Symposium on Home and Community Health Care

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Symposium on Home and Community Health Care:
Examining the Promise and Perils of Technology

April 20, 2020
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

University of Maryland, Baltimore
Southern Management Corporation Campus Center
621 W. Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

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This year’s symposium will include a Poster Session! 

We invite clinicians, faculty and students to share their projects and research on novel home- or community- based care concepts or interventions.

The call for abstracts will be open Nov. 25, 2019-Jan. 31, 2020.

Submit an Abstract

Join us to examine trends and forces shaping the future of health care, from hospital to home and community settings.

The 2020 Symposium on Home and Community Health Care will explore the benefits and challenges of technology for patients, caregivers, and providers, as well as for public health.

This symposium is a collaboration between the University of Maryland School of Nursing and Maxim Healthcare Services.

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Continuing Education

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Call for Abstracts

We invite authors to submit abstracts based on research or quality improvement, as well as student projects for the Poster Presentation. While the application of technology is a focus the 2020 Symposium, we welcome abstracts that consider other issues in home- and community-based care. It is not necessary to have final data collection and analysis to submit an abstract.

We are seeking posters that:

  • present innovative programs to improve health outcomes or the delivery of care in the home or community
  • explore collaborative relationships among stakeholders within this model of health care
  • present improvements in home and community based care provided throughout the health care continuum

Submit an Abstract

Submission Guidelines

Deadline for abstract submission is January 31, 2020.  All abstracts must be submitted using the online submission process (link provided above).  Review the submission guidelines before you begin. If you have questions during this process, contact us at  

  1. Prepare your abstract as a separate Word document and have all information ready before starting the submission process.
  2. Provide the title of your abstract as you want it to appear in the program.
  3. Copy and paste the text from your abstract into the box provided in the online form. The form will accept no more than 500 words (abstracts will be truncated at 500 words).
  4. In the case of multiple authors, one person should submit the abstract.  This person will be designated as the ‘primary presenter’- if unable to attend, the submitter should indicate to pe.nursing@umaryland.eduwho the designated primary presenter will be.
  5. The primary presenter must provide the required information for all co-authors at the time of submission, whether the co-authors plan to attend the Symposium or not. Abstracts that name co-authors but fail to include the required information will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.
  6. Incomplete forms, alternatively formatted submissions, emailed submissions, or faxed submissions will not be considered for review.


The primary presenter will receive email notification of the review committee's decision by February 21, 2020. The primary presenter is expected to relay this information to all co-authors.

Presenter Commitment and Registration

Your commitment to present must be received on or before March 13, 2020. Failure to commit by this deadline will constitute a declination to present.

Presenters are expected to register to attend The 5th Annual Home and Community Care Symposium and to pay their own expenses. They are also expected to be present during the dedicated Poster Presentation time.

Guidelines for Poster Presentations

Poster Presentations

Presenters will set up their posters Monday, April 20, 2020 from 7:30 - 8:00 a.m., using the display boards provided. The corkboard display dimensions are 4 feet long by 3 feet high. Posters should be printed on paper or other material that can be attached to the corkboard by pushpins, which will be provided.

Posters will be displayed throughout the entire Symposium; author presentations are scheduled from 12:30-1:15 p.m. Presenters should be stationed at their posters throughout this timeframe for discussion and questions.  Presenters should plan to remove the posters once the Symposium has concluded. 

Symposium Objectives

As a result of participating in this activity, nurses and other participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss current and emerging technology applications in home- and community-based care
  2. Describe how technology facilitates national goals of improving population health, enhancing the patient experience, and decreasing the cost of care within the home- and community-based care context
  3. Identify home- and community-based strategies that improve health outcomes of individuals and communities
  4. Identify and engage with stakeholders in systems relevant to home- and community-based care.

Planning Committee

Laura Allen, MA, MS, RN
Program Director, Community and Public Health Environmental Initiative
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Department of Family and Community Health

Todd Campbell
Area Vice President
Maxim Health Services

Kelly Doran, PhD, RN
Associate Professor
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Department of Family and Community Health

Peggy Dorr, DNP, CPNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Sedation Service
University of Maryland Medical Center

Patricia Franklin, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
Director, Office of Professional Education
Director, Nurse Leadership Institute

Marcia Grabau
Clinical Manager
Maxim Healthcare Services

Seante Hatcher, LCSW-C
Assistant Dean
University of Maryland- School of Social Work
Office of Continuing Professional Education

Marik Moen, PhD, MPH, RN
Assistant Professor
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Department of Family and Community Health

Katherine Scott, DNP, CRNP, MPH, RN
Assistant Professor
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Department of Family and Community Health

Sonia Smith, BS
Program Specialist
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Office of Professional Education

Patricia Zimberg, JD, MS, RN
Assistant Professor
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Department of Family and Community Health

Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities

UMSON offers year-round opportunities for continuing education, which is now recognized for license renewal in Maryland. Take advantage of online, simulation, and in-person activities to enhance your professional development.