In joint collaboration, the Academy of Forensic Nursing (AFN) and Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH) will host the inaugural Nurses Summit to Combat and Prevent Forced Organ Harvesting and share a unified vision to protect and promote ethical medical and nursing practices worldwide.

With the goal of advancing this mission and disseminating knowledge this virtual event will highlight the importance of the topic of the crime of forced organ harvesting to the international nursing community.

The Nurses Summit features nursing scholars, leaders, human rights experts and eye witnesses who are passionate about raising awareness about this problem, preventing collusion and to seeing it end.

Speakers will inform on topics central to nursing science, ethics and practice followed by a Q&A session. The 30 minute documentary, "Medical Genocide: Hidden Mass Murder in China’s Organ Transplant Industry," will be shown during the break.

CEU NOTICE: Continuing Education Contact hours will be awarded upon completion of the Nurses Summit on Combatting and Preventing Forced Organ Harvesting.

Criteria for Successful Completion: Participants may watch the video on the main website live on November 1, but must then register for and utilize the AFN learning management system via the link, complete the posttest with an 80% pass rate, complete the attestation statement, and successfully complete the evaluation.

If you are completing the session via recording, you must view 100% of recordings within the LMS, complete the posttest with an 80% pass rate, complete the attestation statement, and successfully complete the evaluation.

Upon completion of a CE certificate, 5.0 contact hours will be awarded and will be available in the LMS.

Conflict of Interest: There is no conflict of interest for any program planner or presenter involved with this activity.

NOTE: The Academy of Forensic Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

For background information on AFN, DAFOH, and the topic of Forced Organ Harvesting, please visit:
  • OPENING REMARKS - Kathleen Thimsen
  • Deborah Collins-Perrica - Epidemiology of Forced Organ Harvesting
  • Ning Shi - Witness Testimony
  • Ethan Gutmann - The Origins of State-Sponsored Organ Harvesting of Prisoners of Conscience in China
  • Jiang Li - Witness Testimony
  • Ecoee Rooney - Ethical Considerations for Nursing
  • Arthur Caplan - Ethics of Organ Donation and Forced Organ Harvesting
  • Rose Costantino - Forensic Nursing Considerations
  • FILM (20 min): "Medical Genocide - Hidden Mass Murder in China’s Organ Transplant Industry"
  • Geraldine Monti - The Silence of the Medical Community in Europe
  • Debra Holbrook - Community Engagement and Empowerment
  • Theresa Chu - Legal/Ethical Action: The Universal Declaration to Combat and Prevent Forced Organ Harvesting
  • Deborah Collins-Perrica - Grass Roots Advocacy and Nursing Strategies
  • Jennifer Johnson - Creating Impact: Partnerships and Collaborations
  • Q&A
  • CLOSING REMARKS - Kathleen Thimsen
Deborah Collins-Perrica, MSN, CNS, APRN
Deborah Collins-Perrica is Dir.of Nursing Affairs for DAFOH, and a media consultant on raising awareness of transplant tourism and unethical forced organ harvesting from living people in China. Formerly a psychiatric clinician for the Department of Defense, she is in private psychiatric practice specializing in trauma, while serving as adjunct faculty for graduate and doctoral nursing programs at Univ. of Saint Joseph and as a psychiatric consultant to Goodwin University, CT, USA.
Kathleen Thimsen, DrNP, MSN, RN, WOCN/ET, FNE, DF-AFN
Dr. Thimsen received a post- Masters certificate from Johns Hopkins University and Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Regis University. An awarded expert speaker and author on forensic nursing, education, wound care, and community health, she is a member and consultant with national nursing boards and co-founder of the Academy of Forensic Nursing and the Forensic Nursing Certification Board.
Arthur L. Caplan, PhD
Mitty Professor of Bioethics, Director NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Dr. Caplan is a renowned professor and researcher of medical ethics who is widely published and an expert on the topic of ethics in transplant medicine. He is head of the Division of Bioethics at New York Univ. Langone Medical Center and former chair of the Dept. of Medical Ethics, and the Sidney D. Caplan Professor of Bioethics at the Univ of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia.
Theresa Chu
Chairman, Legal Commission of Universal Declaration on Combating and Preventing Forced Organ Harvesting
Theresa Chu is an international human rights lawyer working against the persecution of Falun Gong on a pro bono basis. She has supported changes to human rights laws as a government advisor. An expert lecturer, Chu has spoken before government officials, human rights organizations and members of parliament about human rights issues and the collective lawsuits by Falun Gong practitioners from countries around the world.
Rose Eva Constantino, PhD, JD, RN, FACFE, FAAN
Univ. of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
Dr. Constantino is an Associate Professor and Fulbright Scholar. A BSN graduate of Adventist Univ, Philippines; then MSN, and a Ph.D. at Univ of Pittsburgh, and a JD (law) at Duquesne Univ. She teaches Forensic Nursing at the Univ of Pittsburgh School of Nursing Forensic Nursing.
Ethan Gutmann
Investigative Journalist
Ethan Gutmann is an award-winning China analyst and human-rights investigator. He is a Senior Research Fellow in China Studies at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation whose work has investigated surveillance and organ harvesting in China. He is the author of the award winning book, "The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem," articles for the Asian Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, The Weekly Standard, National Review, World Affairs Journal, and other publications.
Debra Holbrook, MSN, RN, FNE-A/P, SANE-A, DF-AFN, FAAN
Mercy Med. Center, Baltimore, MD USA / President Elect Academy of Forensic Nursing
Debra Holbrook is an expert consultant for the U.S. Depts. of Justice and Defense on forensic nursing science, and founder of the Forensic Nurse Examiner Program, the model for the U.S. (US Senate, 2002). Her testimony before Congress and the Senate Judicial Subcommittees on Crime and Drugs facilitated the DNA Justice Act. A Fellow to the American Academy of Nursing, and recipient of international awards she is acting Dir. of Forensic Nursing at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD which coordinates care to victims of interpersonal violence.
President, Academy of Forensic Nurses
Dr. Johnson, President of AFN, is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and an advanced Forensic Nurse. She serves as a legal consultant in nursing standards of care, child abuse/neglect, sexual assault and medical negligence/malpractice and cases of negligent death.
Jiang Li
Originally from mainland China, Jiang Li now lives in the US.
Geraldine Monti, IDE, DE Pediatrics, Palliative Care
Secretary of the European Branch of DAFOH
Géraldine Monti, a generalist and pediatric nurse, works in the field of inpatient and community based palliative care and coordination. She has an interest in benevolence and ethics in nursing and the relationship between caregiver and patient. She acts as secretary and treasurer of the European branch of Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting-France, DAFOH-F, raising awareness among the nursing community about forced organ harvesting from living people.
Ecoee Rooney, DNP, RN, AFN-C, NPD-BC, SANE-A, DF-AFN
Ochsner Health System
Dr. Rooney, a recognized expert in forensic nursing and nursing leadership, is Dir. of Nursing Leadership Development for Ochsner Health and Pres. of the LA State Nurses Ass. She was recently named a Distinguished Fellow of the Academy of Forensic Nursing and is the Founding Chair of the Ethics Committee for the Academy of Forensic Nursing. A renowned speaker, she has presented workshops on recovering from conflict and trauma for international participants including former prisoners of war and those serving in refugee camps.
Ning Shi
Originally from mainland China, Ning Shi now lives in the US.
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