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 1
June 4, 2020
9 a.m. – Noon CDT

Online Session 2
July 2, 2020
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

Online Session 1: Thursday, June 4, 2020, 9 a.m. - noon CDT

Online Session 1: Thursday, 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: July 2, 2020 1-4 p.m. CDT

Online Session 2: July 2, 2020 1-4 p.m. CDT

Open to all people interested
$50 Session fee

Data and COVID: Practice and Industry Perspective
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

1:00 – 2:00 Welcome and Introduction to Speakers
Moderator: Connie White Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FNAP

Judy Murphy, RN, FACMI, LFHIMSS, FAAN
Chief Nursing Officer, IBM Global Healthcare

Laura Reed, RN, DNP
Chief Nurse executive, Chief Operating Officer, Fairview Health System

2:00 – 3:30 Critical Discussions and Applications to NKBDS Activities
Moderator: Connie White Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FNAP

Activity: Group discussion on current “hot” topics and questions and action solutions

3:30 – 4:00 Wrap up summary of the activities, and next steps


Contact Hours
This activity has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing requirements for up to 2.75 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

However, the individual nurse is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

Online Session 3: Thursday, August 6, 2020, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. CDT

Online Session 3: Thursday, August 6, 2020, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. CDT

Open to all people interested
$50 Session fee

Learning from COVID: Perspective from Academia & the VA
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.

1:00 – 2:00 Welcome and Introduction to Speakers
Moderator: Connie White Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FNAP

Deborah Trautman, PhD, RN, FAAN

Sheila A. Ochylski, DNP, RN-BC

2:00 – 3:30 Critical discussions and Applications to NKBDS approaches
Moderator: Connie White Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FNAP

Activity: Group discussion on current “hot” topics and questions and action solutions

3:30 – 4:00 Wrap up summary of the activities, and next steps


Contact Hours
This activity has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing requirements for up to 2.75 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

However, the individual nurse is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

Online Session 4: Thursday, September 17, 2020, 9 a.m. - noon CDT

Online Session 4: Thursday, 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.