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Keynote Speakers

Mirjam Lukasse

- University of South-Eastern Norway, Borre, Norway

Oslo Metropolitan University, Oslo, Norway

Lecture: An app for everything! Experiences from a Randomised Controlled Trial testing an app for women with gestational diabetes


Mirjam Lukasse is a professor in midwifery at the University of South-Eastern Norway and Oslo Metropolitan University. Lukasse completed her nursing education (1982) in the Netherlands and midwifery (1984) and MSc in advanced clinical practice (1998) in the United Kingdom. She has practised midwifery in England, the Netherlands, Pakistan and Norway. Lukasse defended her PhD thesis on Childhood abuse and pregnancy and childbirth in 2011 at the University of Tromsø, Norway. Since then she has continued her research within the field of violence against women and in the general field of midwifery. Topic of research include, slow progress in labour, induction of labour, information (web-site) for women at home in the latent fase, an app for women with gestational diabetes, a video promoting safety behaviours for pregnant women, the use of pudendal pain relief, a model of continuity of care in Palestine and interventions for women experiencing domestic violence in Nepal. 


Lotta Olsson

- The Swedish Parliament, Stockholm, Sweden

Lecture: Opportunities and Challenges of Implementing a Digital Agenda in Healthcare from a Policymaking Perspective in Sweden




Pascal Coorevits

- Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium



Annalisa Smythe

- Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Lecture: Nursing (TBD)




Linda Wauben

- Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands





Theo Van Achterberg

- KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium