14th annual WellSpan Health Collaborative Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research conference

When:  Apr 15, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Eta Eta Chapter

The Call for Abstracts and Manuscript Submission is Open for the 14th annual WellSpan Health Collaborative Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research conference.

Collaborative Conference Planning Partners for this conference include:

Eastern Mennonite University, Millersville University, Eta Eta and Xi Chi Chapters of Sigma Theta Tau International, and York College of Pennsylvania Stabler Department of Nursing


Caring for Self, Caring for Others

Exceptional Patient Care Begins with Self Care

April 15, 2020

Wyndham Garden®, York, PA


Keynote Speaker: Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN

Dr. Melnyk is Vice President for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer, Professor and Dean of the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University, Professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at OSU’s College of Medicine, and Executive Director of the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for EBP. She is a pediatric and psychiatric mental health NP and is nationally/internationally recognized as an expert in EBP, intervention research, child and adolescent mental health, and health & wellness. Her funding record includes over 33 million dollars from federal agencies as PI. She is co-editor of five books and over 400 publications. Dr. Melnyk is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Nursing, the National Academies of Practice, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is a member of the NQF Behavioral Health Phase 3 Standing Committee and serves as editor of the journal Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-being and Resilience and is a board member of the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention.



Submitting your abstract and manuscript submissions (see attached directions).


We invite you to submit an abstract for poster or podium presentation. Awards will be presented for "Outstanding Poster and Podium Presentation."


Also, we invite you to submit manuscripts of EBP projects or research studies accepted for publication or published in 2019 for consideration of the "Outstanding Published Manuscript" award.


This is a great opportunity to share how you are contributing to the science of nursing with colleagues and students.


Directions for submitting an abstract or manuscript are available in the attached "call for abstracts" and online at http://content.wellspan.org/nursingresearchday/

There are also great resources to inform you about “how to” write an abstract and judging guidelines available at the link above.  These resources include:

  • Preparing Your EBP Abstracts
  • Preparing Your Research Abstract
  • How to have Your Abstract Accepted for Presentation



The deadline for abstract submissions is December 18, 2019.


Registration for the conference will open in late January 2020.


If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Barbara Buchko at bbuchko@wellspan.org or 717-851-2434.