Mangaluru, Jan 28, 2020: International symposium on "The Future of Nursing : Leading Change, Advancing Health " was organized by Nitte usha Institute of Nursing Sciences( Nitte (Deemed to be University) in association with Ulster University and ISDC( International Skill Development Corporation) on 27th January 2020 at New Auditorium, A. B.Shetty Memorial Institute Of Dental Sciences, Deralakatte Mangalore.
This symposium was conducted in honour of the 200th Birth Anniversary of Florence Nightingale. Prof. Carol Curran, Executive Dean, Ulster University was the chief guest and Dr. Harsha Halahalli, Curriculum director, Nitte (Deemed to be university) presided over the function. Dr. Carol spoke about the vision of Ulster University and also highlighted on the importance of OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) in nursing education. Dr. Harsha Halahalli spoke about the vision of Nitte (Deemed to be University) and also mentioned that credit based , outcome based and skill based learning is needed in nursing Education and research should be the priority to strengthen the doctoral program in Nitte University. Faculty of Ulster University Prof. Sonja McIlfatric, Deirdre O ’Donnell’, Dr. Pauline Black and Mr. Paul Quinn were present during the program. Mrs. Hepsy Thomas welcomed the gathering, Dr. (Prof) Fatima D’silva, Principal, NUINS proposed the vote of thanks. Mrs. Cleeta pinto compered the program.
Bio-Medical Waste Management-Present Status and Future directions at K.S.Hegde Hospital
A one-day awareness program on “Bio-Medical Waste Management-Present Status and Future directions” in association with District administration and KSPCB was conducted for faculty of medical, nursing and biomedical professionals of medical institution in and around Mangalore region on 24th January, 2020 in the new auditorium, ABSMIDS, Derelakatte.
The workshop was inaugurated by Smt. Sindhu B. Rupesh, Deputy Commissioner, DK. Dr. M. Ramakrishna Rao, the District Health Officer, DK was guest of honour, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Nitte Deemed to be University, Prof. Dr. Satheesh Kumar Bhandary presided the function. Sri K. Keerthi Kumar, Environmental Officer, KSPCB, Mangalore introduced the theme of the awareness program to the gathering.
He stressed on the need for disposal of biomedical waste in Mangalore city as per the stipulated regulations. Prof. Dr. Srinikethan G, Director, Technical Research welcomed the participants. Prof. Dr. Smitha Hegde, proposed the vote of thanks. Ms. Sumita Chowta was the MC. Dr. Shalini Pradeep, Professor, Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, Major Dr. Shivkumar Hiremath, Medical Superintendent were the resource persons. Dr. H. Lakshmikantha, Environmental Officer, KSPCB, Karwar, spoke on BMW rules 2016, Management & Handling. A panel discussion followed, with active participation of the audience on clarifications of certain regulations regarding medical waste disposals. The program was attended by over 500 registered participants from over 50 medical institutions.