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2021 Deans Annual Meeting Presentations

Art and Science of Securing Impactful Gifts
As part of our session, you will each have an opportunity to play a different role, that of donor, and explore why people give. With that shared perspective, we will discuss how you can partner to craft a compelling case for support that inspires your donors to make a difference for your program.
Speaker: Megan Glick, Senior Consultant, Plus Delta Partners                          
Hosted  by the AACN Nursing Advancement Professionals (NAP) Leadership Network

Emerging Solutions

  • Nursing and Health Equity: Structures, Institutions and Individuals 
    This session uses a critical lens to examine health inequities and disparities and the role of nurses in promoting health equity. In order to truly understand what we are up against and how we will create changes we must look critically at the multiplicity and complexity of promoting health equity. This session provides foundational tools and concepts to begin this important conversation.
    Speakers: Kupiri W. Ackerman-Barger, PhD, RN, Associate Dean for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; Associate Clinical Professor and Director of Faculty Development for Education and Teaching, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA

  • The Sharing Economy, Rapid Cycle Innovation, and Disruption: Lessons for Academia from Start Ups and Innovators
    Healthcare is on the cusp of transformation, the tipping point is preparing the nurse of the future through fundamentally innovating our nursing education system. Learn about how other industries innovate to meet changing environments and specific ways nursing education leaders can transform the system. Join us for a lively discussion and presentation about what we can learn from innovative companies and apply them to our own academic organizations.
     Dan Weberg, PhD, RN, Head of Clinical Innovations, Trusted Health, San Francisco, CA
  • Vaccines, Therapeutics, and Crisis Standards of Care: Winning the Fight Against COVID-19
    Speaker: Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, RN, Contributing Scholar and Senior Associate, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Human Trafficking and the Systems Impact of COVID-19
    Human trafficking is a public health concern that affects individuals, families, and entire communities across generations. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the vulnerability of our nation’s women and youth. This discussion focuses on how human trafficking has transformed during the pandemic, inform on the systems impact of exploitation, and consider how nursing academic leaders and members of the healthcare community can effectively respond to the exploitation of women and children during COVID-19 and beyond.
    Speaker: Louise Shelley, PhD, Omer L. and Nancy Hirst Endowed Chair and University Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Here to Serve: Rounds with AACN Leadership
Join AACN leadership for updates on the association’s priorities, strategic initiatives, and new developments. AACN Board Chair Susan Bakewell-Sachs and President/CEO Deb Trautman provide an overview of the association’s work to transform academic nursing and serve our members. Come ask questions and learn more about how this work can impact and elevate your school of nursing.
Speakers: Susan Bakewell-Sachs, PhD, RN, Dean, Vice President for Nursing Affairs, Professor, School of Nursing, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, and Chair, AACN Board of
Directors, and Deborah Trautman, PhD, RN, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington DC

Impacting Community with Informed Advocacy          
Victor Garcia, MD, Founding Director, Trauma Services and Professor of Surgery and Pediatric at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

Leading Inclusive Excellence
Inclusive Excellence is no longer an option, it is imperative. But what is inclusive excellence? How do I lead my school to inclusive excellence? How will inclusive excellence change our culture? We answer these questions and show you how the University of Arizona is leading the way through a powerful interview of their Dean, Dr. Ida Moore. You will leave this session equipped withaction items to help you reflect, strategize and bring inclusive excellence to life.
Speaker: Ida “Ki” Moore, PhD, RN, Dean, University of Arizona College of Nursing, Tucson, AZ

Facilitator: Sean Olson, CEO and Co-founder, Renogize Professional Coaching