Nursing Science at the Bedside Conference

Friday, March 27, 2020 | Galveston, Texas

Hosted by the University of Texas Medical Branch

Presented in collaboration with the following institutions:

Evidence-Based Nursing Updates, Research And Best Practices To Help You Improve Patient Care

As a nursing professional, your responsibilities are unending.

Whether you’re on the clinical frontlines, providing education or managing a nursing team, one thing remains the same…you need to stay up-to-date on the information and innovations that are shaping the landscape of patient care.

This conference is designed to help anyone improve quality of care, increase confidence and reinforce workplace satisfaction

For the third year, we’re bringing together a community of interprofessional clinicians and multidisciplinary stakeholders to help you conduct, interpret and translate evidence-based practice (EBP) and research at the bedside to improve patient safety and outcomes. 

Conference Benefits

  • Meet and collaborate with 200+ attendees who operate across many diverse roles and clinical environments
  • Learn how to translate an idea from research into clinical practice...in any system
  • Find inspiration from other workgroups are actively conducting and implementing EBP research
  • Discover how to advocate and support staff who are conducting scholarly projects
  • Gain more confidence in your role as a consumer of research and evidence-based practices​
  • And much, more more!

Who Attends?

  • Interprofessional Clinicians
  • Project Managers
  • Nurse Scientists and Researchers
  • Anyone Who Wants To Conduct, Interpret & Translate EBP and Research To Improve Patient Safety & Outcomes

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UTMB in Galveston

Pricing

Early Registration

Ends February 28
$45
$ 75 Per Registration
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Regular Registration

Begins March 1
$ 75 Per Person
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2020 Keynote Speaker

Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
Dean and Professor
Vice President for Health Promotion
Chief Wellness Officer
Executive Director, the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for EBP

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk – recognized nationally and globally for both her clinical knowledge and her innovative approaches to a wide range of health care challenges – serves as Vice President for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer, and Professor and Dean of the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University. She also is a professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at Ohio State’s College of Medicine.

Dr. Melnyk’s groundbreaking work spans evidence-based practice, intervention research, child and adolescent mental health, and health and wellness. A frequent keynote speaker at national and international conferences, she has consulted with hundreds of healthcare systems and colleges worldwide on improving quality of care and patient outcomes by implementing and sustaining evidence-based practice.

Speakers

(More to be added soon...)

Tammy Cupit, PhD, RN-BC

Tammy Cupit, PhD, RN-BC

Dircetor of Nursing Science and Innovation, UTMB Health

Dr. Cupit received her PhD in nursing with an emphasis on research and education. She is an alumni of the UTMB School of Nursing/ Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. The majority of her clinical practice was in psychiatric nursing and the brain and behavior remain a favorite research area of interest. In her current role, Dr. Cupit conducts local and multi-site research, assists with the teaching of evidence-based practice, and oversees the first medical MakerSpace, by MakerHealth™ in the nation.

Jacqueline Stout-Aguilar, PhD, RN-BC, CNE

Jacqueline Stout-Aguilar, PhD, RN-BC, CNE

Clinical Educator, University of Texas Medical Branch

Jacqueline Stout-Aguilar, PhD, RN-BC, CNE is a clinical educator who focuses on evidence-based practices for the UTMB Health System. She also serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the UTMB School of Nursing. Stout-Aguilar received her BSN and PhD in nursing from UTMB in 2011 and 2015, respectively. She has been with UTMB for four years and previously worked in gynecology/ oncology. Her area of research is focused on innovative strategies for implementing interprofessional education and the effects of music therapy on preterm infants.

Emily Herman, RN, BSN, CCRN

Emily Herman, RN, BSN, CCRN

Inpatient Staff Nurse, Texas Children’s Hospital

Herman has worked in critical care at Texas Children’s Hospital for 10 years. She began her career as a CVICU nurse and is currently a PICU nurse. She is currently chair of the Evidence Based Practice and Research Council, where she has served as a member for three years.

Heidi Gilroy, PhD, RN

Heidi Gilroy, PhD, RN

Education Resource Specialist, Memorial Hermann Hospital - TMC

Heidi Gilroy has 18 years of nursing experience in academic, hospital, and community settings. Dr. Gilroy has participated in research capacity-building projects for nurses around the world. Her primary research interest is mental health as it relates to illness and injury. She currently serves as the Chair of the Council for New Knowledge and Innovation at Memorial Hermann Hospital – TMC.

Stacy R. Nigliazzo, BSN, RN, CEN

Stacy R. Nigliazzo, BSN, RN, CEN

Clinical Coordinator of Emergency Services, Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital

Stacy R. Nigliazzo is an emergency department leader and the award- winning author of two books of poetry. Her poems have appeared in the American Journal of Nursing and JAMA, among other publications. She is co-poetry editor of Pulse, Voices From The Heart of Medicine and teaches writing workshops at Grackle & Grackle Writing Enterprises in Houston, Texas.

Crystal Rombs, BSN, RN, CEN

Crystal Rombs, BSN, RN, CEN

Emergency Room Nurse, Memorial Hermann Sugarland/Sienna

Rombs pursued nursing after an 18-year career as a radiology transcriptionist. Since then, she has served patients in the emergency room, with a few of those years also spent in Interventional Radiology. She graduated from Alvin Community College in 2011, and finished her BSN at University of Texas Medical Branch in 2018. She lives in Sienna with her husband Patrick, and their two children, Jordan (22) and Peyton (7).

Kathy Gabel, BSN, RNC-MNN, IBCLC

Kathy Gabel, BSN, RNC-MNN, IBCLC

Mother/Baby Nurse, Memorial Hermann Katy

Kathy Gabel is a Certified Registered Maternal Newborn Nurse and has recently become an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She has been a bedside nurse for just over 9 years and has worked in Pediatrics, Med/Surge, Admission Processing and in Couplet Care. She has been a preceptor to new nurses a discharge nurse, charge nurse, safety and satisfaction ambassador and most recently Chair of the EBP and Research Shared Governance Council. Kathy currently has an ongoing IRB approved Quality Improvement Project focusing on Newborn Thermoregulation and Bathing in the room. In her spare time Kathy enjoys, scrap-booking, dancing, singing and just hanging out with friends and family.

Shannan Hamlin, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, AGACNP-BC, CCRC-BC, NE-BC

Shannan Hamlin, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, AGACNP-BC, CCRC-BC, NE-BC

Director, Center For Nursing Research Education and Practice

Dr. Shannan Hamlin is the Director for the Center for Nursing Research, Education and Practice at Houston Methodist Hospital, Assistant Professor at the Houston Methodist Institute of Academic Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Houston Baptist University, a Master’s of Science in Nursing and PhD degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Executive, and CCRN certified by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. The adult critically ill patient population has been the focus of Dr. Hamlin’s advanced nursing practice, research, and publications. She has worked in the critical care area at Houston Methodist Hospital as a clinical nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Research Fellow and Nurse Scientist. Dr. Hamlin’s research focuses on hemodynamics and failure to rescue.

Nicole M. Fontenot, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, CCNS, CCRN-K

Nicole M. Fontenot, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, CCNS, CCRN-K

Nurse Scientist, Houston Methodist Hospital

Dr. Fontenot is a Nurse Scientist with the Center for Nursing Research, Education, and Practice at Houston Methodist. She is passionate about facilitating clinical inquiry and about teaching nurses how to engage in research, evidence-based practice, and quality improvement. Her research interests include failure to rescue, moral distress, and critical care nursing.

Maya Peterson, BSN, RN, CCRN

Maya Peterson, BSN, RN, CCRN

Decentralized Education Coordinator, Pediatric ICU, Texas Children’s Hospital

Maya Peterson is a nurse educator in the Pediatric ICU (PICU) at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, TX. She has many years of PICU bedside experience around the country as both a staff and travel nurse. She is currently attending the UT Health Sciences Center at Houston Cizik School of Nursing for her MSN in Nursing Leadership. Maya is also a Graduate Archer Fellow through the Archer Center, and she will be spending the summer of 2020 in Washington, D.C. doing an internship and course work related to healthcare policy and the social determinants of health.

Mary D. Gordon, PhD, RN, CNS-BC

Mary D. Gordon, PhD, RN, CNS-BC

Nurse Scientist, Texas Children’s Hospital

Mary is a Nurse Scientist at Texas Children’s Hospital. She earned her PhD from UTMB in 2009 and she is licensed by the State Board of Nursing as an Advanced Practice Nurse. As a Nurse Scientist, she conducts research, teaches and mentors clinical staff about evidence based practice; nursing research, and collaborates with researchers in the medical center and local Universities. Her research interests are instrument development and the nursing work environment.

V. Becky Thayer, MSN, RN, CRRN

V. Becky Thayer, MSN, RN, CRRN

Nursing Admin: Project manager, EBP lead, TIRR Memorial Hermann

Becky recently transitioned from Director of Spinal Cord Injury at TIRR MH (12 years) to a position to lead nursing projects and nursing evidence based practice at TIRR MH. Becky completed her graduate degree at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Texas in 2008. Clinically, Becky has a passion for evidence based nursing inquiry and best outcomes for recovery from spinal cord injury and brain injury for patients. Her previous role as Director of Spinal Cord injury led to this passion. Becky is currently the President-elect for the SCIN board of ASCIP, and also an active member of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN).

Agenda

Breakfast and Registration
  • 7:45am - 8:15am

Breakfast and Registration

Welcome
  • 8:15am - 8:30am

Welcome

Keynote:  Worldviews on Evidence Based Practice
  • 8:30am – 10:00am
  • Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN

Keynote: Worldviews on Evidence Based Practice

Coffee Break/Poster Viewing/Exhibitors
  • 10:00am – 10:30am

Coffee Break/Poster Viewing/Exhibitors

The Art of Nursing
  • 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Stacy Nigliazzo, BSN RN CEN

The Art of Nursing

IRB trials and Tribulations
  • 11:30am – 12:30pm
  • Tammy Cupit, PhD, RN-BC / Jacqueline Stout-Aguilar, PhD, RN-BC, CNE

IRB trials and Tribulations

Lunch Break/Poster Viewing and Judging/Exhibitors
  • 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch Break/Poster Viewing and Judging/Exhibitors

Shared Governance Council Involvement
  • 1:30pm – 2:15pm
  • TMC Shared Governance Council Chairs

Shared Governance Council Involvement

Evidence Based Practice, Quality Improvement, or Research: That is the Question
  • 2:15pm – 3:00pm
  • JoAnn Mick, PhD, RN, NEA-BC / Jacqueline Stout-Aguilar PhD, CNE, RN-BC

Evidence Based Practice, Quality Improvement, or Research: That is the Question

Coffee Break/Poster Viewing/Exhibitors
  • 3:00pm – 3:15pm

Coffee Break/Poster Viewing/Exhibitors

Meet the Authors: Highest Scoring Abstract Presentations
  • 3:15pm – 4:00pm
  • Breakout Session 1

Meet the Authors: Highest Scoring Abstract Presentations

The Nursing Practice Act and Evidence Based Practice: The Truth, The Whole Truth, And Nothing But The Truth
  • 3:15pm – 4:00pm
  • Breakout Session 2

The Nursing Practice Act and Evidence Based Practice: The Truth, The Whole Truth, And Nothing But The Truth

Closing Session/Evaluation Completion
  • 4:15pm – 5:00pm

Closing Session/Evaluation Completion

Venue

UTMB Health Education Center
311 11st., Galveston, Texas​

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