May 10, 2002
Volume XXXV, No. 19

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Summer institute to focus on evidence-based practice

The university community is invited to take part in the 2002 Summer Institute on Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) "Best Practice: Basics and Beyond." The Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice (ACE) in the School of Nursing is sponsoring the institute to prepare health care professionals for an increasingly active role in evidence-based practice. The program was planned in conjunction with clinicians from private, VA and military agencies, educators, administrators and researchers.

The first of its kind in the nation, the institute offers a coordinate curriculum across 2 1/2 days. Participants will emerge with an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals and intermediate concepts of EBP. National and international EBP experts will present a coordinated curriculum on EBP. Major topics related to evidence synthesis, translation, implementation and impact evaluation of clinical practice changes will be presented didactically, followed by application and interaction sessions of case studies. During the final day interactive breakout sessions will provide opportunities for nurses to integrate EBP into specific roles in practice, nursing research, nursing education, or health care quality improvement areas by developing an action plan for implementation at their institution. Throughout the conference participants will have the opportunity to experience hands-on interaction through exhibits of guidelines, tool kits and reference management software.

The institute also will feature post-master's and pre- and post-doctoral coursework, roundtable interactions with colleagues and EBP experts, and poster presentations of best practice projects. Poster abstracts are due May 13. Send them by e-mail to Rosalie Tierney-Gumaer at tierneyguma@uthscsa.edu.

The ACE received a conference grant from the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality to support the event.

To view the brochure online, go to www.acestar.uthscsa.edu. A text-only version is available for quick download. To receive a brochure, send your postal address to acestar@uthscsa.edu or call ext. 7-1480.


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