Call for Abstracts

11th Annual McGinley-Rice Symposium: The Face of the Person Who is Hungry

The Call for Abstracts is now over. The lead author/presenter will be notified of the decision of the Review Committee by Wednesday, July 22, 2020, and must confirm participation in the Symposium by Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

General Information

  • All abstracts will be blinded for peer review. Each research abstract submission will be classified as either "completed research" or "ongoing research." Abstracts representing completed research will be reviewed for podium or poster presentation. Abstracts representing ongoing research will be reviewed for poster presentations only.

  • 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.

  • Continuing Education credits will be available from the Pennsylvania Nurses Association and the Pennsylvania chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

About the Event

The 11th annual McGinley-Rice Symposium looks with compassion into the face of the person who is hungry and
views the world through his or her eyes. The 2020 symposium will be virtually held on October 22-23, 2020.

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.

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