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2019 Academic Nursing Leadership Conference Presentations

Building on Success: Creating our Preferred Future

October 19-22, 2019 | JW Marriott, Washington, DC

Building Successful Academic Practice-Partnerships Exemplars from 2019 Award Winning Programs
2019 award winners share strategies to develop and enhance exemplary academic-practice partnerships.

Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and Emory Healthcare
Speakers: Linda McCauley, PhD, RN, Dean, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University; and Sharon Pappas, PhD, RN, Chief Nurse Executive, Emory Healthcare

Old Dominion University School of Nursing and the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia and Sentara Interprofessional Care Clinic
Speakers: Karen Karlowicz, EdD, RN, Chair and Associate Professor; Jamela Martin, PhD, RN, Faculty; and Beth Tremblay, MSN, Faculty, Old Dominion University School of Nursing

Global Education for a Global Society: Designed by You
Today’s world faces global challenges that require global solutions. In order to achieve these, we must transform our education systems to produce global citizens capable of addressing such issues in just, peaceful, tolerant, and inclusive ways. This session addresses the unstoppable internationalization of our society, health, and educational systems, including new movements such as Planetary Health and OneHealth. 
Speaker: Franklin Schaffer, EdD, ScD, President and Chief Executive Officer, CGFNS International, Philadelphia, PA; and Connie Delaney, PhD, RN, Dean and Professor, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Sparking Nursing Innovation Using the Human-Centered Approach of Design Thinking
Employing new ways of thinking, such as with design thinking, opens up enormous possibilities to improve health and redesign the processes of healthcare. Nurses are at the forefront of innovation, as academics, as practitioners, and as leaders in the health and healthcare, we are primed to create new solutions to old problems. Review the process of creative problem solving within design thinking, how it is being used to educate the next generation of nurse innovators, and how the leadership in nursing can advance emerging innovations in healthcare.
Speakers: Marion Leary, MSN, MPH, RN, Director of Innovation, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Transformation of the Addiction Treatment and Recovery System in the U.S.
For every major disease, there is an organization devoted to funding the discovery of protocols and programs for prevention treatment and recovery---except for Addiction. Furthermore, there are few standards that have to be met to operate an addiction and treatment recovery system in the United States. They vary in cost, from free to thousands of dollars a month, which are options only for the super-wealthy. Cost does not seem to dictate outcomes or recidivism; quality indicators and evidence-based treatment are on the horizon. Kevin Roy outlines the steps needed to decrease the stigma, improve healthcare systems, and build communities for support and advocacy.
Speaker: Kevin Roy, Chief Public Policy Officer, Shatterproof, New York, NY 

Here to Serve: AACN Updates and Rounds with Leadership
AACN’s leadership for updates on the association’s priorities, strategic initiatives, and new developments. AACN Board Chair Ann Cary and President/CEO Deb Trautman provide an overview of the association’s work to transform academic nursing and serve our members. Come ask questions and learn more about how this work can impact and elevate your school of nursing. 

The AACN Board of Directors appointed a task force to update The Essentials to reflect today’s healthcare and higher education environment, a transition to competency-based education, and alignment across baccalaureate and graduate degrees. This visionary approach will allow for numerous opportunities for feedback and consensus building among diverse stakeholders. This presentation provides an overview of the progress to date and allows sufficient time for attendees to ask questions and provide feedback as this work moves ahead. (Continuing the Conversation, Tuesday, October 22, 8:00-9:00 a.m.)
Speakers: Jean Giddens, PhD, RN, Dean and Professor, Yingling Endowed Chair, School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, and Chair, AACN Baccalaureate Work Group; Cynthia McCurren, PhD, RN, Dean and Professor, Kirkhof College of Nursing, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI, and Chair, AACN Master’s Work Group; and John McFadden, PhD, CRNA, Dean and Professor, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Barry University, Miami, FL, and Chair, AACN Doctor of Nursing Practice Work Group


Preparing for the Next Generation of Health Professionals: Mapping a Strategy of Success
As a leader in academic medicine, Dr. Cox was able to have significant impact on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in his role as Chief Academic Affiliations Officer. And as the recipient of the McGovern Lectureship Award, his presentation focuses on the disruptive innovations, systems thinking, and practice redesign, while limiting risk and demonstrating value to meet public health needs.
Speaker: Malcolm Cox, MD, Consultant, and Former Chief Academic Affiliations Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC 

American Red Cross: Rich Past to Current Opportunities
The American Red Cross has long history of responding to disasters and humanitarian needs. Relying on the work of 20,000 nurses and other health professionals dedicated to compassionate action, they promote community resilience. Nurses prepare for and respond to disasters; promote blood donation, and provide case management for members of military and their families. The world is changing, and the Red Cross is responding. Come hear this presentation on current volunteer and Academic Service Learning opportunities with the Red Cross.
Speaker: Linda MacIntyre, PhD, RN, Chief Nurse, The American National Red Cross, Washington, DC; and Susan Hassmiller, PhD, RN, American Red Cross Senior Ambassador for Nursing and Health, & Senior Advisor for Nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ 

Continuing the Conversation: Essentials Dialogue with the Task Force
Join members of the Essentials Task Force to dive deeper into the different domains of the draft Essentials document.  This small group interactive session provides an opportunity for members to work together, share feedback and offer input on the Essentials work to date.
Speakers: Jean Giddens, PhD, RN, Dean and Professor, Yingling Endowed Chair, School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, and Chair, AACN Baccalaureate Work Group; Cynthia McCurren, PhD, RN, Dean and Professor, Kirkhof College of Nursing, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI, and Chair, AACN Master’s Work Group; and John McFadden, PhD, CRNA, Dean and Professor, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Barry University, Miami, FL, and Chair, AACN Doctor of Nursing Practice Work Group 

Age Friendly Health Systems: Nursing’s Central Role
With the extension of years of life, it is imperative that we ensure quality of health and healthcare for older adults. The John A. Hartford Foundation, in partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), the American Hospital Association and the Catholic Health Association are working together to further this aim to ensure comprehensive, evidence-based quality care for older adults. An organizing framework for an age-friendly public health system is presented from five inaugural health systems, along with lessons learned from a variety of challenges related to the care of the older adult. Finally, strategies on how to engage the workforce, families and communities in this initiative are underscored.
Speaker: Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, President, John A. Hartford Foundation, Hartford, CT


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