About the Symposium

The Rita Kobb Nursing Informatics Symposium is a bi-yearly lectureship series that explores topics in nursing informatics. This series was created by a gift made in honor of Rita Kobb, a UF nursing alumna and nursing informatics expert.

This year’s symposium, taking place February 3, 2017, is titled: “Precision Health: The Intersection of Nursing Practice and Data Science.” A full slate of scholarly experts on the topic and CEU credits will be provided. We invite abstracts in research, project or theoretical/conceptual format to be considered for poster presentation at the conference.


Straugn UF IFAS Extension Professional Development Center
2142 Shealy Drive, PO Box 110225, Gainesville FL 32611-0225

Program Outcomes

After attending the 2017 Rita Kobb Nursing Informatics Symposium, participants will be able to:

  • Define nursing informatics
  • Explain the relationship between nursing informatics and precision health
  • Understand the concept of precision health and how it can improve patient care
  • Describe the latest trends involving data science, nursing informatics , and precision health
  • Differentiate the state-of-the-art informatics approaches, theories, and methods relevant to clinical and translational science
  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of applications that support clinical and translational research focused on precision health
  • Interact with professionals engaged in clinical and translational science including clinical and translational investigators, data scientists, genomics researchers, clinical- and bio- informaticians, public health informaticians, and those involved with clinical and research IT policy and regulatory issues

Target Audience

  • Faculty, staff scientists, educators, students, post-docs and investigators with an interest in applied biomedical informatics that advances clinical and translational science
  • Biomedical and health informatics researchers in academia and industry
  • Data scientists working with biomedical datasets
  • Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) researchers
  • Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) researchers
  • Computer scientists and system developers
  • Computational biologists with interests in human disease, drug discovery, drug repurposing, and drug response
  • Health science ethicists, lawyers, and policy experts
  • Government officials and policy makers
  • Health information and knowledge management professionals
  • HIT industry professionals and consultants
  • Industry representatives related to bioinformatics and genomics
  • Physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, and other clinicians
  • Public health informaticians/practitioners, patient advocates, consumer advocates, and disease management specialists
  • Standards developers, with particular emphasis on EHR data repurposing