Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics

31st Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics

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Don't miss this internationally recognized opportunity to learn from and network with leaders in the field of health care and nursing informatics.

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31st Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics:

Embracing Health Care Complexity Through Informatics Innovations

July 14 - 15, 2022

Track A: Patient Care Management

Track B: Precision Medicine

Track C: Informatics Education

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Conference Objectives

At the conclusion of SINI2022, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss projects and processes that support/improve the complexity of patient care management such as:
    • patient engagement technologies
    • informatics response to the pandemic
    • various electronic health record system updates and implementations.

  2. Examine health IT concepts, benefits, challenges, and strategies associated with providing precision care such as:
    • EHR support for genomics
    • disease prediction and prevention
    • personalized treatment and management
    • machine-learning techniques
    • social determinants of health to include patient perspectives.

  3. Network with diverse healthcare professionals, colleagues, vendors, experts and thought leaders to explore innovations in informatics and technology.

Keynote and Endnote Speakers

Keynote Speaker

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Rebecca Love, RN, BS, MSN, FIEL, is an experienced nurse executive, the first nurse featured on, and part of the inaugural nursing panel featured at SXSW 2018. Rebecca was the first director of nurse innovation and entrepreneurship in the United States, at Northeastern School of Nursing – the founding initiative in the country designed to empower nurses as innovators and entrepreneurs. There, she founded the Nurse Hackathon, a movement that has led to transformational change in the nursing profession. In early 2019, Rebecca, along with a group of leading nurses in the world, founded and is president of SONSIEL: The Society of Nurse Scientists, Innovators, Entrepreneurs & Leaders, a nonprofit that quickly attained recognition by the United Nations as an affiliate member. Rebecca is an experienced nurse entrepreneur, founding in 2013, which was acquired in 2018 by Ryalto, LTD UK, where she served as the managing director of U.S. markets until its acquisition in 2019. Currently, Rebecca serves as the chief clinical officer of IntelyCare Inc. She is passionate about empowering nurses and creating communities to help nurses innovate, create, and collaborate to start businesses and inventions to transform health care. Rebecca holds a Master of Science in Nursing from Northeastern University and a B.A. in International Relations/Spanish from Boston University. She sits on the board of NextGen Ventures, Health Science Entrepreneurs at Northeastern University, and the Host Committee for the Massachusetts ACLU. She currently lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts, with her husband and three children.

Endnote Speaker

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Charles Friedman is the Josiah Macy Jr. Professor of Medical Education and chair of the Department of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School. In recent years, he has focused his academic interests and activities on the concept of Learning Health Systems and the sociotechnical infrastructure required to sustain them. He is editor-in-chief of the open-access journal Learning Health Systems and co-chair of the movement to Mobilize Computable Biomedical Knowledge. He was recently awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Lucerne in Switzerland for his contributions to the science of Learning Health Systems. Prior to coming to Michigan, Charles held executive positions at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Immediately prior to his work in the government, he was associate vice chancellor for biomedical informatics and founding director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh.

Planning Committee

Program Chairs

Barbara Van de Castle, DNP, APRN-CNS, RN-BC, OCN
SINI 2022 Co-Chair
Assistant Professor, Nursing Informatics Program
University of Maryland School of Nursing

Charlotte Seckman, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN
SINI 2022 Consultant/Co-Chair
University of Maryland School of Nursing

Committee Members

Executive Director, Multi-Interprofessional Center for Health Informatics
University of Texas at Arlington

Cheryl A. Fisher, EdD, MSN, RN
Associate Professor, Nursing Informatics Program
University of Maryland School of Nursing

Arpad G. Kelemen, PhD
Professor, Nursing Informatics Program
University of Maryland School of Nursing

Kathleen McGrow DNP, MS, RN, PMP
Chief Nursing Information Officer
Microsoft Health and Life Science Industry Team

Mary Etta Mills, ScD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Organizational Systems and Adult Health

Eun-Shim Nahm, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor and Specialty Director,
Nursing Informatics Program
University of Maryland School of Nursing 

Ernest Opoku-Agyemang, PhD, MA, RN
Assistant Professor, Nursing Informatics Program
University of Maryland School of Nursing

Ron J. Piscotty, Jr., PhD, RN-BC, FAMIA
Assistant Professor, Nursing Informatics Program
University of Maryland School of Nursing

Claribel Sawyerr, DNP, MPH, RN-BC
Supervisory Nurse Consultant - Informatics
National Institutes of Health

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

Marisa L. Wilson, DNSc, MHSc, RN-BC, FAAN
Associate Professor and Specialty Track Coordinator, Nursing Informatics Program
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing

Rhonda Schoville, PhD, MSBA, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Systems, Populations, and Leadership
University of Michigan School of Nursing

Rebecca Freeman, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNAP
Vice President for Health Informatics
University of Vermont Health Network

Sharon C. Rochon, MSN, BSN, RN, PMP
DNP Student
University of Maryland School of Nursing

Advisory Council

Sayonara Barbosa, PhD, RN
Associate Professor, Nursing Informatics and Critical Care Nursing Program
Sub-Coordinator, Graduate Program in Health Informatics
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

Lynn Marie Elizabeth Bullock, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Assistant Professor and Director, Office of Professional Education
University of Maryland School of Nursing

Toria Shaw Morawski MSW
Senior Manager, Professional Development
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) North America

Teri Young, MSB, RN-BC
Senior Director and Chief of Clinical Informatics
University of Maryland Medical System

About SINI


The Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics (SINI) was introduced in 1990 at the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) following the implementation of the nation’s first master’s program in nursing informatics.

SINI is a nonprofit event hosted by UMSON that provides an opportunity to deliver multiple-level learning experiences to meet the needs of nurse and health care informaticians across the spectrum of practice.

For more than three decades, the UMSON informatics faculty, along with an expert planning committee consisting of national and international leaders in the field, have assessed the learning needs of the nursing/health care informatics community; reviewed technology and informatics trends; and made recommendations to determine the overall theme, goals, and objectives for each SINI event, held annually in July.

The overall mission, vision and goals of the institute are as follows:


SINI’s mission is to provide clinicians, leaders, and academicians with new knowledge, exceptional presentations, meaningful networking opportunities, and experiences that further develop leadership in the field of nursing and health care informatics.


SINI’s vision is to serve as the premier institute for innovative nursing and health care informatics continuing education and knowledge sharing. We aim to advance the field nationally and internationally.


  • Maintain a scholarly institute that is on the leading edge of nursing and health care informatics.
  • Promote evidence-based practice in nursing informatics and serve as a guide to translate evidence into practice.
  • Identify national and international experts and emerging specialists to examine topics related to the latest innovations.
  • Provide a forum for peer networking.
  • Offer a venue to advance leadership in informatics.

Application Alley

You are invited to submit a 5-minute video of your work and to be available for a live chat at a specified time in the Application Alley during SINI 2022.

If you have other documents and/or a website you would like us to post, please provide that information as well. We will have a formal feedback form for participants to complete for you as well as live feedback during the chat.

The due date to apply as a presenter for Application Alley is April 15, 2022.

Learn More in the Prospectus

What to expect at SINI: