John MayeJohn P. Maye, PhD, CRNA, CAPT (Ret) USN

Professor and Pain Management Education Coordinator
University of South Florida
College of Nursing/Nurse Anesthesia Program

Dr. John Maye is a Professor and Pain Management Education Coordinator for the University of South Florida, College of Nursing. He retired from the United States Navy in 2015 at the rank of Captain after serving for 27 years. A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist in the United States Navy for 24 years he was assigned multiple leadership positions to include: Director of Research for the Nurse Anesthesia Program at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Executive Director for the Tri-Service Nursing Research Program, and Research Director for the Orofacial Pain Clinic, National Naval Dental Center Washington D.C.   He is a 1992 graduate of the University of Kansas Nurse Anesthesia Program and earned his PhD in nursing from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2000. Dr. Maye has published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles.  He has received numerous awards for his academic achievements to include: Outstanding Uniformed Faculty Award and Junior Investigator of the Year at the Uniformed Services University Graduate School of Nursing as well as the prestigious John F. Garde Researcher of the Year award from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.  Dr. Maye is committed to research and education for all health care providers.

Ruth EndicottRuth Endacott, Professor of Critical Care Nursing

Ruth Endacott is professor of Critical Care Nursing at the University of Plymouth in the UK and Monash University in Australia. She has extensive experience in nursing practice, education and research, mainly in critical care settings. Ruth has held a number of research grants, focused mainly on patient safety and quality of care, in particular recognising deterioration and end of life care in ICU. She has experience in multi-centre and multi-country studies and is currently leading a pan-Europe project on competency-based education for critical care nurses. Ruth is passionate about encouraging ICU nurses to get involved in research and to publish their work.


TerjeMesel 400

Terje Mesel, Agder University

Title of keynote lecture: The cost of being a professional.;-when things go wrong in health care

Terje Mesel is professor in ethics at Agder University and senior researcher and ethics advisor at Sorlandet Hospital, Kristiansand, Norway. Mesel has published several books and articles within the fields of professional ethics and medical ethics.

In 2014 he published the book When things go wrong. Stories of guilt, shame and responsibility in health care (translated title) which is a study of the moral consequences of working in an environment where adverse events happen. The study reveals coping strategies that are only partially sustainable. Professional silence about the moral cost health workers sometimes pay, does not support neither professional courage nor professional responsibility. Thus, we need to develop what Mesel calls morally sustainable professional identities in risk zones.

MaijaMaiju Salovaara-Hiltunen, Nurse, Master of Healthcare in Health Technology

Maiju Salovaara-Hiltunen worked 15 years as a nurse in University Hospital of Helsinki; first in the ICU and then as a nurse anesthetist in trauma centre. She has also been a part time flight nurse from 2011, mainly working with ICU patients in air ambulance. She is a EUSIM simulation instructor and Advanced Life Support course instructor of the European Resuscitation Council. 

She finished her master’s degree in health technology in April 2018. In her studies she focused very much on human-computer interaction and user studies. In her thesis she studied user experience and learning in a virtual reality simulation game for healthcare professionals. During that study she became very interested in individual experiences and learning. She is also very interested to find the right ways to use both traditional simulation training and the newest technology and learn how to use it for the best of different kinds of learners. 

In her work in critical care and anesthesia she has always seen checklists and protocols helpful and important in avoiding human errors. Her job as a flight nurse has brought up even a greater interest on studying human errors and how to prevent them. She works closely with aviation safety and is keen on enhancing the cooperation between different fields to improve safety in healthcare. 

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