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October 2nd, 2015, 8:00am


Leadership and Innovation in Evidence Based Healthcare


The Indiana Center for Evidence Based Nursing Practice and Purdue University Calumet's College of Nursing

will host the 8th Annual Evidence Based Nursing Practice conference and networking event

at the Radisson Star Plaza in Merrillville, Indiana.  Join us as we celebrate the Indiana Center's 10th anniversary and the College of Nursing's 50th Anniversary.  We will be welcoming internationally recognized speakers. 


This activity has been submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours.  The Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91) is an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.  


Please contact Dr. Jane Walker at 219.989.2815 for more information.


Conference Program


Call For Abstracts





Alison Kitson, PhD, RN, FAAN


Keynote Address: Where Have We Been, Where are We Going in Evidence Based Healthcare

Professor Alison Kitson was appointed as Professor of Nursing and Head of Discipline of Nursing at the University of Adelaide in January 2009, one of only three 5 ERA rated Nursing Schools in Australia.  She also holds an appointment as Co-Director of the Centre for Evidence Based Practice South Australia (CEPSA), a collaborating center of the Joanna Briggs Institute, and is an Associate Fellow of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford in the UK.  Before coming to Australia, Alison held a number of strategic leadership and executive positions in one of the world’s largest professional organizations for nursing, the Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom.


Her research over the last 20 years has focused on Knowledge Translation (KT) activity relating to better understanding the mechanisms that enable new knowledge (in the forms of guidelines or innovations in practice such as new roles) to be introduced into clinical practice.  Alison is internationally recognized for her work in this area, and in particular as the originator of one of the most widely cited and used KT frameworks, the Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services (PARIHS) Framework.

Awards & Achievements


Alison has been an invited speaker at numerous international and national scientific and professional meetings, including the annual meetings of the Joanna Briggs Colloquium, the Guideline International Network group, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research funded conferences, and numerous professional nursing meetings in Australia, Singapore, the US and Europe.  Most recently Alison has been approached by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta to serve on an expert panel around context and the translation of evidence around managing violent behavior.  She has also been a keynote speaker at the national Nurse Practitioner meetings and conferences in Adelaide.


Alison is the recipient of a number of awards, including a Fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom (FRCN) for her work on Standards of Nursing Care in 1991, a Florence Nightingale Travel Fellowship in 1999, Distinguished Graduate of the Year Award from her alma mater, the University of Ulster in 2002, a Florence Nightingale Leadership award in 2004 and a Fellowship of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) in 2009. She has active international research collaborations with colleagues in Sweden, Oxford, the Netherlands, Qatar, Alberta, Toronto and New Jersey.

Ian Graham, PhD, FCAHS


Undoing What Doesn't Work: The Challenge of De-Implementation

Dr. Ian Graham is Senior Scientist in the Clinical Epidemiology Program of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and Professor in the department of Epidemiology & Community Medicine, of the University of Ottawa.  He is an adjunct associate professor in the School of Nursing at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.  From 2006-2012 he was on an interchange with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research where he held the position of Vice-President of the Knowledge Translation and Public Outreach.  Dr. Graham obtained a Ph.D. in medical sociology from McGill University.  His research focuses on knowledge translation (the process of research use) and conducting applied research on strategies to increase implementation of evidence-informed practice.  He has published over 250 peer reviewed articles and is co-editor of Knowledge Translation in Health Care (2009) and Evaluating the Impact of Implementing Evidence-based Practice (2010).  Ian was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his “leadership contributions to CIHR and for changing the way research knowledge is used and demonstrating to funding agencies around the world how to move knowledge into action.”

Dawn Stacey, PhD, RN


Patient Decision Aids: Enhancing the Quality of Health Decisions

Dr. Dawn Stacey is a Full Professor in the School of Nursing and Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.  In 2012, her outstanding and continuous accomplishments in research were recognized when she received a University Research Chair in Knowledge Translation to Patients. Dr. Stacey is Director of the Patient Decision Aids Research Group at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute ( as well as, a member of the Faculty of Graduate and Post-doctoral Studies at the University of Ottawa, academic appointee at The Ottawa Hospital, and a member of the Nursing Best Practice Research Centre.  She won the 2009 Young Researcher Award for the Faculty of Health Sciences and the 2012 Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology/Pfizer award of excellence in nursing research.


Dr. Stacey’s research program is focused on advancing the science of knowledge translation to patients.  The overall goal is to understand, measure, and evaluate the effectiveness of knowledge translation interventions for patients and evaluate strategies to enhance patient engagement in shared decision making.


Dr. Stacey lectures extensively both nationally and internationally on various aspects of patient decision support, knowledge translation, oncology nursing, and telephone consultation.  She is teaching and supervising students in graduate programs in nursing, population health, and clinical epidemiology.  Dr. Stacey leads the Cochrane Review of Patient Decision Aids, is a co-investigator on the Cochrane Review of Interventions to Improve the Adoption of Shared Decision Making, and co–chairs the International Patient Decision Aid Standards Collaboration (IPDAS). Her research is conducted in Canada, the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Chile.

Daphne Stannard, PhD, RN, CNS, FCCM


Implementing and Generating Evidence For and From the Bedside

Dr. Daphne Stannard received her BSN at Vanderbilt University and her Masters and PhD in Nursing from the University of California at San Francisco. She has over 25 years of clinical experience in critical care and perianesthesia nursing. Daphne is currently the Director and Chief Nurse Researcher of the Institute for Nursing Excellence at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. Additionally, Daphne serves as the Director of the UCSF Joanna Briggs Institute Centre.


As the Director and Chief Nurse Researcher of the Institute, she is responsible for coordinating nursing practice, education, and training, as well as fostering nursing research within the UCSF Medical Center. Her research program focuses on evidence based practice and clinical practice issues and her research expertise is in qualitative research methodologies and systematic reviews.



October 2nd, 2015


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The Radisson Star Plaza

800 East 81st Avenue, Merrillville, IN, 46410

Promotional Rate: $109


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  • Format of Presentation: Poster sessions only

  • Types of Abstracts: Completed and/or work in progress

  • We will select several poster presenters to give a “3 Minute Pop-Up Summary”


We have reached the maximum number of abstracts at this time and

are no longer accepting new abstract submissions.

Thank you for your interest in participating!



For any questions:

Lisa Hopp PhD RN FAAN

Interim Dean and Professor
College of Nursing
Purdue University Calumet
2200 169th St
Hammond IN 46385

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General Admission: $125

Student/Alumni Admission: $75

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