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-Thomas Jefferson


“Nursing Research: Improving the Care of Vulnerable Populations”

6th Annual Penn Medicine Nursing Research Conference

Houston Hall

December 7th-8th, 2017



Day 1 – December 7, 2017

7:30-8:45    Breakfast and Registration

8:45-9:00    Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00-10:35   Faculty Symposium

                Defining Nursing's Role in Improving Health Outcomes among Older Minority 

                Hospitalized Patients                      

                J. Margo Brooks Carthon, PhD, RN, FAAN

               Sleep and other Behavioral Considerations for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

               Margaret C. Souders, PhD, CRNP

                Breastfeeding, Vulnerable Infants, and Health Policy

                Diane L. Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN

10:35-10:55  BREAK

10:55 -12:00  Keynote Address

                 We're Here Because We Care...Building Healthy Communities Together

                 Loretta Sweet Jemmott, PhD, RN, FAAN

12:00-1:00     LUNCH

1:00-1:10       Transition to afternoon breakouts

1:10-3:30       Concurrent Breakout Sessions and Workshops

                  1:10-2:10 Concurrent Breakout Session 1 (or Workshop Session 1)

                  2:10-2:30 BREAK

                  2:30-3:30 Concurrent Breakout Session 2 (or Workshop Session 1)

3:30-5:30     Poster Session and Networking Reception

4:30-6:00      Special Session for Directors and Leaders of Research

Day 2 – December 8, 2017

7:30-8:30       Breakfast and Optional Poster Session


7:45-8:30       Wake Up With Statistics:  Matching Your Study Aims to Data Analysis Plan

                  Rosemary C. Polomano, PhD, RN, FAAN


8:30-8:45     Welcome and Remarks


                   General Sessions

9:00-10:00     The Opioid Epidemic: Caring for Vulnerable Populations

                   Peggy Compton, PhD, RN, FAAN

10:00-10:40    Adults with Heart Failure: Instrument Development and Psychometric Testing  

                   Barbara Riegel, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA


10:40-11:00    BREAK


11:00-12:00    Nurse Scientists in Practice: Engaging Nurses in Scientific Inquiry

                   Moderator: Rebecca Trotta, PhD, RN
                   Panelists: Chris Burchill, PhD, MSN, RN, CEN
                   Carolyn Davidson, PhD, RN, CCRN-a, ARNP, CHPQ

                   Jennifer Day, PhD, RN

12:00-1:00     LUNCH


1:00-1:10        Transition to Breakout Sessions


1:10-3:30        Concurrent Breakout Sessions and Workshops

                   1:10-2:10 Concurrent Breakout Session 3 (or Workshop Session 2)

                   2:10-2:30 BREAK

                   2:30-3:30 Concurrent Breakout Session 4 (or Workshop Session 2)


3:30-4:00       Closing Remarks

                   Jacqueline Somerville, PhD, RN, FAAN

4:00-4:15        Poster Awards

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