April 5 • 9 AM - 3:30 PM
Sharonville Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio


Family Focused Care
Across the Life Span

JOIN us to LEARN about the problems family caregivers incur and the resources available to address these problems, CONNECT with colleagues, SHARE your work with others, VIEW posters of the latest research studies and QI projects addressing family focused care, and ENJOY a great conference.


Rita Pickler9 - 9:10 AM
Rita Pickler, PhD, RN, FAAN
The FloAnn Sours Easton Professor of Child and Adolescent Health, Professor and Director, PhD Program, The Ohio State University
Family Engagement in Care

10:05 - 10:25 AM Break

Cynthia Prows10:25 - 11:30 AM
Cynthia Prows, MSN, APRN, CNS, FAAN
Genetics Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Division of Human Genetics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Pediatric Genomics Inherently Family Focused

11:30 AM – 12 PM Poster Session

12 - 12:55 PM Lunch

Candace Harrington12:55 – 2 PM
Candace Harrington, PhD, DNP, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, CNE, FAAN
Professor of Gerontology, University of Louisville
The Time Has Come: Gerontology Nursing Is Now Across the Life Span

2 - 3:15 PM
Panel Presentations & Q/A Session

Barbara GiambraBarbara Giambra, PhD, RN, CPNP
Clinical Pediatric Nurse Practitioner atCincinnati Children’s HospitalMedical Center
Family Engagement among Caregivers of Children with Complex Medical Conditions

Sharon Tucker, PhD, APRN-CNS, NC-BC, FNAP, FAAN
Grayce Sills Endowed Professor in Psychiatric-Mental Health NursingProfessor, The Ohio State University
Sharon TuckerPromoting Holistic Care of Young Adults Navigating Multiple Roles: Challenges For the Current Generation

Candace Harrington, PhD, DNP, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, CNE, FAAN
Professor of Gerontology, University of Louisville
Watchful Waiting in Older Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

3:15 - 3:30 PM
Wrap-Up and Poster Recognition Award


4.8 Continuing education contact hours for nurses are approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing through the OBN Approver Unit at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, Continuing Education Program, (OBN-011-93). Contact hours are valid in most states. Program #240405-1.


SIGMA Member $60
Non-member $70
Student $30


For More Information:
Beverly Reigle


Sponsored by

Southern Ohio Northern Kentucky (SONK) Consortium

Beta Iota, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing

Eta Chi, Indiana Wesleyan University School of Nursing

Iota Zeta, University of Louisville School of Nursing

Omicron Chi, Miami University Department of Nursing

Omicron Omicron at Large, Xavier University, Mount St. Joseph University, Good Samaritan School of Nursing and Health Sciences Colleges and Departments of Nursing

Psi Omega at Large, The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences and The Christ Hospital

Rho Theta, Northern Kentucky University

Zeta Phi, Wright State University, Kettering College, Wittenberg University Divisions of Nursing