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Celebrating 200 years of Nursing Innovation
ThinC Conference & Nightingale Gala

Impact 2020 Inspiring Nurses to Lead Health Transformation

 June 8 & 9, 2020

Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls, Canada
Sponsored by: SE Health

This is the conference you’ve been waiting for in healthcare!

Who should attend?

  • Anyone who has a passion to transform healthcare and a strong desire to learn about healthcare innovation to make an impact on the lives of others.
  • Special invitation to all Nurses, Nursing Students, and Nursing faculty

Theme: Energize, Educate and Engage Nurses

Those who attend will:

  • Understand why we need nurses to lead health transformation
  • Learn about how organizations do innovation through the use of different methodologies and tools
  • Here stories on the impact nurses have on leading health transformation
  • Participate in a mini hackathon
  • Network with your tribe of nursing innovators

Conference Agenda: Monday, June 8, 2020

 Noon – 4 p.m.

  • Lunch

Solutioning Room: Mini Hackathon: Let the dreaming begin….

  • Interactive workshop structure (Innovation Methodology and Tools)
  • Work with an HMW statement in a group using human center design principles to prototype a solution
  • Each team will be given a toolkit to apply to their solutions
  • Each team will be assigned a mentor
  • Teams present back to the group their solution and critical learnings from the activity

Gala Agenda: Monday, June 8, 2020

6:00 p.m.  – 10:00 p.m.

Celebrating Florence Nightingale and 200 Years of Innovation

Keynote:  Rebecca Love, President of SONSIEL  

  • Dinner – Cocktail attire
  • Nursing Innovation: Mini Hackathon Results
  • Tribute to Florence Nightingale
  • Networking

Conference Agenda: Tuesday, June 9, 2020

 8:00 a.m.  – 4:00 p.m.  

THINC Symposium 

Meet the Experts and Learn Industry Secrets

Keynote:  Shirlee Sharkey, President, and CEO, SE Health 

  • Registration and Networking breakfast
  • Panels: Need for Nurse-Led Innovation on a global, national, local, organizational level (who, what, why and how)
  • Group Activities: Innovation Methodologies: What’s in your toolkit?

An introduction to the tools you can use:

  • Human-centric design
  • Business Model Canvas
  • Disruptive thinking
  • Empathy Mapping
  • Spread and scaling

Lunch: Networking

  • Key takeaways from Innovation Methodologies rounds:
  • The Many Faces of Nurse Innovation:  Nursing stories from today’s Shift Disruptors
  • Panel: Enterprise Innovation: Unlocking Innovation in Your Organization

You must register to attend!

Space is limited – Don’t wait for tomorrow register today!

  • Cost $250.00 United States Dollars for Members of SONSIEL who have paid for a membership 
  • Cost $350.00 United States Dollars for NON-Members & NON-Paid members of SONSIEL 
  • *If you don’t have a paid membership with SONSIEL then your cost to attend is $350.00 USD

Special Guests – Speakers & Panelists 

  • Mary Lou Ackerman –  Vice President Innovation at SE Health
  • Oriana Beaudet – Vice President Innovation at The American Nurses Association
  • Lynda Benton – Senior Director, Global Corporate Equity, Johnson & Johnson Nursing
  • Andrea Carter – SE Health
  • Sheila Davis – Chief Executive Officer at Partners in Health
  • Christina Facey
  • Nancy Lefebre – SE Health
  • Rebecca Love –  President & Co-founder of SONSIEL, VP Optimize Rx Corp
  • Hiyman Nadel – Director, Center of Innovation in Care Delivery at Massachusetts General Hospital & Johnson & Johnson Fellow
  • Christine Murphy
  • Shirlee Sharkey – President and CEO at SE Health
  • Holly Shaw – United Nations – Chair Advisory Council & UN Global Health
  • Gillian Strudwick
  • Jennifer Wallace –  Rebel Nurse The Handbook, Panelist – Assistant Professor Lawrence Memorial Regis College
  • Elly Yost – Director at Nurse-Family Partnership


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Refreshments: If you have a food allergy (anaphylaxis) please email Faith; faith@sonsiel.org

  • Please note the agenda is subject to change.
  • Event is non-refundable
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