Call for Abstracts, Presentations, Scholarship

By Cynthia LaFond, PhD, RN, CCRN
Manager for Nursing Research,
Center for Nursing Professional Practice and Research

Call for Abstracts

Submission of abstracts to local, national, and international conferences is an excellent way to showcase the work of University of Chicago Medicine nurses involved in innovative quality, evidence-based practice, and research initiatives. Participation in conferences also provides UCM nurses a window into the wider world of what is being done in their respective areas by nurses outside our UCM walls. Below is a current list of open calls for abstracts. We encourage you to submit your work whenever possible. Please contact the Nursing Evidence-based Practice and Research Council if you need assistance creating an abstract for your nursing-led project.
University of Chicago Medicine

2015 Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Symposium

When: Friday, October 2, 2015
Where: Gwen and Jules Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery, Chicago, Illinois
Deadline for Abstracts: May 30, 2015
Abstract Submission Information:
Submit abstracts by email to Lilibeth.Silva@uchospitals.edu
Contact Cynthia LaFond with questions Cynthia.lafond@uchospitals.edu

2016 American Nurses Association Conference: Connecting Quality, Safety and Staffing to Improve Outcomes

When: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Where:
Deadline for Abstracts: April 24, 2015.
Abstract Submission Information: Information can be found through this link: . http://www.nursingworld.org/HomepageCategory/NursingInsider/Call-for-Abstracts-2016-ANA-Conference.html

Nursing Research and Scholarship Acknowledgements

Manuscripts:

Lockwood, M., Saunders, M., Becker, Y., Josephson, M. A., Lee, C. (2015). Determinants of frequent Internet use in an urban kidney transplant population in the United States: characterizing the digital divide. Progress in Transplantation, 25(1).

Presentations (oral)

Margaret DeKoning, MSN, RN-BC (March, 2015). The Benefits of Utilizing Former Nurse Residents as Experts in NRP Sessions (podium presentation). University Health System Consortium Nurse Residency Annual Conference, Scottsdale, AZ.

Mary Ann Francisco, Monica Gonzalez, and Cynthia LaFond’s abstract Pause for POSS: Assessing Unintentional Sedation in Patients receiving Opioids was accepted for presentation at the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists 2015 Annual Conference, The Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Essence of Transformational Health Care on March 5 – 7, 2015 at Bay, Coronado, CA.

Presentations (poster):

Micaela Wiedlin, BSN, RN, Susan Szymczak BSN, RN, & Jennifer Leibas, RN (March, 2015). Implementing Standardized ER Verbal Report (poster presentation). University Health System Consortium Nurse Residency Annual Conference, Scottsdale, AZ.

Rena Thompson, Rachel Marrs, Sandra Schultz, RN, Nancy Crossett, Dr. Umanskiy, Dr. Prachand (March, 2015). A Teamwork Approach to Reduce Surgical Site Infections.(poster presentation). Association of peri-Operative Registered Nurses (AORN) Surgical Conference and Expo. Denver, Colorado.

Linda Minella, Rena Thompson, Mariana Boyle (March, 2015). Overcoming the Myths of ECT. Association of peri-Operative Registered Nurses (AORN) Surgical Conference and Expo. Denver, Colorado.

Rena Thompson, Beth Nardi, Linda Minella, Robert Steppacher, MD Linda Minella, Rena Thompson, Mariana Boyle (March, 2015). Improving and Maintaining a Quality EMR Workflow (poster presentation). Association of peri-Operative Registered Nurses (AORN) Surgical Conference and Expo. Denver, Colorado.

Mariana Boyle and Rena Thompson (March, 2015). Preparing Inexperienced RNs with Periop 101 Course. (poster presentation). Association of peri-Operative Registered Nurses (AORN) Surgical Conference and Expo. Denver, Colorado.

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