Sixth Massachusetts Regional Caring Science Consortium Conference

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  • April 4, 2019
    8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Note that this event is fully registered! All registrants should have received an email giving venue and parking details. If  you have registered but have not received this information, please contact us ( Also, if  have registered but are unable to attend,  please let us know so that we may open your slot. Thank you.

Nurses and other health care providers are invited to attend the 6th Massachusetts Regional Caring Science Consortium (MRCSC) half-day conference on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Regis College, Weston, MA from 7:30 am to 12 noon.  The theme of this Conference is The Healing Power of Caring Communication and Relationships with Self and Others in Nursing Practice and Educational Settings.  The conference features keynote speaker Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN, Chief of Clinical Operations and the Chief Nursing Officer at Partners In Health (PIH) and presentations by a panel of nurse Caritas Coaches, graduates of the Watson Caring Science Institute’s Caritas Coach Education Program® (CCEP).

Continental breakfast, parking, and nursing contact hours will  be provided. There is no fee to attend, but registration is required by April 1, 2019.  We are currently taking reservations on this site  (Click on REGISTER NOW) or, if you prefer, you may contact Lynne Wagner  at for information and registration.  All registrations will be confirmed. Registrants will receive further conference details before the conference. If you have comments or questions, please contact Lynne Wagner  at

The keynote speaker, Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN,  brings a rich and global perspective of Caring Communication with world-wide communities and health care partnerships.  Partners In Health is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the global health of the poor and marginalized, particularly in underdeveloped countries. The organization, founded in 1987, builds local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high quality health care, address public health challenges and the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research and advocate for global policy change. Dr. Davis was the Chief of the Ebola Response from September of 2014 to May of 2016 where she led emergency response for and transition to health system strengthening in Sierra Leone and Liberia.  As the Chief of Clinical Operations and Nursing, she oversees nursing, supply chain, safety and security, medical informatics, laboratory, pharmacy, infrastructure, biomed and quality of care.  She has been a nursing leader in the field of HIV/AIDS since its emergence in the mid-1980s and served on the National Board of the Association of Nurses AIDS Care (ANAC). She entered the global health arena in 1999 responding to the global HIV pandemic working in a number of countries. She was the co-founder of a small NGO that worked in South Africa and Boston from 2004-2010 on health projects, including a rural village nurse clinic.

Dr. Davis received her BSN from Northeastern University in 1988, her Masters in Nursing as an Adult Nurse Practitioner in 1997 and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice with a concentration in global health in 2008 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. She was a faculty member at the School of Nursing at the MGH Institute of Health Professions for 4 years and is currently adjunct faculty at the UCSF School of Nursing. As an Adult Nurse Practitioner at the MGH Infectious Diseases outpatient practice for over fifteen years she worked caring for patients with HIV/AIDS and other types of infectious diseases. Dr. Davis was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2008 and as one of the inaugural class of 12 Carl Wilken’s Fellows working on anti-genocide global efforts as part of the Genocide Intervention Network in 2009. She completed the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellowship as part of the 2012-2015 cohort.

The Caritas Coach panel consists of graduates of the Watson Caring Science Institute’s Caritas Coach Education Program® (CCEP). which prepares nurses and other health care providers to coach, teach and implement caring-healing philosophy and practices. These coaches will discuss practical caring practice projects they have launched at their workplaces, including topics that address moral distress, difficult end-of-life conversations, and creating healing staff and patient environments in ambulatory, primary, and outpatient care settings. There will be time for interactive questions and discussion and some take-home handouts.

Come and join the presentations and conversation on April 4, 2019 to renew your caring practices and heart of nursing.


235 Wellesley Street, Weston, Massachusetts, 02493, United States


235 Wellesley Street,  Weston MA 02493