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-Thomas Jefferson


“Catalyzing Research in Nursing Practice”

5th Annual Penn Medicine Nursing Research Conference

Smilow Center for Translational Research, Rubenstein Auditorium

December 5th - 6th, 2016



Day 1 – December 5, 2016

7:00-8:00              Breakfast and Registration

8:00-8:20           Transition into auditorium and welcome

8:20-10:00             General Session

Ensuring Integrity of the Research Process: Nurses' Experiences and Insights – Presentation and Panel Discussion

Linda Hatfield, PhD, RN, NNP-BC

Panel Presentations

  • Articulating Clear Study Aims and Choosing the Right Study Design 

Speaker: Jill Doyle, BSN, RN, CEN

  • Data Collection and Data Management

Speaker: Marianne D. Bittle, MSN, RNC-OB

  • Planning for and Conducting Data Analysis

Speakers: Trish Maguire, MA, RN, BSN, CMSRN & 

            Sharon Kelly, BSN, RN-BC

  • Choosing the Best Venues for Dissemination of Findings  

Speaker: Richard Arbour, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN, CCNS, CCTC, FAAN

10:00-10:20          BREAK

10:20-12:00          General Session

Faculty Research Presentations – Programs of Research

Injury & Recovery: A Global Priority for Nursing Science

Therese Richmond, PhD, CRNP, FAAN

Research Using EHR Data and Informatics

Kathryn Bowles, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI

Building a Program of Study: Intensive Care Unit-Pediatric Nutrition Team

Sharon Irving, PhD, RN, CRNP, FCCM, FAAN

12:00-1:15               LUNCH

1:15-1:30                 Transition to afternoon breakouts

1:30-3:30                Concurrent Breakout Sessions

1:30-2:20 Concurrent Breakout Session 1

2:20-2:40 BREAK

2:40-3:30 Concurrent Breakout Session 2

3:30-4:00                Break/ Transition to Poster Session

4:00-6:00                Poster Session and Networking Reception

Day 2 – December 6, 2016

7:00-8:00             Breakfast and optional poster session

8:00-8:20             General Session


8:20-9:00             Wake up with Statistics

Rosemary Polomano, PhD, RN, FAAN

9:00-9:20             BREAK

9:20-11:30             Concurrent Breakout Sessions

9:20-10:10 Concurrent Breakout Session 3

10:10-10:25 BREAK

10:25-11:15 Concurrent Breakout Session 4

11:15-11:30                BREAK

11:30-12:30            General Session

Keynote Address – Using and Generating Evidence to Guide Best Practice and Reach the Quadruple Aim in Healthcare: Key Strategies for Success

Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN

12:30-1:45             LUNCH

1:45 – 2:30             Mentorship for Evidence-Based Practice and Research in the Clinical                                          Setting Presentation

Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN

2:30-3:00              Ask the Experts Q&A session

Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN

Barbara Medoff Cooper, PhD, RN, FAAN

3:00-3:20              BREAK

3:20-4:00              Engaging Nurses in Research: The Pursuit and Dissemination of New                                           Knowledge

Regina S. Cunningham, PhD, RN, AOCN, NEA-BC, FAAN

4:00 - 4:30             Closing Session & Poster Award Ceremony

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