You can’t just drop in on developing world nations and tell them how you are going to help them, and you can’t generate a global collaboration plan in isolation. If you really want your efforts to have an impact, you must first take the pulse of the regions you are trying to serve and hear their needs and concerns.”

---Dr. Johis Ortega, Director
PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre
University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies

Attending and hosting or co-hosting international conferences has proven to be an effective way to continue the dialogue about opportunities and challenges confronting the international health care workforce. At these conferences, our Dean, our PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre Director and other faculty deliver and listen to numerous academic presentations, meet and network with health care educators, clinicians, scientists, and students from all over the world. The global healthcare landscape is continually evolving, which is why the lines of communication between our Collaborating Centre and its international partners must remain open.

In odd-numbered years our PAHO/WHO CC attends the Iberoamerican Conference on Nursing Education, hosted by the Latin American Association of Schools and Faculties of Nursing


XIV Iberoamerican Conference on Nursing Education

September 24-28, 2017, Lima, Peru 

Our Collaborating Centre was well-represented at this global event.

  • Centre Director Dr. Johis Ortega presented the results of a collaboration with PAHO/WHO Subregional Office in Uruguay, Quality Committee of Uruguay Node of the PAHO Virtual Campus of Public Health, Uruguay Ministry of Health, and  Facultad de Enfermería de la Universidad de la Republica de Uruguay (University of Republic of Uruguay School of Nursing) on 2nd implementation of our Centre’s online Nursing Leadership Course in Uruguay.

  • A panel comprised of our Collaborating Centre faculty presented a timely symposium on “Uso de la Simulación Clínica en la Educación de Enfermería: Experiencia de la Universidad de Miami (Use of Clinical Simulation in Nursing Education: The Experience of the University of Miami”

In even-numbered years our PAHO/WHO CC attends the Pan American Nursing Research Colloquium, with rotating host countries; next Colloquium is November 5-9, 2018 in Havana, Cuba.