Deadline March 29 to submit abstracts for Summer Institute on Evidence-Based Practice

New Improvement Science Summit to help establish best practices

SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 19, 2010) — Health care professionals, scientists, educators and administrators interested in presenting their research at the Summer Institute for Evidence-Based Practice can submit abstracts for consideration through March 29.

The annual event, sponsored by the Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice (ACE), part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, will be held July 8-10 at the Hyatt Regency Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.

This is the 10th anniversary of the institute, which facilitates sharing information related to improving health care and patient safety through scientifically proven best practices.

Three preconference sessions and a new event, the Improvement Science Summit, will be held the day before the institute on Wednesday, July 7. The summit will set the course for establishing a novel $3 million National Institutes of Health-funded national research network led by Kathleen R. Stevens, Ed.D., RN, FAAN, UT Health Science Center School of Nursing professor and director of the ACE. The network creates a collaborative environment to evaluate health care improvement ideas to see whether they can be established as best practices nationwide.

For more information about submitting abstracts for the institute, and registering for the institute, preconferences and Improvement Science Summit, please visit




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