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AFN National Conference
Virtual Conference

Advancing the Global Practice of Forensic Healthcare
November 7–8, 2024

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Call for Abstract Proposals

The Academy of Forensic Nursing is inviting conference presentation proposals to be considered for our virtual conference, AFN National: Advancing the Global Practice of Forensic Healthcare, November 7–8, 2024. This two-day virtual conference is designed to promote excellence in evidence-based practice for both novice and advanced practice forensic nurses. Our goal is to share innovative techniques and research with attendees that also informs an interprofessional approach to professionals working with humans affected by violence and trauma. The AFN conference is open to healthcare professionals, law enforcement professionals, attorneys, court and judiciary staff, and victim advocates. AFN seeks to provide opportunities for presentation, nationally and internationally, while highlighting innovative evidence-based practices.


The Academy of Forensic Nursing is seeking abstract proposals for presentations that meet the following conference objectives.


  • Improve the response to populations affected by sexual assault, domestic violence, child maltreatment, stalking, human trafficking, elder abuse, and gender-based crimes

  • Support collaboration among criminal justice, healthcare, law enforcement, and community professionals through an interprofessional approach

  • Demonstrate contemporary practices and research that supports innovative, evidence-based practice models for Forensic Nurses


Abstracts will be chosen regionally as follows:

  • International (outside the US)

  • Eastern

  • Central

  • Mountain

  • Pacific/Alaska/Hawaii


Who Should Submit an Abstract?

  • Forensic nurses and healthcare professionals

  • Educators and researchers

  • Students

  • Interprofessional partners & allies


All materials must be submitted by July 1, 2024, for your abstract to be considered.

Applicants will be notified about their abstract's acceptance the week of September 1, 2024.


If accepted, your presentation, any polling questions (if used), continuing education documents, and marketing needs are due to the conference planners no later than October 15, 2024.

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Virtual Only!


General Information:

Join your colleagues at the Academy of Forensic Nursing for the second annual National Conference, offered entirely online, November 7–8, 2024. This virtual conference will promote excellence in evidence-based practice to both novice and advanced practice forensic nurses, and will inspire innovative techniques and research that informs an interprofessional approach for those working with people affected by violence and trauma.


The conference is open to healthcare professionals, law enforcement professionals, attorneys, court and judiciary staff, and victim advocates.


The conference will stream live daily, and recordings will be available for one month following the close of the event.

Registration Cost:
Two Days – Virtual Only
Registration Opens June 1
AFN Member – Early Bird $175 ($225 after July 31)
Non-Member – $345
Student (Not Licensed) – $100
Opens June 1
Continuing Education Disclosure


The purpose for the conference is two-fold.  First, nurses, forensic nurses, and other health care providers need current, evidence-based education at the novice and the advanced level in order to promote innovative application of practice and research in the multidisciplinary work with victims of violence across the lifespan.  Second, novice and expert forensic providers need opportunities to highlight and share their innovative EBP.  To meet this purpose, novice and expert presenters from the U.S. and Internationally – four U.S. regions (East, Central, Mountain, Pacific/Alaska/Hawaii) and international – were chosen for this two-day conference.


Criteria for Successful Completion:

Participants will attend live on November 7 & 8, 2024. Recordings will be available 24–48 hours after the live session and will be available for asynchronous viewing through Dec 8, 2024.


  • Participants will need to attend a minimum of 90% of each presentation session that they wish to obtain credit for and complete an attestation/verification statement of attendance.

  • Upon completion of live date attendance, a CE certificate for up to 12.25 contact hours will be awarded. This is commensurate with participation.

  • Live and asynchronous attendees will be confirmed by combination of Zoom attendance reports and attestation statements.  Completion of a post-attendance survey is also expected.



There is no relevant financial disclosure with ineligible companies for any program planner or presenter involved with this activity. 

The Academy of Forensic Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development with by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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