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2023 MDAC Virtual Leadership Summit:
Collaborating to Meet Challenges and Opportunities: The State of Maryland’s Health
Monday, May 22, 2023
The summit will explore new and innovative collaborations and partnerships to meet nursing’s future health care challenges and to recognize opportunities for making diversity, inclusion, and equity a reality in the workplace.
- Explore new care models, staffing initiatives, and support services that will cultivate the retention of a resilient, skilled, diverse nursing workforce.
- Describe collaborative partnerships for preparing faculty and students linked to progressive educational programs that will meet Maryland’s future health care needs.
- Identify key legislative stakeholders and organizations that will fund and drive the implementation of long-term sustainable change within Maryland’s health systems.
- Recognize the vital role of nurses in strategizing academic and practice approaches to address the current nursing crisis.
The call for abstracts is now closed.
Abstract Submission Guidelines
All abstracts must be submitted using the online submission process. We recommend reviewing the following guidelines as you prepare your abstract. If you have any questions during the submission process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions are due by Feb. 1.
- Review the MDAC Leadership Summit overview and objectives.
- Prepare an abstract in a Word document and confirm all information is included before starting the online submission process.
- In the case of multiple authors, we recommend that only the primary author (person who will present at the summit) submit the abstract and required information. The primary author will be able to send COI link to up to six co-authors.
- The primary author (presenter) must provide the required information for all co-authors (including all collaborating partners) at the time of submission and whether co-authors plan to attend the summit. Abstracts that name co-authors but fail to include the required information will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.
- Provide the title of your abstract as you want it to appear in the program.
- Copy and paste the text of your abstract into the box provided in the online form. The form will accept no more than 350 words. Longer abstracts will be truncated.
- Incomplete forms, alternatively formatted submissions, emailed submissions, or faxed submissions will NOT be considered for review.
- You must acknowledge funding sources supporting your project in your abstract.
Review the call for abstracts Abstract Scoring Rubric.
The primary author (presenter) will receive email notification of the review committee's decision after March 18. The primary presenter is expected to relay this information to all co-authors.
Presenter Commitment and Registration
All primary presenters are expected to register for the 2023 MDAC Virtual Leadership Summit. Your commitment to present and complete your registration for the primary presenter must be received by March 25. Failure to register by this deadline will constitute a decline to present.
Guidelines for Paper Presentations
All podium presenters should allocate 15 minutes for their presentation and allow an additional five minutes for Q&A. All accepted presentations will be live, and presenters are expected to be present 15 minutes prior to start time. Additional details will be provided for accepted abstracts.
Guidelines for Poster Presentations
All accepted posters will require the primary author to record a 5-minute presentation of their poster that will be available for all participants during the virtual summit. In addition to virtual presentations, there will be a scheduled time for poster presenters to answer questions live via the virtual conference platform’s chat feature (must sign into poster area 15 minutes before start time). Additional details will be provided for accepted abstracts.
MDAC reserves the right to edit the abstracts for posting.
|9 – 9:10 a.m.||
Welcome and Summit Overview and MDAC Annual Award Presentation
|9:10 – 10:10 a.m.||
Fireside Chat: Health of Marylanders: Sustainable Change
Kevin Sowers, MSN, RN, FAAN
M. Joy Drass, MD
Mohan Suntha, MD, MBA
|10:10 – 10:20 a.m.||Break|
|10:20 – 11 a.m.||
|11 – 11:15 a.m.||
NSP I and NSP II Update
Laura Schenk, DNP, RN, CNE
Kimberly Ford, BS
|11:15 a.m. - noon||
Poster Presentations and Roundtable Discussion - Session 1
|noon - 12:15 p.m.||
|12:15 - 1 p.m.||
Poster Presentations and Roundtable Discussion - Session 2
Session 1 Repeats.
|1 - 1:15 p.m.||
|1:15 – 2:15 p.m.||
Keynote Panel: ANA’s Nursing Staffing Task Force Members
Katie Boston-Leary, PhD, MBA, MHA, RN, NEA-BC, CCTP
Cheryl Peterson, MSN, RN,
Sherry Perkins, PhD, RN, FAAN,
|2:15 – 2:30 p.m.||Break|
|2:30 – 4 p.m.||Podium Presentations (includes Q&A via chat box)
Formal 15-minute sessions describing initiatives to prepare and strengthen the nursing workforce
|4 – 4:15 p.m.||
Summary and Closing Remarks
|Academy of Clinical Essentials in Action: A Revolutionary Nurse Staffing and Education Model||
Heather V. Westerfield, DNP, RN, CNE, CMSRN; Lisa Rowen, DNSc, RN, CENP, BCC, FANOL, FAAN;
Casey Embert, BA; Robin Seal-Whitlock, PhD, RN, CNE; Kathryn Reuwer, MSN, RN;
Jenni Day, PhD, RN; and Jodi Baker Stein DNP, RN, CNE
|Delivering High Quality Faculty Development in 10-Minute Microlessons||Susan Bindon, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CNE, CNE-cl, FAAN|
Malliga Jambulingam, PhD, RN; Margaret Alston, PhD, PT; Ariel Hunt, DrPH;
David Thomas, DrPH; and Yvonne Bronner, DSc
|Postpartum Depression Screening and Referral in Low-Income and Diverse Community||
Marilyn Berchie, DNP, CRNP, NP-c; Linda Costa, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN; and
Kimberly Callendar, DNP, CRNP, APRN-BC
|R3: Resilience, Retention and Renewal: Results of a Needs and Opportunity Survey for Ethics and Resilience in Maryland Faculty||Erin Wright, DNP, CNM, APHN-BC, FACNM and Victoria Hughes, DNS, MSN RN|
|Team Nursing in the Emergency Department: A Medical/Surgical Nurse Extender Care Model||Laura Ogle, DNP, CENP, CNE, CEN and Kristin Quade, MSN, RN, CNM|
The Maryland Action Coalition (MDAC) Exemplary Leadership Award was created in 2022 to recognize and celebrate the leadership and accomplishments exhibited beyond one’s day to day role.
In 2023, the award was renamed in memory of Peggy Daw, DNP, RN-BC, CNE, FAAN.
The nominee embodies the core values of MDAC; honors diverse experiences and perspectives; and sets an example of including others while exploring new ideas and partnerships to achieve large-scale goals.
The nominee’s achievements enhance MDAC’s strategic mission and advance access and opportunities for others.
About Peggy Daw, DNP, RN-BC, CNE, FAAN
Peggy E. Daw, DNP, RN-BC, CNE, FAAN, served for 12 years (from 2010 - 22) as Nurse Support Program II grant administrator at the Maryland Higher Education Commission. In this position, she marshaled resources of the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission, the Maryland Higher Education Commission, and the Maryland Deans and Directors of Schools of Nursing to create a statewide lattice of educational Nurse Support Program grants, which changed the structure of educational financial support in Maryland to expand the nurse educator workforce. She was the architect and developer of nine different types of continuous nurse educator grants, academic-practice partnerships, and statewide resource grants totaling over $200,000,000 and funded through 2025.
Her work promoted rapid expansion of the associate-to-bachelor’s programs. Her efforts resulted in new statewide funding for the Maryland Clinical Simulation Resource Consortium, providing clinical simulation equipment statewide and establishment of simulation quality guidelines; the Nurse Leadership Institute, which prepares nurse faculty and clinicians for leadership positions and collaborative partnerships between academia and practice; the Maryland Nursing Workforce Center; and many other forward-thinking programs.
Most importantly, Daw developed a supportive working collaboration of academic and practice nurse leaders across the state to communicate; inform; and mutually create, implement, and continuously improve initiatives to strengthen and advance nursing in Maryland.
Daw passed away in December 2022.
2022 Inaugural Recipient: Joan Warren, PhD, RN, NPD-BC, NEA-BC, FAAN, Executive Director, MONL Inc./MNRC
2023 Recipient: Peggy E. Daw, DNP, RN-BC, CNE, FAAN, Former Director, Maryland Higher Education Commission, as presented to her family
Jane Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN
The Bill and Joanne Conway Dean and Professor,University of Maryland School of Nursing
Co-Chair, Maryland Action Coalition
Patricia Travis, PhD, RN, CCRP
Senior Associate Director, Clinical Trials, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Secretary, American Nurses Association
Co-Chair, Maryland Action Coalition
Lynn Marie Bullock, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Assistant Professor and Director, Office of Professional Education, University of Maryland School of Nursing
Mary Etta Mills, RN, ScD, FAAN
Retired Professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing
Giordana Segneri, MA
Assistant Dean for Marketing and Communications, University of Maryland School of Nursing
Sonia Smith, BS
Senior Program Specialist, Office of Professional Education, University of Maryland School of Nursing
Enjoli Sonnier, MBA, MS
Associate Director of Events, University of Maryland School of Nursing
Stephanie White, MA
Office Manager, Office of the Dean, University of Maryland School of Nursing
Rebecca Wiseman, PhD, RN
Director, Maryland Nursing Workforce Center
Treasurer, National Forum for State Nursing Workforce Centers
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Registration costs for this year’s summit were subsidized by the Maryland Nursing Workforce Center, a Nurse Support Program II-funded initiative.
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