25th anniversary nurse leadership forum

november 14 – 18, 2021 Westin La Paloma | Tucson, AZ

Unmasking Greatness: Redefining our role as nurse leaders

Health and safety is our top priority as we return to in person events. Synova Associates will convene a Health and Safety Committee to create and implement strict safety measures. The event space at the 25th Anniversary Nurse Leadership Forum will allow for physical distancing of at least 6 feet for general sessions and generous exhibit space. Synova Associates will carefully monitor both attendee and sponsor registration to ensure we are below capacity. For more on the hotel’s safety plan, click here.

Registration fees 

Main Conference Registration: $647 USD

Pre-Conferences:  TBA

Register here: https://zfrmz.com/ppTRkt6L2foP8acmRuty


Call for Abstracts 

The conference committee invites you to submit an abstract for:

  • 60 minute session
  • 20 minute session
  • Posters

Abstract due date: September 1, 2021. Notification will be by email by October 1, 2021. The conference does not provide any support for abstract presenters, regardless of presentation outcome. Abstract presenters must register to attend the entire conference.

Please contact Lori Gunther at lgunther@synovaassociates.com with questions.

Submit Abstracts here: https://zfrmz.com/IW9rsJh0PQhuEo8wdyvW




Hotel Accommodations 

The 25th Anniversary Nurse Leadership Forum will be held at the Westin La Paloma

Westin La Paloma Resort

3800 East Sunrise Drive

Tucson, AZ 85718


The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa is a AAA Four-Diamond hotel in the middle of the Sonoran Desert. With staggering views of the Santa Catalina Mountains, activate your sense of adventure with a stroll through Sabino Canyon. Our resort balances activity with leisure, offering dynamic work spaces at our full-service business center and five outdoor pools with cabanas, chaise lounge chairs and shimmering waterfalls.

A limited block of rooms is being held at a special group rate of $179 per night (plus tax). The resort fee is waived. Reservations must be made prior to October 28, 2021; rooms will be available as space allows.

Air and Ground Transportation

Tucson International Airport is the closest airport to the conference center. Super shuttle, rental cars, taxis and Ubers are available.



The 25th Anniversary Nurse Leadership Forum is approved for approximately 14 contact hours through Abbott Nutrition Health Institute. The pre-conferences and post-conference will be awarded contact hours depending on the length of the program.



Contact mgehl@synovaassociates.com to process the following registration changes:

Within 14 days of registration: Must be received in writing within 14 days of registration. A processing fee of $100 will be deducted from each refunded registration.

Cancellations requesting a refund or transfer credit: Must be received in writing by September 1, 2021. A processing fee of $100 will be deducted from each refunded registration. No refunds will be granted after September 1, 2021.

Attendee substitutions: Must be received in writing at any point before the conference begins.


Program Changes

Synova reserves the right to make necessary changes in speakers, topics or schedule. The most up-to-date agenda is online.



Please contact Melissa Gehl at mgehl@synovaassociates.com or 414-394-3675.

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Call for Abstracts

Are you interested in submitting an abstract for a 60 or 20 minute speaking spot, or a poster?

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