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2nd International Nurse Leaders Forum: Conversations on Global Health Care Challenges

May 17, 2023 to May 18, 2023

Activity description

Don't miss this unique, invitation-only opportunity to join your peers at the 2nd International Nurse Leaders Forum. This accredited educational forum, provided by Optum Health Education in partnership with Optum Philippines, is designed to benefit all nursing leaders across the academic and health care continuum, as well as business, government and civil society leaders interested in improving the current state of nursing. 

Attendees will learn from highly experienced faculty who will provide current updates on the state of nursing globally; examine career growth and leadership opportunities; discuss strategies to enhance interprofessional collaboration and nursing practices; and address evolving issues including technology integration, burnout and the global nursing shortage. The format of presentations, expert panel discussions, and will provide a safe forum for participants to learn, network and discuss topics relevant to today’s nursing leaders.

Provided by
This activity is jointly provided by Optum Health Education and Optum Philippines.

Commercial support
No commercial support was received for this activity.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for nursing leaders from across the academic and health care continuum, as well as business, government and civil society leaders interested in improving the current state of nursing.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the vital role of nurse leadership in providing quality care, the qualities and skills essential to successful leadership and potential pathways for professional development. 
  • Identify strategies to incorporate health technologies that can improve continuity of care, efficiency and care plan implementation into nursing practices. 
  • Provide an overview of nurse burnout, its impact on nurses and health outcomes and interventions that can provide support to prevent work-related burnout.
  • Examine the current state of the global nursing shortage, including contributing factors, effects on health care delivery and approaches to improve recruitment and retention.
  • Describe strategies to address global nursing challenges, enhance interprofessional collaboration and support nurse education and training. 
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.50 AMA - Physicians
  • 7.50 ANCC - Nurses
  • 7.50 Attendance - General Attendance
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Event starts: 
05/17/2023 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
05/18/2023 - 5:30pm EDT

Wednesday, May 17
All times posted are Philippine Time (PHT).

  • 1:00 p.m.—Welcome and Opening Remarks, Sarah Chart, RN, Vice President, Optum Health Education; Ivic Mueco, Managing Director, Optum Global Solutions – Philippines, Puerto Rico and Colombia
  • 1:15 p.m.—Keynote Address, Margaret Mary Wilson, MD, MBA, MRCP, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealth Group
  • 2:00 p.m.—Pathways to Nurse Leadership: Seizing Opportunities for Growth*
  • 3:00 p.m.—Break
  • 3:30 p.m.—The Intersection Between Technology and the Practice of Nursing* 
  • 4:30 p.m.—Nurse Burnout: Why Does It Matter and How Can We Prevent It?*
  • 5:30 p.m.—Adjourn

Thursday, May 18
All times posted are Philippine Time (PHT).

  • 1:00 p.m.—Welcome and Opening Remarks, Sarah Chart, RN, Vice President, Optum Health Education
  • 1:15 p.m.—Addressing the Global Nursing Shortage*
  • 2:15 p.m.—Global Health Workforce Shortage: Panel Discussion with Q&A, Dr. Kenneth Hartigan-Go, Senior Research Fellow, Ateneo Policy Center, School of Government and Adjunct Faculty, Asian Institute of Management (Moderator)
  • 3:45 p.m.—Break
  • 4:15 p.m.—Strengthening the Global Nurse Population: Retention, Support and Career Pathways. Where Do We Begin?, Dr. Jeremy Lim, Director, Leadership Institute for Global Health Transformation, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore
  • 5:30 p.m.—Closing Remarks
  • 6:00 p.m.—Adjourn

Click here to download the full Forum agenda.

Note: Optum Health Education reserves the right to make any necessary changes to this agenda.     
Last updated: 3/03/2023

*Faculty information will be available shortly.

The Conservatory, The Peninsula Manila Hotel
Corner of Ayala and Makati Avenue
Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines 1226

The Peninsula Manila Hotel


Dr. Margaret-Mary Wilson is wearing a dark colored blazer and facing the camera.Margaret-Mary G. Wilson, MD, MBA, MRCP
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
UnitedHealth Group

About the faculty
Margaret-Mary G. Wilson, MD, MBA, MRCP is executive vice president and chief medical officer, UnitedHealth Group. Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare in 2008, she was an associate professor of Internal and Geriatric Medicine at St. Louis University, Missouri, where she also served as director of Geriatric Ambulatory Services and director of the Ortho-Geriatric Service. Her experience also includes direct patient care, medical education, patient safety, quality improvement, risk management, and global healthcare systems management in a variety of health care settings in Africa, the United Kingdom, South America and the United States.  She is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Healthcare Quality Management, and completed a Clinical Cardiology fellowship at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School in Hammersmith Hospital, UK. Dr. Wilson is a member of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom and a fellow of the American Institute of Healthcare Quality, the American Board of Quality Assurance & Utilization Review Physicians, and the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. She holds a master’s degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Healthcare Management.  Dr. Wilson has received numerous awards in medicine, including UnitedHealth Group’s inaugural Sages Interdisciplinary Collaboration Award, the Kathy Humphrey Award for Excellence in the promotion of cultural diversity in medical education, the St. Louis University William Osler Teaching Award for excellence in clinical teaching, the Gladney Diversity Award for outstanding performance as a medical educator and the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Chevening Award. She received a 2019 Business of Pride award from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal and was named a 2018 “Woman Worth Watching” by Diversity Journal. In 2021, Dr. Wilson was named one of the Top 100 most influential African Americans in Business by the National Diversity Council and one of the Top 100 elite women in 2021 by Diversity Journal. She has published more than 70 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and textbooks.

Elizabeth Albert, MD
Clinical Activity Manager
Optum Health Education

Sarah Chart, RN
Vice President
Optum Health Education

Darwin D. Mariano, JD, MSc
Vice President, External Affairs
UnitedHealth Group

Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Optum Health Education (OHE) requires all those in control of educational content to disclose their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. Ineligible companies are defined by the ACCME as companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care products used by or on patients. Individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies and regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.

The activity faculty and planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation statement
Joint Provider LogoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Optum Health Education and Optum Philippines. Optum Health Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Credit designation statements
Nurses and NPs - NCPD
The participant will be awarded up to 7.50 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.

Physicians, PAs, and NPs - AMA
Optum Health Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization from which they wish to obtain credit.

Available Credit

  • 7.50 AMA - Physicians
  • 7.50 ANCC - Nurses
  • 7.50 Attendance - General Attendance

IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines

IT and Business Process Association of the PhilippinesThe IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines is the primary trade body and advocacy group of the country’s agile, dynamic, and resilient IT and Business Process Management (IT-BPM) sector.

With over 300 members and six partner associations—the Animation Council of the Philippines, Inc. (ACPI), Global In- House Center Council (GICC) Philippines, Contact Center Association of the Philippines (CCAP), Game Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP), Healthcare Information Management Association of the Philippines (HIMAP), and the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA)—IBPAP plays a pivotal role in sustaining the growth of the IT-BPM industry by working with stakeholders in the government and academe to ensure an enduring supply of high-quality labor, support service innovation, and provide country visibility.

IBPAP also assists investors in setting up operations easily and quickly in the Philippines through relevant research, introductions to key officials, and a series of briefings at each step of the investment process. Initiatives for human resources, business development, knowledge sharing, and networking opportunities are also made available to members as a means of continued support.

Ongoing support is then provided through a wide variety of initiatives, including programs for HR development, business development, knowledge sharing, and networking opportunities. IBPAP works closely with the government, academe, and other key stakeholders to make this possible and to reinforce the Philippine IT-BPM industry’s global competitiveness and relevance.

Makati Business Club 

Makati Business Club The Makati Business Club is a private non-profit business association in the Philippines founded in 1981 to promote the role of the business sector in national development efforts and as a forum for constructive ideas and action.

For more than four decades, MBC continues to serve as a forum where top business leaders can discuss and take action on two fronts: global competitiveness and responsible business. MBC is focused on advocacies and projects that push for a competitive, job-creating economy and democratic society. Some of MBC's initiatives include economic briefings,  digital democracy partnerships with LGUs, Philippine Business Councils, the APEC Business Advisory Council (Philippines), and sustainability & circular economy for businesses.

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Activity date/location: This live, in-person Forum will be held on May 17-18, 2023, at The Conservatory, The Peninsula Manila Hotel, Corner of Ayala and Makati Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines 1226.

Fees: There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this Forum.

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