Next SAMRM Conference Title:

Facilitating Holistic Nursing Care Through a Cultural Lens

Date: September 19th - 21st, 2018

Location: Bemidji, Minnesota; Hampton Inn and Suites

The 17th biennial conference will be held in Bemidji, MN known as the first city on the Mississippi and home to lumberjack legend Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. The Hampton Inn and the DoubleTree Hotel (adjacent to one another) are located on the shores of Lake Bemidji. Paved hiking trails right outside the hotel doors lead hikers around the lake and into Bemidji State Park. September in northern Minnesota is a perfect time to experience the fall colors. Visitors may enjoy the changing leaves on the 30-minute drive to the Headwaters of the Mississippi in Itasca State Park.

Come explore the nature and Northwoods of Bemidji, Minnesota and enjoy a nursing conference that invigorates & re-energizes the mind and soul.

Hotel room have been reserved at both the Hampton Inn (218-751-3600), and the DoubleTree Hotel (218-441-4400), for September 18-22nd. The rooms are reserved under SAMRM. The Hampton Inn rate is $129/night (plus taxes and fees) and the DoubleTree rate is $139/night (plus taxes and fees). The blocked rooms will be released by the hotels 30 days prior to the conference.


The conference itself is being held at the

Hampton Inn.

Conference Theme:

This engaging two-day international conference provides a forum to discuss strategies for providing nursing care based on understanding the client’s worldview within a cultural perspective. Through this lens the foundation essential to facilitating the client’s healing, health, and wellbeing will be shared. Invited speakers will address issues relevant to understanding the client’s worldview and cultural perspective to enhance health, wellness, and wellbeing. Conference participants will be engaged through dialogue and experiential opportunities.

We welcome Poster Presentations submissions. Poster Presentation abstracts need to be submitted to Dr. Eileen Curl at eileen.curl@lamar.edu by September 1st, 2018. Poster abstract must support the conference goals listed below:

  • Encourage intercultural dialogue to facilitate healing, health and well-being through understanding the client’s worldview and cultural perspective.
  • Disseminate knowledge and application of Modeling and Role-Modeling holistic nursing theory acquired through research, practice, and teaching.
  • Provide a forum for intercultural dialogue on holistic nursing concepts in relation to Modeling and Role-Modeling theory.
  • Inspire best practices, education and research grounded in holistic relationship-centered nursing across populations and cultures.
For questions contact Dr. Curl at eileen.curl@lamar.edu.

1. Click “2018 Conference Brochure” button. To register download the 2018 Conference Brochure PDF to your computer. Re-name the PDF using: FIRSTNAME_LASTNAME_SAMRM_2018_REGISTRATION.
2. Open this new PDF file with Adobe Acrobat. Scroll down to pg. 6, enter your registration information. Select your Wednesday and Concurrent Sessions on pg. 6 & 7. Save the changes your made. You may make hotel reservations via the links found on the bottom of pg. 3.
3. If you are paying electronically you may click on the link titled, MRMNursingTheory.org in the Credit Card section. This will redirect you to the payment options screen. Scroll to the bottom and pay for your registration by clicking the Add to Cart button.
4. Send your registration form to us is by e-mail to: bahopkins@hughes.net Email Subject line should read: First Name, Last Name, SAMRM 2018 REGISTRATION. Attach the saved NAME_SAMRM_2018_Registration PDF form saved on your computer to your email. If you would like to mail your registration form via USPS, simply print registration PDF form and send to:
Bobbi Hopkins, SAMRM; 11723 FM 580 East Kempner, TX 76539

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For group rates (4 of more people) please contact Dr. Margaret Erickson at ahncc@flash.net for further information.

Regular Registration (After July 15th, 2018)
2018 Conference Single Day Options

Please Note: When you reserve via PayPal, Please download and complete the above electonically-fillable PDF, which has all of the conference session options for you to choose from.