General Sessions

Wednesday, May 13
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Opening General Session
Nursing Innovation: Redefining the Possible in Nursing and the Future of Healthcare

Rebecca Love

It was the innovation of nursing that lifted medicine out of the dark ages of practice. Today, nurses represent nearly half of the healthcare workforce and are the end users of nearly every medical product on the market. In this presentation, Rebecca will describe the cultural and behavioral shifts that must take place in healthcare to empower nurses and drive impactful innovation forward.

Thursday, May 14
8:30am – 9:45am

The Other End of the Stethoscope

Marcus Engel

Marcus Engel speaks from experience. After being blinded and severely injured by a drunk driver, Marcus overcame unimaginable obstacles to reclaim his life. His dramatic story will inspire nurses to reignite their passion for providing excellent patient care.

Friday, May 15
10:30am – 11:30am

Cultivating a Healthy Workforce by Addressing Disruptive Behaviors

Renee Thompson

The reality is that the healthcare environment is getting more and more complex. Increasing demands, decreasing resources, burnout, bullying, and incivility challenge healthcare leaders now more than ever before. In this keynote presentation, you will learn tools and strategies – and gain the confidence – to identify disruptive behaviors that undermine a culture of safety, set behavioral expectations with employees, and hold staff accountable for professional behavior.