May 19, 2023 • 9 AM - 12:15 PM
Sharonville Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio


Resilience, Innovation and Hope: Empowering Health Care Professionals

The conference will highlight the concept of foresight leadership to advance the development of foresight, resilience, and innovation among nurses. Steps in the foresight process will be presented to activate creativity, innovation, hope and transformational learning in nursing education, practice, research and policy development.

The unique role of resilience in addressing the post COVID negative effects on health care systems and health care professionals will be presented.

ANCC Contact Hours

Application has been submitted for continuing education contact hours for nurses. Please contact the SONK Consortium Conference Planning Committee at to obtain information regarding approval status.

Cost & Registration

SIGMA Member $60 / Non-member $70 / Student $30
Register Online:

Registration Deadline: May 10 (no refunds)


You are invited to submit a poster abstract addressing completed research studies, QI projects, EBP projects, or historical research studies with a focus on the conference topic of resilience, innovation and hope among nurses and healthcare professionals. Poster abstracts will be peer-reviewed.

Submission Guidelines (Word doc)
Poster Abstract Deadline: March 1, 11:59 PM

QUESTIONS? Contact Donna Curry at

SIGMASponsored by

Southern Ohio Northern Kentucky (SONK) Consortium
Beta Iota, Omicron Chi, Omicron Omicron, Psi Omega at-Large, Rho Theta, Zeta Phi



Daniel J. Pesut, PhD, RN, FAAN, is a nurse educator, academic, researcher, consultant, and coach. He is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing and Emeritus Katherine R and C Walton Lillehei Chair in Nursing Leadership at University of Minnesota.

Dr. Pesut served in the US Army Nurse Corps. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and an Honorary Member of the Global Academy of Holistic Nursing. He is past President of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International.

Dr. Pesut has a long-standing commitment to creativity, innovation, futures thinking, and foresight leadership in nursing and health care. The Daniel J. Pesut Spirit of Renewal Award honors his leadership legacy in nursing and is a Sigma International biennial award given to nurse leaders.



Rajeev Kurapati, MD, is a physician, author and an advocate for the prevention and reversal of chronic diseases using healthy, sustainable and evidence-based lifestyle changes. He practices Hospital Medicine and serves as Medical Director of Integrative Oncology at a large healthcare organization in Northern Kentucky, USA. He draws insights from scientific knowledge and spiritual wisdom to provide answers to many of life’s existential questions.


Alicia Cole-Harmon at