PEI Nursing Research to Practice Conference explores the patient and family experience

Thirteenth annual conference brings together nurses and nursing students for a day of research and networking
Friday, May 19, 2017
Dr. Tara Sampalli

The thirteenth annual PEI Nursing Research to Practice Conference is being held May 26 in Don and Marion McDougall Hall at the University of Prince Edward Island. The conference brings together practicing nurses, academic researchers, and students to hear and share the latest research from their respective fields of practice. This year’s conference explores how nurses can work towards improving the patient and family experience.

“Nursing research contributes knowledge to the nursing profession and provides evidence to support nursing practice, decision-making and policies to improve the lives of individuals, families, and populations,” said Dr. Gulrose Jiwani, Dean of Nursing at UPEI. “The projects showcased this year speak to the relevance of research to directly improve practice.”

“The nursing research to practice conference is a wonderful day where nurses comes together to demonstrate and share the great work being done right here on PEI,” said Marion Dowling, Chief of Nursing, Allied Health, and Patient Experience for Health PEI. “This year we have a focus on how our nursing work impacts the patient and family experience.”

Conference Keynote

Dr. Tara Sampalli is Director of Research and Innovation, Primary Health Care and Chronic Disease Management, at the Nova Scotia Health Authority and an assistant professor of Medical Informatics at Dalhousie University. Dr. Sampalli effectively blends research with practice, bringing the novel concept of “embedded research” into healthcare. Her research interests include care models for chronic disease management, patient centered care and multi-morbidities, integrated models of care, knowledge management, and application of innovative IT solutions in healthcare.

The 2017 PEI Nursing Research To Practice Conference is co-sponsored by UPEI’s School of Nursing and Health PEI.

The University of Prince Edward Island prides itself on people, excellence, and impact and is committed to assisting students reach their full potential in both the classroom and community. With roots stemming from two founding institutions—Prince of Wales College and Saint Dunstan’s University—UPEI has a reputation for academic excellence, research innovation, and creating positive impacts locally, nationally, and internationally. UPEI is the only degree granting institution in the province and is proud to be a key contributor to the growth and prosperity of Prince Edward Island.

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