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5th Annual Cone Health Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Symposium

Re-imagining Health Care Across the Continuum in 4D Vision: Dream, Discover, Design, Disseminate

Friday, November 18, 2016 - Greensboro-Marriott Downtown

Call for Abstracts

As the landscape of healthcare rapidly changes to incorporate the needs of our communities, it is imperative that a value-based continuum of care approach is embraced. As healthcare professionals, promoting a healthy community is paramount. Therefore, it is essential to enhance nursing knowledge through the transition of evidence-based practice and research into clinical and community environments of care. This symposium will showcase how the research generated from nurses is contributing to the exceptional care being provided in our communities.  

Tara Hulsey, RN, CNE, FAANWe are fortunate this year to have as our keynote speaker Tara Hulsey, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN. Dr. Hulsey is the Dean and E. Jane Martin Professor for the School of Nursing at West Virginia University (WVU). Dr. Hulsey has 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.  Dr. Hulsey will stimulate and cultivate the possibilities of nursing innovation as she presents her current work in developing a new model of healthcare that will be delivered across the state of West Virginia.  Dr. Hulsey will also share 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.  With her presentation, Dr. Hulsey offers tangible examples of how nursing is impacting the quality of care and outcomes in communities.

Bryan Sexton, PhDWe are also honored to have Bryan Sexton, PhD as our closing speaker. Dr. Sexton is a psychologist and member of the Department of Psychiatry at Duke University Hospital. He is also the Director of the Patient Safety Center for the Duke University Health System. He has captured the wisdom of frontline caregivers through rigorous assessments of safety culture and teamwork. His research has focused on teamwork and safety practices in high risk environments such as the commercial aviation cockpit, the operating room, and the intensive care unit, under funding from 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.  

Kathleen Vollman, MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAANWe are also excited to have as our general session presenter, Kathleen Vollman, MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN.  Kathleen is a critical care clinical nurse specialist, educator, consultant and owner of Advancing Nursing LLC. She has published and lectured nationally and internationally on a variety of topics including pulmonary, critical care, prevention of health care acquired injuries, work culture and professional nursing to name a few. Her current work is focused on creating empowered work environments for nurses through the acquisition of greater skills and knowledge. This general session will highlight the power of the bedside nurse in driving nursing practice for the future.B