Day 1 :
The Feresu Research and Training Institute, Zimbabwe
Shinga Feresu is a professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, completed her PhD in Epidemiology from The University of Michigan in 2001, USA, and Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Boston University, USA in 1995. She obtained her postgraduate degree in Nursing (Community Health Nursing Science and Nursing Education) from the University of South Africa (UNISA) in 1989. She has taught at The University of Michigan, is Contributing Faculty at Walden University, USA. Since 2010; taught at The University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA, and Indiana University School of Public Health, Bloomington USA, before migrating to South Africa November 2014. She was an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pretoria until June 2018. She is an Online Module Developer, and Instructor at the University of Johannesburg, and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Fort Hare (SA). Prof Feresu has published more than 25 papers in reputed journals and has been a peer reviewer from more than 25 journals. Prof Feresu has supervised more than 50 students in her career.
It will define of Public Health and its subsets, that is Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Health Promotion, Environmental and Occupational Health, Health Policy and Management will be discussed. The links between Public Health and Community Nursing Health Science will be explored. The role, the uses, of Public Health for Nursing, particularly for research, the effects in Southern Africa, will be explored, and comparisons with the USA will be made. The importance of the interconnection between Public Health and Community Nursing with regards MPH curricula, and dual concentration, and for Transformation of the Health systems will be articulated. It will examine how Community Health Nursing Science can have a larger share in Public health. Some emphasis will be placed on the curriculum and research using Epidemiologic and Biostatistical methods. The aim of the presentation is to put the conference in context, and to set the pace.
Central Michigan University, USA
Ari Moma is a registered nurse for 22yrs with backgrounds in mental health, drugs/alcohol detoxification, and rehabilitation. He is also a union leader, member of The New York State Nurses Association and a trustee to the union funds; also volunteers his time for political activities and a fight for social justice. He also earned a degree in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Nigeria and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from Central Michigan University.
The presentation will focus on understanding that addiction is a disease that permeates across ages, races and socio-economic status; how community nurses have assisted in its awareness, prevention (in collaboration with different agencies) and patients rehabilitation. It will also demonstrate the knowledge of the nurses in addiction by using their teaching skills, nursing process advocacy.
Sister Tammy (pty) Ltd, South Africa
Keynote: Inspired Nurses
Time : 11:30-12:20
Tammy Sinek started her training at Johannesburg General Hospital 1982. Nursing sister 1982-1985, then took a senior post as charge sister Eye unit 1986, wanting to achieve more knowledge she did her Midwifery 1987-1988. She soon moved into Charge sister post in cold Orthopaedics 1989-1990. In 1999, through popular demand and she became Corporate team build facilitator building 54 corporate team. After 16 years she returned to Nursing as a plastic Surgeons assistant in 2009, where she was exposed to really supplying customer service excellence, and during these years, started her own company Sister Tammy (pty) ltd in October 2015, to inspire nurses around the world.
Nation road show titled: “The Nurse TV” Program is intended to inspire nurses of all levels to excel in their performances, showing innovation in nursing is exciting and necessary to improve the care that is delivered. The nurses are the most vital link, connecting doctors’ orders and the patient’s recovery. The intention is to boost the nurse and inspire them to achieve great things in their career.
Talks are fast. To the point, filled with anecdotes and stories, reflecting the days in the life of a nurse, It gives inspire innovation and customer service excellence, shaping them into great brand ambassadors for your hospital.
The Topics in the talk are:
- How to excel
- Being action oriented
- Service to the sick
- Facilitation of the healing process
- Smart and instant patient/client relationships
- How to build your personal brand