Ounce of Prevention Conference POSTPONED

In accordance with Governor Baker’s state of emergency declaration with regard to COVID-19, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health is acting with an abundance of caution to protect the health of the Commonwealth. Based on the information available and in order to mitigate the spread of the virus, MA-DPH is following guidance to cancel large external events such as conferences, seminars and other discretionary gatherings. In light of this, the Annual Ounce of Prevention Conference originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 31 is being cancelled, and will be rescheduled for Monday, September 14, 2020. If you have already registered and paid, you will be refunded.

ENRS 2020 Scientific Sessions: Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 32nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Eastern Nursing Research Society, “The Revolutionary Power of Nursing Science: Healthy Equity, Policy, and Practice” in Boston, MA from March 26-27, 2020.

You can view the preliminary conference brochure  here and can register for the conference here.

Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute: 3rd Annual Guardianship Conference

November 6, 2019
8:45am – 4:45pm
UMass Boston Campus Center
100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA
On site parking available

This conference will continue the theme of balancing a person’s right to self-determination with protecting that person, by considering the issue of self-neglect. Topics will include evaluation of capacity, homelessness, hoarding, finances, and isolation.

For further information and to register, click here.

2 CEUs have been preapproved for CPCS Mental Health Litigation Division
6 CEUS have been approved for Nursing, NACCM, CGC, CCMC, NCCAP, LADC, NASW, & Nursing Home Administrators

The First Response for Veterans: Crisis Intervention and Supporting the Unique Health Care Needs of our Veterans

Statistics show veterans who have returned home from war have a notably
higher risk of suffering from mental health issues than average citizens.

The goal of this symposium is to build the capacity of our region’s emergency personnel, first responders and mental health workforce to better serve our returning veterans and their families. It is course designed for EMS, Emergency Department, First Responders, physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, mental health providers, VSOs and veterans.

This event is happening on November 5, 2019 and will be a regional discussion with various speakers to engage conversation around veteran health. It will take place at the Baystate Education Center, 361 Whitney Ave, Holyoke, MA 01040.

Click here for more details

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): https://www.nursingscience.org/events/2019advancedmethods.

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.

UMass Boston: Addiction and Substance Use Disorders Conference

Saturday, September 28, 2019
8:00am – 4:30pm
Class #: 1700
Fee: $100

Mt. Vernon building
150 Mt. Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125

Offered by the College of Advancing and Professional Studies and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Department of Nursing, University of Massachusetts Boston

This conference provides an overview of current topics and methodologies and best practice models geared towards nurses. It is designed in an interactive format. It encourages nurses to enhance their existing knowledge base by focusing an all-day program geared specifically in the domain of Addictions treatment. The faculty will review the existing research that will equip nurses to provide professional up-to-date care to those with Substance Use Disorders. Each faculty member will share their cutting-edge knowledge, strategic tactics, and collaborative networks to implement for each attendee to utilize.

Further details can be found here. For more information contact Donna White, dwhite@prnassociates.org

NINR Symposium: “Symptom Science Center: A Resource for Precision Health”

On June 27, 2019, NINR’s Division of Intramural Research hosted a scientific symposium to mark the launch of the NINR-led Symptom Science Center, a trans-NIH resource for the scientific community. The event featured a keynote address from NIH Deputy Director for Intramural Research, Dr. Michael Gottesman; as well as an introduction to the Symptom Science Center; and scientific panels on cancer-related symptoms, patient-reported outcomes and symptom science at the NIH Clinical Center, and symptom clusters in concussions.

You can view the symposium  here.

2020 Carol Carfang Nursing & Healthcare Ethics Conference

2020 Carol Carfang Nursing & Healthcare Ethics Conference
February 26-28, 2020
Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa, Clearwater Beach, Florida
Keynote: Daniel Sulmasy, MD, PhD, MACPThe Dying Person: Ethical Challenges in End-of-Life Care.

You can register for the conference here.

Some of the presentation topics that will be addressed are:

When the Patient or Subject is a Child: Mitigating Risks and Protecting Interests in Pediatric Care and Research

Dying Well: Human Dignity and Care at the End-of-Life

Navigating Grey Areas: Insights from a Clinical Ethics Residency for Nurses

Creating a Moral Space and Building Moral Resilience in Nurses

Submit an abstract for an opportunity to deliver a 15-20 minute presentation or share a poster on an ethical issue in healthcare. Abstracts will be reviewed on a rolling basis, ending on December 1, 2019. You can submit your abstract here.

2019 Ounce of Prevention Conference

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health presents the 2019 Ounce of Prevention Conference, to take place on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in the DCU Center, Worcester, MA. This is a signature prevention oriented gathering focused on building healthier and more equitable communities. It is designed to provide professional development and networking opportunities, along with tools, resources and practical skill‐building sessions. The conference will feature a keynote speaker, workshops and networking opportunities.

The focus of the annual conference is Working Together for Healthier and More Equitable Communities. For more details, contact ounce@state.ma.us.



Rural Generation 2019 Summit

Rural Generation 2019 Summit
Location: Mississippi
Dates: May 22-24


This May, join rural artists and community leaders from across the nation in the Mississippi Delta for the Rural Generation Summit. The Summit presents a historic opportunity to consider the practices, projects, institutions, and funding priorities that build equity for rural communities and Indian Country.

For more details on the 2019 Summit click here.

You are also invited to contribute to a national survey to help refine the strategy of engagement at the Rural Generation Summit and inform our field building efforts. You can share your ideas here