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General Information:

2nd Annual Hybrid Conference:

Theme: Changing the Game and Forging New Paths, October 21-23, 2022 in "Charm City" Baltimore, Maryland at the Reginald F. Lewis Maryland African American History Museum. We will have exclusive access to the entire museum and all the exhibits!

This educational and networking event is expected to bring over 300 of nursing's top scholars, innovators, thought leaders, educators, and practice leaders across the country. Many vendors, advocates and allies will be in attendance to support the mission and vision of DOCs to increase diversity.

Conference Topics/Themes:

  • An all-star plenary lineup with presentations from preeminent leaders in research, clinical practice, academia, community, and advocacy!
  • Keynote speaker: Dr. Vernell DeWitty
  • Cross-cutting, interdisciplinary sessions, featuring work from nursing professionals are advancing the way in promoting diversity and transforming nursing practice!
  • 2 conference tracks and A virtual poster poster presentations from abstracts submitted on a broad range of topics.
  • Affordable registration fees priced to ensure the conference is widely accessible to all including conference registration scholarship
  • DOCs 2022 has something for everyone bringing together the best of the best of advocates, educators, health care, and nursing professionals to share ideas and practice.
  • Chances to network with a diverse audience
  • Convenient, virtual-live stream and in person access
  • Conference Giveaways & Conference Scholarships-
  • Conference swag-limited quantities!
  • This continuing education 7 contact hours sponsored by ONE Accord Health​

Check out our Vendor Prospectus! We need you there! Exhibit space available!!

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Conference at a Glance:

  • Friday: Networking event at Royal Sonesta Hotel
  • Saturday: Conference & Awards Gala
  • Sunday:
  • Closing webinar
  • Community service event: Zoom fundraiser-a-thon for a local nonprofit-It Takes Two, LLC


The Royal Sonesta, 550 Light St. Baltimore, MD.

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Group Code: G102122DNPS

If you want to check in Thursday Please contact



P: 410-347-9735 |


Get in your finest Black Tie Masquerade attire and join us at our first Gala and Mary Eliza Mahoney Scholarship & Award ceremony!

Tickets are sold separately.

+++Special Performance by Tray Chaney Featuring Robyn Roots

2020 Year of the Nurse+++

Check out the artist video

1st Annual MEMY Awards

Nominate your peers that are deserving of this recognition!

Submit Award nominations HERE

Community Service Event:

We are excited to announce we will be participating in a community service event!

We will be hosting a ZOOM Fundraiser-athon highlighting It Takes Two.

IT TAKES TWO, INC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of young people and increasing the opportunities of youth in Anne Arundel County, Prince George's County, and the greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. Our mission is to enhance the educational experiences for young people from single parent households by awarding scholarships to address a variety of basic as well as expansive educational needs. It is our goal to promote the significance of education, build self-awareness, and encourage our youth; ultimately creating tomorrow's leaders today.

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This educational activity approved by ONE Accord Health for 7.0 contact hours of accredited education.

All conference and gala fees are non-refundable.


Reginald F. Lewis Museum
East Pratt Street 830
Baltimore, Maryland

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Sponsors and Partners


  • Apparel

    Legacy Compressions LLC

  • Academic Institutions

    Johns Hopkins School of Nursing