Registration Open for Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders Conference, April 17-20, 2016 in Chicago. The theme of this year's conference at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile hotel is “Care Across the Continuum.”

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Registration Open for Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders Conference, April 17-20, 2016

More than 900 nurses and other healthcare professionals from over 350 hospitals and other healthcare organizations worldwide will meet in Chicago, Ill. for the 2016 Annual NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) Conference, April 17-20, 2016. The theme of this year's conference at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile hotel is “Care Across the Continuum.”

Presenters and attendees at the annual NICHE conferences share evidence-based innovations and initiatives. NICHE supports hospitals and other healthcare organizations in meeting one of the most critical challenges of our times: providing quality and value based care to older adults. For complete conference information and to register, visit http://conference2016.nicheprogram.org/.

Conference keynotes are:

• Dean Eileen Sullivan-Marx, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, New York University College of Nursing

• Arnie Cisneros, PT, president, Home Health Strategic Management.

• Mary Naylor, PhD, FAAN, RN, Marian S. Ware professor in Gerontology, director of New Courtland Center for Transitions and Health

• Susan Reinhard, PhD, RN, FAAN, senior vice president, AARP Public Policy Institute, and chief strategist, Center to Champion Nursing in America

Four discussion panels, 78 podium presentations, and 60 roundtable discussions comprised of clinicians, administrators, researchers, and other members of the interprofessional team will present evidence-based approaches to promote positive outcomes and experiences for the older adult patient. Over 100 poster presentations will discuss healthcare across the continuum, safety, NICHE implementation, and patient/family/caregiver initiatives.

New this year is the NICHE-Partners Summit. In a series of breakout sessions, six organizations that are aligned with NICHE will make presentations with established NICHE facilities on a variety of geriatric issues. The participating groups are the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Pathway to Excellence®, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP), Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), Advancing Excellence in Long-Term Care Collaborative (AELTCC), and the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF).

Nurses can receive up to 21 contact hours at the conference.

“With shifting patient populations and the transition to value based care, it is more important than ever that health systems implement programs to provide outstanding care to older adults across all settings,” says Barbara Bricoli, NICHE executive director. “NICHE is a proven strategy for achieving this and our conference is a great opportunity to hear from the hundreds of providers who are driving improvement and successfully meeting these new challenges.”

For more information, visit nicheprogram.org.

About NICHE

NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) is an international program designed to help healthcare facilities improve the care of older adults. The vision of NICHE is for all people 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 NYU College of Nursing, consists of over 660 healthcare facilities in the U.S., Canada, Bermuda, Singapore, and Australia.

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