Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing


Registration opens for Palmer research symposium in Rome

Registration opens for Palmer research symposium in Rome

Registration is open for the 2014 Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing’s (MNSON) Ruth K. Palmer Symposium. This event will offer the latest information in nursing research to an international audience of health care professionals and students May 15–16 at the Centro Studi Americani in Rome, Italy.

The theme is “Pushing the Boundaries: Exploring Research Frontiers to Transform Nursing Practice, Education, and Policy.”

Keynote speakers are Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN, vice president, Nursing, chief nursing officer, Cedars-Sinai Health System, Los Angeles, Calif., and vice chair, Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing; and Suzanne S. Prevost, RN, PhD, dean and professor, University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Dr. Burnes Bolton, named one of 2011’s Top 25 women in health care by Modern Healthcare magazine, will deliver the opening address. Having served as vice chair of the Institute of Medicine Report “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,” she will discuss the report’s impact and the ways nurse scientists and educators can transform nursing practice for positive change in health care.

Dr. Prevost, 2011-2013 president of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing, will deliver the second-day keynote address. She will cover creative strategies to foster international collaboration among nurse scientists and educators to bridge the gap between research and practice. In her capacity as president of STTI, Dr. Prevost promoted STTI’s Vision 2020 goals for a more global society.

Drs. Burnes Bolton and Prevost will join a respected panel of speakers, all focused on the goals of the symposium: 

  • to explore research that contributes to transformation of health outcomes, nursing practice, education, and policy.
  • to disseminate research that promotes excellence in global health care, nursing practice, education, and policy devel­opment.
  • to create opportunities for international and trans-disciplinary collaboration in research.
  • to provide an international forum to discuss health-related research and evidence-based practice.
  • to engage international scholars in dia­logue of research impacting practice, education, and policy.

Registration is open and early-bird registration rates are available until February 15, 2014. For details, download the brochure or e-mail Palmer_Symposium@LUC.edu.

Loyola University Health System (OH-346, 5/26/14) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurse’s Asso­ciation (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Contact hours will be awarded for this program.

The MNSON and the Alpha Beta Chapter of STTI are sponsors of the event, established from the Ruth K. Palmer Memorial Endowment as a gift of dean emeritus Gladys Kiniery in memory of her beloved sister. 

Pre- and post-symposium activities in Rome, as well day trips to Assisi and Pompeii and overnight tours throughout Tuscany, will be planned depending on interest. For details on these activities, contact Ida Androwich at iandrow@LUC.edu.