We welcome you to look at events either supported or attended by the Hartford Foundation staff and our grantees.
The Geriatric Nursing Research Scholars Program, hosted by the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at NYU College of Nursing, is an opportunity for researchers in academia or hospitals to participate in a week-long, intensive summer seminar for an in-depth mentoring experience with nationally recognized gerontologic nursing researchers. Space is limited!
Developing Behavioral Interventions: A Summer Research Institute, offered by the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Center for Innovative Care in Aging from June 11-13, 2014, is designed to help participants develop testable interventions that have the potential for implementation in practice environments and advance appropriate trial designs.
Western Institute of Nursing's 2014 Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference will be held on April 9–12, 2014 at the The Seattle Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle. The conference theme is "Taking It Global: Research, Practice and Education in Nursing." The keynote speaker is David Shoultz, Director of Grantee and Partner Engagement with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. State of the Science papers will be given by Joachim Voss, University of Washington, on global initiatives in nursing education; and by Adey Nyamathi, UCLA, on global initiatives in nursing research. Many opportunities for networking have been built in to the conference program.
The Eastern Nursing Research Society is hosting its 26th Annual Scientific Sessions, April 9 - 11, 2014 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. The theme of the 2014 conference is Promoting Health Across the Life Span: The Art and Science of Person-Centered Care, and this year's Scientific Sessions promise to provide a unique forum for discussion and knowledge-sharing as enjoyed by every attendee since 1988.
More than 1,000 nurses and healthcare professionals from over 300 U.S. and Canadian hospitals will meet in San Diego, CA, for the 2014 Annual NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) Conference, April 6–8, 2014, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. The theme of this year's conference is “Care. Collaborate. Change.” The annual NICHE Conferences are designed to share evidence-based innovations and research. The goal is to support hospitals and other healthcare organizations in meeting one of the most critical challenges of our times: quality care for older adults.
Amy Berman, senior program officer for the John A. Hartford Foundation has been selected to receive the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) Presidential Citation Award. AAHPM Presidential Citations are awarded to individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions to the field of hospice and palliative medicine. Ms. Berman is recognized for her critical voice advancing the message in both your personal and professional life – through personal outreach to others living with chronic illness and numerous presentations and writings about health care choices, palliative care and implications for patients, practice and policy. The award will be conferred at the AAHPM Annual Assembly on March 12-15, 2014 in San Diego, CA.
The North Carolina Network of Grantmakers Annual Meeting (NCNG) Annual meeting held every year in February is one of NCNG’s largest venues for information sharing and learning. This year’s Annual Meeting is a two-day program featuring an array of experts leading learning sessions addressing issues in various topics including education, health, philanthropy and governance around the theme “Transitions for the Future.” Amy Berman, Hartford Foundation Senior Program Officer, will be presenting on aging issues at one of the sessions.
We are pleased to announce the first in a series of knowledge and skills development Webinars as part of the new Hartford Change AGEnts initiative, an effort to accelerate sustained practice change that improves the health of older Americans, their families and communities. The 75-minute Webinar will be focused on creating meaningful value propositions, a fundamental part of any successful local, regional, or national effort to change care, services, organizations, systems, or policy.
The National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) in partnership with the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) NYU and the Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence (HCGNE) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Colleges of Nursing is offering a one day workshop to actively engage junior and mid-level researchers in discussion and critical analysis of various components of research proposal writing. The goal of the workshop is to foster successful programs of adult-gerontological research and hone specific skills to gain a competitive edge for funding. The Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS) is working with the Centers and the Institute to offer this one day pre-conference workshop on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.
Dr. Chad Boult, Healthcare Consultant and former director of PCORI Improving Healthcare Systems Program, will lead a Webinar on February 11, 2014 sharing his experience with health services research and inter-professional teams just for current and former John A. Hartford awardees.