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 2018 Ruth K. Palmer RESEARCH Symposium

“The Intersection of Research & Health: Translation, Innovation, Collaboration and Engagement.”

Friday, March 23, 2018  7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Center for Translational Research and Education 2160 S. First Ave, Maywood, IL

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Elizabeth Bridges, PhD 

Title: Translating Research Into Practice - What Does That Really Mean?

2018 Palmer Symposium Speaker

Dr. Elizabeth Bridges is a Professor at the University of Washington School and the Clinical Nurse Researcher at the University of Washington Medical Center. She is also a retired Colonel, USAFR Nurse Corps, with over 34 years of nursing experience as a critical care nurse. Dr Bridges is an applied scientist, conducting research on the care of critically ill/injured during long distance transport and the integration of hemodynamics into the care of critically ill patients. She is also a passionate advocate for translating research into practice, both as a scientist and in her role as a Clinical Nurse Researcher, where she works with nurses from all practice settings to bring evidence to the point of care.


Friday, March 23, 2018  7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Center for Translational Research and Education, Auditorium
Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Campus
2160 S. First Ave

Maywood, IL 60153
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2018 Palmer Symposium

abstracts for poster presentation due January 25, 2018

Nurse researchers, educators, practitioners, administrators, and students are invited to submit an abstract of your completed or research in progress for a poster presentation. Poster presentations will be competitively selected on the basis of 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.


• Title:  Limit to 150 characters; centered in uppercase. 

Only abstracts submitted as a Word document (doc, docx) will be reviewed

• Limit the body of the abstract to 350 words. 

• Body Format: Single-spaced in Times New Roman 12 pt font, with margins set at 1.5" on the left and 1" on top, bottom and right. Please use only standard abbreviations and spell out the words on first use, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. The abstract should be block formatted without paragraph indentations. All numbers, except those that start a sentence, should be in digits.

The abstracts should include the following

  • Purpose 
  • Significance/Rationale
  • Methods and Analysis
  • Results
  • Conclusions
  • Implications  


  • Abstracts (without identifiers) are due January 25, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. to Palmer_Symposium@luc.edu
  • NEW THIS YEAR: Select abstracts will have an opportunity to participate in our Poster Blitz in which presenters will provide a 5-minute oral presentation of their abstract to the general audience using PowerPoint slides. Please indicate your preference on your cover sheet:
    • __Poster only
    • __Poster and 5-minute oral presentation
    • __Either
  • Please also include a  one-page attachment with abstract title, and author information including name, academic credentials, position, title, organization, city, state, email address and phone number.
  • The primary presenter will be notified of acceptance by early February, 2018.

Questions: Please email to Palmer_Symposium@luc.edu