The Rita Kobb Nursing & Health Informatics National Symposium is a biyearly 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.

The Kobb planning committee is working hard to build out a comprehensive program for our 2021 symposium. Please check back soon for updates and more information on the virtual conference as they become available.

february 19, 2021



Program outcomes

After attending the 2021 Rita Kobb Nursing & Health Informatics National Symposium, participants will be able to:

  • Define nursing and health informatics
  • Recall key concepts of nursing and health informatics and how these can improve patient care
  • Summarize the current trends involving nursing informatics and health informatics, including:
    • Artificial Intelligence Applications in Nursing and Health Care
    • Informatics Support for Clinical and Evidence-Based Practice
    • Informatics Support for Patients, Consumers and Families
  • Differentiate the state-of-the-art informatics approaches, theories and methods relevant to clinical and translational science
  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of applications that support clinical and translational research focused on nursing and health informatics innovations
  • Interact with professionals engaged in clinical and translational science including clinical and translational investigators, data scientists, genomics researchers, clinical- and bio- informaticians, public health informaticians, and those involved with clinical and research IT policy and regulatory issues

target audience

  • Faculty, staff scientists, educators, students, post-docs and 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 policy makers
  • Health information and knowledge management professionals
  • HIT industry professionals and consultants
  • Industry representatives related to bioinformatics and genomics
  • Physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, and other clinicians
  • Public health informaticians/practitioners, patient advocates, consumer advocates, and disease management specialists
  • Standards developers, with particular emphasis on EHR data repurposing