30th Annual Research Conference: Closing the Gap: Research and Scholarship in a Clinical World

Friday, November 10, 2017, 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM ET

Dear Colleague,

The 30th Annual Research and Leadership Conference sponsored by the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing and the Iota Omicron Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing will be held on Friday, November 10th, 2017, at the Lamplighter Inn, London, Ontario. The theme this year is "Closing the Gap: Research and Scholarship in a Clinical World".

This year we are pleased to announce we will be hosting a panel of local experts to discuss and have an interactive conversation about the seemingly ever growing gap between academia and clinical nursing. Be prepared for an in depth conversation on how to mitigate this reality and to learn of techniques for bringing academic research into the practice of 'front line' nursing.

We hope you will consider sharing your work by submitting an abstract for review.This letter is a reminder about abstracts which need to be submitted soon. If you choose not to submit an abstract, please come and learn about the exciting initiatives in which your colleagues are involved.

The Call for Abstracts and accompanying guidelines for preparing the submission are attached. The conference will include presentations that cover a wide range of topics such as leadership initiatives, evidence based practice, recent research findings, and utilization of this knowledge within nursing as a whole. The format of presentations and posters will vary to highlight research, education, nursing practice, administration, and leadership trends. We invite the submission of abstracts that reflect diversity in our academic program and throughout nursing practice settings.

Please circulate this letter and Call for Abstracts to your colleagues. The deadline for submission of abstracts is SEPTEMBER 10, 2017. Please contact Angela Law at 519-661-4064 if you have questions about the conference.

Online submission for abstracts is through this form. Successful applicants will be contacted by Angela Law via email. As a reminder, all successful applicants will be required to register for this event.

Online ticket purchase is through our EventBrite page which will open shortly (both participants and presenters).

We look forward to seeing you at this professionally and personally stimulating conference!

With warmest regards,

Laura Brennan, RN, BScN, MScN Candidate
Programs Committee Co-Chair,
Iota Omicron Chapter,
Sigma Theta Tau International

2017 Research Conference Planning Committee

Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre
591 Wellington Road South
London, ON N6C 4R3
Angela Law