MAY 8 – 9, 2025, Berlin


The German Society of Nursing Science is proud that its 4th 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 are internationally renowned nursing scientists who provide strategic advice for the conference, supporting the work of both the Organizing Committee and the Scientific and Review Board.

Ass. Prof. Marco Clari

Department of Public Health and Pediatrics, University of Torino

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Prof. Natalja Istomina, PhD

Director, Institute of Health Sciences, Medical Faculty of Vilnius University, Lithuania

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Prof. Dr. Renate Stemmer

Catholic University of Applied Sciences Mainz, Professorship for Nursing Science and Nursing Management

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Nicky Cullum, PhD, RN

Director of Healthier Futures, University of Manchester, UK

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Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Hanna Mayer

Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences, Departmenr of Nursing Science, Austria

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Prof. Riitta Suhonen, PhD, RN, FEANS, MAE

Professor, Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku, Finland

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Prof. Dr. Jan Hamers

Maastricht University / Limburg Living Lab in Ageing and Long-Term Care, The Netherlands

photo: Harry Heuts

Prof. Dr. Michael Simon, PhD, RN

Director, Institute of Nursing Science, University of Basel, Switzerland

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Merle Varik, PhD

Associate professor in the Nursing and Midwifery Department, Tartu Health Care College, Estonia

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Scientific and Reviewboard

The Scientific and Review Board consists of internationally renowned nursing scientists who lead the abstract review process and, together with the other boards, builds the conference programme.

Anna Axelin, RN, PhD

Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku, Finland

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Thekla Brunkert, PhD, PT

Assistant Professor in Interprofessional Primary Care, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, University Lucerne, Switzerland

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Ass.-Prof. Dr. Manela Glarcher, MSc., BSc.

Institute of Nursing Science and Practice, Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg, Austria

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Prof. Dr. Erika Sirsch, MScN, RN

Professur für Pflegewissenschaft mit Schwerpunkt Interprofessionalität , Universität Duisburg-Essen, Universitätsklinikum Essen (AöR)

picture: UDE/Fabian Strauch

Alessandro Stievano

Research Coordinator, Centre of Excellence for Nursing Scholarship OPI of Rome, Italy



Sandra Zwakhalen

Full Professor Nursing Science, Department of Health Services Research, University of Maastricht, the Netherlands

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Connie Berthelsen, RN, PhD, FEANS

Professor in Clinical Nursing, Zealand University Hospital, Køge, Denmark

photo: David Kahr

Prof. Imelda Coyne, PhD

Professor of Children’s Nursing & Director of Trinity Research in Childhood Centre at Trinity College Dublin Ireland

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Prof. Dr. Sabine Hahn, PhD, CNS, RN

Head of Division of Nursing, Department of Health Professions, University of Applied Sciences Bern, Switzerland

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of Applied Sciences

Andreia Silva da Costa

Full Professor at Nursing School of Lisbon; Coordinator Researcher at Nursing Research, Innovation and Development Centre of Lisbon, Portugal

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Filipa Ventura, PhD

The Health Sciences Research Unit: Nursing, Nursing School of Coimbra, Portugal

photo: Marina Salvado

Nienke Bleijenberg, PhD, RN

University Medical Center Utrecht and University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, the Netherlands

Mieke Deschodt, PhD, RN

Assistant professor, Gerontology & Geriatrics, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, KU Leuven; Belgium and Senior Expert, Competence Center of Nursing, University Hospital Leuven, Belgium

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Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. medic. Ralph Möhler

Institut für Versorgungsforschung und Gesundheitsökonomie, Medizinische Fakultät, Heinrich Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

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Jekaterina Šteinmiller, RN, MSc, MSc, PhD

Tallinn Health Care College, Estonia

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Franziska Zuniga

Nursing Science, Department Public Health, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Photography: Sara Schaffer,
Schaffer Photography

Organizing Committee

The Organizing Committee consisting of all five board members of the German Society of Nursing Science is in charge for planning and conduction of the conference building on the work of the Scientific and Review Board and the Advisory Board.

Prof. Dr. Inge Eberl

Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, LMU Klinikum München

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Prof. Dr. Sascha Köpke

University of Cologne, Institute for Nursing Science

photo: Michael Wodak

Dr. Bernhard Holle

Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen (DZNE)

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Prof. Dr. Rebecca Palm

Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg

photo: Universität Oldenburg/
Daniel Schmidt

Prof. Dr. Gabriele Meyer

Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

photo: MLU, Med. Fak.