Nurses: A Force for Change: Improving Health Systems’ Resilience

October 14 -15 2016

Join Seed Global Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Global Nursing Caucus in Boston on October 14th and 15th for Nurses: A force for change: Improving health systems’ resilience. 
The conference will bring together nurse leaders, clinicians and educators from around the globe to discuss the critical role of nursing in the strengthening of health systems.
With support from Johnson & Johnson, we are excited to provide scholarships and funding for thirty students and four international speakers to attend the conference.
The overall objectives of the global nursing conference are to:
        Demonstrate nurses contribution and leadership to strengthening health systems globally.
Provide opportunities for nurses and other health colleagues to share best practices and core competencies for global health and inter-professional education and practice.
Create a dynamic forum and networking opportunity for nurses to discuss global health issues and health systems strengthening.

Unfortunately, we have reached the maximum number of in person registrations and are now only accepting registrations from those who are presenting at the conference. If you are a presenter, please contact to register. We apologize for the inconvenience.
If you are joining remotely, please look at the Conference Agenda below for instructions on how to join. 
Conference Schedule
Focused on providing opportunities for active participation, networking, sharing, and learning
October 14, 2016
  • Pre Conference Workshop (beginning at 2:30): Health System Resilience & Ebola with Paige Crowles and Debbie Wilson
  • Opening Remarks & Welcome (beginning at 4:30): Dr. Vanessa Kerry and Dr. Eileen Stuart-Shor
Title: The Human Face of Health Systems Strengthening; Building capacity one student, one nurse and one patient at a time.
  • Keynote Address (beginning at 5:15): from Ann Kurth
Title: “Planetary health – What is the role of nursing?”
  • Social Hour with networking and opening of silent auction (beginning at 5:00pm)
October 15, 2016 
  • Morning session (beginning at 8:40 am): Welcome Remarks from Pauline Mella 
  • Panel Session 1 (beginning at 9:10 am – 10:30 am)
Title: Essential Core Competencies for Global Health
  • Break out sessions
Includes: Lightning Talks and oral abstract presentations
  • Panel Session 2 (beginning at 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm)
Title: Inter-professional Education and Practice for Improving Patient and Population-Health Outcomes
  • Closing (beginning at 3:30): Remarks from Pat Daoust, Monica Onyango, and Nancy White-Street

Conference Materials
Detailed Conference Agenda
List of Oral Abstract Presentations & Posters
Speaker Bios
Guest Speakers

Massachusetts General Hospital
Richard B. Simches Research Center
Boston, MA
Directions and parking 
Information on visiting Boston
List of nearby hotels