Registration for the 2021 Virtual Conference is open!

 

Join us April 13-15 to learn from those who are leading change in the nursing space. We are excited to bring you distinguished thought leaders in the nursing community who will highlight evidence-based innovations, research, and practice improvement. Conference sessions will focus on caregiving, leadership and change, and equity, and provide a maximum of 22.25 continuing education contact hours. Registrants will have access to on-demand conference sessions until July 9, 2021. Check out our FAQs for more information. 

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Keynote Speakers
 

Julie Battilana, Harvard Business School

Julie Battilana, PhD
Alan L. Gleitsman Professor of Social Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School
Joseph C. Wilson Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Dr. Julie Battilana is a scholar, educator, and advisor in the areas of social innovation and social change at Harvard University. She is also the founder and faculty chair of the Social Innovation and Change Initiative. She has conducted path-breaking research to understand how organizations and individuals launch and successfully implement new programs to improve organizational performance. She has a particular interest in organizations whose mission is to provide health care and social services.

 Terri Harvath, University of California-Davis

Terri Harvath, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA 
Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives, Family Caregiving Institute Director and Clinical Professor, Betty and Irene Moore School of Nursing at the University of California-Davis 
President, Gerontological Society of America 

Dr. Terri Harvath is a Clinical Professor and the Executive Associate Dean at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. In that role, she oversees the education and community engagement missions of the School of Nursing and closely coordinates with the school’s leadership to transform health care through nursing education and research.

 

 Linda Schwartz, Vietnam Veterans of America

Linda Schwartz, DrPH, RN, FAAN
Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.

Dr. Schwartz was a member of the USAF Air Force Nurse Corp during the Vietnam War, (1967-1986) serving on Active Duty and as a Reservist. She was elected to the National Board of Directors of the American Nurses Association, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), US Veterans Chamber of Commerce, and the Vietnam Women’s Memorial. In 2019 the American Academy of Nursing honored her as a “Living Legend” for her contributions to advance the profession and healthcare.

 

Eileen M Sullivan-Marx

Eileen M. Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean & Erline Perkins McGriff Professor, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
President, American Academy of Nursing

Eileen Sullivan-Marx is dean of the New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing and the Erline Perkins McGriff Professor of Nursing since 2012. She is serving currently as president of the American Academy of Nursing. She was the first nurse to serve as the American Nurses Association representative to the American Medical Association’s Resource-Based Relative Value Update Committee and did so for 11 years, demonstrating through research that nurse practitioner and physician work can be valued equally in that payment structure. 

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Conference Schedule

 

Tuesday, April 13 

12:30pm - 1:45pm (EST)

Keynote Address | Enhancing Family Caregiving Preparedness: Competencies for Health Professionals

Terri Harvath, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA | Betty and Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis 

1:55pm - 2:40pm (EST)

Breakout Sessions (see the full schedule for session details)

2:50pm - 3:35pm (EST)

Breakout Sessions (see the full schedule for session details)

3:45pm - 5:00pm (EST)

Plenary | Achieving Care Excellence: Advancing Collaborative Learning and the Art of Debriefing

Speakers: Beth Latimer, APRN-BC DNP, GNP and Natalya Pasklinsky, ACNP-BC, DNP NYU Meyers College of Nursing

 

Wednesday, April 14

10:30am - 12:30pm (EST)

Sponsors & Exhibitors Available in Virtual Booths

12:30pm - 1:45pm (EST)

Keynote Address | Becoming an Effective Change Maker

Julie Battilana, PhD | Alan L. Gleitsman Professor of Social Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School and Joseph C. Wilson Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

1:55pm - 2:40pm (EST)

Roundtables: Tracks 1-4 (see the full schedule for roundtable details)

2:50pm - 3:35pm (EST)

Breakout Sessions (see the full schedule for session details)

3:45pm - 5:00pm (EST)

Plenary | NICHE as a Foundation for Becoming an Age-Friendly Health System

5:15pm - 6:30pm (EST)

Virtual Happy Hour and Member Recognition

 

Thursday, April 15

10:30am - 12:30pm (EST)

Sponsors & Exhibitors Available in Virtual Booths

12:30pm - 1:45pm (EST)

Keynote Address | Meeting the Challenges of Caring for Military Veterans in the Community

Linda Schwartz, DrPH, RN, FAAN | Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.

1:55pm - 2:40pm (EST)

Breakout Sessions (see the full schedule for session details)

2:50pm - 3:35pm (EST)

Breakout Sessions (see the full schedule for session details)

3:45pm - 5:00pm (EST)

Keynote Address | Policy, Pandemics, Potential: Finding Better Pathways for Health of Older Adults

Eileen Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Erline Perkins McGriff Professor, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, President, American Academy of Nursing

This program is subject to change. For full conference schedule details visit our registration page. 

Special thanks to our 2021 Virtual Conference sponsors!

2021 conference sponsors