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NASW announces call for proposals for 2016 National Conference

Conference will bring together leading minds in social work to share best practices, key advances

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) invites submissions of proposals to present at the 2016 NASW "Leading Change, Transforming Lives National Conference. NASW welcomes compelling proposals that address a wide range of topics related, but not limited to promoting social equity and justice, upholding the pursuit of excellence in ethics, and using evidenced-based practices.

"Our national conferences have brought together some of the leading minds in social work to share best practices and discuss key advances in the profession, said NASW Manager of Conference and Event Planning Richard Loomis. "We look forward to receiving engaging proposals to be presented at the 2016 National Conference.

Abstracts are encouraged in all social work practice areas, and at all levels of practice (micro, mezzo, or macro). These concepts can be demonstrated through the following tracks (which are not mutually exclusive):

  • The Power of Leadership

  • Innovations in Practice

  • Promoting Social Equity and Justice

  • Upholding Excellence in Ethics

  • Advancing Clinical Social Work Practice

For more information on the 2016 NASW National Conference and Call for Proposals go to

NASW encourages social work and allied professionals to be a part of this valuable professional development experience in the nation’s capital by sharing their knowledge, innovative solutions and strategies with colleagues from all over the country at NASW’s meeting of the profession—the 2016 NASW National Conference.

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), in Washington, DC, is the largest membership organization of professional social workers with 130,000 members. It promotes, develops, and protects the practice of social work and social workers. NASW also seeks to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through its advocacy.