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Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice Symposium

Join Cone Health to see how research generated by nurses contributes to the exceptional care provided in communities across North Carolina. Make plans today to attend our annual Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Symposium.

This year’s theme is: Reimagining Health Care Across the Continuum in 4-D Vision: Dream, Discover, Design, Disseminate

2016 Symposium Dates & Location

When: 7:50 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, November 18 (check-in begins at 7 a.m.)

Where: Greensboro Marriott Downtown, 304 N. Greene St., Greensboro, North Carolina

Why Attend the Symposium?

As the health care landscape rapidly changes to incorporate the needs of our communities, we must embrace a value-based continuum of care approach. Promoting a healthy community is paramount.

At the Cone Health Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Symposium, nurses and other health care providers enhance knowledge and develop strategies to integrate evidence-based practice and research into clinical practice and to create or influence health policy.

2016 Speakers & Events

Download the 2016 Cone Health Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Symposium Brochure [PDF] to see the day’s agenda and get details about fees and continuing education credits.

Keynote Speaker: Tara Hulsey, RN, CNE, FAAN, PhD

Tara HulseyTara Hulsey is the dean and E. Jane Martin Professor for the School of Nursing at West Virginia University (WVU). She’s held numerous leadership roles at the local, state, national, and international levels, most recently as the chair of the United Nations and Global Health Advisory Council for the International Honor Society for Nursing.

See the possibilities of nursing innovation as Hulsey presents her current work in developing a new model of health care that will be delivered across the state of West Virginia. Hulsey also will discuss the transformative ways the school of nursing is exploring avenues to strengthen care across the continuum by partnering with critical sites to address community health and health disparities. In this presentation, you’ll see tangible examples of how nursing impacts the quality of care and outcomes in communities

Closing Speaker: Bryan Sexton, PhD

Bryan SextonBryan Sexton is a psychologist and member of the Department of Psychiatry at Duke University Hospital. He’s also the director of the Patient Safety Center for the Duke University Health System.

Sexton has captured the wisdom of frontline caregivers through rigorous assessments of safety culture and teamwork. His research focuses on teamwork and safety practices in high-risk environments, such as the commercial aviation cockpit, the operating room, and the intensive care unit, and is funded by NASA, AHRQ, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Swiss National Science Foundation, and the Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz Foundation. His presentation will challenge us to critically assess our safety culture and environment.

General Session Presenter: Kathleen Vollman, RN, MSN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN

Kathleen VollmanKathleen Vollman is a critical care clinical nurse specialist, educator, consultant and owner of Advancing Nursing LLC. She’s published and lectured nationally and internationally on a variety of topics, including pulmonary care, critical care, prevention of health care acquired injuries, work culture and professional nursing.

Vollman currently focuses on creating empowered work environments for nurses through the acquisition of greater skills and knowledge. This general session highlights the power of the bedside nurse to drive nursing practice for the future

Register Today

Join hundreds of health care professionals from across the state at the fifth annual Cone Health Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. See details about the day’s schedule and register for event online through the Greensboro Area Health Education Center.