UPMC Hamot 6th Annual Nursing Symposium: Fortifying a Culture of Wellness Through Engagement, Innovation and Appreciation

Erie, PA US
September 29, 2023

Join your colleagues for a day of education, rejuvenation, and inspiration!  

As global healthcare emerges from the unexpected and unique challenges of the last two years, nurses continue leading (as change agents) with courage and resilience!  Once again, nurses, the largest segment of America’s health care system, have demonstrated extraordinary courage and resilience, critical to the healing and wellness of our nation.

UPMC Hamot has crafted a truly captivating event that will include a focus on the restoration and well-being of nurses, fundamental to the renewal of health in our community, our nation, and our world.


Our Keynote Speaker:

Maribeth McLaughlin, BSN, RN, MPM

Chief Nurse Executive, UPMC 

Vice President, Nursing

Maribeth McLaughlin is charged with the development and implementation for nursing strategy for UPMC’s 20,000 nurses, maintaining oversight of nursing standards for 40 academic, community, and specialty hospitals, as well as over 700 outpatient sites, rehabilitation, retirement, and long-term care facilities.

She served as the Vice President of Operations at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital for 6 years and prior as the Chief Nursing Officer for 12 years.

She also served simultaneously as Vice President of the Women’s Health Service Line, directing women’s health and newborn services for UPMC. She served as AHA chair/member of the Maternal Child Health Council.

Maribeth received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Duquesne University and her Master of Public Management from Carnegie Mellon University.  Maribeth is active on the Family House Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees for Carlow University.

Target Audience

UPMC Hamot is excited to welcome nurses, advanced practice providers, allied health professionals, nursing faculty and nursing students to attend this extraordinary day. 

The Hamot Health Foundation event HamotSTRONG celebrates UPMC Hamot’s exceptional staff and helps raise money to provide scholarships for employees seeking advanced degrees and training opportunities pertaining to all areas of health care. UPMC Hamot would like to thank the Hamot Health Foundation for their philanthropic support of so many continuing education efforts at UPMC Hamot; including the UPMC Hamot Nursing Symposium.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/29/2023 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
09/29/2023 - 4:00pm EDT
Bayfront Convention Center
1 Sassafras Pier
Erie, PA 16507
United States
+1 (814) 455-1260

The conference is being held at the Bayfront Convention Center, overlooking the bay, at 1 Sassafras Pier, Erie, Pa. Take I-79 North, follow signs to Bayfront Parkway. Take West Bayfront Parkway to Sassafras Ext. Free parking is available at the conference center.

Special Needs

Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by calling UPMC Hamot Center for Education at 814-877-2513.


Attire for the conference is business casual. Since meeting room temperatures can vary, it is recommended that you dress in layers and bring a light jacket or sweater with you to the conference.

COVID Guidelines

Masks and social distancing will be according to the state guidelines at the time of the conference.


Two hotels adjacent to the convention center offer accommodations at the discounted rate of $109 per night. 
To make reservations, call the hotel number listed below and ask for the UPMC Hamot corporate rate.

You may also book online using the link provided below.

The Courtyard by Marriott Erie Bayfront
2 Sassafras Pier
Erie, PA 16507
814-636-1005, ext. 4

The Sheraton Erie Bayfront
55 West Bay Drive
Erie, PA 16507
814-454-2005, ext. 4

Book your corporate rate for University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)


Course Director:

James E. Donnelly, MBA, BSN, RN | UPMC CNEUPMC CNE

James E. Donnelly, MBA, BSN, RN

Chief Nursing Office

UPMC Hamot

Vice President, Patient Care Services 



Available Credit

  • 6.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.25 Attendance

Included in this incredible day will be opportunities for retail therapy featuring local artisans!



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Registration Details

Registration is currently closed. Scheduled to open end of May 2023.

Nursing Students

Nursing students can register using the UPMC scholarship option on the symposium website. The scholarship will cover the full cost of the registration fees listed above. The scholarship only applies to unlicensed individuals.

MEB SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS available for UPMC Hamot nurses

If you are a UPMC Hamot nurse and you would like to use MEB funds, please fill out the form below:

PDF icon MEB Tracking Form reviewed 7-6-2020.pdf


 Please notify UPMC Hamot’s CME Department of substitutions and cancellations, via email to ham_cme@upmc.edu or by telephone at 814-877-5691.


Please contact the UPMC Hamot CME Department at:  814-877-5691 or e-mail: HAM_CME@UPMC.EDU