Fuld Institute’s Inaugural EBP National Summit Open for Registration

The Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice (EBP) in Nursing and Healthcare’s first national summit, to be held October 18-20, 2017 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton, is now open for registration. Early bird registration is available until June 30 for $395; thereafter, registration will be $495.

 

The summit, “Transforming Healthcare Through Evidence-based Practice,” will address strategies for building and sustaining an EBP culture and environment in institutions, integrating EBP into academic programs, using EBP to guide organizational and health policy, using evidence to inform consumer healthcare decision making, and disseminating and implementing research to rapidly move evidence-based interventions into real-world clinical settings. Summit attendees also are invited to join university leadership, national and international leaders, and trailblazers in EBP at a kickoff celebration on the evening of October 18 in the Ohio Union on The Ohio State University campus.

 

“This summit launches our Fuld Institute, a national center for facilitating the implementation and sustainability of EPB in healthcare systems and the integration of EBP into academic programs,” said Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, vice president for health promotion, dean and professor of the Ohio State College of Nursing, and executive director of the Fuld Institute. “We are thrilled to bring together so many national experts in the field of EBP to provide conference attendees with a deeper understanding of the urgently needed action steps for improving healthcare quality, safety, costs,  and, most importantly, patient outcomes.”

 

An invitation-only Expert Forum will precede the summit on October 18 at which leaders from nearly 40 national nursing and interprofessional organizations, federal agencies and healthcare entities will discuss the current state of evidence-based practice across the disciplines. They will develop action strategies to propel the advancement and sustainability of EBP in healthcare and academic institutions. The findings and recommendations from the Expert Forum will be presented to attendees at the summit the next day.

 

Summit attendees also will hear the latest recommendations to advance and sustain EBP from keynote speakers:

 

Arlene S. Bierman, MD, MS, director of AHRQ’s Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement

 

Kevin P. Browne, MSN, RN, CCRN, senior director and chief nursing officer of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

 

Lynn Gallagher-Ford, PhD, RN, DPFNAP, NE-BC, director of the Fuld Institute and the Center for Transdisciplinary Evidence-based Practice

 

Major General Dorothy A. Hogg, deputy surgeon general and chief of the Air Force Nurse Corps 

 

Alex R. Kemper, MD, MPH, MS, division chief of ambulatory pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (as of August 2017), professor of pediatrics at The Ohio State University and member of the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force

 

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, The Ohio State University vice president for health promotion, university chief wellness officer, dean and professor of the College of Nursing, and executive director of the Fuld Institute

 

Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP, president and CEO of AcademyHealth

 

In 2016, The Ohio State University College of Nursing received a $6.5 million grant from the Helene Fuld National Health Trust to create the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice (EBP) in Nursing and Healthcare. The Fuld Institute is a national hub for the dissemination, teaching and creation of best practices to improve healthcare quality, safety, costs and patient outcomes. Cores of the organization include: transdisciplinary clinical practice; academics; EBP implementation science, partnerships, innovation and policy; and consumer education.

 

Ohio State’s Center for Transdisciplinary Evidence-based Practice (CTEP), which established the foundation for the Fuld Institute, has been disseminating and teaching EBP nationally and internationally for the past five years.

 

The Fuld Institute will provide nursing and transdisciplinary clinicians, leaders, academicians, and students with the best and latest evidence to guide:

 

  • the highest levels of practice to improve healthcare quality, safety, patient outcomes and costs;
  • the best teaching strategies for integrating EBP into academic programs;
  • practitioners seeking to build and sustain EBP cultures and environments within their own organizations;
  • organizational and health policy;
  • dissemination of best practices;
  • research on the best strategies to rapidly translate effective research-based interventions into real-world clinical settings.

 

For more information or to register, visit fuld.nursing.osu.edu.