ANCC National Magnet Conference® Research Symposium

Wednesday, October 9
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m


ANCC is excited to present the 2019 Research Symposium, held in conjunction with the ANCC National Magnet Conference®. The purpose of this symposium is to provide advanced and skill-building sessions focused on establishing and expanding a Magnet® research agenda in healthcare organizations.

Opening Keynote: Matthew D. McHugh, PhD, JD, MPH, RN, CRNP, FAAN

Matthew D. McHugh, PhD, JD, MPH, RN, CRNP, FAANDr. McHugh is the Independence Chair for Nursing Education and Professor of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. A Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, Dr. McHugh is Associate Director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at Penn where he conducts health services and policy research focusing on the impact of nurses and nursing on patient outcomes, quality of care, and costs. His work has been consistently funded by extramural funders including AHRQ, NINR, NIA, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar and a Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics where he leads the healthcare workforce workgroup. Dr. McHugh directs Penn’s dual-degree program in nursing and healthcare management at Penn Nursing and the Wharton School, and he serves as Associate Director of the NINR-funded T32 pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training program “Advanced Training in Nursing Outcomes Research.” Dr. McHugh received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, an MPH degree from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a JD from the Northeastern University School of Law. He was a Fulbright Scholar with the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in health outcomes and policy research at Penn.

Closing Keynote: Teodor Grantcharov, MD, PhD, FACS

Teodor Grantcharov, MD, PhD, FACSDr. Grantcharov completed his surgical training at the University of Copenhagen, and a doctoral degree in Medical Sciences at the University of Aarhus in Denmark. He is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto. He holds the Keenan Chair in Surgery at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and Canada Research Chair in Simulation and Surgical Safety. Dr. Grantcharov’s clinical interest is minimally invasive surgery, with a focus on foregut disease including cancer and bariatric surgery. His area of academic interest is surgical innovation, surgical education, and patient safety. He is internationally recognized as a leader in this area with his work on curriculum design, assessment of competence, and impact of surgical performance on clinical outcomes. Dr. Grantcharov developed the surgical black box concept, which aims to transform the safety culture in medicine and introduce modern safety management systems in the high-risk operating room environment. He has more than 170 peer-reviewed publications and more than 180 invited presentations in Europe, South and North America. He sits on the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and on numerous committees with Surgical Professional Societies in North America and Europe.

Breakout Sessions

Choose from 12 concurrent sessions, including:

    • Qualitative Methods
    • Statistics
    • Meet the Funders
    • Meet the Editors
    • Translational Research Designs
    • Building Research Infrastructures
    • And more!

Schedule at a Glance

8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Opening Plenary
9:45 a.m.–10:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
2:45 p.m.–3:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Closing Plenary

Who Should Attend?

Researchers, educators, nurse leaders, nursing professionals, and members of interprofessional healthcare teams.


Register through the ANCC National Magnet Conference website using the Register Now link to the left.

Call for Abstracts

There is no call for abstracts for the Research Symposium.

Continuing Education

Contact hours may be earned by learners who successfully complete this nursing education activity.

The American Nurses Association Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
ANCC Provider Number 0023.
ANA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP6178.


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