Call for Submissions
Abstracts will be reviewed by the Abstract Review Board (ARB) of the conference
- Nursing Science
- Nursing Education
- Nursing on Gynecology
- Geriatric Nursing
- Pediatric Nursing
- Nursing Practice
- Cancer and Tumor Nursing
- Advanced Nursing Practice
- Pain Management
- Preventive Medicine
- Critical Care
- Midwifery Women Health Nursing
- Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
- Health Care Management Systems
- Globalization and Health Diversity
- Public Health Safety
- Ethical Committee in Nursing
- Nursing Informatics New Technology
- Nursing Administration
- Cardiovascular Nursing
Cathy Rodgers Ward, PhD, RN, NEA-BC is an experienced nurse executive and researcher and was most recently the Chief Nursing Officer for the past 18 years at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, designated three times as a Magnet facility. Dr. Ward also holds an appointment as clinical faculty in the UCLA School of Nursing. Her research has focused on the effects of nursing leadership on patient outcomes in hospitalized patients. Under Dr. Ward's direction, UCLA achieved high patient satisfaction with overall quality of care ranking above the 90th percentile nationally and nurse satisfaction ranked above the 95th percentile. Dr. Ward has received many awards including the 2017 UCLA Leadership Award, 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, the 2015 Transformational Leadership Award at UCLA, and the United States 2011 Nurseweek National Management Nurse of the Year.
Dale M. Hilty, Associate Professor, received his PhD in counseling psychology from The Ohio State University Department of Psychology. He has published studies in the areas of psychology, sociology, and religion. Between April 2017 and April 2018, his ten research teams published 55 posters at local, state, regional, national, and international nursing conferences. His colleague sharing the author line of this poster are: Ann Waterman, PhD, RN. Dr. Waterman is the Interim Academic Dean at Mt. Carmel College of Nursing. She has a BSN from Capital University, & MSN and PhD from The Ohio State University.
Joanne P. Robinson is a University Professor at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA. Dr. Robinson is known for her contributions to gerontological and urologic nursing. Her research on lower urinary tract symptoms in older adults has been supported by the USA’s National Institute of Nursing Research, recognized with six awards, and merited appointment to the board of the Center for Clinical Investigation of the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing Society (2011-2015). Currently, she chairs the Nursing Education Subcommittee of the International Continence Society. Dr. Robinson has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing since 2011.
Jody Gill-Rocha is an Assistant Professor at Mt. Carmel College of Nursing. She is the Academic Department Leader for the Medical-Surgical course. Professor Gill-Rocha teaches the Adult Acute Care course, and is the course coordinator of the Infusion Therapy Lecture & Simulation course. She recently received the 2017 Excellence in Nursing-Nurse Educator Award. During the past year, she has published 10 posters at the local, state, regional, national, and international nursing conferences. Her colleague sharing the author line of this poster is Dale Hilty.
Salpy Akaragian completed her PhD from University of California, Los Angeles. She is the Founder and President of Armenian International Medial Fund and Former director of UCLA Health’s International Nursing Program and Nurse Credentialing. She has published, received many local, national and international awards. She is served on the California Board of Registered Nursing as a board member and was a Magnet appraiser for American Nurse Credentialing Committee. In June 2018, after 44 years of Nursing Career, Salpy retired from UCLA Health. She continuous conducting international research and projects, and serves as a consulted to the Ministry of Health of Armenia.