Mary Jean Schumann or Mina Shyu
Nursing Alliance for Quality Care (NAQC) or
202-994-3484 or 202-994-9660


Monday November 12, 2012 at 12:00 PM EST
Tuesday November 13, 2012 at 3:00 PM EST

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Hyatt Dulles 
2300 Dulles Corner Blvd
Herndon, VA 20171

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Hotel Information

We have secured a block of rooms at the Hyatt Dulles for a special rate of $129 per night. Please call Central Reservations at 1-888-421-1442 and mention you are with the George Washington University group at the Hyatt Dulles. You can also make a reservation here.

Please note that the cut-off date is October 22, 2012. Reservation requests received after the cut-off date will be based on availability at the hotel's prevailing rates.

The Hyatt Dulles offers complimentary shuttle services every day from 5:15 AM to 12:30 AM to Dulles Airport.



Nurses' Contributions to Fostering Successful Patient Engagement

Please join us for this one-of-a-kind two-day national consensus-building conference to foster successful patient engagement. The goal of this conference is to focus attention on the roles and strategies nurses can employ to strengthen the partnership among nurses and patients, as patients and families engage with the health care system to achieve the best health outcomes possible for themselves.This conference is designed for attendees to interactively engage with speakers and consumers to acquire knowledge and skills for implementation upon return to their own work settings. 

This conference is for nurses who work in all settings and at all levels of care. Hosted by the Nursing Alliance for Quality Care with financial support from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)*, all attendees will also provide feedback to a newly developed national white paper on nurses' contributions to patient engagement, using a consensus process that identifies the best approaches, practices, strategies and policies to foster successful engagement of patients and families with the health care system.

Plenary and educational break-out sessions will include nationally recognized speakers in patient engagement, patient activation, shared decision-making, informed medical consent, consumer and nursing understanding of genetic and genomic testing,  development of decision aids, family participation in shift changes and rounds, and other approaches to enhance attendee's own engagement with the patient. Attendees are expected to acquire knowledge for driving change within their own health care systems to increase responsiveness to the individual needs and preferences of the patients served.  Poster abstracts of best practices and innovative approaches are being accepted for an evening poster/networking session during the conference.

Nurses' Contributions to Fostering Successful Patient Engagement


Hosted by the Nursing Alliance for Quality Care, supported by a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)*


November 12-13, 2012

Washington, DC


Conference learning objectives - Attendees will be able to: 

  • Describe at least three different approaches that can be implemented in their own settings to improve the engagement of patients in their own care
  • Identify at least two best practices that they will use to jump start their own behavior changes to foster successful patient engagement
  • Identify multiple strategies that they, as nurses, will use to influence change within individual health care systems - to improve the system's response to engaged patients

Target Audiences


All registered nurses, including staff nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, chief nurse executives and nurse managers, as well as health administrators, policy makers and consumers


Successful Completion of this Continuing Nursing Education Activity:

In order to receive full contact-hour credit for this CNE activity, you must:

  • Sign the roster with your name and contact information.
  • Attend the entire activity, and
  • Complete and submit the Evaluation Form as directed before you leave at the conclusion.

*An application has been made for contact hours to be awarded for this continuing education activity through the MARYLAND NURSES ASSOCIATION, accredited as an approver by The American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

For more information, Dr. Mary Jean Schumann, Executive Director at 202.994.3484, or Mina Shyu, Program Coordinator, at 202.994.9660,


*Funding for this conference was made possible [in part] by grant 1R13 HS21600-01 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).  The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.








Greeting/Opening Remarks

Mary Jean Schumann, DNP, MBA, RN, CPNP, FAAN Executive Director Nursing Alliance for Quality  Care


Keynote-Why is A Fully Engaged Patient So Important?

Jim Conway, MS, Principal, Governance and Executive Leadership at Pascal Metrics, Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard School of Public Health


Plenary-The Framework for Thinking about Patient Engagement

Jessica Greene, PhD,  Director of Research, George Washington University School of Nursing





Plenary-Consumer Views of Patient Engagement

Rosemary Gibson, B.S., MSc., RN,  Author, The Treatment Trap

Helen Haskell, MA, Founder of Mothers Against Medical Error

James Padilla, JD, Associate Professor, Tiffin University


Plenary - Provider Characteristics: A Vital Piece of the Puzzle

Jean Johnson, PhD, RN, Dean , George Washington University School of Nursing

Nancy L. Falk, PhD, MBA, RN, Assistant Professor, GW School of Nursing


Listening Session:  Comment on Content and Recommendations of White Paper

Joanne Pohl, PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN, FAACP, Professor Emerita, University of Michigan School of Nursing

Shoshanna Sofaer, DrPH, Professor, and Robert P. Luciano Chair of Health Care Policy, Baruch College


Poster Session/Networking



Dinner on your own







Plenary-Patient Activation: A Critical Piece of the Puzzle

Judith Hibbard, DrPH, Senior Researcher and Professor Emerita, Health Policy Research Group, ISE, University of Oregon




9:30-10:30 am

Breakout Sessions



A. Decision Aids Change the  Dialogue

Don Kemper, MPH, CEO, Healthwise


B. Patient Access to Information Changes the Dialogue

Kim Nazi, PhD, FACHE, Senior Analyst, Veterans and Consumers Health Informatics Office, Department of Veterans Affairs

Kathleen Painter,  RN, Department of Veterans Affairs


C. Consumer Understanding of Genetic Screening Changes the Dialogue

Kathleen Calzone, PhD, RN, APNG, Senior Nurse Specialist, Research, National Cancer Institute

Natasha Bonhomme, Genetic Alliance

10:30-10:45 am




Break Out Sessions



  1. Shared Decision Making/ Preference -Sensitive Care

Lawrence E. Morrissey Jr., MD, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, HealthPartners, Lakeview Health

Ashley Umbreit, RN, CBPN-C, Cancer Care Coordinator

Stillwater Medical Group


  1. Helping Patients and Nurses Navigate the Curative/Palliative Care Continuum

Marguerite Russo, CRNP-F, ACHPN, Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, University of Maryland Medical Center

Beverly Lunsford, PhD, RN, Director, The Washington DC Area Geriatric Education Center Consortium


  1. Family Participation in Changes of Shift Rounds

Mary Ann Friesen, PhD, RN, CPHQ, Nursing Research Coordinator, Inova Health System

Susan Grant,  MS, RN, NEA-BC, Chief Nurse Executive, Emory Healthcare

Ann Crowder, Co-Chair Parent Advisory Council, Fairfax Hospital for Children

11:50am – 12:30pm

Listening Session – White Paper

Joanne Pohl, PhD/ Shoshanna Sofaer, DrPH

12:30-1:15 pm

Networking/Box Lunch



Plenary-Patient Engagement and Transforming Informed Consent through Shared Decision Making: Federal and State Action"

Ben Moulton, JD, MPH, Informed Medical Decision Making Foundation


Plenary-Patient Engagement: Policies and Strategies to Effect Change in Light of Political Challenges

Bob Blancato, MPA, National Coordinator, Elder Justice Coalition and Executive Director, National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs

2:45 pm

Wrap Up and Next Steps

Mary Jean Schumann






 Registration : $250.00

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