August 25-26, 2023

2023 AAPINA Conference

About the event

The global pandemic has accelerated technological innovations and significantly increased the use of digital solutions in clinical decision support, telehealth, healthcare IT systems, and other areas. As a result, it has transformed nursing practice, systems of care, and healthcare delivery. The 2023 AAPINA Conference will provide you with a global perspective on Transforming the Nursing Future through Advancements in Healthcare Technology and Innovation by imparting insights from world-renowned experts, researchers, scholars, and frontline staff.


Registration is now closed! We have a full house!

Please join us next year for the joint International Conference in South Korea.


About the event


The AAPINA Conference Planning Committee is happy to welcome you to our 2023 Conference website! Here you will find more information about the objectives of the Conference, the speakers, and the schedule.

You can also register, pay the registration costs, and submit an abstract directly through this website.


The 2023 AAPINA Conference objectives are to:

  1. Discuss technological and other innovative approaches to improve health and quality of life for various populations, communities, and healthcare providers.
  2. Share technological and innovative strategies that can be leveraged to transform the future of healthcare and the nursing profession.
  3. Promote technological and innovative strategies that align with NINR Strategic Goals.
  4. Promote collaborations among nursing clinicians, educators, and researchers.
  5. Foster professional development by engaging nursing students to participate in the conference.

Our Keynote Speakers

The best speakers in the field will be gathered during the event.

  • Elizabeth Tarlov, PhD, RN

    Elizabeth Tarlov, PhD, RN

    National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

    Elizabeth Tarlov, PhD, RN is the Director of the Division of Extramural Science Programs of the National Institute of Nursing Research.

    Dr. Tarlov joined NINR in April 2022. She previously held dual appointments as Research Health Scientist in the Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Healthcare, Edward Hines, Jr. Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital and Associate Professor of Population Health Nursing Science, University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) College of Nursing. Dr. Tarlov earned a PhD in Health Policy and Administration (UIC), MS in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner; Pace University), and BA in American Studies (Middlebury College). Dr. Tarlov completed postdoctoral training in the Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Hines VA Hospital. She began her nursing career as a family nurse practitioner, providing primary care to migrant farm workers and their families and later in community health centers and other settings.

    Dr. Tarlov has a long-standing commitment to research on the social determinants of health. Her program of research integrated individual, institutional, and community-level data to identify impacts of policy and the environment on adult health and behavior, healthcare outcomes, and health inequities. As an innovator in record linkages, Dr. Tarlov’s research program creatively leveraged the vast data resources of the VA in combination with external public and proprietary data sources to obtain new insights into contextual influences on health and healthcare effectiveness. She has also conducted methodological work focused on derivation of valid measures of individuals’ social and economic characteristics from raw administrative data. She has led and participated as co-investigator on numerous grants funded by NIH, VA, and PCORI. She has published widely including in Health Services Research, Medical Care, Obesity, and Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention. Dr. Tarlov’s previous leadership roles include Associate Director of the VA Information Resource Center; Chair, VA Nursing Research Field Advisory Committee; Board of Directors, Heartland Health Centers (an FQHC); and Steering Committee, Chicago Area Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Network (CAPriCORN), a PCORnet clinical data research network.

  • Eun Ok Im, PhD, MPH, RN, CNS, FAAN

    Eun Ok Im, PhD, MPH, RN, CNS, FAAN

    Emory University, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

    Dr. Eun-Ok Im is an internationally known methodologist and theorist in the field of global cross-cultural women’s health research, addressing gender and ethnic differences in health/illness experience of midlife women, including cancer survivorship, menopausal symptoms, and physical activity. Dr. Im’s most outstanding contribution to nursing is a research program that adopts Internet, computer, and mobile technologies to eliminate gender and ethnic disparities in midlife women’s health issues. She is a pioneer who has taken the lead in this evolving field from the late 1990s, and her studies are among the first of their kind to use these technologies to build nursing knowledge.

    Over two decades, Dr. Im has successfully solicited NIH funding to support her research, including five R01, one R21, and one R61/R33 studies as PI, and has aggressively disseminated her findings, with over 400 publications (232 refereed journal articles). By developing the theoretical and methodological structures and frameworks for ethical and culturally sensitive research in the Digital Age, Dr. Im's studies have led and impacted over 200 students and researchers far beyond the scope of her own work and continuously impact advances in nursing science.

    Also, her leadership is reflected in her former and current national and international services, including her presidentship of the Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association. She has numerous national and international awards including the 2014 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame Award from the Sigma Theta Tau International, the 2020 Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS) Outstanding Nurse Scientist award, the 2022 SNRS Distinguished Researcher Award, the 2022 Faye Glenn Abdellah Research Leadership Award by the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR), the 2023 Oncology Nursing Society Distinguished Researcher Award, and the Helen Nahm Distinguished Lectureship. She was also one of the 2019 NINR Director's lecturers.

Thank you to our Sponsors

We are grateful to our sponsors who made this conference possible

Location Sponsor

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Diamond Sponsor

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Silver Sponsors

  • Emory
  • University of Arizona
  • UCI
  • UT Health San Antonio

Bronze Sponsors

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • CHA Health Systems
  • University of Colorado


  • La Roche
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Samuel Merritt University

Ad Sponsors

  • Seattle U

Welcome to Los Angeles

The organizing committee is looking forward meeting you in August!




Registration is now closed! We have a full house!

Please join us next year for the joint International Conference in South Korea.

More info to come!



Cedars Sinai Medical Center Harvey Morse Auditorium

8700, Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles, CA United States, 90048

Registration period

February 28, 2023 - 6:00 PM until August 26, 2023 - 4:00 PM

Submission period

June 1, 2023 - 6:00 PM until July 11, 2023 - 12:30 PM

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