King Khalid University, Media Center
Under the auspices of His Royal Highness Prince Faisal Bin Khalid Bin Abdul Aziz, Asir Province Prince, His Excellency King Khalid University President Abdulrahman Bin Hamid Al-Dawood inaugurates today the 1st Nursing Conference under the title( Nursing at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Sciences and Profession between Challenges and Solutions) at 7:00 o’clock p.m. in Asir Hall, Abha Palace Hotel.
The conference aims at focusing on a number of pillars; Nursing education at the university, recognizing problems and challenges that face nursing as a profession at governmental and private sectors in addition to the latest in the field of nursing sciences. The conference will include six scientific sessions distributed on two days. There are international speakers from the United States, Australia, Bahrain, Jordan, Egypt besides a number of specialists and academics from the Saudi universities and health sectors.
On the margin of the conference, there is a themed exhibition a lot of governmental health entities will take part in in order to show their activities and programs. Also, a number of students will participate in organizing conference sessions in addition to Measurements of pressure, sugar levels and weight for those who attend the conference and desire to do so and there will be two corners one for men and the other for women. Another group of students will participate in the conference different organizational committees.
On her side, Girls’ study Media Center Dean and the Chief of the scientific committee of the conference Dr, Shonyfa Bint Mohamed Al-Qarni expressed her happiness in Asir Prince’s sponsorship to the activities of the conference which is expected to be the thrust to exert our best efforts to let it succeed. She pointed at receiving a lot of scientific posts which achieve the goals of the conference. She said, " We received 116 posts, we accepted 66 which have scientific quality distributed into 33 presentations and 33 scientific posters."
It is worth mentioning that the conference will provide participants with 20 continuous medical education hours accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialities.
On her side, Nursing College Vice President Dr. Adlia Tawfeeq clarified that the conference aims at exchanging experiences among participating colleges and countries. She said, " The conference will be the first step towards recognizing the importance of nursing profession in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and so participating countries. It will be like the backbone on which all who work in heath field in general and nursing in particular can depend on."
Furthermore, Nursing Associate Professor Dr. Hala Gabr expressed her happiness in organizing such conference and said," We found great enthusiasm from the students to take part in this conference." She added, " They, the students, participated with scientific researches." Mashal Al-Asmari, a student from the 6th level, Nursing College and participating in the conference clarified that arranging such conferences will definitely help us in our profession as nurses.