Sponsored Seminars

2024 Aspire Convention

Sponsored Seminars

2024 Aspire Convention |  April 9-12, 2024 | Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk - Chicago, IL

To attend a Sponsored Seminar breakfast or lunch session courtesy of our sponsors, you must be registered for the 2024 Aspire Convention. Each Sponsored Seminar will have limited capacity.

Add a Sponsored Seminar to your Aspire Convention registration:

  1. Log into your ANPD account,
  2. Navigate to the Events tab and click "My Events"
  3. From there, click the dropdown on your registration and select "Change Sessions" under Other Options.

 Or contact the registration team at registration@anpd.org with your selection.

Wednesday, April 10 

8:30 A.M.  9:30 A.M.

Making 'Cents' out of Programmatic Evaluations 

Limited to the first 300 participants!

Bethany Robertson, DNP, CNM, FNAP, Clinical Executive, Wolters Kluwer Health, Learning and Practice
Lisa Kidin, PhD, MHA, MSN, RN, CPHQ, NEA-BC, Executive Director of Interprofessional Practice, Education, Innovation and Research, BJC HealthCare 

Chicago 7

In this dynamic session, you'll gain invaluable insights into programmatic evaluation: Understand why developing a programmatic evaluation strategy enhances the effectiveness of your educational programs. Dive into the various methods of programmatic evaluation, empowering you to choose the most appropriate approach for your institution's needs. Learn to articulate the intersection of implementation and change management within program evaluation. Gain a clear understanding of the step-by-step process involved in developing a systematic evaluation plan. Engage in a case study discussion, providing practical, real-world insights that you can apply directly to your own education initiatives.

1:30 P.M.  2:30 P.M. 

Propel Your Nurses’ Performance: Maximizing the Power of Education and Point-Of-Care Resources

Limited to the first 200 participants!

Tammy Purcell, MSN, RNC-OB, Clinical Nurse Executive, Elsevier
Jessie Scapinello, MSN, RN, Clinical Nurse Executive, Elsevier

Sheraton 1/2

Join Elsevier for an engaging lunch session where we’ll explore the dynamic synergy between education and point-of-care resources for your nurses. We’ll uncover their transformative impact on professional competence and clinical proficiency for exemplary patient care. 

You’ll learn from other nurse leaders: 

  • Strategic insights into optimizing your nursing team’s performance 
  • Best practices and industry trends driving nursing development and job satisfaction 
  • Actionable solutions to implement at your organization 

Knowledge Versus Clinical Judgement 

Limited to the first 300 participants!

Jill Benns, RN, MSN, MBA-HCM, NPD-BC

Chicago 7

Assessing and validating clinical staff competence is as complex as it is intricate. Furthermore, patient-facing teams also require high interpersonal skills, clinical judgment, and decision-making abilities, which have historically been difficult to quantify. Join HealthStream’s Managing Editor for jane AI, Jill Benns, RN, MSN, MBA-HCM, NPD-BC, as she reviews the art and science of clinical competency development and how leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) can accelerate, individualize, and maximize learning time for nurse competency development. It will also outline the value of adopting a comprehensive competency development program that helps you navigate the diverse clinical expertise and readiness landscape. 

Thursday, April 11

8:30 A.M.  9:30 A.M. 

EBP and QI Excellence and Innovation: Supporting Clinicians to Improve Outcomes

Limited to the first 300 participants!

Jenni Day, PhD, RN, University of Maryland Medical Center, Senior Director, Clinical Excellence & Professional Development
Megan Milbourne MSN, RN, CCRN, AdventHealth, West Florida Division, Learning Operations Manager | Clinical Excellence

Chicago 7

NPD professionals are often tasked with multiple organization initiatives – from onboarding and supporting new nurses in residency programs and meeting criteria for Magnet and other accreditation programs, to facilitating evidence-based practice and quality improvement projects that align with system priorities. Challenges include a shortage of time, knowledge gaps regarding EBP and QI processes, lack of standardization and duplication of projects with clinicians working in silos. The presenters will share challenges involved in developing and implementing EBP and QI projects and will demonstrate Ovid Synthesis, the innovative application they use.
By end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify issues facing clinical settings in developing and implementing initiatives to improve quality outcomes
  • Describe how organizations can facilitate the development and implementation of EBP and QI projects
  • Demonstrate how Ovid Synthesis, an innovative application, can streamline and standardize EBP and QI activities across a health system.

11:00 A.M.  12:00 P.M. 

Building a Culture of Professional Development Excellence: Leading with Purpose 

Limited to the first 300 participants!

Diane E. Sousa, MSN, MHA, RN, NE-BC, Nursing Director of Practice & Quality Outcomes, Mass General Brigham
Tamera M Corsaro DNP, CNS, RN, NPD-BC, SRN Senior Director Professional Development, Mass General Brigham 
Felicia Sadler MJ BSN RN CPHQ LSSBB, VP Quality – Relias 
Christina Allen, DNP, APN,C, AGCNS-BC, GERO-BC, CEN, Director, Clinical Education, Capital Health

Chicago 7

Join us for an engaging panel discussion on the critical role of leadership in fostering innovation and driving positive change in professional development. In light of the 2024 AHA Workforce Scan's emphasis on enhancing training and readiness to ensure a sustainable workforce and the findings from the 2023 NCSBN indicating an ongoing exodus of RNs due to stress and burnout, it is evident that proactive leadership is essential.

Discover how Mass Gen Brigham and Capital Health leaders have successfully transformed their organization through purposeful leadership, creating a culture of excellence in onboarding, competency development, and professional growth. Gain valuable insights and actionable strategies to navigate challenges and effectively inspire meaningful change within your organization.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from real-world examples and connect with industry experts. Register now to secure your spot in this interactive panel discussion and take the first step toward driving positive transformation in your professional development initiatives.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand a systematic approach encompassing structures, processes, and outcomes that enhance onboarding and standardize competencies effectively.
  • Identify key strategies for professional development leaders to engage stakeholders in innovation and lead initiatives successfully.
  • Discuss effective strategies for purposeful leadership, change management, and fostering high levels of engagement within professional development contexts.

For questions or concerns about your event registration, please contact registration@anpd.org.