School of Nursing to Co-Sponsor Two International Conferences

As part of its efforts to promote nursing research on a global scale, the School of Nursing will co-sponsor two upcoming international conferences: the Second US-SINO Forum: Advancing Nursing Research and Education Across the Globe (March 9-11 at Duke University in North Carolina) and the First Nakhon Phanom National and International Conference in Healthcare (July 7-10 at Nakhon Phanom University in Thailand). 

The US-SINO Forum aims to advance nursing research and education by strengthening the exchange of ideas among health care leaders from around the world. With more than a dozen US and Chinese universities participating, the School of Nursing is pleased to note that Dean Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob PhD, RN, FAAN, will present one of the keynote presentations entitled “Managing Chronic Illness: Patient Adherence Perspective.” In addition,  Weiwen Wang, DNP, MSN, RN, Assistant Professor, will discuss her work regarding “Using Video-Simulation and Role-Play Case Scenarios to Improve International Nursing Students’ Communication Skills. “

The First Nakhon Phanom National and International Conference in Healthcare (NPNICH 2014) is designed to initiate an international forum for cross-cultural education, research and practices to promote healthcare in underserved communities. This inaugural event features Pitt Nursing faculty member Heidi Donovan, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, as one of the keynote speakers addressing “Illness Representations in Cross-Cultural Health Education: The Power of Personal Narrative.”

The School of Nursing is pleased to promote the global dissemination of research and international conversations about nursing education and healthcare practices. Since its founding in 1939, the School has built a significant body of research and hopes to extend the benefits of its research accomplishments worldwide. For more information about the School’s research endeavors, please visit this Web page.