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Posted on 07/23/2015
The theme of this year’s congress, which was hosted by le Secrétariat international des infirmières et infirmiers de l’espace francophone (SIDIIEF), was “Challenge of Chronic diseases: a call to the nurse’s expertise”.
Over the last 5 years, this congress has become a key global event for the francophone nursing community to discuss major obstacles faced in the nursing profession. This year, the event attracted nearly 2,000 participants from various locations around the world.
During the event, Véronique Thouvenot (Director of WeObservatory and the Millenia2025 Foundation) presented nursing projects highlighted by the WeObservatory, including: “Guide Clinique pour l’élaboration de plans thérapeutiques infirmiers en santé mentale” and “Guide méthodologique pour implanter la pratique Skype auprès d’une clientèle âgée”.
Click here to learn more about these projects.
At the Connecting Nurses booth, which was managed by nurse Anne Gourdon, there were many visitors welcomed including Hélène Salette (General Secretary of the SIDIIEF), Félicity Kelliher (AFDET), and Lorraine La France and Claire Babin. Lorraine and Claire were the nurses responsible for the 2014 Care Challenge project “Reducing Social Isolation for Our Residents in Long Term Care via Skype” which is a strong example of nurses empowering patients through technology.
Here are some of the key numbers of the event:
• Between 1500 & 2000 participants
• More than 30 countries represented
• More than 500 communications around the event
• Guests from varied backgrounds, including nurses, doctors, midwifes, healthcare professionals, researchers, clinic management, etc.
Thanks to everyone who came to the Connecting Nurses booth and supported us. This congress allowed us to promote the work of Connecting Nurses, Care Challenge, and WeObservatory. We are looking forward to the next congress in Bordeaux, France in 2018.