Langston Center Annual Symposium: Keynote Gerry Altmiller

Thursday, September 27 ● 12:00 – 3:00 PM

VCU School of Nursing – Younger Auditorium


Gerry Altmiller, Ed.D., APRN, ACNS-BC, associate professor, The College of New Jersey and clinical nurse specialist consultant, Einstein Healthcare Network

Dr. Altmiller will present “QSEN – The Movement: Embracing the Quality and Safety Cultures in Academic and Service Environments”. A major leader in the Quality and Safety Education in Nursing (QSEN) movement, Altmiller has consulted with the National Council of State Boards of Nursing on its Transition to Practice program. She also serves on the QSEN Institute Advisory Board and has conducted research to examine provider incivility and its impact on patient safety. Her keynote will be followed by a multidisciplinary panel discussion on several key topics, including big data and its influence on quality, the patient experience, and interprofessional perspectives on elevating provider safety.

Call for Posters

Students at all levels, clinicians, researchers, and faculty are encouraged to participate in this Call for Poster Presentations. This year, posters will be judged and prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place positions in two Categories. Category I is for Innovation and Creativity in creating a safety/quality message aimed at a defined population. The outcome is focused-messaging suitable for media replication. Category II is for Evidence-based Safety and Quality that demonstrate leading changes in practice.

Judging criteria are as follows:

Category I: Innovative/Creative Poster Criterion:

  • Defined message that advances quality and safety aimed at patient/family care.
  • Clear focus on a target audience (to include diverse populations across socioeconomic, cultural, geographic, and or age-specific cohort).
  • Unique use of graphics and techniques to amplify the quality and safety message.
  • Degree of impact on quality and safety outcomes.
  • Suitability for media replication.

Category II: Evidence-based Safety and Quality Poster Criterion:

  • Defined topical/problem focus impacting clinical provider quality and safety, and/or patient/family centered quality and safety
  • Use and appropriateness of data/evidence sources to substantiate the problem from various sources: patient-generated health data, social determinants of health data, genomic/proteomic/metabalomic data, or EMR/claims/patient satisfaction/population-based/research data.
  • Clarity of the intervention used to improve care quality/safety, optimize outcomes, and/or reduce cost and improve workflow.
  • Description of how the problem and intervention will promote relevant/useful standards and interoperability in the practice setting.
  • Suitability for practice scalability/replication.

Judges will consider the level of education and length of time in the practice environment in their deliberations, so we are seeking novice to experts to participate.

Class assignments or quality improvement projects that are adapted to the above criterion are welcomed and encouraged.

To register and/or submit a poster, visit 


Flyer 2018

Call for poster flyer 2018