UMass Boston hosted the third Global Nursing Caucus Conference (GNC) on October 31st and November 1st. The conference was entitled, "Delivering on Our Promises: Tools to Promote Nursing Advocacy."
There were 125 onsite participants and 29 remote participants from around the globe including U.S., Mexico, Rwanda, Kenya, India, Oman, Uganda, Tanzania, Nepal, Haiti and Canada. UMass Boston Provost Winston Langley and CNHS Dean Anahid Kulwicki gave inspiring addresses to conference attendees recognizing the important global issues in nursing, healthcare and public health. Keynote speakers included Priya Argawal MD MPH from Merck for Mothers and Nicole Warren PhD CNM from Johns Hopkins University. There were representatives from the Clinton Initiative, Partners in Health, the Nightingale Initiative, and the Peace Corps. Remote lightening talks and poster presentations were supported by a grant from the Office of Global Programs. Local and global participants were able to listen to a live webcast, post questions, read blogs on Global Health Delivery (GHD) Online, and follow tweets about conference events on Twitter. CNHS Faculty, Eileen Stuart-Shor and Lisa Kennedy Sheldon serve on the Advisory Panel of Global Nursing Caucus (GNC).
The Global Nursing Caucus is a networking group dedicated to engaging nurses to enhance global health through education, research and advocacy. - Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, PhD, College of Nursing