October 15 - 16, 2020  
Ontario, CA

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vited to submit abstracts for the 25th SIGMA SOCAL ODYSSEY CONFERENCE 2020 Year of the Nurse: Honoring Nursing Excellence on October 15th and 16th at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport, 222 N Vineyard Ave, Ontario, California 91764.

The deadline for submission is June 19th 2020.

This conference is sponsored by: Azusa Pacific University/Iota Sigma; California Baptist University/Chi Mu; CSU Dominguez Hills/Xi Theta; CSU Fullerton/Upsilon Beta; CSU Los Angeles/Nu Mu; CSU San Bernardino/Rho Beta; CSU San Marcos/Phi Theta; Chamberlain University/Phi Pi; Loma Linda University/Gamma Alpha; Mount St. Mary’s University/Phi Lambda; San Diego State University/Gamma Gamma; University of San Diego-Point Loma Nazarene University/Zeta Mu; University of California Los Angeles-CSU Northridge-CSU Channel Islands/Gamma Tau; University of Phoenix, Southern California Campus/Omicron Delta; Vanguard University-Concordia University Irvine, Psi Theta At Large; West Coast University/Chi Beta; and Western University of Health Sciences/Phi Alpha.

COVID-19 Update: Although COVID-19 pandemic is upon us currently, we are committed to presenting this essential face-to-face conference in mid-October. The Southern California Sigma Chapters will provide ongoing updates. If public health constraints prevent the face-to-face conference in mid-October, participants (e.g. speakers, abstract submitters, registrants) will be notified regarding determined alternative plans.

More information to come on the California Odyssey conference!  The Call for Abstracts for our 25th Sigma SoCal Odyssey Conference is available below.  Abstract Deadline is June 19, 2020. 

2020 Sigma SoCal Odyssey Conference Brochure


Fall Conference

November 7, 2020 
Phoenix, AZ 

Ru14EbNeT0bgpLRx9rI5_temp.pngKeynote speaker will be the Sigma President
Richard Ricciardi, PhD, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN, is the 33rd president of Sigma. Each president presents a call to action to help guide members and chapters as we strive to fulfill our mission. President Ricciardi call asks us to “infuse joy" to achieve Sigma's vision of global nursing excellence.

President Ricciardi's call asks us to infuse joy into all we do. All healthcare workers face challenges that can trigger burnout, such as staffing shortages, incivility or violence, lack of control in the workplace, barriers to education, and misaligned policies and regulations. Instead of viewing these issues as insurmountable and inevitable, he asks us to seize the opportunity to improve our experiences and work cultures.

As Sigma members, we are well-positioned to infuse joy into practice in clinical, administrative, research, and policy settings. President Ricciardi’s call to action highlights three essential elements – the ABCs – that promote joy: Awareness, Balance & Purpose, and Co-creation.

Plan now to submit your abstract for a podium or poster session at Omicron Delta's Fall Conference. Our conference theme is  “A Vision for 2020 and Beyond: Celebrating Nursing.” Our keynote speaker is Sigma President Richard Ricciardi, PhD, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN. Click on the link below for details about the call for abstracts. The deadline to submit an abstract is 7.15.2020. 

*Important Note: In the event there are travel or gathering restrictions at the time of the conference due to COVID19, it will still be held virtually.


Sigma Biennium - Omicron Delta Pre-Conference Workshop 

Location:  Washington, DC 

Friday - November 15th, 2019

Creative Synergy:  Melding Change Leadership, QI and EBP

Featured Speaker:  Dr. Marybeth Flynn Makic

Washington DC Walk for Water! 
Our service activity that immediately followed the pre-conference on the 15th.