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Nursing co-hosts East Asian Forum of Nursing Scholars Conference 2021
Nursing co-hosts East Asian Forum of Nursing Scholars Conference 2021

By: Vicente Santos

05/04/2021

By: Vicente Santos

05/04/2021

15-16 April 2021

The College of Nursing (CON) of Our Lady of Fatima University (OLFU) co-hosted the East Asian Forum of Nursing Scholars (EAFONS) Conference 2021, which was virtually held last April 15 and 16, 2021.

With the theme “Doctoral Nursing Education in the Changing Health Landscape,” this year’s EAFONS was attended by more than 3,000 nurse scholars, academicians, and leaders from all over the East Asia region. Its objectives are as follows: (1) “State implications on the status and future directions of doctoral nursing education globally and in the East Asian Region”; (2) “Derive insights from the challenges and innovations in nursing education, research and leadership in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic”; (3) “ٚIdentify researches, employing different research methodologies, that are responsive to health care and nursing issues in the East Asia Region.”

Sponsored by the University of the Philippines Manila and hosted via the WHOVA app, the 24th International EAFONS Conference featured a stellar lineup of plenary speakers and experts, namely: Sheila Bonito, DrPH, MAN, RN, Dean of the University of the Philippines College of Nursing and EAFONS 2021 Conference Chair; Carmencita Padilla, MD, FPPS, MAHPS, Chancellor of the University of the Philippines Manila; Mari Ikeda, PhD, RN, PHN, EAFONS Chair and Professor at Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Japan; Karen Morin, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, Professor Emerita at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Past President of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing; and Lian-Hua Huang, PhD, RN, FAAN, Member of the Board of Directors of the International Council of Nurses, Chief Executive Officer of the Nursing Department of the China Medical University Hospital in Taichung, Taiwan, and Emeritus Professor at the National Taiwan University.

CON’s very own Dean Maria Luisa T. Uayan took part in the Virtual Oral Paper Presentation with her work, “Organizational resilience as basis for future-proofing nursing institutions” under the Nursing Leadership and Management segment.

OLFU likewise participated in the WHOVA app’s Virtual Marketplace which allowed different universities from the region to introduce their institutions and interact with the delegates.