About the Conference
Nordic Interprofessional Network was launched in Aalesund in Norway in 2001. Promotor was Synnøve Hofseth Almås from Aalesund who invited exponents of interprofessional education and practice in health and social care from the Nordic Countries to meet and get to know each other, to exchange experience and to establish a mutual support network. The 18 […]Read More
Veröld - House of Vigdís, University of IcelandBrynjolfsgata 1, 107 Reykjavik, Iceland
The newest building at the University of Iceland is Veröld – the House of Vigdís. The house opened formally on 20 April 2017 with a large number of people in attendance. The building houses teaching, research and events connected to foreign languages and culture. The building was named Veröld – the house of Vigdís (the World), after a competition among the public. The Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages is located in the building. The institute operates in cooperation with the Icelandic government and UNESCO. The building boasts of excellent facilities for lectures and conferences, work spaces for visiting scholars, and rooms for teaching and research in the field of foreign languages. A small collection commemorating the historic election of Vigdís Finnbogadóttir as president in 1980 can also be found in Veröld, along with a space dedicated to exhibitions on language and culture.
Ólöf Guðný Geirsdóttir
Ólöf Guðný Geirsdóttir has developed a strong interdisciplinary research focused on gerontological research in several core areas, including nutritional status, physical function, physical activity and active ageing. Ólöf Guðný has a broad background experience as a clinical nutritionist at several units at the National University of Iceland. She has contributed to interdicipenary guidelines in prevention of falls for the Landspítali University Hospital and led the work, with the Director of Health, on the Icelandic nutritional recommendations (2018) for older adults and healthy and a nutritional recommendation for sick and frail older people. In addition to contributing to clinical care and peer reviewed international literature, Dr Geirsdóttir is on of two editors of the book, Interdisciplinary Nutritional Management and Care for Older Adults – An Evidence-Based Practical Guide for Nurses. She advocates for multidisciplinary nutrition care education across administrative, academic leadership, and educational positions promoting ageing research.
Ásta Bryndís Schram
Ásta B. Schram is an Associate Professor and Director for Educational Development at the School of Health Sciences at the University of Iceland. She conducts pedagogical workshops, discussion hours, courses and conferences for teachers. Her research focus is mainly student and teacher motivation, teaching methods, identity, and self-regulation. In addition, Ásta has been involved in developing courses for interdisciplinary teamwork in health sciences education and research in that area. She graduated with her PhD in Educational Psychology from Virginia Tech, USA.