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OPENING KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: AI, INFORMATICS, AND NURSING SCIENCE: COLLABORATING TO IMPROVE THE FUTURE OF HEALTH EQUITY

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Today, artificial intelligence (AI) is at the forefront of virtually all industries. In recent years, AI has moved far beyond just thinking “what could be” to “what is, and what now?” Coupled with informatics, it has the power to revolutionize how research is conducted and the resulting clinical applications. In this session, Dr. Michael Cary and Dr. Jung In Park will dive into how their research in AI and informatics ultimately informs equitable, patient-centered care, and what the nursing science community ought to be considering when utilizing these tools in relation to social determinants of health.

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Michael Cary

PhD, RN, FAAN
Duke University School of Nursing

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Jung In Park

PhD, RN
University of California, Irvine

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Diane Santa Maria

DrPH, MSN, RN, PHNA-BC, ACRN, FSAHM, FAAN
University of Texas Health Science Center

Panel Presentation: Propelling High-Impact Science & Solutions: ARPA-H and Nursing Research

Thursday, June 13, 2024

The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) was established in 2022 with the mission to support the development of high-impact research that yields transformative improvements in health. In this session, Mr. Wade Shen, Director of the Proactive Health Office at ARPA-H, will share how collaborating with the research community will meet a shared goal of an equitable future through strategic visioning and solution-oriented approaches.

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Wade Shen

MS
Proactive Health Office, ARPA-H

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Kristen Choi

PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAAN
UCLA

PANEL PRESENTATION: DISCUSSION WITH NINR DIRECTOR AND RESEARCHERS

Friday, June 14, 2024

The National Institute of Nursing Research’s (NINR) mission to “lead nursing research to solve pressing health challenges and inform policy—optimizing health and advancing health equity into the future” is both critical and timely. In this session, NINR Director Dr. Shannon Zenk and her colleagues will share how attendees can maximize the impact of their research through NINR’s priorities and research lenses, as well as their insights on how NINR will continue to improve health equity in 2024 and beyond.

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Shannon Zenk

PhD, MPH, RN
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

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Sarah L. Szanton

PHD, MSN, BSN, BA, RN
Johns Hopkins
School of Nursing

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Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda

PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN
Duke University
School of Nursing

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Matthew McHugh

PhD, JD, MPH, RN, FAAN
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

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Felesia Bowen

PhD, DNP, PPCNP-BC, FAAN
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing

PANEL PRESENTATION: ADAPTIVE SCIENCE: NAVIGATING RESEARCH IN CHANGING ENVIRONMENTS

Friday, June 14, 2024

The ability to adapt one’s research in response to real-world challenges such as a rapidly changing climate, public health crises, and varying policy landscapes is crucial. From the early stages of the research process through dissemination and implementation, nurse scientists must be prepared to adjust and pivot their work and their work processes in order to respond to these factors. This session, featured speakers will demonstrate how they embraced these challenges to ensure sustained success of their work and its impact on populations who are most affected.

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Sigrid Ladores

PhD, RN, PNP, CNE, FAAN
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing

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Adriana Perez

PhD, CRNP, ANP-BC, FAAN, FGSA
University of Pennsylvania

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Jessica Castner

PhD, RN-BC, FAEN, FAAN
University at Albany

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Dennis Flores

PhD, ACRN, FAAN
University of Pennsylvania

CONCURRENT SESSION: MAPPING YOUR CAREER AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES AS AN EARLY CAREER NURSE SCIENTIST

Hosted by the Early Career Special Interest Group

Friday, June 14, 2024

In this concurrent session, hosted by the CANS Early Career Special Interest Group, Dr. Devon Noonan will engage the audience in a discussion on effective strategies for early career nurse scientists to map out their career paths and secure funding for their research. Drawing from her own experiences, she will share insights into navigating the early stages of her career, including valuable tools and strategies for success, along with practical advice on identifying and pursuing funding opportunities within one’s program of research.

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Devon Noonan

PhD, MPH, FNP-BC, CARN
Duke University School of Nursing

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Jewel Scott

PhD, FNP-C
University of South Carolina College of Nursing

CONCURRENT SESSION: MANAGING COMPETING PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES AS A MID-CAREER NURSE SCIENTIST

Hosted by the Mid-Career Special Interest Group

Friday, June 14, 2024

In this concurrent session, hosted by the CANS Mid-Career Special Interest Group, Dr. Angela Amar will engage participants in a discussion about how nurse scientists can manage and balance competing needs, such as teaching, advising, research, publication, and other professional responsibilities. She will share her perspectives and provide helpful tips and advice for how mid-career nurse scientists can work to successfully manage professional responsibilities to support a thriving career. 

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Angela Amar

PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing

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Ruth Lucas

PhD, CLS, FAAN
University of Connecticut School of Nursing

CONCURRENT SESSION: ACADEMIC PRACTICE PARTNERSHIPS IN THE CONTEXT OF HEALTH SYSTEM-BASED RESEARCH

Hosted by the Clinical Nurse Scientist Special Interest Group

Friday, June 14, 2024

In this concurrent session, hosted by the CANS Clinical Nurse Scientist Special Interest Group, Dr. Nancy Albert will engage the audience in a discussion about how clinical nurse scientists can create and optimize academic practice partnerships. She will share her and her colleagues’ experiential knowledge, sharing tools and strategies to help nurse scientists build and sustain these effective partnerships.

 

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Nancy M. Albert

PhD, CCNS, CCRN, NE-BC, FAHA, FCCM, FHFSA, FAAN
Nursing Institute Cleveland Clinic Health System

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Barbara Polivka

PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Kansas School of Nursing

CLOSING KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: ENVISIONING THE FUTURE OF NURSING SCIENCE: WHY COMMUNICATION AND CONNECTION MATTER

Saturday, June 15, 2024

What is nursing science, and what is its impact? Effectively communicating one’s research and how it is –or will- change the future of health and care delivery is vital for potential funders, policymakers, and the public to understand. In this session, Dr. Krista Longtin will employ her background in both the biological sciences and healthcare communication to encourage attendees to “make the case” for their current or proposed research questions demonstrating meaningful outcomes with a compelling narrative. Dr. Longtin will also discuss how the public’s mistrust and distrust in science matters and how communication and connection are vital to acknowledging and addressing it.

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Krista Longtin

PhD
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

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Chen X. Chen

PhD, RN, MBBS, FAAN
Indiana University School of Nursing