Healthcare Con 2019
In its second annual event, the Healthcare Research and Education Conference (Healthcare Con) was held over 3 days at Stanford University on June 26-28th, 2019 with over 300 attendees and 83 speakers participating from across the region. Healthcare Con is an interdisciplinary conference that showcases the latest in research, innovation, quality and evidence-based practice improvement projects. The event featured a wide-range of exciting lectures, panel discussions, poster presentations, and educational sessions aimed to teach and inspire exemplary professional practice and empowerment.
In only its second year running, the event attracted interprofessional attendees from across the nation, with visitors from New York, Wisconsin, Ohio, Utah, Nevada, and from the northern and southern region of California. With a total of 37 podium presentations, 12 educational sessions, 31 poster presentations, and offering a newly added session for rapid-fire poster presentations, the conference program maintained a fast-paced array of content that left the audience enthusiastically engaged and inspired.
Bernadette Melnyk the Vice President for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer, Professor and Dean of the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University (OSU) enamored the audience with her presentation on the persistent advancing and sustaining EBP and clinician well-being, relating her own severe experience in healthcare practice that overlooked EBP.
Atul Butte, the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor and inaugural Director of the Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute at the University of California, San Francisco, discussing the practice of medicine using ten trillion points of data and captivating attendees with an explicit look into the world of technology and how it will shape healthcare practice.
The highlight of the event were the keynote speakers
Healthcare Con 2019 also produced its first-ever Pre-Conference Workshop as an opportunity for a hands-on experience and deep dive into the workings of evidence-based practice. The workshop with over 70 attendees was hosted by Dr. Lynn Gallagher, the Senior Director, Clinical Core Director at Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare. Dr. Gallagher’s clinical background in maternal-child health and nursing administration spans 30 years. The workshop tackled difficult questions of EBP and facilitated in-depth discussion through group activities