The 2nd International Advanced Nursing Practice Conference 2023




Prof. Zheng Jialin
Dean, School of Medicine, Tongji University

Jialin Charles Zheng, M.D., is an internationally recognized, award-winning medical scientist in Neurology, Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine at the Tongji University School of Medicine (TUSM) in Shanghai, China. He serves as the Dean of TUSM and the Director of the Brain and Spinal Cord Clinical Research Center of Tongji University. Prior to joining TUSM, Dr. Zheng spent 24 years at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha, USA, serving as professor and the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies for nine of those years.

Dr. Zheng is internationally known for his expertise in the research of brain inflammation in the pathogenesis and stem cell therapy of neurodegenerative disorders.Dr.Zheng’s research studies have resulted in more than 220 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters (Citations: 9617, H-index: 58, i10 index: 135).

Dr. Zheng is an invited expert/standing member of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Life Sciences and Medicine Divisions, member of the Education and Instruction Committee of MOE, Certified Expert of Clinical Medicine of MOE, Vice Chairman of Medical Education Branch of Shanghai Medical Association, and Steering Committee member of the Association of Academic Health Centers International (AAHCI). He has played an integral role in the success of numerous international educational and research collaborative programs.


Prof. Chair Sek Ying
President, Hong Kong Academy of Nursing

Previously the School Director (August 2014 – July 2022), Professor Chair Sek Ying is now the Vice-Director of Research and the Head of Graduate Division of the Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a Co-Chair of International Council of Nurses (ICN) Advanced Practice Nursing Network (APNN). She was appointed by the Hong Kong government as a member of the HMRF Grant Review Board and the Cancer Coordinating Committee; a co-opted member of the Advisory Committee for Regulatory Standards for Private Healthcare Facilities, Department of Health; and a member of the Working Group on Advanced and Specialised Nursing Practice, Nursing Council of Hong Kong. She is also the President of the Hong Kong Academy of Nursing, the Founding President and Council Member of the Hong Kong College of Cardiac Nursing, and an honorary advisor or consultant for many professional organisations, including the Advisory Board, School of Nursing, Tung Wah College and the Management Board, School of Nursing, Union Hospital. At CUHK, she is also a Fellow of the CW Chu College. 

Professor Chair received her PhD in Nursing from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Centre, Denver, USA. Her research interests focus on cardiovascular and critical care nursing. She has published over 190 peer-refereed journal papers and was widely invited to speak at international conferences. She was honoured with many prestigious awards including Cardiac Nursing Awards 2007 (First Prize of Excellence or Innovation in Acute or Critical Care, and Third Prize of Excellence or Innovation in Cardiac Intervention or Surgery) by the British Journal of Cardiac Nursing and British Association for Nursing in Cardiovascular Care, Award of Excellence in Social Engagement 2013 and University Education Award 2016 by CUHK, and Gold Merit Awards 2016 and 2018 by the Hong Kong Academy of Nursing. Most recently, she was awarded the Chief Executive's Commendation for Community Service 2022 in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the fight against COVID-19. She is also an Editorial Board Member of Asian Nursing Research and Journal of Research in Nursing; and an Honorary Editor of Journal of Chinese Nursing Management. 


Prof. Denise Bryant-Lukosius
Professor, School of Nursing, McMaster University, Canada

Denise Bryant-Lukosius is Professor in the School of Nursing at McMaster University, where she holds several leadership roles including:

  • The Alba DiCenso Chair in Advanced Practice Nursing (APN),
  • Co-Director of the Canadian Centre for APN Research (CCAPNR), and
  • Deputy Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre in Primary Care Nursing and Nursing Health Human Resources.

She is also an Associate Member of the Department of Oncology; Scientist in the Escarpment Cancer Research Institute; and Clinician Scientist and Director of the Canadian Centre of Excellence in Oncology APN at the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre.

Her program of APN-related research focuses on role optimization and the design and evaluation of innovative models of care. She has conducted research about Clinical Nurse Specialists and Nurse Practitioners in varied settings, led the development of APN curricula, and designed frameworks and knowledge translation tools for the introduction and evaluation of APN roles.


Dr. Anecita P. FADOL
Associate Professor
University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Centre, US

Anecita Fadol, PhD, RN, FAANP, FAAN, FHKAN (Hon.), is a Nurse Practitioner and Associate Professor in the Department of Nursing with a joint appointment in the Department of Cardiology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Fadol is a nursing pioneer in Cardio-Oncology, and her extensive and unique expertise has been recognized nationally and internationally. She has written numerous book chapters, published in peer-reviewed journals, and is the editor of the “Cardiac Complications of Cancer Therapy”. Her program of research is on cardiotoxicity and included the development and validation of the MD Anderson Symptom Inventory-Heart Failure (MDASI-HF) instrument, which was subsequently translated to Chinese and Spanish. She is the chair of the nursing leadership committee of the International Cardio-Oncology Society.  Dr. Fadol is a fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Academy of Nursing, and an Honorary Fellow in Cardiac Nursing by the Hong Kong Academy of Nursing.


Ms Paulin Koh
RN, RMW, BSc Nursing (Hons), Adv.Dip. In Nursing (Midwifery), MBA 
Chief Nursing Officer, Ministry of Health, Singapore

Ms Paulin Koh is the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at Ministry of Health (MOH), Singapore. As CNO, she provides leadership and strategic direction for the development of Nursing and its services at national level and works with various agencies and healthcare clusters on the development of nursing roles and services, policies, workforce development, training, and education matters. Concurrently, she is also the Registrar of the Singapore Nursing Board, which licences and regulates nursing/ midwifery practice and education.

Prior to assuming the CNO’s role in July 2020, Ms Koh was holding concurrent appointments as the Chief Nurse of Changi General Hospital (CGH) and Deputy Group Chief Nurse, SingHealth. She had been instrumental in starting Community Nursing service at CGH, which was supported by the MOH Regional Health System (RHS)-led Community Nursing pilot program. She chaired the MOH National Nursing Taskforce (NNT) Community Nursing Subgroup and Workgroup on Development of Competency Framework where she played a pivotal role in shaping the strategic direction and recommendations on the practice settings, roles and competencies of Community Nurses in Singapore.

Ms. Koh has an interest in the development of Advanced Practice Nurses in Singapore – starting with the amendment of the Nurses & Midwives Act in 2003-5 to make provision for the certification of APN practice, the implementation of a new track for Paediatric APNs in 2012 and the progressive review of the training of APNs and its internship program till now. Related to advancing nurses’ roles, she had also advocated for collaborative practice role of the nurse midwife at her previous organization, KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital (KKH), where her nursing career had spanned almost 20 years. At KKH, she had served as nursing champion and lead internal auditor for JCI/ ISO/ BCP certifications and contributed to the growth of nursing where she was responsible for the set-up of the Magnet Nursing Excellence framework and National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) Data Benchmarking for the hospital in 2012.

At national level, Ms. Koh had advocated for key policies and initiatives to elevate the nursing profession in Singapore. Some of her involvement includes being member of MOH National Nursing Taskforce (NNT), Future Nursing Career Review Committee (FNCRC), MOH APN Development Committee, Co-Chairperson of National Nursing Education Committee and Collaborative Prescribing Steering Committee, Board Member of SNB and Chairperson of SNB APN Accreditation Committee and SNB Registration Committee.


Dr. Danny TONG
Chief Manager (Nursing) / Chief Nurse Executive (CM(N)/CNE) of Nursing Services Department at Hospital Authority Head Office (HAHO)

Dr. Danny TONG is currently the Chief Manager (Nursing) / Chief Nurse Executive (CM(N)/CNE) of Nursing Services Department at Hospital Authority Head Office (HAHO).  

To enhance clinical practice for ID patients and to better prepare nurses for ID outbreaks, he and his team had set up the first ID simulation training centre at HA Infectious Disease Centre in 2009.  This centre was also responsible for providing simulation training to all HA Nurses and is now translocated to Tang Shiu Kin Hospital.  

Over the years, he had also undertaken a number of other large-scale projects, including HA Nursing Practice standards/guidelines revamp and development of a Post Creation Framework for Nurse Consultant and Associate Nurse Consultant. He has also been actively engaged in leading Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and Nursing research from hospital/cluster to corporate level.  A corporate EBP Promotion Group was thus set up to create a central talent pool and collaboration hub for cluster, hospital and academia partners.

Recently, he has also taken up the leadership to steer the design and development of a basket of new Nursing Informatics solutions, among them the greatest impact next generation solution is called “Smart Nursing 2.0”. Its’ aim is to enhance patient care quality and frontline work efficiency through patients’ journey centred and workflow-based design concepts.