Conference Updates

Keynote Speakers for the 12th International Family Nursing Conference, Odense, Denmark, August 2015

The Conference Planning Committee is pleased to announce our three keynote speakers. 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.

Kenneth J. Doka, PhD Kenneth J. Doka, PhD

Dr. Kenneth J. Doka is a Professor of Gerontology at the Graduate School of The College of New Rochelle and Senior Consultant to the Hospice Foundation of America. Dr. Doka is a prolific author, has published over 100 articles and book chapters, and is editor of both Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying and Journeys: A Newsletter to Help in Bereavement.
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Alison Metcalfe, PhD, BSc, RNAlison Metcalfe, PhD, BSc, RN

My programme of research focuses on genetic risk communication within families at different life stages from antenatal to end of life care, and evaluating the impact the risk information has on family functioning and their quality of life. Some of my work also examines genetic risk communication between patients and health professionals and the implications this has for patients decisions. [Read more]


Stevan M. Weine, MDStevan M. Weine, MD

Stevan Weine, a psychiatrist, is a researcher, writer, teacher and clinician. His scholarly work focuses on the impact of trauma and migration on individuals, families, and communities. Over the past 15 years, Dr. Weine has demonstrated a strong commitment to patient-oriented research and mentoring new investigators, with continuous federal funding as Principal Investigator since 1998. His overall research mission is to develop, implement, and evaluate psychosocial interventions that are feasible, acceptable, and effective with respect to the complex real-life contexts where migrants and refugees live. [Read more]