Featured Speakers

Irshad Manji

Irshad Manji
Founder, Moral Courage Project, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California
Sunday Session at 1:30 PM:
Moral Courage: Doing the Right Thing in the Face of Your Fears

Creator of the award-winning Moral Courage Project, Ms. Manji and her team teach “moral courage”, a leadership practice that applies to educators, practitioners, and students alike. African by birth, Canadian by citizenship, and American by immersion, Ms. Manji provides a fresh perspective on success, inclusion, and integrity, and offers key lessons in morally courageous leadership.


Lt. General Patricia Horoho, USA, Retired
Chief Executive Officer, OptumServe
Sunday Award Session at 3:30 PM:
John P. McGovern Lectureship Award: The Whole World is Watching

Presented in honor of Dr. John P. McGovern for his noted clinical practice and research, AACN proudly presents this year’s award to recipient Patricia Horoho. As the first woman and the first nurse to hold the position of Army Surgeon General, Ms. Horoho has commanded the U.S. Army Medical Command and served as the commander of the Walter Reed Health Care System.


Dr. Cynda Rushton
Anne and George L. Bunting Professor of Ethics, Professor of Nursing & Pediatrics, School of Nursing & School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
Sunday Session at 5:00 PM:
Moral Resiliency: Leading with Integrity

Hear first-hand what it means to cultivate moral resiliency and to design a culture in health care that supports ethical practice while maintaining one’s integrity. Dr. Rushton co-led the first National Ethics Summit that created a Blueprint for 21st Century Ethics and is an international expert on Moral Resilience.