International Geriatric Clinical Simulation Conference Set for April 2-3, 2009

Connecting the Dots: Geriatric Nursing, Education, and Clinical Simulation International Conference, to be held April 2-3, 2009, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Research Triangle Park, will focus on global issues and solutions, invite best practices from all corners of the health care arena, and involve international experts.

Innovative solutions to meet the challenges faced by nurse clinicians, educators, and leaders will be presented with emphasis on preparing the new nursing workforce, lifelong learning needs of seasoned caregivers, trends and innovations in geriatric nursing education and practice, and educational uses of human patient simulator technologies.

To date, 85 abstracts have been accepted for presentation from innovative institutions in Asia, Europe, and North America. A full day of clinical simulation practice using human patient simulators programmed with geriatric case studies are included as an educational option for conference attendees.

The program was developed and is presented through an international collaboration between The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing and Flinders University School of Nursing and Midwifery in Adelaide, Australia.

It will be held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Research Triangle Park, Durham, North Carolina, close to Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

For program information, registration, and sponsorship opportunities, please see .

International Human Caring Conference at Chapel Hill, April 6-9, 2008

Health care leaders interested in magnet status, patient safety and quality care and who want to communicate the commitment to human caring to various constituencies should attend and bring colleagues to this conference. 

See the website for program details:   

This international conference draws presenters and participants from Australia, the United Kingdom, Japan, Thailand, China, the United States and more. They will converge to discuss health care interactions, caring-based interventions, workplace environment, self-care and spirituality, science and scholarship development. Keynoters are Samantha Pang, PhD, RN, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Margarete Sandelowski, PhD, RN, FAAN, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing, Kristen M. Swanson, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of Washington Medical Center and Pamela Triolo, PhD, RN, FAAN, System Chief Nursing Officer, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Barbara Dossey, noted for her work in holistic health, will be on the Wednesday panel discussion.

  • We expect MORE THAN 72 presentations and 25 posters over the 3-day conference.
  • We anticipate MORE THAN 175 people will attend from around the world.
  • Attendees will include practicing nurses, health care administrators, university faculty members, nursing students.

SPONSOR ROSTER as of this posting

  • UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing
  • UNC Health Care System
  • Carolinas HealthCare System
  • International Association of Human Caring

To inquire about sponsorships at various levels, contact Norma_Hawthorne@unc.edu

To register for the conference, go to http://cfx.research.unc.edu/res_classreg/browse_multiple.cfm?New=1&event_id=21278

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