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Professor Donna Fitzsimons

Queens University Belfast, Belfast (Ireland)

Member of:

European Society of Cardiology
EAPCI

Professor Donna Fitzsimons is currently Head of the School of Nursing & Midwifery & Member of Senate in Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland. She is a past ESC Board Member (2014-2020) where she led Patient Involvement activities and pioneered the establishment of the ESC Patient Form. She was previously an elected Councillor on the ESC Board 2016-2018 and was Chair of the ESC Council on Cardiovascular Nursing & Allied Professionals (2011-2013). As a member of the Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee she has lead work on involving patients in Guideline development and review, as well as enhancing nurses' role in Guideline Implementation. Currently she is working on projects with EAPCI, ACNAP and Digital Health. Professor Fitzsimons' leadership demonstrates her commitment to improving the quality of patient experience and care through education and research. Her research interests in Cardiology include prevention, patient engagement and palliative and supportive care.

ESC Geoffrey Rose Lecture in Population Sciences and Florence Nightingale Lecture in Nurse-Led Research

Event: ESC Congress 2021 - The Digital Experience

Topic: European Society of Cardiology

Session type: Special Session

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Female patients and female physicians. Does it make any difference?

Event: ESC CONGRESS 2019

Topic: Cardiovascular Disease in Women

Session type: Professional Development

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Nursing and Allied Health Professions Investigator Award

Event: ESC CONGRESS 2019

Topic: Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions

Session type: Special Session

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The omega phase of the heart failure journey: palliative and end-life care

Event: Heart Failure 2019 - 6th World Congress on Acute Heart Failure

Topic: Treatment

Session type: Symposium

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Patient and family journeys through cardiac illness

Event: ESC Congress 2018

Topic: Chronic Nursing Care

Session type: Rapid Fire Abstracts

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Hospitalisation- a necessary evil in acute events

Event: EuroHeartCare 2018

Topic: Treatment

Session type: Symposium

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Novelties in acute and chronic nursing care

Event: ESC CONGRESS 2017

Topic: Chronic nursing care

Session type: Moderated Posters

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Oral abstract session

Event: EuroHeartCare 2017

Topic: Miscellaneous

Session type: Abstract Sessions

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Rapid Fire Session

Event: Acute Cardiovascular Care 2016

Topic: Miscellaneous

Session type: Rapid Fire Abstracts

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Moderated Posters Session 3: Heart failure, nursing, special poulations

Event: Acute Cardiovascular Care 2016

Topic: Miscellaneous

Session type: Moderated Posters

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