Stevenson School of Graduate and Professional Studies Nursing and Healthcare Management Symposium to Tackle Re-Emerging Outbreaks, April 18
Stevenson University’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies will host its annual Nursing and Healthcare Management Symposium, Saturday, April 18, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Francis X. Pugh Courtroom. The courtroom is located in Stevenson’s Brown School of Business and Leadership on the University’s Owings Mills Campus, 100 Campus Circle, Owings Mills, MD 21117. The symposium is free to attend, however advanced registration is suggested.
This year’s symposium, “Re-Emerging Outbreaks: Ebola, Measles—What’s Next?”, will focus on the vital role nurses and healthcare managers play in preventing and controlling future outbreaks. By the conclusion of the event, attendees will be equipped with both administrative and clinical knowledge regarding current prevention measures used in healthcare organizations.
The symposium’s featured speakers are Gary Hicks, MS, RN, Director of Education, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health and Sharon Buchbinder, RN, Ph.D., Professor and Program Coordinator of Stevenson’s Master’s in Healthcare Management. Hicks will provide a hospital’s perspective on dealing with global outbreaks while Buchbinder will speak on the dilemmas healthcare professionals confront when dealing with re-emerging epidemics, such as Ebola and measles. During this relevant and interactive session, participants will be able to analyze scenarios and act out the roles of healthcare professionals in these challenging situations.
“Modern transportation has accelerated the speed of travel and the transmission of infectious disease,” Buchbinder said. “It is incumbent upon all healthcare professionals to know what to do if they suspect a new or re-emerging outbreak. This symposium offers a unique opportunity for attendees to learn about inter-professional cooperation before another outbreak occurs.”
Master’s degree programs offered by Stevenson’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies include Business and Technology Management (onsite and online), Communication Studies, Cyber Forensics (online), Forensic Science (onsite and in part online), Forensic Studies (onsite and online with accounting, information technology, legal, investigation, interdisciplinary, and criminalistics tracks), Healthcare Management, Nursing (with a focus on either leadership/management or nursing education), and the only secondary Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T) program with a targeted Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) focus in the state of Maryland. The School also offers nine adult undergraduate degrees.
Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent university in Maryland with more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.