Presenting at Rutgers 30th Annual Conference Next Week

Next week I will be at the Thirtieth Annual International Interprofessional Technology Conference, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. The event is being organised by the Rutgers College of Nursing, Center for Professional Development. The conference theme this year is “Using technology to improve healthcare globally”. I will be be presenting “From E.T.Net and nrsing-l to Facebook and Twitter: nurses’ changing use of global online communications for improving healthcare”, a session prepared jointly with my colleague Scott Erdley, and will also be chairing/moderating a panel session on “Where Are We In The United States in Implementing HIE?”

I think that this will be about the tenth time I have attended this conference since the first time in 1995, when it was held in Princeton, NJ; that was the occasion of my first ever visit to the USA and presentation at an international conference (which depends if you count Scotland ion ‘international” or not ;-0 ). back in 1995, my talk was titled “Nurses talking: a discourse analysis of nurses’ discussions on the Internet” – so you can see a common theme, revisited this year, around nurses’ online communications, and several of the talks in the intervening years have touched on similar issues.

Information about the conference is at  I hope to blog and tweet from the event- at and via @peterjmurray with hashtag #Rutgers30

UPDATED 07 May, 2012 – the presentation (Murray & Erdley) mentioned above is on Slideshare at  There are several blog posts at

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