About the Symposium

February 14-15, 2019 | J. Wayne Reitz Union Grand Ballroom

“Looking Back at the Past Decade of Nursing and Health Informatics: Advances and Opportunities”


2019 Location

  • J. Wayne Reitz Union, University of Florida

  • Grand Ballroom, Second Floor

  • 686 Museum Road, Gainesville, FL 32611

The Rita Kobb Nursing Informatics National 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 College of Nursing alumna and nursing informatics expert.

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. Please continue to visit kobbsymposium.nursing.ufl.edu for an agenda, registration, abstract submission and speakers as information becomes available.


Program Outcomes

After attending the 2019 Rita Kobb Nursing Informatics National 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

2017 Kobb Symposium Bill Alcorn