The Millicent Geare Edmunds Lecture

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The Millicent Geare Edmunds Lecture

Information on the 2022 - 23 lecture is forthcoming.


Additional Information

Continuing Education

Nurses may receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this educational activity.  Partial credit is not provided. Participants receive a CNE certificate via email from UMSON approximately two to four weeks after completing/signing online evaluation form and acknowledging attendance to all sessions, plus a fee of $20.  All requests must be received within 60 days of the conference.

Accreditation Statement: The University of Maryland School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

Conflict of Interest: It is the policy of The University of Maryland School of Nursing to require our continuing education activity (CE) faculty and planning committee members to disclose any financial relationships with companies providing program funding or manufacturers of any commercial products discussed in the program.  The planning committee and CE faculty report that they do not have financial relationships with manufacturers of any commercial products they discuss in the program.

Lecture History

The Millicent Geare Edmunds Fund was established January 6, 1964 by a bequest from Millicent Geare Edmunds, “to be expended for any purpose which will add to the comfort, morale, or education of the student classes and the faculty.” Ms. Edmunds was one of 12 students in the 1905 graduating class of what was then known as the Training School, University of Maryland. She served as the president of the School’s Alumni Association from 1920–1921 and on the General Committee of the 200th anniversary celebration of the City of Baltimore.

Past Lectures


Tackling Social Isolation for Marginalized Communities: Learning from the World

Yolanda Ogbolu, PhD, CRNP-Neonatal, FNAP, FAAN
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Partnerships, Professional Education, and Practice
University of Maryland School of Nursing

Jonathan Garcia, PhD
Assistant Professor and Global Health, Program Director
School of Biological and Population Health Sciences, College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Oregon State University

Sarah Hemminger, PhD
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


Civility Matters! Best Practices to Foster Healthy Work Environments

Cynthia Clark, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Strategic Nursing Advisory, ATI Nursing Education
Author, Creating and Sustaining Civility in Nursing Education


The Response from Maryland's Administration and Legislature

Birch Barron, MSPH, CEM
Deputy Director, Opioid Operational Command Center
Chief of Staff to the Senior Emergency Management Advisor to the Governor


The Impact of Social Determinants on the Health and Well-Being of Baltimore’s Communities

Leana S. Wen, MD, MSc, FAAEM
Commissioner, Baltimore City Health Department


Community Engagement: Building Careers in Health Care and Research

Vanessa P. Fahie, PhD, RN
Director, Exploring Health Professions Careers Project
Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing


Sleep, Sleepiness, and Fatigue in Nurses: How Organizations and Nurses Themselves Can Solve This Problem

Jeanne Geiger Brown, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing


War, Disaster, and the Making of the Red Cross Nurse

Marian Moser Jones, PhD, MPH

Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities

UMSON offers year-round opportunities for continuing education, which is now recognized for license renewal in Maryland. Take advantage of online, simulation, and in-person activities to enhance your professional development.