14th International Nursing Research Conference logo, Burgos, Spain



Doris Grinspun, Executive Director of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) since 1996. Assistant professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto, and adjunct professor at the School of Nursing, York University. She is an associate member of the Centre for Health Promotion at the University of Toronto, an affiliate member of the Centre for Health Studies at York University and an associate fellow of the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CERLAC) at York University.

José Mª Villate Blanco, Executive Director of Innobasque, the Basque Agency for Innovation. Professor of the Master in Business Competitiveness Management and of the Master in Business Management of Sarriko of the UPV/EHU. He is member of the Board of Directors of the BCAM (Basque Center for applied mathematics) and BCBL (Basque Center of Cognition, brain and language). He is also member of the i-20 (Institute of Large Scale Innovation).

Lilisbeth Perestelo Pérez, Doctor in Clinical and Health Psychology, specialist in Behavioral Therapy and expert in Health Services Assessment. She is member of CIBERESP, research technician at the Assessment Service of the Canary Islands Health System (SESCS), and Clinical Psychologist in a psychological cabinet.
Recently, she has been Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2008-2009) in Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN, USA) at the Knowledge and Encounter Research Unit (KER Unit), focusing her research work in patient participation and shared decision-taking between clinical professionals and patients.

Victoria Thomas, Associate Director: Patient and Public Involvement Programme. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Victoria Thomas is the Associate Director for the Patient and Public Involvement Programme at the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), where she has worked since 2001 as both a Research and Development Fellow and a Programme Manager.
Following a degree in the History of Art, Victoria has worked exclusively in the public and voluntary sector, specialising, since 1995, in healthcare quality improvement activities and in patient and public involvement. Victoria completed an MSc in Science and Society in 2009, concentrating on issues of communicating science, science and the public, and the evaluation of lay people’s engagement with evidence-based healthcare initiatives. Victoria has an interest in shared decision-making, in particular the role of national clinical guidelines as the basis of informed decision-making by both patient and clinician.

Andrés Cabrera León, Statistics and Epidemiology Proofessor at the Andalousian Public Health School, he has mainly worked in the field of sampling research, specially in surveys based on population, hospitals and schools. He has also designed and developed projects related to knowledge management and social networks, such as the Observatory of Innovation Practices for the Management of Chronic Diseases (OPIMEC). One of his most recent publications is the book 'Cuando las personas viven con múltiples enfermedades crónicas: aproximación colaborativa hacia un reto global emergente' (When persons live with multiple chronic diseases: collaborative approach towards an emergent global challenge), where 60 people from 18 countries have participated via Internet. The book is available and in continuous evolution at www.opimec.org.

Margarita Esteve Ortega, Director of Nursing at the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau of Barcelona. Bachelor Nursing, Master in Leadership and Management of Nursing Services, Master in Management and Administration, Master in Clinical Management and Health Services Organisation. She has followed several courses on team management. She is member of the Board of Directors of the Professional Association of Nurses of Barcelona as treasurer and vocal of the Council of Professional Associations of Nursing of Catalonia.

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