12th International Family Nursing Conference
The 12th International Family Nursing Conference, sponsored by IFNA, will be held in Odense, Denmark, August 18-21, 2015.The Conference Planning Committee is pleased to announce our three keynote speakers for the 2015 conference. Dr. Kenneth Doka, a professor of Gerontology at the College of New Rochelle and Senior Consultant to the Hospice Foundation of American, is an expert in practice and research issues related to end-of-life care. As a professor and associate dean for research at Kings College London, Dr. Alison Metcalfe's work has focused on family communication of genetic risk. Her research and practice have addressed communication issues across the family lifespan. Our third speaker, Stevan Weine is a professor of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Director of the International Center on Responses to Catastrophes. His research, which has been carried out in multiple countries, focuses on developing family-focused interventions for immigrants and trauma survivors. Our speakers all combine strong programs of research with a solid grounding in clinical practice. Their work centers on some of the key challenges facing families worldwide.