Top 5 Reasons to attend the 2011 Marion Woodward Lecture
Blog post by InspireNet member, Merrilee Hughes
This year will mark my sixth consecutive year of coordinating the UBC School of Nursing’s annual Marion Woodward Lecture. Here are my top five reasons why you should attend this year’s public event at Robson Square on Thursday, November 17, 2011:
1. One Round-Trip Toronto-Vancouver
Ontario is a long way to go to hear Dr. Andrea Baumann, one of Canada’s leading Nursing Health Services researchers, share her take on how the increasing pressures of data collection needed to support evidence based practice is impacting Canadian nurses. With sponsorship from the Mr. and Mrs. P.A. Woodward’s Foundation, the UBC School of Nursing is bringing Dr. Baumann to Vancouver. She will be giving an evening public lecture – The Changing Nature of Nursing Work: Implications for Quality Care, as well as participating in an afternoon symposium. Both are free to attend and everyone is welcome. Register Now.
2. Notes from Nursing Researchers Embedded in Practice
David Byres, VP and Chief Nursing Officer - Providence Health Care, will emcee the afternoon symposium - Igniting Nursing Research in Clinical Practice. This session brings together three panelists (Dr. Gail Butt, Dr. Martha Mackay, and Sandra Lauck) with cross-appointments with the UBC School of Nursing and practice settings to share their strategies for building research programs embedded in clinical practice. Dr. Andrea Baumann will also participate as a panel respondent to share the Ontario context and the roles of nursing clinical professors at McMaster University. Come armed with some burning questions to pose to the panel during the Q&A period. Symposium Invitation.
3. Location, Location
For the first time in the 42-year history of the Marion Woodward Lecture, both the evening lecture and an afternoon symposium are being held in downtown Vancouver at UBC Robson Square. This central location means it is closer to transit hubs as well as clinical practice sites making it easier for colleagues from clinical agencies, nursing leaders, alumni, and members of the public to attend. Getting Here.
4. Eat, Socialize, and Network
We all get so busy it can be difficult to stay in touch with our wider networks. The two hour break between the afternoon symposium and the evening lecture is the perfect opportunity to grab a bite to eat with nursing colleagues. The Vancouver Art Gallery Café, which is just upstairs from UBC Robson Square, will stay open until 7pm for our event attendees. Can’t make it for dinner? Stay for the reception after the Marion Woodward Lecture.
Who doesn’t get a little tingle of excitement when the door prize winners are about to be announced? It could be you this year. Several UBC School of Nursing faculty have donated copies of recent books including: Interpretive Description (Sally Thorne), Designing & Conducting Gender, Sex, and Health Research (Eds. John Oliffe, Lorraine Greaves), and Physical examination and health assessment (Eds. Annette Browne, et al.). Already have a copy? Pass your winnings along to promising young nursing colleagues.
Merrilee Hughes, MJ
Scholarly Development & Grant Facilitator
UBC School of Nursing
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