Secretariat for the international conference is the Lillian Carter Center for International Nursing of Emory Universitys Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.
Representatives from more than 50 countries are expected to attend. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Archbishop Desmond Tutu will take part in the official dedication of the Lillian Carter Center for International Nursing, named in honor of President Carters late mother, a nurse and a Peace Corps volunteer.
Key planning partners for the international conference include the World Health Organization; the International Council of Nurses; the Lillian Carter Center for International Nursing; the Commonwealth Health Ministers Steering Committee for Nursing & Midwifery; the Chief Nurse of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; the Chief Nurse of the Government of Canada; and the Director of the Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Professions and Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
"This is the first global opportunity of this magnitude for leaders in national nursing associations, governments, and human resource organizations to join together to address human resource issues," said Emory Nursing Dean Marla Salmon, who directs the Lillian Carter Center. "This conference will help establish crucial partnerships and provide new opportunit
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