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Challenging Superstitions: 2023 NorthBay Health Quality, EBP, and Research Conference

8th Annual Evidence-Based Practice and Research Conference

Friday, October 13th.
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Registration Open Now

Target Audience: All healthcare professionals interested in exploring the challenge of delivering evidence-based care and attempting to keep pace with the latest recommendations for excellence in clinical practice.  Conference registration includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, free parking, and access to all presentation material.

NorthBay Health is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 1416 for seven (7) contact hours. A CE certificate will be granted upon completion of the conference.

You’re invited to submit abstracts that demonstrate how new knowledge and innovations, backed by latest evidence, challenge the status quo. Showcase your research, evidence-based practice project, or quality improvement/new innovation that focuses on transforming care to optimize the health care environment and improve clinical outcomes.

Submission date of Monday, May 22, 2023

Notification to presenters by Friday, June 15, 2023

Our target audience is registered nurses and interprofessionals from the Solano and Sacramento County, and East Bay and Bay area regions.We would love to include your organization as one of our exhibitors so that participants can learn about how evidence and research is incorporated into the equipment and/or interventions that are used for their patients. Please contact us for more information: email

Healthcare team members across roles and disciplines are essential to achieving high quality patient and workforce outcomes. This program will explore the challenge of delivering evidence-based care and attempting to keep pace with the latest recommendations for excellence in clinical practice. Conference participants will learn QI, EBP, and research steps and gain a better understanding of their personal impact on implementing clinical practice innovations.

Conference Objectives:

  1. Spark a spirit of clinical inquiry among health care professionals.
  2. Extend knowledge in the steps for QI, EBP, and Research
  3. Understand personal impact of role in implementing clinical practice innovations.

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  • Early bird registration open through August 17th – $60. Discounts available for students/military ($10 off) and NorthBay employees ($20 off). Email for discount information.
  • Registration August 18th – September 30th – $75. Student, military, NorthBay employee discounts apply.
  • At the door registration (after September 30th) – $100 for all attendees.



Registration and Continental Breakfast


Welcome and Opening Remarks


Evidence in Practice: Treating Your Scariest Patients
Laurie “John” Mackenzie, DNP, MAOL, BSN, RN
Clinical Program Manager, Common Spirit Tele Behavioral Health


Break-Poster Session/Exhibitor Fair


Concurrent Session #1

  1. Code Delta: Geriatric Trauma at a Non-Trauma ED
  2. Implementing an Evidence-Based Practice Education Course for Staff: A Children’s Hospital Experience
  3. Implementation of Opioid Stewardship Pain Management


Break-Poster Session/Exhibitor Fair

11:00- 12:00

Concurrent Session #2

  1. Vertical Care: An ED Initiative
  2. Formal Mentoring: An Exploration of Barriers to Implementation in Nursing School
  3. Sepsis Teams in the Emergency Department




Poster Session/Exhibitor Fair


PICO Boo: Search Strategies to Answer Clinical Questions

2:00- 3:00

Panel Session- Challenging Superstitions

3:00- 3:15

Break-Poster Session/Exhibitor Fair

3:15- 4:15

Trick or Treat: Using AI in Evidence-Based Practice
Clinical Manager, Emergency Services, NorthBay Health


Poster Awards and Closing Remarks

Coming Soon.

Refund Policy: Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days before the event start date.

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Our Exhibitors

Meet Our Exhibitors

Grand Canyon University logo.Pacific Union College logo.Touro University of California logo.Wolters Kluwer Health | Ovid logo.Elemeno Health logo.Joint Chamberlain University and Walden University logo.
Magnet Logo with the text "Magnet recognized. American Nurses Credentialing Center"