Conferences and Summits

Annual Research Symposium - VIRTUAL only

This event will be held virtually. To attend the Symposium online, please join using this link.

If you are a nurse and would like contact hours, you must register to earn 2.5 hours.


To view posters and ask presenters questions, visit the Poster page.



Advancing Clinical Practice Through Research Evidence

March 12, 2020 from 4 pm – 7 pm

To join this Symposium online, click here.

Join Villanova Nursing faculty, staff, and alumni along with regional colleagues to for this popular annual event celebrating the power of nursing scholarship through podia and poster presentations. To view the posters and ask poster presenter questions, visit our poster page.

Program Goal:
To share interprofessional innovations and scholarship that advances clinical practice through research or evidence review and dissemination.

Questions? Contact Louisa Zullo at or 610.519.4930.

Vice President, Patient Experience
Title: Innovation: Nurse Led Scholarship at the Front Lines of Care

Dr Reilly is the Vice President of Patient Experience, at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn New York.  Kelly with share her passion for nursing and present her most recent innovations and the impact on patient care and nursing practice.

In addition, there will be over 20 poster presentations hosted by alumni, students and community colleagues.

Attendance is free.

Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation.

By attending this entire conference, nurses can earn 2.5 contact hours for $25.00 - to earn contact hours registration is required.

The Global and Public Health Summit has been postponed. Date to be Announced.

global health summit



Join an interprofessional audience for a day of inspiring innovations to enhance your own practice…through a unique
grouping of discussions centering on a spectrum of global and public health issues, including those incorporating research and involving diverse populations and creative problem solving.

This program will address the many facets of global and public health from immigration and refugee advocacy, to local and global short-term experiences, the opioid crisis, human trafficking, water infrastructure in developing countries, and sustainable agriculture to ensure food security and community health. Presentations will be from a range of disciplines – nursing, nutrition, medicine, public health, law, social justice, and more.

The event is co-sponsored by the College’s Continuing Education Program and the MacDonald Center for Obesity
Prevention and Education. The theme of Innovations in Best Practice incorporates evidence-based work and research that focuses on excellence in practice, education, and leadership.

Who should attend?

  • Nurses and Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Global and Public Health Center Directors and Staff
  • Public Health Organizations
  • Social Workers
  • Nutritionists and Food Bank Staff
  • Physicians
  • Engineers
  • Lawyers

Nursing and Dietitian contact hours available.

Questions? Please contact us at

Keynote Speakers

Jessica Evert, MD
Executive Director, Child Family Health International
Keynote Title: First Do No Harm: Ensuring an Optimal Global Health Footprint

Virginia Rowthorn, JD, LLM
Executive Director, Center for Global Education Initiatives
University of Maryland Baltimore
Adjunct Faculty, Maryland Carey Law
Keynote Title: Not above the Law: Legal Issues in Short-term Global Health Experiences



Coming Soon.



This COPE continuing education symposium takes a contemporary look at targeted health and nutrition topics that will challenge you to rethink-and refine-conventional practice while opening doors to fresh ideas. Picky eaters, craft beer use in healthy recipes, digestive wellness, culinary literacy, preventing metabolic adaptation during weight loss and the potential health and nutrition implications of cannabis use… forward-thinking, transformative topics that build upon foundational knowledge while equipping you with new skills and knowledge to best meet clientele and patient needs. 

For complete details including a list of speakers and registation visit COPE 



Past Conferences

Annual Research Symposium 2019

INNOVATION: Addressing Diverse Needs Within Health Care
Tuesday, March 26

To view posters presented click here.