ABOUT DMS

The Dorothy M. Smith Nursing Leadership Conference has taken place every other year since 2004 and tackles the most pressing and informative topics affecting health care and nursing. The 2022 conference will take place on Feb. 18, 2022, virtually.

Registration is free to the public. 

Bring your ideas and join us for a fun day focused on unleashing your creativity to transform health care.


This conference offers up to 5 contact hours for RNs and ARNPs through the Office of Professional Nursing Development- University of Florida.  Questions regarding contact hours may be sent to OfficeProfDev@nursing.ufl.edu 

Office of Professional Nursing Development- University of Florida is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

DMS Sponsors

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event information

This one-day, innovative, FREE leadership conference – presented by the University of Florida College of Nursing and Thomas M. and Irene B. Kirbo Charitable Trust – is one of the best values for nursing educators, clinicians, researchers and other health care professionals and entrepreneurs seeking the latest innovations and most pressing topics affecting health care and nursing. Join us virtually at the Dorothy M. Smith Nursing Leadership Conference as we unleash our creativity to tackle these issues.

This conference offers up to 5 contact hours for RNs and ARNPs through the Office of Professional Nursing Development- University of Florida.  Questions regarding contact hours may be sent to OfficeProfDev@nursing.ufl.edu 

Office of Professional Nursing Development- University of Florida is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

  • 2022 DMS Conference Agenda
  • Sessions designed to think creatively to address current issues in health care.
  • Interdisciplinary presentations, interactive small group sessions and keynote addresses focused on blending artificial intelligence and authentic innovation to support creative leadership.
  • Resources to help guide your ideas toward actionable solutions in health care.

event details

DETAILS

  • Date: Friday, Feb. 18, 2022
  • Theme: Artificial Intelligence | Authentic Innovation
  • 8:30 a.m.: Opening remarks
  • 5 p.m.: Conference concludes
  • VIRTUAL
  • Cost: FREE

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Health care leaders
  • Nursing educators, researchers and clinicians
  • Students, faculty and researchers in health professions

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Gain insight into how to leverage interprofessional partnerships in health to achieve shared creative goals
  • Take part in interactive dialogue with health care administration, nursing professionals and educators
  • Meet with some of the nation’s most renowned nursing experts

QUESTIONS?

Contact Rachel Rivera: rrivera8@ufl.edu

agenda

Artificial Intelligence | Authentic Innovation

8:30-8:45 a.m. | Opening Remarks

8:45-10 a.m. | Opening Keynote | “Artificial Intelligence vs. Authentic Innovation, (AI)2, Point Counter-Point”

10-10:15 a.m. | Break

10:15-11:30 a.m. | Morning Breakout Sessions

  • Option #1 | UF Health Escape Room
  • Option #2 | Clinician-Led InnoVAtion
  • Option #3 | AI and clinical education & OR prep use of AI
  • Option #4 | Artificial and Authentic patient room

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Lunch break and Trivia

1-1:15 p.m. | Break

1:15-2:30 p.m. | Afternoon Breakout Sessions

  • Option #1 | UF Health Escape Room
  • Option #2 | Clinician-Led InnoVAtion
  • Option #3 | AI and clinical education & OR prep use of AI
  • Option #4 | Artificial and Authentic patient room

2:30-2:45 p.m. | Break

2:45-4:15 p.m. | Closing Keynote | “AI to the Third Power or AI3”

4:15-4:30 p.m. | Closing Remarks

4:30-4:45 p.m. | Program Evaluation

meet our keynote speakers

Opening Keynote Speakers:

Sara L. Horton-Deutsch, PhD, PMHCNS, RN, FAAN, ANEF, Caritas Coach is a Professor & Director of USF Kaiser Permanente Partnership and has led in academic and practice settings for 35 years as an advanced practice psychiatric/mental health nurse, teacher/practitioner, consultant, program director, caring science endowed chair, coach and academic/practice partnership director. She has led in academic and practice settings for 35 years as an advanced practice psychiatric/mental health nurse, teacher/practitioner, consultant, program director, caring science endowed chair, coach, and academic/practice partnership director. Through her academic and practice career, she has contributed to evidence and practice-based knowledge development to ensure safety and quality care. As a reflective leader, she focuses on being inwardly sound and other focused to influence change positively. She has co-authored a number of books on Reflective Practice, Caring Science, and Caritas Coaching. She is a Caritas Coach, HeartMath Trainer, Reiki Practitioner and Healing Circle Facilitator. Through her journey, she has learned the necessity of connecting to one’s own inner sources of wisdom, power and healing, as well as the arts and humanities that once defined the discipline of nursing. She is passionate about facilitating critical, deep and authentic connections that support resilience and the profession’s evolution. She has a new book; Visionary Leadership in Healthcare being published this month through SIGMA.

JC

Jane M. Carrington, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAMIA is the College of Nursing’s Dorothy M. Smith Endowed Chair and director of the Florida Blue Center for Health Care Quality. She is internationally known for expertise in informatics, electronic health record, human factors and communication. Her research focuses on nurse-to-nurse communication of a clinical event or change in patient condition using the electronic health record. Carrington uses techniques in qualitative research and natural language processing to analyze nurse-to-nurse communication and decision-making associated with a clinical event. She has been a long-time active member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. She is also a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and serves on the Information Technology Expert Panel.

Closing Keynote Speaker:

Malaz A. Boustani, MD, MPH, is the Richard M. Fairbanks Professor of Aging Research at Indiana University’s School Of Medicine. Boustani is a geriatrician, neuroscientist and implementation scientist with extensive experience in designing, evaluating, implementing and disseminating health care innovations with a main focus on brain health. Over the past decade, Boustani has built a clinical laboratory of more than 2,000 ambulatory practices serving at least 10 million lives within five Midwestern states (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky). He used the above clinical laboratory to lead the execution of numerous clinical research studies funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services totaling more than $100M. He has more than 180 peer-reviewed publications and just published two books about Agile Implementation and Agile Network. Boustani used insight from Agile Science to develop the Indiana University Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Implementation Science. This one-year certificate is designed to coach and mentor a tightly linked network of change agents embedded within their local health care systems. These change agents have an Agile Mindset and use agile innovation, agile implementation and agile diffusion processes to transform their health care delivery organizations into agile organizations.

Dorothy m. smith


Dorothy M. Smith was born in 1913 in Bangor, Maine and went on to receive her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Teachers College in Columbia University and Harvard University.

In 1956, under a ramshackle Quonset Hut on the University of Florida campus, Smith and her colleagues developed a dream which became the philosophy of the UF College of Nursing—one of the first two colleges at UF’s brand new J. Hillis Miller Health Science Center. As founding Dean, Smith dreamt of a new form of nursing education—a school where knowledge-based clinical excellence was the norm for administrators, faculty members, staff nurses and students alike. Smith was one of the early nursing leaders to fully integrate nursing education, practice and research, which laid the groundwork for advanced nursing practice and the shift in nursing research to clinical effectiveness and outcomes.
She developed the UF baccalaureate program in nursing and brought national recognition to the program through the introduction of many important and bold nursing innovations, often contrary to established practice and therefore, highly controversial.
She believed that those who teach nursing should be directly involved in it, and while Dean of the College, she also served as chief of nursing practice at Shands Hospital.
“I have always thought that the heart of nursing is the primary relationship with the patient,” Smith said.  “I find that the challenge of giving care to patients is intellectually stimulating as well as emotionally satisfying.”

A significant nurse leader of her time, Dorothy Smith was influential in changing the way nursing was taught and practiced. Her work moved nursing into the mainstream of higher education, unified nursing education and practice, and led to the development of evidence-based nursing practice.

Smith was a leader in launching a huge effort focused on nursing assessment and worked to develop a new technology known as the clinical assessment database. Her hope was to build a body of knowledge for nursing care that was distinct from the medical database, and would instead focus on patient care and provide a basis for clinical research.

“To me the distinguishing characteristic of professional nursing is clinical thinking,” Smith said. “Every patient, whether well, getting sick, being sick or getting well has the right to a nurse who by virtue of this clinical thinking, manages the nursing care and is accountable for that care.”

A pioneer and visionary in the nursing field, Smith influenced nursing education’s renewed commitment to and influence in clinical nursing—a commitment that laid the foundation for many of the most important nursing advances over the past few decades.

“In my career, I would say that I am most proud of those patients I’ve cared for, the students who I have helped and the technology that I have helped to create to improve nursing care,” Smith said. “I always felt it was better to tell people what was possible rather than say something wasn’t possible.”