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Research Director Candidate


 Anne Flodén 2017


Boras, Sweden


2011    Doctor of Philosophy in Health Care Science. Gothenburg University “Attitudes    towards organ donor advocacy among Swedish intensive and critical care nurses.”

2010    Global Leadership Symposium: “Transplant Donation Global Leadership Symposium – A hands-on workshop for advanced and emerging leaders in organ and tissue donation from around the world”.

2006     GCP (Good Clinical Practice)

2004     Advanced international training course in transplant coordination-TPM, Les Heures University, Barcelona, European Transplant Coordinators Organization

2001    European Certification as Transplant coordinator, Les Heures University, Barcelona, European Transplant Coordinators Organization   

1981    Nurse Anesthetist

1980    Intensive and Critical Care specialist

1977    Nurse, RN


  • Swedish Government: Appointed representative on the Government investigation “Donation – a vital business”, (SOU 2015:85).

  • National Board of Health and Welfare: Member of The National Board of Health and Welfare reference group for the revision of the decree SOSFS 1987:32 and developing guidelines for nurses and physicians responsible for organ and tissue donation SOSFS 2005:10, SOSFS 2005:11

  • Scandiatransplant: Member of the body of representatives for four years, appointed by the chief executive officer at the Sahlgrenska University hospital

  • European Donation and Transplant Coordinator Organization (EDTCO): Faculty member at the meeting, 2015

Clinical Expertise:

2014- present  Clinical Researcher at Södra Älvsborg Hospital, Sweden
2015-present   Assistant Professor at Borås University, Sweden

2014                  Researcher & Senior Lecturer, Nursing Science at School of Health
                           Science, Jönköping University
1999-2014        Transplant coordinator – procurement at The Transplant Institute at
                           Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg
1978-1999        Nurse, Intensive and Critical care & Nurse Anesthetist, Alingsås Hospital


Pride, Passion, and Possibilities summarizes my vision for Transplant Nursing. Our specialty nursing group embraces its professional ethics by performing advanced transplant nursing. By implementing evidence-based education and research in clinical practice, the transplant nurse is advocating and honoring the Gift of Life.


We, as the international society of nurses, will continue to lead the advancement for professional growth in the field of donation and transplantation. The ITNS will provide educational opportunities to increase clinical knowledge and expertise as well as developing leadership skills.


 My research focuses on professional development based on the professional ethics. My post-doctoral project opened the possibility to become a Clinical Researcher. This project includes a research collaboration with OneLegacy, Los Angeles. Furthermore, I am active as a reviewer of peer-reviewed Journals: Journal of Clinical Nursing Studies; Transplantation; Journal of Advanced Nursing; Journal of Intensive and Critical Care Nursing.

Accomplishments in Leadership Positions

I served as ITNS International Director 2012-2014. I worked on the ITNS rebranding task force in 2012 and, in 2013-2014, on the revision of the “Transplant Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice”.
Since 2009, I have been the Swedish National Representative. When Gothenburg got the ITNS symposium in 2011, I was the chair of the local planning committee followed by being the co-chair of the symposium. For 14 years, I was the editor of the Transplant-News. The founding of the National Network of Transplant coordinators in Organ donation (NNTO) was evoked on my initiative. I was chair of the working group, including formulating by-laws and core competences. 

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