Conferences & Institutes

2020 Distinguished Lectureship Conference

2020 IU School of Nursing Distinguished Lectureship Conference

 March 17: 2020: This event has been postponed until further notice. Please sign up for the mailing list below to receive information about future plans and dates. Thank you for your understanding!






Indianapolis Marriott Downtown 
350 W Maryland St, Indianapolis, IN 46225

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Speakers and Sessions


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"Using Design Thinking and Art to Increase Resilience and Bicultural Identity Among Latinx Youth"
Silvia Bigatti, Professor, IU Fairbanks School of Public Health
Davis-Sams Distinguished Visiting Professorship Lecture


"Educating the Public Through Art: The Hot Flashes? Cool!™ Exhibit"
Janet Carpenter, Associate Dean for Research & Distinguished Professor,  IU School of Nursing
Emily Holmquist Lecture


“How Art Can Unlock a Culture of Support and Joy in a Stressful Work Environment” 
Linh Dang, Senior Director, Arts in Medicine program, NYC Health + Hospitals
Marion E. Broome and Linda Q. Everett Endowed Lectureship for Leadership Advancement


"Visual Thinking Strategies and the Use of Art to Teach Nurses"
Meg Moorman, Clinical Associate Professor and FINE Director, IU School of Nursing
Diane Billings Lectureship for Teaching Excellence


"Music for Health: Momentum, Challenges, and Opportunities"
Sheri Robb, Professor, IU School of Nursing
Sonna Ehrlich Merk Endowed Lectureship


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  • Conference Objectives

    After attending this activity, you will be able to: 

    1. Discuss application of the arts to a variety of patient and workplace populations
    2. Identify creative approaches to practice, education, and research
  • Agenda and Speakers

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    Tentative Agenda (subject to change and will be updated with speaker detail as we get closer to the date):

    8:00 Check In & Coffee/Light Breakfast

    8:30: Welcome

    9:00-11:15:   Speakers

    11:15-12:00: Lunch

    12:00- 4:00:  Speakers

  • Location & Parking Information


     Location & Map

    Indianapolis Marriott Downtown

    350 West Maryland Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225



    Parking is available in the Marriott as well as in nearby parking garages. Attendees are responsible for parking fees. 



  • Fees


    For information on cancellation, refund, and transfer policies, please see the registration and policies page.

  • Hotel Information

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  • Contact Hours


    Attendance at all of the day's sessions and the completion of the conference evaluation is required. 


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