Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Forum on the Future of Nursing: Acute Care

Registration has opened for the Forum on the Future of Nursing: Acute Care. This meeting, the first of the three nationwide forums convened by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine, will be held in Los Angeles, CA at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on October 19, 2009.

The topic of discussion at this forum will be nursing across acute care settings. Please view the agenda for more information.

If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, you are welcome to take part in the meeting via a live webcast. On the day of the meeting, a link to it will be posted on the project webpage. After the meeting takes place, the webcast will be archived for viewing. Please note that there is no need to register to view the webcast.

Invitation to Submit Testimony
To inform the discussion at the forum and the committee's deliberations, the committee is inviting individuals and organizations to submit written testimony--which might include innovations/models and barriers/opportunities--in the following three areas: quality/safety, technology, and interdisciplinary collaboration. You may submit testimony in any or all of these areas. All testimony received prior to Monday, October 5 will be considered in the development of the forum discussion. Please note that you are welcome to submit testimony whether you plan to attend the meeting or not.

Future Forums
Subsequent forums will cover the topics of community health, public health and primary care in Philadelphia on December 3 and nursing education in Houston on February 22. We hope that you will be able to attend and ask that you save these dates below. These forums will also be webcast.
  • Forum on the Future of Nursing: Primary Care, Community Health, and Public Health - December 3, 2009 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Forum on the Future of Nursing: Education - February 22, 2010 - Houston, TX

More Information
For more information on the Initiative and members of the committee, please visit or You may also wish to sign up for updates on the Initiative via email. If you have questions, please contact us at

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