Organizing Committee

Jennifer Loke

University of Hull, UK

Dr Jennifer Loke is the Director for the Hull-Yangzhou BSc Nursing Programme at the University of Hull. She was awarded the Professor Sir Ron Cook International Scholarship in 2012, and this prestigious award takes her research work beyond the UK. Based on her teaching excellence, Jennifer gained the recognition as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2013. She is committed to integrating research with pedagogic practices, with an aim to support learners who are responsible for delivering quality nursing care. Her research work has the ultimate aim of benefiting service users who are receiving care. Her research interests include caring behaviours, critical theories, leadership and management in healthcare, as well as simulation learning.

Tracey Moore

The University of Sheffield, UK

I joined the University of Sheffield following a clinical nursing career in adult acute and critical care and in particular intensive and high dependency care. Initially the main focus of my role was in the delivery of clinically focussed education for health care professionals in the field of acute and critical care. My research interests are in ward nurses’ recognition of, and response to, patient deterioration. My Doctoral study explored why nurses think they fail to respond and effectively rescue deteriorating patients.

I have managed a number of international critical care nursing developments, I am an executive board member of the National Outreach Forum for Critical Care and a member of the Council of Deans for Health.

In 2015 I was awarded a Florence Nightingale Foundation/Council of Deans for Health Leadership Scholarship.

Robin M. White

The University of Tampa, USA

Dr. Robin M. White completed her BSN, MSN, and PhD at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is an Associate Professor in Nursing at the University of Tampa, Florida. She also works as a research consultant for a private hospital in Ohio, where she previously resided. Her research foci include health promotion with vulnerable populations, end of life, interprofessional collaboration, and contemporary nursing practice issues. She has been a nurse since 1989, with a wide variety of experiences including critical care, long-term care, home care, and correctional nursing.        

Daryle Wane

Pasco-Hernando State College, USA

Dr. Wane is the  Program Director of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at Pasco-Hernando State College, has 37 years experience in the professional nursing and 25 years experience in higher education.  She has developed nursing curriculum and designed nursing programs functioning as a subject matter expert.  She has authored and/or reviewed publications in nursing and nutrition, serves as a Peer Reviewer for journals/organizations as well as serving on editorial boards. Academic degrees and certification include: Bachelor degrees in Nutrition and  Nursing, a Master’s degree and Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing Science from University of South Florida, Board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and member of Sigma Theta Tau.

Jacqueline Michael

The University of Texas at Arlington, USA

Dr. Jacqueline Michael is a Woman's Heath Care Nurse Practitioner and Nurse colposcopist with twenty five plus years of nursing experience. Her practice focuses on health promotion through education and accessibility of services. She provides culturally sensitive care by removing barriers to health maintenance and promotion.

She has taught at the University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation (UTACONHI) since 2001. She has designed, developed and taught Holistic Health Assessment in the RN-BSN, Advanced Health Assessment in the MSN program and health of culturally diverse and vulnerable population in the DNP program at UTACONHI.

She is the President of National Association of Indian Nurses of America and Texas Nurses Association District 4. In addition to being a global Nurse Leader and Educator, Dr. Michael is a generous philanthropist.

Carlos A. Archilla

Nemours Childrens Hospital, USA

Dr. Carlos A. Archilla is the Chairman of the Anesthesiology Department at the Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Florida, USA. He graduated from the University Of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and completed his training in Anesthesia, Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is an Associate Professor at Florida State University and the University of Central Florida, College of Medicine. He is a frequent presenter and expert panelist at national and international meetings. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the European Society of Pediatric Anesthesia.

Thalia Arawi

American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Dr. Thalia Arawi is Founding Director of the Salim El-Hoss Bioethics and Professionalism Program (SHBPP) at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and Medical Center. The SHBPP the first and only Regional Bioethics and Professionalism Program in the Arab Region. Dr. Arawi is the first Arab to specialize in Bioethics with two PhDs. She is also the Clinical Bioethicist and Clinical Ethics Consultant at AUBMC and the Vice Chair of the Medical Center Ethics Committee there. Dr.  Arawi is founding member and Advisory Board member of the Bioethics Network on Women's Issues in the Arab Region and has been recently elected as the First Chair of the Network. She has participated in a multitude of national, regional and international conferences and has several publications on bioethics. Her research interests are mainly in the areas of clinical ethics, biomedical ethics and medical education.

Khlood F. Salman

Duquesne University, USA

Dr. Khlood Salman is specialized in Community and Public Health, with a clinical background in Medical Surgical Nursing.  She earned MSN and Dr.PH degrees from the School of Nursing, and Graduate School of Public health at the University of Pittsburgh. Currently, she is a full time faculty member in the School of Nursing at Duquesne University. She teaches graduate levels, her courses focus on population based health promotion, and disease prevention.She is active member in many community organizations, serves as an advisory member for the Department of Human Services (DHS) in the Allegany County, a member in the Immunization Coalition of the Allegheny County, and a board member in the Islamic center of Pittsburgh. She is also involved in community breast cancer initiatives in a local community. Recently, she has awarded a Fulbright scholarship to share expertise in nursing education and conduct research focuses on women’s health in the Kingdome of Saudi Arabia (from Sept.2016-March 2017).

Emine Gercek

Adnan Menderes University Soke School of Health, Turkey

In 2002, she completed the Department of Nursing at Ege University Izmir Atatürk Health School, Turkey. In the third year of the training, Hacettepe University, İzmir Atatürk Health School, participated in the JHPIEGO project and received Family Planning Consultancy and RIA Implementation Education Participation Certificate for four months. In 2002, she started to work in intensive care unit at the Ege University Hospital Gastroenterology Clinic and she worked as an educational nurse for eight months. She started her master's degree in Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Nursing, Dokuz Eylül University School of Nursing, in 2005. Between the years 2005-2006 she worked at the Adnan Menderes University Practice and Research Hospital in Cardiology, Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesiology Intensive Care clinics. She started her doctoral education at the Ege University Nursing of School as part of Faculty Member Training Program started in 2006. She started to work as an assistant professor in the Department of Nursing at Söke School of Health of Adnan Menderes University in 2012. Since 2015, she has been serving as Adnan Menderes University Vocational School Coordinator. Since 2015, he has been working as Adnan Menderes University Soke Health Services Vocational School Manager and Adnan Menderes University Vocational Schools Assistant Coordinator.

Joan Pons Laplana

James Paget University Hospitals. UK

Joan Pons Laplana is very passionate about nursing. He always puts his patients first, and always praised by them for his care, respect and high quality nursing. He is always available to support colleagues who are in need of him. He is pushing out the boundaries of the NHS by being active on Social Media and showing that one can be digital and caring. He has infectious energy and enthusiasm. He is passionate about making needs-based, person-centred nursing decisions whilst being sensitive to any cultural or other factors. His record speaks for itself. He supports staff to drive the standards of care up on a daily basis. He is helping to influence direct patient care through championing the 6Cs and encouraging people to think differently. He has a cabinet full of awards but his best achievement is that he is making a positive difference to people.


The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Yuet Ying Wong has recently completed her doctoral degree in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Nursing and Health Studies in The Open University of Hong Kong. She has ten years of clinical experience in the community and gerontology nursing specialty and seven years of teaching experience. Her research interests are community and gerontological care.