SECOND INTERNATIONAL NURSING CONFERENCE, 22 & 23 February 2018, POST - CONFERENCE SUMMARY

SECOND INTERNATIONAL NURSING CONFERENCE,  22 & 23 February 2018
POST-CONFERENCE SUMMARY
Nursing professionals are the center of revolutionary changes as they work as front lines human force of patient care. With the aim of providing nurses an opportunity to explore the changes affecting the profession today and possibilities in the future, the Second International Nursing Conference was held between February 22 and 23, 2018 at Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences, Dhulikhel Hospital, Dhulikhel, Nepal with the theme of “Nursing Education, Practice and Research: Trends and Possibilities”. The conference brought together over 350 nursing and healthcare professionals from 56 national institutes and six countries across the globe, to share their experiences, to learn from one another and to debate the future development of nursing profession.
About the venue: http://dhulikhelhospital.org/
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The conference opening was attended by Vice Chancellor of Kathmandu University Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha, Secretary of Ministry of Health Dr. Pushpa Chaudhary, Registrar of Kathmandu University, Vice-president of Nursing Association of Nepal, Dean of school of medical sciences, Former Vice Chancellor of Kathmandu University, Dr. Chintamani Yogi as special guest, government and non-government officials and nursing dignitaries. The opening ceremony had a special welcome by Assoc.Prof. Kunta D. Pun, on behalf of organizing committee.  

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The conference was structured with different keynote speeches, invited talks, oral presentations and poster sessions to enter a practical discussion around the topics. Immediately after the opening ceremony, invited speakers Dr. Chintamani Yogi and Dr. Suresh Sharma presented their opinion on outsider’s perspective in nursing and nursing care. Dr.Yogi excellently convinced the participants on positivity, responsibility and self-less service as an important asset of nursing. Prof. Dr. Indira Singh, pioneer of nursing education in Nepal provided keynote speech focusing on how nursing education developed in Nepal and impact of education on nursing practice, research and professionalization. Another keynote speaker, Dr. Karen Eisler, Associate Dean of Regina University spoke on nursing leadership as evolving changes in nursing practice, education and research. Another keynote speaker, Dr.Sharon Wiener from University of California emphasized on how nurses around the globe are interconnected with a thread.  There were invited talks on nurses’ role in changing health care system in Nepal, mapping disaster competency, shifting priorities in nursing education, midwifery education in Nepal, group antenatal care and baby massage. The two day conference addressed a variety of topics on nursing practice, maternal and child care, community health nursing, mental health nursing, nursing education, nursing leadership and evolving new practices in nursing relevant to the main theme.
For detail schedule: http://dhulikhelhospital.org/images/Events/events2018/SECOND%20%20INTERNATIONAL%20NURSING%20CONFERENCE%202018.pdf

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On the first day of conference, cultural program was organized to refresh the participants from whole day long scientific sessions followed by dinner, the venue was fully packed, and it was a great opportunity for social interaction and networking among participants! Participants extremely enjoyed different cultural performances representing different parts of Nepal and thematic act on Florence Nightingale’s life journey and mobile phone hazards.
At the end, participants were asked to make a critical assesssment and provide feedback. The conference was formally closed with vote of thanks, presenting certificates and best poster award. The second international nursing conference ended with several delights and overwhelming positivity, knowledge generation and response from all the participants.
The success of second international conference in Dhulikhel was combined effort of organizing committee, Nursing Association of Nepal, speakers, and of all THE ENTHUSIASTIC PARTICIPANTS.
The conference proceeding is available on: http://www.kumj.com.np/final.pdf
The Third International Nursing Conference will be held in February 2021. Details will be uploaded on http://dhulikhelhospital.org/
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