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Bayhealth Hosts 12th Annual Research Conference Sept 19

Thursday, August 1, 2019 |

Registration is open for Bayhealth’s 12th Annual Research Conference, which will be held on Thursday, Sept. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus, Pavilions 1 and 2. The theme of this year’s conference is, “Discover the Wonders of Research.” Participants will be awarded 4.75 contact hours for this program.

This year’s keynote speaker is Eunice B. Gwanmesia, PhD, MSN, MSM(HCA), RN. Dr. Gwanmesia is the founder and chief executive officer of Dr. Eunice Consulting, LLC. She is a highly acclaimed diversity strategist, healthcare professional, educator, certified life strategist and success coach, motivational speaker, and published author. “We are excited to learn about Dr. Gwanmesia’s experience with collaborating with people of different cultures, races, genders, ethnicities, beliefs, experiences, and ideas, and how this applies to healthcare,” said Clinical Educator Terry Towne, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC. Towne has been a member of the Research Council at Bayhealth for more than a decade and helps plan each year’s conference.

The goal of the 2019 conference is for participants to gain knowledge related to various aspects of research in healthcare, including conducting your first research project; cultural competence in research; studying the relationships between family support, self-care and health outcomes in African American women with Type-2 diabetes; identifying the impact of enhanced recovery after surgery protocols in the colorectal patient population; and assisting the LGBTQ+ elder community.

Registration is free for Bayhealth employees, $40 for non-Bayhealth employees and $25 for students. Registration can be done by calling the Bayhealth Education Department at 302-744-7135. For more information, contact Clinical Educator Terry Towne at 302-744-2847.