Keep Believing - 45th NAON Annual Congress - May 15-16, 2025


NAON invites you to submit a podium or poster presentation proposal for the 45th Annual Congress. This virtual conference provides opportunities to share and gain knowledge, expertise and perspectives through collaborative education and various modalities. NAON prioritizes inter-professional proposals. Perspectives from nurses, physicians, nurse practitioners, therapists and case managers/navigators add value to the education. Please note that all 45th Annual Congress sessions are expected to be presented live via NAON's selected virtual conference tool and must feature a real-time Q&A component to engage with the audience.

Submit a Podium or Poster Proposal

Important Submission Details

Podium presentation proposals are due by Monday, August 19, 2024.
Notifications of acceptance for podium presentations will be sent out via email by October 2024.

Poster presentation proposals are due by Monday, September 16, 2024.
Notifications of acceptance for poster presentations will be sent out via email by late November 2024.

All submissions are for the live, virtual conference event in May 2025. Please carefully follow the online directions when submitting presentation proposals. Incomplete proposals will be disqualified. It is the responsibility of the submitter to save their work through the application process to ensure the online proposal is complete. Note that there can be no more than two presenters per poster or three presenters per podium presentation. A proposal can be for either a podium or poster presentation, but not both. NAON does not accept any presentation or poster with bias or product promotion.

Planning Documents

Call for Presentations Details

Bio and Financial Relationship Form

Education Planning Table

Congress Learning Outcomes

  • Implement practice changes based on evidence-based practice, professional development and research in the care of the orthopaedic patient.
  • Impact patient outcomes through adoption of best practices and innovation. 
  • Contribute to a professional environment that encourages collegiality and networking among participants, associated with advancement in orthopaedic nursing education, practice and research. 
  • Enhance understanding of how orthopaedic nurses can assist in effectively managing patient care within an evolving health care system. 

Looking for Topic Ideas? 

These were the top ten topics based on feedback from NAON's 44th Annual Congress evaluations.

  1. Pain Management 
  2. Total Joint Replacement 
  3. Care Coordination/Nurse Navigation 
  4. Complications and Co-Morbidities in Ortho Patients 
  5. Professional Development 
  6. Ambulatory Care Settings/Same Day/Outpatient Surgeries 
  7. Staff Education/Competencies
  8. Advanced Practice with Pharmacology 
  9. Orthopaedic Trauma Best Practices 
  10. Certification (Joint Commission DSC or Center of Excellence) 

Podium and Poster Presentation Tracks 

  • Advanced Practice
  • Advancing Health Equity 
  • Ambulatory Care Setting 
  • Clinical Practice 
  • Education (Staff or Patient) 
  • Leadership 
  • Research 
  • Specialty Certification (ONC, ONP-C) 


If you have any questions or desire assistance or feedback, please contact Kayla Moor, NAON's education coordinator, prior to submission.