The SWPONL Annual Educational Conference offers you the opportunity to learn from our expert speakers as well as from experienced peers who share your same journey.
Once again, it was a wonderful educational event with the most attendees, exhibitors and poster presentations in our 39 year Conference history! Attendees had opportunities for networking throughout the conference while enjoying a beautiful setting at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.
Thank you to the Conference Planning Committee for their tireless efforts over the past year to deliver this exceptional educational opportunity. Also, thank you to everyone who attended and supported the Conference.
Some lucky attendees won enviable baskets items in the ever popular basket drawings! The 50/50 raffle benefitted the charity choice of the winner – Goodwill will receive a $600 donation from SWPONL.
The opening keynote, Dr. Gero facilitated an interactive session – click here to view the Memtimeter screen shots. Also, here is the link to the TEDx Talk she referenced in her presentation: Patient Satisfaction or Patient Experience?
During the Awards Session we presented these prestigious poster awards:
Overall Poster Award
“Emergency Department Triage: Changing the Culture”
Excellence in Education and Innovation
1st Place - “Enlightening Registered Nurse (RN) Pain Management Knowledge and Attitude”
2nd Place - “Clinical Failure of a Nursing Student: The Experience and Meaning for Faculty”
3rd Place - “Escape the Unit: Breaking Free of Common Quality”
Stephanie Chlosta, Olivia Glotfelty
Excellence in Nursing Leadership
1st Place – “Identifying and Addressing Moral Distress in Nurses Caring for Inpatient Palliative Care Patients at the End of Life”
Ashley Wills, Tammy Eaton
2nd Place - “Developing Nursing Care Team Partnerships”
Sharon Undereiner, Lynn Kosar
3rd Place - “Strategies to Reduce Hospital Readmissions in a Large Inter-City Hospital with Project RED”
Darcy Shiner, Kimberly Whiteman
Excellence in Quality and Safety
1st Place - “The “5” at “5””
Kathy Henderson, Theresa Trkula, Wesley Parker
2nd Place – “Save the Face While Saving Lives”
Jacqueline Collavo, Julia Warner
3rd Place – “A New Start to Reducing Employee Patient Handling”
Congratulations to all of the posters presenters - it was a highly competitive year and again, all accepted posters are to be congratulated!
The Conference reviews are in and the some of the feedback includes:
“This is always now of my favorite conferences.”
“Excellent and inspiring speakers…”
“This was a great year and we had many opportunities to network can’t wait until next year.”
“The speakers were very engaging and interesting to listen to their perspective on issues/topics.”
“This is the first conference I have attended in which all aspects were relevant and useful for my current position.
“I gained some valuable pearls in each session…”
“Evidence Based practice as a driving force in the care model was an intriguing lecture.”
Thank you to our sponsors and exhibitors for their generous support of the SWPONL Conference. Their sponsorship helps to mark this event as a premier educational opportunity.
Save the Date and join us for these SWPONL events!
2018 Fall Education and Networking Session - Tuesday, November 13th
at the Hyatt North Shore in Pittsburgh, PA
Speaker: Marie Grant
“Managing Compassion Fatigue”
Registration details will be announced soon!
2019 Conference – It is the 40th Conference! Please save the date and join us
August 29 - August 30, 2019 at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.
Final Conference Program and Brochure
Click here for the Final Conference Program and Brochure.
Please contact Linda Mason if you have any questions.