Expert Lectures

Expert Lectures

New to the 2015 conference will be the following expert lectures by prominent family scholars.

  •  The Attraction of Hermeneutics for Advancing Family Nursing Research (Nancy Moules, University of Calgary, CANADA)
  •  From Knowledge Creation to Knowledge Translation: Growing the Science of Family Systems Nursing  (Janice M. Bell, University of Calgary, CANADA)
  •  Improving Family Health Globally through Research, Education, and Practice (Suzanne Feetham, Children’s National Health System, USA)
  •  Integrating Genomics and Ethics into the Curricula Using a Family Perspective (Marcia Van Riper, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)
  •  Mixed-Methods Synthesis Research: Strategies for Advancing Family Science  (Kathleen Knafl, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)

We also will be offering three special sessions that will feature groundbreaking areas of family nursing research (Innovative Family Research Methods), practice ((Family Engagement and Empowerment), and theory (Emergent Theoretical Perspectives).

 Special Session: Family Engagement and Empowerment

  •  Sharon Denham, Texas Women’s University, USA, Moving to a Culture of Health
  •  Laurie Gottlieb, McGill University, CANADA, The Essentials of Strengths-Based Nursing: A Key to Family-Focused Health Care
  •  Lindsay Smith, University of Tasmania, AUSTRALIA, Empowering Family Strengths through Strengths-Based Nursing Practice

 Special Session: Innovative Family Research Methods

  • Cynthia Danford, University of Pittsburgh, USA, Visualizing Patient Issues in Context: Guiding Comprehensive Family-Focused Health Care Through Use of Event History Calendars (EHCs)
  • Suzanne Goopy, University of Calgary, CANADA, The Family Performs: Using Visual Methods to Understand and Represent the Cultural, Social, and Health Practices of Others
  • Sonja Meiers, Winona State University, USA, Family-Focused Motivational Interviewing for Family Health behavior Change: Supporting Health Promotion in at- Risk Families 

Special Session: Emergent Theoretical Perspectives

  •  Karen LeGrow, Ryerson University, CANADA, The Significance of Place! Examining Family-Nurse Relational Practices for Children with Complex Health Care Needs in a Variety of Health Care Settings
  • Lorraine Venturato, University of Calgary, CANADA  The 50 Real Shades of Grey: Reconceptualising “Age” in Contemporary Health Care Discourse