Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science: Advanced Methods Conference

The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS) advanced methods conference will be held in Washington, D.C. on October 23-24, 2019.

If this is of interest to you, you can find more details & register here (early bird registration ends soon):

The Expanding Science of Sensor Technology in Research

Recent advances in electronic technology and data science have enabled monitoring of many human biological, behavioral characteristics, and symptoms, as well as environmental factors in real time and during daily life, as well as in health care settings.  Coupled with advances in data science, sensor technology provides many opportunities for nursing science, including collection of data on temporal patterns and changes in these phenomena over time, remote monitoring, self-monitoring, and opportunities for feedback and communication between health care professionals and patients, among others.  Emerging technology may present new opportunities to address research questions in novel ways and to stimulate new areas of inquiry. The purpose of this advanced methods conference is to provide a forum to assist participants in understanding the use of sensor technology in nursing research.

Topics of the conference are:

  1. The application of new and emerging sensor technology to nursing research.
  2. Approaches to selecting sensors that best address the nature of the phenomena to be studied, the physical nature of the sensors, human subjects and investigator needs, and approaches to data analytics.
  3. The principles of user-centered design in designing, selecting and applying sensor technology.
  4. Innovative approaches to data collection, data management, and data analysis using sensor technology.
  5. Areas of nursing research that would benefit from emerging sensor technology and data analytics.

Barriers and facilitators to success at mid-career for nurse scientists

Mid-career nurse scientists are invited to participate in the research study “Barriers and facilitators to success at mid-career for nurse scientists” being conducted by mid-career nurse scientists from the Southern Nursing Research Society.

Challenges for mid-career nurse scientists is a national concern. The goal of this study is to learn more about what those challenges are and how nursing organizations can address those challenges and facilitate support. You may participate in this study as a self-identified mid-career.

If you are interested in participating, please copy/paste the link or follow this link to the survey:

NINR Director’s Lecture: “Matters of the Heart: A Research Journey Uncovering Signs of Heart Disease in Women”

September 17, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Lipsett Amphitheater
Clinical Center (Building 10)
NIH Campus – Bethesda, Maryland

In this NINR Director’s Lecture, Dr. Jean C. McSweeney will discuss her program of research that focuses on the symptoms of heart disease in women. The lecture will also be broadcast live and archived at

You can register for this event here.

I-Corps Program at the UMCCTS

Fall 2019 course starts October 25th, 2019

The I-Corps Program at the UMCCTS, a joint MassTERi/UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS) initiative, is designed to support the translation of biomedical research by providing early-stage education and strategic guidance to faculty, staff and students during the ideation phase of technology development.

Designed specifically for the biomedical researcher at UMass, it guides interdisciplinary teams through a hands-on process of understanding the market for their technology utilizing a proven customer discovery methodology.

This short course is a pre-cursor to a selective and intense set of courses run by the NIH and NSF and known as I-Corps. The I-Corps Program at the UMCCTS is designed to give teams a feeling if they and their opportunity are ready to apply for the national classes held by NIH and NSF. This short course maintains the intensity of the full I-Corps program but limits the time commitment.

For more details and to register, click here.