Center for Professional Development

4th Annual Global Health Nursing Conference

Leadership in Global Health and Disaster Response

Course ID:GHNC
Contact Hours: 3.5

This conference has been canceled due to the expected snow. It will be rescheduled. Further information will be emailed to you soon if you were registered for this event.

Registration & Fees


Jersey City Museum
350 Montgomery Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302


The 4h Annual Global Nursing-Health Care Conference will provide participants with knowledge on topics regarding innovations in the context of natural disasters and emerging global leadership in disasters and health


1. Recognizing the need for leadership during natural disasters
2. Integrate interprofessional efforts for disaster relief
3. Apply leadership strategies to global health

Keynote speaker

Nursing's Role in Improving Health Outcomes Following Disasters and Public Health Emergencies of International Concern

Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, MS, RN, FAAN, is Associate Professor and Pediatric Emergency Nurse Practitioner at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. As a nationally recognized expert in disaster nursing and as CEO of the Tener Consulting Group, LLC, Dr. Veenema has served as Senior Scientist to the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response, Department of Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs Emergency Management Evaluation Center (VEMEC), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). An accomplished disaster researcher, Dr. Veenema has sustained funding over 2.2 million dollars, is a member of the American Red Cross National Scientific Advisory Board and an elected Fellow in the National Academies of Practice, American Academy of Nursing and the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland. Dr. Veenema is editor of Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness for Chemical, Biological and Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards, 4th Ed., the leading textbook in the field and author of  Disaster Preparedness for the Healthcare Provider (Coursera) and Disaster Nursing, an innovative technology application (“App”) for the I-phone and I-pad Unbound Medicine). In 2013 Dr. Veenema was awarded the Florence Nightingale Medal of Honor (International Red Crescent) the highest international award in Nursing. She received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award (2017) and was selected a Visiting Research Scholar to Torrens Disaster Institute at Finders University (Adelaide, Australia). Dr. Veenema currently serves as the 2017-18 Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence at the National Academy of Medicine.




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