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. The three-day virtual event will focus on caregiving, leadership and change, and equity.

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Keynote Speakers
 

Julie Battilana, Harvard Business School

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

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. Her research aims to elucidate what it takes to initiate divergent change, and how to succeed in its implementation. To do so, she has developed two streams of research that address divergent change at different levels of analysis.

 

 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 

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

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

Breakout Sessions (see the full schedule for session details)

2:50pm - 3:35pm

Breakout Sessions (see the full schedule for session details)

3:45pm - 5:00pm

Plenary | NLN Simulation 

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

5:15pm - 6:30pm

Virtual Happy Hour with Sponsors and Exhibitors

 

Wednesday, April 14

10:30am - 12:30pm

Sponsors & Exhibitors Available in Virtual Booths

12:30pm - 1:45pm

Keynote Address | Becoming an Effective Change Maker

Julie Battilana | 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

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

2:50pm - 3:35pm

Breakout Sessions (see the full schedule for session details)

3:45pm - 5:00pm

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

5:15pm - 6:30pm

Virtual Happy Hour and Member Recognition

 

Thursday, April 15

10:30am - 12:30pm

Sponsors & Exhibitors Available in Virtual Booths

12:30pm - 1:45pm

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

Breakout Sessions (see the full schedule for session details)

2:50pm - 3:35pm

Breakout Sessions (see the full schedule for session details)

3:45pm - 5:00pm

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.