THE 1ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE GERMAN SOCIETY OF NURSING SCIENCE
MAY 4TH – 5TH, 2018 IN BERLIN

Committees

The German Society for Nursing Science is proud that its 1st International Conference is supported by highly respected nursing researchers and scientists from all over Europe. The engagement of the members of the committees is a very valuable contribution to the success of the conference.  They are involved in strategic decisions as well as the process of abstract reviews and creating the program.

Advisory Board

The members of the advisory board provide strategic advice for the scientific programme committee and the organising committee. Best flexibilities in structure and management on the congress organization will be received by the contribution of the advisory board members broad perspectives.

Prof. Dr. Nicky Cullum

Prof. Dr. Nicky Cullum

University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Nicky Cullum, PhD, RN, BsC (Honours)

Head of Division, Division of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health,

University of Manchester

Qualifications
  • 1990: PhD Pharmacology, University of Liverpool, UK The Neuronal Cytoskeleton in Diabetes Mellitus (Supervisor Dr WG McLean)
  • 1985: Registered General Nurse
  • 1984: BSc (Honours) Pharmacology
Current Appointments
  • 1995 – : Coordinating Editor, Cochrane Wounds
  • September 2011 – : Professor of Nursing, University of Manchester
  • May 2011 – : Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia
  • Jan 2014 – : Honorary Professor, University of Queensland, Australia
Recent Appointments
  • 2007 – 2011: Deputy Head of Department and Head of Research, Department of Health Sciences, University of York, UK
  • 2001 – 2011: Professor, Department of Health Science, University of York
Prizes and Distinctions
  • 2016: Anne Anderson Award, Cochrane Collaboration
  • 2013: Dame Commander of the Order of the BritishEmpire (DBE) for Services to Nursing Research and Wound Care
  • 2008 – 2017: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator
  • 2012: Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences
  • 2012: Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing
  • 2006: European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Achievement Award for contributions to evidence based medicine
National / International Activity
  • 2016 – 2017: Member of Academy of Medical Sciences Oversight Group on How can we all best use evidence to judge the potential
    benefits and harms of medicines?
  • 2015 – 2016: Member of Selection Panel for Senior Leaders for the Welsh Government, Health Policy Division
  • 2013 – 2015: Member, Health Sciences Panel, 2014 Research Assessment Exercise, Hong Kong.
  • 2014 – Present: Elected member, Cochrane Collaboration Coordinating Editors’ Executive
  • 2012, 2013: Validator, Belgium (KCE) Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers.
  • 2012, 2011, 2009: Member, Selection Panel for National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigators.
  • 2009 – Present: Member, NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research Panels (as expert in health services research
    methodologies).
  • 2008, 2012, 2017: Member, Panel for Selection of NIHR Research Design Services.

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Prof. Dr. JPH (Jan) Hamers

Prof. Dr. JPH (Jan) Hamers

Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Curriculum Vitae

Prof. dr. J.P.H. (Jan) Hamers, RN, PhD, is a Full Professor of Care of Older People at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. He is deputy chairman of the department of Health Services Research and co-head of the multidisciplinary research program ‘Ageing and Long-Term Care’ at the Research School Caphri. Furthermore, he is the founder and chair of the Living Lab on Ageing and Long-Term Care, chair of the Scientific Committee of the Dutch Nursing Organization (V&VN) and Fellow of the European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS).

Research

Jan Hamers and his group conduct research focusing on the effectiveness of health care (e.g., physical restraint reduction and prevention, pain assessment in dementia, improving functional status and reducing disability) and on the organisation of the care process (e.g., quality of life and quality of care, best practices in dementia care, innovations in health care, nursing leadership). He is chairing the Living Lab in Ageing and Long-Term Care, which is a successful formal collaboration between Maastricht University, Zuyd University of applied Sciences an 7 organisations providing long-term care (100 care locations, 15.000 staff). Jan Hamers has been very successful in acquiring research grants (more than €8.000.000), and in managing and completing major research projects. He and his group have written many papers in scientific journals, professional journals, books et cetera. He is frequently invited as key note speaker at international meetings and scientific conferences, (guest) editor and reviewer for scientific journals and reviewer of major international research funding agencies.

Education

Hamers has been coordinator and member of many different module groups in the bachelor Health Sciences and European Public Health, and masters Nursing Sciences, Health Services Innovation, and Health Care Policy and Innovation Management, and supervisor of numerous master students. He has been chair of the Educational Committee Health Sciences at Maastricht University, and currently is leading the BSc-Health Sciences track ‘Policy, Management and Evaluation of Care’.

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Prof. Dr. Helena Leino-Kilpi

Prof. Dr. Helena Leino-Kilpi

Turku University Hospital, Finland

Curriculum Vitae

HELENA LEINO-KILPI, PhD, RN, FEANS

University of Turku
Department of Nursing Science
20014 University of Turku

Short biography 07/2017

Helena Leino-Kilpi is a professor and chair, Head of the Department, University of Turku, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing Science and Nurse director (part-time), Turku University Hospital.

She is nationally and internationally well-known expert and researcher in the field of nursing science, and health sciences. She is a registered nurse with clinical expertise in surgical-intensive nursing care, master in educational sciences and PhD in nursing science, and has made her post doctoral-studies in 1990s in the New York University.

Main teaching areas of Helena Leino-Kilpi are health care and nursing ethics, as well as research methods and supervision of PhD-students. She has supervised more than 50 graduated PhDs in nursing science, has been chairing years the Finnish National Doctoral Network in Nursing Science and taught research ethics in the European Academy of Nursing Science. Currently, she is also a member of the management board of the Baltic Sea Region Doctoral Network.

Research of Helena Leino-Kilpi is in three main areas

(http://www.utu.fi/en/units/med/units/hoitotiede/research/projects/Pages/home.aspx) :

  1. health care and nursing ethics,
  2. clinical nursing, especially empowering patient education and quality of care, and
  3. health care and nursing education, especially competence of professionals.

She has participated and chaired many international research projects, also funded by European Commission. Currently, she is the chair of the international ProCompNurse-project, funded by the Academy of Finland. She is also a member of two international COST-networks. She has published around 500 scientific, referee-based publications.

Leino-Kilpi has expertise in international and national academic duties. She has made research evaluations in many universities, has memberships in advisory boards, tasks in research associations and foundations. She is a Fellow of European Academy of Nursing Science, and visiting professor in the University of Dublin Trinity College. She is also Honorary Doctor in the University of Klaipeda, Lithuania.
http://www.utu.fi/fi/yksikot/med/yksikot/hoitotiede/henkilokunta/Sivut/leino-kilpi.aspx

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Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Hanna Mayer

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Hanna Mayer

University of Vienna, Austria

Curriculum Vitae
EDUCATION
  • 1997-2001: Doctorate in Education Sciences, University of Vienna
  • 1990-1995: Education Sciences (Pedagogy/Special and Orthopedagogy), University of Vienna
  • 1985-1988: General Nursing School, Rudolfinerhaus Hospital, Vienna
APPOINTMENTS
  • 2013 – 2016: Vice Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Vienna
  • 2007-             Professor in Nursing Science, Head of the department of Nursing Science, Deputy Director of the Study Programme Sociology., Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Vienna
  • 1996 – 2007: Freelance Employee (examples); Institute for Nursing and Health Systems Research of Johannes Kepler University  Linz, Department Nursing Research (A), University of Vienna (A), University of Vallendar (D), University of Applied Science, Carinthia (A), University of Applied Science, Krems (A), Training Centre for Health Care Professions Aarau (CH)
  • 1992 – 1996: Deputy Head of Rudolfinerhaus Nursing School, Rudolfinerhaus Hospital, Vienna
  • 1989 – 1996: Teacher of Health Care and Nursing, Rudolfinerhaus Hospital Nursing School, Vienna
  • 1988 – 1989: Certified Nurse, Rudolfinerhaus Hospital Nursing School, Vienna
KEY ACTIVITIES

Development and establishment of nursing sciences in Austria; development of curricula for education on university level; research methodology (especially qualitative research) and research ethics, oncology nursing, geriatric nursing

ACTIVITIES IN SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS/BOOKS
  • Editor of the Journal QuPuG, Journal for qualitative nursing and health sciences
  • Reviewer of the Journal “Pflege”, “Pflege und Gesellschaft”, “Pflegewissenschaft” and “International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being“
  • Member of the “International Scientific Board” of the Journal “Pflege&Gesellschaft”
  • Member of the scientific board of the Edition Social Science, Braunmüller Verlag
  • Member of the board of the journal “Österreichische Zeitschrift für Pflegerecht”
ACTIVITIES IN (ACADEMIC) BOARDS
  • Member of the Advisory Council on Health Care and Nursing of the Federal Ministry of Health
  • Member of the Ethic Committee of the University of Vienna
  • Member of the faculty conference of social science and of the PhD advisory board for social science at the University of Vienna
EVALUATION ACTIVITIES
  • AAL (Ambient Living Association) Joint programme of the FFG,
  • Anniversary Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB),
  • University of Bremen, University of Witten/Herdecke, University of Vallendar, Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin, etc.
AWARDS
  • Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria
  • Award of the city of Vienna for innovative, interdisciplinary research in cancer
  • Teaching Award (University of Vienna)

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Prof. Dr. Gabriele Meyer

Prof. Dr. Gabriele Meyer

Martin-Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

Curriculum Vitae
Current position, qualification and professional career
  • Since 2013: Professor for health & nursing sciences, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
  • 2008 – 2013: Professor for clinical nursing research, University of Witten/Herdecke
  • 2006 – 2008: Professor for nursing science, University of Bremen
  • 1999 – 2006: Research fellow, University of Hamburg, Unit of Education and Health Sciences;
  • 2004:  Dr. phil., University of Hamburg
  • 1992 – 1998: Studies of teacher training, upper secondary level/vocational schools, Health Science and Germany, University of Hamburg
  • 1990 – 1998: Nurse, hospitals and community nursing in Lüneburg and Hamburg
  • 1987 – 1990: Vocational training as nurse, municipal hospital Lüneburg
Research interests

Effectiveness research in nursing; development and evaluation of complex interventions; epidemiology of nursing problems, e.g. dementia-related care needs in nursing homes and home care nursing; mobility, joint contractures, use of physical restraints and psychotropic medication in nursing homes

Memberships

Member of the Sachverständigenrat im Gesundheitswesen; Member of the German Ethics Council; Corresponding Board Member of the German Network of Evidence-based Medicine (DNEbM); Fellow of the European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS); Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Institute for Quality and Efficacy in Health Care (IQWiG); Co-Editor PFLEGE (Huber), Editor in Chief ZEFQ (Elsevier), Associate Editor BioMed Central Geriatrics (BMC Series)

List of peer reviewed publications: https://www.medizin.uni-halle.de/fileadmin/Bereichsordner/Institute/GesundheitsPflegewissenschaften/Publikationslisten/Aktuelle_Publikationsliste.pdf

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Dr. Teresa Moreno Casbas

Dr. Teresa Moreno Casbas

Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

Curriculum Vitae

Teresa Moreno Casbas, RN, MSc, PhD

RESUMEN LIBRE DEL CURRÍCULUM

Dr Moreno Casbas had formal education in Nursing in the University of Valladolid in 1981. She obtained a Maîtrise en Sciences by the University of Montreal Canada (1991-93) and she is obtained her Ph Doctoral degree in Epidemiology and Public Health in 2007 at the
University Rey Juan Carlos. Her postdoctoral work at the University of Toronto (2009-10) focused on health care policy, promoting safe care for nurses and patients nationally and internationally.She also has other academic records:

  • 2007: Master in Epidemiology and Public Health
  • 1986: Master’s in Family Therapy at the Univ. Pontificia of Salamanca.
  • 1986 – Nursing Services Management at the School of Management and Administration EADA in Barcelona.
  • 1985 – Intensive Care Nursing at theAutonomous University of Barcelona.

From 1996, she is the Nursing Director of the Spanish Nursing and Healthcare Research Unit (Investén-isciii). This unit is located in the Institute of Health Carlos III, which belongs to the Spanish the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (MINEICO). From 1996 this unit has strategically sought to improve research in Nursing and Healthcare in Spain and now the effort is focused on the implementation of nursing research findings on the daily practice of Spanish health professionals working in our national Health System. Since 2009 held the position as a Chair in Health Services and Policy Research.
After 35 years of working she has achieved a significant increase in nursing primary research in Spain, through several strategies including international alliances in Europe, Canada, EEUU, Australia and Latin America. She leads a multidisciplinary group of professionals, who are working for the same aims.

As a result of this effort a Spanish Collaborating Centre of Joanna Briggs Institute for Evidence Based Health Care was established in 2006, of which, since 2006, she is the Director. This centre is located in the Investén-isciii Unit and has the financial support of 16 Spanish regions. The Great research milestone for her scientific carrier is to contribute to demonstrate that Nurses hold the key to providing safer, more effective care—and achieving better outcomes for hospitalized patients. Her international research has showing at the European level the importance of nurses caring for fewer patients each, having most nurses with bachelor’s or higher qualifications, and improving nurse work environments. The RN4CAST porject documented that 30-day mortality after common surgical procedures increased by 7 percent for each additional patient added to a nurse’s workload, and that for each 10 percent increase in nurses with BSN degrees, there was a 5 to 7 percent decline in risk-adjusted mortality.She has also demonstrated that organizations that support professional nursing practice by involving nurses in decision-making have better patient outcomes than matched organizations with poor
work environments.

It could be also mention that

  1. She is Adjunct Scientist of a Thematic Network Frailty and Healthy Aging CIBERFES.
  2. She was Editor-in-chief of the journal Enfermería Clínica from 2004 to 2011 (published by Elsevier publishing and included in Medline since 2007). 3. She is Editorial Board of Journal of Research in Nursing, Qualitative Health Research and International Journal of Nursing Practice

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Ass.-Prof. Dr. Alvisa Palese

Ass.-Prof. Dr. Alvisa Palese

University of Udine, Italy

Curriculum Vitae

Ass.Prof. Alvisa Palese, PhDc, MNS, BNS

  • Associated Professor in Nursing Science at Udine University (Udine, Italy) (since October 2005)
  • Master on Nursing Science (Verona University, 2006)
  • Master on Management and Teaching in Nursing Science, Padua University (1994)
  • Bachelor in Nursing Science, Padua University (2002)
  • Registered Nurse, Nursing College of Tolmezzo (Udine) (1987-88)
  • PhD Student, Hull University, supervisor Prof. Roger Watson. Prof. Mark Hayter
Member of Editorial Board
  • 2016: Member of The Professional Online journal Editorial Board published by the Faculty of Health Sciences, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • 2014 to date: Central European Journal of Nursing and Midwifery (CZ)
  • 2014 to date: Nursing Open (UK)
  • 2013 to date: Slovenian Nursing Review (SLO)
  • 2012 to date: World Journal of Meta-Analysis (Number ID:02458138)
  • 2012 to date: The Journal of Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing (PL)
  • 2011 – 2014: Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem (San Paolo, BR)
  • 2009 – 2014: Nursing Research & Practice (USA)
  • 2008 to date: Journal of Nursing Management (UK)
  • 2008 – 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Science (N)
  • 2006 – 2013: Journal of Clinical Nursing (UK)
  • 1999 to date: Assistenza Infermieristica e Ricerca, Il Pensiero Scientifico Editore (Roma, Italy)
  • 1993 – 1999: Rivista dell’Infermiere, Il Pensiero Scientifico Editore (Roma, Italy)

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Prof. Dr. Michael Simon

Prof. Dr. Michael Simon

University of Basel, Switzerland

Curriculum Vitae
POSITION TITLE
  • Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Institue of Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Basel, Switzerland (CH)
    Bernoullistrasse 28, CH-4056 Basel
  • Head of Nursing Research Unit, Directorate of Nursing/MTT Inselspital University Hospital Bern, Freiburgstrasse 4, CH-3010 Bern
EDUCATION/TRAINING
INSTITUTION AND LOCATION YEARS FIELD OF STUDY
  • 2008-2010: Health Services Research, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Kansas School of Nursing, National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators, Kansas City, KS, USA
  • 2003-2008: Doctorate in Safety Science, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Safety Engineering, University of Wuppertal, Germany
  • 2004-2006: Summer School Program for Doctoral Studies, European Academy of Nursing Science
  • 2001-2003: Master’s Degree in Nursing, Institute of Nursing Science, University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany
  • 1997-2001: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Institute of Nursing Science, University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany

POSITIONS/EMPLOYMENT

  • 05/2014 – present: Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Institute of Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Basel, CH
    Head of Nursing Research Unit, Directorate of Nursing, Inselspital University Hospital Bern, CH
  • 2011-2014: Senior Research Fellow, University of Southampton, Faculty of Health Sciences, Southampton, UK
  • 2010-2011: Research Assistant Professor, University of Kansas School of Nursing, Manager of Research & Development, National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators, Kansas City, KS, USA
  • 2008-2010: Senior Research Associate/Postdoc Fellow, University of Kansas School of Nursing, National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators, Kansas City, KS, USA
  • 2006-2008: Research Associate, Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG), Cologne, Germany
  • 2003-2006: Research Associate, Dpt. of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, University of Wuppertal, Germany. European Nurses’ early exit study (NEXT)
FUNDED RESEARCH
  • Development of fact sheets for the national medical quality indicators in Swiss nursing homes. Curaviva Schweiz. Grant: Grant: CHF 45.392. Role: Co-PI (PI: F. Zúñiga). 2017 – 2018.
  • Nurse-led care models in Swiss nursing homes: improving interdisciplinary care for better resident outcomes (INTERCARE). Swiss National Science Foundation. Grant: CHF 837,000. Role: PI, 2017-2021.
  • Scientific evaluation of the pilot study for medical quality indicators in long-term care. Grant: CHF 50.000. Federal Office of Health (BAG), Bern, Federal Office of Statistics (BFS), Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Role: Co-PI. 2016-2017.
  • Scientific evaluation of the pilot study for medical quality indicators in long-term care. Grant: CHF 30.024. Curaviva Switzerland, Bern. Role: Co-PI. 2016-2017.
  • RANCARE – Rationing – missed nursing care (EU Cost Action: CA15208). Role: Swiss Coordinator, 2016-2020.
    Matching Registered Nurse (MatchRN) services with changing care demands, Grant: CHF 500,000. Funded by 23 hospitals in CH. Role: PI. 2015-2018.
  • ProQuas – Processes and Quality of Life in Nursing Homes, Grant: CHF 229,000. Senevita. Role: Co-PI. 2015-2018
    Evidence reviews safe nursing/support staffing, Grant: 77,000 GBP. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence NICE. Role: Co-PI. 2014.
  • Analysis of free-text comments from the Cancer Patient Experience Survey (CPES) (Wales), Grant: 34,000 GBP. Macmillan Cancer Support. Role: Co-PI. 2014.
  • Analysis of free text responses from the Department of Health’s 2013 survey of colorectal cancer Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs), Grant: 31,000 GBP. National Cancer Action Team. Role: Consultant. 2013.
  • Evaluating a major innovation in hospital design: workforce implications and impact on patient and staff experiences of all single room hospital accommodation, NIHR Service Delivery and Organisation programme. Grant: 366,000 GBP. Role: Co-Applicant. 2012-2014
RECENT PUBLICATIONS

(OVERALL 32 PEER-REVIEWED, 19 NON-PEER-REVIEWED, 11 BOOK CHAPTERS):

  • Trutschel, D. Palm, R. Holle, B. Simon, M. Methodological approaches in analysing observational data:a practical example on how to address clustering and selection bias. International Journal of Nursing Studies. Accepted for publication.
  • Bachnick, S. Ausserhofer, D. Januel, J.-M. Schubert, M. Schwendimann, R. De Geest, S. Simon, M. Matching Registered Nurse services with changing care demands (MatchRN): Study protocol of a natural experiment multi-centre, observational study. Journal of Advanced Nursing. Accepted for publication.
  • Griffiths, P., Ball, J., Drennan, J., Dall’Ora, C., Jones, J., Maruotti, A., . . . Simon, M. Nurse staffing and patient outcomes: strengths and limitations of the evidence to inform policy and practice. A review and discussion paper based on evidence reviewed for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Safe Staffing guideline development. International Journal of Nursing Studies. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2016.03.012
  • Simon. M., Maben, J., Murrells, T., Griffiths, P. (2016). Is single room hospital accommodation associated with differences in health care associated infection, falls, pressure ulcers or medication errors? A natural experiment with non-equivalent controls. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 21(3), 147-55. doi: 10.1177/1355819615625700
  • Maben, J. Griffiths, P. Penfold, C. Simon, M. Anderson, J. Glenn, R. Pizzo, E. Hughes, J. Murrels, T. & Barlow, J. (2015). One size fits all? Mixed methods evaluation of the impact of 100% single room accommodation on staff and patient experience, safety and costs. BMJ Quality & Safety, accepted for publication. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004265
  • Palm, R., Trutschel, D. Simon, M. Bartholomeyczik, S. Holle, B. (2016). Differences in case conferences in dementia specific versus traditional care units in German nursing homes: results from a cross-sectional study. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 17(1):91.e9-13.

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Dr. Marcelina Skrzypek-Czerko

Dr. Marcelina Skrzypek-Czerko

Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland

Curriculum Vitae

Medical University of Gdańsk, Faculty of Health Sciences with Subfaculty of Nursing and Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine, Department of Neurological and Psychiatric Nursing

Education
  • 2001 – 2004: Medical Academy in GdaŃsk, Faculty of Medicine, Subfaculty of Nursing, Bachelor’s studies in nursing
  • 2004 – 2006: Medical Academy in GdaŃsk, Faculty of Medicine, Subfaculty of Nursing, Master’s studies in nursing,
  • 2004 – 2007: University of Gdansk, Faculty of Social Sciences, Bachelor’s studies in pedagogy
  • 2006 – 2011: Medical University of GdaŃsk, Faculty of Medicine, PhD Studies,
Academic degrees and specializations
  • 17.02. 2011: PhD, discipline: medical biology, specialization: neurological nursing, psychology
  • 03.03.2015: Nurse specialist on the field of neurological nursing
Research projects
  • 2007 – 2008: POLKARD project
  • 2009 – 2010: PhD grant N N404 043936 Social support and quality of life among male patients after stroke and their caregivers
  • 2011 – 2015: European Society of Hypertension, Stroke Survey Project Position: neurological nursing
  • 2012 – 2014: COHAB Project; Position: member of team nurse
  • 2012 – 2015: Grant NCN MAESTRO „Brain”,
  • since 2017: Position: neurologial nurse, MS Brain Health Initiative Position: Delphi participant
Functions in national scientific societies
  • since 2010: Polish Association of Neurological Nurses, Position: chairwoman
  • since 2011: Polish Society of Stroke; Position: member of audit committee
  • since 2014: Polish Nurses Association in Department of Nursing in Medical, University of Gdansk; Position: member of audit committee

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Prof. Dr. Renate Stemmer

Prof. Dr. Renate Stemmer

Catholic University of Applied Sciences, Mainz, Germany

Curriculum Vitae
Professional Activities and Qualifications
  • Since 2000: Professor for nursing science and management at the Catholic University of Applied Science Mainz
  • Teaching focus and research:
  • Nursing supply for people with dementia
  • Organization of interdisciplinary collaboration in the health care system
  • Professional development of nurses
  • 12 years experience as dean and vice dean of Department of Health Care and Nursing at Catholic University of Applied Science Mainz
  • Lecturing, publishing, speeches
  • Study and dissertation in the field of pedagogics
  • 10 years experience in nursing; specialization: intensive care.
Scientific and Professional Engagements
  • Chair of the German Society of Nursing Science since eight years.
  • Representative of Germany in the European  COST Action: Rationing – Missed Nursing care: An international and multidimensional problem.
  • Consultant for diverse research programs e.g. of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the German Research Foundation.
  • Member of different working groups for the government of Rhineland-Palatinate.
  • Member of various advisory boards of different national and international conferences.
  • Peer Review for different national and international journals with the focus on nursing science.

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Scientific Programme Committee

The members of the scientific programme committee are responsible for the abstract review process and for preparing the final congress programme.

Dr. Betsie v. Gaal

Dr. Betsie v. Gaal

Radboud Institute for Health Sciences, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Curriculum Vitae
Ass.-Prof. Dr. Irmela Gnass

Ass.-Prof. Dr. Irmela Gnass

Paracelsus Medical University (PMU), Austria

Curriculum Vitae

Ass.-Prof. Dr. rer. medic. Irmela Gnass, MScN, BScN

Current Position: Assistant-Professor for Acute Care in the Institute of Nursing Science and Practice, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria

Education and work experience
  • Assistant Professor for Acute Care (2017)
  • Dr. rer. medic, Department of Nursing Science, University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany (2016)
  • Master of Science in Nursing Science, Department of Nursing Science, University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany (2007)
  • Summer School Program for Doctoral Studies, European Academy of Nursing Science (2009-2011)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Science, Department of Nursing Science, University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany (2005)
  • Special training for intensive care nursing and anesthesia (1996) and over 15 years of experience in caring for critically ill patients in interdisciplinary intensive care units
  • Research assistant and coordinator in several research projects focusing on pain management in hospital, nursing home, community care from a nursing perspective, especially on pain assessment for patient cognitive impaired and/or sedated and mechanically ventilated
Current memberships
  • German Society of Nursing Science [Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pflegewissenschaft (DGP)], Section: „Nursing Care for Critically ill Patient“
  • German Nursing Association, [Deutscher Berufsverband für Pflegeberufe (DBfK)], Working Group: „Nursing Expert Pain“
  • European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS)
  • International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), Special Interest Group (SIG) Pain in Older Persons (IASP), Executive Committee Member
  • German Chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), [Deutsche Schmerzgesellschaft], Working Group „Pain and Age“

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Prof. Dr. Sascha Köpke

Prof. Dr. Sascha Köpke

Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum vitae: Sascha Köpke, PhD RN
Born: August 1966 in Kiel, Germany
Current position: Professor for nursing research and head of the Nursing Research Group at the Institute of Social Medicine, University of Lübeck, Germany.

Education
  • 2007: PhD, University of Hamburg, PhD thesis “Evidence-based patient information and shared decision making in multiple sclerosis” (magna cum laude)
  • 2004: Graduation, University of Hamburg, teacher training, upper secondary level/vocational schools, Health Sciences and English
  • 1990-1993 Nursing training, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf
Appointments
  • 2011 – present: Professor for Nursing Research, University of Lübeck
  • 2010 – 2010: Professor for Nursing Management, Medical School Hamburg
  • 2006 – 2008: “Rehabilitation fellow”, Institute for Neuroimmunology and Clinical MS Research, University Medical Centre, Hamburg
  • 2004 – 2011: Research fellow, University of Hamburg, Unit of Education and Health Sciences
Non-academic career
  • 1998-2004 & 1993-1997: Staff nurse, Neurological ICU, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • 1997 – 1998 Staff nurse, Surgical ICU, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow, UK
  • 1986 – 1987 Volunteer Social Service, Nursing home “Am Schäferberg”, Bad Bramstedt

Sascha Köpke is a registered nurse with a PhD in health sciences and currently holds a professorship of nursing research and is head of the Nursing Research Group at the Institute of Social Medicine, University of Lübeck. He has been involved in a number of clinical trials in the fields of nursing care as well as patient education and information. He was in charge of two large cluster randomized-controlled trials in the nursing home setting. Also he has led three controlled trials on patient education in multiple. All studies were multicomponent or “complex” interventions comprising education components. He has been involved in the development and validation of questionnaires as well as observation based measures in the field of shared decision making. Also he has performed theoretical work on “complex interventions” in healthcare and has been involved in epidemiological studies and systematic reviews. Currently he is an editor for non-pharmacological interventions and diagnostic test accuracy studies with the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement group.

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Prof. Dr. Maria Müller-Staub

Prof. Dr. Maria Müller-Staub

Hanze University, Groningen, The Netherlands; Stadtspital Waid, Zürich, Switzerland

Curriculum Vitae
Educational background
  • 1977: Registered Nurse (RN), Nursing School Diakonissenhaus, Bern/CH
  • 1983: Educator in Nursing (EdN), Masterdiploma in Higher Education SRK, Zürich/CH
  • 1993: Organizationslearning / Team Development and Consulting, Masterdiploma University of Applied Sciences in Psychology, Zürich/CH
  • 1994-1996: Studies in Nursing Research, Clinical Assessments and Health Psychology, University of Pittsburgh & Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, USA
  • 2000: Master in Nursing Science (MNS), University of Maastricht, Netherlands
  • 2007: Doctorate in Nursing Science (PhD) at the University of Nijmegen (NL), Prof. Theo v. Achterberg and Prof. M.A. Lavin, St. Louis (USA)
Short CV 

Maria Müller-Staub is Professor at the Lectorat in Nursing Diagnostics at the Hanze University in Groningen and head of Nursing Development and Research at the Stadtspital Waid in Zürich. She has demonstrated long-term impact as nurse researcher and her funded program of research on patient/family outcomes, community wellness and health care policy is widely recognized.

Her main focus in research and education at the Hanze University in Groningen, Netherlands, is on nursing diagnostics, clinical decision-making and critical thinking. She leads projects to foster E-Health, nursing documentation, nursing care quality and Clinical Information Systems (CIS).

To ensure cost effective, high quality, appropriate outcomes of nursing care delivered across settings, standardized terms and definitions are required. Without classifications, nursing has difficulties in communicating clinical problems – nursing phenomena – in a clear, precise, or consistent manner. Maria Müller-Staub and her coresearchers perform high quality studies to fill this research gab. Based on the need to make nurses’ contribution to patients’ health measurable, she became Founder and Director of Pflege PBS where her research focuses is on the accuracy of nursing diagnoses, on the effectiveness of interventions and on nursing-sensitive patient outcomes (NANDA-I, NIC & NOC).

Escalating costs and legal cases require health care disciplines to develop measures so that the quality of disciplinebased services can be compared across settings and localities, therefore she developed and validated an instrument to measure the Quality of Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes (Q-DIO). The Q-DIO was translated into seven languages, and the strengths of this instrument are the multiple methods that were used to assure its validity. Maria Müller-Staub is a nurse leader with outstanding contributions to nursing research by focusing on patients’ care needs and on the effectiveness of interventions. She is one of few specialists on the representation of Standardized Nursing Language (representing nursing knowledge) and has contributed significantly that nurses
reach good nursing-sensitive patient outcomes. She was honored with several awards, e.g. for nursing curriculum
development and excellent publications, and as a mentor to support nurses’ critical thinking and clinical decision making skills.

Prof. Müller-Staub is a recognized nursing scientist and was honored for being an inspiring teacher and mentor of 240 graduate and post-graduate nursing students and as promoter of eight doctoral students. She has lead over 40 research projects, published 249 papers (120 in peer-reviewed/indexed, 83 non-peer reviewed, 46 books/bookchapters; h-index: 12, 650 citations) and has held over 160 oral presentations.

Maria Müller-Staub is was President of the Swiss Association for Nursing Research from 2011 to 2017 representing
nine Academic Societies. She was also Principal Investigator to develop and evaluate the “Swiss Nursing Research Agenda”, which is seen as a leading model for European Nursing Research Strategies to guide national nursing research programs.

June 2017

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JProf. Dr. Erika Sirsch

JProf. Dr. Erika Sirsch

Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule (Catholic University), Vallendar, Germany

Curriculum Vitae
Education                  University
  • 05/05: Degree in Science of Nursing (Bachelor), University of Witten/ Herdecke, Witten, Germany
  • 06/07: Degree in Science of Nursing (Master), University of Witten/ Herdecke, Witten, Germany
  • 06/09-06/11: European Academy of Nursing Science, Exeter, UK
  • Completed a three year program of EANS Summer School for Doctoral Studies (Finland, Germany, Sweden)
  • 05/14: University of Witten/ Herdecke, Witten, Germany
  • Doctoral College, graduation Doctor rer. medic.
Apprenticeship
  • 02/80: Diploma in nursing, Bedburg-Hau, Germany
  • 10/94: Diploma in mentorship, Kamp-Lintfort, Germany
  • 11/95: Diploma in psycho geriatric care, Essen, Germany
  • 03/98: Diploma in geriatric rehabilitation care, Essen, Germany
Employment
  • 02/80 –03/82: Nurse at Rheinische Landesklinik Bedburg-Hau,  Psychiatric ward, Germany,
  • 08/83 – 12/85: Nurse at St. Barbara Hospital, Interdisciplinary intensive care unit, Duisburg-Hamborn, Germany
  • 01/86 – 12/02 – Nurse at Marienhospital Orsoy
  • 01/86 – 01/95 surgical and Internal medicine wards
  • 01/95 – 09/00 head nurse geriatric rehabilitation ward
  • 10/00 – 12/02 temporary employment geriatric rehabilitation ward
  • 04/08 – 08/09 – Research Assistant, University of Witten/ Herdecke, Institute of Nursing Science, Witten, Germany
  • 10/09 – 02/10 – Research Assistant, Paracelsus Medical University, Institute of Nursing Science, Salzburg, Austria,
  • 11/09 – 03/15 – Research Assistant (Post Doc) at German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
  • 04/15 –  to present – Junior Professor in Acute Care, Faculty of Nursing Science, Philosophisch – Theologische Hochschule Vallendar (Catholic University), Germany

Current memberships  

  • German Society of Nursing Science [Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pflegewissenschaft (DGP)], vice chair
  • German Association of University Professors and Lecturers [Deutscher Hochschulverband]
  • German Nursing Association (DBfK), [Deutscher Berufsverband für Pflegeberufe]
  • European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS)
  • International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) / Special Interest Group (SIG) Pain in Older Persons (IASP)
  • German Chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), [Deutsche Schmerzgesellschaft]
  • German Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics [Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gerontologie und Geriatrie e. V. (DGGG)]

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Ass.-Prof. Dr. Brigita Skela Savič

Ass.-Prof. Dr. Brigita Skela Savič

Angela Boškin Faculty of Health Care, Slovenia

Curriculum Vitae

Dr Brigita Skela Savic, PhD, MSc, BSc, RN is an Associate Professor in Healthcare and Nursing Management and Dean of the Angela Boškin Faculty of Health Care. She was the first dean of a Slovenian nursing college with a background in nursing. Over the last decade, she has made a considerable, recognized contribution to nursing education in Slovenia. She is head of the first Slovenian faculty to have obtained international accreditation in nursing. She is also the lead author of Directives for nursing education for the 1st cycle study program nursing in Slovenia. She has made a significant contribution towards understanding and implementing advanced practice in nursing in Slovenia, helping nurses realize the importance of specialization, master’s degree programs and PhD programs in nursing, and the need for applying postgraduate-level knowledge in clinical practice. As the editor-in-chief of Slovenian Nursing Review, she significantly contributed to the development of publication in nursing in Slovenia. Since January 2012, she is a member of the Editorial Board for Slovenian Journal of Public Health and a reviewer for Slovenian and international journals. Since 2014, she is a member of International Advisory Board of review Nurse Education Today.

She is well known at home and abroad as a successful leader, an expert and a researcher involved in important national and international research projects. She is a leading expert and researcher of nursing education and development in Slovenia. Moreover, she acted as a nursing education expert in the process of reforming nursing education in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2012 – 2014; 2017). She was also a member of the working group drafting the Nursing and Health Care Development Strategy within the Health Care System of Slovenia (2011–2020). She is a member of Quality and Safety Council in Healthcare of Republic Slovenia from March 2016. In May 2017 she has been elected as a candidate for Board of Directors of ICN for period 2017-2021.

In 2007, Brigita Skela Savič was awarded the highest recognition of the Nurses and Midwives Association of Slovenia, the Golden Mark. Since March 2010, she has been a member of the international association ‚The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International‘. Since October 2010, she has also been a member of FINE Advisory Board (European Federation of Nurse Educators).

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Dr. Thomas Sollar

Dr. Thomas Sollar

Radboud Institute for Health Sciences, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Curriculum Vitae
Prof. Dr. Lisbeth Uhrenfeldt

Prof. Dr. Lisbeth Uhrenfeldt

Aalborg University, Denmark

Curriculum Vitae

Professor Lisbeth Uhrenfeldt, RN, BA, MScN, PhD

Positions

  • 2017: Fellow European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS)
  • 2016: Professor (50%) Nord university Bodø, Norway. 2014- Associate professor Health Science and technology, Aalborg University, Denmark (50% fra 2016)
  • 2009 – 2014: Clinical Research lead and associate professor Horsens Teaching Hospital and Aarhus University, Denmark.
  • 2016-2019: Chair of European Academy of Caring Science (Funding member 2006-).
  • since 2004: Member of European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS) and teacher (since 2014-) at the summerschool for European phd students among midwives and nurses.

Education

2007 PhD Nursing Science; 2001 BA in History of Ideas; 1996 Master of Nursing Science, Nursing Diploma in 1994 in Clinical Nursing. Nursing Diploma in 1984 as Teacher in Nursing.
Training in home care, children care and geriatric nursing. Trained in science in European Academy of Nursing Sciences in three years as phd student.

Research

Supervisor of PhD-students (2 graduated succesfully, 6 is ongoing), supervision of master projects (>15), assessment of 2 PhD dissertations, pre-assessment of PHD protocols (>5), associate professors (5). Peer review of publications (> 25). Lead of a research programme: Knowledge development and knowledge application.
Chair of European Academy of Caring Science (2016-19) and partner in an EU application within this netwok. Research experiences based on qualitative and quantitative methods, metasynthesis, metaanalysis, systematic reviews, RCT’s. Partner in two Nordic research programmes: PRANSIT (Patient and relatives experiences of transitions in transfer) and CareLead (Caring leadership in community care).

Publications

55 peer reviewed publications in national and international journals (47 articles last 5 years), 39 other articles, textbook chapters or books. 26 posters presented besides numeral oral presentations. H index 6 in 2017.

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Prof. Dr. Karin Wolf-Ostermann

Prof. Dr. Karin Wolf-Ostermann

University of Bremen, Germany

Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Karin Wolf-Ostermann

Institute for Public Health and Nursing Research (IPP), email: wolf-ostermann@uni-bremen.de

Biographical Sketch: Karin Wolf-Ostermann is full Professor for Health Care Research at the University Bremen since April 2014 and is the head of Dept. 7: Health Care Research at the IPP. From 2004-2014 she was a full Professor at the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences, Berlin. She serves on several national and international advisory boards concerning care program development and evaluation.

Research Focus: Karin Wolf-Ostermanns’ research interests include evidence-based nursing, complex interventions and outcome-related research on on care-dependent people (cdp), especially people with dementia (pwd). She focuses on evaluating health outcomes of interventions in actual care practice – especially in small scale living environments or for community-residing persons – and improving quality of care and support in everyday life for cdp and pwd, and their formal and informal caregivers.

University Education
  • 1989: Diploma degree (Dipl.Stat.) in Statistics and Theoretical Medicine, TU Dortmund
  • 1991-1993: Childcare leave
  • 1994 – 1997: Graduation fellow at the Graduate College of Applied Statistics, TU Dortmund
  • 1997: Doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.) in Applied Statistics in Statistics (magna cum laude), TU Dortmund, Germany

Professional Experience (Selection)

  • 1997-1998: Scientific Employee (Research), University of Siegen, Germany
  • 1999-2001: Scientific Employee (Research), Institute of Economic Health and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Cologne, Germany
  • 2001-2004: Scientific Employee (Research), Department of Child and Adolescent, Psychiatry, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany
  • 2004-2014: Full Professor of Social and Nursing Research, Alice Salomon-University of Applied Sciences, Berlin
  • 2014-present: Full Professor of Health Care Research, University Bremen
Professional Activities (Selection)
  • 2010-2014: Founding Member and  Board Member of the Institute for Research and Counseling in Welfare and Health Care (FoBeG e.V.), Alice Salomon University, Berlin
  • 2010-present: Member of the Ethics Committee of the German Society of Nursing Science, since 2012 elected Vice President of the Ethics Committee
  • 2014- present: Board Member of the German Society of Nursing Science
  • 2012: Member of Interdem (pan-European network of researchers collaborating in research on and dissemination of early, timely and quality psychosocial interventions in dementia)
  • 2014:  Advisory Board Member of several long term care insurance projects of the German National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds
  • 2014-present: Editorial Board Member and Section Editor for the Journal of Evidence and Quality in Health Care, Elsevier
Awards and Honors
  • 1996: Research Award (Medical Study Group “Smoking and Health”)
  • 2011: Science Award of the German Center for Evidence-based Nursing „sapere aude“
  • 2016: GSA Fellow (Gerontological Society of America)

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Ass. Prof. Dr. Sandra Zwakhalen

Ass. Prof. Dr. Sandra Zwakhalen

Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Curriculum Vitae

Short CV

NAME: Zwakhalen. Sandra
POSITION TITLE: Associate Professor, Maastricht University.
FIELD OF EXPERTISE: Elderly nursing care

My field of expertise is nursing care for geriatric patients living at home or in a nursing home. Currently, I am involved in a variety of studies that aim to improve the care of dementia patients and their caregivers. My extensive research has resulted in over 65 peer- reviewed high ranked publications and contributed to many (inter)national research reports, book chapters and editorials. In the last couple of years, I have successfully raised research grants and managed and completed major projects (including those for the EU European 7th Framework). I am heavily involved in the European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS) as a board member and serve as a treasurer for EANS. I am frequently invited as a keynote speaker at international meetings and scientific conferences and review for scientific journals, international research funding agencies, and universities. I have also been involved part-time as coordinator of the Academic Collaborative Centre on Care for Older People (Netherlands), a successful formal collaboration between Maastricht University, University of Applied Science, and a diversity of (nursing home) care organisations. Since September 2013-untill September 2016, I have been a visiting professor at the University of Greenwich in Health Services Research.

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Organising Committee

The members of the organising committee are responsible for the congress organisation. They planned the conference, selected the topics and invited the keynote speakers and the members of both, the advisory board and the scientific programme committee. The committee also coordinates the work of the committees, prepares the conference program based on the decisions about the submitted abstracts and the other events around the conference.

Uwe Genge

Uwe Genge

Bezirkskrankenhaus Günzburg, Akademisches Krankenhaus für die Universität Ulm

Curriculum Vitae

Uwe Genge, Gesundheits- und Krankenpfleger mit Fachweiterbildung Psychiatrie, RN, Dipl.-Pflegewirt (FH)

Stabsstelle Innerbetriebliche Fort- und Weiterbildung, Pflegewissenschaft und -forschung

Vize Präsident der Deutschen Fachgesellschaft Psychiatrische Pflege (DFPP)

Ass.-Prof. Dr. Irmela Gnass

Ass.-Prof. Dr. Irmela Gnass

Paracelsus Medical University (PMU), Austria

Curriculum Vitae

Ass.-Prof. Dr. rer. medic. Irmela Gnass, MScN, BScN

Current Position: Assistant-Professor for Acute Care in the Institute of Nursing Science and Practice, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria

Education and work experience
  • Assistant Professor for Acute Care (2017)
  • Dr. rer. medic, Department of Nursing Science, University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany (2016)
  • Master of Science in Nursing Science, Department of Nursing Science, University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany (2007)
  • Summer School Program for Doctoral Studies, European Academy of Nursing Science (2009-2011)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Science, Department of Nursing Science, University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany (2005)
  • Special training for intensive care nursing and anesthesia (1996) and over 15 years of experience in caring for critically ill patients in interdisciplinary intensive care units
  • Research assistant and coordinator in several research projects focusing on pain management in hospital, nursing home, community care from a nursing perspective, especially on pain assessment for patient cognitive impaired and/or sedated and mechanically ventilated
Current memberships
  • German Society of Nursing Science [Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pflegewissenschaft (DGP)], Section: „Nursing Care for Critically ill Patient“
  • German Nursing Association, [Deutscher Berufsverband für Pflegeberufe (DBfK)], Working Group: „Nursing Expert Pain“
  • European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS)
  • International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), Special Interest Group (SIG) Pain in Older Persons (IASP), Executive Committee Member
  • German Chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), [Deutsche Schmerzgesellschaft], Working Group „Pain and Age“

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Prof. Dr. Sascha Köpke

Prof. Dr. Sascha Köpke

Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum vitae: Sascha Köpke, PhD RN
Born: August 1966 in Kiel, Germany
Current position: Professor for nursing research and head of the Nursing Research Group at the Institute of Social Medicine, University of Lübeck, Germany.

Education
  • 2007: PhD, University of Hamburg, PhD thesis “Evidence-based patient information and shared decision making in multiple sclerosis” (magna cum laude)
  • 2004: Graduation, University of Hamburg, teacher training, upper secondary level/vocational schools, Health Sciences and English
  • 1990-1993 Nursing training, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf
Appointments
  • 2011 – present: Professor for Nursing Research, University of Lübeck
  • 2010 – 2010: Professor for Nursing Management, Medical School Hamburg
  • 2006 – 2008: “Rehabilitation fellow”, Institute for Neuroimmunology and Clinical MS Research, University Medical Centre, Hamburg
  • 2004 – 2011: Research fellow, University of Hamburg, Unit of Education and Health Sciences
Non-academic career
  • 1998-2004 & 1993-1997: Staff nurse, Neurological ICU, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • 1997 – 1998 Staff nurse, Surgical ICU, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow, UK
  • 1986 – 1987 Volunteer Social Service, Nursing home “Am Schäferberg”, Bad Bramstedt

Sascha Köpke is a registered nurse with a PhD in health sciences and currently holds a professorship of nursing research and is head of the Nursing Research Group at the Institute of Social Medicine, University of Lübeck. He has been involved in a number of clinical trials in the fields of nursing care as well as patient education and information. He was in charge of two large cluster randomized-controlled trials in the nursing home setting. Also he has led three controlled trials on patient education in multiple. All studies were multicomponent or “complex” interventions comprising education components. He has been involved in the development and validation of questionnaires as well as observation based measures in the field of shared decision making. Also he has performed theoretical work on “complex interventions” in healthcare and has been involved in epidemiological studies and systematic reviews. Currently he is an editor for non-pharmacological interventions and diagnostic test accuracy studies with the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement group.

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Dr. Ralph Möhler

Dr. Ralph Möhler

Cochrane Germany, Medical Center – University of Freiburg, Germany

Curriculum Vitae
Major research topics
  • Development and Evaluation of complex interventions
  • Systematic reviews and evidence synthesis (of complex interventions)
  • Reduction of physical restraints in acute and long-term care settings
  • Methods of evidence-based nursing and clinical research
Qualification and professional career
  • Since 2016: Researcher, Cochrane Germany, Medical Center – University of Freiburg
  • 2014 – 2016: Research Fellow, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Institute for Health Care and Nursing Studies
  • 2008 – 2016: Research Fellow, School of Nursing Sciences, Witten/Herdecke University
  • Dr. rer. medic, School of Nursing Sciences, Witten/Herdecke University, Witten, Germany (2014)
  • Master of Science in Nursing; Witten/Herdecke University, School of Nursing Sciences, Witten, Germany (2006)
  • Diplom degree in Nursing; University of Applied Sciences, Frankfurt, Germany (2000)
Selected publications
  • Möhler R. [Qualitative evidence synthesis. Methodologies, methods and challenges]. QuPuG 2016; 3(2):70-7.
  • Möhler R, Meyer G. Development methods of guidelines and documents with recommendations on physical restraint reduction in nursing homes: a systematic review. BMC Geriatr 2015; 15:152.
  • Möhler R, Köpke S, Meyer G. Criteria for Reporting the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions in healthcare – revised guideline (CReDECI 2). Trials 2015; 16:204.
  • Möhler R, Meyer G. Attitudes of nurses towards the use of physical restraints in geriatric care: A systematic review of qualitative and quantitative studies. Int J Nurs Stud 2014; 51:274-288.
  • Möhler R, Suhr R, Meyer G.  [Methods of patient involvement in the development of guidelines – a systematic review]. Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes 2014; 108(10):569-75.
  • Möhler R, Bartoszek G, Meyer G. Quality of reporting of complex healthcare interventions and applicability of the CReDECI list – a survey of publications indexed in PubMed. BMC Med Res Methodol 2013; 13:125.
  • Möhler R, Richter T, Köpke S, Meyer G. Interventions for preventing and reducing the use of physical restraints in long-term geriatric care – a Cochrane review. J Clin Nurs 2012; 21(21-22):3070-81.
Membership
  • Fellow of the European Academy of Nursing Science
  • German Network for Evidence-based Medicine

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Heinrich Recken

Heinrich Recken

Hamburger Fern-Hochschule, University of Applied Science and distance study, Germany

Curriculum Vitae
Heinrich Recken, B.A.

AUSBILDUNG/ STUDIUM
  • 1974 – 1977 Krankenpflegeausbildung Klinikum Solingen
  • 1981 – 1983 Weiterbildung zum Lehrer für Pflegeberufe
  • 1993 – 2003 Berufsbegleitendes Studium Soziologie, Politikwissenschaft und Erziehungswissenschaft  an der Fern-Universität Hagen;Abschluss Bachelor of Arts
BERUFLICHE TÄTIGKEITEN
  • 08.1987 –30.6. 2011 Dozent und ab 2006 Prokurist des Bildungsinstituts im Gesundheitswesen (BiG) Essen
  • 2010 – 2016 Geschäftsführer der Beratungsgesellschaft Gesundheit und Soziales mbH
  • Seit 7.2011 Leiter des Studienzentrums Essen der Hamburger Fern-Hochschule
Tätigkeiten, Gremien
  • seit 2005 Vorstand der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Pflegewissenschaft e.V. (DGP)
  • seit 2015 Vorstande der AAL-Akademie Deutschland

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JProf. Dr. Erika Sirsch

JProf. Dr. Erika Sirsch

Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule (Catholic University), Vallendar, Germany

Curriculum Vitae
Education                  University
  • 05/05: Degree in Science of Nursing (Bachelor), University of Witten/ Herdecke, Witten, Germany
  • 06/07: Degree in Science of Nursing (Master), University of Witten/ Herdecke, Witten, Germany
  • 06/09-06/11: European Academy of Nursing Science, Exeter, UK
  • Completed a three year program of EANS Summer School for Doctoral Studies (Finland, Germany, Sweden)
  • 05/14: University of Witten/ Herdecke, Witten, Germany
  • Doctoral College, graduation Doctor rer. medic.
Apprenticeship
  • 02/80: Diploma in nursing, Bedburg-Hau, Germany
  • 10/94: Diploma in mentorship, Kamp-Lintfort, Germany
  • 11/95: Diploma in psycho geriatric care, Essen, Germany
  • 03/98: Diploma in geriatric rehabilitation care, Essen, Germany
Employment
  • 02/80 –03/82: Nurse at Rheinische Landesklinik Bedburg-Hau,  Psychiatric ward, Germany,
  • 08/83 – 12/85: Nurse at St. Barbara Hospital, Interdisciplinary intensive care unit, Duisburg-Hamborn, Germany
  • 01/86 – 12/02 – Nurse at Marienhospital Orsoy
  • 01/86 – 01/95 surgical and Internal medicine wards
  • 01/95 – 09/00 head nurse geriatric rehabilitation ward
  • 10/00 – 12/02 temporary employment geriatric rehabilitation ward
  • 04/08 – 08/09 – Research Assistant, University of Witten/ Herdecke, Institute of Nursing Science, Witten, Germany
  • 10/09 – 02/10 – Research Assistant, Paracelsus Medical University, Institute of Nursing Science, Salzburg, Austria,
  • 11/09 – 03/15 – Research Assistant (Post Doc) at German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
  • 04/15 –  to present – Junior Professor in Acute Care, Faculty of Nursing Science, Philosophisch – Theologische Hochschule Vallendar (Catholic University), Germany

Current memberships  

  • German Society of Nursing Science [Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pflegewissenschaft (DGP)], vice chair
  • German Association of University Professors and Lecturers [Deutscher Hochschulverband]
  • German Nursing Association (DBfK), [Deutscher Berufsverband für Pflegeberufe]
  • European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS)
  • International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) / Special Interest Group (SIG) Pain in Older Persons (IASP)
  • German Chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), [Deutsche Schmerzgesellschaft]
  • German Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics [Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gerontologie und Geriatrie e. V. (DGGG)]

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Prof. Dr. Renate Stemmer

Prof. Dr. Renate Stemmer

Catholic University of Applied Sciences, Mainz, Germany

Curriculum Vitae
Professional Activities and Qualifications
  • Since 2000: Professor for nursing science and management at the Catholic University of Applied Science Mainz
  • Teaching focus and research:
  • Nursing supply for people with dementia
  • Organization of interdisciplinary collaboration in the health care system
  • Professional development of nurses
  • 12 years experience as dean and vice dean of Department of Health Care and Nursing at Catholic University of Applied Science Mainz
  • Lecturing, publishing, speeches
  • Study and dissertation in the field of pedagogics
  • 10 years experience in nursing; specialization: intensive care.
Scientific and Professional Engagements
  • Chair of the German Society of Nursing Science since eight years.
  • Representative of Germany in the European  COST Action: Rationing – Missed Nursing care: An international and multidimensional problem.
  • Consultant for diverse research programs e.g. of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the German Research Foundation.
  • Member of different working groups for the government of Rhineland-Palatinate.
  • Member of various advisory boards of different national and international conferences.
  • Peer Review for different national and international journals with the focus on nursing science.

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Prof. Dr. Steve Strupeit

Prof. Dr. Steve Strupeit

University of Applied Sciences, Munich, Germany

Curriculum Vitae

CV (short)

Current positions
  • Since 10/17 Professor for Nursing Science – University of Education Schwäbisch Gmünd
  • Since 08/08 Principal Investigator: Nursing Development and Research in Practice – Home Care Service Gonda bauernfeind, Hamm/Sieg, Germany. Principal Activities: Implementation of NANDA-I Nursing Diagnosis, Evaluation of therapy regime, Evaluation of pressure Ulcer Risk und Fall Risk Factors
  • 09/14 – 09/17 Professor for Nursing Science – Munich University of Applied Sciences
  • 02/14 – 08/17 Official at the Central Federal Association of the Health Insurance Funds
  • 05/13 – 02/14 Research Associate in different Project in the field of nursing science
Memerships
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Wundheilung und Wundbehandlung e. V. [German Society of Wound Healing and Treatment]
  • NANDA-International
  • Registrierte berufliche Pflegekraft „RbP“ [Registered Nurse]
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pflegewissenschaft e. V. [German Society of Nursing Science]
  • Alumni Netzwerk der Universität Bremen [Alumni Network Bremen University]
  • Deutsches Netzwerk für Evidenzbasierte Medizin [German Network of Evidence Based Medicine]
  • German Center for Evidence-based Nursing
  • Honor Society of Nursing – Sigma Theta Tau International

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Prof. Dr. Karin Wolf-Ostermann

Prof. Dr. Karin Wolf-Ostermann

University of Bremen, Germany

Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Karin Wolf-Ostermann

Institute for Public Health and Nursing Research (IPP), email: wolf-ostermann@uni-bremen.de

Biographical Sketch: Karin Wolf-Ostermann is full Professor for Health Care Research at the University Bremen since April 2014 and is the head of Dept. 7: Health Care Research at the IPP. From 2004-2014 she was a full Professor at the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences, Berlin. She serves on several national and international advisory boards concerning care program development and evaluation.

Research Focus: Karin Wolf-Ostermanns’ research interests include evidence-based nursing, complex interventions and outcome-related research on on care-dependent people (cdp), especially people with dementia (pwd). She focuses on evaluating health outcomes of interventions in actual care practice – especially in small scale living environments or for community-residing persons – and improving quality of care and support in everyday life for cdp and pwd, and their formal and informal caregivers.

University Education
  • 1989: Diploma degree (Dipl.Stat.) in Statistics and Theoretical Medicine, TU Dortmund
  • 1991-1993: Childcare leave
  • 1994 – 1997: Graduation fellow at the Graduate College of Applied Statistics, TU Dortmund
  • 1997: Doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.) in Applied Statistics in Statistics (magna cum laude), TU Dortmund, Germany

Professional Experience (Selection)

  • 1997-1998: Scientific Employee (Research), University of Siegen, Germany
  • 1999-2001: Scientific Employee (Research), Institute of Economic Health and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Cologne, Germany
  • 2001-2004: Scientific Employee (Research), Department of Child and Adolescent, Psychiatry, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany
  • 2004-2014: Full Professor of Social and Nursing Research, Alice Salomon-University of Applied Sciences, Berlin
  • 2014-present: Full Professor of Health Care Research, University Bremen
Professional Activities (Selection)
  • 2010-2014: Founding Member and  Board Member of the Institute for Research and Counseling in Welfare and Health Care (FoBeG e.V.), Alice Salomon University, Berlin
  • 2010-present: Member of the Ethics Committee of the German Society of Nursing Science, since 2012 elected Vice President of the Ethics Committee
  • 2014- present: Board Member of the German Society of Nursing Science
  • 2012: Member of Interdem (pan-European network of researchers collaborating in research on and dissemination of early, timely and quality psychosocial interventions in dementia)
  • 2014:  Advisory Board Member of several long term care insurance projects of the German National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds
  • 2014-present: Editorial Board Member and Section Editor for the Journal of Evidence and Quality in Health Care, Elsevier
Awards and Honors
  • 1996: Research Award (Medical Study Group “Smoking and Health”)
  • 2011: Science Award of the German Center for Evidence-based Nursing „sapere aude“
  • 2016: GSA Fellow (Gerontological Society of America)

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