Subject to change & all times are ET

Thursday, September 15

Emerging issues surrounding social and structural determinants of health and implications to nursing science

All sessions will take place in the Independence East + West Ballroom unless otherwise noted.
7:30am – 5:00pm
Registration Open
Independence Foyer
8:00am - 7:00pm Exhibits Open
Independence BCDE + Corridor A
10:00am – 10:15am Conference Welcome
Independence East + West Ballroom
10:15am – 11:15am Opening Keynote Presentation
Independence East + West Ballroom

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD, MPH, LCSW, RN, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAAN
Dean and Distinguished Professor, School of Nursing
Vice Chancellor for Nursing Affairs
Duke University School of Nursing

Hudson Santos Jr., PhD, RN, FABMR
Delores J. Chambreau Endowed Chair in Nursing
University of Miami

A widely-regarded expert and leader in adolescent and young adult sexual and reproductive health promotion and related social determinants of health (SDOH), Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos’ research focuses on the role of families in promoting adolescent and young adult health among Latinos and in other underserved communities, with a special focus on mitigating the mechanisms through which SDOH shape health outcomes and inequities. In this Opening Keynote, Dr. Guilamo-Ramos will kick off this year's State of the Science by encouraging attendees to think critically about historical frameworks, principles, mechanisms, and measurement of social and structural determinants of health as they relate to nursing science.

11:15am – 12:15pm Networking Break & Poster Session I
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch on Own
Dining Options
12:30pm – 1:30pm Podium Session A
1:40pm – 2:40pm Advancing Health Equity through Research Teams and Translation
Independence East + West Ballroom

Jada Brooks, PHD, MSPH, RN, FAAN
Carol Morde Ross Distinguished Term Scholar, Associate Professor & Lead Faculty, PhD
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing

Carolyn Harmon Still, PhD, MSM, ARNP, AGPCNP-BC, CCRP, FAAN
Associate Professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Case Western Reserve University

Diane Santa Maria, DrPH, MSN, RN, PHNA-BC, FSAHM, FAAN
Dean and Professor
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Cizik School of Nursing

Dalmacio Dennis Flores, PhD, ACRN
Assistant Professor of Nursing
University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing

Nursing science is committed to advancing health equity. This requires successful collaborations of diverse research teams, a commitment to understanding social and structural determinants of health, and translating research findings to policymakers and the public. In this session, attendees will hear from three speakers who have dedicated their work to advancing health equity for specific populations and advocating for them by ensuring that the policy implications of their work are readily understood and embraced by those in the policy arena.

2:40pm – 3:00pm Networking Break
Independence BCDE + Corridor A
3:05pm – 4:05pm Podium Session B
4:30pm – 6:00pm Abstracts of Distinction & Awards Presentation
Independence East + West Ballroom

Abstracts of Distinction Presenters:
Ariana Chao, PhD, CRNP
Assistant Professor of Nursing
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Chen Chen, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
Indiana University School of Nursing

Marliese Nist, PhD, RNC
Assistant Professor
The Ohio State University College of Nursing

CANS Brilliant New Investigator Award Recipient:
Paule Joseph, CRNP, PhD
Lasker Clinical Research Scholar, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institutes of Health

CANS Outstanding Nurse Scientist Award Recipient:
Sharron Docherty, PhD, PNP, RN, FAAN
Interim Vice Dean for Research
Duke University School of Nursing

6:00pm – 7:00pm CANS Welcome Reception and Exhibits Close
Independence BCDE + Corridor A

Friday, September 16

Advancing policy and practice in the context of social and structural determinants of health

7:30am – 5:00pm Registration Open
Independence Foyer
7:45am – 8:45am Discussion with Program Officers of the National Institute of Nursing Research
Declaration AB

NINR Program Directors:
David Banks, PhD, MPH, MSSW, RN
Karen A. Kehl, PhD, RN, FPCN
Sung Sug (Sarah) Yoon, PhD, RN
Kristopher Bough, MS, PhD

Program officers from the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) will consult and converse with conference attendees on grant related topics during this roundtable discussion. Program officers will share their expertise and answer questions on NINR grant opportunities, focusing on current research topics. NINR, an institute within the National Institutes of Health, supports basic and clinical research that develops the knowledge to build the scientific foundation for clinical practice, prevents disease and disability, manages and eliminates symptoms caused by illness, and enhances end-of-life and palliative care. Please note: attendees were asked to pre-register to attend this event.

8:00am – 5:00pm Exhibits Open
8:50am – 9:50am Podium Session C
10:00am – 11:00am Discussion with NINR Director
Independence East + West Ballroom

Shannon Zenk, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN
National Institute of Nursing Research
National Institutes of Health

Ronald Hickman Jr., PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FAAN
Associate Dean for Research, Center for Research and Scholarship
Ruth M. Anderson Professor
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Case Western Reserve University

In this session, attendees will hear from Director Dr. Shannon Zenk on the future direction and vision of the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) through the lens of the new NINR strategic plan. Dr. Zenk will share how NINR’s latest strategic plan draws on history to move forward, steering the future of nursing science, as well as NINR’s plans to strengthen grant opportunities, nurse scientist training, and collaboration across the National Institutes of Health.

11:00am – 12:00pm Networking Break & Poster Session II
Independence BCDE + Corridor A
12:10pm – 1:10pm National Research Priorities
Independence East + West Ballroom

Kelly Dunham, MPP
Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives
Office of the Chief Science Officer
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Monica Webb Hooper, PhD
Deputy Director
Office of the Director
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
National Institutes of Health

Windy Alonso, PhD, RN, FHFSA
Assistant Professor
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Nursing - Omaha Division

Research grants enable many CANS members to work toward our collective mission of Better Health through Nursing Science. In this session, hear from two program officers from the National Institutes of Health and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute on current and future research initiatives related to social and structural determinants of health. This roundtable discussion will provide a platform for CANS members and conference attendees to connect and learn about opportunities from national research funders that support the future of nursing science.

1:10pm - 2:30pm Lunch on Own. Attendees will proceed to the Concurrent Session of choice at 2:30pm ET.
Dining Options
2:30pm – 3:30pm Concurrent Sessions (Please choose one to attend)

Concurrent RWJF Future of Nursing Scholars Session: (In)Justice in Nursing Research and Practice
Independence East + West Ballroom

Daniel Smith, PhD, AGPCNP-BC, CNE
Weingarten Endowed Assistant Professor
Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, Villanova University

Navdeep Singh, PhD AGACNP-BC CCRN
Visiting Assistant Professor
University of Toledo

Gaea Daniel, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
Emory University

Jewel Scott, PhD, RN, FNP-C
Assistant Professor
University of South Carolina

In this session, attendees will hear from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars who will embark on a thought-provoking discussion on how nursing research and practice surrounding social and structural determinants of health aim to promote justice. Speakers will share their research, which addresses the relationship between environmental health and sexual health outcomes, racial disparities in pain management, and the health of migrant workers.

Concurrent Early-Career SIG Session: Navigating Structural Barriers to Advancement as an Early-Career Scientist
Declaration A

Wrenetha Julion, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, CNL
Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion
Rush University College of Nursing

Nancy Dias, PhD, RN, CNE
Associate Professor
East Carolina University College of Nursing

Rachel Pozzar, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
Nurse Scientist
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dr. Wrenetha Julion is highly regarded in academia for her role in spearheading strategic planning for diversity, equity, and inclusion for students, faculty, and staff at Rush University College of Nursing. During this session, Dr. Julion will address the barriers that tenure track faculty experience as they navigate promotion within their universities while being an advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusivity. Drawing on her experiences to advance greater diversity and cultural competency among health care professionals, Dr. Julion will lend her expertise to help early-career, tenure track faculty hone their voices as they move through their careers.

Concurrent Mid-Career SIG Session: The 360° View of Mid-Career
Declaration B

Paule Joseph, PhD, MS, FNP-BC, CTN-B, FAAN
Lasker Clinical Research Scholar
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institutes of Health

Rita Pickler, PhD, RN, FAAN
FloAnn Sours Easton Endowed Professor of Child and Adolescent Health and Director, PhD and MS in Nursing Science Programs The Ohio State University

Ansley Grimes Stanfill, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Dean of Research
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Those who identify as mid-career nurse scientists often wear several hats: researcher, mentor, mentee, and more. Join Drs. Paule Joseph and Rita Pickler as they inspire session attendees to explore the variety of roles mid-career scientists fill. Mid-career scientists can capitalize on opportunities to advance one's own career trajectory, while bringing up others with them. Drs. Joseph and Pickler will discuss these career transitions with a particular focus on advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in the nurse scientist pipeline.

Concurrent Clinical Nurse Scientist SIG Session: Acute Stroke Clinical Research: Hemodynamic Interventions Service Improvement for Vulnerable, Underserved Patients
Penn Quarter AB

Professor of Nursing Neurology
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center at Memphis

Bradi Granger, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA
Director of the Duke University Heart Center Nursing Research Program

Dr. Anne Alexandrov is a recognized clinical expert in the areas of emergency and critical care with concentrations in neuroscience and vascular dynamics and is considered the leading international nursing expert in acute stroke management. In this session, Dr. Alexandrov will examine research focused on acute stroke diagnosis, treatment, and optimization of acute systems of care in highly disparate, diverse, and overburdened regions. She will discuss the implications and heightened risk factors for vulnerable patients and underserved communities.

Concurrent Session: Connect with CANS Leadership
Lafayette Park

Susan M. Rawl, PhD, RN, FAAHB, FAAN
Chair, CANS National Advisory Council
Indiana University School of Nursing

Victoria V. Dickson, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAHA, FHFSA, FAAN
Vice Chair, CANS National Advisory Council
New York University College of Nursing

Susan Loeb, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN
Councilor of Membership
The Pennsylvania State University College of Nursing

Hudson Santos Jr., PhD, RN
Councilor of Programming
The University of Miami

Ann Marie McCarthy, PhD, RN, FNASN, FAAN
Councilor of Science
University of Iowa College of Nursing

Join members of the CANS National Advisory Council to learn more about what CANS membership entails, how to become more involved in CANS, and to ask questions about CANS’ impact. Whether you’re a student, early-career, mid-career, or a senior scientist, a membership in CANS can open doors to opportunities for networking, professional development, and contributing to policy impact.

3:40pm – 4:40pm Keynote Presentation
Independence East + West Ballroom

Bridgette (Brawner) Rice, PhD, Mdiv, APRN
The Richard and Marianne Kreider Endowed Professor in Nursing for Vulnerable Populations
M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing
Villanova University

Susan Storey, PhD, RN, AOCNS, FCNS
Assistant Professor
Indiana University School of Nursing

Dr. Bridgette (Brawner) Rice is a widely-recognized behavioral health and intervention development expert and staunch justice advocate who believes that research can be leveraged as an advocacy tool to ensure all individuals have an opportunity to achieve their full health potential. During this Keynote, Dr. (Brawner) Rice will invigorate the audience in thinking about the implications of social and structural determinants of health that should inform nursing practice and policy. Lending her robust expertise in research on health inequities and building relationships with community and policy stakeholders, Dr. (Brawner) Rice will provide insights on both the “what” and “how” to advance work in this arena.

4:50pm – 5:50pm Podium Session D

Saturday, September 17

Biological mechanisms' implications in social and structural determinants of health

8:00am - 12:30pm Exhibits Open
Independence BCDE + Corridor A
8:00am – 12:30pm Registration Open
Independence East + West Ballroom
8:50am – 9:50am Podium Session E
10:00am - 11:00am Podium Session F
11:00am – 12:00pm Closing Keynote
Independence East + West Ballroom

Jacquelyn Y. Taylor, PhD, PNP-BC, RN, FAHA, FAAN
Executive Director, Center for Research on People of Color
Helen F. Pettit Professor of Nursing
Columbia University School of Nursing

Felesia Bowen, PhD, DNP, ARNP, FAAN
Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing

Dr. Jacquelyn Taylor is a trailblazer in cardiovascular genomics research among minority populations as well as diversity and inclusion efforts. Her significant work in race, culture, and disparities in health care has received esteemed recognition for her contributions to the advancement of biomedical sciences and public health. In this Closing Keynote, Dr. Taylor will inspire the audience to think about biological mechanisms that interact with social and structural determinants of health and how this knowledge can lead to innovative nurse-led frameworks, interventions, and practice.

12:00pm – 12:10pm CANS Membership Update Closing Remarks
Independence East + West Ballroom
12:15pm – 1:15pm Networking Break Late-Breaking Poster Session III
Independence BCDE + Corridor A

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