VP Research, Innovation & Discovery & Chief Nurse Executive, Nova Scotia Health

Dr. Tomblin Murphy is an experienced health leader and an internationally recognized expert in population needs-based approaches to health systems and workforce planning, evaluation and research. She is the Vice President of Research, Innovation and Discovery, and Chief Nurse Executive at Nova Scotia Health. She currently serves on the National COVID-19 Immunity Task Force Leadership Group, as well as directs the WHO/PAHO Collaborating Centre on Health Workforce Planning and Research at Dalhousie University. An active researcher and champion of research and innovation in healthcare, she leads ...


Full Professor, University of Ottawa

Dawn Stacey is an internationally renowned researcher enabling impact on practice and policy through advancing the science of supporting patients' involvement in making healthcare decisions. She leads national and international initiatives to synthesize evidence and develop standards for translating scientific knowledge into patient decision-aids, and has created innovative implementation resources including decision coaching protocols and online training programs. Her evidence-based knowledge tools and learning activities are publicly available, used in clinical practice and for continuing ...


Professor, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia

Sally Thorne is Professor at the School of Nursing and Associate Dean of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Her research emphasis is the human experience of chronic illness and cancer, especially as it intersects with the structural and ideological underpinnings of our health care delivery system. She maintains active community involvements, bridging the theoretical enterprise with social action and policy processes. She is an expert in the application of qualitative research methodologies to applied health and health care problems, developing strategic ...


Professor, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia

Dr. Saewyc is a recognized international leader in research and public health practice focused on adolescent health. She is a Professor in the School of Nursing and the Division of Adolescent Medicine at the University of British Columbia, and Director of the Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre. She is also the Research Director for McCreary Centre Society, a non-profit adolescent health research organization in BC. She is also a Fellow in the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. She leads a program of research focused on how stigma, violence and trauma lead to health ...


Presidential Endowed Chair, University of Utah

Janice Morse is theThe Ida May "Dotty" Barnes, RN, & D. Keith Barnes, MD, Presidential Endowed Chair, College Of Nursing, University of Utah. She holds PhDs in both nursing and anthropology and uses anthropological research methods to explore the illness experience, suffering and the attainment of comfort. Dr. Morse is an authority in qualitative research methods, serves as founding editor for the journal Qualitative Health Research. She has published more than 300 articles and 14 books, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, American Anthropological Association, and the ...


Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

Dr. Sioban Nelson is a nurse historian and an internationally known ‘thought leader’ in Nursing. Professor and Dean of Nursing at the University of Toronto since 2005, she was recruited from the University of Melbourne where she was Head of the School of Nursing and Professor of Nursing Policy and Professional Issues. Known for her groundbreaking scholarship that demonstrated how nursing emerged as a prototype of a new 19th century phenomenon, a female profession, she has author many books, book chapters and articles, and edited the international journal, Nursing Inquiry since 1998. She ...


Prof. Montalban has been the Director of the Neurology Division, University of Toronto. He is Chair of Neurology and Director of Cemcat at Vall d'Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona. He is an internationally renowned neurologist whose work led to significant advances for understanding the mechanisms associated with a devastating neurological disease, such as Multiple Sclerosis. His ground-breaking work led to great scientific discoveries, helping to define important clinical features that impact significantly on the health and quality-of-life of patients. Prof. Montalban's commitment for ...


Senior Scientist, KITE- Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-UHN

Katherine McGilton is a Senior Scientist at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of aging. Her research focuses on developing solutions for improving care and access to rehabilitation for older adults with cognitive impairment and increasing the effectiveness of nurse supervisors in nursing homes. She does this by working in an integrated model with practitioners, administrators and policy decision makers. She is the founder of the International Consortium of the Professional Practice of Nurses in Long-Term Care, where leaders collaborate ...


Kathleen Russell Distinguished Professor, University of Toronto

Linda McGillis Hall, RN, PhD, FCAHS, FCNEI, FAAN, FCAN is a Professor in the Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto and was the Kathleen Russell Distinguished Professor from 2013 to 2019. She served as the Associate Dean Research at the Faculty (2007-2013 and 2014-2018), Acting Dean (July-Dec 2011), and Interim Dean (July 2013-August 2014). Her work has been acknowledged through national and international fellowships including as the first Canadian nurse inducted as an American Academy of Nursing ‘International’ Fellow (2007), a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (2010), was ...


Professor, Faculty of Nursing & Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Nicole Letourneau is Professor and Chair in Parent-Infant Mental Health in the Facultiesof Nursing and Medicine (Pediatrics) at the University of Calgary and past CanadaResearch Chairin Healthy Child Development. Receiving over $30 million in funding, her research is community-based and seeks to (1) understand the influenceof caregiver stress on infant/child development and (2) develop and test mitigating interventions. She has received many awards including inductioninto Canada's Top 40 Under 40 (2007). She authored Scientific Parenting: What Science Reveals About ParentalInfluence (2013), ...