Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) will host the 2018 Harriet Cook Carter Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at 3 p.m. at the Christine Siegler Pearson Building in room 1014. The keynote speaker is Patricia Flatley Brennan, Rn, PhD, director of the National Library of Medicine. Brennan will present on “Transforming Data into Knowledge and Knowledge into Health: The NLM Strategic Plan 2017-2027.”
Brennan is a pioneer in the development of information systems for patients. She developed ComputerLink, an electronic network designed to reduce isolation and improve self-care among home care patients. Brennan directed HeartCare, a web-based information and communication service that helps home-dwelling cardiac patients recover faster and with fewer symptoms and has also conducted external evaluations of health information technology architectures and worked to repurpose engineering methods for health care.
After receiving a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, Brennan earned a PhD in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Following seven years of clinical practice in critical care nursing and psychiatric nursing, she held several academic positions at Marquette University, Milwaukee; Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, the American College of Medical Informatics and the New York Academy of Medicine.
Following the presentation, experts from Duke University will participate in a panel discussion with the theme “Addressing the Challenges – Using Data to Generate Knowledge, Customize Care and Improve Health.” The panel discussion will be moderated by Rachel Richesson, MS, PhD, MPH, FACMI, associate professor at DUSON.
Panelists include: Erich Huang, MD, PHD, assistant dean, Biomedical Informatics and co-director, Duke Forge; Geoffrey Ginsburg, MD, PhD, director of Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine; and Megan Von Isenburg, MSLS, associate dean for Library Sciences and Archives, Duke University School of Medicine.
The lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Register by Friday, February 9.
In support of improving patient care, the Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Category 1: Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurse CE: Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this activity for up to 2.0 credit hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.