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Southern Hub meeting and scholarly event held in May at Bournemouth University
This event attracted existing members and nursing students interested in finding out about the society. Our Chapter president, Dr Janet Scammell, started with an update on recent and future chapter activities.
We then heard 2 excellent presentations: the first was from Dr Ian Holt from Bucks New university about how artificial intelligence can support clinical decisions in wound care. Ian presented the context of the use of technology generally in life today and then focused on the actual and potential use of artificial intelligence in the provision of health care including nursing.
This was followed by a presentation from Ashley Spriggs from Bournemouth university concerning the DEALTS2 project which is a Health Education England funded project concerning the use of simulation-based dementia education interventions in acute care settings. A lively discussion followed each presentation which certainly gave the audience considerable food for thought. The presentations were videoed and this will be uploaded onto the website in due course.
Northern hub meeting of Phi Mu Chapter 25th March 2019
This 2nd meeting of our newest hub was kindly hosted by University of Hull in the new Allan Medical Building.
The event was introduced by Prof Steve Ersser (Hub lead) and was followed by a presentation about Phi Mu Chapter and our aspirations by Dr Janet Scammell, President of the Chapter. Events coming up in May and July were shared. A discussion about the Chapter and the hub was held, including increasing membership and in particular from students.
Lesley Gratrix (University of Hull): Nursing Leadership and ward sisters in supervisory roles. Lesley shared her PhD research journey to date and her evident passion understanding this key Nurse leader role.
Dr Parveen Ali (University of Sheffield): Emerging Nurse Researcher Award 2017 - Success is a Journey and not a Destination. Parveen shared her nursing career journey to date and the challenges and strategies to maximise success.
The meeting concluded with a discussion of practicalities of managing the Northern hub and the recruitment of a steering group. Many thanks to those who volunteered!
Midlands Hub enjoy a Scholarly event in Oxford
14th Feb 2019
Northern Hub meets in York
The first Northern Hub meeting was hosted by the University of York on 9th November 2018
The first Northern Hub meeting was hosted by Steve Ersser, Roger Watson and Janet Scammell with support from the University of York. The day began with the Phi Mu Board meeting in the morning followed by a networking lunch. Presentations were given in the afternoon by Janet Scammell, Roger Watson, Paul Galdas and Sedar Sever. (Presentation slides can be found in the Phi Mu library and the video of the presentations will be made available in due course.) The day ended with discussion about how the Northern hub can be developed to best support the northern members of Phi Mu. The day was well attended and was a fantastic opportunity for members and non-members alike to network and support the work of Phi Mu in the north of England.
Phi Mu at the US Embassy, London
Adriene de Savorgnani welcomed Sigma's President Beth Baldwin Tigges and
CEO Elizabeth A. Madigan to the US Embassy, London
Phi Mu Chapter member, Adriane de Savorgnani (photo: centre), welcomed Sigma President, Beth Baldwin Tigges (left), and Chief Executive Officer, Elizabeth A. Madigan (right), to the new U.S. Embassy at Nine Elms, London, on September 27th. The officers were visiting the city for Sigma’s third annual symposium on Emerging Global Healthcare Leadership. They enjoyed lunch in the fifth floor embassy cafeteria with its sweeping views of the Thames and riverfront properties. Afterwards they toured the main building features of the “crystal cube” including artwork, gardens, open plan offices, multipurpose room and employee conveniences such as the bank, medical unit and shoppette. The embassy, which opened in January, is one of the largest in the world with over 1000 employees and 43 government agencies. It was a delight and honor to host the Sigma officers for this special visit during their stay in London.
The International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame: 2018: Phi Mu Awardee Professor Steven Ersser
The International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame recognizes nurse researchers who have achieved significant and sustained national or international recognition and whose research has improved the profession and the people it serves. Created in 2010, this award recognizes those who have achieved significant and sustained national or international recognition and whose research has improved the profession and the people it serves. To date, since its creation in 2010, Sigma has recognized 176 nurse researchers from 14 countries
In July at the Sigma International Research Congress in Melbourne, 20 nurse researchers were recognised from the USA, Canada, Australia, Taiwan, and China. This included from the UK our Phi Mu Chapter member, Steven Ersser, Professor in Clinical Nursing Research from the University of York, who was nominated by the Chapter and endorsed by national and international referees from nursing and medicine. The award was given for his sustained contribution to the field of dermatological and skin care nursing nationally and internationally and supporting others to engage in research within this field.
The awards were presented by Sigma President, Dr Beth Baldwin Tigges, who conducted interviews with each awardee on their nursing research career and views on research mentorship. She said, "Each of these Hall of Fame honourees represents a lifetime of contribution to the nursing profession." Steven is grateful for the endorsement by the Chapter and the support and collaboration from many academic and clinical colleagues over the last 30 years.
Steven is Professor in Clinical Nursing Research and Interim Deputy Head of Department for Nursing & Midwifery at the University of York.