Cleveland Clinic is hosting the 2019 PNEG conference. The conference provides professional nurse educators and academic nursing faculty with the knowledge, tools and resources to advance their professional development and clinical performance.

Conference Objectives:

  1. The learner will be able to explore collaborative relationships within nursing and interprofessional education to enhance education and practice.
  2. The learner will be able to identify leadership roles and opportunities for nurse educators practicing within the changing landscape of healthcare.
  3. The learner will be able to share innovative education approaches and strategies to enhance nursing education in all settings.


Thursday, October 3, 2019 - Sunday, October 6, 2019


InterContinental Hotel and Conference Center
9801 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106


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InterContinental Hotel Cleveland
9801 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
Phone Number: 855.765.8709
Conference Rate: $139.00
Group Name: CCF Nursing – PNEG



Registration Opens – June 2019

Conference Fees
Early Bird (6/1 to 7/31) Regular (8/1 to 9/15) Late (9/15 to 10/2)
Regular Attendee $575 $650 $775
Cleveland Clinic Caregiver $400 $450 $550
Single Day $300 $350 $400
Single Day-CCF Caregiver $210 $245 $280
Pre or Post Conference TBD TBD TBD
Exhibitors & Vendors

Exhibitors & Vendors

Online registration coming soon!

Exhibitor Space = $1,000

Each space includes a 6-foot table, one chair and a black tablecloth (upon request). Lunch will be provided on Friday and Saturday. Exhibitors may use backdrops or displays that are up to 6-Feet in width. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to win prizes by participating in an exhibitor game to encourage guests to stop by every table.

There are several opportunities available. For more information, please contact PNEGCLE@ccf.org.

Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to announce the Call for Speaker and Poster Abstracts for the 2019 Professional Nurse Educators Group (PNEG) Conference.

Submission Guidelines:
Please click here to access the PNEG electronic abstract management system. General abstract submission opens November 1, 2018 and closes March 29, 2019. Abstract notifications will be sent in early May, 2019.

Types of Presentations:
Abstracts may be submitted for an oral session or poster presentation. When submitting the abstract, the presenter will be asked to indicate if the abstract is to be considered for oral presentation only, poster presentation only, or are willing to be considered for either an oral or a poster presentation (only one format will be chosen and then assigned to the presenter).

Oral Session: Formal presentation in a lecture-style format lasting between 50-75 minutes.

Poster Presentation: Conference planners will supply an assigned presentation space and a 4-foot high by 6-foot wide cork display board. Format for the poster presentation should include a creative, visual presentation of the abstract content.

Poster presenters should be present at their poster display for at least a portion of assigned poster presentation times to allow colleagues to ask questions. Exact times are subject to the final program and will be communicated to presenters.

Abstract Categories/Themes:
The abstract is limited to 350 words, excluding the title. Abstracts should align with the conference theme (Collaborating, Leading, and Educating), and should fit into one of the following categories: Quality Improvement, Research, or Best Practice/Innovation. Authors should submit their work within the category and theme that they feel best fits.

Collaborating - different yet related health care groups working together to enhance nursing education and practice (e.g. Interprofessional Education; Clinical/Academic Partnerships, Community Partnerships)

Leading - inspiring and motivating nurses and other health care providers to seek unexpected and remarkable results within nursing education (e.g. influence strategies; leadership roles, skills or opportunities)

Educating - facilitating learning for nurses and other health care providers that develops knowledge, skills, values, and beliefs (e.g. innovative teaching strategies, new technological advances, continuing education)

Will projects/research in progress be accepted?
When deciding if you are going to submit your work, it is important to review all scoring criteria to ensure you can answer all of the criteria. Research submissions must be original research with completed results at the time of submission. Quality improvement and best practice/innovative practice submissions need to have been implemented.

Abstract Criteria:
The components of the abstract for each category are listed below to help presenters ensure they have included all required information based on scoring criteria. Presenters are encouraged to write the abstract in a word processing file (e.g. MS Word) and then cut and paste the appropriate sections into the abstract system. Please be sure to verify that special characters used are pasted correctly.

The final abstract (body of abstract) must be no more than 350 words (excluding the title and authors’ names/institutions). Please check the word count of your abstract in a word processing program prior to cutting and pasting the abstract into the online submission form. The abstract title should clearly indicate the nature of the subject. Acronyms should not be used in the title and should be written out on first mention. Do not include any identifying information in the abstract, such as the institution of the presenters or the institution where the project took place.

Abstracts are reviewed for completion of requested information according to category. Please review the criteria below for each category to ensure your abstract aligns with the category you are submitting to.

  • Research abstracts should include: Problem, Methods, Results, Conclusion (include IRB approval statement)
    Note: research should be original research with completed results at the time of submission.
  • Quality Improvement abstracts should include: Problem, Methods, Results, Implications for Nursing
  • Best Practice/innovative Practice abstracts should include: Problem, What is Known, Description of Best practice/Innovation, Implications for Nursing Education and Professional Development

The first presenter listed on the abstract submission will be the person who receives all correspondence from the PNEG Abstract Committee regarding the abstract. There is a maximum of 3 presenters per abstract. Once a decision has been made to accept the abstract for presentation, all presenters agree to register for the conference.

Abstract submission, review, and acceptance:
Abstracts must be submitted via the electronic abstract management system by the requested deadline. A blind review of the abstract is directed by the PNEG Abstract Review Committee and abstracts may be selected for an oral session or poster presentation. The abstract will be evaluated for the completion of requested information and adherence to all instructions. If an abstract does not adhere to the stated criteria, it will not be reviewed. Notice of the outcome of review will be sent early May, 2019.

Can I make changes to my abstract after it has been accepted?
Once you have submitted your abstract and it has been accepted, you are not able to make any changes to the abstract of the focus of the abstract.

Biographical data and conflict of interest disclosure forms
Biographical data and conflict of interest disclosure information is requested for any abstract submission. The primary author, primary presenter (if other than primary author), and any additional authors who are anticipated to be in attendance as presenters are requested to complete a copy of these forms and provide them with their abstract submission. All biographical data and conflict of interest disclosure forms should be included with the abstract submission.

ANCC Standards
Abstract authors must comply with the standards from ANCC Standards for Disclosure and Commercial Support. You may go to www.ana.org to download the entire document.

  • The abstract must be free of commercial interest
  • Commercial interest organizations are not eligible to submit abstracts
  • An individual must disclose any financial relationship with an entity with a commercial interest.
  • The content or format of the CNE activity or its related materials must promote improvements or quality in health care and not a specific proprietary business interest of an entity with a commercial interest.

Who do I contact for questions about abstract submissions?

For questions on abstract submission, please email:

Dr. Christian N. Burchill
Nurse Scientist, Office of Nursing Research and Innovation