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VOICES Bi-Monthly Magazine of the University of Technology, Jamaica |

August - September 2017



wide cross-section of the nursing and midwifery community attended the 3rd Biennial Nursing and Midwifery conference hosted by the Caribbean

School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences from Thursday, August 10 to Friday, August 11, 2017 at the Knutsford Hotel in Kingston. The

conference was held under the theme, “Conquering new frontiers in health care delivery through Nursing and Midwifery Research” and highlighted

the importance of research in influencing practice and policy in the nursing and midwifery professions.

The Conference comprised five scientific sessions which highlighted current research and examined a breadth of issues in nursing care, nursing education

and their potential impact on the health sector.

At the opening session of the Conference, Professor Carol Baxter CBE, Principal Research Fellow, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial

College, London, delivered the keynote address. Other speakers at the opening session included:-

• Professor Stephen Vasciannie, CD, President, UTech, Jamaica

• Dr. Janet Campbell-Shelly, Dean, College of Health Sciences,

• Mrs. Janet Coore-Farr, President of the Nurses Association,

• Dr. Andrea Pusey-Murray, Senior Lecturer, Caribbean School of Nursing and Conference Chair

• Mrs. Shirley Newby-Hibbert, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer

COHS Hosts Successful 3


Biennial Nursing and

Midwifery Conference

In discussion at the Opening Ceremony for the College of Health Sciences’ 3rdInternational Biennial Nursing and Midwifery Conference. Prof. Carol Baxter CBE (right),

Principal Research Fellow, Department of Public Health, Imperial College, London and keynote speaker engages Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, CD, President, UTech, Ja. and

Dr. Adella Campbell, Head, Caribbean School of Nursing. The two-day conference was held from August 10 – 11, 2017 at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston.