So to help finance the early arrangments that need to be set up, we ask people to register early!  We have no officers, no by-laws, no membership roster, no bank account!  We are simply a group of nursing journal editors and those who support our work – connected by our mutual dedication to providing the very best, reliable literature for all of the many nursing “audiences” who need what we produce.

Our annual conference has become even more vital than is was when INANE was founded in 1982 – publishing and the contexts in which scientific and professional journals are produced has changed in ways none of us could ever imagine.  Keeping up with the changes is almost impossible, and we can only do it with the support that INANE offers.

Our non-traditional form of non-organization is important, I believe, to maintain our independence from pressures and influences that could erode our commitment to editorial integrity. Our conferences provide access to information, discussion and careful deliberation of issues – shaped only by what we as nursing journal editors bring to the table.  This also means that we generate the financial resources to support our conferences – by attending the conference and registering early, we all provide the host team the resources needed to launch what happens on the ground in August!  We also do invite our publishers and other groups to support our conferences through sponsorships, but there are no strings attached!  We recognize their valuable contributions, but they ask nothing further in terms of our mission, our values or our deliberations.  All of this comes from us as nursing editors!

So plan to attend INANE 2017 in Denver, and register early!  We have a dynamite experience planned, and I know you will want to be a part of it!

Prepared by Peggy Chinn on behalf of the planning team:

Hosts: Karren Kowalski and Patricia Yoder-Wise

Planning Committee Members:

Liana Comacho
Peggy Chinn
Edna Hull
Elaine Miller
Leslie Nicoll
Julia Snethen