Beware of fake conferences!
April 2017 – We have become aware that some companies have been advertising conferences in nursing and other fields that appear to be less designed to advance scientific understanding than they are to extract funds from unwary conference speakers and participants. In some cases it appears that the names of nursing leaders have been publicly associated with these bogus “conferences” even though the leaders are not even aware of it! This seems to be part of a global industry that also includes dubious “academic” publications. The Federal Trade Commission is investigating at least one company in connection with claims of fraudulent academic publication. Read more about this unfortunate phenomenon in a New York Times article, a Science magazine article, in the Huffington Post and here. And be aware of your academic surroundings at all times! Thank you.