Nurses, health professionals, researchers and faculty members will gather from October 9 to 12 at the Salão Nobre (Great Hall) of the Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences (ICBAS) of the University of Porto to participate in the celebrations for the 10th anniversary of the Doctoral Programme in Nursing Sciences. The event is organized by ICBAS and the Nursing School of Porto (ESEP), with the support of CINTESIS – Center for Health Technology and Services Research.
The highlight of the event will take place with the XII Meeting of the Doctoral Students in Nursing Sciences, a scientific event aiming to disseminate the knowledge produced in Nursing Sciences and to discuss advanced training in Nursing, in Portugal and worldwide, with the participation of several figures that have contributed to the development and strengthening of this field.
“We aim at increasing the visibility of Nursing as an area of knowledge and to promote Nursing as a Science within the University of Porto”, explains Corália Vicente, Director of the Doctoral Programme in Nursing Sciences.
The highlight of the scientific program is the Guest speaker Afaf Meleis, Professor of Nursing and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, and already considered a living legend of the American Academy of Nursing. The professor of Egyptian origin, will talk about the “Impact and Future of Doctoral Nursing Education” on October 9, at 11:30.
Also noteworthy is the presence of Aida Mendes (Nursing School of Coimbra – ESEC in Portuguese), Alacoque Erdmann (Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil), Alexandre Quintanilha (ICBAS), Carmen de La Cuesta (University of Alicante, Spain), Corália Vicente (ICBAS), Diana Mason (George Washington University School of Nursing, EUA), Ingalill Hallberg (University of Lund, Sweden), José Alberto Correia (University of Porto), Manuela Martins (ESEP), Margarida Vieira (Catholic University of Portugal), Maria Antónia Botelho (Nursing School of Lisbon – ESEL in Portuguese), Maria Arminda Mendes Costa (ESEP), Maria do Céu Barbieri (ESEP), Marta Lima Basto (ESEL), Pam Smith (University of Edinburgh, Scotland), Pedro Moradas Ferreira (ICBAS.UP and I3S), Teresa Lluch (University of Barcelona, Spain) and Zaida Azeredo (Piaget Institute).
Another highlight of the scientific program will be the launch of the book entitled “Asserting the Essence of Nursing”, which brings together the work carried out over the last decade. Altogether, more than 100 students have graduated in Nursing Sciences. About 60 of those graduated from the Doctoral Programme in Nursing Sciences.
During the celebrations of the ten years of the programme, a posthumous tribute will be held to Nuno Grande, founder and professor of ICBAS who played a decisive role in the establishment of Nursing Sciences in the institute.
The Doctoral Program in Nursing Sciences was first launched in the academic year 2009-2010, after adapting to the Bologna process. However, advanced training in Nursing Sciences has a long tradition at ICBAS since 1993, with the creation of the Master of Science in Nursing and, since 2001, with the creation of the Doctorate in Nursing Sciences.
The registration in the event is available here until October 8, 2019.
More information (including programme) here.