Organizers

ICN INP/APNN

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations representing the millions of nurses worldwide. Operated by nurses and leading nursing internationally, ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all and sound health policies globally. ICN has all together eleven networks. International Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nursing Network (INP/APNN) is one of them.

Finnish Nurses Association

The Finnish Nurses Association is a professsional organization for registered nurses. Currently it has more than 50,000 members: nurses, public health nurses, midwives, and paramedics. The members cover a wide range of nursing occupations – from clinical nurses to teachers, students, researchers, and management.

Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nurse

According to the ICN a Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nurse is a registered nurse who has acquired the expert knowledge base, complex decision-making skills and clinical competencies for expanded practice, the characteristics of which are shaped by the context and/or country in which s/he is credentialed to practice. A master level degree is recommended for entry level.

Conference Scientific Committee


Riitta Meretoja (Chair), Development Manager , Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa; Docent, University of Turku, Finland


Lisbeth Fagerström, Professor, Buskerud and Vestfold University College, Norway; Affiliated Professor Åbo Akademi University, Finland and Örebro University, Sweden


Anne Korhonen, Specialist in Clinical Nursing Science, Oulu University Hospital, Finland


Helvi Kyngäs, Professor, Head of Nursing Science Studies, University of Oulu, Part-time chief officer, Northern Ostrobotnia Distric Hospital, Oulu, Finland


Helena Leino-Kilpi, Professor and chair, Head of the Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku and Nurse Director (part-time), Hospital District of Southwest Finland


Eija Paavilainen, Professor in Nursing Science, University of  Tampere, School of Health Sciences/Etelä-Pohjanmaa Hospital District, Finland


Anna-Maija Pietilä, Professor, University of Eastern Finland, Finland


Stacie C. Stender, Sr. Technical Advisor TB/HIV/ID, Jhpiego, South Africa


Anna Suutarla (Secretary), Head of International Affairs, Finnish Nurses Association, Finland


Marjukka Vallimies-Patomäki, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health


Helen Ward, Principal Lecturer Non-Medical Prescribing programmes, Senior Lecturer Nurse Practitioner Programmes, Faculty of Health and Social Care London South Bank University, London, UK


Frances Kam Yuet Wong, Professor, School of Nursing, Associate Dean, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hunghom, Hong Kong China SAR


Conference Organising Committee


Merja Merasto (Chair), President of the Finnish Nurses Association, Finland


Anna Suutarla (Co-chair), Head of International Affairs, Finnish Nurses Association, Finland


Mervi Flinkman, Senior Advicer, Tehy Branch of Societal Relations and development, Finland


Laura Niemi, Head of Marketing and Communications, Finnish Nurses Association, Finland


Johanna Parmanen, Marketing and Communications Planner, Finnish Nurses Association, Finland


Kati Rauhala, Secretary to the President, Finnish Nurses Association, Finland


Sami Suominen, Webmaster, Finnish Nurses Association, Finland


Johanna Vappula, Congress & Event Manager, Confedent International, Finland


Vilja Varjoranta, Congress Coordinator, Confedent International, Finland

 

Anne Wallis, Finance Manager, Finnish Nurses Association, Finland

 

ICN INP/APNN Core Steering Group


Anna Green (Chair),  ICN INP/APNN, Critical Care Nurse Practitioner – Manager ICU Liaison Service, Western Health, Melbourne, Australia


Jean Barry (ICN Representative), Consultant, Nursing and Health Policy, International Council of Nurses, Geneva, Switzerland


Patricia Maybee, Family Nurse Practitioner, Gila River Health Care Organization, USA

Joyce Pulcini, Professor, and Director of Community and Global Initiatives, George Washington University School of Nursing, Washington, DC, USA


Stacie C. Stender, Sr. Technical Advisor TB/HIV/ID, Jhpiego, South Africa


Helen Ward, Principal Lecturer Non-Medical Prescribing programmes, Senior Lecturer Nurse Practitioner Programmes, Faculty of Health and Social Care London South Bank University, London, UK


Frances Kam Yuet Wong, Professor, School of Nursing, Associate Dean, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hunghom, Hong Kong China SAR



The conference is organized by the Finnish Nurses Association, in cooperation with the Professional Congress Organizer Confedent International.