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 each (same organization)
Student - $35

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 through 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, outcomes or workflow? Submit your innovation for new healthcare products, services, and solutions for a chance to present at the event and win $2,500! Submissions will be judged by a panel of Planning Committee members and speakers. Apply online by clicking below by March 29, 2018 to be considered. The application is simple and should only take a few minutes.

Watch this for more info! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I35AiqEOzGg

Prize: $2,500 to advance the winning project

Submission deadline EXTENDED: March 29, 2018


Schedule for the Day:

8:00 - 8:45 am Registration
8:45 - 9:00 am Welcome and Introductions
9:00 - 10:00 am Interprofessional healthcare innovation concepts, history, examples of best practice, cutting edge technologies and solutions
10:00 - 10:50 am Engagement activity: Ideation session/Hands on rapid conceptualization of solutions to top healthcare problems
10:50 - 11:05 am Break
11:05 - 11:30 am "Lessons from the field": Video conference call with Innovation Studio teams putting their ideas into practice
11:30 - 12:15 pm Innovation/Entrepreneurship in the Academic Setting (Christine Meehan)
12:15 - 1:15 pm Lunch on site
1:15 - 2:00 pm Engagement Activity: Developing a Compelling Pitch
2:00 - 3:00 pm Innovation Competition
3:00 - 3:30 pm Debriefing & Wrap-up/Evaluation completion

Contact Hours/Continuing Education

An application has been made for CRCE through the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for Respiratory Therapists.

Nursing Contact Hours will be provided by Hospital for Special Care (HSC). HSC is an Approved Provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the Connecticut Nurses’ Association, an Accredited Approver by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. In addition, an application has been made for contact hours for Speech Pathology through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).