Friday 8 October 2021

UGONSA Announces a New Date For Its 20th Professional Conference: Calls for Abstract


The University Graduates of Nursing Science Association (UGONSA), also known as the Graduate Nurses Association of Nigeria (GNAN), will now hold its 20th National Professional Conference and Scientific Update from Monday, July 11 to Friday, July 16, 2022, at Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. UGONSA cordially invites all Nursing & Midwifery Professionals to submit abstracts in research, project, dissertation, clinical update, thesis, or theoretical/conceptual framework to be considered for presentation at the conference. Project papers should include best evidence-based practices.

THEME: Progressive Nursing & Midwifery Education and Practice Reforms: Who, How, When?

TAG: The conference shall be tagged "NURSING EDUCATION REFORMATION SUMMIT."

Submission Deadline

Materials should be received by UGONSA no later than Midnight on Friday, April 30, 2022, as an extension may not be granted. Materials should be submitted electronically, in Microsoft words format, through the UGONSA official email address,

Abstract Review and Selection Process

After the submission deadline, all completed and eligible abstracts will be made available to UGONSA Abstract Reviewers (AR) for blinded review, vetting, and scoring following satisfaction of originality index test. The final decision will be made by the programme committee in late May 2022.

Abstracts will be evaluated and scored solely on their scientific merits.

Incomplete Abstracts will not be reviewed.

Likewise, any material that fails the originality index test will be regarded as plagiarized work and will accordingly be rejected.

Acceptance/Rejection Notification

Notification regarding acceptance or rejection of abstracts will be sent to the presenting author in early June 2022 by email; consequently, an accurate email address is critical. If you submitted an abstract and did not receive any notification at this specified time, you should send us an email via or visit our news site,, and fill the contact form.

 If your abstract is accepted, the email will specify whether it is accepted for presentation at the plenary session or whether it has been selected to be published in our book of abstracts or journal only.

If, after completing your submission, you did not receive a confirmation email from UGONSA within 72 hours, you should contact us as stated above.

Abstract Submission Fee: Not Applicable

Conference Registration fee and accommodation

The Conference schedule and registration modalities will be on the conference posters and fliers that will be published by April 2022. The registration fee is N15000 (fifteen thousand naira) for Graduates and N7000 (seven thousand five hundred naira) for undergraduates. The fee shall cover the conference T-shirt, bag, Book of Abstracts, The Nursing Scope Journal, conference materials, and meals (breakfast and lunch) only. Each of the participants shall pay for accommodation. UGONSA shall bargain and arrange for decent and affordable hotel accommodation in Abakaliki within the price range of N4000 (four thousand naira) to N8000 (Eight thousand naira) per night to make the cost of lodging minimal and considerate for participants.

Conference Programme

The onsite printed programme will include the specific time for each abstract presentation and the moderator's name for each session. Abstracts may list multiple study authors.

Presentation at the Conference

The presentation at the conference must reflect the submitted abstract. In particular, the abstract title, authorship, and scientific content of the presentation at the conference must match the submitted abstract, although updates can be added.

Guidelines for Paper Presentation at the Conference

Papers must not exceed 15 pages in Microsoft word, including tables and references, and should be typed double line spaced (Times New Roman font size 14) on A4-sized paper.

APA referencing format, 7th edition, should be used.

UGONSA shall make hard copies available to participants during the conference. Papers should include a cover page with title, author's/authors' name(s), institutional affiliation, and email address.


Each submitter will be notified about the programme committee's decision on the acceptance of an abstract. Each author shall be asked to accept the invitation to present. Presenters must take their commitment to make presentations, except in cases of a true emergency, very seriously. In such a case, UGONSA shall publish an errata sheet to be distributed with the proceedings indicating the names of individuals and their abstract titles that have been listed for presentation but would no longer be presented at the conference.  If a scheduled presenter fails to show up for reasons other than the aforementioned, such shall attract blacklisting, which shall cause UGONSA to refuse to accept subsequent works from the affected author in the future.

Abstract Withdrawal

Once an abstract is accepted, a written request to withdraw should be submitted no later than June 15, 2022, through if the author decides to withdraw the abstract for any reason. Abstracts may not be withdrawn after this deadline.

UGONSA reserves the right to withdraw abstracts that violate the Association's policies and guidelines, such as those that have failed the originality index test for plagiarism, or have been deemed scientifically unsound, or have been found to include inaccurate data, etc.


For further inquiry, kindly contact:

University Graduates of Nursing Science Association (UGONSA), CAC/IT/69387


  1. UgoUGO! Make a positive change. I love this. May God spare our lives till that time.

  2. Please must the abstracts be on the theme? The nursing education reformation?.
    Thank you

  3. Nice one...
    Positive Change activated.

  4. This is a good one, kudos, please must all the abstracts be on the theme of the conference?

  5. The abstract can be on any theme. If you have any inquiry, please direct it to or