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University of Iowa News Release

Oct. 7, 2003

UI To Host Conference On Nursing Care, Translation Research

Nursing researchers, policy makers and practitioners from throughout the United States will convene for a major invitational conference sponsored by the University of Iowa on nursing care and translation research.

The conference will be held Oct. 13-14 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center in Coralville. For more information, call Marita Titler, Ph.D., at 319-353-6995.

Translation research is the scientific investigation of interventions to promote the use of evidence-based practices to improve clinical and operational decision-making in health care. The conference is designed for nurse scientists to discuss the latest science and methodologies of translation research, as well as the future of translation research in advancing systems to support quality nursing care. Recommendations for future research and the impact of translation science on practice and public policy also will be addressed.

Topics to be discussed include issues in conduct of translation research, methodology and analytical challenges, education of future scientists and public policy implications. This invitational conference provides an opportunity for top nursing scientists in the field to gather and discuss challenges and develop a path for future developments.

Conference sponsors include: the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Sigma Theta Tau International; UI Hospitals and Clinics' Department of Nursing Services and Patient Care; the UI Office of the Associate Provost for Health Sciences; the UI Nursing Enterprise; the University of Kentucky College of Nursing; the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners; the Research Dissemination Core of the Gerontological Nursing Interventions Research Center in the UI College of Nursing; the Veterans' Affairs HSR&D Research Enhancement Award; the UI College of Nursing; the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses; the University of Rhode Island College of Nursing; and the National Institute of Nursing Research.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5135 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

CONTACTS: Media: David Pedersen, 319-335-8032,; Program: Laura Cullen, 319-384-9144,