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Highlights from the 4th STTI European Regional Conference
An Overview by Chapter President Dr Janet Scammell
As hopefully you all know, Phi Mu have just organised this very successful event in collaboration with Anglian Ruskin University at Cambridge. It was two years in the planning with groups of highly committed and enthusiastic members from our Chapter, the region, as well as the USA who made up the Regional, National and Local Planning Committees. My sincere thanks to all that helped, not least to Dr Les Gelling and his team of wonderful student ambassadors from Anglia Ruskin. It was great to see our plan become a reality!
What were the highlights? Well I loved all of it although felt pretty exhausted by the end, but here are just a few:
The Pre-conference Programme made a great start to the conference. After meeting colleagues form Europe at our regional meeting, we held our Chapter Induction Ceremony on the Sunday night and welcomed new members from the UK and abroad. We were privileged to have the President of the whole Sigma organisation with us, Dr Beth Baldwin-Tigges. The Welcome Reception in the courtyard of the Health Building followed the Induction. The sun was shining as we enjoyed refreshments and met new and old friends on a balmy evening in Cambridge.
The Scientific Programme was excellent. The keynote papers were presented by esteemed colleagues from USA, Norway, ICN and UK and focused upon various aspects of our conference theme Leading nursing in times of change: education, research and practice. Our presenters certainly gave us food for thought as they unpacked the context of care and nursing from their various perspectives and took a look into the future to consider some priorities moving forward. This work was complimented by the quality and range of concurrent papers, which was impressive. These were presented by nurse scholars from across the globe, not least a number by Phi Mu chapter members. The posters were also excellent, 62 in total covering a range of clinical and education topics and research methods; again several were created by Phi Mu members. Two of our members, Sue Schutz and Philip Esterhuizen won the best paper and poster prizes – many congratulations to them. If any of you who presented would like your paper/poster abstract featured on our website, please contact our webmaster, Amy Hunter A.E.Hunter1@leeds.ac.uk
The Social Programme was great too! At the Mayor of Cambridge’s reception on Monday evening, the European Recognition prizes were awarded. Then on Tuesday some of us went punting on the river Cam and then pre-dinner Pimms or sparkling wine on the lawn on the banks of the Cam on a wonderful sunny evening. It couldn’t have been more English for our overseas guests. Please don’t believe the rumour that I was spotted drinking from two glasses at the same time - no way! (Just hope there was no photographic evidence…) Moving on, the conference dinner itself was wonderful with the room decorated in Sigma colours. The buzz in the room was fantastic!
On behalf of the Board and all the planning committees, many thanks to all who took part in this conference because really it is you, the participants, that made it such a success. Please keep late May 2020 free for the next regional conference in Coimbra, Portugal.
Dr Janet Scammell
Congratulations to our new President-elect
As Phi Mu members will be aware, we have a new President-elect.
Many congratulations to Liz Westcott.
Photo: Janet Scammell, President of Phi Mu with Liz Westcott, President-elect of Phi Mu.
Hubs are coming to Phi Mu
Hubs are being introduced to Phi Mu to enable chapter members to connect at local level.
This is an exciting development in the Chapter's development and will allow better opportunities for engagement. More details to follow.
Professor Steve Ersser inducted into the Sigma Hall of Fame
Chapter Member Prof Steve Ersser has been accepted into Sigma's Hall of Fame. Steve will be formally inducted in Australia later in the year. This is a great honour and we are really pleased that Steve has been recognised for his fantastic contribution.
Steve is Professor in Clinical Nursing Research and Interim Deputy Head of Department for Nursing & Midwifery at the University of York.
Phi Mu have the best Webmaster in STTI in Jan '18
Our very own webmaster, Jennifer Kirman, has had her hard work rewarded, leading Phi Mu to be awarded website of the month for January.
Read Jennifer's blog here, explaining about how you too can become involved in Phi Mu.
Website of the Month is a prestigious STTI award. The Phi Mu website has been chosen above all other Chapter websites globally, which is a fantastic honour.
Jennifer has ensured that we now have a contemporary look to our website and that the information members receive is up-to-date and relevant. We aim to build on this success for 2018, showcasing the work of Phi Mu to other STTI members and beyond.
We wish Jennifer all the best for her upcoming leave and look forward to her return later in the year.
Sigma Biennium: Janet flies the flag for the all-England Chapter!
44th STTI Biennial Convention, Indianapolis USA, 28/10/17-1/11/17
Dr Janet Scammell: President Phi Mu Chapter and Chapter delegate at Convention
Sigma Theta Tau International 4th Biennial European Conference 2018
The Phi Mu Chapter of Sigma and Anglia Ruskin University look forward to welcoming you to Cambridge for the 4th Biennial European Conference
on 4th – 6th June 2018, in Cambridge, UK
(Welcome event evening of the 3rd June)
The theme of the event will be Leading Nursing in Times of Change: Education, Research and Practice
The programme will include a combination of concurrent sessions, posters, workshops, seminars and clinical visits to local healthcare providers. We are pleased to announce that the three keynote presentations will be delivered by Baroness Mary Watkins of Tavistock, Dr Frances Hughes (CEO, International Council of Nurses) and Professor Marit Kirkevold (Professor of Nursing, University of Oslo).
There will also be a lively social programme allowing delegates to meet and network with nurses from around the world.
Information on registration will be available shortly.
The organisers look forward to welcoming you to Cambridge in 2018. If you need any further information about the Conference please email STTIEC2018@anglia.ac.uk or call +44 1223 69 8529. See link to poster - latest_STTIEC2018_-_Poster.pdf
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