International conference participation is important for bringing one’s research to the research community and offers an excellent learning and networking opportunity especially for students and first time participants. However, for someone new to the field of nursing informatics and as a student it may be difficult to know what participation entails, and how to prioritize among all the offerings. Also how to plan before, during and after attending the conference can be a challenge.
In this webinar the student subcommittee of the Nursing Informatics Working Group will offer students, first time international conference participants and others who are interested in the topic, an opportunity to get advice from an experienced nursing informatics leader and conference participant as well as an international conference organizer for a large upcoming international nursing informatics conference regarding international conference participation and attendance. Topics such as how to prioritize, how to plan attendance, as well as participating will be covered.
After participating in this activity, the learner should be better able to:
- Determine how to best divide their time among international conference offerings
- Efficiently plan attendance before, during and after an international conference to optimize the experience.
Nancy Staggers, RN, PhD, FAAN - Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah, USA
Mr. Patrick Weber, RN, MA - Vice President for IMIA European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) at International Medical Informatics Association IMIA.
President of the organizing committee for NI2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Dr. Nancy Staggers, RN, PhD, FAAN with the University of Utah has an extensive background in clinical informatics and has much experience participating in and presenting at international conferences. She has held executive IT positions, including Associate CIO, Information Technology Services for the Health Sciences Center at the University of Utah, Program Director for ECIS, Catholic Healthcare West, and Director for Corporate Informatics at the Department of Defense. Her academic career is within health informatics where her research focuses on the usability of health IT products. Her current work examines cognitive support for handoff processes. She has led revisions of the ANAs Scope and Practice for NI twice and is a member of the HIMSS Usability Taskforce.
Mr. Patrick Weber, RN, MA is Vice President for IMIA European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) Representing European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) at the International Medical Informatics Association IMIA. He is also President of the organizing committee for the international conference NI2016 June 25 to 29 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.