Dr. Annekathryn Goodman


Dr. Annekathryn Goodman is a Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School and a Fellow of both the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American College of Surgeons. She has a fulltime practice in Gynecologic Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital and is an affiliate of MGH Global Disaster Response and the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She completed medical school and residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and her fellowship training in gynecologic oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). In addition to board certification in gynecologic oncology, she is certified in acupuncture, and has completed training in both pastoral and palliative care. She received a certificate in Clinical Ethics and Health Policy from the Center for Practical Bioethics, University of Kansas Medical School. She received a certificate in Global health and MPH in Health Policy and Management from New York Medical College. She has undergone advanced training in humanitarian disaster relief work through the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Missioncraft in disaster relief operations, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma. She was the Director of the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program at Massachusetts General Hospital from 1998 through 2016. She is the past president of The Obstetrical Society of Boston and of the New England Society of Gynecologic Oncologists. She is also a member of the Ethics Committee at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a member of the national Trauma and Critical Care Team previously known as IMSuRT (International Medical Surgical Response team), a branch of the US department of Health and Human Services and has deployed to various international disasters including Bam, Iran 2004, Banda Aceh 2005, Haiti 2010, the Philippines 2014, and Nepal 2015. She received the 2012 ACOG International Service Award for service to pregnant women after the Haiti earthquake. Since 2008, she has been consulting in Bangladesh on cervical cancer prevention and the development of medical infrastructure to care for women with gynecologic cancers. She has also developed a two-month observership in gynecologic oncology at MGH for physicians from resource-limited countries.

Dr. Bimalangshu Dey, MD, PhD. (Bimal) is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Boston, USA, and a Physician in Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA. He is an affiliated faculty at the Center for Global Health at Mass General Hospital. Since 2007, Dr. Dey has been actively engaged with the government of Bangladesh to strengthen public sector cancer care at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital and to enhance the status of public sector nursing through sub-specialty training. In response to the shortage of palliative care services and resources available in Bangladesh, Dr. Dey has recently worked with colleagues to implement the first national training for nurses with the international curricula developed by the End-of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC, Boston, USA).

Dr. Bimalangshu Dey(Bimal)


Anne-Marie Barron


Associate Dean, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Simmons College. Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist (part-time) Inpatient Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital . Dr. Barron is Associate Dean for Student Affairs in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Simmons College. She received her B.S. in nursing from Boston College, her M.S. in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and her PhD from Boston College. Anne-Marie has taught across the undergraduate curriculum in a number of courses, most notably, Psychiatric Nursing and Caring at the End of Life, a semester-long course based on the ELNEC Curriculum. Dr. Barron�s teaching, practice, and research interests are focused on meaning and illness and the understanding and alleviation of suffering. Her central goals in nursing and health science education are to guide and support students as they develop perspectives and skills that enable them to offer healing presence in the lives of their patients. Anne-Marie currently practices part-time as a Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist on the Inpatient Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital where she also holds an appointment as Faculty Nurse Scientist. Anne-Marie has had the privilege of consulting on nursing education in Bangladesh since 2009 as part of an interprofessional team. The Nursing Program at Simmons College, Massachusetts General Hospital and MGH Center for Global Health, and the A.K. Khan Healthcare Trust in Dhaka, Bangladesh have collaborated on the education of practicing nurses at Dhaka Medical College Hospital. The collaboration is part of larger initiative between the Government of Bangladesh and Massachusetts General Hospital to establish the first Bone Marrow Transplant Program within Bangladesh. Anne-Marie has been teaching the ELNEC curriculum since 2004 and is in close communication with leaders at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing in planning the offering of the ELNEC Train-the-Trainer Program in Bangladesh.

While working as a staff nurse in and ICU at Massachusetts General Hospital, Emily was presented with the opportunity to become involved with the Enhanced Specialized Nurse Training Program (ESNTP) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Focusing mainly on the care of oncology patient, and specifically bone marrow transplant patients, Emily was apprehensive that she would be able to educate nurses on a topic she was not all too familiar with herself. However, she knew it was an opportunity that she could not pass up, and in 2014 traveled for the first time to Bangladesh as a Global Health Nurse Fellow for the ESNTP. Soon after her arrival, Emily was relieved to find that nursing as a whole, is a universal language. Not only she did feel confident in guiding these intelligent women and men in the care of an immunocompromised patient, but she found that they too, had many things to teach her, as well. The compassion and empathy the nurses had for their patients, with limited resources, lit a fire within Emily, and made her realize oncology was her true calling in nursing. When she returned home, she made the transition from a critical care nurse to an oncology nurse, and has not looked back since. She has her Bengali friends to thank for that. This is her third trip to Bangladesh, and she is excited to be back, and to share her knowledge in palliative care with the End of Life Nursing Education Consortium.

Emily Erhardt


Nisha Wali


Nisha wali currently works as an oncology specialized staff nurse at MGH. She first became involved in global health nursing during her undergraduate education taking on internships in South Africa and Sweden. Nisha started her career in boston as a medical oncology nurse at MGH. She became affiliated with the Enhanced Specialized Nurse Training Program (ESNTP) in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2014 as a Global Health Nurse Fellow. Taking on a long-term teaching assignment in Dhaka as a nurse educatorfor a group of nurses who would go on to work in Bone Marrow Transplant Unit and on medical oncology units. The camaraderie she experienced in Bangladesh was characterized by fellowship and the shared goal of elevating the knowledge level of the nurses in Dhaka. Since becoming involved in ESNTP Nisha has expanded her oncology specialty to include infusion therapy with the use of traditional chemotherapy as well as cutting edge immunotherapies. This year Nisha returnsto Bangladesh for the third time to deliver an international curriculum aimed at enhancing palliative nursing care to patients faced with critical illness. She hopes to grow her global health experience and continue a lastingdialogue with her fellow Bangladeshi nurses.

Jocelyn Hulburt is a registered nurse and has worked at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston for ten years in three different units. Burn intensive care, surgical intensive care, and emergency medicine. In these critical care environment, Jocelyn has developed a passion for improving patients’ suffering and supporting end of life transition. She has truly valued and enjoyed sharing and learning the art of nursing through teaching new nurses and courses at Endicott College in Boston and traveling to provide medical aid in Kenya, Uganda, and Haiti. In 2017, she had the opportunity to travel to Bangladesh and fulfill this passion once again. Through the Bone Marrow Transplant Program partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital, Simmons College, and Dhaka Medical College Hospital she was able to share her knowledge of Bone Marrow Transplant and learn from the nurses in Bangladesh. She is honored to return again this year to share her passion for improving end of life care.

Jocelyn Hulbert


Judy A. Beal


Dean and Professor, School of Nursing and Health Science, Simmons College, BSN, Skidmore College, 1973, MSN, Yale University, Major Parent Child Nursing/ PNP, 1975, DNSc, Boston University, 1983

Dr. Judy Beal has had many leadership roles in her 40 years as a nurse. She currently serves as Professor and Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Simmons College with responsibility for three nationally accredited academic programs. Prior to coming to Simmons in 1983, Dr. Beal taught at Boston University and Skidmore College. Dr. Beal has been a leader in nursing education since 1978.At Simmons she has been instrumental in building early innovative models of academic practice partnerships locally and then globally. In Boston, the unique model of “hospital as client” with the hospital financing the academic progression of employees in RN- BSN and RN-MSN programs grew from 1 partnership 5 years ago to 8 partnerships. With foundation funding, she partnered with the University of Cairo to replicate an accelerated second degree BSN program for unemployed university graduates. This effort significantly advanced workforce capacity and elevated the level of professional nursing practice in Egypt. With academic and practice partners in Saudi Arabia and with philanthropists in Bangladesh and Israel she is further replicating these programs.

As a RWJ Executive Nurse Fellow from 2008-2011, she created a national forum on academic-practice partnership by successfully engaging a national association to identify this issue as a strategic priority. She developed and co-led the AACN-AONE Task Force on Academic-Practice Partnerships. This group has significantly elevated the conversation on and strategy for developing academic-practice partnerships.

She has served as president, secretary, director and chair in many organizations including: Sigma Theta Tau International, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the Massachusetts Association of Colleges of Nursing (MACN), Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses (MARN), and Yale University Alumni Association. Most recently, she has served as a two term elected board member and is the newly elected secretary of AACN, secretary and vice president of MACN, chair of the MARN Nominations Committee, and co-lead of the RWJF Massachusetts Action Coalition.

Dr Beal is widely published with more than 100 peer reviewed articles. Her well- funded program of research focuses on role development of neonatal nurse practitioners and for the past 16 years on the development of a model of clinical nurse scholars. She is sought after as a regional and national speaker. Dr. Beal is on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing as well as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Pediatric Nursing, the Journal of Professional Nursing, Nursing Outlook, and Research in Nursing and Health.

Dr. Beal received her BSN from Skidmore College, her MSN from Yale University, and DNSc from Boston University. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the National Academies of Practice.

Prof. Shahla Khatun born in Sylhet in a highly educated family; the daughter of Late Advocate A.A.A. Hafiz, MA, LLB & Late Syed Sahar Banu Chowdhury. She graduated from Dhaka Medical College in the year 1961 and joined Government service in the same year. In December 1965, she went to UK for higher studies with Government Scholarship. After returning home from UK, she joined Institute of Post Graduate Medicine and Research (IPGMR; now Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University-BSMMU) and worked there till retirement from Government Servicein 2011. In personal life is blessed with one daughter Lubna Kabir and one son Sayyied Bin Kabir who are well established in their career by their own potential.

Shahla Khatun is the founder member and 1st life member and past president of Obstetric and Gynaecological Social of Bangladesh (OGSB) which was established in 1972. Members of OGSB started a hospital at Mirpur, where middle and low income group of peoples mainly live. She is involved for more than 30 years in organizing, developing, improving and finding ways and means for sustainable health status of women & children in Bangladesh. From 1970, working hand in hand with MOHF, UNICEF, several national & international, NGOs, Bangladesh Diabetic Association, Bangladesh Menopause Society (BMS), OGSB,BMA, Bangladesh Family Planning Association, and Lioness Club of Dhaka Green, Green Life Medical College Hospital(GLMC), Mother Care Hospital(MCH) and rendering free medical services, consultation and surgery in various parts of Bangladesh. She was a nonofficial, volunteer visitor of Dhaka Central Jail (the biggest Jail in Bangladesh) where worked to improve living conditions health status of prisoners, mainly young, underage girls and women. During her tenure of chairmanship of International Representative Committee of RCOG, she successfully introduce part – I and part – II  MRCOG examination in Dhaka and every year 3-4 CME held in Dhaka under the banner of RCOG. She participated National and International scientific conferences home and aboard as a member, as a invited guest, as a faculty.

She was awarded National Professorship in June, 2011 by the Government of Bangladesh. She also received Mother Teresa award in 2004 and “Rotnogorva mother (Mother of Talents)” and many others medals and certificates recognizing her contribution to medical profession, improvement of women’s and children health and social work. She attended all the program of “Dignifying Life through Cancer & Palliative Care” organized by AYAT Education in 2018. Prof. Shahla Khatun is also the founder Member & Life Member of Bangladesh Perinatal Society & Infertility Society. She is a Honorary Medical advisor of “Shimantik” from 1996 till today which is an education and health care service delivery organization based in Sylhet. She is also the Honorary Chairperson of the Technical Advisory Committee of Research, Training and Management (RTM) which is a nationally recognized NGO in Bangladesh.

National Prof. Shahla Khatun

MBBS, MRCOG, FRCOG, (London) FCPS, (BD & Pak)