11th Annual Dorothy L. Powell Global Health Lecture

The President of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) will serve as the keynote presenter at the 11th Annual Dorothy Powell Global Health Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 3.

Sponsored by the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) Office of Global and Community Health Initiatives, the lecture will feature Annette Kennedy, RN, whose presentation topic will be “Leading in Times of Complex and Continuous Change.” Kennedy’s presentation will be held from 4:45 until 5:45 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center with a reception to immediately follow.

Recently elected the 28th President of ICN, Kennedy previously served as Vice President for four years. She has more than 20 years of experience as a nursing and midwifery leader in Ireland and has extensive experience representing nurses internationally and recently held the position of President of the European Federation of Nurses.

As a registered nurse and midwife with a BA in nursing studies and a MSc in public sector analysis, Kennedy established the Education, Research and Resource Center for the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organization (INMO), the largest professional representative organization for nurses and midwives in Ireland. On behalf of INMO, she advocated and worked towards moving nursing and midwifery into the mainstream of University life, the development of legislation for nurse prescribing and advocated for the development of advanced nurse practitioners and the Nurses and Midwives Act.

Kennedy has a great deal of experience engaging with the European Commission, Council and European Parliament members to secure positive developments for nurses and health care systems in the European Union.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Please register here.

Contact Belinda Wisdom at Belinda.wisdom@duke.edu for more information.

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