This inaugural conference presents a unique opportunity for all health professionals and students to present, learn and interact about research and evidence-based practice from across North Dakota. We are working to bridge Research with Practice. Our committee is made up of representatives from multiple health disciplines including Nursing, Physical Therapy, Medical and Lab Science, Pharmacy, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Pathology, and Public Health. The conference is hosted by the North Dakota Center for Nursing.

Conference Objectives:

  1. Explore research on effective health profession education strategies.
  2. Network and develop partnerships across all health professions and settings to improve population health.
  3. Discover the power of evidence to change practice and improve health and health care inequities.
  4. Illustrate examples of translational health professions research and evidence-based approaches to change practice.
  5. Illustrate examples of transformative innovations including use new technology and online platforms.

Draft Agenda 

Thursday, October 19, 2022

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM             A Night of Health Science Research Presentation and Networking Opportunity

Friday, October 20, 2022

7:00 AM- 8:00 AM              Exhibitor/Poster Set-up and General Registration

8:00 AM- 8:15 AM              Welcome and Introduction

8:15 AM– 9:45 AM              Keynote or Plenary

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM           Break, Networking, Poster voting, Exhibitors

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM         Interactive Session: Research Networking

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM         Poster Presentations from Submitted Abstracts

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM         Lunch, Networking, Poster voting, Exhibitors

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM           Breakout Sessions from Submitted Abstracts

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM             Break, Networking, Poster voting, Exhibitors

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM             Breakout Sessions from Submitted Abstracts

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM             Break, Networking, Poster voting, Exhibitors

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM             Workshop Sessions from Submitted Abstracts

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM             Break, Networking, Poster voting, Exhibitors

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM             Facilitated Student Panel discussion

5:15 PM – 5:30 PM             Wrap-up and Announcement of Poster Winners, Exhibitor Drawing

We are interested in abstracts from the wide range of evidence-based practice and research including student evidence-based practice practices, undergraduate and graduate research projects, clinical research, quality improvement projects, educational/pedagogical research, interdisciplinary research, multi-site research, workshops on evidence-based practice, research and health professions education and more.

Abstracts are due March 31, 2022.

2022 Call for Abstracts please review prior to submitting your abstract

Online Abstract Submission Form 

Guest rooms are available at the Holiday Inn, 3803 13th Avenue South, Fargo, ND 58103.

Conference room rates are:

King Leisure Room $104/night + taxes

Two Queen Standard Room $104/night + taxes

Reservations can be made by calling 1-877-282-2700 and indicating that you are attending the confernece hosted by the North Dakota Center for Nursing.

The room block will expire September 19, 2022.

Conference Registration will open in February, 2022.

Sponsor and Exhibitor information will open in February.