Edmundston (NB)- May 12 - At the occasion of National Nursing Week, the organizing committee of the symposium on the nursing profession entitled "A historic look, analysis of the present and future orientations", to be held on August 21 and 22 at the Edmundston campus of the Université de Moncton during the Congrès mondial acadien 2014, unveiled its program of activities.
Edmundston (NB)- May 12- At the occasion of National Nursing Week, the organizing committee of the symposium on the nursing profession entitled "A historic look, analysis of the present and future orientations", to be held on August 21 and 22 at the Edmundston campus of the Université de Moncton during the Congrès mondial acadien 2014, unveiled its program of activities.
This two-day symposium will take a historical look at the evolution of the nursing profession in Canada and the foundation for its future. The conference will focus on current and historical issues as well as future directions for the nursing profession in the areas of nursing practice, evidence-based practice, education and teaching, management, research and health policies.
Exchanges and discussions will be conducted by four renowned speakers: Rachel Bard, out-going CEO of the Canadian Nurses Association, Susan Gordon, Health Care Specialist and world renowned author of seven books, Suzanne Durand , Director of Development and Professional Support, College of nurses of Quebec and Sylvie Hains, Director of Planning and Nursing at the Government of Québec's Department of Health and Social Services. This is also an opportunity to honor two pioneers in the development of the nursing profession in the region, Mrs. Yolande Lepage Cyr and Sister Therese Mulherin.
"The symposium on nursing "A historic look, analysis of the present and future orientations" is a first activity of major international collaboration where participants will have the privilege of working with nearly 40 experts who, through a historic look, will attempt an analysis of the current situation and develop future directions for the teaching of nursing, for the profession and health care through presentations on advanced nursing practices, innovative approaches to education and health policies, to name a few. In short, this conference is an invitation to share nursing knowledge and expertise throughout Acadia of the world.", sais Mrs. France L. Marquis, Coordinator of the symposium on the nursing profession.
This first initiative of sharing between nursing science professionals from three academic partners and their respective institutions and health organizations reflects an openness to the diversity of the world and will help showcase the nursing profession. The three universities at the heart of its organization are the Edmundston Campus of the Université de Moncton, the University of Maine at Fort Kent and the Université du Québec at Rimouski.
"Cohesion and close exchanges between the three regions of the territory of Acadia of the Lands and Forests is an essential element to the success of this fifth World Acadian Congress and the development of the region thereafter. That is why we are delighted to see that the conference on the nursing profession has also embraced this ideology in their organization. That meeting of the three regions to form a common space will be the real success of this congress.", said Mr. Leo Paul Charest , Executive Director of the CMA 2014.
In addition to presentations by keynote speakers, roundtables, and panel discussions, simultaneous presentations, poster presentations and a networking cocktail are also included in the schedule. For more information on the conference program, see the website of the 2014 CMA http://www.cma2014.com/fr/programmation/colloques-et-conferences?id=208. If interested, you may register now at http://www.cma2014.com/fr/programmation/colloques-et-conferences?id=222.
About the CMA...
Le Congrès mondial acadien is a grand reunion that happens every five years that calls for the Acadian diaspora around the world. Several activities will be offered for more than two weeks, from August 8 to 24, 2014 The event is based on community involvement and allows to assert its culture, heritage and attractions.
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France Le Moignan - Communications Coordinator
Tel. : 506-737-2014 post 5436