Media Advisory: MedStar Washington Hospital Center Nursing Hosts Evidence-Based Practice Research Conference

March 2, 2017

When: Thursday, March 9, 2017, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  
Where: Catholic University of America, Pryzbyla Conference Center  

Evidence-based research is an increasing part of nursing practice, both in the Washington, D.C. area and nationally. Just what that research entails – and how to conduct and support that research in an acute care environment – will be among the topics at the 2nd Annual Nursing Evidence-Based Practice and Research Conference on March 9 at Catholic University. 

“The return of this event reflects rising interest in improving patient care with nursing practices rooted in evidence-based research,” notes Susan Eckert, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, senior vice president and chief nursing executive at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. “There is growing awareness that patient care has evolved to incorporate more data, more critical thinking and more literature review, as part of the broader effort to establish best practices.”

MedStar Washington Hospital Center and its Department of Nursing are committed to advancing nursing science and this conference is supported through its Center for Excellence in Nursing. The conference is organized by the Evidence-Based Practice and Research Council, part of the nursing Collaborative Governance structure.


 Speakers include:  

  • Shaunagh Browning, RN, FNP-BC, Georgetown University Medical Center
  • Katherine Patterson Kelly, PhD, RN, Children’s National Health System
  • Mihriye Mete, PhD, MedStar Health Research Institute
  • Regina Greer-Smith MPH, FACHE, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
 RSVP:  To attend the conference or for more information, please contact: So Young Pak  at (202) 877-2748.