Tonda Hughes to Keynote the 2016 Nursing Summit

GLMA Nursing Summit will be all day September 14, 2016 in St. Louis!  The GLMA Conference opens the evening of the 14th, with all of the fabulous programming through September 17th.  See the details for the conference here!

The 2016 GLMA Nursing Summit keynote speaker, Tonda Hughes, PhD, RN, FAAN will be sharing her experiences in developing her outstanding research career focusing on sexual minority women.  Her talk is titled “From gay bars to marriage equality: The evolution of research on sexual minority women’s health from one researcher’s perspective.” Dr. Hughes is Professor and Associate Dean for Global Health, College of Nursing, University of Illinois – Chicago, Research Director, UIC National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, and Co-Director, UIC Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH).

The theme of the 2016 Nursing Summit is: “Challenges of Advancing LGBTQ Health in Nursing: Finding Your Way.” The day will feature:

  • Opportunities to learn about initiatives in nursing education, practice, research and policy
  • Networking with activists engaged in advancing LGBTQ health in nursing
  • Celebration of past accomplishments, and the potential for making change in nursing and healthcare to improve LGBQ health!

Watch this blog and our website to see the details as they emerge!  We hope you will plan to join us! Questions? Go to our online contact form!


  1. Tonda Hughes could not be a more appropriate choice for the keynote speaker. She has amassed a mountain of nursing science in a coherent program of scholarship on women and substance misuse, especially focused on lesbian health. She is the real thing. Bravo!
    Joanne Hall


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