Organizing Committee

Dr. Jacqueline Michael
Clinical Asst Professor -College of Nursing
University of Texas Arlington

Dr. Michael is a Woman's Heath Care Nurse Practitioner and Nurse colposcopist with twenty five plus years of nursing experience. Her practice focuses on health promotion through education and accessibility of services. She provides culturally sensitive care by removing barriers to health maintenance and promotion.

She has taught at the University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation (UTACONHI) since 2001. She has designed, developed and taught Holistic Health Assessment in the RN-BSN, Advanced Health Assessment in the MSN program and health of culturally diverse and vulnerable population in the DNP program at UTACONHI. Her teaching philosophy includes facilitating knowledge in a student centered environment though utilization of creative and innovative teaching strategies. She uses technology and simulation for instruction and evaluation tool. She creates empowering environment through education to increase competence and confidence in nurses to advance the nursing profession globally.

She is the President of National Association of Indian Nurses of America and Texas Nurses Association District 4. In addition to being a global Nurse Leader and Educator, Dr. Michael is a generous philanthropist.

Prof. Basanti Majumdar 
Professor in the School of Nursing and Department of Family Medicine at McMaster
Professor with Graduate Studies Department of Nursing Science
University of Toronto

Basanti Majumdar is a Professor in the School of Nursing and Department of Family Medicine at McMaster; a Professor with Graduate Studies in the department of Nursing Science at the University of Toronto; Associate Faculty of the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition at McMaster; an Associate with the HSc Global Health Graduate Program in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster; and Adjunct Professor with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Oshawa) and Manipal University, Karnataka, India.

Basanti holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing from Delhi University; a Master of Education from Columbia University; a Master of Teaching from McMaster University; and a Doctor of Philosophy from Michigan State University.

Basanti’s expertise is in participatory and action research methods. Her primary research interests include primary health care (PHC), social determinants of health and HIV/AIDS; inter/ethno-cultural health; education program evaluation; risk behaviour among adolescents in Aboriginal and immigrant populations; and migration health/policy. She is a reviewer of CIHR (Gender, Sex and Health Committee & HIV/AIDS Research Program) and NIH (Scientific Peer Reviewer community and HIV/AIDS).

Prof. Mahmoud Al-Hussami, D.Sc., Ph.D., Epidemiologist
Associate Professor, Community Health,
University of Jordan, Faculty of Nursing, Amman, Jordan.

Dr. Al-Hussami joined the School of Nursing at the University of Jordan in January 2008. His teaching has a wide range of undergraduate and graduate modules in the School of Nursing. His research includes Leadership in Health Care and Infectious Disease Epidemiology. Hepublished over 30 research articles in distinguished and prestigious journals. Al-Hussami has been awarded his Ph.D. (2007) from BarryUniversity, for his research in leadership. He received his D.Sc. in Health Science, specialized in Epidemiology, from NovaSoutheasternUniversity in 2005 and MPH in Epidemiology from Florida International University.As a faculty member at the University of Jordan Dr Al-Hussamihas some hopes and plans to improve the ultimate goalof his school beside his personal long life-learninggoal which represent a more advanced stage of renewal and build the sense of self-esteem by enhancing the store of knowledge.

Dr. Mandeep Kaur
Department of General surgery at ESIC Medical College,
Faridabad, Haryana

Mandeep Kaur is a minimal access and bariatric surgeon, currently working as Assistant Professor in the department of General surgery at ESIC Medical College, Faridabad, India. She did her M.B.B.S from SSR Medical College, Mauritius and Post graduation in General Surgery from Apollo Hospital (1st JCI accredited hospital in India).

She is a keen academician and has served in the prestigious Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjang hospital for three years. She has been a part of various national and international conferences and won many awards. To name a few- Best poster award at Breast cancer congress held at Arizona, October 2016.

She has trained at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic in the institute of digestive sciences, Cleveland, Ohio. Her work has been published in various national and international journals. She is also a national level player of Table tennis.

Sadami Momiyama RN, MSN, CNS
Faculty of nursing Department of Nursing
Iwaki Meisei University

After gaining experience as a general Emergency/Intensive Care Nurse, Sadami Momiyama completed the Master’s course at Graduate School of Nursing, Jichi Medical University in Japan. After that, he has been wearing as two hats. While working as Certified Nurse Specialist in Critical Care Nursing (CNS), he teaches Adult nursing energetically in university.

His main research field is Clinical nursing science, Nursing support for patients' family members concerning surrogate decision-making.

Emergency nursing, intensive care nursing, perioperative nursing, disaster nursing, surrogate decision making, family nursing

Reezena H. Malaska, DNP, RN, CCRN
Manager of Education & Transformation
Mee Memorial Hospital, King City,
California, USA



Reezena is a Summa cum Laude graduate of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program (DNP, Healthcare Systems Leadership, Dec 18, 2016),Chamberlain College of Nursing; Trauma Critical Care RN and Adjunct Clinical Instructor/Faculty for BSN/ADN/LPN programs. She is a graduate of the RGN program from Oxford Brookes University, MSN from American Sentinel University, BSN fromChamberlain College of Nursing (former Deaconess College of Nursing) and critical care certification (CCRN) from American Association of Critical Care Nursing. Reezena is a Trauma Critical Care RN and has worked consistently at the bedside whilst teaching as Adjunct Nursing Instructor and Program Manager and LPN Instructor for a private college January to September 30, 2017.Reezena has 2 publications with a peer reviewed journal and several eradio blog interviews with Inurse radio (International Nurses Association, 2015) on various topics and issues in nursing. She was a guest speaker at the 12th annual Observation Management Physician’s Summit Conference,  Chicago, April 2015 (World Congress/NAPA) and Guest Speaker/Moderator at the International Nursing Conference October 3-5th, 2016 (World Congress) held in Vancouver, Canada.


Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences (MUMS-Iran)



DrS.Afshin Shorofihas attained his PhD from Flinders University of South Australia, where he subsequently started working as a Research Associate in Health Care for Older People. He is currently an Adjunct Research Fellow at Flinders University (Australia), and an Assistant Professor at Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences (MUMS-Iran).In addition, Afshin is the deputy head of the Traditional & Complementary Medicine Research Center and the Center for History & Ethics Studies at MUMS.Afshin is also holding an adjunct academic position in the Traditional & Complementary Medicine Research Centerand is an adjunct researcher in the Orthopedic Research Centerat MUMS.Afshin’s position includes research and teaching responsibilities, supervision and mentoring of undergraduate and postgraduate students.He is nationally well known for his publications so that he has published 17 books in the fields of Nursing, Midwifery and Medicine irrespective of his papers in peer-reviewed journals.Elected as the deputy editor of “Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice” (an Elsevier’s journal), Afshin is also serving severalwell-reputed journals as an editorial board member, an editorial advisory board member, or an associate editor.Afshin has been awardedprizes and honors for teaching excellence, outstanding research and overall academic achievement. Afshin'sprincipal

Dr Wong Boh Boi
Deputy Director (Clinical)
Senior ParentCraft Educator
Thomson ParentCraft Centre, Thomson Medical Centre


Dr Wong Boh Boi joined Thomson Medical Centre (TMC) in 1998. She headed the nursing education and ParentCraft department in 1999 and put in place a structured Childbirth Education (CBE) programme for the hospital, which she still teaches till today. She established the Thomson ParentCraft Centre in 1999 to educate and build confidence of young parents in Singapore.Renowned for skill in settling a crying baby, many know Dr Wong as the “Baby Whisperer”

As an experienced Lactation Consultant, Dr Wong has educated many young parents on how to provide better care for their newborn child.  She pioneered the popular baby and children massage as a tool for parents to soothe agitated babies. She also conceptualised the “Thomson Dad’s Enrichment Programme” to equip fathers with the basic necessary information to support their wives during pregnancy, and through to childbirth.

Dr Wong graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing) from the University of Sydney with distinction. She later went on to obtain a Master of Education (Early Childhood Education). She recently received her Doctor of Philosophy from the National University of Singapore. She is a professional member of the International Board of Certified Lactation Consultation (IBCLC), a committee member of SIFECS (Sales of Infant Foods Ethics Committee, Singapore), and ABAS (Association for Breastfeeding Advocacy, Singapore).


Dr. Hostetter-Lewis
Associate Professor of Nursing
College of Natural Sciences
California State University

Dr. Hostetter-Lewis, an associate professor of nursing, has been working as a nurse and nurse educator since her graduation from the California State University, Chico Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in May, 2001. She has worked in the areas of inpatient and outpatient maternal-child nursing, pediatric nursing, medical-surgical nursing, and emergency nursing. In addition to her clinical roles she has experience in hospital management and has been employed as the manager of education and Training and as a nursing supervisor at Feather River Hospital in Paradise, California. She graduated from Saint Louis University in 2009, receiving a Master of Science in Nursing- with Distinction in the field of perinatal education. Her time in graduate school spurred an interest in gestational diabetes and she has travelled extensively throughout the United States providing education as to evidence based care of women with diabetes during pregnancy. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in 2015 from the University of Hawaii, Manoa after successfully completing the first phase of the construction of the Kristina Chesterman Memorial Clinic in OzuAbam, Nigeria, her scholarly DNP project. The clinic, constructed in honor of Kristina Chesterman, a California State University, Chico nursing student killed by a drunk driver during her second semester as a nursing student, has been fully constructed and will be inaugurated in December 2017, and Dr. Hostetter-Lewis was given the honor of presenting the clinic to the World Congress in Nursing in Melbourne, Australia in July, 2017. Dr. Hostetter-Lewis has been an adjunct member of the California State University, Chico faculty since 2006, and has provided clinical and in-class instruction to students in the areas of nursing fundamentals, medical-surgical nursing, nursing research, obstetrical nursing, and pediatric nursing. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she and her husband have lived in Chico since 1984 and have four grown sons who also reside in Chico.

Angela Babaev DNP, CNS, RN
Assistant Vice President
Education & Nursing Recrutement
SBH Health System

Dr. Angela Babaev  has completed  her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at the age of 54 years from Drexel University USA. She has received her Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) specialising as Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in Maternal Child Services (MCH) from Leahman college and Bachelors of Science (BS) in Health Administration from St. Joseph College. Currently she is an Assistant Vise President Education (AVP) & Nursing Recruitement Department at SBH Bronx Health System.  Dr. Babaev is a recepient of the Jonas Center for Nursing & Veterans Healthcare Award scholarship. Dr. Babaev served  as Chair of the research committee and sucsessfully launched first and subsequent Mount Sinai Beth Israel Research Days & Poster Presentation Events in 2013 & 2014.  In 2016 NLN1199 RNSymposium & 2017 NLN1199 RNSymposium in New York Dr. Babaev served as a Judge for poster presentation and a novice nurse categorie . Member of AONE; ANPD associations.  Member of American College of Healthcare executives (ACHE); honorary member of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Bronx chapter. Lecturer of  Program for International Nurses (PIN). Contributed to the development, implementation and served as primary instructor of NCLEX comprehensive review course for NCLEX RN licensure examination in in collaboration with the Metropolitan Jewish Council, LaGuardia Community College and PBISON. Funded by the Baron De Hirsh Foundation for the Education of Jewish Women.Served on the panel of item writing/item review, established a recommended minimum standard of English proficiency specific to entry level nursing (TOEFL)