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Keynote Address

PICTURE SDGTitle: Transplant Nurses' Power to Improve Long-Term Outcomes After Transplantation

Speaker: Sabina De Geest, PhD, RN, FAAN, FRCN, FEANS

Date/time: Friday, 29 June; 8:30-9:45AM

Description: Improving long-term outcomes after transplantation is a major challenge of transplant clinicians and researchers in the 21st century. Emerging evidence highlights the value of E health powered nurse-led chronic care models to achieve this goal. These models of care enhance continuity of care, guarantee a continuous feedback loop of biomedical, psychosocial and behavioral data between patients and the transplant center and increase self-management support through E health delivered intervention bundles. Transplant nurses are best positioned to be the driving force of implementing this E Health powered chronic care models. First evidence is very promising not only in view of improved clinical yet also economic outcomes.

Invited Speaker

Petty PictureTitle: Connecting the Patient's Bedside and the Global Nursing Community

Speaker: Michael Petty, PhD, RN, APRN-CNS, CCNS

Date/time: Saturday, 30 June; 8:30-9:15AM

Description: Clinical nursing practice has its foundation in evidence developed by nurses observing the clinical world through a unique professional lens. With access to the internet, nurses are no longer limited in their understanding of disease, therapies, or nursing interventions by language, geography, or local practices. They can query colleagues from around the world about alternate solutions to problems encountered by transplant nurses every day. Through these connections, nurses can identify with a community of practice, like individuals facing common challenges and seeking new, creative, and evidence based solutions. In this presentation, we will explore strategies to connect with a community of practice; methods to develop a new community when one doesn't exist; and partnerships with clinicians and industry to answer new clinical questions.


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