Friday, June 17, 2022

Location: Dalhousie University, Halifax NS, Canada, all times are ADT

Workshop Programme:

9:00 am - 9:15 am

Opening Remarks

9:15 am - 10:00 am (With Q/A)

Keynote Speaker: Leanne M. Currie, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, UBC School of Nursing

Title: AI - A vision for supporting nursing practice

Abstract: We are entering the next generation of technologies to support nurses' work. Machine learning, NLP and other AI methods have the potential to truly enact what nursing informaticians and researchers have been striving for since the 1950s. This presentation will focus on considerations to enact the vision for AI methods to support nursing work including data collection as a byproduct of the care process, dis-invisibilisation of nursing work, and true support of nurses clinical decision making across contexts.

10:00 am - 10:30 am


10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Session 1: Applied nursing AI (15 minutes per presentation+ 5 min Q&A)

(Session Chair: Topaz)

1. Using the persona-scenario method to develop design specifications for an automated pre-procedure fasting instruction system

Authors: Kristina Chang, Amanda Matthews, Sheryl Alexandre, Julie Vizza, Aaron Conway

2. Improving capnography alarm management with deep learning

Authors: Aaron Conway, Mohammad Goudarzi Rad, Carla Jungquist

3. Potential Utilization of New Data Stream in Home Health Care: Patient-Nurse Verbal Communication

Authors: Jiyoun Song, Maryam Zolnoori, Danielle Scharp, Sasha Vergez, Margaret McDonald, Sridevi Sridharan, Zoran Kostic, Maxim Topaz

4. Criteria2Query: Combining Machine Efficiency and Human Intelligence to Define More Accurate and Feasible Clinical Research Cohorts

Authors: Betina Idnay, Yilu Fang, Yingcheng Sun, Hao Liu, Zhehuan Chen, Rebecca Schnall, Chunhua Weng

12:00 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch Break

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm (With Q/A)

Keynote Speaker: Michelle Acorn, DNP, NP PHC/ADULT, MN/ACNP, FCAN, CGNC, Chief Nurse, ICN-International Council of Nurses

Title: Nurses leading and leveraging AI

Abstract: Strategic alignment and predicted global systems influence, impact and capacity are paramount. The lens of safety, efficiency, nurse- patient relationship, and ethical considerations for transformation will be highlighted. Comprehension, competence and confidence are key to nurses driving dialogue, design, and data across professional domains of practice.

1:45 pm – 3:05 pm

Session 2: Implications of AI in nursing (15 minutes per presentation+ 5 min Q&A)

(Session Chair: Ronquillo)

1. The Role of Nurses to Increase Equity in the Design and Use of Autonomous Vehicles

Authors: Lara Cooper and Charlene Chu

2. Methods matter: Influences, approaches and considerations to ontology development and evaluation

Authors: Lorraine Block and Leanne Currie

3. Artificial Intelligence in Nursing: trustworthy or reliable?

Authors: Oliver Higgins, Stephan K. Chalup, Rhonda L. Wilson

4. Exploring Nurses and Healthcare Workers’ Perceptions of Machine-Learning Decisions Support Systems and Its Influence on the Clinical Decision-Making Process

Authors: Ryan Chan, Richard Booth, Gillian Strudwick

3:05 pm – 3:30 pm


3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Open dialog: AI in nursing

(Moderators: Ronquillo /Topaz/Michalowski)

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Closing remarks/discussion