Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Palmer Symposium

Each year, health care professionals gather to share the latest information in research at the Ruth K. Palmer Symposium. For decades, this event has addressed matters seminal to nursing research, education, administration, policy, and clinical practice.

The 2019 Ruth K. Palmer RESEARCH Symposium

“Precision Health: Integrating Biology, Behavior, and Environment”

Friday, March 22, 2019  7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Center for Translational Research and Education 2160 S. First Ave, Maywood, IL

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Nancy Schmieder Redeker, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN

Sleep Health Across the Trajectory of Acute & Chronic Conditions

Nancy Schmieder Redeker, Ph.D., RN, FAHA, FAAN, is the inaugural Beatrice Renfield Term Professor of Nursing and Director of the Center for Biobehavioral Health Research at Yale School of Nursing. She holds an appointment in the Department of Internal Medicine (Division of Pulmonary Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine) at Yale School of Medicine and was Principal Investigator of the highly successful NIH/NINR funded Yale Center for Sleep Disturbance in Acute and Chronic Conditions.

Dr. Redeker’s program of research addresses the contributions of sleep and sleep disorders to symptoms, function, and quality of life among people with or at risk for acute and chronic conditions and the development of ecologically valid behavioral interventions to promote sleep health. Dr. Redeker is currently conducting studies, funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research, focused on the sustained effects of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia among patients with stable heart failure. Dr. Redeker is a Fellow of the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Nursing and Editor in Chief of Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care


Friday, March 22, 2019  7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Center for Translational Research and Education, Auditorium
Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Campus
2160 S. First Ave
Maywood, IL 60153
View campus map.


Register for the 2019 Palmer Symposium.

Schedule of Events

Check back for up to an up to date schedule of events, coming soon.

Questions: Please email to Palmer_Symposium@luc.edu

Call for Abstracts for Poster Presentations

Researchers, educators, practitioners, administrators and students are invited to submit an abstract of completed or research in progress for a poster presentation.  Poster presentations will be competitively selected based on scholarship and scientific rigor. Poster topics do not need to be related to the theme of the Palmer Symposium, One person may submit multiple abstracts.  

Abstracts are due January 29, 2019.  Please submit your abstract online.

This information will be needed when you submit the abstract online:

Abstracts (excluding title, authors, and keywords) should not exceed 350 words. 

  1. Corresponding (contact) author name and email address
  2. Title of abstract (not to exceed 256 characters)
  3. First and last names of each author and corresponding primary institution name, city and state
  4. Abstract
    • Purpose of study
    • Background and significance
    • Methods
    • Analysis
    • Results
    • Conclusions and Implications
  5. Up to 3 abstract keywords
  6. This year we will choose several abstracts to take part in a Poster Blitz in which authors will provide a 5-minutes oral presentation (using PowerPoint slides) to the general audience. This is in addition to the written poster. Please indicate if you are interested in being considered for the Poster Blitz.

The corresponding (contact) author will be notified by email of acceptance by February 15, 2019.

Continuing Education

Program Objective: Participants will gain understanding of research that highlights the ethical implications and translation of precision health data into improving the health of patients, families, and communities.  This educational activity is being jointly provided by the Loyola University Health System Provider Unit and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Loyola University Health System is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-91).    

This program is being offered for a total of 4.5 contact hours for nursing. No partial contact hours are offered. All speakers and the planning committee members have declared no conflict of interest. ONA guidelines require all three of the following criteria to be met in order for the learner to receive the contact hours offered to this educational activity:

  • Learner’s signature on the attendance sheet,
  • Learner’s attendance and participation in all program activities, and
  • Learner’s submitting a completed evaluation form at the conclusion of the program.

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists who attend this program can earn up to 4.5 contact hours for continuing education upon submission to Commission of Dietetic Registration for approval.