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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.

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.

2017 Symposium Details


Leading the Way in Healthcare: Transforming Interprofessional Collaboration and Outcomes through Research, Evidence-Based Practice & Quality

Date & Location

Friday, November 17, 2017

7:50 am – 4:45 pm (Check in begins at 7:20 am)

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

Featured Speakers

Sharon Tucker, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Dr. Tucker was appointed as the Grayce M. Sills Endowed Professor of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing in January 2017. A psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist, Dr. Tucker is a nationally and internationally recognized researcher focusing on behavioral strategies to promote health and wellness, prevent disease, and reduce stress and risks among children and working mothers. She is also a recognized expert in evidence-based practice and evidence-based quality improvement.   Her presentation will stimulate reflection on EBP application and question its integration into the nurse’s actual practice versus project work.  She will challenge participants to examine the changing landscape in healthcare adding to the complexity of best practice (i.e. new administration; quality and safety targets and models). Finally, she will explore the implementation phases to guide practice change through innovative and interactive activities. 

Amy Martinez, MA

Mrs. Martinez has eighteen years of experience in areas that include organizational management and professional and executive coaching.  At present, she is the Executive Director of Organizational Effectiveness at Cone Health. Amy and her team are accountable for physician and administrative leadership development, performance consulting, strategic thought partnership and execution support, change management, executive coaching, employee engagement, and team interventions. Amy will close the day with an inspiring message about possibility that stems from our mental models.

Eric A. Coleman, MD, MPH; Director, Care Transitions Program, University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus

Dr. Coleman is Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Health Care Policy and Research at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Dr. Coleman is the Director of the Care Transitions Program, aimed at improving quality and safety during times of care “handoffs”. Dr. Coleman developed the Care Transitions Intervention (CTI), the Skill Transfer Model, the Coleman Transitions Intervention Model, and the Coleman Model. These programs were designed to meet the needs of patients and family caregivers to provide them with specific tools for success. Specifically, a Transitions Coach collaborates with the patient/family to enable self-management skills that that will ensure their needs are met during the transition from hospital to home. Healthcare facilities across the nation have adopted the Coleman model(s) to successfully address the needs of patients across the continuum of care.

Registration Fee

  • $145 (through October 16, 2017)
  • $185 (beginning October 17, 2017)
    Credits for nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals will be provided.

Agenda and Registration Details

Nursing Symposium

A Look Back at the 2016 Symposium

The fifth annual Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Symposium featured scholarly work and clinical insights from nationally recognized health care innovators. More than 300 nurses from 30 North Carolina counties attended seven panels and learned from 40 poster presentations.

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