Chair's Message

Message from Holli DeVon, Leadership Council Chair


Last week’s Special Method’s Conference on Pragmatic Trial’s, featuring Dr. Russell Glasgow as the Keynote speaker, was extremely successful and provided attendees with comprehensive information on concepts, methods, analyses, and implementation of pragmatic trials. I would like to thank Lorna Finnegan, PhD, RN, FAAN and Barbara Polivka, PhD, RN, FAAN conference program co-chairs, and the entire program planning committee for their outstanding work. We would all like to thank our CANS manager, Rachael James for coordinating this conference.

The conference concluded with a transition in leadership and I would like to introduce myself as your new CANS Leadership Council chair. I am a symptom science researcher with a special interest in sex differences and women with ischemic heart disease. My research findings have revealed that women are less likely to experience chest pain and more likely to experience vague symptoms such as upper back pain and fatigue during myocardial infraction (MI). We have also found that older adults report fewer symptoms during MI putting them at risk for delayed diagnosis and treatment. 

My commitment to nursing science has led to my involvement with CANS and to the special privilege of serving as your chair for the next two years. I will work diligently to communicate with you and I welcome any feedback that you may have to advance the mission of the Council to be recognized as the collective, national voice for nursing science.