World health Profession Regulation Conference 2018

 Speakers and Session Chairs Profiles


Hotels & Travel

Better regulation for better health:
Ensuring health professional regulation benefits all


Session 1

Session 2

Session 3


Confirmed Speakers

Saturday 19 May 2018 13:00 - 13:15
Welcome Address

Annette Kennedy
President - International Council of Nurses

Annette Kennedy was elected 28th President of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) in June 2017 after serving four years as Vice President. Previously, she held the position of President of the European Federation of Nurses and was active in lobbying the European Parliament, Commission and Council.

Saturday 19 May 2018 13:15 - 17:00
Session 1: A call to set the right standards in regulation!

Zubin Austin
Chair in Management - University of Toronto

Prof. Zubin Austin is a professor and inaugural holder of the Koffler Chair in Management at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on professional and personal development of the health workforce. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed papers and authored three reference texts.



Andrew Gray
Vice-President - International Pharmaceutical Federation

Mr Andy Gray is a pharmacist whose research interests include policy analysis. He is a senior lecturer in the Division of Pharmacology, Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. Mr. Gray is a Vice-President and fellow of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). He is a member of the World Health Organization's Expert Panel on Drug Policies and Management.



David Benton
CEO - National Council of State Boards of Nursing in Chicago

Dr David Benton is the CEO at National Council of State Boards of Nursing. He has a PhD summa cum laude for his work on an international comparison of nurse practice legislation from the University of Complutence in Madrid, Spain. He is a prolific author with over 200 published works.



Andrew Wetende
Lecturer - University of Nairobi

Dr Andrew Wetende received his dental degree from the School of Dentistry at the University of Nairobi, Kenya and later obtained a Master's degree in Periodontology. He is currently a lecturer at the university and a consulting specialist. Dr Wetende serves in various professional bodies including the FDI World Dental Federation (audit member), Kenya Dental Association (president), and the Kenya Society of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry.



Barry Dolman
President - International Society of Dental Regulators

Dr Barry Dolman is president of the International Society of Dental Regulators and The Order of Dentists of Quebec and maintains an active clinical practice in Montreal, Canada. He is a past president of The Canadian Dental Association, a consultant to industry and a lecturer with a passion for technology and innovation to improve interprofessional relations and communications with government.



Agnes N Waudo

Mrs Agnes N. Waudo holds a Bachelor's degree from the Dundee University, United Kingdom and a diploma in nursing and a higher diploma in midwifery. She is a retired Chief Nursing Officer. She is currently a director at Emory University Kenya Projects, in charge of strengthening regulatory boards' functions. Dr Waudo conducted document reviews and interviews focused on Task Sharing Policy and WHO guidelines implementation in Kenya. She is a director of African Regional Collaborative (ARC) secretariat, working on strengthening nursing/midwifery regulation in eighteen countries of East, Central and South African region.

She is a member of National Nurses Association of Kenya, the East, Central, South African College of Nursing, & WITS board strengthening General Nursing Council & HPC of Zambia. She is a co-author on rHRIS publications.



Ardis Hoven

Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, an internal medicine and infectious disease specialist in Lexington, Ky., was President of the American Medical Association from June 2013 to June 2014. Dr Hoven was a member of the AMA Board of Trustees (BOT) from 2005; serving as its secretary for 2008-2009; chair for 2010-2011, and immediate past chair from 2011-2012.

Prior to her election to the AMA-BOT, Dr Hoven served as a member and chair of several committees and councils. She currently is the Chair of the AMA Delegation to the World Medical Association (WMA) and is Chair of Council of the WMA.



Sunday 20 May 2018 9:00 - 12:30
Session 2: Safety, quality and compliance: benefitting patients, communities and populations

Franklin Shaffer
CEO & President - Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (GFNS) International

Dr Shaffer is a president and CEO of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (GFNS) International, Inc. Dr Shaffer earned his doctorate in nursing administration and nursing education at Columbia University, USA. He has over 40 years of progressive and varied nursing experience, which includes administration, education, clinical, and research. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and is a frequent speaker at various domestic and international conferences.



Jacques de Haller
President - Standing Committee of European Doctors

Dr Jacques de Haller is a president of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME). A general practitioner by education he worked for many years in a Geneva-based practice and became president of the Swiss Association of General Practitioners. For eight years, he served as president of the Swiss Medical Association (FMH). Dr de Haller graduated from Geneva University, Switzerland.



Luke Slawomirski
Health Economist and Policy Analyst - OECD

Luke Slawomirski is a health economist and policy analyst at the OECD in Paris, France. Previous he was engaged in health policy development in Australia. He is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney and is a former clinician.



Emmanuel Jo
Manager Analytics - Health Workforce New Zealand

Emmanuel Jo is Manager Analytics at Health Workforce New Zealand, Ministry of Health. He specialises in big data and mathematical modelling, and providing a range of health workforce forecasting models for health workforce planning to meet health needs and good patient care in the future. Emmanuel studied operations research and in 2000 he joined the American multinational information technology services company Electronic Data Systems (EDS).



Margot Skinner
Vice-President - World Confederation for Physical Therapy

Dr Margot Skinner is currently the Vice-President of World Confederation for Physical Therapy. She has previously served as a board member of the New Zealand physiotherapists' regulation authority and is currently a member of the Health Professions Discipline Tribunal. Margot chaired the working party involved in developing the binational physiotherapy practice thresholds that describe threshold competence to practise as a physiotherapist in Australia and New Zealand.



Marc Seale
CEO - Health and Care Professions Council

Marc Seale has been the CEO of the Health and Care Professions Council since 2001. He is a graduate of the University of St Andrews and the London Business School. He was a Non-Executive Director of three NHS Trusts. He has been a board member of the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation and served as President in 2014/15.



Carolina Martinez-Berganza
Legal Advisor - PGEU

Ms Martínez-Berganza is a Spanish qualified lawyer working as Legal Advisor of PGEU since June 2016. Previously, she worked as an Attorney for 8 years at the law firm Norton Rose Fulbright where she advised clients on EU antitrust law, as well as on consumer protection rules and EU trade law. She was educated at the Universities of Zaragoza and Liège (Master on European Law).



Sunday 20 May 2018 13:30 - 16:20
Session 3: Supporting the quality of lifelong learning

Mounir Doumit
Professor - School of Dentistry at the Lebanese University

Prof. Mounir Doumit is a specialist in Public Health Dentistry (P.H.D) and a consultant and collaborator in Oral-Health projects with the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health (M.P.H).

He is a professor (P.H.D) and former dean of the School of Dentistry at the Lebanese University and an expert specialist in Public Dental Health Dentistry (P.H.D) and consultant and collaborator in Oral Health projects with the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health (M.P.H). He is a WHO Expert for oral health since 1994.

Prof. Doumit has lectured internationally.



Janet Grant
Director - Centre for Medical Education in Context

Dr. Janet Grant, an educational psychologist. She is a director of Centre for Medical Education in Context (CenMEDIC) in London, United Kingdom. She is a honorary professor at the University College London Medical School in the United Kingdom. She is a senior scholar (Medical Education) at the University of Illinois, Chicago, USA and United Kingdom Open University Emerita Professor of Education in Medicine. Janet was a regulator in medical and legal education. She authored the Good CPD Guide [Taylor and Francis, 2012].



Mike Rouse
Assistant executive director of professional affairs and Director of international services - Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Mike Rouse is assistant executive director of professional affairs and director of international services, at the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (USA). He is the lead for quality assurance on the International Pharmaceutical Federation's Education Development Team. He authored FIP's Global Framework for Quality Assurance of Pharmacy Education and leads global initiatives to advance quality of pharmacy education and enhance continuing professional development models.



Gerhard Seeberger
President-elect - FDI World Dental Federation

Dr Gerhard Konrad Seeberger is a dentist in general practice. He is a president-elect of the FDI World Dental Federation, president of the Academy of Dentistry International, past-president of Italian Dental Association and past-president of the European Regional Organization of FDI World Dental Federation. He is author, co-author, peer reviewer and lecturer nationally and internationally. He is a honorary member of many national and international societies.

Sunday 20 May 2018 16:20 - 16:30
Wrap-up of the Conference

Ema Paulino
Interim CEO - FIP

Ema Paulino is a practising community pharmacist at her own pharmacy in Portugal.

Ms Ema Paulino is a practising community pharmacist at her own pharmacy in Portugal. She is the President of the Lisbon and South Branch of the Portuguese Pharmaceutical Society and a member of its National Board, and represents this organisation at various international groups and organisations such as the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU) and the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). She is currently the Interim CEO of FIP. She is sitting on the FIP Executive Committee as the Professional Secretary after holding several positions within FIP including the Secretary of the FIP Community Pharmacy Section.

Crowne Plaza Hotel
Avenue Louis-Casaï 75-77
1216 Cointrin
Geneva, Switzerland

19 & 20 May 2016


The World Health Professions Regulation Conference is hosted by the World Health Professions Alliance