The 3rd Qilu International Young Nursing Scholars Forum
Jun 13-15, 2019
Call for Applications!
Submission deadline: March 15, 2019
With special excitement and enthusiasm, and on behalf of the School of Nursing and the Organization Committee, we are pleased to invite you to present your work at the 3rd Qilu International Young Nursing Scholars Forum, June 13-15th, 2019, Jinan, Shandong Province, China. We
will cover travel cost for accepted speakers.
I. About Shandong University
Shandong University is a national key comprehensive university under the direct jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education. It is a member
university of Project 211 and Project 985, two national key construction projects to support the development of high-quality universities. As a
prestigious research-oriented educational institute, SDU has a long history, a variety of disciplines, strong academic strength, and distinctive
Shandong University is one of the initiative universities of modern Chinese higher education. Its medical school was established in 1864 and
signified the beginning of modern Chinese higher education. It covers a broad and comprehensive range of academic disciplines, including
philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine and nursing, management, and fine
arts. For more than 100 years, Shandong University has been following the mission of “Reserve talents for the world, and seek prosperity for
the nation” and the motto of "Noble in spirit, endless in knowledge." To fulfill this aim, it has cultivated over 400,000 talented young people
of various fields and specialties, and has been making significant contributions for regional, national and international economic and social
Shaped by Confucius’ philosophy and Qilu Culture, the university develops a climate that respects and promotes openness, freedom and
congruence of diversities in academy. It pursues connotative development, quality promotion, feature building and internationalization to
achieve the goal of becoming one of the world’s highest ranking universities.
For more information of the university, see http://www.en.sdu.edu.cn/About_SDU/Introduction.htm
II. About SDU Nursing
The School of Nursing is one of the thirty academic schools in Shandong University. It was established in 1914 as the first bachelor nursing
program in mainland China. It is a key institution to educate and nurture nursing professionals and experts for the country especially the
Eastern China. According to the Best Chinese Subjects Rankings 2018 and China Discipline Ranking by the Chinese Ministry of Education,
SDU is among the top-ranked nursing schools in Mainland China.
SDU Nursing offers programs at all levels including baccalaureate, master and doctorate levels. It is also a research base for postdoctoral
fellows. SDU Nursing attaches importance to nursing research and has an excellent record of grants and publications. It also emphasizes
international communication and collaboration, and develops close relationships with many international institutes, such as Karolinska
Institute, Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Texas at Tyler, and University of South Australia.
Inheriting the fine tradition of Qilu Culture, SDU Nursing is devoted to fostering nursing talents with international vision, innovative thinking,
high-skilled practical ability, and high sense of social responsibility, and to making more contributions to people’s wellbeing and health.
SDU Nursing is hiring!
SDU Nursing seeks candidates for a variety of tenure-tracked faculty positions, including assistant, associate and full research professor. If you have a
passion for excellence in nursing and health-related education and research, SDU is the right choice for any point in your professional journey. More
information about hiring and recruitment can be found http://www.nursing.sdu.edu.cn/info/1043/1497.htm. Should you have any question,
please contact Ms. Jingju Guo at email@example.com.
III. About the Forum
The Qilu International Young Nursing Scholars Forum (QIYNSF) was first initiated in 2017 to provide a platform to share insights and promote
collaborative research among young nursing scholars from different institutions worldwide. In addition, it is also designated to foster the future of the SDU Nursing by expanding our talent pool and attracting young talent scholars to pursue a career at SDU Nursing. The 1st and 2nd QIYNSF in 2017 and 2018 turned out to be a great success. More than 30 nursing PhD students, post doctorate fellows, and young faculty who were educated or working in the USA, Canada, England, Australia and China presenting their research to more than 500 attendees from the country.
In 2019, we continue to host the 3rd QIYNSF to fulfill the forum theme, "Innovation, Collaboration, Promotion, & Leading". The forum will
continue to provide an opportunity to network and create collaborations among young nursing scholars. Attendees will have ample
opportunities to learn about recent advances in the field and share their work and ideas with others who are committed to the advancement
IV. Call for Abstracts for Oral Presentations:
Presentations that demonstrate state of the science nursing research, education, and evidence-based practice projects or papers are invited.
Speakers are required to have education background in nursing or related disciplines, and be Doctorate Degree holders or be
graduated with doctorate degree by the end of year 2019. They are expected to provide information, strategies, and/or tools relevant to
nursing researchers, educators, practitioners, and/or policy makers to advance their work. Topics on all aspects of nursing research are
welcome, whereas those on nursing education, mental health, aging and geriatric nursing, chronic disease nursing, and translational
research are preferred.
Oral presentations will feature completed research, education, evidenced-based practice projects or papers related to nursing. Speakers will
be grouped in sessions by topic area and will present at their assigned concurrent session using PowerPoint slides. The oral presentation
length will be 35 minutes, which includes time for questions and discussion.
l Abstracts and applicant’s information must be submitted in English or Chinese by filling in the application form and send it to
Ms. Jingju Guo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
l Abstracts must include: Background and Purpose, Model / Framework, if used, Methods, Results, Conclusions and Implications.
l Word limit: Abstract in English should have at least 200 words and there is no maximum limit. Abstract in Chinese should have
500 to 800 words.
l Abstracts will be blind reviewed and evaluated for their scientific merit and their relevance to nursing research, education, and
Due dates and notification:
l Abstract submissions will be accepted until Friday, March 15, 2019.
l Notification of the Organization Committee's decision to accept or decline your abstract will be sent to you no later than
Friday, March 29, 2019.
SDU Nursing will provide the following for accepted speakers.
l Speakers who need to transport from foreign countries to Jinan will be reimbursed the airfare cost of round-trip international
economy-class flight (up to 10,000 Chinese Yuan, invoice or receipt is required for reimbursement).
l Free registration, meals, and accommodation in Jinan;
l A fix amount of stipend to support domestic transportation and other expenses within Mainland China.
VI. Forum Schedule
8:30 am - 9:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 5:10 pm
8:30 am – 11:35 am
11:35 am – 11:45 am
If you have any questions, please contact Jingju Guo at email@example.com.
Please feel free to share this email with your colleagues and students.
We look forward to receiving your application submission.
Kefang Wang, PhD, RN
Dean and Professor, School of Nursing, Shandong University
QIYNSF Organization Committee Chair