8th Annual Dr. Marie Gustin Professional Excellence Conference
CT League for Nursing


April 13, 2018


Aqua Turf Club
556 Mulberry St
Plantsville, CT 06479


Individual - $125 Individual
3 or more - $99 (same organization)
Student - $35

Schedule for the Day:

8:00 - 8:45 am

On-Site Registration

8:45 - 3:30 pm


Online Registration


Tim Raderstorf, MSN, RN, Chief Innovation Officer, The Ohio State University College of Nursing
Tim Raderstorf

Tim Raderstorf, MSN, RN has the honor of serving as the first Chief Innovation Officer at The Ohio State University College of Nursing, where he also is a Clinical Instructor of Practice and DNP student. Tim’s healthcare experience spans from neurosurgical research on Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome, designing clinical spaces, developing educational programs to improve skills of the healthcare workforce in India, and transitioning organizations into new physical locations. His true passion lies within the development of novel commercial innovations to enhance patient outcomes, which he fosters as the co-founder of The Innovation Studio. His latest invention, a visual communication tool for the healthcare team will be piloted by the Emergency Departments in the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The James Comprehensive Cancer Center this summer. Outside of his role at OSU, Raderstorf owns a small real estate firm, volunteers at Flying Horse Farms, a camp for children with serious illnesses, and is an avid curator of curiosity.

Christine Meehan, BSN, MA; Entrepreneur-in-Residence, University of Connecticut
Christine Meehan

Christine W. Meehan is a nurse, an entrepreneur and angel investor in women-owned medical companies. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BSN, went on to take her Masters from NYU and is currently an Adjunct Professor and Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Connecticut, School of Nursing. Following a 12 year career in ICU and Hematology/Oncology Nursing in the Boston area, she went to work for a medical device startup in the Boston area. Over the next 25 years, she rose thru the ranks of a variety of medical companies to eventually become senior management and ultimately started her own medical device company, which she successfully divested, then becoming an angel investor. Most recently in 2012 at the UConn School of Nursing, her Alma Mater, she initiated the “Healthcare Innovation Program” to teach undergraduate nursing students throughout a four year curriculum, the basics of innovation and entrepreneurship in a healthcare setting.

NEW THIS YEAR! Innovation Competition:

Ever had an idea to improve patient care or workflow? Submit your innovation idea for a chance to present at the event and win $2,500!

Prize: $2,500 to advance the winning project

Submission deadline: March 15, 2018


Contact Hours/Continuing Education

An application for Contact Hours/Continuing Education credit has been submitted. For information please contact Jeanne Thomas at 860.827.1958 x5702 or email jthomas@hfsc.org.