2020 Nursing Knowledge: Big Data Science Conference

2020 Nursing Knowledge: Big Data Science Conference

Conference moves to four online sessions in response to COVID-19 pandemic

We are living in unprecedented times and all of us are committed to safety and health during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are also committed to lifting up your amazing vision and transformative work to advance better health outcomes resulting from the standardization and integration of nursing data, information and knowledge. The Nursing Knowledge: Big Data Science Steering Committee shares the following updates for the Nursing Knowledge: Big Data Science Conference planned for June 3-5 in Minneapolis:

The in-person conference is canceled, and participants who have already registered will receive refunds of their fees. We will be in touch with you about this.

The conference will move to an entirely online format with a new agenda, staged over the course of four months, as follows:

Online Session 1Thursday, June 4, 2020, 9 a.m. - noon CDT
Workgroup Leaders and Steering Committee members only
Acknowledge the work that has been completed over the year and discuss the work currently being completed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Workgroup leaders will be contacted with further details.

Online Session 2: Thursday, July 2, 2020, 1 p.m - 4 p.m. CDT
Open to all people interested
$50 Session fee

Discuss informatics best practices, listen and learn from leaders and participants about their COVID-19 experiences and the implications for informatics and data. Information and RSVP to come out later.


Online Session 3Thursday, August 6, 2020, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. CDT
Open to all people interested
$50 Session fee

Discuss informatics best practices, listen and learn from leaders and participants about their COVID-19 experiences and the implications for informatics and data. Information and RSVP to come out later.


Online Session 4Thursday, September 17, 2020, 9 a.m. - noon CDT
Open to all people interested
$50 Session fee

Get together in a think-tank format to discuss resources, outcomes, and new directions around informatics and big data in an ever-changing world. Information and RSVP to come out later.


These decisions were made after considering several factors and with approval of the Nursing Knowledge: Big Data Science Steering Committee. We welcome this new adaptive format with a new agenda. We understand the COVID-19 pandemic has generated incredible stress, but we also acknowledge a paradigm shift, where innovation and fast adaptation are fully experienced daily. We welcome you to help foster comradery and provide support to participants. We welcome our shared passion and expertise to seek innovative solutions together as we face the challenges in the coming months.

Thank you for your continued support of the Nursing Knowledge: Big Data Science Initiative.

Nursing Knowledge: Big Data Science Steering Committee:
Connie White Delaney (co-chair)
Rebecca Freeman (co-chair)
Lisiane Pruinelli (co-chair)
Jane Englebright (Member)
Alvin Jeffery (Member)
Laura Heermann Langford (Member)
Susan Matney (Member)
Erin Maughan (Member)
Judy Murphy (Member)
Joyce Sensmeier (Member)
Charlotte Weaver (Member)

Online Session 1
June 4, 2020
9 a.m. – Noon CDT

Online Session 2
July 2, 2020
$50 Session fee
Register for Session 2
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. CDT

Online Session 3
August 6, 2020
$50 Session fee
Register for Session 3

1p.m. - 4 p.m. CDT

Online Session 4
September 17, 2020
$50 Session fee
Register for Session 4
9 a.m. - noon CDT

Cancellation policy

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Background of the NKBDS Initiative

2019 Proceedings

2019 Workgroups

2019 Presentations