Sigma’s Institute for Global Healthcare Leadership to host global leadership event in London, United Kingdom

Third annual Emerging Global Healthcare Leadership Institute to be held in September

INDIANAPOLIS — Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) will host its third annual Emerging Global Healthcare Leadership Symposium from 25-28 September 2018 in London, United Kingdom, as a part of the Institute for Global Healthcare Leadership®. Featuring globally and nationally renowned speakers, this four-day institute is designed to prepare healthcare leaders from all disciplines to view issues from a global perspective so they can successfully participate in global health ventures, consulting, thought leadership, and practice.

Presentation topics include understanding and measuring global health, the global economy, global health workforce planning, safety and security concerns, and crafting a personal legacy as a global healthcare leader.

The Emerging Global Healthcare Leadership Symposium brings together top-caliber speakers, including:

  • Stijn Blot, PhD, MNSc

    Full professor, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine & Health Science, Ghent University, Belgium

  • James Buchan, PhD, MA (hons), DPM

    Professor, Queen Margaret University; Associate, WHO European Observatory

  • Baroness Caroline Cox

    Founder and CEO, Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust

  • Neslyn Watson-Druée, CBE, FRCN, FCGI

    Leadership Consultant, Beacon Organisational Development

  • Dame Elizabeth Fradd, DBE, DL

    Vice President of Council, Nottingham University

  • Rick Grobbee, MD, PhD

    UMC Utrecht, Julius Center Research Program Cardiovascular Epidemiology

  • Thora B. Hafsteinsdottir, PhD, MScN, BSc, RN

    Professor of Nursing, University of Iceland

  • Christine Hancock

    Founder, C3 Collaborating for Health

  • Catherine Hannaway, DProf, RN, RM(ret), RHV

    Acting Global Campaign Executive Director, Nursing Now

  • Vanora Hundley, PhD, MSc, BN, RGN, RM, FHEA

    Deputy Dean for Research and Professional Practice, Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, Bournemouth University

  • Carol Huston, MSN, MPA, DPA, FAAN

    Professor, School of Nursing at California State University, Chico

  • Helena Leino-Kilpi, PhD, RN, FEANS

    Head of the Department of Nursing Science in the Faculty of Medicine

  • Siobhan O'Halloran, PhD, MSc, FFNMRCSI, BNS, RGN, RMHN, RNT

    Chief Nursing Officer, Ireland Department of Health

  • Anne Marie Rafferty, CBE, FRCN

    Professor of Nursing Policy; Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London

  • Elizabeth Rosser, DPhil, RN, MN, Dip N Ed, Dip RM, RNT, PFHEA

    Deputy Dean, Education and Professional Practice, in the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences and Professor of Nursing, Bournemouth University

  • Jane Salvage, RGN, BA, MSc, HonLLD, HonDSc, HonDUniv, FQNI, FRCN

    Independent consultant; Program Director, the International Council of Nurses

  • Roger Watson, PhD, RN, FRCP, Edin, FRCN, FAAN

    Editor-in-chief, Journal of Advanced Nursing; Editor, Nursing Open

  • Cynthia Vlasich, MBA, BSN, RN
    Director of Global Initiatives, Sigma

To learn more and register for the Emerging Global Healthcare Leadership Symposium, visit


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