Nursing Leadership in Global Health Symposium

In February, Vanderbilt University will host the Nursing Leadership in Global Health Symposium, which aims to promote the nursing model of care as a means to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable populations in resource-limited settings around the globe.

The symposium is open to nurses and other health care workers and administrators who are involved with global health pursuits.

An invitation-only summit of global health leaders will take place on Feb. 26, 2014, followed by the symposium featuring keynote addresses, plenary panels and break-out sessions Feb. 27-28. Topics include the state of nursing in global health, patient-centered care around the globe, innovative nurse-led programs in resource-limited settings and influencing global health by influencing policy.

Her Royal Highness Princess Muna Al-Hussein, the mother of His Majesty King Abdullah the Second of Jordan, is confirmed to attend and has taken a special interest in developing nursing as a significant force in the quality and the distribution of health care in Jordan.

To date, other speakers include:

• Sheila Davis, Chief Nursing Officer at Partners in Health (PIH), a global non-governmental organization currently working in 12 countries

• William H. Frist, MD, a heart and lung transplant surgeon and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader

• Christine Hancock, founder and director of C3 Collaborating for Health

• Judith Oulton, CEO of the International Council of Nursing from 1995-2008

• Muhammed Pate, MD, Former Minister of State for Health, Nigeria.

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