ILC 2021 Conference Speakers

Our 2021 Conference Presenters

The 2021 ILC Annual International Conference provided a series of engaging and thought-provoking presentations from internationally renowned nursing leaders. Each leader will provide their expertise on leadership for fundamental care in one of four key areas: research, education, policy, and practice.

The ILC Day One presentations are now available for viewing (please note: access is complimentary for 2021 ILC Conference Registrants).

Day One Speaker Program


Alison Kitson, Vice President and Executive Dean, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University (AUSTRALIA)

Welcome and Keynote

Jane Merkley, Executive Vice-President, Chief Nurse Executive and COO, Sinai Health System / Adjunct Professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto (CANADA)


Leadership for fundamental care: What is it and why do we need it?

David Richards, Professor of Mental Health Services Research and Inaugural Head of Nursing, University of Exeter (UK)


Evaluating a fundamental care guideline for the nursing care of hospital patients with COVID-19

Denise Wilson, Professor of Maori Health, Auckland University of Technology (NZ)


Daring to be brave: Leadership, evidence and improving outcomes

Lisette Schoonhovenn, Chair of Nursing Science and Program Lead of Master of Nursing Science, University Medical Center Utrecht (THE NETHERLANDS)


Establishing the basis for fundamental care research and education in the Netherlands

Hester Vermuelen, Full professor Nursing Science, IQ Healthcare, Radboud Institute of Health Sciences, Scientific Center for Quality of Healthcare (THE NETHERLANDS)

Iben Bogh Bahnsen, Head of Studies School of Nursing University College of Northern Denmark (DENMARK)


Leadership for Fundamental Care at the School of Nursing, University College of Northern Denmark

Siri Voldbjerg, Lecturer, University College Nordjylland / Postdoctoral Researcher, Clinical Nursing Research Unit, Aalborg University Hospital (DENMARK)

Greta Cummings, Dean & Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta (CANADA)


Leading intentional integration: Applying the Fundamentals of Care in nursing integration

Christy Raymond, currently Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Canada and (from June 2021) Dean, Faculty of Nursing, MacEwan University (CANADA)

Dian Baker, Professor, School of Nursing, California State University (US)


Non-ventilator associated hospital acquired pneumonia (NVHAP): Taking research into action and policy

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Shannon Munro, National HAPPEN Implementation Lead, VA Diffusion of Excellence Initiative, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (US)

Craig Dale, Assistant Professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing / Scientist, University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain (UTCSP) / Scientist, Tory Trauma Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto (CANADA)


Leadership in Oral Care: What Clinicians Have Taught Me

Lone Jørgensen, Clinic for Surgery and Cancer Treatment, Aalborg University Hospital (DENMARK)


Disseminating the Fundamental of Care mindset in clinical practice

Nely Amaral, Director, Nursing Quality and Practice and Magnet Program, Mount Sinai Hospital, Sinai Health System (CANADA)


Focusing on Fundamentals During a Pandemic with Alternate Models of Care

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