Register Today For The 13th Annual Nursing Research Conference

Transforming practice through research and dissemination

In its 13th year, Cleveland Clinic’s Annual Nursing Research Conference: Transforming Practice Through Research & Dissemination is being held May 3-4, 2017, in Independence, Ohio.

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Sponsored by the Stanley Shalom Zielony Institute for Nursing Excellence, this one-of-a-kind event is designed for nursing researchers, clinical nurses, nurse managers, nurse administrators, advanced practice nurses, nursing students, educators, clinicians and other healthcare professionals. In a compelling forum that touts the latest in nursing research and best practices, conference attendees have the unique opportunity to learn how research and dissemination can improve and transform nursing practice.

“Nursing research is a function of the nursing profession that contributes new knowledge to the practice and administration of nursing so that patient care is evidence-based and of the highest quality,” says Esther I. Bernhofer, PhD, RN-BC, Senior Nurse Researcher, Office of Nursing Research and Innovation, Cleveland Clinic. “This extraordinary conference is well-known for its ability to offer attendees knowledge, guidance and inspiration to conduct, translate and disseminate their own clinical research.”

Highly engaging agenda

The two-day conference agenda features a combination of nationally recognized speakers, paper and poster presentations, and intriguing workshops led by local, regional and national clinical and research nursing experts. Appealing to both novice and experienced professionals in any nursing specialty or practice area, attendees of the 2017 conference will have the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of basic and advanced level research topics, such as:

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  • Determining Validity and Reliability of Risk Assessment Tools
  • Qualitative Research: Beyond Interviews and Focus Groups
  • Challenges and Pitfalls of Big Data
  • Using the EMR as a Data Source
  • Challenges of Recruitment and Retention
  • Where Nursing Innovation and Research Meet
  • Research Questions and Research Designs
  • Multi-Center Studies

Widely recognized keynote speakers

Keynote speakers of the 2017 conference, include Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN and Renee Manworren, PhD, RN-BC, APRN, PCNS-BC, AP-PMN, FAAN.

Dr. Fitzpatrick is the Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. She has more than 300 publications, with her primary research focus on dimensions of meaningfulness in life. In 2016, Dr. Fitzpatrick was honored as one of the American Academy of Nursing’s Living Legends.

Dr. Manworren is the Director of Nursing Research & Professional Practice at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Manworren is one of only five pediatric representatives in the National Institute of Health’s 90-member Federal Pain Research Strategy work group. Through her research, she seeks to culturally transform sensitivity to children’s pain to better prevent, assess, treat and understand pain in children.

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Register today

The 13th Annual Nursing Research Conference begins promptly at 8 a.m. EST and concludes at 4 p.m. EST on both Wednesday, May 3, and Thursday, May 4. Complimentary continental breakfast and lunch will be provided (breakfast begins at 7 a.m.).

Attendees can choose to attend one or both conference days. Early bird registration is available online through March 17, with all registrations due by April 19. Registration will not be available at the conference.

View the agenda, get directions and overnight accommodation information, and learn more about how this conference may fulfill continuing nursing education accreditation.