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OLFU excels at Penkabaru International Conference
OLFU excels at Penkabaru International Conference

By: Vicente Santos

11/17/2014

By: Vicente Santos

11/17/2014

Delegates from the College of Nursing have participated at the 2014 Riau International Nursing Conference held at Hotel Arayaduta in Penkabaru, Indonesia last November 13-14, 2014.  The School of Nursing of Universitas Riau headed by Prof. Erwin M. Kep has organized the event.

The university team spearheaded by the Research Development and Innovation Center Director, Mr. Michael Joseph Diño, is composed of Ms. Jenica Ana Rivero (Assistant Director), Mr. Clarence Concepcion (College of Nursing Research Coordinator), Ms. Virginia Alararilla (Dean, College of Nursing, Antipolo), Ms. Carol San Diego (Faculty), and Ms. Lorna Ruanto (Faculty). Director Diño delivers an invitational lecture at selected students at Universitas Riau School of Nursing a day before the conference.

According to the Conference Chairperson, Ms. Febriana Sabrian, BSN, MPH, “The conference aims to shed lights on the new evidence that will help nurse reflect on their own practices and encourage them to make continuous improvement in order to fulfill and exceed the needs of their stakeholders.” Dubbed as the first of its kind in Penkabaru, the theme of the conference centers on Evidence-based Practice. Highlights of the event include plenary sessions from Prof. Rick Kwan (Polytechnic University of Hongkong), Dr. Agung Waluyo (Indonesia), Prof. Zahrah Saad (MAHSA University, Malaysia), Dr. Gabriel Culbert (USA), and Prof. Michael Joseph Diño (Our Lady of Fatima University, Philippines).

The OLFU team has actively participated in the various competitions and sessions: (1) Ms. Rivero facilitated the morning plenary session in day one, (2) Ms. San Diego, Ms. Alarilla, and Ms Ruanto presented research posters, while (4) Ms. Rivero and Mr. Concepcion have joined the oral research sessions. Mr. Concepcion and Ms. Alarilla earned the best oral and mural research presentations, respectively.

The university participation to this event is in response to the goal of the university research center to create a difference by fostering strong partnerships and collaborations, and share research outcomes to the global community