2024 Nursing Research Summit and Malasanos Lectureship

Artificial Intelligence and Health Solutions in Nursing: Optimizing Patient Care

April 12, 2024

The College of Nursing, UF Health, and the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System are partnering to present the 2024 Nursing Research Summit and Malasanos Lectureship. The Nursing Research Summit will showcase innovative research that can be used to solve complex health problems.

2024 Nursing Research Summit and Malasanos LEctureship

Save the Date – April 12, 2024

Location: 1225 Center Drive, Gainesville (HPNP Building Atrium and Auditorium). Parking is located in the visitor section of Parking Garage 2, which is situated on Center Drive directly across from the College of Dentistry. Parking vouchers will be available at the event.


Abstract Submission deadline is February 29th

Registration is now closed!


Watch live: https://ufl.zoom.us/s/97581396831

1225 Center Drive, Gainesville (HPNP Building Atrium and Auditorium)

Parking is located in the visitor section of Parking Garage 2, which is situated on Center Drive directly across from the College of Dentistry. Parking vouchers will be available at the event.

Conference Objectives

  • Encourage the adoption of evidence-based approaches to nursing care by presenting research findings and real-world applications of AI and mobile health solutions. Highlight how data-driven insights can lead to more informed decision-making and better patient care.
  • Facilitate collaboration among nurses, data scientists, and healthcare administrators. Encourage dialogue and partnerships between these stakeholders to develop and implement AI-powered solutions that align with the specific needs of nursing practice and patient care.
  • Provide ample opportunities for participants to network, exchange ideas, and form partnerships. Facilitate panel discussions to encourage collaboration and the development of actionable strategies for implementing AI and mobile health solutions in nursing practice.

Nursing Continuing Professional Development Information

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

Please contact Amanda Goldsmith with any questions or concerns.

schedule of events

8 – 9 a.m. | Sign in and Poster Viewing
9 – 9:30 a.m. | Introductions and Welcome
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. | Keynote Address
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. | Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:45 a.m. | Poster Viewing
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. | Lunch

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. | Lunch and Learn with Keynote (invitation only)
12:45 – 1 p.m. | Poster Awards
1 – 2 p.m. | Nursing Education and Simulation Panel Discussion
2-2:15 p.m. | Break
2:15 – 3: 15 p.m | Health Solutions in AI Panel Discussion
3:15 – 3:30 p.m | Adjournment

meet the keynote speaker

Judy Murphy, DN(hon), RN, FACMI, LFHIMSS, FAAN
Nurse Executive & Health IT Leader

Judy Murphy is a pioneer and thought leader in the national and international health and nursing informatics communities.  She served as Chief Nursing Officer for IBM Global Healthcare and as Deputy National Coordinator for Programs and Policy in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) in the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.  In these roles, she led efforts to assist health care providers in adopting health information technology and to promote consumers’ greater understanding and use of health information technology for their own health.

Prior to that, she spent 36 years at Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin, 26 of those years in clinical informatics.  As Vice President-Applications, she led their electronic health record program since 1995, when Aurora was an early adopter of health IT.  In this role, she worked with UWM researchers to embed knowledge into nurse care planning and documentation in the electronic record in order to improve care quality and safety.

She has published over 100 articles and book chapters, and has done hundreds of presentations nationally and internationally.  She received an Honorary Doctor of Nursing degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2022.  Judy served on the AMIA and HIMSS Board of Directors, is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the American College of Medical Informatics, and is a HIMSS Lifetime Fellow.  She has received numerous awards, including the AMIA 2020 Virginia K. Saba Informatics Award, the HIMSS 2018 Most Influential Women in Health IT Award, the AMIA 2014 Don Eugene Detmer Award for Health Policy Contributions in Informatics, the HIMSS 2014 Federal Health IT Leadership Award, and the HIMSS 2006 Nursing Informatics Leadership Award.

The Malasanos Distinguished Lectureship brings distinguished speakers to the university every year to discuss a wide variety of health topics of interest to clinicians, patients, and the public.

The Malasanos Distinguished Lectureship was endowed in 1992 in honor of John Malasanos, husband of former College of Nursing Dean Lois Malasanos.

For more information on the Nursing Research Summit and Malasanos Lectureship, contact Amanda Goldsmith.

Phone: (352) 273-6321
Fax: (352) 294-8102