Overview

Overview

About the Nursing Research Conference

Nursing Research and Dissemination is the critical requirement of evidence-based nursing practice. There is a special need to enhance the ability of bedside and clinical nurses to plan, conduct, and disseminate findings from important clinical studies. It is equally important to create a conference that also provides an opportunity for clinical nurses to network with and share their research with others (both academic and clinical researchers).

  • Clinical nurses are in the best position to identify the clinical questions in need of answers, so this conference was created for them
  • Clinical nurses will need to take the lead investigating interventions that will positively impact patient outcomes and the patient experience
  • This conference provides poster and oral research presentations as well as 12 break-out sessions that provide both basic and advanced workshops that deal with factors that impact the quality and rigor of clinical research designs

During the Annual Nursing Research Conference 2018 experts will discuss the following themes:

  • The role of the clinical nurse in advancing the science of nursing
  • Strategies to enhance the quality and rigor of scientific inquiry
  • Research design options (basic and advanced levels)
  • Strategies to strengthen study designs
  • Methods for disseminating findings, including tips for writing for publication

Who Should Attend?

The Nursing Research Conference is intended for all nurses, no matter your work role or job title. Clinical Nurses- Advance Practice Nurses- Nurse Educators- Nurse Managers and Leaders- Magnet®/Pathway to Excellence® program coordinators and Nurse Researchers.

Conference Outcomes

At the end of this conference the nurse will

  • Identify the role of the clinical nurse in advancing the science of nursing
  • Discuss strategies to enhance the quality and rigor of scientific inquiry
  • Explore research design options (basic and advanced levels)
  • Explain strategies to strengthen study designs
  • Discuss methods for disseminating findings, including tips for writing for publication
  • Share findings from recent studies that has the potential to guide nursing practice and improve patient outcomes

Date

Wednesday, May 2 and Thursday, May 3, 2018
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location

Marriott Cleveland East
Cleveland Ohio is a great place to visit in the spring. Home to the Rock-n-Roll hall of fame, museums and many different restaurants. Enjoy a trip downtown, visit the casino, or wander along the shores of Lake Erie. For those taking advantage of the hotel reservations, there are many restaurants and stores within walking distance to the hotel.

Marriott Cleveland East
26300 Harvard Road
Warrensville Heights, Ohio 44122

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Parking

There is ample free parking available at the conference site, which is located right off the freeway (Route 271)

Hotel

Marriott Cleveland East
26300 Harvard Road
Warrensville Heights, Ohio 44122
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Reservations: Call 216.378.9191 or 800.533.0162
Rate: $149.00 per night (single occupancy)

Faculty, Agenda & Accreditation

Faculty, Agenda & Accreditation

Office of Research and Innovation Team

  • Nancy M. Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, NE-BC, FAHA, FCCM, FHFSA, FAAN, Associate Chief Nursing Officer for Cleveland Clinic’s Office of Nursing Research and Innovation
  • Esther Bernhofer, PhD, RN-BC, CPE, Nurse Scientist II, Office of Nursing Research and Innovation, Cleveland Clinic, main campus. Co-Chair of the Nursing Research Conference
  • Christian N. Burchill, PhD, MSN, RN, CEN, Nurse Scientist II, Office of Nursing Research and Innovation, Cleveland Clinic, main campus . Co-Chair of the Nursing Research Conference
  • Sandra L. Siedlecki, PhD, RN, Senior Nurse Scientist, Office of Nursing Research and Innovation, Cleveland Clinic, main campus. Chair of the Nursing Research Conference
  • Lee Anne Siegmund, PhD, RN, CEP, Nurse Scientist I, Office of Nursing Research and Innovation, Cleveland Clinic, main campus.

Conference Planning Committee

  • Ashley Daley, RN
  • Karen Distelhorst, MSN, RN, GCNS-BC
  • Rosemary Field, MS, RN, AOCNS
  • Vickie Gardner, MSN, RN
  • Natalie Kalabon, RN, CNOR
  • Rita Lovelace, BSN, RN, CCCTM
  • Tonya Moyse, MSN, RN
  • Brenda Odabashian, BSN, RN, CNOR
  • Jane Rosenberger, BSN, RN, CCRN
  • Melanie Sennett, BSN, RN
  • Denise Speer, MSN, RN
  • Kathryn A Stuck Boyd, MSN, RN, PCCN
  • Christine Yammarino, BSN, RN

Keynote Speaker

Gordon Gillespie, PhD, DNP, RN, FAEN, FAAN

Gordon Gillespie, PhD, DNP, RN, FAEN, FAAN
Dr. Gordon Gillespie is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Cincinnati. His research addresses traumatic stress related to workplace aggression and providing care to traumatically injured patients. He has served as chair for a national conference on workplace violence and as an editorial board member of the Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal.

Denice Sheehan, PhD, RN, FPCN

Denice Sheehan, PhD, RN, FPCN
Dr. Denice Sheehan is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Kent State University. She also holds a joint position as the Director of Clinical Research at Hospice of the Western Reserve. Her research addresses the needs of the adolescent whose parent is terminally ill. Dr. Sheehan has contributed significantly to end of life care over the last three decades as a practitioner, educator and researcher.

Agenda

Wednesday, May 2 Conference Agenda
7:30 a.m. - 8 a.m. Registration
8 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Welcome
Sandra L. Siedlecki, PhD, RN, Chair of Nursing Research Conference
Nancy Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, NE-BC, FAHA, FCCM, FAAN, Associate Chief Nursing Officer-Research and Innovation & Clinical Nurse Specialist-Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic health system.
8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Opening remarks
K. Kelly Hancock, DNP, RN, NE-BC, Executive Chief Nursing Officer, Cleveland Clinic health system & Chief Nursing Officer, Cleveland Clinic, main campus.
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Keynote address
Gordon Gillespie, PhD, DNP, RN, FAEN, FAAN
Creating a Clinically Meaningful Research Trajectory and Team
9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. Break – visit posters
10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Research Presentations (6)
To be announced January 15, 2018
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Breakout sessions
  • Engaging in Geriatric Nursing Research
    Andrea Jennings, Dr. PH., RN
  • Research Ethics
    Bridget Howard, Esq
  • Like us on Facebook: The Future of Social Media Research
    Lee Anne Siegmund, PhD, RN, CEP
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Breakout sessions
  • Writing for Publication: Helpful Faculty and Student Resources Identified by Editors
    Jackie Owens, PhD, RN, CNE
  • Sampling made easy
    James Bena, MS
  • Quality Improvement, Research, or Evidence-Based Nursing Practice: What’s the Difference and Who Cares?
    Sandra L. Siedlecki, PhD, RN
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Break - visit posters
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Research Presentations (6)
4:30 p.m. Adjournments

 

Thursday, May 3 Conference Agenda
7:30 a.m. - 8 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
8 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Welcome
Sandra L. Siedlecki, PhD, RN, Chair of Nursing Research Conference.
Nancy Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, NE-BC, FAHA, FCCM, FAAN, Associate Chief Nursing Officer-Research and Innovation & Clinical Nurse Specialist-Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic health system.
8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Opening remarks
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Keynote address
Denise Sheehan, PhD, RN, FPCN
Improving Patient and Family Care through Collaborations among Nurse Clinicians and Nurse Scientists
9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. Break - visit posters
10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Research Presentations (6)
To be announced January 15, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Breakout sessions
  • Turn on the Light to Get the Research Proposal Right!
    Mary Dolansky PhD RN
  • Rigorous Educational Research is more than Pre-test/Post –test
    Christian N. Burchill, PhD, MSN, RN, CEN
  • How to Conduct and Publish a Systematic Review: Examples from Two Recent Reviews
    Denise M. McEnroe-Petitte, PhD, RN
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Breakout sessions
  • Patient Reported Outcomes: Are you following the Rules and Asking the Right Questions?
    Nancy M. Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, NE-BC, FAHA, FCCM, FAAN
  • What are you Measuring? How to Develop and Validate a Knowledge Test
    Esther Bernhofer, PhD, RN
  • The Many Challenges of Clinical Nursing Research
    Ashley Weber, PhD, RN
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Research Presentations (6)
4:30 p.m. Adjournments

Accreditation

Nursing contact hours will be awarded. Cleveland Clinic Enterprise is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Registration

Registration

Conference Fees Rates Before March 1, 2018 Rates after March 1, 2018
Individual Registration $185 for one day
$250 for two days
$200 for one day
$300 for two days
Poster/Oral Presenter
Poster presenters MUST register for two days
by March 1, 2018
$175 for two days (Required) Not Available
Cleveland Clinic Employee $70 per day $70 per day
Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

Breakout Sessions are educational offerings YOU suggest that provide information (basic or advanced) on topics ranging from sampling techniques that work; strategies to enhance the rigor and or quality of scientific inquiry; strategies to strengthen fidelity of interventions or data collection; basic and advanced research design options; and tips for publishing. One (1) presenter/session will receive a reduced conference registration rate.

  • Opens September 1, 2017 (Click Here to Submit)
  • Deadline October 31, 2017
  • Selected Breakout session presenters will be notified by November 15, 2017

Guidelines:

  • Three course objectives for the session you are proposing
  • In 250 words or less describe the course offering (this will be used in the course materials) - content, methods used and purpose of the course
  • Three recent references specific to your topic
  • A 150 word bio that describes the presenter’s qualifications

Research Presentation Abstracts (oral or poster) allow for sharing findings from research studies. Submissions must reflect completed research. All abstracts are peer-reviewed for inclusion as poster presentations or as both poster + oral presentations. Oral presentations are 10 minutes in length and grouped in blocks of six presentations in an hour. One (1) research presenter per project will receive a reduced conference registration rate.

  • Opens September 1, 2017 (Click Here to Submit)
  • Deadline January 15, 2018
  • Selected posters and oral/poster presenters will be notified by January 30, 2018

Guidelines:

  • Only abstracts of completed research are accepted
  • Include the following headings: Problem, Background, Purpose, Design and specific aims or research questions, sample/setting, methods and measures, analysis/results, implications for practice
  • Abstracts limited to 400 words or less
  • No tables, charts, or references are to be included in your submission
  • Abstracts that do not meet these guidelines will not be reviewed
Exhibitors & Vendors

Exhibitors & Vendors

Exhibitors and vendors are welcome. Please contact Sandra L. Siedlecki, PhD, RN, CNS, at siedles@ccf.org for more information.

Package Options

Table Only Option

  • One Table (with two chairs) in the sponsor area for both days of the conference
  • Black linen and table skirts are provided
  • Electric access is available for displays at no additional cost
  • Lunch for two is included- additional meals are $75 per day
  • Your logo or your company name will be included on our “Vendor Bingo Game” assuring additional traffic to your table
  • Acknowledged as a Bronze Level Sponsor on our conference slides and signage in the hallways

Level: Bronze
Cost: $1000.00

Sponsor provides Attendee Gifts (lanyards or bags with your logo) a minimum of 350 should be provided

  • Recognition as a Silver Level Sponsor on our conference slides and signage in the hallways
  • If you also purchase the table option, Silver level signage will be provided for your table
  • Verbal Acknowledgements both days of the conference as a major sponsor

Level: Silver
Cost: No additional cost - Sponsor must deliver the product to be distributed at least two weeks before the conference.

Sponsor provides a gift basket as a “give-away” for our “Vendor Bingo Game”

  • Recognition as a Silver Level Sponsor on our conference slides and signage in the hallways
  • If you also purchase the table option, Silver Level signage will be provided for your table
  • Verbal Acknowledgements both days of the conference as a major sponsor

Level: Silver
Cost: No additional cost - Sponsor must deliver the product to be distributed at least two weeks before the conference.

Coffee/Beverage Station Sponsor

  • Recognition as a Gold Level Sponsor on our conference slides, signage in the hallways, and signage at each coffee/beverage Station (4)
  • If you also purchase the table option, Gold Level signage will be provided for your table
  • Verbal Acknowledgement both days as a major sponsor

Level: Gold
Cost: Additional $400.00

Platinum Level Sponsorship

  • Available for companies that select the table option plus two other options (Attendee Gifts, Gift Baskets, or Coffee/Beverage sponsorship)

Level: Platinum
Cost: In addition to the Gold level benefits, Platinum level sponsors will be included in our email blast and program publications