2017 Annual NICHE Conference
April 19-22, 2017, JW Marriott Austin, Austin. TX
The 2017 Annual NICHE Conference is a four-day event highlighting evidence-based innovations, research, and networking opportunities to support hospitals and other healthcare facilities in meeting one of the most critical challenges of our times – quality care of older adults.
Over 900 healthcare professionals from over 350 NICHE member and non-member hospitals, long term and post acute care facilities located around the world will meet in Chicago. The choice of Chicago puts the conference at an easily accessible, central U.S. site to give more people the opportunity to experience the rewarding collaborations and information exchanges.
Join us to discover innovative solutions and approaches to improving care of older adults. This year’s conference will focus on Care Across the Continuum. All members of the healthcare team, administrators, and researchers will present evidence-based approaches to promote positive outcomes and experiences for the hospitalized older adult. Contact hours will be provided.
The conference will include panel presentations from at-the-forefront NICHE programs addressing a wide range of topics.
Who Will Benefit from Attending:
Chief Nursing Officers, Directors of Nursing, administrators, and managers
Geriatric/gerontological specialists in any discipline
Advance practice nurses and educators
Nurses in any specialization who work with an older adult population
Staff nurses with responsibility for older adult patients
Faculty with education and research responsibilities in the area of acute geriatric care
Representatives from new, mature, and aspiring NICHE sites
NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) is the leading nurse driven program designed to help hospitals and healthcare organizations improve the care of older adults. The vision of NICHE is for all patients 65 and over to be given sensitive and exemplary care. The mission of NICHE is to provide principles and tools to stimulate a change in the culture of healthcare facilities to achieve patient centered care for older adults. NICHE, based at NYU College of Nursing has over 680 hospitals and healthcare facilities in 46 states, Canada, Bermuda, and Singapore. NICHE designation demonstrates a hospital's organizational commitment and continued progress in improving quality, enhancing the patient and family experience, and supporting the hospital and other healthcare organization's efforts to serve its communities.
Hear from our NICHE hospitals and other healthcare organizations from across the country on gaining and sustaining support for their NICHE programs.