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Fifth Annual Global Health Nursing Conference: Leadership in Global Health and Disaster Response

March 21, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Hosted by the Rutgers School of Nursing, the Fifth Annual Global Health Nursing Conference will provide participants with knowledge on topics regarding innovations in the context of natural disasters and emerging global leadership in disasters and health.

Abstracts are invited for a poster session. (Contact or 973-972-6655.)

– Recognize the need for leadership during natural disasters
– Integrate interprofessional efforts for disaster relief
– Apply leadership strategies to global health

Conference Schedule
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m.
Dr. Ziad Sifri, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Keynote: Health Effects in Global Disasters
Dr. David Abramson, New York University College of Global Public Health

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Post-Sandy New Jersey Disaster Response
Dr. Margaret Quinn, Rutgers School of Nursing

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.
Networking Break

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Examining the Mapathon Phenomenon from a Critical, Humanistic Perspective
Krista White

11:15 a.m. – 12 noon
Disaster Recovery: Where do we go from here?
Dr. Ernani Sadural, RWJBarnabas Health

12 noon – 12:30 p.m.
Global Leadership
Dr. Suzanne Willard, Rutgers School of Nursing

Register online through the School of Nursing Center for Professional Development.

$30 – general registration
$25 – students
$20 – Rutgers, University Hospital, and RWJBarnabas Health affiliates

Breakfast will be provided.

About the Keynote Speaker
David Abramson, MD, is a clinical associate professor of social and behavioral sciences at New York University, College of Global Public Health. Dr. David Abramson’s work focuses on population health issues associated with disaster-related or stressor-related recovery and resiliency.

He has studied natural and man-made disasters including Katrina, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Joplin tornado, H1N1, Superstorm Sandy, and Zika. With funding from NIH, he has extended his Katrina study to be one of the longest-running population studies of disaster recovery.

In 2014, Dr. Abramson brought his research program to NYU’s College of Global Public Health, where he directs the Population Impact, Recovery, and Resilience Lab, PiR2. His lab focuses on applying social science theory and methodology to the study of disaster effects on vulnerable populations, and to developing an understanding of resilience and long-term disaster recovery. Learn more about Dr. Abramson’s contributions.

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, 50 South 12th Street, Newark, NJ 07107

Questions? Contact the School of Nursing Center for Professional Development at or 973-972-6655.

Event information is subject to change. View the official conference webpage for confirmed information.


March 21, 2019
8:30 am - 12:30 pm


Rutgers School of Nursing
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Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
110 Bergen Street
Newark, NJ United States
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