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SWPONL Annual Educational Conference



Thank you for joining SWPONL for the 2020 Annual Conference!


Final Program

A special note of gratitude to the Board and Conference Planning Committee for their commitment and efforts to deliver this important educational opportunity as we pivoted to this virtual delivery. The Education and Membership Committees work together to review feedback from attendees and to plan for future trends. 

The Conference reviews are in and the some of the feedback includes
“This was one of the best conferences I have attended. Each speaker was excited to present and all topics were relevant to what is going on in the world today.”

“Overall, this was an excellent virtual conference. This exceeded my expectations and I thoroughly enjoyed the experiences that you provided... I think there were some great ideas to be gained from doing the conference virtually, such as the poster presentations and even with the guest speakers….Thank you for a great 2 days.”

“Great speakers and nicely organized. There was not one technical glitch, which is amazing. Great job!”

Really enjoyed the format for the poster presentations using this virtual format. It made you feel very "connected" to those presenting. I also found the virtual visits with the vendors a very engaging part of the conference - I was able to make anew connection that will potentially help with a need. This was so well done - far exceeding my expectations...”

“The panel of EXPERTS… were phenomenal.”

“All speakers were well prepared and presented relevant topic content. I loved the forum!!”

“Overall, excellent conference! The virtual platform was easy to use and allowed for interaction with others. Loved the chat rooms and ability to use Q&A. Great job and thanks to all!”

“…It is so meaningful to hear from nursing leaders within our organizations.”

During the Closing Session, Jill Larkin, SWPONL Chair, highlighted:

  • Board and Committees - an overview and a reminder to please let the board and committees know if you need anything from SWPONL
  • SWPONL Membership - showcasing our numbers and reach across the area
  • Poster Winners - Congratulations to all of the accepted authors
  • Winner of the Grand Prize - the winner of the Nemacolin Gift Certificate 
  • Heroes - a special tribute to the nurses who have lifted spirits, and who have gone above and beyond during this pandemic
  • Save the Date - SWPONL Annual Conference: September 2-3, 2021
    Click here to see her presentation.

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support of the Conference. Our sponsors remained committed to help us deliver this program.
Sponsors have resources listed here. Additionally, on behalf of our Conference Sponsors, some lucky attendees won raffle prizes for the following sessions/features. Click here to see the winners.

Florence Nightingale Celebration

Sharing COVID Heroes and Innovations Virtual Session

Connecting with Colleagues Virtual Session

Facebook Live Raffle Drawings

Conference Mailing

Winners for visiting Sponsors during the Conference

Grand prize winner

Follow up Session with Dan Weberg
Dan Weberg, our opening keynote speaker presented a follow up session based on attendee feedback from the evaluations: “Innovation Leadership: From Toxic to Transformational.” The session included tactical tips for leaders for building cultures of innovation.

Again, thank you for your participation in SWPONL!

Future SWPONL Events
SWPONL Annual Conference: September 2-3, 2021

Contact the SWPONL office with any questions at 
or at 412-344-1414.

 40th Anniversary Conference

Past SWPONL Conference Events

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