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Doswell conference draws more than 200 participants

More than 200 participants attended the 2021 Doswell Nursing Informatics Conference, an online event, on Friday, April 30. The conference, presented by the Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell College of Nursing, focused on Health Inequities – The Role of Interprofessional Health Informatics and Communities.

Attendees heard keynote speakers Christopher Murray, MD, DPhil, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins and Dallas County Health Policy Director Ruby Blum, and Marisa Wilson, DNSc, in addition to others throughout afternoon breakout sessions focusing on clinical practice and education, community-focused health care, and evidence-based decision making.

“To me, the conference achieved the goal of having meaningful dialogue among clinical, informatics, and community-based professionals. It was inspiring to sense the enthusiasm and interest among the attendees on the topic of health inequities,” said conference director Mari Tietze, PhD, RN-BC, FHIMSS, FAAN. “Of course, this could not have been achieved without the support of the Doswell Foundation, presenters, and diligent work of the TWU Doswell Conference committee staff. Altogether, I think we made an impact on health inequities.”