Invited and Keynote Speakers include:
Alexander M Clark
Associate Vice President Research & Professor, University of Alberta, Canada
Alex Clark, Associate Vice President Research & Professor at the Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta is internationally known for his research, leadership and mentorship in and beyond nursing. He is Board chair of the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Qualitative Methods.
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His work drawing on complexity and realist theory into heart disease has guided national healthcare decisions and policy throughout the world and been published in some of the world’s most prestigious journals: including the British Medical Journal, Annals of Internal Medicine, Heart, the Lancet, Social Science & Medicine, Sociology of Health & Illness, Nurse Education Today, and Journal of Advanced Nursing.
Professor, School of Nursing & Associate Dean, Faculty of Applied Science, University of British Columbia, Canada
Sally Thorne, RN, PhD, is Professor (and former Director) of the School of Nursing and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, where she has maintained a program of substantive and methodological scholarship in the philosophy of science, the nature of evidence, research methodology and patient experience.
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She is the author of the popular applied qualitative research text Interpretive Description and Editor-in-Chief of the scholarly journal Nursing Inquiry. Her record of academic nursing leadership spans several decades in the development of nursing education and research nationally and internationally, including a long history of CASN involvement, and she has been inducted as a Fellow of both the American Academy of Nursing and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
Brian J Webster-Henderson
Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Professor Brian Webster-Henderson is a Professor of Nursing and University Dean of Learning and Teaching at Edinburgh Napier University, with responsibility for all education within the University.
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Brian has been a nurse for 36 years working in both mental health (addictions) and adult nursing, and his career has seen him work in clinical practice, senior management and higher education. He was recently voted to be the Chair of the Council of Deans of Health UK which represents the voice of higher education health education and research across 85 universities in the UK. He is a frequent keynote speaker on areas of professional leadership, workforce and curriculum design and is the co-author of several books, papers and reports. Brian is passionate about the future of the nursing profession and the need to develop leadership capacity for the future.