Lynn Chenoweth is Professor of Nursing, Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, University of NSW, Australia. Lynn’s interdisciplinary research program focuses on: safe and effective health and aged care systems; healthy ageing in life transitions; and person-centred models of dementia and aged care. She has led 65 funded research studies of over $AU6M and is CI on studies worth $AU9M, has 165 peer-reviewed publications and15 book chapters.
Alan Hedge has completed his PhD from the University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK. He is a professor of ergonomics at Cornell University, USA and he also directs the Cornell Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory. He has published 4 books, 41 book chapters and more than 250 papers in refereed journal and refereed proceedings journals. He serves on the editorial board member of several journals.
University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
Dr Brenda Gamble: Associate Dean/Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Ontario Canada. Research interest includes quality and patient safety in the medical laboratory; health human resources.; interprofessional practice and education; and the development of simulations for the classroom and clinical setting. Brenda employs a mixed methods approach to research that includes not only generating new knowledge but also the implementation and evaluation of the programs that the knowledge generation informs. The research conducted by Brenda involves collaborative partnerships with local, provincial and national partners both in the public and private sector.
Dr. Sledge has served in a variety of roles within Psychiatry as well as Yale University. Within Psychiatry, he was Clinical Director of the Connecticut Mental Health Center until he moved in 1996 to the Medical Directorship of Psychiatry at Yale-New Haven Hospital. From 1995 to 2005, he was also Master of Calhoun College and participated in a variety of administrative roles in Yale College including Chair of the Council of Masters. He is a psychoanalyst as well as a health services investigator and innovator of clinical services.
Dr. Petra Staiger has worked in the clinical and research field of addiction for the last 15 years. She has a well-respected national and international reputation in this area with a strong track record in managing large research grants. Her research expertise is in investigating the etiology and treatment of individuals with addictive behavior problems with a particular focus on those with complex needs (i.e., polydrug users, co-morbid mental health problems). Dr. Staiger currently manages as a lead investigator a number of large research grants. Dr.Staiger's research has been presented at national and international conferences and she has published extensively in refereed international journals.
Richard M Ryan
Australian Catholic University, Australia
Professor Richard M Ryan is a professor at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education at the Australian Catholic University and a research professor at the University of Rochester. He holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rochester. He has over 30 years experience researching human motivation. He is a clinical psychologist and co-developer with Edward L. Deci of "Self- Determination Theory (SDT)", one of the most influential theories of human motivation.With over 300 papers and books in the areas of human motivation, personality, and psychological well-being, Ryan is among the most cited and influential researchers in psychology and social sciences today. Reflective of Ryan’s influence internationally, he has been recognized as one of the eminent psychologists of the modern era, Post-World War II.
Richard M. Ryan is one of the leading theorists of human motivation ranking among the top 1% of researchers in the field. Based on his scholarly impact (H-index: 162), He is also among the most cited researchers in psychology.
Ryan has lectured in more than 80 universities worldwide, and consulted with numerous organizations, schools, clinics, and health-care initiatives. Recipient of distinguished career awards from multiple societies for his contributions to the field on motivation, personal meaning, and self and identity, Ryan is also a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Educational Research Association, and an Honorary Member of the German Psychological Society (DGP). He has held numerous editorial posts, including having been Editor-in-Chief of Motivation & Emotion. He has also been a James McKeen Cattell and Leverhulme Fellow, and a visiting scientist at the National Institute of Education in Singapore, the University of Bath, UK, and the Max Planck Institute, Berlin.
SDT website: http://selfdeterminationtheory.org/
C. Donald Combs, PhD serves as vice president and founding dean of the School of Health Professions at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) in Norfolk, VA. In addition to being recognized as a Fellow of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), Dr. Combs holds senior faculty appointments in the EVMS School of Health Professions, the Department of Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Engineering at Old Dominion University, the University of Paris-Descartes and the Taipei Medical University. Dr. Combs holds degrees from South Plains College, Texas Tech University and the University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill.
Hsiu-Jung Lo has completed her PhD from Indiana University at Bloomington, USA and postdoctoral researches from Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, USA. She is the Deputy Director of National Institute of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, and the Executive Secretary of National Mosquito-Borne Diseases Control Research Center, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan. She published more than 70 papers in reputed journals.
Ligia Patricia Rojas Valenciano has completed his Ph.D. at the age of 45 years from UNED University. She is Catechetical Professor and Researcher in the University of Costa Rica. She is 25 years of experience like a Nursing professor in different areas of the Nursing discipline and 11 years in the hospital practice. She is a registered nurse and midwife. She is the Coordinator of Evidence-based Nursing Research Collaboration Program in Costa Rica, Coordinator of Master’sDegree in Gynecological, Obstetric and Perinatal Nursing in the Postgraduate in Nursing Sciences at the University of Costa Rica. Editor in Chief of the Current Nursing Journal of Costa Rica. She has published papers in international and national journals and participates as a peer reviewer in several Nursing journals. She has participated in world congress and conference like a speaker and keynote.
Corsina Velazco Henriques, Full Professor of the TropicalMedicineInstitute, SanMarcos
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at the Institute of Microbiology UFRJ-Rio Janeiro and to develop research using advanced,
conventional and genetic transfer methodologies in the Universities of Bonn and Munich. She was
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Johannesburg, Capetown, Beijing andShanghai.
Lorrie Blitch has an impressive and diverse career in nursing and as a business owner. She is the owner of Magellan Christian Academies for the past 18 years in Phoenix, Arizona and Jacksonville, Florida. Her schools have won numerous awards including Declaration of Magellan Day by the Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida in 2010.
Ms. Blitch was awarded the prestigious title of “Top Women in Business” in Jacksonville, Florida by Jacksonville Magazine and recognized in Arbus Magazine as a “Female Entrepreneur." She is a published author of children’s books achieving number one on Amazon. Her experience in nursing is impressive that encompasses critical care, trauma, cardiovascular intensive care, toxicology, administration and management, nursing professor, medical-legal nursing and field hospital nursing. She is a nurse educator for the Banner Health System in Phoenix, Arizona responsible for the education of multiple service lines.
Ms. Blitch served her country honourably as a Naval Nurse Corps Officer for 20 years. She lectures internationally on nursing topics.
Ms. Blitch holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in nursing education and is pursuing a doctorate degree in nurse anesthesia. She sits on the Board of Directors for the Banyon School, New Delhi, India. She lectures on the dangers of academia's "Indoctrination Establishments” and the importance of returning to traditional academic learning.
Diane Guay is a critical care professor who has devoted nearly 20 years in critical care nursing. Improving end of life care in a critical care setting constitutes her main research interest. She is particularly interested in qualitative and collaborative research methods
Jeffrey Harrison Ph.D., MBA, MHA is Chair of the Department of Public Health and has administrative responsibility for the undergraduate and graduate programs in Health Administration, Public Health, Mental Health Counseling and Geriatric Management. He is a Professor in the Health Administration Program where he teaches Strategic Planning, Healthcare Finance and Health Information Technology.
Jeff has over twenty-five years experience in the health care industry and has provided professional development seminars on a wide range of topics. He has published extensively in the areas of Management of Change, Healthcare Technology and Corporate Compliance. Most recently he published the following book, Essentials of Strategic Planning in Healthcare.
Jeff is a Fellow in the ACHE and a member of the HFMA and MGMA.
Debra Harrison was the Chief Nursing Officer for Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida from 2006 – 2016. She retired in May 2016 and joined MEDI as an Executive Coach early 2017. Her years of experience in nursing and hospital leadership give her a unique perspective on the challenges these leaders face. Prior to coming to Florida in 2006, she held a variety of positions at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, including Nurse Administrator for Critical Care, Nurse Manager, and Nursing Education Specialist. While in Florida, she led the nursing department in obtaining Magnet Designation, a national recognition for excellence in nursing. She has given presentations on Transformational Leadership and while CNO, achieved an Overall Satisfaction rating for the nursing department of 87% and an Engagement score of 97%.
Debra began working with MEDI to be able to team with expert coaches while bringing her vast nursing leadership experience. In addition to coaching, she is working part-time as the Vice President of Clinical Analytics for Amera Medical Review (AMR), a revenue enhancement company assisting hospitals. She is also an Adjunct Professor for the University of North Florida in the Doctoral of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.
Medea G Zarnadze completed her PhD MD., Senior Researcher. in 1985 from P.M. Buiko Scientific-Research Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Kiev. At present she works as an K.V. Chachava Institute of Perinatalogy, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 38 Kostava St. Tbilisi 0108 and Republic of Georgia and Diagnostic department of JSC Academician O. Cudushauri national medical Department of Obsetrics & Gynecology. She is engaged in a massive investigation of fetal and maternal biorhythms. She has published 12 articles in reputed journals. She has participated in numerous Scientific Conferences and Congresses (8) devoted to these problems. By the order of Ministry of Health was sent on mission in Kutaisi, Poti, Tsalka, Bolnisi as a Chief Obstetrician-Gynecologist. In 1983-1985. Worked as a supervisor at Sukhumi and Gagra (Georgia) Maternity Hospital; In 1986-1988 worked as a supervisor at Kutaisi Maternity Hospital;
Dr Muhammad Wasif Rashid Chaudhary has 15 years of experience in Healthcare Executive management and Leadership in the UAE. His role at Via Medica International Healthcare LLC is Medical Director with additional assignment as Director Quality. VMIH is American owned facility and head office is in DC Washington. VMIH has multidivisional services and CARF Accredited Facility.
Dr Wasif has occupied many diverse roles in hierarchy Healthcare management in the past. UAE licensed General Physician and practicing medicine. Proactive and strong role in strategic Leadership, he has. He is Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, Total Quality management and also holding Prestigious credentials i.e., Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ). Dr Wasif has achieved MBA degree from Delaware University USA.
His passion in Healthcare is to improve existing/current processes and systems by utilizing Quality Improvement tools which lead to Safe, Timely and high quality, effective care of the patients. He is the keynote speaker of many International Conferences, including USA and Canada.
Amanda Freedman has completed her Masters of Science in Nursing Administration from the University of Phoenix, the USA and her Clinical Nurse Specialist Post-Masters certificate as an advanced practice nurse from East Carolina University, USA. She is the program coordinator at Duke University Medical Center’s high-risk perinatal program. She has published in reputable journals, served as PI in several nursing research studies, taught in various nursing programs as well as presented at more than 30 events locally, state-wide and nationally.
Tiffany Northall is a Registered Nurse and Lecturer in Nursing at Western Sydney University. Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Nursing and a Masters of Nursing Research. Tiffany has specialized for over 20 years in the care and management of older people in the hospital with a specific interest in palliative care, dementia, and transfers of care. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate focusing on the transfer process from hospital to residential care.
Dr.Gene Bolles practiced at Boulder Community Hospital for most of his career until joining the faculty at the University of Colorado Department of Neurosurgery in 1994. He practices at Denver Health and Hospital Authority. Dr. Bolles is a consultant with the military and has practiced in Germany and recently in Afghanistan and Iraq. He is active in the World Federation for Neurosurgery.
Marjorie Ann Risola is a nursing clinical consultant and educator in the continumm of care in Geriactrics. She has served as Chairman Healthcare Quality Important Best Practice Committee for a number of years, as well an active lecturer. She has published papers in nursing journals and currently serving as an editorial broad member.
Nomntu Melitafa is a PhD student, has completed her Master�s degree in Nursing Education at the age of 57 years from University of Fort Hare and has B A Nursing degree majored with Nursing Administration and Community Nursing Sciences at Potchefstroom University, Diploma in Advanced Nursing Education (North West University), Diploma in Paediatric Nursing (East London Nursing College), Diploma in Midwifery and Diploma in General Nursing (East London Nursing College). She is a nurse Lecturer and Coordinator of B Cur nursing undergraduate programme. She has two pending papers for publications. She is a moderator of Post Basic Paediatric Nursing.
Zukiswa Brenda Ntlokonkulu has completed her Masters� degree IN Nursing Education from the University of Fort Hare and is a prospective PhD candidate. She is a Lecturer at the University of Fort Hare Nursing Science Department undergraduate programme and a simulation laboratory manager. She has published one paper in a reputed journal and two more are under review.
Dr. Anson Tang is currently an Assistant Professor at Tung Wah College of Hong Kong. She has been working in the field for over 10 years and has enormous experience in teaching various nursing programmes in hospitals and tertiary institutions. She is also the programme leader of the baccalaureate nursing programme at the College and has been involving in various programme accreditation exercises. Her recent research interest is nursing education especially on innovative teaching and learning methods.
Dr. Joan Perks completed her PhD from Widener University, USA. She is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Nursing Program at Stockton University, USA. Dr. Perks, APN-C, CEN, CRNI, CNE teaches nursing and nutrition. Dr. Mary Kientz OTD is an Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy and received her doctorate from the University of Kansas, USA. Dr. Kientz is an expert in autism. Dr. M. Alysia Mastrangelo PT, PhD, FACSM, is a full professor at Stockton University and received her doctorate in Kinesiology/Exercise Physiology at Temple University. Dr. Mastrangelo conducts research supported by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. Winnie Cheng has completed her PhD from Hong Kong Polytechnic University.She is currently the Programme Leader of Bachelor of Science (Honours)in Applied Gerontology. Her research interests include instrument development, nursing education, community nursing, and women’s health.
Dr. Monroe has completed her PhD at Texas Woman’s University.As a previous staff-nurse, she has worked in the field of cardiovascular nursing since 1991. She has worked as nurse educator since 2007. Currently, she is a clinical assistant professor at PVAMU-CON. She has published previously on this same topic;and serves on the editorial board of a nursing journal.
Dr. Reed is Associate Professor at Stockton University. She received her MSNand PhD in Nursing from University of Pennsylvania. She engaged in post-doctoral study in Sleep & Chronobiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She is a certified Advanced Practice Nurse in mental health. She was an adjunct professor in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania and Allegheny University, and held a joint position as Nursing Research Coordinator at Cooper University Hospitalfaculty at Rutgers University. She has numerous peer-reviewed publications and international presentations. She is a member of Alpha Eta, and Theta Sigma International Nursing Honor Society
Professor Johnson is a licensed physician and board-certified psychiatrist throughout Europe and in the United States. He graduated from the University of Glasgow in Scotland with an MBChB in 1982, obtained an MD in biomedical sciences in 1993, and earned a Doctor of Science in medicine in 2004, specializing in neuroscience and neuropharmacology.Prof. Johnson has published over150 papers in leading journals, served as an editor of high impact journals and has been a recipient of more than 70 grants/contracts from the U.S. National Institutes of Health for investigating therapeutics for alcohol and other substance use disorders.
Ms. Birkel Monique Graduated from the Provincial Nursing school in Namur and entitled of the Luxembourgish Graduate Degree, Monique Birkel was first lecturer the Nursing school of Luxembourg (LTPS). As a manager, she organized the continuous training of care professionals in the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg (CHL). Monique Birkel is now director of Nursing in the CHL since 2001. She was also appointed and serves as referring director for quality in CHL.
Ami Rokach, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who has been researching and teaching about loneliness for the past 40 years. Ami is the Executive Editor of the Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, and as a clinical psychologist who combines offering individual, couple and sex therapy with teaching and research. Ami is an associate professor and is teaching psychology at The Center for Academic Studies in Israel, and is also a member of the psychology departments at York University in Canada, and Walden University in the USA. His therapeutic and research interests include loneliness, sexuality, couple & sex therapy, anxiety and phobias, traumatic experiences and personal growth, stress management, and palliative care.
Master's Student in Nursing Care in Health Care in human groups under the guidance of Dr. Rosimere Ferreira Santana, It has been at the Municipal Hospital Miguel Couto for 17 years, where he coordinates the Patient Safety Commission in a multidisciplinary team with systematized actions to prevent damages to patients. Postgraduate in Management in Emergencies in the SUS by the Institute of Education and Research-IEP / Sírio Libanês Hospital -SP; Post-graduation in Nursing in Central Surgical and Material Center by AVM Institut/ Cândido Mendes University , postgraduate degree in Patient Safety by Ensp / Fiocruz.
W.A.R.P. Menike has completed her Masters in Nursing in 2016 at the age of 50years from Open University of Malaysia.She was the Principal of School of Nursing Mulleriyawa and posses18 years experience in Teaching and Supervision in nursing field.She is registered nurse and midwife and she attended national , international workshops and coinferences in the field of nursing education. At present she is the Senior Lecturer of nursing Faculty of University of Colombo,Sri Lanka.
Mr. Regie A. Bautista, he is the current Dean of Systems Plus College Foundation – College of Nursing. He finished his both his Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master in Nursing from Angeles University Foundation. He currently enrolled in Isabela Colleges for his Doctor of Philosophy major in Educational Management.
Dr Muhammad Mahmood Afzal is a medical doctor with Chest Medicinespecialist and Hospital Managementpost-graduation. He served in Health Department Pakistan for 16 years and subsequently in World Health Organization (WHO) for about 15 years at itscountry, regional and global levels. Heauthored50+ papers and books, some published by WHO.
Extended professional experience provided Dr Afzal with multi-dimensional knowledge, cutting-edge competencies and forward looking vision. Therefore, after retirement from WHO Geneva, he is chairing ‘Global Health & Medical Complex’, and ‘Polyversity International’, to transfer global knowledge, skills and competencies for improving national systems with 21st century perspectives.
Dr. Mary A. Mgbekemhas completed her PhD at the age of 43 years from University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria and Master of Science of Nursing (MSN) from Walden University, School of Nursing. She is the immediate past Head of Department, Department of Nursing Science, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria. She is currently serving as member in many University and National Committees and has worked with many International Non-governmental organizations for program interventions. Volunteering is one of herhobbies.She has published more than 35 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of repute.
Dr. Shuli Brammli-Greenberg, PhD. is a senior researcher at the Myers-JDC Brookdale
Institute and the Head of the Health Systems Management Program (MHA) at the School
of Public Health, Haifa University in Israel.
DuVall has completed his Doctor of Nursing Practice at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a former Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at Washington State University in Spokane, Washington. He maintains an active nurse anesthesia practice in Washington State. and has published in Nurse Educator and International Journal of Education and Social Science Research.
Carrie Owen is a registered Occupational Therapist specializing in infants, toddlers, children and teens with feeding challenges. Carrie is the creator and coordinator of the Interprofessional Feeding Groups for children between the ages of 5 months to 14 years at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. She is presently studying the effectiveness of the feeding group for children between 4-12 years of age. Carrie was the principal author on a manuscript published in the Journal, Nutrition in Clinical Practice. Her teaching experience includes the University of Ottawa, Toronto and York. She has published in Today’s Parent magazine.
Dr Dominic Murphy worked at King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR) and at King’s College London (KCL) from 2003 to 2010. During this time he completed his PhD, published a number of research articles, presented at conferences and offered supervision to postgraduate students. He has remained a member of the department at KCL within KCMHR ever since. Between 2010-2013 he completed a second Doctorate, but this time in Clinical Psychology so that he could practice as a therapist. In addition, he also has a Masters in Psychology. Since 2013 Dr Murphy has worked for Combat Stress as a Senior Clinical Lecturer, setting up and running the research department within Combat Stress. As part of this role, he is the research lead for Combat Stress and is responsible for formally accessing treatment outcomes and disseminating the results. In addition, he works clinically treating Veterans who experience symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Professor Nassar is a niversity professor, clinician and researcher in the field of Pediatric nutrition with 28 years of exceptional record, experience and contributions in teaching nutrition knowledge and skills to medical students and health care professionals as well as applying such expertise for the welfare of patients.
Professor Nassar is a member of many national and international Pediatric and Nutrition societies and a pronounced reviewer in several distinguished journals. She has numerous publications in the field of Pediatric Clinical Nutrition most of which are published in prestigious international journals.
Besides her efforts in the establishment of the Clinical Nutrition clinic in the Children`s Hospital, Faculty of Medicine Ain Shams University, Professor Nassar helped creating the Clinical Nutrition unit in Al-Adan Hospital, MOH, Kuwait where she worked between 2012-2016.
Luciana Magnoni Reberte Gouveia has completed her PhD from University of Sao Paulo School of Nursing and PHD visitor programe from University of Sydney, AUS. She is a nursing professor of University of Sao Paulo School of Nursing, a public organization. She has published more than 10 papers in scientific journals. She is a nurse midwive and had experience as a coordinator of nurse midwifery program.
Carolina curtain is nurse of the University Cooperative of Colombia, is a specialist in management and audit of the quality of health services, is master's degree in education of the University of the North, complete its study of PhD in education at the University of the Magdalena. He plays as a Professor of the Faculty of Sciences of the health, nursing program full time. It is welfare University auditor and belongs to the management network of care at national and international level and to the redDOLAC network of teachers of Latin America and the Caribbean. H cpublished in national and international journals
Irena Zherebovich is Regional Nursing Director of the Southern District of Maccabi Health Services. She has completed her B.A. program leading to a Registered Nurse diploma (R.N.) and a Bachelor degree in nursing (B.A.) in The Stanley Steyer School of Health Professions the Sackler Faculty of Medicine Tel Aviv University and Bachlor's (B.EMS) degree in The Department of Emergency Medicine at Recanati School for Community Health Professions in Israel.
Irena worked in the internal department at Kaplan Hospital for eight years and for the last thirteen years has worked at Maccabi Health Services in a variety of management positions.
Galit Perez is the Deputy Chief Nurse of the Southern District of Maccabi Health Services and manages the continuum of treatment program. Galit completed her master's degree with an internship in intensive care at Ben-Gurion University in Israel and is currently completing her second master's degree in International Relations and Diplomacy at Tel Aviv University. Galit worked in the emergency room at Wolfson Hospital for eight years and for the last seven years has worked at Maccabi Health Services in a variety of management positions.
Régis Blais has completed his PhD from the Université du Québec at Montreal and postdoctoral studies from the University of Copenhagen. He is currently Vice-dean, Academic at the School of Public Health and researcher at the Public Health Research Institute at the Universitéde Montréal, Canada. He was the co-lead of the study ‘’Safety at home: A Pan-Canadian home care safety study’’. He has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals.