Dorothy M. Smith Nursing Leadership Conference

Conference will address health disparities

By Tracy Brown Wright

The 2012 Dorothy M. Smith Nursing Leadership Conference at UF will examine one of the most discussed topics today —“Health Care for All: Addressing Health Disparities Locally and Globally.” The conference, which will take place Feb. 2-3, will examine how nursing and health care approaches can address health disparities across the globe and in our own communities. Speakers and panels will explore the cultural issues and challenges of providing high-quality health care and how interprofessional approaches can address these challenges, as well as how nursing can respond to community health disparities. Keynote speakers include Marilyn “Lynn” Sawyer Sommers, Ph.D., R.N., the Lillian S. Brunner professor of medical-surgical nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and Sally Lundeen, Ph.D., R.N., a professor and dean at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing. For more information, visit