Elevate Outcomes with HESI Las Vegas, NV • March 10 - 12, 2016
Tropicana - A Doubletree by Hilton


Whether you are new to HESI or an experienced user, the Elevate Outcomes with HESI Conference offers a wealth of opportunities to explore standardized testing in nursing education. You’ll learn how HESI is responding to the 2016 NCLEX-RN® blueprint and the latest tips and strategies for maximizing the effectiveness of your HESI products to prepare students for NCLEX exam success. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to network with colleagues and gain insight from fellow faculty who use the HESI Review and Testing Solution as they share ideas, best practices, and evidence-based projects


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Highlights & Benefits


Whether you are new to HESI or an experienced user, the Elevate Outcomes with HESI Conference offers a wealth of opportunities to explore standardized testing in nursing education. You’ll learn how HESI is responding to the 2016 NCLEX-RN® blueprint and the latest tips and strategies for maximizing the effectiveness of your HESI products to prepare students for NCLEX exam success. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to network with colleagues and gain insight from fellow faculty who use the HESI Review and Testing Solution as they share ideas, best practices, and evidence-based projects


  • Two dynamic Preconference Sessions on boosting NCLEX® exam pass rates and critical thinking test item writing
  • Four General Sessions presented by renowned nurse educators and experts in NCLEX exam review and standardized testing
  • Eight Concurrent Sessions for in-depth discussions of teaching strategies with HESI products that can help improve student performance
  • Many opportunities to interact with the presenters and network with colleagues
  • Poster presentations of how fellow educators have used HESI to positively impact student and program outcomes
  • Helpful takeaways from each session that will help you implement strategies to enhance your testing and remediation program

Host City: Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas! It’s impossible to resist the excitement of the neon lights, the shrieks of delight from jackpot winners, and the glitz and glamour of the hotels on the strip. A Disneyland for adults? You bet – and Las Vegas is so much more!




Conference Objectives

Upon completion, participants will be better able to:

  • Apply evidence-based practice, innovative strategies, research, and quality improvement initiatives involving HESI products to enhance your practice as an educator.
  • Improve the use of testing data to identify trends that may indicate program strengths and weaknesses, and use that data to initiate curriculum improvements.
  • Implement strategies to energize classroom activities, identify high-risk students, and elevate overall student outcomes.
  • Put into practice the latest advances in student preparation, test development, testing strategies, and test and remediation policy development.


Conference Program

Thursday, March 10

Preconference A: Using Evidence to Improve NCLEX® Exam Pass Rates

Using Evidence to Improve NCLEX® Exam Pass Rates

Susan Sportsman, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Cheryl L. Mee, MSN, MBA, RN, CMSRN

Because NCLEX® exam pass rates are the standard by which we are all measured, it’s vitally important to understand the factors that contribute to NCLEX success. Designed specifically for RN and LPN/LVN faculty, this session provides valuable tips and strategies to help you analyze your NCLEX pass rates and evaluate the various elements that can impact student performance. From identifying at-risk students to implementing proven exam preparation and remediation strategies, you’ll gain essential knowledge for fostering positive outcomes and boosting your program’s NCLEX pass rates.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Analyze factors from HESI data, faculty made tests, and past NCLEX scores that illustrate weaknesses in curriculum and individual student performance.

  • Develop Student remediation tactics that foster positive outcomes.

  • Use data to revise curriculum to improve identified weaknesses

  • Implement teaching learning actions that prepare students to successfully pass exam


7:00 AM

Preconference A Registration/Continental Breakfast


Using Evidence to Improve NCLEX® Exam Pass Rates
Cheryl Mee, MSN, MBA, RN
Susan Sportsman, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Cheryl Mee, MSN, MBA, RN
Susan Sportsman, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

12:15 PM


Preconference B: Critical Thinking and Test Item Writing

Critical Thinking and Test Item Writing

Margaret McCormick, MS, RN

Critical thinking is vital to your students’ success, both in the classroom and in clinical practice. In this session, we will explore strategies for writing test questions and creating exams that go beyond memorizing facts, to truly challenging students to exercise their critical thinking skills. You’ll learn how to perform item and test analysis to edit or improve exams, as well as guidelines for writing your own critical thinking test items and assessing content validity (both internally and externally).

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Analyze conceptual frameworks related to effective testing.
  • Implement strategies to assess content validity of a curriculum, both internally and externally.
  • Apply five guidelines for developing test items that require critical thinking for student success.
  • Analyze the reliability and validity of a test and test items.
  • Critique evidence-based program testing policies.
  • Evaluate and edit test items to improve their critical thinking properties.


12:30 PM

Preconference B Registration


Preconference B: Critical Thinking and Test Item Writing
Margaret McCormick, MS, RN
Margaret McCormick, MS, RN



Friday, March 11

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


7:00 AM

Main Conference Registration/Exhibits/Posters Session/Continental Breakfast


Cheryl Mee, MSN, MBA, RN


Are You Ready for NCLEX-RN® 2016? A Candid Conversation with NCLEX Examination Committee Chair Janice Hooper
Susan Sportsman, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Janice Hooper, PhD, RN, FRE, CNE, FAAN, ANEF


Refreshment Break/Exhibits/Posters Session


Using Data from HESI Exams for Student Progression and Program Evaluation
Christine Mihal, EdD, RN
Susan Pauly-O'Neill, DNP, RN, PNP-BC


LUNCH & LEARN SESSION - Sponsored by Elsevier
Michael Bleyhl

Join us for this fun and informative lunch session where you’ll enjoy a delicious meal, provided by Elsevier, and hear about exciting new developments in nursing education. This event is the perfect opportunity to:

  • Get information on how Elsevier can work with you to meet your educational goals
  • Network with colleagues and presenters
  • And more!

1:15 PM


#11 - Use HESI to Optimize Student Outcomes Through Admissions
Allison Sayre, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE

#12 - Adaptive Quizzing as a Course Requirement: Implementing and Tracking Through the Curriculum
Patricia Kraft, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE
Lydia Watkins, DNP, MSN, RN, CPNP


Refreshment Break/Exhibits/Posters Session



#21 - Writing and Editing Test Items Based on Nursing Concepts
Margaret McCormick, MS, RN

#22 - Academic Integrity: Let’s Add Three More Ps to the Pod
Marguerite Ambrose , PhD, RN



Saturday, March 12

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

7:00 AM

Continental Breakfast/Exhibits/Posters Session



#31 - Facilitating Learning Through Case Studies, Practice Tests, and Debriefing
Donna Walls, PhD, RN, CHSE

#32 - Remediation of the Millennial Student: Understanding What Makes Them “Tick” to Help Ensure Their Success
Martha Sanderford-Smith, MSN, MA, RN


Refreshment Break/Exhibits/Posters Session



#41 - Engaging and Retaining Nursing Students with Economic and Social Disparities
Julie Lindsay, MSN, RN, PhD(c)

#42 - HESI Over Time: What the Research Demonstrates and Application to Improving Student Outcomes
Janice Tazbir, MS, RN, CCRN
Elizabeth Zweighaft, EdD, RN


Lunch on Your Own

1:00 PM

Testing Policies and Committees: Turn Fear and Frustration into Positive Goals and Consistency
Marguerite Ambrose , PhD, RN
Rosella Beebe, EdD, MS, RN, OCN


Refreshment Break/Exhibits/Posters Session


“You Can’t Do This to Me, I Know My Rights!”: Exploring Legal Issues Concerning Standardized Assessment Measures in Undergraduate Nursing Education
Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN



Dr. Janice I. Hooper was inducted into the NCSBN Fellowship of the Institute of Regulatory Excellence in 2012, and serves as Chair of the NCSBN® NCLEX® Examination Committee. She began a nursing career as an ADN graduate from Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri. She holds a BSN, MSN (Nursing of Children), and PhD from St. Louis University. She was a nursing educator in the St. Louis area for over 20 years and served as Interim Dean for the College of Arts & Sciences at Webster University in St. Louis for two years. With her love for lifelong learning, she earned four additional masters degrees while teaching nursing. After a move to Austin, Texas, she joined the Texas Board of Nursing Staff as an Education Consultant in 2002.

Dr. Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow
is Dean and Professor at Duquesne University School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She completed a fellowship at Bryn Mawr College and HERS, Mid-America Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration and was selected as a 2009 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow. She has over 70 publications, 135 national and international presentations, and co-authored two books, Role Development for Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice (2011), the recipient of the 2011 AJN Book of the Year Award, and Legal Issues Confronting Today’s Nursing Faculty: A Case Study Approach (2012), the recipient of the 2012 AJN Book of the Year Award. Dr. Glasgow was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the National League for Nursing (NLN) Academy of Nursing Education. Recently, she developed the first dual undergraduate Biomedical Engineering and Nursing Program in the country and is well-known for her expertise in online education.

Dr. Susan Sportsman’s rare mixture of educational, clinical, and business expertise has made her a well-known and highly sought-after consultant. Currently the Director of Elsevier Academic Consulting Group, Dr. Sportsman has spent her distinguished career in pursuit of the best education for health professionals. Before entering academia, she worked as a clinician and administrator in several prominent healthcare organizations. Dr. Sportsman held faculty and administration positions in a number of Texas-based universities, most recently serving as Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Human Services at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.



Conference Faculty

Marguerite Ambrose PhD, RN
Digital Product and Assessment Consultant
Elsevier Education
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rosella Beebe EdD, MS, RN, OCN
Chair of Health Sciences
West Virginia University at Parkersburg
Parkersburg, West Virginia

Michael Bleyhl

Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Dean and Professor
Duquesne University
School of Nursing
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Janice I. Hooper PhD, RN, FRE, CNE, FAAN, ANEF
Chair, NCSBN® NCLEX® Examination Committee
Lead Nursing Consultant for Education
Texas Board of Nursing
Austin, Texas

Patricia A. Kraft EdD, MSN, RN, CNE
Southeast Georgia Health System
Distinguished Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences
Professor of Nursing
College of Coastal Georgia
Brunswick, Georgia

Julie Lindsay MSN, RN, PhD(c)
Nursing Program Director
Blackfeet Community College
Browning, Montana

Margaret McCormick MS, RN
Clinical Associate Professor
Towson University
Towson, Maryland

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

Christine C. Mihal EdD, RN
Associate Dean and Chair
Division of Nursing and Health Management
Fast Track RN/BSN Program
Felician College
School of Nursing
Lodi, New Jersey

Susan Pauly-O'Neill DNP, RN, PNP-BC
Assistant Professor of Nursing
University of San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Martha Sanderford-Smith MSN, MA, RN
Instructor at St. Louis College of Health Careers
Fenton, Missouri

Allison Sayre DNP, MSN, RN, CNE
Assistant Professor of Nursing
West Virginia University at Parkersburg
Parkersburg, West Virginia

Barb Schreiner PhD, APRN, CDE, BC-ADM
Senior Director
Assessment Content and Research
Education/HESI, Elsevier
Houston, Texas

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

Jeannine Strunk BSN, RN
Senior Program Manager
Contemporary Forums

Janice Tazbir MS, RN, CCRN
Program Planning Committee Member
Professor of Nursing, Department of Nursing
Purdue University Calumet
Hammond, Indiana

Donna Walls PhD, RN, CHSE
Director, Digital Product Education & Consultation
Dallas, Texas

Lydia Watkins DNP, MSN, RN, CPNP
Assistant Professor of Nursing
College of Coastal Georgia
Brunswick, Georgia

Elizabeth L. Zweighaft EdD, RN
Program Planning Committee Member
Associate Dean and Assistant Professor
Department of Prelicensure Nursing
Felician College
Lodi, New Jersey


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: 4 ANCC/4.8 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference B: 4 ANCC/4.8 CA BRN contact hours
Main Conference: 12 ANCC/14.4 CA BRN contact hours

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

Joint accreditation is the leading model of interprofessional collaboration that helps improve healthcare through continuing education for the team by the team. Contemporary Forums is one of 17 continuing education organizations to receive Joint Accreditation.


Host City: Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas! It’s impossible to resist the excitement of the neon lights, the shrieks of delight from jackpot winners, and the glitz and glamour of the hotels on the strip. A Disneyland for adults? You bet – and Las Vegas is so much more! Dine at restaurants inspired by the world’s greatest collection of chefs--Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse, Bobby Flay and Thomas Keller, just to name a few. Treat yourself to a world-class show, including a choice of five Cirque du Soleil productions, the Blue Man Group and Jersey Boys. Make sure to also consider the variety of well-known headliners from the worlds of music, comedy and magic performing during your stay.

Don’t miss the CityCenter complex located in the heart of The Strip, a blend of sleek architecture and public miniparks, with walkways and art throughout. You’ll find luxury hotels, a casino and Crystals, a three-story retail center whose shape resembles the multi-faceted surface of a quartz crystal.

There’s never a dull moment in Las Vegas. Watch the volcano erupt at the Mirage, don’t miss the rousing pirate battle at Treasure Island, marvel at the dancing waters display at the Bellagio, take a romantic gondola ride through the canals of the Venetian or dine at the top of the Eiffel Tower at Paris. For a break from The Strip, take a day trip to Hoover Dam where you’ll be impressed with the power of the mighty Colorado River.

At the newly renovated Tropicana, you’ll find luxury rooms offering comfort, style and sophistication, with open floor plans, premium amenities, plush new mattresses, and modern technology such as 42” LCD TVs and iHome clock radios with universal docking stations. An enticing casino awaits, offering all the best Las Vegas games, including your favorite slots and table games, a state-of-the-art race and sports book, and an award-winning rewards program. Share a meal with friends at a variety of restaurants, ranging from an Italian trattoria to a steakhouse to a 24-hour café. Other highlights include the addition of a Mandara Spa, a modern spa and fitness center. The Tropicana is a proud recipient of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence and the Travelocity Excellence Award for two consecutive years.

You’ll want to take in Las Vegas’ newest attraction, the LINQ Promenade. This dining, shopping and entertainment complex features a 550 foot observation wheel right in the heart of the Strip. The views of the Las Vegas valley are spectacular!

World-class dining, internationally-known boutiques, award-winning golf courses, savvy nightclubs and European-style spas are calling you to this glittering city, known as “Vegas!” Join your colleagues for “Elevate Outcomes with HESI” and enjoy all of the fun in the city that never sleeps. For more information, call the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority at (702) 892-7575 or go online to www.visitlasvegas.com.


Hotel Accommodations

  • The conference will be held at the fully-renovated Tropicana Las Vegas – A Doubletree by Hilton, 3801 Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109. 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 March 8 to March 13, 2016 for those wishing to extend their stay to enjoy area activities or qualify for discount airfares.
  • Rates: $105 single/double.  Rates are per room and subject to prevailing state and local taxes.
  • Resort Fee. Room reservations are subject to a daily resort fee of $10. Resort fee includes daily in-room high speed internet access on one device, fitness center access, and 2 bottles of water upon check-in.
  • To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation before February 16, 2016. Rooms may sell out before this date so be sure to make your reservation now. After the release date, call the hotel as rooms and group rates may no longer be available.
  • For room reservations, call (888) 381-8767 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums' conference Elevate Outcomes with HESI. 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 hotel at (702) 739-2222.  


Travel Discounts

Contemporary Forums has a special discount agreement with United Airlines unavailable to the general public. To obtain these special conference fares visit www.united.com or (800) 426-1122 insert Offer Code ZVJ9100493. Ticketing and payment can be done directly by you or through your travel agent. To ensure the best flights and times, since seats are limited, make your reservations early. Fares are guaranteed at the time of the ticket purchase.

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 www.hertz.com and refer to Contemporary Forums plus the conference discount code CV#03000263. 


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.

Tuition (U.S. Funds)


Preconference A: Using Evidence to Improve NCLEX® Exam Pass Rates

All Attendess

Early Registration Fee
(On or before January 28, 2016)


Regular Registration Fee
(After January 28, 2016)


Preconference B: Critical Thinking and Test Item Writing

All Attendess

Early Registration Fee
(On or before January 28, 2016)


Regular Registration Fee
(After January 28, 2016)



Nurse, Other

Early Registration Fee
(On or before January 28, 2016)


Regular Registration Fee
(After January 28, 2016)



Registrations may not be shared. Children of any age and spouses may not attend sessions. Audio and video recording of speakers, sessions, and/or attendees is strictly prohibited.

Your tuition includes continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Certificate of Attendance and online access to posted presentation handouts before and after the conference.

Early Registration Fee Deadlines
Payments postmarked or telephone/fax registration made with credit card on/before January 28, 2016 qualify for the early registration fee.

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 Preconferences. 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 must be made by phone or in writing. A $75 processing fee will apply. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received or postmarked on/after February 11, 2016. However, tuition paid, less the $75 processing fee, may be applied to a future Contemporary Forums conference of equal or greater value. No refunds for "no shows."

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

Contemporary Forums Online 
ContemporaryForumsOnline.com is the leading source for quality accredited healthcare continuing education.  Earn CE on demand by selecting from hundreds of multimedia presentations recorded at our national live conferences.  Each session is presented by expert faculty and topics cover a wide range of clinical areas.  Learn and earn at your convenience. Visit ContemporaryForumsOnline.com.

Contemporary Forums Online GROUP DISCOUNTS
Provide your staff with high-quality continuing education and give your budget a break with Contemporary Forums Online Group Access Account. Organizations of any size can create customized CE programs for staff education and development. To request group account pricing and details, visit ContemporaryForumsOnline.com or call (925) 361-4811.

Attendee Information

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Las Vegas, NV           March 10 - 12

Thank you for registering for the Elevate Outcomes with HESI conference, being held March 10 - 12, at the Tropicana Las Vegas, A Doubletree by Hilton, 3801 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109.


Preconference A check-in Thursday, March 10 at 7:00 a.m. and Preconference B check-in is at 12:30 p.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.


Friday, March 11 from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. If you attended the Preconference, you do not need to check in again for the Main Conference.


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.


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 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.



Offers a special conference rate.  Special group rates are in effect from March 8-March 13. To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation before February 16, 2016.  For Tropicana Las Vegas room reservations call (888) 381-8767 24 hours daily. Be sure to say you are participating in the Elevate Outcomes with HESI conference. For additional hotel information call the Tropicana Las Vegas at 702-739-2222. 


Fare from McCarran International Airport to The Tropicana is approximately $15.00. Taxis are available outside the baggage claim area.

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Call for Abstracts

Call for Poster Abstracts                                                           

Share your HESI implementation strategies and resulting outcomes in a poster presentation at the Elevate Outcomes with HESI Conference! Posters offer the perfect venue to network, exchange ideas, and discuss ways to improve the use of HESI products for everyone at the conference.

Submit Your Abstract Today and Share Your Successes, Such As:

  • Completed education research or improvement projects related to the use of HESI products and student and/or program outcomes.
  • Made changes to testing policies that have had a positive impact on student outcomes.
  • Built HESI data reports and used the data to guide program change.
  • Developed effective testing and remediation policies.
  • Created accreditation reports with HESI testing data.
  • Used Admission Assessment Exams as part of your admission rubric.
  • Employed Specialty Exams and Custom Exams to gauge student progress and teaching effectiveness
  • Used nationally normed data to evaluate faculty performance.
  • Set goals for testing that encourage student success.
  • Addressed legal and ethical issues related to standardized testing.
  • Implemented procedures for test proctoring and preventing academic dishonesty.
  • Used Case Studies and Practice Tests to prepare students for testing.

Poster applications are welcome from both teams and individuals. Submission deadline is January 18, 2016. Applicants will be notified by January 25, 2016 regarding acceptance of abstracts for poster presentation.

Click here to learn more and submit your poster abstract today.