Keynote Presentations

Enhancing Patient Engagement and Improving Clinical Outcomes in the Age of Data & AI

Kevin Pemberton

Thursday, June 13
8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. ET

We are entering a new era of computing, with the world’s most advanced AI models becoming new computing platforms. This new era of AI creates opportunity in healthcare all-up that was inconceivable just even a few months ago. Consider these stats:

  • Today, more than 84% of healthcare executives believe AI will revolutionize the way they obtain information.
  • 81% of patients are unsatisfied with their current healthcare experience.
  • 97% of patients expect any healthcare institution to have full access to their medical history.

While this data provides a rich composite of both opportunity and challenges in the healthcare landscape, it also requires us to be more ambitious and grounded in patients' needs, and more collaborative as we come together to service them in real-time, any time, on any device, & through any digital channel using Data & AI. 

Never before has the convergence of technology and practitioner been such that impact translates into freeing up doctors, nurses, administrators and other healthcare professionals to provide critical care to those who need it. At INACSL24, we will explore how Data & AI can be an asset for healthcare transformation to deliver increased access to care, better care, and lower costs to ensure a healthier population.

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Hayden Vanguard Lectureship: Community-Informed Simulations to Reduce Stigma in the Care of Individuals with Opioid Use Disorder

Jennifer Dunbar Viveiros, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE 

Friday, June 14
8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. ET

In 2022, the NO STIGMA Nursing Research Team was granted $595,485 by the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) to create a web-based toolkit of empirical high-quality simulations for nursing students at all levels  undergraduate to doctoral. This toolkit aims to reshape perceptions of opioid use disorder, treating it as a chronic condition and cultivating empathy among nursing professionals. The goal is to dismantle treatment barriers and enhance patient outcomes for those struggling with opioid use disorders.

The team crafted six community-informed, evidence-based simulations specifically designed to challenge and change stigma surrounding the care of individuals with opioid use disorders. Initial testing of these simulations demonstrates significant reduction in stigma among nursing students across various levels of education. The NO STIGMA comprehensive Simulation Toolkit includes everything from detailed simulation narratives and scripts to debriefing guides and instructional videos, providing a rich educational experience.

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Nurse Innovation: Saving the Future of Healthcare

Rebecca Love, RN, BS, MSN, FIEL

Saturday, June 15
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET

It was the innovation of nursing that lifted medicine out of the dark ages of practice. Today, Nurses represent nearly half of the healthcare workforce and are the end user of nearly every medical product on the market.

But Nurses are rarely if ever engaged in the decision-making process by which new health care products are designed, constructed and brought to market. This is a huge missed opportunity that is resulting in costly inefficiencies and leading to the highest levels of nurse burnout ever recorded.

Rebecca describes the cultural and behavioral shifts that must take place in healthcare in order to empower Nurses and to drive impactful innovation forward.

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Get to Know Our Keynote Speakers

Kevin Pemberton is a senior business strategy and digital transformation leader with a 25+ year track record at global investment banks leading strategic programs and mission critical transformation initiatives. Kevin leads WW FSI strategy for asset/wealth management and Capital Markets Infrastructure Providers at Microsoft and advises Tier 1 clients on how to navigate "big T" transformation, which involves leveraging data & AI for fundamental changes in a client’s business model and/or enterprise model. Kevin oversees client’s transformation efforts that accelerate net new markets, alternative and adjacent revenue streams and products and services for competitive advantage. 

Prior to Microsoft, Kevin was at UBS, where he served as Executive Director, Multi-Manager Solutions in the Asset Management Division. Acting as an innovation and business partner for a $85bn hedge fund and advisory services.

Prior to this, Kevin was Senior Vice President, Sub-advised Portfolios at Neuberger Berman, where he transformed its $17bn 3rd party mutual fund platform into a recognized asset leader by automating post trade solution, pre-trade investment guideline framework, and institutional client reporting. During his tenure, Kevin also led compliance and risk, fund governance, and investment and operational due diligence of the firm’s inaugural ‘40 Act liquid alternative funds. 

Prior to Neuberger Berman, Kevin was a Vice President in the Corporate Advisory Division of Lehman Brothers Asset Management. During his tenure, he led the strategic plan and implementation of an operating platform for an investment adviser and limited purpose broker dealer with $8.7B in AuM across 15 sub-advised mutual fund client relationships invested in 25 different portfolios. He sat as a non-voting member of the ESG committee, Transaction Cost Analysis and Best Execution Committee, and the Mutual Fund Governance Committee.

Kevin started his career as an investment management analyst at Putnam Investments and has served as a Vice President at Franklin Templeton/Legg Mason, and Citigroup Asset Management. He is a former Adjunct Faculty in the Master of Science, in Enterprise Risk Management program at Columbia University. He is also a member of the M.I.T. Computer Science Artificial Intelligence Lab "CSAIL." He also served as an adviser to startups in fintech through the Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship at M.I.T.  

Kevin is a Northeast native. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, he now lives in New Jersey. He holds an AB, social science, concentration in economics from Harvard University and an MBA from M.I.T. Sloan School of Management. He holds the distinction of the CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing.

Jennifer Dunbar Viveiros, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE, serves as an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Jennifer's scholarly work is characterized in her collaboration on several peer-reviewed publications and presentations that tackle essential topics such as nursing education strategies, simulation, healthcare stigma, and heart failure symptom management. Jennifer’s commitment to elevating nursing education is further showcased through her involvement in grant-funded projects which focus on leveraging simulation techniques to refine nursing education and address the pervasive issue of stigma in healthcare.

Jennifer began her career as a U.S. Naval Officer in the Nurse Corps, where she gained a profound appreciation for the importance of rigorous training, education, and professional excellence. In a span of over 20 years since then, her career has encompassed various roles, including working as an emergency room nurse, trauma program manager, clinical educator, and academic scholar. As a nurse scientist, she is passionate about advancing nursing education through simulation and innovative teaching methods. Her contributions significantly impact the advancement of nursing practice and patient care.

In addition to her research and teaching responsibilities, Jennifer is actively engaged in professional societies, holding leadership roles in entities such as the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses and the Eastern Nursing Research Society. These positions reflect her dedication to furthering nursing practice and education through collaborative leadership and engagement.

Jennifer’s educational background includes a B.S. in Nursing from Georgetown University, a M.S. in Nursing from the University of Rhode Island, and a PhD in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She currently resides in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, with her husband, two children, and family dog. She's dedicated to blending rigorous academic standards, practical clinical skills, and a genuine enthusiasm for guiding the next generation of nursing professionals.

Rebecca Love, RN, BS, MSN, FIEL is an experienced nurse executive and first nurse featured on, and recognized as one of Modern Healthcare's most influential people in healthcare in 2022. By day, Rebecca serves as Chief Clinical Officer at IntelyCare, a leading app-enabled workforce management platform helping solve the nursing crisis. IntelyCare’s solution gives nurses the ability to find the right shifts at the right facilities, while giving facilities access to trained, top-quality nurses. 

Rebecca, was the first Director of Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship in the United States at Northeastern School of Nursing — the founding initiative in the Country designed to empower nurses as innovators and entrepreneurs, where she founded the Nurse Hackathon, the movement has led to transformational change in the Nursing Profession. In early 2019, Rebecca, along with a group of leading nurses in the world, founded and is President of SONSIEL: The Society of Nurse Scientists, Innovators, Entrepreneurs & Leaders, a non-profit that quickly attained recognition by the United Nations as an Affiliate Member to the UN. Rebecca is an experienced Nurse Entrepreneur, founding in 2013 which was acquired in 2018 by Ryalto, LTD UK, where she served as the Managing Director of US Markets, until it’s acquisition in 2019. Currently, Rebecca serves as the Chief Clinical Officer of IntelyCare, Inc. 

Rebecca is passionate about empowering nurses and creating communities to help nurses innovate, create and collaborate to start businesses and inventions to transform healthcare. In 2023, she is now Co-Chair and Co-Founder of the Commission for Nursing Reimbursement working to respond to the nationwide concerns of nursing staffing shortages. Rebecca holds a M.S. in Nursing from Northeastern University, B.A. in International Relations/Spanish from Boston University, an, sits on the board of NextGen Ventures, Health Science Entrepreneurs at Northeastern University & the Host Committee for the Massachusetts ACLU. She currently lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts with her husband and 3 children.