Networking to Raise the Voice and Profile of Nursing in Global Health: October 26-27, 2018 in Boston

By Maggie Sullivan Moderator | 06 Sep, 2018

The Global Nursing Caucus invites you to attend their Global Health Nursing conference October 26th and 27th in Boston, Massachusetts. Students who area GNC members, attendees from low-resource countries and virtual attendees are welcome to register for free. This is always a wholly enjoyable event, whether you're able to attend in person or remotely. Please see additional information from GNC below and links/flyer attached. Hope to see you there!

Nurses around the world (both from the global north and global south) are increasingly invested in global health. Academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, professional societies, students, and individual nurses are creating transnational networks and offering new opportunities to get involved in global health. The models differ, but all aim to improve the health of populations and universal access to high quality, safe nursing/health care. This two-day conference will bring together nurses to share their experiences, perceptions, lessons learned and cultural sensitivities about the processes involved in respectful networking/collaborations. We will hear from a variety of nurse leaders from the United States of America (USA) as well as the global south. Unique to this conference is that we will use technology to bring in voices of those leaders currently working in the field; those who graciously open their doors to us, adjust their schedules to fit ours and interact with different outside cultures regularly to accommodate others. In addition, we will highlight a wide variety of nursing perspectives through our popular lightening talks and networking sessions.

 - Examine the impact of North-South nursing collaborations on universal access to high quality, safe health care.
 - Explore a variety of models for partnerships and networking as a strategy to illuminate and strengthen the voice and profile of nursing globally.

SCHEDULE: please see the attached link for program schedule

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Eileen Stuart-Shor Replied at 4:12 PM, 7 Sep 2018

Maggie - thank you for posting information about the conference that GNC conference is hosting in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Boston.

The conference committee is pleased to announce a wide array of wonderful speakers from around the world who will guide us in how to network to raise the voice and profile of nursing in global health. Dr Barbara Stillwell, the CEO for the Nursing Now Campaign will be joining us from London as well as representatives from Uganda and other countries that have launched Nursing Now campaigns. From Academia faculty will be presenting from the University of Nairobi, AlQuds University Palestine, the Ministry of Health in Haiti, Boston Children's Hospital Nursing and Global Health fellowship, Yale SON, NYU SON, GW SON and doctoral students from around the world. From the NGO perspective there will be speakers from Jhpiego, CHAI, ICAP, HVO and Seed. Representing professional societies will be speakers from STTI, the Oncology Nursing Society, the Global Cardiovascular Nursing Leadership Forum, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty. In addition there will be two sessions dedicated to lightening talks; brief, fast-paced presentations that allow participants to share networking experiences/pearls with other attendees. The conference is intended to be participatory and ample time has been set aside for networking opportunities. Information on how to register is on the GNC website.

THE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO SUNDAY 16 SEPTEMBER. Please consider sharing your networking experiences/pearls with the group by submitting an abstract for a lightening talk. We want to hear from/learn from you! Information on lightening talks as well as directions for submitting an abstract can be found at the GNC website.

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