Opening Plenary Session
Thursday, 20 July
12:30-2:00 p.m. (1230-1400)
Nursing Scientists: Agents of Solutions Towards Resilient, Environmentally Friendly Health Systems for Better Future Care
This session discusses nurse scientists’ readiness to renew the transformation of education, practice, and leadership built on lessons learned from the pandemic. Additionally, this session will review scaling up public health initiatives where nurses are change agents to build resilient, sustainable health systems that are environmentally friendly, equitable, and efficient.
Dr. Naeema Hasan Al Gasseer is Bahrani and has worked regionally and internationally assisting countries in the areas of nursing, midwifery, health systems, policies, and strategies. She has a PhD from the University of Illinois Chicago, Bachelor of Science from American University of Beirut, and holds an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Glasgow Caledonian University. She has served in conflict areas with a strong background in integrating humanitarian, recovery, and development towards peace.