Research, Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Symposium

Join Cone Health and Greensboro AHEC 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 Research, Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Symposium.

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 Research, Evidence-Based Practice and Quality 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.

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2019 Symposium Details

Theme

The Art & Science of Research within the Interprofessional Team: Advancing Patient Care, Quality and Safety

Date & Location

Friday, November 22, 2019

8:00 am – 4:00 pm (Check in begins at 7:20 am)

Greensboro Marriott Downtown, 304 N Greene St, Greensboro, NC 27401

Featured Speakers

Marcus Engel

Marcus EngelKeynote Marcus Engel places an unforgettable name and face to the patient experience movement by blending personal narratives with evidence based research.

Marcus’ experience as a survivor of massive trauma, author, academic background and engaging teaching style, uniquely combine to make him one of the nation’s premier healthcare thought leaders. Marcus has authored four books which are being used by scores of nursing schools, medical schools and allied health care programs to teach strategies for excellent patient care.

Hudson Garrett Jr., PhD., MSN, MPH, FNP-BC, CSRN, VA-BC™, CDONA, GDCN, CDT, PLNC, MSL-BC, IP-BC, FACDONA

J Hudson GarrettHudson Garrett Jr., PhD., MSN, MPH, FNP-BC, CSRN, VA-BC™, CDONA, GDCN, CDT, PLNC, MSL-BC, IP-BC, FACDONA believes in advancing global evidence based practices to reduce healthcare associated infections, improve patient satisfaction and occupational safety, reduce costs and improve overall outcomes.

Dr. Garrett is employed as the Global Chief Clinical Officer for Pentax Medical. He holds a Post-Masters Certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner, a Post-Masters Certificate in Infection Prevention and Infection Control, and a PhD in Healthcare Administration and Policy.

He was honored as the 2016 Honorary Lifetime member from the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration and has received the Impact Award for his contributions to the field of infection prevention and control in post-acute care. He considers customer service, interprofessional collaboration, integrity and transparency as core components to successful outcomes.

Dr. Kelly Graves

Dr. Kelly GravesKeynote Dr. Kelly Graves is the co-founder and volunteer Director of the Kellin Foundation. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of North Carolina.

Dr. Graves has extensive experience in working with community-based programs to bridge the gap between research and practice by developing systems that are data-driven, collaborative, culturally congruent, and individualized to meet the needs of the target population.

She is an accomplished researcher and has published dozens of books, book chapters, and journal articles on the topic of risk and resiliency among children exposed to violence and trauma across services systems.She has designed and implemented multiple local, state, and federal research programs that examine and enhance the implementation and delivery of services across multiple service settings. She is a consultant with the United States Department of Justice and was named of the Triad Business Journal 2015 Top 40 Leaders Under 40. She has won several national awards for her work in the areas of trauma and trauma informed care.

2021 Call for Abstracts

2021 Cone Health/Greensboro AHEC Research and Evidence Based Practice/QI Symposium: 

“Creating Improved Outcomes for Patients, Healthcare Providers, and the Community through Culture Change”

Friday, November 12th, 2021 - VIRTUAL EVENT ONLY

The Cone Health Nursing Research Council invites you to submit an abstract for presentation at the Virtual 2021 Research and Evidence Based Practice/QI on November 12th, 2021.

Please read all rules and requirements prior to submitting your abstract. Abstract submissions cannot be saved in progress. Please be prepared to complete your abstract submission in its entirety.

Submission Deadline: 11:59 p.m. - July 6, 2021

Abstract Submission Categories

Abstracts will be accepted for Podium, Panel, and/or Poster Presentations in the following categories:

  • Research (featuring completed research)
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Quality Improvement

Abstracts are sought from nurses and other healthcare disciplines in all practice and specialty areas including clinical, leadership, educational and innovation. Students are also invited to submit abstracts.

Guidelines for Abstract Submission

Please read the following completely before you submit an abstract:

  • All abstracts must be submitted online via the link titled “Submit an Abstract” at the bottom of this page. If your submission is successful, you will be notified on the screen following your submission.
  • Submission deadline is July 6, 2021. No abstracts will be accepted after the deadline.
  • Your abstract narrative cannot exceed 350 words.
  • The review of abstracts is blinded; please avoid the use of identifiers. For example, please use pronouns or titles vs actual health care provider names, locations, etc.
  • Abstracts for posters, podiums and panels that have been presented at other conferences will be considered. (1-2 years old)
  • You MUST use the recommended format and headers for your abstract submission to be considered (see information below).

Abstract Authors

  • Communications about submitted abstracts will only be made with the first author.
  • Presenters must register for the conference and pay the registration fee. If the presenter is unable to attend the conference, one of the other listed presenters may present. If your abstract is accepted for presentation (oral or poster), the primary presenter will receive a $50 discount off of his or her registration.

Poster Instructions

  • Title of Abstract should remain the same on the Poster Presentation. Do not change title.
  • Cone Health employees accepted for a poster presentation, must use the Cone Health poster format and complete the internal poster review process (see Nursing Research Council Website and click ‘Poster Presentations’).
  • Cone Health employees should click here for additional specific instructions.

Abstract Review / Selection Criteria

Abstracts are selected by a blind review from an impartial panel and are considered according to the following:

  • Correct headers should be used (See below: Abstract Format). Aims/Objectives should align with Methods and Results. Conclusions should be supported by the results of the project.
  • Abstracts are selected based on relevance to current practice, originality of topic, application to practice, and scholarship.
  • Avoid the use of personal identifiers.

Abstract Format for Research

Word Limit is 350

  • Background/Significance: Describe the knowledge base you are building on, and the importance of the research goal. This section should also include hypotheses or research aims.
  • Purpose/Objectives: State the intent or goal of the research.
  • Methods: Identify the research design, sample, instruments, data collection procedures, and analytic approach used.
  • Results: Describe findings and include actual analytical data.
  • Conclusions: Analyze and interpret your results. Draw conclusions from the data presented.
  • Implications for Practice: Discuss the implications of your findings for nursing science, patient outcomes, practice, education, and leadership.

Abstract Format for Evidence Based Practice

Word Limit is 350

  • Purpose/Aims (What): Identify the overall goal of the initiative.
  • Clinical Question: P-patient or problem, I-intervention, C-comparisons, O-Outcomes, T-time
  • Evidence/Synthesis: Summarize the literature, highlight important studies
  • Strategy and Implementation (How): Describe the initiative actions and the process of implementation.
  • Evaluation/Outcomes (So what): Describe analytic findings and include actual evaluation data demonstrating the value of the initiative change (success or failure).
  • Conclusions/Implications for Practice (And now): Discuss specific implications for nursing practice.

Abstract Format for Quality Improvement Projects (QI)

Word Limit is 350

  • Purpose/Aims (What): Identify the overall goal of the initiative.
  • Clinical Question: P-patient or problem, I-intervention, C-comparisons, O-Outcomes, T-time
  • Evidence/Synthesis: Summarize the literature, highlight important studies
  • Strategy and Implementation (How): Describe the initiative actions and the process of implementation.
  • Evaluation/Outcomes (So what): Describe analytic findings and include actual evaluation data demonstrating the value of the initiative change (success or failure).
  • Conclusions/Implications for Practice (And now): Discuss specific implications for nursing practice.

Notification of Acceptance/Poster Presenter Information

  • Notification of selections will be emailed to the primary presenter by Monday, July 26th.
  • The title of the abstract should remain the same for your poster. Do not change title from abstract to poster.
  • Submitters accepted for a poster presentation will need to submit a final .pdf of their poster by October 18th, 2021 to be eligible for a poster award (more information will be sent via email).
  • Cone Health employees accepted for a poster presentation, must use the Cone Health poster format and complete the internal poster review process (see Nursing Research Council Website and click ‘Poster Presentations’).
  • You will receive emails from Greensboro AHEC about registration. Registration and educational forms will be available on the Greensboro AHEC website (www.gahec.org).

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