Please note: Registration for the 2021 Kobb Symposium has officially closed. Attendees who have preregistered will receive a webinar link through email on February 18, 2021.

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.

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