Join us on Feb. 28, 2025!

Stay tuned for additional details in the coming months!

ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS We invite podium and poster presentations submissions now through Sept. 30 on a variety of topics.


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about the symposium

The Rita Kobb Nursing & Health Informatics National Symposium is a free bi-yearly lectureship series that explores topics in nursing informatics. This series was created by a gift made in honor of Rita Kobb, a UF College of Nursing alumna and nursing informatics expert, by Bill and Patti Alcorn.

Through lectures, podium and poster presentations, the 2025 Rita Kobb Nursing & Health Informatics National Symposium will explore the intersection between nursing, data science, implementation science, and clinical practice. 

WHEN Friday, Feb. 28, 2025 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (EST)

WHERE UF Reitz Union 686 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, FL 32611

meet the keynotes!



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After attending the 2025 Rita Kobb Nursing & Health Informatics National Symposium, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the use, scope, and applicability of nursing and health informatics
  • Summarize the current trends involving nursing informatics and health informatics, including:
    • How data science and artificial intelligence are transforming nursing practice and health care delivery
    • Use of predictive analytics to improve patient outcomes and resource allocation in nursing practice
    • Challenges and best practices in data quality, privacy and security methods in nursing and health care
    • Use of data and implementation science to engage and empower health care professionals and patients
  • Differentiate the state-of-the-art informatics approaches, theories and methods relevant to clinical, translational and implementation science
  • Interact with professionals engaged in clinical, translational and implementation science including clinical and translational investigators, clinicians, nursing scientists and administrators, data scientists, genomics researchers, clinical- and bio-informaticians, public health informaticians, as well as those involved with clinical and research IT policy and regulatory issues.


  • Nurses, physicians, dentists, pharmacists and other clinicians
  • Public health informaticians/practitioners, patient advocates, consumer advocates and disease management specialists
  • Faculty, staff scientists, educators, students, post-docs, as well as investigators with an interest in applied biomedical informatics that advances clinical and translational science
  • Biomedical and health informatics researchers in academia and industry
  • Data scientists working with biomedical datasets
  • Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) researchers
  • Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) researchers
  • Computer scientists and system developers
  • Computational biologists with interests in human disease, drug discovery, drug repurposing and drug response
  • Health science ethicists, lawyers and policy experts
  • Government officials and policymakers
  • Health information and knowledge management professionals
  • HIT industry professionals and consultants
  • Industry representatives related to bioinformatics and genomics
  • Standards developers, with particular emphasis on EHR data repurposing