​​​Programme | ​Day One

​Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Pakistan - 7pm | East Africa - 5pm

  • Welcome Address
    Dr Rozina Karmaliani
    Dean SONAM, Pakistan

  • Opening Remarks
    Dr Carl Amrhein 
    Provost and Vice President​, Academic​, AKU

  • Keynote Speaker
    Dr Maria O'Rourke

    CEO and President, Maria O'Rourke & Associates

  • Presidential Address
    Mr Firoz Rasul
    President, AKU

  • Chief Guest's Address
    Dr Afaf Meleis
    Member, Board of Trustees, AKU

  • Panel Dicsussion​

    Dr Eunice Ndirangu
    Dean SONAM, East Africa


    Dr Elissa Ladd

    Deputy Director, ICN Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nursing Network, 

    International Academy of Research and Enterprise  

    Dr Greta Cummings​

    Dean, University of Alberta

    Dr Edna Kimaiyo

    CEO & Registrar, Nursing Council of Kenya

    Dr Rubina Barolia

    Assistant Dean, Clinical Practice,

    SONAM, Pakistan

    Dr Rozmeen Shivji

    Assistant Professor, RUSH College of Nursing;
    Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, University of Chicago

  • ​​Way Forward and Closing Remarks
    Zohra Kurji
    Assistant Professor, SONAM, Pakistan 
    and Lactation Consultant, AKUH

Programme | Day Two

​Thursday, November 5, 2020
Pakistan - 7pm | East Africa - 5pm

  • Opening Remarks
    Dr Tazeen Saeed Ali
    Associate Professor & Assistant Dean,
    School of Nursing & Midwifery
    Aga Khan University, Pakistan
  • Ignite 1
    “The Status and Barriers to Palliative Care in Pakistan: An Emerging Field in Medical Care"
    Presenter: Komal Rahim and Mohsina Hussain

  • Ignite 2
    “The Advanced Practice Nursing Role Road; Botswana"
    Presenter: Mabedi Kgositau

  • Scientific Pitch I
    “The Role of Advanced Practice Nursing in Improving Access and Quality of Maternal and Newborn Healthcare in Tanzania”
    Presenter: Dr Columba Mbekenga​

  • Scientific Pitch 2
    “Exploring Nurses' Perceptions about the Dignity of Intubated Patients"
    Presenter: Nasreen Rafiq

  • Closing Remarks
    Samira Lakhani, Nurse Manager, Department of Women's Healthcare,
    Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan
  • Parallel Workshops ​​

Conference Programme Brochure: 

APN-Programme Brochure.pdf