20th Annual Children's Hospital Association of Texas (CHAT) Pediatric Nursing Conference – Back to the Future – Nursing in 2013

October 18-19, 2013

Purpose and Content

The purpose of this conference is to enhance the knowledge and practice of the pediatric registered nurse regarding the Institute of Medicine’s “Future of Nursing” report related to the transformation of nursing by addressing three key areas: Practice, Education, and Leadership.

Who Should Attend

Registered Nurse, Licensed Vocational Nurses, Nursing Students


Children’s Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation (CNE)

Nursing contact hours will be awarded.

Registration Information

Attendees are encouraged to register online.  For questions or concerns, please contact Tammy Morrison at 214-456-1691 or Jessica Hagman at 214-456-1890.

Registration Fees

  • $349 Registration after October 5th (Both Days)

  • $249 (Single Day)

  • $249 Poster Presenter (1st author only)

  • $600 Vendor Registration

Registration fee entitles the participant admission to the conference, parking, and access to vendors, continental breakfast, refreshment breaks and plated lunch.

Registration is confirmed upon receipt of registration fee. We are unable to process any registration without payment.

Call For Abstracts

Deadline: July 31, 2013

The theme for this year’s conference is “Back to the Future” based on the Institute of Medicine’s “Future of Nursing” report related to the need for transformation of nursing in three key areas: clinical practice, education and leadership. Posters should be applicable to one of the three key areas.

The 2013 CHAT Planning Committee invites you to submit an abstract proposal to be considered for presentation at the 20th annual conference. All submissions will undergo peer-review. Please submit a cover letter and a one-page abstract (350 word limit). Please note: Incomplete submissions will not be sent to reviewers for consideration. Details about timelines, abstract requirements, etc. are outlined in the Poster Guidelines Packet available at childrens.com/chatconference


Email Jessica Hagman at jessica.hagman@childrens.com to discuss pricing on the sponsorship of your choice.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Refund requests must be received two weeks prior to the conference. No refunds will be made thereafter.

Conference Location

The Westin Stonebriar
1549 Legacy Drive
Frisco, TX 75034

Parking is complimentary for all attendees. Transportation information can be found on the hotel website.

Keynote Speakers

Barbara Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP
Rustin Morse, MD