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Omaha System International Conferences

Mark your calendar! The 2015 Omaha System International Conference will be held on April 15, 16, 17, and 18, 2015 in Eagan, Minnesota where it was held before!

2013 Omaha System International Conference, April 4-6, 2013

Date and Location: The 2013 Conference was held April 4-6, 2013 in Eagan, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis-St. Paul, just eight miles from the airport and Mall of America. The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing is the host school. Good information! Good networking! Good food!

Conference and Pre-Conference Details and Registration:

Exhibitors: The following exhibitors were available 8:00 AM-5:30 PM on Friday April 5, and 8:00 AM -11:00 AM on Saturday, April 6. Click on the exhibitor names below to view their websites.

Publications: The book of handouts that was distributed at the Conference is scheduled to be indexed in CINAHL.

Posters: Twenty-four excellent poster abstracts were accepted for presentation on April 5-6, 2013! Click here to see a list of the poster titles and authors. They offer a marvelous variety of Omaha System applications in research, education, practice, and informatics. Poster presenters must register for the conference; if you have questions, please contact Pam Correll.

Awards: Three award recipients have been selected for the Omaha System Excellence in Practice, Education, and Research Awards. The awards honor and recognize persons who have made meaningful contributions to the understanding and use of the Omaha System in practice, education, or research settings. The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing presented the recipients with a certificate and a $150 check.

The Excellence in Practice award was presented to Kathy Dubbels, RN, BSN, RNC. The Excellence in Education award went to Joseph Burley, RN, MNEd, Clinical Associate Professor; Manager of Electronic Communications Information and Security Administrator at the College of Nursing. The Excellence in Research award was presented to Bonnie Westra, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI. Please click here to view their full bios and award information.

Research Pre-Conference: New this year was the First International Conference on Research Methods for Standardized Terminologies, April 3. Click on http://omahasystempartnership.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Agenda.pdf for more details.

The Research Methods for Standardized Terminologies: State of the Science Networking and Collaboration was held on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Minneapolis, Minnesota as a pre-conference to the Omaha System International Conference. It was sponsored by the Omaha System Partnership for Knowledge Discovery and Health Care Quality through the Center for Nursing Informatics, University of Minnesota School of Nursing. Contact hours will be available. Please contact Karen Monsen (mons0122@umn.edu) for further information.

Mall of America Visa Gift Cards: A drawing was held lunch time on Friday, April 5 at noon, thanks to the following generous donors. Gift cards can be used at the Mall of America, online, or USA locations that accept Visa credit cards.

  • Teletask, Inc.: 1-$25
  • Netsmart: 3-$50
  • Minnesota Counties Computer Cooperative: 1-$50 and 2-$25
  • Health Connections Press: 2-$25
  • HEALTHCAREfirst: 1-$50
  • Champ Software, Inc.: 2-$50

Past Conferences

2011 Omaha System International Conference Report

Location and Host School: The 2011 Conference and Pre-conference Workshop were held at the Eagan Community, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan, Minnesota on April 7-9, 2011. The Valley Foundation School of Nursing at San Jose State University was the host school. Click here to review the conference PDF flier or see conference photos.

Awards: Three award recipients were selected for the first time. The awards recognized individuals who excel in Omaha System-related practice, education, and research. San Jose State University School of Nursing presented the recipients with a certificate and a $150 check. Suzanne Plemmons, RN, MN, PHCNS-BC, received the Excellence in Practice Award. Karen A. Monsen, RN, PhD, received the Excellence in Education Award. Kathryn H. Bowles, RN, PhD, FAAN, received the Excellence in Research Award. Read more about their accomplishments and contributions to the Omaha System here.

Participants: Members of various disciplines registered from 15 states, Canada, China, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and The Netherlands. Many registered online. Twenty posters were displayed. Seven groups exhibited, and donated 7 Mall of America gift certificates for a drawing. The speakers and planners were Kathryn H. Bowles, Pennsylvania; Victoria L.S. Britson, Iowa; Daryl Canham, California; Phyllis M. Connolly, California; Pamela J. Correll, Maine; J.B.I. de Blok, The Netherlands; Marcia Dobrick, Wisconsin; Kathleen L. Dubbels, Minnesota; Sheree East, New Zealand; Oladimeji F. Farri, Minnesota; Kathleen M. Ford, Arizona; Karen S. Martin, Nebraska; Karen A. Monsen, Minnesota; Barbara A. Mork, Minnesota; Cynthia K. O’Sullivan, Connecticut; Suzanne Plemmons, Washington; Beverly K. Rhodes, Canada; Judith G. Riemer, California; Nancy J. Scheet, Nebraska; Nicole K. Sowers, Minnesota; Cheryl W. Thompson, Pennsylvania; Diane Thorson, Minnesota; Karen Utterback, Missouri; Bonnie L. Westra, Minnesota; Bev Zabler, Wisconsin; Yue Zhao, PR China.

2009 Omaha System International Conference Report

Location and Host School: The 2009 Conference and Pre-conference Workshop were held at the Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan, Minnesota on April 16-19, 2009. The University of Minnesota School of Nursing was the host school; the conference was part of their centennial celebration. Click here to review the conference PDF flier or see conference photos.

Participants: Members of various disciplines registered from 17 states, Estonia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and The Netherlands. Many registered online. Twenty-two posters were displayed. Six groups exhibited, and donated 5 Mall of America gift certificates for a drawing. The speakers and planners were Amy J. Barton, Colorado; Kathryn H. Bowles, Pennsylvania; Rosemary V. Chaudry, Ohio; Phyllis M. Connolly, California; Pamela J. Correll, Maine; Connie J. Delaney, Minnesota; Marcia Dobrick, Wisconsin; Kathleen M. Ford, Arizona; Jo Anne Grace, Colorado; Louis C. Henry, Jr., Minnesota; Jacqueline J. Hill, Louisiana; Carol J. Judkins, California; Madeleine J. Kerr, Minnesota; Lisa V. Klotzbach, Minnesota; Leslie M. Larsen, Wisconsin; Karen G. Lindberg, Minnesota; Karen S. Martin, Nebraska; Marylyn M. McEwen, Arizona; Karen A. Monsen, Minnesota; Judith G. Riemer, California; Charlotte E. Stepanian, Massachusetts; Jill E. Timm, Minnesota; Karen Utterback, Missouri; and Frances KY Wong, Hong Kong, China.

2007 Omaha System International Conference Report

Location and Host School: The 2007 Conference and Pre-conference Workshop were held at the Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan, Minnesota on April 12-14, 2007. The University of Minnesota School of Nursing was the host school. Click here to see conference photos.

Participants: Members of various disciplines registered from 16 states, New Zealand, and Wales. Seventeen posters were displayed; eleven groups exhibited. The speakers and planners were Amy J. Barton, Colorado; Nancy M. Benavides, Michigan; Kathryn H. Bowles, Pennsylvania; Phyllis M. Connolly, California; Connie J. Delaney, Minnesota; Linda Denison, Wisconsin; Constance J. Dreyer, Minnesota; Beth Furlong, Nebraska; Vicki D. Gines, Missouri; Nancy P. Hanrahan, Pennsylvania; Elizabeth A. Jones, Minnesota; Madeleine J. Kerr, Minnesota; Debra J. Konicek, Illinois; Leslie M. Larsen, Wisconsin; Maureen E. Leonardo, Pennsylvania; Karen Lindberg, Minnesota; Amy Lytton, Minnesota; Karen S. Martin, Nebraska; Karen A. Monsen, Minnesota; Trung Nguyen, Minnesota; Susan Pfeifer, Washington; Carol A. Romano, Maryland; Debra A. Solomon, Minnesota; Karen Utterback, Mississippi; Bonnie J. Westra, Minnesota; and Shona K. Wilson, New Zealand.

Online: Many participants registered online. Participants and others viewed the Breeze online presentation (audio recording with PowerPoint) for the rest of 2007 that was sponsored by CareFacts Information Systems, Inc., CHAMP Software, Inc., Minnesota Counties Computer Cooperative, SNOMED® International, and the University of Minnesota.

2005 Omaha System International Conference Report

Location and Host School: The 2005 Conference and Pre-conference Workshop were held at the Woodlake Lutheran Church, Richfield, Minnesota on April 21-23, 2005. College of St. Catherine Department of Nursing was the host school. Click here to see conference photos.

Participants: Members of various disciplines registered from 21 states, Estonia, and Wales. Fourteen posters were displayed; seven groups exhibited. The speakers and planners were Mary Jo Baisch, Wisconsin; Amy J. Barton, Colorado; Kathryn H. Bowles, Pennsylvania; Susan J. Buelow, St. Paul, Minnesota; Jean R. Christensen, Wales; Ida Clark, Illinois; Phyllis M. Connolly, California; Pamela J. Correll, Maine; Constance J. Dreyer, Minnesota; Marcelline R. Harris, Minnesota; Mary Jo Holford, Illinois; Madeleine J. Kerr, Minnesota; Debra J. Konicek, Illinois; Leslie M. Larsen, Wisconsin; Karen S. Martin, Nebraska; Karen A. Monsen, Minnesota; Diane Pravikoff, California; Judith G. Riemer, California; Patricia M. Schoon, Minnesota; Heather Shlosser, Vermont; Alice Swan, Minnesota; and Thomas Williams, Wisconsin.

2003 Omaha System International Conference Report

Location and Host School: The 2003 Conference and Pre-conference Workshop were held at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Conference Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 24-26, 2003. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Nursing was the host school. Click here to see conference photos.

Participants: Members of various disciplines registered from 19 states, Canada, and Wales. The speakers and planners were Amy J. Barton, Colorado; Kathryn H. Bowles, Pennsylvania; Patricia A. Chiverton, New York; Dame June Clark, Wales; Marie J. Cowan, California; Constance J. Dreyer, Minnesota; Victoria L. Elfrink, Ohio; Linda Olson Keller, Minnesota; Debra J. Konicek, Illinois; Sally P. Lundeen, Wisconsin; Karen Dorman Marek, Missouri; Karen S. Martin, Nebraska; Kathy J. Mitchell, Virginia; Karen A. Monsen, Minnesota; Julie Pahlen, Minnesota; Beth B. Patterson, Maine; Lisa A. Plowfield, Delaware; Judith G. Riemer, California; Gretchen Sampson, Wisconsin; Doris J. Schoneman, Wisconsin; Susan J. Warner, Minnesota; Carol L. Weinhoff, Wisconsin; and Bonnie L. Westra, Minnesota.

2001 Omaha System International Conference Report

Location and Host School: The 2001 Conference and Pre-conference Workshop were held at Bethel College, St. Paul, Minnesota on March 22-24, 2001. Bethel College Nursing Department was the host school. Click here to see conference photos.

Participants: Participants represented practice, education, and research, and came from 21 states, New Zealand, Wales, and Japan. The speakers and planners were Linda K. Ament, Nebraska; Amy J. Barton, Colorado; Kathryn H. Bowles, Pennsylvania; Christine M. Broeker, Minnesota; Joseph T. Burley, Florida; Jean R. Christensen, Wales; Phyllis M. Connolly, California; Jean F. Coppola, New York; Rebecca W. Dahl, Arizona; Constance J. Dreyer, Minnesota; Victoria L. Elfrink, Ohio; Ann M. Jones, Minnesota; Nancy A. Keefe, Indiana; Sally P. Lundeen, Wisconsin; Karen S. Martin, Nebraska; Karen A. Monsen, Minnesota; Donna F. Neff, Ohio; Nancy J. Scheet, Nebraska; Helen L. Sloan, Louisiana; Debra A. Solomon, Minnesota; Andrea E. Sorensen, Minnesota; Ronna J. Steffen, Minnesota; Barbara A. Thomas, New York; Bonnie L. Westra, Minnesota; and Shona K. Wilson, New Zealand.