Havana, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) Delegates from 21 countries will attend the 16th Pan American Colloquium on Nursing Research to be held here with the aim of socializing the work done to improve the quality of care, the organizers confirmed.
The largest delegations come from Brazil and Mexico, informed the president of the organizing committee, Idalmis Infante, during a meeting with the accredited press, which will be held from November 5 to 9.
There will also be representatives from Spain, Portugal, Canada, the United States, Venezuela, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, El Salvador and Uruguay, among other nations.
Cuba was chosen by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to celebrate this event because it constitutes a model of primary health care (PHC), Infante said.
According to the president of the scientific committee, Lazaro Hernandez, during the conclave, which will have as its central theme: Contribution of nursing in the achievement of universal health, 815 works will be discussed, 610 in free subjects and 190 in posters.
The modalities for presenting scientific activities are: lectures, round tables and panels, Hernandez noted.
Among the issues of the forum include universal health and sustainable development objectives in the PHC, professional competence of community nursing, participatory actions in the community and the regulation of nursing practice.
Before the opening of the event, 18 international workshops will be held in the Convention Palace, the main venue of the Colloquium, the Ibero-American Center for the Elderly (Cited) and the Frank Pais Hospital.
The Colloquium is a biennial meeting of professional nursing from the America’s region which has spread to several parts of the world with the support of PAHO and the PAHO-WHO Collaborating Nursing and Midwifery Centers, the organizers stated.