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Virtual Summit to feature nurses session

Today is International Nurse Day—so what better time to announce that the WFH Virtual Summit: Connecting the Global Bleeding Disorders Community, will feature sessions dedicated to nurses? The Virtual Summit will take place from June 14 to 19, 2020, and two nursing sessions, “Unmet areas of evidence based nursing in bleeding disorder care” and “Emerging hemophilia nursing skills” will take place on Friday, June 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., EDT.

The role of hemophilia nurses continues to expand globally. In developing countries, they are key players in delivering hemophilia care. In developed countries, they are practicing at ever-more advanced levels, delivering totally nurse-led care. The session will cover best evidence-based practices, and will also look at how the role of the nurse in delivering care will change dramatically over the coming years.

The two sessions will be led by members of the WFH Nurses Committee, which supports, educates, and develops nurses and the nursing practice globally. Kate Khair, Clinical Academic Careers Fellow, Centre for Outcomes Research and Experience in Children’s Health Illness and Disability (ORCHID) Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London, UK, will be the moderator for the session. Chris Guelcher and Debra Pollard—who wrote the first ever WFH State of the Art paper by nurses—will also be participating. Guelcher is the Program Coordinator for the Thrombosis and Hemostasis Center, Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, U.S.A. Pollard is Lead Nurse, Katharine Dormandy Haemophilia & Thrombosis Centre, Royal Free Hospital, in London, U.K.

We look forward to welcoming you online this June for the WFH Virtual Summit. Should you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].