"Nursing and Midwifery responding to the Challenges of Globalization"
The week-long conference features educational sessions, visits to local Suriname health care facilities, CNO business meetings and an awards ceremony that features recognitions for Nurse of the Year Award For Professional Excellence, CNO Honorary Award, the Mavis Harney Clinical Nursing Practice Award and the Josefa Wouter Professional Organization Leadership Award.
The Keynote Address will be given by International Council of Nurses (ICN) Chief Executive Officer David Benton.
Benton took up post as Chief Executive Officer of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) on the 1st of October 2008. Immediately prior to this he worked with ICN for three years where he held the role of consultant nursing and health policy and specialized in regulation, licensing and education. He qualified as a general and mental health nurse at the then Highland College of Nursing and Midwifery in Inverness,Scotland. His MPhil research degree focused on the application of computer assisted learning to post-basic nurse education. Over the past thirty years, he has had articles published in relation to research, practice, education, leadership and policy.
The purpose of CNO is to work towards improving health of all people of the Caribbean, by promoting improvement in the standards of nursing care, and by advancing the educational, economic and professional welfare of all nurses.
CNO seeks to influence health and nursing policy regionally, and to empower the National Nurses Associations in the Caribbean to work on behalf of nurses, nursing and the peoples of the Caribbean.