UABSON WHOCC launches new webinar series

Free, on-demand webinars share faculty’s diabetes, cancer expertise.
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By Erica Techo

The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing’s Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Center for International Nursing has launched a new series of webinars on caring for patients living with diabetes and cancer in geared toward advanced practice nurses in Latin America and the Caribbean, with concepts applicable globally.

The webinars, titled “Capacity Building for Advanced Practice Nurses in Managing Patients with Non-Communicable Diseases,” are free and available on-demand. Topics are broken into two series, taking an in-depth look at caring for patients with diabetes and cancer, as well as the role of advanced practice nurses. Series one is a two-part webinar on the science and art of caring for patients with diabetes. Series two is a three-part webinar about caring for patients living with cancer throughout their journey, from initial diagnosis to survivorship.

“As a technical arm of PAHO, the UAB WHOCC is tasked with training nurses and midwives across the globe and sharing our ‘know-how’ by tapping into our SON faculty experts,” said Professor and Co-Director of the PAHO/WHOCC for International Nursing Ada Markaki, PhD, RN, FAAN. “These webinars, developed by two teams of advanced practice nurses, share the latest evidence-based practice in managing persons with diabetes or cancer.”

Faculty involved in the development of the webinars include:

  • Associate Professor Nancy Rudner, PhD, APRN
  • Associate Professor and Assistant Dean Michele Talley, PhD, CRNP, ACNP-BC, FAANP (MSN 2005, PhD 2015)
  • Instructor Bela Patel, DNP, CRNP, NP-C (MSN 2014, DNP 2019)
  • Assistant Professor Richard Taylor, DNP, CRNP, ANP-BC (BSN 1985, DNP 2010)
  • Assistant Professor Rebecca Edwards, DNP, CRNP, AOCNP, ACNP-BC
  • Instructor Rebecca Suttle, DNP, CRNP, AGACNP-BC (BSN 2010, MSN 2014, DNP 2018)

The webinars, which are in line with the School’s PAHO/WHO Collaborating center goals to support international collaboration and education, are now available for free through the UAB School of Nursing Health Network’s Global Initiatives webpage.

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