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The 2019 Penn Medicine Nursing Research Conference will feature the following breakout sessions. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend three sessions of their choosing. Additional details will be added as they are finalized.


“Getting your Study Started in the Clinical Setting: Recipe for Success”  - Robin Hermann, MSN, RN, CCRP

This session will review strategies to ensure your research study unfolds smoothly.  Key topics such as ensuring the right study design, procedures, data collection and management, etc.  


“Can it Work?: Using Design Thinking to Rapidly Test Assumptions” - David Resnick, MEd, MPH 

This session will introduce innovation strategies to set up your research intervention for success before launch. Learn how to identify component assumptions underlying your intervention idea, as well as how to rapidly design quick tests and prototypes to de-risk those assumptions. These steps will help you generate the early signals you need to craft a research intervention that will be successful in the long run.”


“The nuts, bolts, and pitfalls of putting evidence into practice”  - Cindy Brockway, MSN, RN, CCRP and Cheryl Monturo, PhD, MBE, ACNP-BC

This educational session will include examples of the winding path to practice change, including several examples of different projects.  


“Implementation Science: the Key to Sustainability” Rebecca Trotta, PhD, RN

This session will introduce attendees to implementation science, a rapidly emerging research approach focused on translating evidence into practice. Widely applicable frameworks for behavior change will be described.


“Publishing Your Scholarship: How to Get Started and See it Through”  - Marilyn Stringer, PhD, WHNP, FAAN

Writing a manuscript for publication can seem like a daunting task. This session will describe how to get started and see your work through to publication. Topics will include choosing the right journal, creating and sticking to a timeline, and ensuring your manuscript is publication-ready. The session will also cover common pitfalls and how to avoid them. 


“Writing a Winning Abstract for Professional Conference Presentation” - Pamela Cacchione, PhD, CRNP, BC, FGSA, FAAN and Linda Hatfield, PhD, NNP-BC, FAAN

Presenting your scholarship at a professional conference is an excellent way to disseminate your work. This session will teach participants how to prepare a compelling abstract, including tips for aligning with conference objectives.

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