CGFNS International, Inc. will host its 9th International Distinguished Leadership Symposium, at the Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse, on September 18, 2017. The theme of this year’s symposium, Beyond Borders: Connecting Tomorrow’s Workforce, will address global workforce conditions and the need for solutions in caring for populations around the world. Speakers will explore mobility issues for nurses and health care professionals, and the current initiatives underway in developing safe and sustainable healthcare worldwide.
The day opens with a networking breakfast, followed by a keynote address from Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams’, PhD, RN, FAAN, titled Nurses: On the Front Line for Global Health. Her opening speech kicks off a day of insightful panels on international nursing and healthcare policy. Panelists represent internationally recognized organizations, such as the United Nations, World Health Organization, and the International Council of Nurses.
Afternoon sessions reflect on CGFNS International Inc.’s 40 years of service, touching the lives of over 3 million nurses and health professional from over 189 countries. Barbara Nichols, DHL, MS, RN, FAAN, former Board President and CEO of CGFNS International, is this year’s recipient of the 2017 International Distinguished Leadership Award, for her contribution to international healthcare workers. Guiding our company from 1999 to 2011, Barbara introduced such vital programs as VisaScreen®, a streamlined Visa credentialing service, and International Standards for Professional Nurses (ISPN®), a benchmark for global health practices. Barbara also partnered with the International Council of Nurses (ICN) to create the International Centre on Nurse Migration, an organization dedicated to research and development to advance migrant nurses. As the day comes to a close, William L. Holzemer, PhD, RN, FAAN, former International Distinguished Leadership fellow, and previous CGFNS International Board Trustee, will lead the last session, unpacking the day’s exciting seminar with Beyond Borders: Connecting Tomorrow’s Workforce.
In lieu of registration fees, online RSVPs offer the opportunity to donate to the Adele Herwitz Scholarship Fund, which supports the global advancement of nurses.
About CGFNS International, Inc.
Founded in 1977, to provide credentials analysis for nurses seeking migration, CGFNS International, Inc., based in Philadelphia, is an immigration-neutral not-for-profit organization proudly serving as the world’s largest credentials analysis organization for the nursing and allied healthcare professions. CGFNS International is an NGO in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and is a member of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO). For more information, visit www.cgfns.org.