Fort Hays State University's Department of Nursing will host the fifth annual Multidisciplinary Practice Conference, "Evidence-Based Practice: Strategies to Improve Healthcare," from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, in the Black and Gold Room of the Memorial Union.
The conference will feature keynote speaker Mary Koehn, associate professor of maternal-child and women's health at Wichita State University. The conference focus is on issues of maternal and child care, such as child birth education, breastfeeding and women's health.
Participants will attend lecture-style podium sessions and a discussion roundtable session of their choice. To conclude the day, Kathleen Ward, assistant professor of nursing at FHSU, and select FHSU students will have a wrap-up discussion about their experiences.
Kristine Hober, assistant professor of nursing, said the conference has real benefits for students because they learn the importance of publishing research and how to disseminate it to others. They will also be able to network and visit with professionals already in their field of study.
The conference is open to students and medical professionals and provides continuing education credit required for licenses.
An estimated 120 people are expected to attend.