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Call for Proposals

The West Coast Region of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School and the PSU & OHSU IHI Open School Chapter are conducting a call-for-proposals for the breakout sessions at the first IHI Open School West Coast Conference (WCC) on Saturday, April 18th, 2015, in Portland, Oregon. The conference begins on Friday, April 17th and breakout session speakers are welcome to attend both days. 

The theme of the WCC is Interprofessionalism: Improvement, Safety, System Design, and Leadership. Each breakout session will be categorized and focused on one of these topics.

The WCC aims to educate and empower learners to be interprofessional collaborators with each other, their patients, their communities, and their health systems by:

  1. Disseminating evidence-based methods of interprofessional (two or more professions collaborating on a project) team-based care that enhance patient safety.
  2. Exploring system redesign and opportunities for multiple sectors and professions to interface to design a health services delivery system capable of achieving the Triple Aim.
  3. Spreading health systems improvement best-practices from interprofessional and student-led improvement projects.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, December 15th, 2014 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT
OTHER QUESTIONS: wc.ihi.openschool@gmail.com


2015 STTI Board Leadership Institute

March 8-10, 2015
The Alexander Hotel
Indianapolis, IN
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Nurse in Washington Internship

March 15-17, 2015
The Westin Crystal City
Arlington, VA

The Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI) provides nurses the opportunity to learn how to influence health care through the legislative and regulatory processes. Participants learn from health policy experts and government officials, network with other nurses, and visit members of Congress. Legislative 'asks' will be provided for the attendees to practice with and present in their meetings with their members of Congress.

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November 18 is National Memory Screening Day

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America has developed The Road to Early Detection and Care* (AFA C.A.R.E.S.) program as part of its national initiative to promote early detection and intervention for those concerned about memory loss as well as to educate the public about successful aging.

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Geriatric Nursing Journal Call for Submissions

Consider submitting your manuscripts on innovative research or clinical work and projects relevant to care of older adults to Geriatric Nursing. Geriatric Nursing is one of our premier journals addressing the care of older adults and publications are disseminated widely to multiple association members including members of NGNA; the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association; the American Assisted Living Nursing Association; NICHE members; and the nursing members of the American Geriatric Society. In addition Geriatric Nursing has a wide electronic and individual subscription dissemination.

Addition Reasons to submit to Geriatric Nursing:
  • Terrific Impact Factor for a specialty nursing journal
  • Average first decision response time of 4 weeks
  • Average time from submission to acceptance of 6 months, including revisions
  • Opportunity to be recognized in your area of specialization
We invite and encourage student work and Doctor of Nursing Practice work as well as publications from dissertations and those engaged in ongoing research activities and advanced clinical work. Submissions should be forward to Ibby Tanner and Alyce Ashcraft.