Organizing Committee Members of Nursing 2017

Our Organizing Committee members are the pride of our conferences. These are the members who will make the event more memorable and happening. They will not just share their intellectual with us, but will also help us understand some of the most key areas of the topic they will be discussing with us through this conference.

It shall be a great honour to have such influential members on board to help us through the moments of this era.
Sharon M. WeinsteinProfessional Speaker
Trainer
Award-Winning Author
Consultant

Sharon M. Weinstein

Sharon is an energetic, motivating and highly skilled consultant specializing in Life Balance, corporate training programs and motivational speaking presentations. Her background includes more than 25 years of experience as an educator and clinician in all settings in which care is provided. She has taught around the country and across the globe, leading delegations of infusion nursing specialists to diverse countries.

Chief Wellness Officer, SMW Group LLC, Sharon truly leads the field. Author of over 154 peer-review manuscripts, her articles have been published in The Toronto Globe and Mail, The CEO Magazine, American Mobile, College Xpress, Sassy Moms, Southeast Asian Women’s Health, Reflections of Nursing Leadership, Big Choice Group, Lifestyle Entrepreneur, Remarkable Woman Magazine, the Sierra Club, Advance for Nurses, the Washington Post, Natural Awakenings, Crain’s Chicago Business, and the American Organization of Nurse Executive’s newsletter as well as multiple business publications. Sharon has appeared on local media, including NBC news and been quoted in newsletters and journal articles. She is a consummate blogger and a regular contributor to HuffPost. She is the author of 12 books, including B is for Balance...12 steps toward achieving work/life balance, and Plumer’s Principles and Practice of Infusion Nursing, 9th edition (2014). She is also the author of Nursing without Borders: values, wisdom, success markers, and numerous peer-review manuscripts.

Sharon has advised US healthcare organizations and schools on best practices in infusion therapy, Standards of Practice, and the need for caring environments that contribute to staff satisfaction, enhanced productivity, and patient safety. She is past President of the Infusion Nurses Society and past chair of the Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation Board of Directors. Sharon was a Standards Reviewer for the 2016 Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice.

She has recently been appointed to the American Academy of Nursing Health Behavior Expert Panel to address nursing work hours and related sleep health and workplace fatigue issues. Sharon is also a member of the American Nurses Association Nurse Fatigue Panel and a member of the Education Review Council for the American Holistic Nurses Association.

Dr. Davide T. MoscaDirector of Migration Health
at the International Organization
for Migration (IOM) Headquarters
in Geneva, Switzerland.

Dr. Davide T. Mosca

Dr. Davide T. Mosca, MD is Director of Migration Health at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland and was appointed in this position in 2008.

Dr. Mosca earned his medical degree at the University of Milan and specialized in Emergency Surgery and ER at the University of Modena. Before the current position, Dr. Mosca has worked 24 years in Africa and the Middle East. From 1984 to 1994 he worked in Zaire (today DRC) for the Italian Technical Cooperation first as a surgeon, and shifting later to public health. He joined IOM in Mozambique in 1994; as part of the UN Mission (UNOMOZ) he designed health programs for the reintegration of internally displaced people, returning refugees and demobilized soldiers).

In 1996, relocated to Angola where IOM was involved with the post conflict programs of the UNAVEM III Mission, assisting the return of displaced people and demobilized soldiers to their lands of origin. In the decade from 1998 to 2008 he was based in Nairobi, Kenya where he led IOM medical teams as the Regional Medical Officer for Africa and Middle East. As Director of the Migration Health Department Dr. Mosca is Manager of IOM health programmes worldwide totaling more than 163 Million USD in 2016, and employing more than 1,200 health and operation personnel in more than 60 countries, in the clinical provision of immigration medical examinations and public health related initiatives, in the promotion of health of migrants through a variety of health programmes with particular focus on communicable diseases, and in the response to emergencies including in 2014-15 the Ebola Crisis in West Africa.

Dr. Mosca, has been in the lead of the 1st and 2nd Global Consultations on Migrant Health, co-organized by IOM and WHO respectively in 2010 and 2017, and is a member of the Lancet Commission on Migration and Health. He and has published several articles and studies, has contributed to several review panels in global health issues, and has provided training and lectures world-wide.

Organization: International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Dr. Naomi SeboniPresident of IPPF’s Governing Council
Coordinator of (WHO) Collaborating Centre
for Nursing and Midwifery Development

Dr. Naomi Seboni

Dr. Seboni obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at the University of Botswana and Swaziland, Master’s Degree at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York and her PhD at University of California in San Francisco (UCSF).

She taught several courses at the School of Nursing at the University of Botswana, namely Adult Health Nursing, Adolescent Health Care and Development, Theories of Nursing and Curriculum Development and Instruction.

Her areas of research and publications are adolescent sexuality and risk-taking behaviours, Adolescents living with HIV/AIDS, family and self-care symptom management strategies for people living with HIV/AIDS and Home Based Care.

Dr Seboni is actively involved in professional service. She is the former President of the Nurses Association of Botswana, former member of ICN Council of National Representatives; member of STTI, where she served in ARISTA 3, Leadership Advisory Council and Service Advisory Council. She is a founder member of STTI African Chapter –Tau Lambda at large Chapter, and is its immediate past President.

She also serves as a volunteer for International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) at national, regional and international levels, currently she is a member of IPPF international governing council. Dr. Seboni served as a consultant and technical support for several international organization, namely UNICEF, UNFPA, PATH and WHO. At WHO she was part of the team that developed the strategic plan for nursing and Midwifery development in Africa, and also participated in WHO Regional workshops that addressed the issue of migration of nurses and the plans for scaling up nurses and midwives training in the WHO African Region.

Patti Ludwig-BeymerVice President &
Chief Nursing Officer,
Edward Hospital.

Patti Ludwig-Beymer

Patti Ludwig-Beymer Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Edward Hospital, is the winner of the 2013 Greater Chicago Nurse.com Nursing Excellence Award in the category of Advancing and Leading the Profession.

Winners and nominees were honored at the Nurse.com Nursing Excellence GEM Award Ceremony May 10 at the Chicago Marriott in Schaumburg.

The winner in the Advancing and Leading the Profession category is defined as: An RN who is well-known and respected as a visionary, innovative leader and change agent, who moves the profession forward through work in patient care administration, education or research, or strengthens it through other professional activities, endeavors or contributions.

Ludwig-Beymer advances to compete against other regional winners. A national winner will be named later this year.

Edward is one of only three hospitals in DuPage County and the only one serving Will County to be designated a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Edward was re-designated in 2010 after receiving its original designation in 2005. Only six percent of the nation’s 6,000 hospitals are recognized as Magnet facilities; only two percent have achieved Magnet re-designation.

Wendy NicholsonNational Lead Nurse,
Children Chief Nurse Directorate.

Wendy Nicholson

Lead Nurse – Children, young people and families & Deputy Head of World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Public Health Nursing and Midwifery, Chief Nurse Directorate, Public Health England

RN Adult, RN Child, Dip Nursing, BSc (Hons) Nursing, RNT, MA Child Law, Queens Nurse Fellow, Florence Nightingale Scholar

Currently working as part of the Chief Nurse Directorate within PHE, as the lead nurse for children, young people and families and Deputy Head of World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Public Health Nursing and Midwifery; providing professional leadership for public health nurses to strengthen health and wellbeing outcomes for children, young people and families. In her previous role as Professional Officer at the Department of Health, she led the School Nurse Programme of Development and Community Nursing Development Programme.

Previous experience includes; Professional adviser to Department of Health - Quality Standards for young people’s health services, Regional Government Office/SHA Policy Lead for Teenage Pregnancy, Young People's Sexual Health and Young People's Health Services.

Raquel Z. TejadaRN, CRNS,
President,
Renal Nurses Association of the Philippines

Raquel Z. Tejada

Raquel Z. Tejada is currently working as NURSE V/ECU Coordinator at Philippine Heart Center. She was part of the group who started the Renal Nurses Association of the Philippines (RENAP) a specialty organization for Renal Nurses that partner with the different government and private agencies and with other Nursing Professional Organization. She had the privilege of speaking to thousands of nurses around Philippines and made some research work.

Complementing her work in the government was her active involvement in the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) Free Clinic and Medical Mission, the Renal Nurses Association of the Philippines (RENAP) Outreach Program as well as in the Proclaimers of the Word Ministry in their Parish.

Her involvement in church and other organizations has been a tremendous source of learning about how to share and deploy her God- given talent with the fellow human beings.

Once armed with a nursing degree she entered Government Service at age 21, in the early 1980’s. She spent 26 happy years taking care of patients, mentoring, coaching and developing renal nurses in a hemodialysis unit.

Dr Jean WatsonFounder/Director:
Watson Caring Science Institute

Dr Jean Watson

Dr. Jean Watson is Distinguished Professor and Dean Emerita, University of Colorado Denver, College of Nursing Anschutz Medical Center campus, where she held the nation’s first endowed Chair in Caring Science for 16 years. She is founder of the original Center for Human Caring in Colorado and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing; past President of the National League for Nursing; founding member of International Association in Human Caring and International Caritas Consortium. She is Founder and Director of non-profit foundation, Watson Caring Science Institute.

Dr. Watson has earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing and psychiatricmental health nursing and holds her PhD in educational psychology and counseling. She is a widely published author and recipient of many awards and honors, including The Fetzer Institute Norman Cousins Award, in recognition of her commitment to developing, maintaining and exemplifying relationship-centered care practices; an international Kellogg Fellowship in Australia, a Fulbright Research Award in Sweden. The Hildebrand Center for Compassion in Medicine Award Notre Dame University; Academy Integrative Medicine and Healing Award for pioneering work in Caring Science; Japanese International Society of Caring and Peace Chair.

She holds thirteen (13) Honorary Doctoral Degrees, including 10 International Honorary Doctorates (Sweden, United Kingdom, (2) Spain, British Colombia and Quebec, Canada, Japan, Turkey, Peru

Alie EleveldCountry Director
Safe Water and AIDS Project (SWAP)

Alie Eleveld

Alie Eleveld is Country Director with Safe Water and AIDS Project in Western Kenya since its start in 2005. She at the same time serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors.

Alie was born in the Netherlands. After Primary and Secondary School she went to Nursing School and qualified as a registered and pediatric Nurse doing most of her practical’s in a children’s hospital in the Hague. She further specialized in Tropical Medicine at the Institute for Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium.

In 1984 she left for Zambia and initially worked as a Primary Health Care Coordinator in a rural Hospital setting up immunization programs and providing health care for refugees from Mozambique. She then was transferred to a nearby referral hospital and worked as the AIDS Coordinator setting up a comprehensive program of counseling, home based care, training of counselors, STI and TB clinics, theatre performances in the community among others.

After 11 years Zambia Alie did short contracts and consultancies in Congo, Southern Sudan, Nairobi and Lamu in Kenya. In 1996 she worked for one year in a development organization in Rotterdam in the Netherlands handling incoming proposals for the health desk of Eastern Africa.

Dr. Nicola Anne FouchéSenior Lecturer
Head Division of Nursing & Midwifery

Dr. Nicola Anne Fouché

Nicola Anne Fouche is senior Lecturer (full-time) in the Division of Nursing & Midwifery, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town. Full responsibility for designing, convening and teaching of 3 semester modules and 2 half courses including all clinical teaching, clinical accompaniment, supervision and evaluation of students undertaking the Critical Care Nursing (General) Pathway. This requires liaising with all external lecturers and convenors, administration of marks, fieldwork, external examiners etc.

Designing a Clinical Master’s Degree for Critical Care Nursing (Generic). Part of the Nursing Academic team in re-structuring the ‘new’ Postgraduate Diploma in nursing cross disciplinary teaching within the School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences for Speech and Communication Sciences Disorders, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Nutrition & Dietetics.

Nesrin Nayef Abu-BakerAssociate Professor Chair,
Department of Community &
Mental Health Nursing
Jordan University of
Science &Technology (JUST)

Nesrin Nayef Abu-Baker

Nesrin N. Abu-Baker is a chairperson and an Associate Professor in the Department of Community and Mental Health Nursing at Jordan University of Science and Technology. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses at the Faculty of Nursing and has supervised many master theses. She was a faculty member and a program coordinator in Fatima College, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

She received her BSN from Jordan University of Science and Technology, and her MSN and PhD from University of Cincinnati, USA. She has publications relating to public health and women’s health in international journals and she has attended many international workshops and conferences.

Emine GerçekAssistant Professor
Adnan Menderes University
Faculty of Nursing,
Turkey

Emine Gerçek

Emine Gerçek has completed her PhD at the age of 31 years from Ege University and she continue postdoctoral studies at the Adnan Menderes University Faculty of Nursing. She is the director of Söke Health Sciences Vocational School.

She has published more than 30 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an reviewer and an editorial board member of repute.

Dr. Peter CoyteProfessor of Health
Economics at the Institute of
Health Policy,Canada.

Dr. Peter Coyte

Dr. Coyte is a national and international expert in the areas of health economics, health services evaluation, and health policy and planning. His studies have included the measurement of regional variations in health service utilization, evaluations of the cost effective provision of health care services, and assessments of health service finance, organization, and delivery.

Dr. Coyte was awarded a CHSRF/CIHR Health Services Chair in 2000 for a ten-year period and he has been the Director of CIHR’s Strategic Research and Training Program in Health Care, Technology, and Place since 2002. In these roles, Dr. Coyte cultivates mentoring networks for junior researchers and senior faculty and fosters knowledge translation relationships with government, industry, and health care stakeholders.

In 2002, Dr. Coyte was elected President of the Canadian Health Economic Research Association. He was instrumental in championing the evolution of that organization to form the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research, a multi-disciplinary membership-based association dedicated to improving the quality, relevance, and application of health services and policy research for both inter-disciplinary researchers as well as for users of research. He was elected as the inaugural President of CAHSPR in 2003, and was the Association’s Past President between 2005 and 2007.

In recognition of his significant contributions to the advancement of health services research in Canada, Dr. Coyte was awarded the 2010 CHRSF’s Health Services Research Advancement Award.

Füsun TerzioğluRN, Msc, PhD at
İstinye University Istanbul, Turkey
Dean of Faculty of Health Science
Director of Nursing Services,
of MLPCare System

Dr. Füsun Terzioğlu

Dr Fusun Terzioglu graduated in first place from Hacettepe University in 1989. She won the İhsan Dogramacı Superior Merit Award and Science Incentive Award. She earned her pilot’s license from Republic of Turkey Ministry of Transport. She studied about counseling on assisted reproductive techniques at Liverpool Women’s Hospital Reproductive Medicine Unit in United Kingdom on the British Council Research Scholarship.

She earned a certificate in management and leadership in nursing. She is an active member of Thematic Network leadership work group. She studied as a research scholar at Kent State University College of Nursing in 2006 for 3 months. In 2007, she worked on a project named “Development of Leadership Skills in Nursing Doctoral Students” at University of Michigan Faculty of Nursing on an international research scholarship which was supported by International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN) and Sigma Theta Tau and provided to only three people around the world every year.

She worked as a research assistant at Hacettepe University School of Nursing in the Maternity and Women's Health Nursing Division from 1990 to 1997. She was promoted to assistant professor in 1998, associate professor in 2006 and professor in 2012. She worked as a Co-Head of Nursing Department, Erasmus Department Coordinator, Head of Strategic Planning Group and board member of Hacettepe University Women’s Research and Implementation Center (HUWRICH) between 2009 and 2011. Her interest subjects are sexuality and reproductive health and management and leadership.

She is member of national and international nurse’s organizations such as INDEN and Sigma Theta Tau. She has been working as a Director of Nursing Services at Hacettepe University Hospitals between 2012-2016 and Founding Dean of Faculty of Nursing. She has published more than 70 papers, 15 grant projects, eight books as an editor and author, and more than 100 presentation in the national and international congress. She is also invited speaker more than 60 congress and symposium.

She has working as a Dean Faculty of Health Science and Director of Nursing of MLPCare.

MomentEra is incredibly professional team of scientific event planners. At MomentEra we organize International congresses, events, workshops and exhibitions.

Follow Us