Convention 2019
Convention 2019
Convention 2019


Beth Baldwin Tigges

Beth Baldwin Tigges

2017-2019 President, Sigma

Opening Plenary Session

Saturday, 16 November 2019

12:30-2:00 p.m. (1230-1400)

Connecting, Collaborating, Catalyzing: Sigma 2019 and Beyond

Dr. Beth Baldwin Tigges is an associate professor and Regents’ professor at the University of New Mexico College of Nursing, where she teaches quantitative research methods in the PhD program.

Over the past 25 years, she has served in numerous Sigma international and chapter positions. As Sigma President, Vice President, and member of the Executive Committee, she provided strategic leadership of Sigma and led development of performance indicators for our strategic plan.

Stijn I. Blot

Stijn I. Blot

Research professor, Ghent University,
Department of Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

Plenary Session 2

Sunday, 17 November 2019

8:00-9:15 a.m. (0800-0915)

Chlorhexidine Oral Care: From Prevention of Pneumonia to Risk Factor for Mortality

Dr. Stijn I. Blot is the recipient of the Episteme Laureate award presented by the Baxter International Foundation. Dr. Blot is research professor at Ghent University in Belgium in various fields of infectious diseases.

Over the past two decades, he has published over 300 articles and has presented approximately 200 invited lectures at international conferences.