Call for Abstracts

12th Annual McGinley-Rice Symposium: The Face of the Person Who is Poor

The Call for Abstracts is now closed.

General Information

  • The lead author/presenter will be notified of the decision of the Review Committee by Friday, June 4, 2021, and must confirm participation in the symposium by Friday, June 11, 2021.

  • All abstracts will be blinded for peer review.

  • All presenters' names and the titles of their abstracts will be included in the symposium program booklet and website.

  • All presenters are required to be paid registrants of the conference.

  • Contact hours will be available. Duquesne University, School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

For questions and further information, contact Sr. Rosemary Donley ( or Kellie Dalton ( or 412.396.5203).

The 12th annual McGinley-Rice Symposium looks with compassion into the face of the person who is poor and views the world through his or her eyes. The 2021 symposium will be held on October 21-22, 2021.

The McGinley-Rice Symposium on Social Justice for Vulnerable Populations is a unique scholarly forum for nurses and other health care professionals to address issues of social justice in health care. Organized annually by the holder of the Jacques Laval Endowed Chair in Justice for Vulnerable Populations at the Duquesne University School of Nursing, the McGinley-Rice Symposium is an expression of the mission of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, the Catholic missionary order that founded Duquesne and assists needy and marginalized persons throughout the world.