Nursing: The Past, Present And Future - A Limitless Profession

Peter I. Buerhaus, Jennifer Dohrn, Susan Hassmiller, Sandra Lewenson, Rear Admiral Susan Orsega, George E. Thibault, Edwidge Thomas

New York Academy of Medicine

Thursday, October 15, 2020 5:00 pm EDT

Hosted virtually on Zoom

Register for this event here.
On October 15 The New York Academy of Medicine is celebrating the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife with a special virtual event. This event will will honor the work of nurses and midwives over the decades, discuss the importance of the profession across healthcare disciplines, and identify the future directions for the profession to improve health for all. We hope you will join us for this unique and interactive celebration of nurses and midwives.
This event will feature:

  • A special presentation on the history of nursing by Sandra Lewenson, EdD, RN, FAAN Pace University College of Health Professionals
  • A panel on the current status of the nursing profession, featuring:
  •      Jennifer Dohrn, DNP, CNM, FAAN, Columbia University Medical Center
  •     Susan Hassmiller, RN, PhD, FAAN, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  •     Rear Admiral Susan Orsega,MSN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, Office of the Surgeon General
  •     Edwidge Thomas, DNP, ANP, Mount Sinai Health System
  • Breakout rooms led by NYAM Section on Nursing leadership in which participants will be asked to discuss concrete ways in which nurses can enhance contributions to reducing disparities in health and healthcare
  • Special remarks from Judith A. Salerno, MD, MS, President of The New York Academy of Medicine and George E. Thibault, MD, Immediate Past President of the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation

Event Agenda
5:00pm - 5:10pm Welcome and Opening Remarks
Judith A. Salerno and Allison P. Squires, PhD, FAAN, RN
5:10pm - 5:30pm The History of Nursing: A Special Lecture
Sandra Lewenson, EdD, MS
5:30pm - 6:00pm Panel: The State of Nursing - What Does the Future Hold?
Peter I. Beurhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN
Jennifer Dohrn, DNP, CNM, FAAN
Susan Hassmiller, RN, PhD, FAAN
Rear Admiral Susan Orsega,MSN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Edwidge Thomas, DNP, ANP
6:00pm - 6:10pm Panel Q&A
6:10pm - 6:20pm The Importance of Interdisciplinary Teams
George E. Thibault, MD
6:20pm - 6:40pm Breakout Rooms: How We Can Improve Our Profession
6:40pm - 6:50pm Breakout Rooms Report Back
6:50pm - 7:00pm Closing Remarks 
Kenya Williams, MSN, RN, HSM