Elsevier Faculty Development Conference Scottsdale, AZ • January 3 - 6, 2015

In these challenging times, nurse educators are faced with many demands as the volume of health science information explodes, agencies demand highly competent graduates, and technology tools rapidly change our techniques for teaching. As nurse educators are bombarded with increased expectations and demands for curriculum change they face faculty shortages and rapid turnover. Effective interactive teaching strategies to efficiently move students from knowledge based learners to high level thinkers is vital to achieving program success. Join us to learn from nurse educators who are making an impact on student and program outcomes. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Scottsdale, meet colleagues from across the nation working with similar challenges, and find innovative solutions for you and your institution.

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Overview

In these challenging times, nurse educators are faced with many demands as the volume of health science information explodes, agencies demand highly competent graduates, and technology tools rapidly change our techniques for teaching.

As nurse educators are bombarded with increased expectations and demands for curriculum change they face faculty shortages and rapid turnover. Effective interactive teaching strategies to efficiently move students from knowledge based learners to high level thinkers is vital to achieving program success. Join us to learn from nurse educators who are making an impact on student and program outcomes. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Scottsdale, meet colleagues from across the nation working with similar challenges, and find innovative solutions for you and your institution.

Highlights of the Program

  • Powerhouse Keynote Speaker: Sue B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, RWJF Senior Advisor for Nursing.
  • Nationally Recognized Speaker/Author: Jo Ann Webb, RN, MHA, AONE Senior Director of Federal Relations and Policy.  
  • Speaker Kathleen Bartholomew, MN, RN, has been called one of the most important voices in Nursing. Her dynamic speeches, radio and television appearances, and news media editorial contributions, inspire and encourage everyone to understand the power of culture. From the bedside to the boardroom she challenges health care leaders to protect patients with research based presentations woven with narratives that resonate strongly with her audiences.
  • Powerhouse Endnote Speaker, Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, CSP is The Inspiration Guru and president of DonnaCardillo.com. Known as ‘Dear Donna,’ she is a regular columnist at Nurse.com and a thought-leader on the future of nursing. Donna is an expert blogger at DrOz.com, author, entrepreneur, frequent media guest, and humorist.
  • Four dynamic half day Preconferences designed to give you a concentrated session on one or more areas of your practice:  NCLEX Pass Rates Got you Down?”, “Avoiding the Cactus Needles of Implementing IPE Simulation”, “Certified Nurse Educator Preparation Course” and “Flipped Classrooms For Critical Thinking”.
  • ELSIE Awards (Elsevier Exceptional Educators of the Year Awards).
  • Educator “Toolbox” for each registrant!
  • Poster presentations and exhibits of teaching tools that can help promote quality and efficiency in nurse education.
  • “Can’t attend in person? Attend “virtually” … by registering for the live webcast of this conference. 

Join us at the beautiful Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, and enjoy the mild weather of Scottsdale Arizona during
winter break.

Program Planning Committee Members
Cynthia Clark, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Cheryl L. Mee, MSN, MBA, RN, CMSRN
Nancy Ridenour, PhD, RN, APRN, BC, FAAN
Susan Sportsman, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Rachel Thompson, MSN, RN
Mary Judith Yoho, PhD, RN, CNE

Program Manager
Julie Elmquist, BS, MS
Contemporary Forums

Scottsdale, AZ

Where outdoor recreation is a way of life!

Whether you enjoy golf, tennis, swimming or hiking, outdoor recreation is a way of life in Scottsdale. Squaw Peak and Camelback Mountain offer all levels of trails for strenuous hikes or leisurely nature walks. Home to numerous golf courses, Scottsdale provides great choices for any player at any level. Jeep tours take you deep into the Sonoran Desert, where indigenous flora and fauna are identified by experienced guides.

 

 

ELSIE Awards 

Do you know an outstanding educator who promotes active learning in the classroom? Someone who gives generously of their time to enhance students' clinical experience? A gifted educator who is using simulation in new and creative ways? Then here's your chance to recognize their hard work and dedication by nominating them for the 2015 Elsevier Exceptional Nursing Educator Award! 

Nominations must be received by October 24, 2014.
Click here to learn more and submit your nomination!

Conference Objectives

Upon completion, participants will be better able to:

  • Implement effective and innovative strategies to improve faculty practice.
  • Identify options for creative instructional delivery and course management.
  • Discuss novel and useful strategies to bridge the education-practice gap.
  • Integrate best practices in teaching and learning to improve student learning or advance nursing education.
  • Develop strategies to use technology to engage students in active learning.
  • Describe methods to effectively redesign, improve, and evaluate curriculum.

Who should attend?

  • Nursing and Allied Health Faculty
  • Other Educators In Interdisciplinary Learning Settings
  • Deans of Nursing & Allied Health
  • Staff Development Educators
  • Clinical Nurse Educators
  • Allied Health Faculty

...anyone interested in Nursing Education.

This was my third year and again, this was a fantastic conference!! Absolutely excellent, AGAIN!

Janet T. Crawford, MSN, ACNS-BC, DNC
Chicago, Illinois

Conference Program

Saturday, January 3

Preconference A - NCLEX Pass Rates Got You Down?

8:15 AM

NCLEX Pass Rates Got You Down?
Mark Reed, MD

No matter what your NCLEX pass rates are, for most schools, there is room for improvement.  This session is for faculty and administrators who want to maintain or raise their NCLEX pass rates. The presenter offers an evidence-based model for analyzing your nursing program to determine factors to address when developing an action plan for increasing NCLEX scores. Leave the workshop with tools to implement the strategies in your program.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Identify components of an evidence-based model for NCLEX success that impacts student performance.
  • Explain how those factors are addressed in a nursing program.
  • Discuss ways to raise NCLEX pass rates by applying the evidence-based model to your program.
  • Identify tools that can be used when developing an action plan for raising NCLEX pass rates.
Preconference B - Avoiding the Cactus Needles of Implementing IPE Simulation

1:30 PM

Avoiding the Cactus Needles of Implementing IPE Simulation
Joseph Poole, Jr., MSN, RN, CNE
Herica Torres, MSN, RN

This Preconference is targeted to healthcare professional with various levels of experience with simulation. In this interactive session, the learners will learn to avoid the "cactus needles" of IPE simulation. The learners will also create and implement a basic IPE simulation scenario.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Understand and describe the meaning of IPE Simulation.
  • Identify the "Cactus Needles" of designing and implementing IPE simulations.
  • Design and implement a basic IPE scenario.
  • Understand how to debrief an IPE simulation
Preconference C - Certified Nurse Educator Preparation Course

8:15 AM

Certified Nurse Educator Preparation Course
Mary Yoho, PhD, RN, CNE

This workshop provides an overview and review of the major topic areas included in the National League of Nursing (NLN) Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Exam. Workshop attendees will become familiar with the organization of the exam, the test blueprint, and the major topic areas.  Exam preparation, application of exam competencies, and practice questions will be the focus.

At the end of the session, participants will have had the opportunity to:

  • Explore major content areas included in the CNE Test Blueprint.
  • Discuss theories and strategies for facilitating teaching and learning.
  • Describe the process for curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Define the process for socialization of the nurse into the educator role.
Preconference D - Flipped Classrooms for Critical Thinking

1:30 PM

Flipped Classrooms for Critical Thinking
Tim Bristol, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF

Should you provide your students with a topical outline or patient assignment? What do students need to tackle the challenges of 21st century nursing? We will explore how to flip the classroom in a way that brings your lesson plan to an all new level. With a focus on critical thinking and evidence-based practice in nursing education, this hands-on workshop will allow you to experience firsthand the power of flipping. Due to the high-energy nature of this preconference, participants are asked to limit their caffeine intake prior to and during the workshop.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Develop a learning environment that promotes critical thinking.
  • Describe learning activities that help students learn how to learn.
  • Implement student-centered learning strategies in their lesson plans.

Sunday, January 4

MAIN CONFERENCE

7:00 AM

Main Conference Registration/ Continental Breakfast

8:00

Welcome
Julie Elmquist, BS, MS
Cheryl Mee, MSN, MBA, RN

8:05

Transforming Nursing Education to Meet 21st Century Care Needs
Sue Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN

9:20

Healthcare Reform and the Nursing Profession
Jo Ann Webb, MHA, RN

10:20

Refreshment Break/Exhibits/Poster Session

10:50

Nursing Leadership - If Not Us, Then Who? - Q&D Faculty Panel
Kathleen Bartholomew, MN, RN

12:35 PM

Lunch Break

1:45

Social Media and The Law
Andrea Jahn, JD

2:45

Refreshment Break/Exhibits/Poster Session

3:15

Elsevier Exceptional Nursing Educator of the Year Award
Cheryl Mee, MSN, MBA, RN

3:45

Nursing: The Future is Ours!!!
Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, CSP

5:15

Adjourn

Monday, January 5

During each Concurrent Session, topics are presented simultaneously in separate rooms.

7:30 AM

Registration/Exhibits/Poster Session/Continental Breakfast

8:30

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#11 Evaluation in Nursing Education - How to Do It and How to Use It

#12 Flipping the Classroom: Effective Classroom Chaos
Rachel Thompson, MSN, RN

#13 Holding Students Accountable for Professional Conduct
Sandra Walker, EJD, MS, RN

#14 Health Policy Boot Camp for Faculty
Nancy Ridenour, PhD, RN, APRN, BC, FAAN

9:45

Refreshment Break/Exhibits/Poster Session

10:15

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#21 Critical Thinking eTools
Tim Bristol, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF

#22 Teach Students to Think Like a Nurse - More Important Now than Ever!

#23 Deliberate Practice: What, Who, How, Why
Suzie Kardong-Edgren, PhD, RN, ANEF, CHSE

#24 The MAP-RN: A National Competency-Based Prelicensure Program
Jan Schneck, DHSc, RN, NE-BC

11:30

Lunch On Your Own

1:00 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#31 The Pedagogy of Civility: Innovative Strategies to Create an Engaged Learning Environment
Cynthia Clark, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

#32 Developing Critical Thinking Multiple Choice and Alternate Format Test Items
Mary Yoho, PhD, RN, CNE

#33 Best Practices for Learning with Technology
Jobeth Pilcher, EdD, RN-BC

#34 Applying Competency Based Curriculum to a Standard Curriculum
Susan Sportsman, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

2:15

Refreshment Break/Exhibits/Poster Session

2:45

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#41 Evaluating Your Nursing Curriculum: Making the Process a Part of the Semester Routine
Susan Sportsman, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

#42 Creating a Dynamic Classroom: The Infusion of Clinical and Concept-Based Curriculum
Rachel Thompson, MSN, RN

#43 Applying Brain-Based Learning Strategies to Nursing Education
Jobeth Pilcher, EdD, RN-BC

#44 Demystifying Evidence-Based Practice: Strategies for Teaching
Gerry Altmiller, EdD, APRN, ACNS-BC

4:00

Adjourn

Tuesday, January 6

7:30 AM

Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30

Strategies to Implement the QSEN Competencies into the Classroom and Clinical Experience
Gerry Altmiller, EdD, APRN, ACNS-BC

9:45

The NCSBN National Simulation Study: What Results Mean for Nursing Educators and Administrators - Q&D Faculty Panel
Suzie Kardong-Edgren, PhD, RN, ANEF, CHSE

11:15

Refreshment Break

11:30

Redefining the Role of Testing in Education
Douglas Larsen, MD, MEd

12:45 PM

Wrap Up/Drawing
Cheryl Mee, MSN, MBA, RN

1:00

Adjourn

Gerry Altmiller, EdD, APRN, ACNS-BC
Associate Professor
School of Nursing and Health Sciences
La Salle University
Philadelphia, PA
Clinical Nurse Specialist Consultant
Einstein Healthcare Network
Philadelphia, PA

Kathleen Bartholomew, MN, RN
The Orca Institute
Friday Harbor, Washington

Tim J. Bristol, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Consultant, Curriculum/Accreditations
Principal/Owner, NurseTim.com
Waconia, Minnesota

Linda J. Caputi, MSN, EdD, ANEF, CNE
Professor Emeritus
College of DuPage
Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, CSP
President, DonnaCardillo.com
Sea Girt, New Jersey

Cynthia Clark, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Planning Program Committee Member
Professor
Boise State University School of Nursing
Founder of Civility Matters®
Boise, Idaho

Sue B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN
Director, Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action
Senior Adviser for Nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Princeton, New Jersey

Andrea M. Jahn, JD
Associate General Counsel
Health Sciences
Creighton University
Omaha, Nebraska

Jan Jones-Schneck, DHSc, RN, NE-BC 
Chief Nursing Officer  
National Director 
College of Health Professions 
Western Govener’s University
Salt Lake City, Utah

Suzie Kardong-Edgren, PhD, RN, ANEF, CHSE
Research Associate Professor
Jody DeMeyer Endowed Chair in Nursing
Boise State University
Editor-in Chief: Clinical Simulation in Nursing
STTI National Faculty Leadership Mentor 2014-2015
Professor of Nursing
Washington State University
Spokane, Washington

Douglas P. Larsen, MD, MEd
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics 
Department of Neurology 
Washington University 
St. Louis School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

Cheryl L. Mee, MSN, MBA, RN, CMSRN
Program Planning Committee Member    
Manager of Faculty Development
Elsevier
St. Louis, Missouri

 Jobeth Pilcher EdD, RN-BC
Nurse Education Specialist
Center for Learning Innovation and Practice
Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, Texas

Joseph R Poole, Jr., MSN, RN, CNE
Director of Simulation
UNM College of Nursing
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Nancy Ridenour, PhD, RN, APRN, BC, FAAN
Planning Program Committee Member

Dean & Professor
College of Nursing
University of New Mexico College of Nursing
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Susan Sportsman, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Planning Program Committee Member
Director, Academic Consulting Group
Elsevier
St. Louis, Missouri

Rachel Thompson, MSN, RN
Planning Program Committee Member
BSN Nursing Faculty 
Clarkson College
Omaha, Nebraska

Herica Torres, MSN, RN 
Faculty
College of Nursing 
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sandra Y. Walker, EJD, MS, RN
Dean for Health Sciences
Nursing Programs Administrator
Central Ohio Technical College
Newark, Ohio

Jo Ann Webb, MHA, RN
Senior Director of Federal Relations and Policy
Washington, DC

Mary Judith Yoho, PhD, RN, CNE
Planning Program Committee Member
Campus President
Chamberlain College of Nursing 
Houston, Texas

 

Conference Faculty

Gerry Altmiller EdD, APRN, ACNS-BC
Associate Professor of Nursing
The College of New Jersey
School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science
Director, QSEN Institute Regional Center at the College of New Jersey
Ewing Township, New Jersey

Kathleen Bartholomew MN, RN
The Orca Institute
Friday Harbor, Washington

Tim J. Bristol PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Consultant, Curriculum/Accreditations
Principal/Owner, NurseTim.com
Waconia, Minnesota

Linda J. Caputi EdD, MSN, RN, ANEF, CNE
Professor Emerita, College of DuPage
President, Linda Caputi, Inc.
Consultant: Curriculum, Accreditation, NCLEX® Success,
Test Item Writing
Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Donna Cardillo RN, MA, CSP
President, Donna
Cardillo.com
Sea Girt, New Jersey

Cynthia Clark PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Planning Program Committee Member
Professor Boise State University School of Nursing
Founder of Civility Matters
Boise, Idaho

Julie Elmquist BS, MS
Program Planning Committee Member
Contemporary Forums
Program Manager
Dublin, California

Sue B. Hassmiller PhD, RN, FAAN
Director, Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action
Senior Adviser for Nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Princeton, New Jersey

Andrea M. Jahn JD
Associate General Counsel
Health Sciences
Creighton University
Omaha, Nebraska

Suzie Kardong-Edgren PhD, RN, ANEF, CHSE
Research Associate Professor
Jody DeMeyer Endowed Chair in Nursing
Boise State University
Boise, Idaho

Douglas P. Larsen MD, MEd
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
Department of Neurology
Washington University
St. Louis School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

Cheryl L. Mee MSN, MBA, RN
Assessment and Testing Consultant
Education, Elsevier
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Jobeth Pilcher EdD, RN-BC
Nurse Professional Development Specialist
Center for Clinical and Patient Learning
Baylor Scott & White Health
Dallas, Texas
Part Time Faculty, School of Education, Capella University
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Joseph R. Poole, Jr. MSN, RN, CNE
Director of Simulation
UNM College of Nursing
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Mark Reed MD

Nancy Ridenour PhD, RN, APRN, BC, FAAN
Planning Program Committee Member
Dean & Professor
College of Nursing
University of New Mexico College of Nursing
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Jan Jones Schneck DHSc, RN, NE-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
National Director
College of Health Professions
Western Govener?s University
Salt Lake City, Utah

Susan Sportsman PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Director, Consultation and Services
Elsevier Education
Dallas, Texas

Rachel Thompson MSN, RN
Planning Program Committee Member
BSN Nursing Faculty
Clarkson College
Omaha, Nebraska

Herica Torres MSN, RN
Faculty
College of Nursing
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sandra Y. Walker EJD, MS, RN
Dean for Health Sciences
Nursing Programs Administrator
Central Ohio Technical College
Newark, Ohio

Jo Ann Webb MHA, RN
Senior Director of Federal Relations and Policy
Washington, DC

Mary Judith Yoho PhD, RN, CNE
System Dean of Nursing
Herzing University
Tomball, Texas


Accreditation

Contemporary Forums is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

Preconference A - NCLEX Pass Rates Got You Down?: 4.00 ANCC / 4.80 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference B - Avoiding the Cactus Needles of Implementing IPE Simulation: 4.00 ANCC / 4.80 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference C - Certified Nurse Educator Preparation Course: 4.00 ANCC / 4.80 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference D - Flipped Classrooms for Critical Thinking: 4.00 ANCC / 4.80 CA BRN contact hours
Main Conference: 16.00 ANCC / 19.20 CA BRN contact hours

Contemporary Forums is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Contemporary Forums is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #04516.
(CA BRN contact hour = 50 minutes)

Location

The name Scottsdale conjures up many images - sun-drenched skies...world class accommodations...breathtaking desert beauty...Southwestern history...outdoor recreation.

Whether you enjoy golf, tennis, swimming or hiking, outdoor recreation is a way of life in Scottsdale. Squaw Peak and Camelback Mountain offer all levels of trails for strenuous hikes or leisurely nature walks. Home to numerous golf courses, Scottsdale provides great choices for any player at any level. Jeep tours take you deep into the Sonoran Desert, where indigenous flora and fauna are identified by experienced guides.  

Located near Phoenix, this area also offers all the amenities of a growing metropolitan area, including many shopping, fine dining and entertainment opportunities. You won’t find better shopping than Scottsdale has to offer, from upscale to casual. Old Town Scottsdale, well-known as the art district, offers galleries, restaurants, boutiques and entertainment. The architecture and culture of Old Town paint a vivid picture of Scottdale’s western charm. You can also enjoy such diverse pleasures as professional baseball, horseback riding, symphony orchestras, a zoo and more than a dozen museums.

Within driving distance are such magnificent sights as the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, London Bridge at Lake Havasu City, the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest. You may even plan to take a day trip to Sedona, famous for its majestic Red Rocks and a variety of cultural and artistic events.

Click here for things to do in Scottsdale. 

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Tucked into the Sonoran Desert setting of Scottsdale, Arizona, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa enjoys a temperate year-round climate amidst stunning natural beauty. Inspired by the theme “Treasuring the Essence of Arizona,” the resort brings the state’s colorful history to life with artwork, photography, and historical artifacts throughout our hallways and venues. We encourage our guests to explore the local area and learn about its offerings—historical, cultural, and recreational.

The resort is part of the 730-acre, master-planned Kierland community, and one of its highlights is Kierland Commons, an open-air shopping center just a short walk from the resort grounds (or accessible by free shuttle). Countless other attractions abound within just 20 miles.

Visit The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, and you’ll find a desert oasis to welcome the entire family. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be wowed by the range of activities to thrill guests of all ages. Challenging golf on three world-class courses. A tranquil spa offering unique and rejuvenating treatments. Tennis courts and fitness facilities. A spectacular outdoor pool complex with sand beach, waterslide, and a 900-foot river for lazy floating.

Hotel/Travel

The conference will be held at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, 6902 E. Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ  85254.  A limited block of rooms is being held for you and your guests at special group rates which will be in effect, based on room availability, from January 1 to January 7, 2015 for those wishing to extend their stay to enjoy area activities or qualify for discount airfares.

Rates: $159 single/double

Rates are per room and subject to prevailing state and local taxes.

Resort Service Charge: Please note daily resort services charge of $25 per room, per day, will not be mandatory to the group! Individuals will have the choice at check in to “opt in” to the daily fee, or they will be required to pay for the services that are included in the resort fee on an a-la-carte basis. These charges will be billed to the guest’s incidental account.

Resort Services Charge Value:

Unlimited internet access in guest rooms and public areas – a $12.95 value

Any local, long distance (domestic) and 1-800 guest room calls – a minimum $1.50 value

Access to Agave Spa facilities, yoga and Well Walk fitness classes – a $20.00 value

Expanded shuttle service to Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter shopping and dining districts – a $5.00 value

Tennis court and full tennis equipment rental – a $25.00 value

To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation early and before the "hotel room block release date" which is December 2.  Rooms may sell out before this date so be sure to make your reservation now.  After the release date, rooms and group rates may no longer be available so call the hotel regarding availability.

Click here to reserve your room online, please visit our website at www.ContemporaryForums.com for details.

For room reservations, call (800) 354-5892 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums' conference on Elsevier Faculty Development Conference.  Request a confirmation number and written confirmation of your reservation.  Reservations must include a first night's deposit.

Contact the hotel regarding cancellation policy.  For arrivals after 3 p.m., call the hotel on the day of travel to reconfirm reservations.

For additional hotel information, call The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa at (480) 624-1000.  

Travel Discounts

Hertz is the official car rental agency for the conference. Special rates will be in effect throughout the conference as well as one week before and after. For special rates and reservations, call HERTZ at
(800) 654-2240 or (405) 749-4434, or go online at CV#03000262. 

Tuition

Registrations must include full tuition payment to be accepted. Registrations faxed without payment will not be processed. Conference communications are sent via email. When registering please provide attendee's best email address as some emails are filtered and blocked. Since conference registration and hotel rooms are limited, early registration is advised.

Tuition (U.S. Funds)

PRECONFERENCES

Preconference A - NCLEX Pass Rates Got You Down?

All Attendess

Pre-Registration Fee
(On or before October 25, 2014)

$200.00

Early Registration Fee
(Between October 26, 2014 and December 18, 2014)

$225.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After December 18, 2014)

$250.00

Preconference B - Avoiding the Cactus Needles of Implementing IPE Simulation

All Attendess

Pre-Registration Fee
(On or before October 25, 2014)

$200.00

Early Registration Fee
(Between October 26, 2014 and December 18, 2014)

$225.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After December 18, 2014)

$250.00

Preconference C - Certified Nurse Educator Preparation Course

All Attendess

Pre-Registration Fee
(On or before October 25, 2014)

$200.00

Early Registration Fee
(Between October 26, 2014 and December 18, 2014)

$225.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After December 18, 2014)

$250.00

Preconference D - Flipped Classrooms for Critical Thinking

All Attendess

Pre-Registration Fee
(On or before October 25, 2014)

$200.00

Early Registration Fee
(Between October 26, 2014 and December 18, 2014)

$225.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After December 18, 2014)

$250.00

MAIN CONFERENCE

Main Conference

Nurse, Other

Pre-Registration Fee
(On or before October 25, 2014)

$545.00

Early Registration Fee
(Between October 26, 2014 and December 18, 2014)

$570.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After December 18, 2014)

$595.00

WEBCAST

Live Webcast

All Attendees

Pre-Registration Fee
(On or before October 25, 2014)

$445.00

Early Registration Fee
(Between October 26, 2014 and December 18, 2014)

$470.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After December 18, 2014)

$495.00

ONLINE LEARNING

All Attendees

Regular Registration Fee

$330.00

 

Registrations must include full tuition payment to be accepted. Registrations faxed without payment will not be processed. Conference communications are sent via email. When registering please provide attendee’s best email address as some emails are filtered and blocked. Since conference registration and hotel rooms are limited, early registration is advised.

Tuition (U.S. Funds)  

 

Preconference

Main Conference

PCA/PCB/PCC/PCD
Pre-Registration Fee*
(On/before October 25, 2014)

$200

 

PCA/PCB/PCC/PCD
Early Registration Fee**
(On/before November 22, 2014)

$225

 

PCA/PCB/PCC/PCD
Regular Registration Fee

(After November 22, 2014)

$250

 

Main Conference
Pre-Registration Fee*
(On/before October 25, 2014)

 

$545

Main Conference
Early Registration Fee**
(On/before November 22, 2014)

 

$570

Main Conference
Regular Registration Fee

(After November 22, 2014)

 

$595

Webcast
Pre-Registration Fee*

(On/before October 25, 2014)

 

$445

Webcast
Early Registration Fee**

(On/before November 22, 2014)

 

$470

Webcast
Regular Registration Fee

(After November 22, 2014)

 

$495

*   Postmarked or phone/fax/online registration and fees received on/before October 25.
** Postmarked or phone/fax/online registration and fees received on/before November 22.

Please see Insert C for additional registration information and discounts.
Out of consideration to registrants, children of any age and spouses may not attend the sessions.
Your tuition includes continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Certificate of Attendance and online access to posted presentation handouts before and after the conference.  In addition, you will have complimentary access to the recorded sessions posted after the conference at contemporaryforums.com for one year.

Register Online, or by Phone, Fax or Mail (Payment is required to register)

Register only ONCE, online at www.ContemporaryForums.com, by mail or fax (800) 329-9923, or call (800) 377-7707,  
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Pacific Time). Before calling, complete all registration information. 

Method of Tuition Payment

Make payment by check (payable to Contemporary Forums and enclose with Registration Form), Visa, MasterCard,
Discover, American Express or Purchase Order. A $30 fee is charged for any returned check. Personal checks are
NOT accepted at the conference. Purchase Orders must be received with registration by the conference date and include the
P.O. number, invoice address, tuition, approval signature, contact name, email address and phone number. 

Group Discounts (Mail, fax or call in together. Online registration is not available)

Tuition discounts are given to groups of 3 or more registering for the complete Main Conference. Discounts do not apply to the Preconference(s). To qualify for the group discount, all registration information must be complete for all group members, payment included and forms sent together. If faxing, list all group members on cover sheet. Subtract the discount from the tuition fee. Groups may not be formed after individual registrations are received.

$25 per person discount for 3 or 4 in a group
$45 per person discount for 5 or more in a group

Partial Attendance (Online registration is not available)

To register, call Contemporary Forums for tuition and CE credit for individual days. Group discounts do not apply. Registrations may not be shared. 

Cancellations

Cancellations may be made by phone or in writing.  Cancellations received on/before November 22 receive a full tuition refund. Cancellations received after November 22 are assessed a $75 processing fee. No refunds for
cancellations received after the conference begins or for "no shows." If this meeting is cancelled for any reason, including labor strikes or acts of God, liability is limited to a full refund of registration fees.

Program Changes

Contemporary Forums reserves the right to make necessary changes in speakers, topics or schedule. The most current program can be found on our website.

Questions?  Contact Contemporary Forums at (800) 377-7707, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) or email info@cforums.com.

If you require special arrangements at this conference, call (800) 377-7707, at least 30 days prior to the conference.

Online Learning

All Attendees

Regular Registration Fee

$330.00

EARN CE CREDIT ONLINE AT YOUR CONVENIENCE
Can’t attend this Live Conference or Webcast? Register for online access to the recorded conference before 1/3/15 for special pre-order discount.

COST IS $330 AND INCLUDES:

Register today by choosing the Online Learning option above.

Attendee Information

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CONFERENCE INFORMATION FOR

ELSEVIER FACULTY DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
Scottsdale, AZ           January 3 - 6

Thank you for registering for the Elsevier Faculty Development Conference conference, being held January 3 - 6, at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. 6902 E. Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 .

PRECONFERENCE CHECK-IN

Preconference Saturday, January 3 at 7:00 a.m. You must check in to receive your conference materials. The location of the Registration Desk will be listed on the hotel’s event schedule.

MAIN CONFERENCE CHECK-IN

Monday, January 5, from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. If you attended the Preconference, you do not need to check in again for the Main Conference.

SESSIONS

Begin promptly as listed in the conference brochure and online and are open only to registered participants. Out of consideration to others, infants, children and spouses are not permitted in the meeting rooms or refreshment break areas.

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

Participants will complete online speaker evaluations for each session attended and then an overall evaluation in order to obtain CE credit and print the Certificate of Attendance. Completion of this process is the attendee’s responsibility and must be completed within 30 days after the conference by going to our website at ContemporaryForums.com.  Detailed instructions will be emailed to you and also available in the Conference Guide you receive onsite.  

CONTEMPORARY FORUMS ONLINE

Contemporary Forums Online is your on-demand resource for quality continuing education that offers over 1,000 multimedia presentations recorded from our live conferences as well as live events. Set up your free personalized account today at ContemporaryForumsOnline.com. For more information about discounted group access accounts, email info@cforums.com or call 925-361-4811.

 

WESTIN KIERLAND RESORT AND SPA

Offers a special conference rate, available until January 7, 2015, or until the room block is filled. We recommend that you make your reservation early by calling room reservations at (800) 354-5892. Be sure to say you are participating in the Elsevier Faculty Development conference. To reserve your room online, visit ContemporaryForums.com for details. After the release date of December 2, call the hotel directly at 480-624-1000 to check for room availability.

PARKING

Parking is complimentary at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. Valet parking is $30 per day.

TAXI SERVICE

Taxis charge approximately $40-$50 from Scottsdale Municipal Airport to the Westin Keirland Resort & Spa.  Taxis are available at the curb outside of the baggage claim area. Check door signage for the appropriate exit. Note: Prices are subject to change.

AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE

Super Shuttle offers $25 one-way, nonstop airport shuttle service to/from Scottsdale Municipal Airport; to/from Westin Keirland Resort & Spa. To make a reservation call Super Shuttle at 602-244-9000.

FOLLOW THE ELSEVIER FACULTY DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE ON TWITTER: #EFDC15

Join the conversation and receive live conference updates. Use #EFDC15 to connect with other participants, exhibitors and faculty. Tweet using #EFDC15 to ask questions, post feedback and more. Be sure to follow Contemporary Forums at twitter.com/CForums.

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THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING FOR THE ELSEVIER FACULTY DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE CONFERENCE
Questions? Call us at (800) 377-7707
between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Monday - Friday (Pacific Time) or email info@cforums.com

Live Webcast

Live Webcast

Pre-Registration Fee
(On or before October 25, 2014)

$445.00

Early Registration Fee
(Between October 26, 2014 and December 18, 2014)

$470.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After December 18, 2014)

$495.00

Participate as a virtual attendee and register for the Live Webcast today!

Experience the Main Conference, including all plenary sessions and Concurrent Sessions #11, #21, #31 & #41.  Network live with other virtual attendees via the chat room feature and submit your questions online for speaker responses - all from the convenience of your home, practice setting or anywhere you have internet access!

 

MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS or SCHOOLS

Live stream the conference to an unlimited audience in a conference room and CE Credits for 5 Employees, $1000 only!
Phone registration required - call 925-361-4822.

WEBCAST DETAILS

The webcast begins on Sunday, January 4 at 8:00 a.m. (MST) and ends on Tuesday, January 6 at 1:00 p.m. (MST).  The registration fee includes participation in 12 sessions and a Certificate of Attendance for up to 16 hours.


You will have access to the recorded webcast sessions via ContemporaryForumsOnline.com for 2 years. 

Exhibitors

Exhibit with Contemporary Forums and Reach your Target Audience at the Advanced Critical Care & Emergency Nursing conference.

Exhibiting at a Contemporary Forums conference will cost-effectively increase your brand and product visibility with your targeted customers. Your resources will be focused on an optimal, attentive, engaged audience. Become an exhibitor, register today!

Why Exhibit

Become an Exhibitor

Contact the Contemporary Forums exhibit team today to learn how one of our events can help you achieve your sales and branding objectives.

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Register to become an exhibitor

Questions about your exhibit space or sponsorship, please contact exhibits@cforums.com or call (949) 398-2363 for details.

Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

Have You Successfully Implemented …

  • Effective and innovative strategies to improve faculty practice?
  • Novel and useful strategies to bridge the education-practice gap?
  • Methods to effectively redesign, improve, and evaluate curriculum and program outcomes?
  • Theory-guided use of technology to engage students in active learning?
  • Options for creative instructional delivery and course management?
  • Best practices in teaching and learning relevant to advancing nursing education or to improve student learning?
  • Strategies for mentoring and professional growth within the faculty role?
  • Inter-professional educational [IPE] partnerships, courses, or used technology in IPE teaching?
  • Effective strategies to develop leadership capacity within your school or organization?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, your colleagues would love to hear how you did it! Share your triumphs and achievements with your own poster presentation.  Posters offer the perfect venue to network, exchange ideas, and improve the overall quality of nursing education for everyone at the conference. Be recognized for your work by being chosen to present your poster during this national conference

New this year:  The Review Committee will identify the most significant and valuable poster and acknowledge the achievement with the first annual Elsevier Poster Award. This recipient(s) will receive a special commendation on their poster in the Poster Hall, a certificate of achievement and an invitation to present their poster in a concurrent session at the 2016 Elsevier Faculty Development Conference. In addition the primary author will have their expenses paid to the conference (airfare/hotel/conference registration).  The co-presenters will receive complimentary registration at the 2016 conference.  All abstracts accepted will be considered for this award unless otherwise stated in your application.  Winner(s) will be announced during the Main Conference award ceremony!

All poster authors will receive a discounted 2016 Elsevier Faculty Development Main Conference registration coupon as well as a coupon for use on a future Contemporary Forums meeting.

Poster applications from teams and individuals are welcome. Deadline for application is November 15, 2014.

To submit an abstract for a poster presentation, please visit: onlinelibrary.com/els