More than 850 nurses and other healthcare professionals from over 300 hospitals and healthcare organizations worldwide will meet in Lake Buena Vista, Florida for the 2015 Annual NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) Conference, April 14-17, 2015. The theme of this year's conference at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is “Innovation Through Leadership.”

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Registration Open for Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders Conference, April 14-17, 2015

More than 850 nurses and other healthcare professionals from over 300 hospitals and healthcare organizations worldwide will meet in Lake Buena Vista, Florida for the 2015 Annual NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) Conference, April 14-17, 2015. The theme of this year's conference at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is “Innovation Through Leadership.”

Attendees at the annual NICHE conferences share evidence-based innovations and research. NICHE supports hospitals and other healthcare organizations in meeting one of the most critical challenges of our times: quality care of older adults. For complete conference information and to register, visit http://conference2015.nicheprogram.org/.

Conference keynotes are Eric A. Coleman, M.D., MPH, professor of medicine and head of the division of Health Care Policy and Research at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver, Colo., Patricia Quigley, Ph.D., MPH, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP, associate director, VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, Tampa, Fla., and Dean Eileen Sullivan-Marx, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, New York University College of Nursing.

In a series of 55 panel presentations, clinicians, administrators and researchers will present evidence-based approaches to promote positive outcomes and experiences for the older adult patient. Over 110 poster presentations authored by NICHE and non-NICHE hospitals will discuss transitions, cognitive impairment, medication and patient safety. New this year are three 90-minute roundtable sessions facilitated by almost 30 presenters. Participants rotate from table-to-table to engage in different discussions on the topics of cognitive behavior, patient safety and transitions. These roundtables will give the attendee the opportunity for one-on-one discussion with a content expert.

Nurses can receive up to 24.5 contact hours at the conference.

“The number of people 60 years and over is expected to increase worldwide from 605 million to two billion by 2050,” says Barbara Bricoli, MPA, NICHE executive director. “This year’s conference will help equip nurses and other healthcare providers from around the world with the information and tools to take the lead in providing innovative solutions for the care of our older adults.”

For more information, visit nicheprogram.org.

About NICHE

NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) is an international program designed to help improve the care of older adults. The vision of NICHE is for all patients 65-and-over to be given sensitive and exemplary care. The mission of NICHE is to provide principles and tools to stimulate a change in the culture of healthcare facilities to achieve patient-centered care for older adults. NICHE, based at the NYU College of Nursing, has over 575 hospitals and healthcare facilities from the U.S., Canada, Bermuda and Singapore in the network.

For more information visit www.nicheprogram.org/.

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