2015 Conference Keynote Speakers

Keynote Address 
Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 

Rootedness in Holistic Nursing: The Ontologic Mystery and Structure of Caring
Marilyn Ray RN, BSN, MSN, MAPhD, , CTN-A, FSfAA, FAAN

Marilyn Anne Ray RN, BSN, MSN, MA, PhD, CTN-A, FSfAA, FAAN is a Professor Emeritus at Florida Atlantic University, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Boca Raton, Florida and a recognized expert in transcultural caring science. She holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Nursing from the University of Colorado; Master of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Transcultural Nursing from the University of Utah Salt Lake City. Ray is a Fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology (FSfAA), as well as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). Ray is a charter member and on the Board of Directors of the International Association for Human Caring.

Endnote Presentation
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM 

 Rooted in our Biology: Psychoneuroimmunology and the Frontiers of Mind-Body Medicine
Kathleen Kendall-Tackett Ph.D

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett Ph.D is a health psychologist, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Praeclarus Press, a small press focusing on women’s health. Dr. Kendall-Tackett is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in both the Divisions of Health and Trauma Psychology, and Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Lactation. She received the 2011 John Kennell and Marshall Klaus Award for Excellence in Research from DONA International, and the Community Faculty Award from the Department of Pediatrics, Texas Tech University School of Medicine.

Plenary Session
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

A Call for Action: Validation of the NANDA Diagnosis “Imbalanced Energy Field”

NANDA International, the not-for-profit, formerly known as the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, first approved the nursing diagnosis ‘Disturbed Energy Field’ within its’ work more than 20 years ago, in 1994. Since then, the work, including this diagnosis has been translated into 17 languages and has been used worldwide in practice, education, research and administration. The use of this diagnosis may be limited, however, it has provided numerous opportunities to open the minds of nurses to holistic nursing, particularly in countries and cultures where it is less well understood The purpose of this interactive session is to debate and garner support for clinically validating this vital diagnosis within the field of holistic nursing and to discuss the most appropriate research methods, interested individuals and ways forward.

Noreen Frisch RN, BSN, MSN, MSW, PhD, AHN-BC
Noreen is the Director of the School of Nursing at the University of Victoria in Canada. She contributes to nursing scholarship by serving
on the editorial board of the Journal of Holistic Nursing. She was inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 1995
and as an inaugural fellow of NANDA-International in 2012. Noreen is a past-president of AHNA and chairs the AHNA Energy Field NANDA
Task Force.

Howard Butcher RN, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Howard is an associate professor at the University of Iowa. In addition to publishing extensively in Rogerian Nursing Science, he
has a deep interest in advancing nursing theory-based education, research and practice. He is on the Executive Board of the Center
for Nursing Classification & Clinical Effectiveness and is a co-editor of NIC: Nursing Intervention Classification (6th Edition), which was
be published in 2013. Howard is an associate editor of the Journal of Holistic Nursing.

Dickon Weir-Hughes DSc (Hons), MA, BScN, RN, FRSPH, FNI
Originally from England, Dickon now lives in Lacapelle-Biron, France, and is serving as the current Chair of Diagnosis Development &
Taxonomy at NANDA International. He has been heavily involved in teaching and implementing nursing diagnosis, is the author of Clinical
Leadership: From A-Z and has presented internationally for over 25 years.

Lunch & Learn Workshop
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Farm to Fork
Chef Doug Knopp

Born and Raised in Vancouver, Canada, Chef Knopp has been featured in Southern Living magazine and returned as Head Chef at the Chateau On The Lake in 2008. His style is said to be West Coast Contemporary. A huge proponent of the Slow Food Movement and Sustainable Agriculture, his menus are infused with a combination of sustainability and molecular gastronomy, combining the best of both worlds.  

 “We need to understand the importance of knowing where our food comes from and how it is raised, and at the same time provide our guests a once in a lifetime dining experience. The Chateu menus represent our commitment to promote local, seasonal, unprocessed and wholesome food from the farm to your plate.” 


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