Organizing Committee

Organizing Committee

Alison Burton Shepherd

Vocare Group, UK

Mrs Alison Burton Shepherd is a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing at De Montfort University Leicester UK. In 2010 she became a Queens Nurse, which is an award given for excellence in Nursing Care within the Community Setting. She works as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and is an Independent Nurse Prescriber. Mrs Burton-Shepherd is also a specialist Nurse advisor for the care quality commission.

Rose E. Constantino

University of Pittsburgh, USA

Rose E. Constantino, PhD, JD, RN, FAAN, FACFE, is an Associate Professor and Fulbright Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Department of Health and Community Systems. She teaches Forensic Nursing based on the content of a book she co-edited “Forensic Nursing: Evidence-based Principles and Practice published by F. A. Davis in 2013. Her pro bono family law practice representing vulnerable clients in court is founded on her research on the consequences of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) on the physical and mental health and social justice, safety and well-being of women, men and children worldwide. Her current research is in evaluating the effectiveness of Online and Mobile delivery of health interventions to survivors of IPV as a disruptive innovation: Health, Education, and Legal Promotion plus Physical Activity (HELP+AP) in building healthy relationships and preventing or repeating IPV. She is the 2016 recipient of the ANA Jessie M. Scott Award for excellence in integrating nursing research, practice and education, a 2016-2017 STTI Mentor for the Gerontological Nursing Leadership Academy and a 2016 Fulbright Scholar.

Ilknur Aydin Avci

Head of Home Care Nursing Department, Health Sciences Institute, Turkey

Professor Avci was born in Rize. She earned a Master’s Degree in Public Health Nursing, a bachelor’s degree in nursing, a nursing diploma from Ataturk University (Erzurum, TR). She is a Professor at the Ondokuz Mayis University Faculty of Health Sciences, Division of Nursing, Samsun, Turkey. Her background includes more than 20 years of experience as an educator and clinician in all settings in which care is provided. Author has of over 55 peer-review manuscripts. She is the author of 3 books and book chapters, including Infection dideases and nursing and public health nursing. She given a lot of conference, especially nursing research, methodology, cancer early detection, project management, international partnership. Se has reviewer and editorial board member roles at national and international journals, European Journal of Nursing, Cancer Nursing, Asian Nursing Research, Samsun Journal of Health Sciences, progress in health sciences. She has an advisory board member at national research commission.

Amanda Driffield

University of Leeds, UK

Amanda qualified as an RGN in 1986 and has worked in a wide range of specialities. In 2005 Amanda was appointed as achildrens nursing lecturer in 2005. Over this 10 year period Amanda has shared her nursing experiences with student nurses, especially in relation to childrens long term conditions, transition to adult services and supporting the student with transition to a qualified practitioner. In 2010 Amanda led a scoping project to ascertain the viability of a Cert HE for Assistant practitioners, this programme has successfully run for 4 years. This programme of study is now a 2 year Foundation degree.

Souzan Hawala-Druy

Howard University, USA

Souzan Hawala-Druy, MPH, BSN, is a faculty at Howard University-College of Nursing, USA. She is a presenter, keynote speaker, and guest lecturer at national and international conferences, seminars, and workshops for topics related to culture competence’s curriculum development and enhancement, and Millennials as health professionals. She developed and teaches: 1) Interdisciplinary Culture Competency course for health sciences students, 2) Culture Competency for Master of Clinical & Translational Research. Also, peer reviewer for international nursing and medical journals. Co-authored a book chapter, 2011, Culture Competency and Sensitivity in Human Simulation, in Human Simulation for Health Professions; co-authored a journal article, 2012, Interdisciplinary: Cultural Competency and Culturally Congruent Education for Millennials in Health Profession; and authored a book chapter, 2014, Cultural Competency for Radiologic & Imaging Nursing, in Core Curriculum for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing.